Wednesday 7 October 2009
It was Wednesday, 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.
On TV people were watching Meet the Natives USA.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Boom Blox Bash Party or The Punisher: No Mercy.
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- The 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz, and Ada E. Yonath, ampquotfor studies of the structure and function of the ribosomeampquot. (Nobel Foundation)
- European Union leaders again warn the Czech Republic of the costs which will be imposed by the further delaying of the Lisbon Treaty. (RTÉ)
- The discovery of a new ring around Saturn is announced. (NASA)
- The Somali junior Defence Minister Youssuf Mohamed Siad, mistakenly detained in Uganda yesterday, is released. (AFP)
- Typhoon Melor, forecast to be the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan for a decade, approaches the country. (euronews)
- The opposition in Guinea urges Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, head of the ruling junta, to resign. (CBC)
- A Saudi man, Mazen Abdul-Jawad, is sentenced to five years imprisonment and 1,000 lashes after bragging about sex on a TV talk show. (IOL)
- Burmese National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets for a second time with the ruling junta after her offer to lobby for nations to lift sanctions on the country. (''New Light of Myanmar'')
- Somali pirates attack the French Navy replenishment tanker ''Somme'' (A631) in error, believing it to be a cargo ship. (''The Times'')
- More than a million people are affected in one of the worst droughts to affect Syria in decades. (BBC)
- Taiwan's National Palace Museum refuses to display two artifacts stolen from China 150 years ago. (AFP)
- The Constitutional Court of Italy overturns a law offering Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi immunity from prosecution while in office, ruling it unconsitutional. (Al Jazeera)
- Ambassadors from Ireland and Uganda, along with the Sudanese minister overseeing negotiations, visit Al-Fashir in a renewed effort to win the freedom of aid workers Sharon Cummins and Hilda Kawuki, kidnapped since 3 July. (RTÉ)
- A 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Vanuatu, followed 15 minutes later by a 7.3 magnitude aftershock. A tsunami warning is issued. (USGS)
- ''The Red Book'' by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung is displayed for the first time in public. (BBC)
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