Thursday 6 August 2009
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, directed by Stephen Sommers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while New Moon by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The WiseGuys.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing All Star Cheer Squad 2 or Anipang.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 6 August 2009 ?
- 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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- Rosa Gumataotao Rios takes the oath of office as 43rd US Treasurer.
- 64th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings
- Japan calls for a nuclear-weapons-free world as it marks 64 years since Hiroshima was hit in the world's first atomic bomb attack. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Up to 50,000 people, including officials and visitors from countries around the world, attend a memorial service in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park built directly below the point where the bomb exploded. (Xinhua)
- Speaking at the ceremony, Mayor of Hiroshima Tadatoshi Akiba supports a call by United States President Barack Obama for the abolition of nuclear weapons. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- The Japanese Government agrees to set up a compensation fund for 300 survivors of the atomic bombings. (ABC)
- Supporters of Iran's opposition leader, Mir-Hossein Mousavi, battle riot police as they hoot horns and take to the streets of Tehran shouting ampquotDeath to the dictatorampquot. (BBC)
- An Indian court sentences to death three people for carrying out bombings that killed more than 50 people in Mumbai in 2003. (''The New York Times'')
- Malagasy crisis talks resume between interim leader Andry Rajoelina, ousted president Marc Ravalomanana and former presidents Didier Ratsiraka and Albert Zafy in Maputo, Mozambique. (IOL)
- New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key says he believes Fiji’s self-appointed Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama has given up on the Pacific Islands Forum. (RNZI)
- Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia express concerns whilst Peru supports a planned accord by Colombian President Álvaro Uribe to allow United States troops to use several bases. Venezuela announces trade measures against Colombia. (BBC)
- Brazil returns 1.500 tonnes of syringes, condoms and dirty nappies which were sent from the United Kingdom. (MercoPress)
- Micro-blogging website Twitter is knocked offline by a distributed denial-of-service attack targetted at a Georgian blogger. (BBC)
- South African photographer Neil Hartmann, accused of documenting Namibia's annual seal cull, is detained without charge for nearly seven hours less than a month after the arrest of two journalists. (IOL)
- A company manager claims that an 77-day occupation of a car plant by hundreds of laid-off workers in South Korea has come to an end. (BBC)
- Japan's first jury trial for more than 60 years ends with a man in his 70s being sentenced to 15 years in prison for murder. (''The New York Times'')
- Hundreds of panic-stricken people queue at hospitals in Pune, India, to be tested for swine flu following the first death from the disease in that country. (BBC)
- The Iraqi cabinet agrees a draft law to restrict smoking in public places and ban tobacco advertising. (BBC)
- President Jacob Zuma names Sandile Ngcobo as Chief Justice of South Africa. (''Mail Guardian'')
- Sonia Sotomayor is confirmed by the United States Senate as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, replacing David Souter. (CNN)
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