Friday 10 August 2007
It was Friday, 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.
Superbad, directed by Greg Mottola, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
- Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
- Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
- St. Deusdedit
- Ancient Latvia - Labrenca Diena held
- St. Blaan
- Beau Jones: English noted family member, he is the son of Emma Bunton, former Spice Girl, and her partner Jade Jones, also a musician.
- The US Federal Reserve announces it would lend banks as much cash as necessary to keep money markets operating smoothly.
- Novell wins the rights to the copyrights for Unix from the SCO Group in SCO v. Novell decided in the United States District Court in Utah. (Computer World)
- A storm system comprising at least three tornadoes sweeps across northern Ohio, killing a woman in Marion, Ohio and leaving thousands without power. (AP via the Cincinnati Post)
- Francisco Chaviano, a prominent opponent of Fidel Castro's regime in Cuba, is released from prison after 13 years (of a 15 year sentence) for allegedly revealing state secrets. (AP via the Washington Post)
- The New York Police Department increases security in Manhattan and in bridges and tunnels as a result of an ampquotunverified radiological threatampquot. (Reuters via MSNBC)
- The Bush administration announces tougher penalties for companies that hire illegal immigrants. (BBC)
- Colombian general Hernando Perez Molina is relieved of his command of the Third Division based in western Colombia. Several officers in his command are accused of collaborating with the Norte del Valle cocaine cartel. (AP via International Herald Tribune)
- Three construction workers are killed installing equipment at a coal mine in southwestern Indiana. (CNN)
- The Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper announces the construction of two Arctic bases including an army training base and a deep water port in response to recent Russian claims to the area. (BBC via the ABC)
- Nurses in Fiji end industrial action after 18 days. (Radio Fiji)
- STS-118: NASA discovers a gouge in the belly of the Space Shuttle Endeavour after it docks with the International Space Station. (AP via Forbes)
- The Congolese Labour Party of the President of the Republic of the Congo Denis Sassou-Nguesso and affiliated groups win 90 per cent of the seats in parliamentary elections. (Reuters)
- Another body is found in the Mississippi River as a result of the I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (New York Times)
- United States share markets finish slightly lower as a $38 billion injection from the Federal Reserve helps to stabilise the situation. (CNN Money)
- The United Nations Security Council approves an enhanced role for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq. (Maxims News)
- Hamid Ansari becomes 13th Vice-President of India.
- Thabo Mbeki, the President of South Africa, sacks Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge as the Deputy Health Minister for attending an AIDS conference in Spain without authorisation and criticising hospital conditions. (BBC)
- A bus carrying Serbian tourists to the Croatian Adriatic coast crashes resulting in two deaths and 40 injuries. (Reuters Alertnet)
- A gun battle in the Old City in Jerusalem results in the death of a gunman and injures at least ten other people. (Reuters)
- Asian share markets fall sharply following trends in Europe and North America. The Bank of Japan and Reserve Bank of Australia try to inject liquidity to restore confidence to the market, shaken by the subprime mortgage crisis. (AFP via the Sydney Morning Herald)
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