Monday 8 June 2009
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas.
The Hangover, directed by Todd Phillips, 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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Which were the important events of 8 June 2009 ?
- Saint Sabinianus, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Puy]
- World Ocean Day.
- Saint Audomar, bishop of ThTrouanne, confessor (Translation day)
- Saint Elphege, bishop, martyr (Translation day)
- Saint Marius, hermit [GTZ: Clermont]
- Trojecia, virgin (at Rodez)
- Roman Empire - second day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta.
- Blessed Chlodulph, bishop of Metz
- Blessed Gildard, bishop of Rouen, confessor
- Blessed Maximinus, bishop of Aix en Provence
- Blessed William, bishop of York, confessor
- Blessed Syra of Ireland, virgin
- Syria, virgin (at Troyes)
- saint Medard, bishop of Noyon, confessor [common]
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- At least 18 factory workers are killed when their bus collides with a truck in the Nile Delta, Egypt. (''Irish Examiner'')
- Lloyds Banking Group repay £2.56 billion to Her Majesty's Government to compensate for partial nationalisation on 19 January 2009. (''Times'')
- The Supreme Court of the United States stays the sale of Chrysler to Fiat in ''Indiana State Police Pension Trust v. Chrysler''. (Bloomberg)
- Four men, including Real Irish Republican Army members Michael McKevitt and Colm Murphy, are declared responsible for the bombing of Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, in 1998. (RTÉ)
- The Minister of State for Farming and the Environment, Jane Kennedy, announces her resignation from the Government of the United Kingdom. (BBC)
- Pope Benedict XVI is reportedly ampquotvisibly upsetampquot after hearing the findings of Ireland's Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse. (RTÉ)
- Gabonese President Omar Bongo dies of a heart attack at age 73. (BBC)
- Two American journalists are found guilty of illegally entering North Korea and sentenced to 12 years of penal labour. (Sky News)
- North Korea restricts access to the Sea of Japan, near Wonsan, from June 10–30, possibly indicating future missile testing. (AFP via News Limited)
- Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans, Louisiana, is quarantined in Shanghai, China, after a passenger on his flight from the United States was diagnosed with A(H1N1) influenza. (BBC)
- European Union's parliamentary elections:
- The centre-right European People's Party increases its plurality. (BBC)
- Libertas Institute leader Declan Ganley announces his intention to retire from politics. (RTÉ)
- In a referendum held alongside European Parliament elections, voters in Denmark agreed to change their Acts of Succession to eliminate male preference in their line of succession. (AAP via TV New Zealand)
- The third acid attack since December 2008 occurs in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. (''The Standard'')
- Apple Inc. debuts the third generation of its iPhone line, iPhone 3GS at Worldwide Developers Conference 2009. (Apple website)
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