Tuesday 6 October 2009
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas.
Couples Retreat, directed by Peter Billingsley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
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- Judaism - Fast of Gedalia (2005)
- Egypt - National Day or Victory Day; celebrates the results of the October war in 1973
- U.S. - German-American Day observed since 1987; Mad Hatter Day
- French Republican Calendar - �ne (Donkey) Day, fifteenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Ireland - Ivy Day, formerly honoring the Irish revolutionary Padraig Pearse, commemmorates the death of Charles Stewart Parnell.
- Also see October 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Bruno, St Faith
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- Douglas Campbell: Canadian educator and politician 13th Premier of Manitoba (d. 1995).
- An ampquotindustry-wide phishing schemeampquot targets sites such as Google, Hotmail, Yahoo! and AOL, with passwords posted online and more than a quarter of a million accounts at risk. (''The Guardian'')
- Madagascar's political rivals agree on cabinet posts in a unity government the President is Andry Rajoelina, the Vice-President is Emmanuel Rakotovahiny, and the Prime Minister is Eugene Mangalaza. (Reuters)
- Ireland's Ceann Comhairle John O'Donoghue announces his resignation following a controversy over his expenses claims. (''The Irish Times'')
- One of the most wanted suspects involved in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, Idelphonse Nizeyimana, is arrested in the Ugandan capital Kampala. (Press TV)
- Charles K. Kao, Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith win the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for the achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication and for the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit – the CCD sensor. (''The Guardian'')
- Typhoon Parma makes landfall at Luzon, the Philippines. (ABS-CBN)
- The death toll from floods in the southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka rises to 269, with a further 1.5 million people homeless. (AFP)
- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe calls for improved relations with ampquothostileampquot countries at the opening of Parliament. (ZimOnline)
- Hilary Mantel's ''Wolf Hall'' wins the 2009 Man Booker Prize. (''The Guardian'')
- Somalia's State Minister for Defence Sheikh Yusuf Mohammad Siad is detained by security forces in Uganda. Siad's detention was originally reported as a kidnapping. (France 24)
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