Saturday 6 January 2007
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Irreplaceable by Beyonce.
Children of Men, directed by Alfonso Cuarn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while For One More Day by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books.
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- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
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- An overnight storm knocked out power to thousands in the Vancouver and Victoria area. The storm also uprooted trees in Stanley Park, and filled BC Place with water after the roof tore open a day earlier. (CTV.ca)
- The Sunday Times (UK) reports that Israel has drawn up plans to possibly destroy Iran's uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons in the event that U.S. intervention does not occur, and non-nuclear strikes are ruled out. Iran has responded saying that ampquotanyone who attacks will regret their actions very quickly.ampquot Israel denies such plans were made. (Haaretz)
- A second bus bomb in Sri Lanka, this time near the tourist resort of Hikkaduwa has killed at least 15 and injured dozens more. The Sri Lankan government declared the Tamil Tigers responsible, but the rebel group is denying involvement. (The Asian Tribune)
- At least 40 people have died in a bus crash in Comilla, Bangladesh. (The Telegraph)
- Nine bound and gagged bodies are found in grave in Uruapan, Michoacan state, Mexico. Drug gangs are suspected. (BBC News)
- Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder and billionaire has joined the ampquotbudget space raceampquot with a test burn of the Blue Origin passenger rocket, the New Shepard. (The Guardian)
- The eastern United States enjoyed record high temperatures, including 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 Celsius) in New York City. (Bloomberg)
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