Wednesday 8 July 2009
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas.
[Rec], directed by Jaume Balaguer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while New Moon by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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- Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
- Feast day of Saint Kilian
- Feast day of Saint Grimbald
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- The European Commission fines GDF Suez and E.ON €553nbspmillion each over arrangements on the MEGAL pipeline. (Reuters)
- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il makes a rare public appearance to mark the 15th anniversary of his father's death. (''The Times'')
- The 35th G8 Summit begins in L'Aquila, Italy. (CNN)
- July 2009 Ürümqi riots
- Chinese President Hu Jintao leaves the 35th G8 Summit and returns to Beijing to deal with the ongoing riots in Ürümqi. (BBC)
- Turkey is to ask the United Nations Security Council to discuss ways to end the violence in Xinjiang. (Reuters)
- Debris and bodies from Yemenia Flight 626, which crashed off the Comoros in the Indian Ocean, wash up on Mafia Island, Tanzania. (BBC)
- Indonesians go to the polls for the first round of the presidential election. (Al Jazeera)
- President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is projected to win a second term. (''Jakarta Post'')
- Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's trial on sodomy charges of engaging in sexual intercourse with a male aide is delayed after his main defence lawyer falls ill. (BBC)
- July 2009 Mindanao bombings
- The UN Development Program suspends feeding operations for Mindanao refugees. (''GMA News'')
- Increased security, particularly in Manila, leads many to speculate the return of martial law. (''Philippine Daily Inquirer'')
- Strikes by 70,000 workers in South Africa halt work on the World Cup 2010 stadiums. (AFP)
- South Korea says North Korea is behind a number of cyber attacks on the websites of government agencies, banks and businesses in South Korea and the United States. (''The Times'')
- Exiled Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and interim President Roberto Micheletti agree to talks under mediation by Costa Rica. (''The Guardian'')
- Iran says two thirds of protesters have already been released and another 100 will be freed in the aftermath of the disputed presidential election. (Reuters)
- Germany defends its response to the stabbing of pregnant Egyptian Marwa El-Sherbini, saying Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet the Egyptian President to discuss the affair. (''The Irish Times'')
- Four Rio Tinto executives accused of espionage are detained by Chinese Authorities amid iron ore negotiations. (News.com.au)
- Two car bombs blow up in Mosul, the second of them killing at least nine people. (BBC)
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