Friday 6 February 2009
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to My Life Would Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson.
He's Just Not That Into You, directed by Ken Kwapis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinne was one of the best selling books.
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- Bob Marley Day in Rastafarianism (Jamaica and Ethiopia)
- Waitangi Day (National Holiday) in New Zealand
- Sami National Day (known as Lapps; in Finland and Scandinavia)
- Saint Amandus, Apostle of the Franks
- Saint Vedastus (+540)
- Saint Dorothea, patron saint of florists
- Saint Paul Miki
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- Kyrgyzstan decides to shut a U.S. air base in Manas, used as an important staging post for U.S. forces fighting in Afghanistan.
- Sweden ends its moratorium on the construction of nuclear power plants. (''Financial Times'')
- The United States Food and Drug Administration approves ATryn, the first drug made using genetically engineered animals. (Reuters)
- Late 2000s recession:
- U.S. President Barack Obama creates the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. (ABC News)
- The U.S. economy lost 598,000 jobs during January 2009, with unemployment rising to 7.6 percent. (''New York Times'')
- Canada's economy lost 129,000 jobs during January 2009, an all-time record, with unemployment rising to 7.2 percent. (AP via Google News)
- Bankruptcies in the United Kingdom rose during 2008 by 50 percent to an all-time high. (ABC News Australia)
- California's Alliance Bank and Georgia's FirstBank are closed, raising the number of 2009 U.S. bank failures to eight. (Reuters)
- Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan is released from house arrest in Islamabad. (BBC)
- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits Iraq to meet with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. (AFP via Google News)
- Sri Lanka's government refuses to negotiate with the Tamil Tigers at what it calls a ampquotcrucial and final stageampquot of the ongoing civil war. (Sky News)
- Russia's government will allow the U.S. Armed Forces to ship nonlethal equipment to Afghanistan through Russian territory. (''International Herald Tribune'')
- Somali pirates will release the MV ''Blue Star'' and her crew of 28 Egyptians upon receiving a ransom. (''Melbourne Herald Sun'') amp!-- Be careful when playing with the synopsis for this one the two sources have major differences between them --amp
- The USS ''Port Royal'' runs aground off Hawaii. (Inquisitr)
- Chief Minister of Perak, Malaysia, Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin is forcibly removed from office and threatens legal action. (BBC)
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu will help establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the Solomon Islands. (Radio Australia)
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