Wednesday 8 August 2007
It was Wednesday, 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 Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston.
In UK The Way I Are by Timbaland featuring Doe & Keri Hilson was in the top 5 hits.
Stardust, directed by Matthew Vaughn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Monkey Life.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing 3DiTeams or BlackSite: Area 51.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
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- Joybubbles: A notable phone phreak.
- The Space Shuttle Endeavour is successfully launched on mission STS-118.
- An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York State, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.
- A British Army helicopter crashes near the Catterick Garrison army base in Yorkshire causing at least two deaths. (BBC)
- Tropical Storm Pabuk causes deadly landslides in the Philippines before hitting Taiwan causing power cuts. This comes after floods from another tropical storm kill 34 in central Vietnam. (Reuters via Washington Post)
- Street gunbattles continue for a third successive day in Port Harcourt, Nigeria as part of a criminal turf war. (Reuters via CNN)
- ''Endeavour'' lifts off from Kennedy Space Center for the STS-118 assembly mission of the International Space Station. (CNN)
- Nouri al-Maliki, the Prime Minister of Iraq, visits Iran to seek co-operation in reducing the level of violence. (AP via Forbes)
- Authorities tighten security on the site of the I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapse following the arrest of 16 people for trespass and hindering investigations. (CNN)
- Powers Fasteners, the company that supplied the epoxy blamed for the Big Dig ceiling collapse in Boston, Massachusetts is indicted on a manslaughter charge. (AP via the Guardian)
- A United States raid and air strike on a Shiite militant base in Sadr City results in 32 deaths. (New York Times)
- A third outbreak of foot and mouth disease has been discovered in southern England but a ban of sending animals to slaughter is lifted in most of the country. (Reuters via News Limited)
- Two fossils found in Kenya challenge existing views of human evolution by showing that ''Homo erectus'' and ''Homo habilis'' lived side by side in eastern Africa for half a million years. (New York Times)
- An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 hits Jakarta, Indonesia. (Sky)
- 2007 South Asian floods: Fresh round of floods hits Gujarat, India. People make trains at railway stations their homes in Bihar. Many places inaccessible by road or rail.
- In Germany the labour court of Nuremberg prohibited the strike prepared by the ''Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivführer'' (GDL), which was to be the largest in 15 years. According to the ''Deutsche Bahn'' train company, the strike was prohibited because of the heavy tribute which would have been paid by the national economy (BBC).
- Two people killed and several injured as a bomb hidden in a bicycle parked at a police station explodes at Jorhat, Assam, India
- The Pakistani government claims to have killed at least 10 pro-Taliban militants in North Waziristan. (BBC)
- China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region celebrates its 60th Anniversary. Chinese Vice-President Zeng Qinghong visits its capital, Hohhot, and participates in a series of large celebration events. (CCTV International)
- China sends investigators to investigate illegally-built government offices in 30 provinces. (ABC)
- The Reserve Bank of Australia raises interest rates to 6.5%, the highest level in Australia since 1996. (News Limited and AAP)
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