Monday 6 August 2007
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican).
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston.
In UK The Way I Are by Timbaland featuring Doe & Keri Hilson was in the top 5 hits.
Stardust, directed by Matthew Vaughn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Monkey Life.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Age of Chivalry or Capcom Puzzle World.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Jamaica - Independence Day
- Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
- St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
- St. Juatus
- St. Pastor
- Bolivia - Independence Day
- United Arab Emirates - H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan's Accession Day
- Japan - Toro Nagashi (Hiroshima) - Floating lantern ceremony to honor those killed by the U.S. atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
- St. Xystus/Sixtus
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- Zsolt Daczi: Hungarian guitarist (Omen, Bikini) (d. 2007).
- American Home Mortgage files for bankruptcy.
- The Crandall Canyon Mine in Emery County, Utah collapses, trapping six miners.
- Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer gave a mandate to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to form his second cabinet following a landslide victory for the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the general elections. (Turkish Daily News)
- Mexico and Brazil sign an agreement on developing technology for oil and natural gas exploration and exploitation involving co-operation between Pemex and Petrobras. (AP via IHT)
- The Lebanese government claim that the police have killed Abu Hureira, the second in command of Fatah al-Islam. (AP via Forbes)
- Trinidad Chief Magistrate Sherman McNicolls orders the extradition of three men to the United States to face charges of involvement in a terrorist attack on John F. Kennedy Airport. (New York Times)
- United States District Court judge Ronald Whyte strikes down a California law aiming to prohibit minors from buying or renting violent videogames on First Amendment grounds. (IGN)
- An Arizona judge rules that that a United States Border Patrol agent Nicholas Corbett must stand trial for murder for shooting dead a Mexican immigrant. (Reuters)
- The United States Food and Drug Administration approves Pfizer's AIDS drug Selzentry. (Reuters via National Post)
- 50 feared dead when a boat carrying 130 passengers overturned in the midstream of River Ganges in Bihar, India.
- Five members of the Iraqiya coalition led by former Prime Minister of Iraq Ayad Allawi suspend their participation in the current Cabinet led by Nouri al-Maliki. (BBC)
- NASA reports that three galaxies the size of the Milky Way are colliding with another galaxy three times the size of the Milky Way in cluster CL0958+4702. The eventual galaxy could be up to ten times the size of the Milky Way. (BBC)
- A second case of foot and mouth disease is reported in Surrey, England resulting in the culling of more cattle. (AFP via ABC News Australia)
- Six miners are trapped in a coal mine 15 miles west of Huntington, Utah. A 3.9 to 4.5 (Reuters)
- Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina files petitions challenging government move to try her in connection with an extortion case.
- North Korea and South Korea exchange gun fire over the border, the first such incident in a year. (CNN)
- A truck bomb in Tal Afar in northern Iraq kills at least 25 people and destroys 10 homes. (Reuters)
- Sir Michael Somare's National Alliance Party forms a coalition with six partners which will be the next government of Papua New Guinea. (Radio New Zealand)
- Flooding in Lagos, Nigeria, leads to thousands of people being forced from their homes and six people going missing. (Reuters via Press TV)
- Japan marks the 62nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. (Reuters via Washington Post)
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