Sunday 6 December 2009
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Empire State Of Mind by Jay-Z.
The Lovely Bones, directed by Peter Jackson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Under the Dome by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
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- Spain - Constitution Day
- Belgium and the Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas, a day on which a skinny version of Santa Claus gives the children oranges, candy and toys.
- Finland - Finland Independence Day (from Russia, 1917)
- Canada - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
- Also see December 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Saint Nicholas
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- Flamengo wins its sixth Brazilian national football title, following a 2-1 win over Grêmio in the last round of 2009 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. (Globo)
- Restrictions on internet access and foreign media are put in place ahead of the Student's Day in Iran, as former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani urges ampquotfreedomampquot in the country. (AP)
- There are violent riots and protests in Athens between police and protesters as the city commemorates the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos by a police officer. (''The Guardian'')
- The opposition Democratic Progressive Party in Taiwan makes large gains in local elections against the Kuomintang. (''Daily Telegraph'')
- Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom firmly warns newspaper editors in a letter to cease publication of personal pictures of the British Royal Family after years of being ampquothoundedampquot by paparazzi. (ABC News)
- An HIV-positive man is accused of attempting to intentionally infect his wife with the virus, the first case of its kind in New Zealand. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- Voters in Bolivia go to the polls for a general election with exit polls indicating that the President of Bolivia Evo Morales has won. (AFP)
- Romanians take part in the 2nd round of a presidential election. (AP)
- Legislative elections take place in Comoros. (AFP)
- Archaeologists discover evidence of mass cannibalism in Europe during the Neolithic period at a 7,000 year old burial site in Germany. (BBC)
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