Thursday 7 August 2008
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry.
Tropic Thunder, directed by Ben Stiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008
while Twilight by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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- Bernie Brillstein: American talent agent/manager and producer (Born 1931).
- Georgia launches a military offensive against South Ossetia to counter the alleged Russian invasion, starting the South Ossetia War.
- Salim Hamdan, Osama Bin Laden's former driver, is sentenced to 66 months in prison for war crimes. (''The New York Times'')
- The New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo reaches a $7 billion settlement with Citigroup to buy back auction rate securities from about 40,000 clients throughout the United States. (AP via Google News)
- The Mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick is ordered to go to jail for violating the terms of his bond for an ongoing perjury trial. (NPR)
- Claims for unemployment benefits in the United States rise to 455,000, the highest level since March 2002. (''USA Today'')
- The leaders of the 2008 Mauritanian coup d'état promise to hold elections as soon as possible. (Xinhua)
- Georgian-Ossetian conflict:
- Georgian and separatist South Ossetian forces have exchanged fire again near the town of Tskhinvali, wounding up to 20 people, officials say. (BBC News)
- The National Olympic Committee officially announces Durban, South Africa will be the host city of the 123rd IOC Session. (Hong Kong Government Press Release)
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