Monday 10 August 2009
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas.
District 9, directed by Neill Blomkamp, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while New Moon by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 10 August 2009 ?
- 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
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- Twenty people are killed in Handlova, Trencin Region, in the deadliest mining disaster in Slovakia's history.
- In an open letter four South African opposition leaders accuse President Jacob Zuma of abuse of power after his naming of Sandile Ngcobo as Chief Justice. The office of President Jacob Zuma responds by saying there was ampquotnothing unconstitutionalampquot in Zuma's action. (IOL)
- The UNASUR summit opens in Quito to discuss issues such as Venezuela's “ethics responsibility” clause, Colombian military bases and the Honduras crisis. (MercoPress)
- At the funeral of Vice-President Joseph Msika, President Robert Mugabe lashes out at ampquotracistampquot western countries, saying ampquotZimbabwe need not be tied to any one corner of the world, least of all, to a corner of former imperialist and racist colonisersampquot. (IOL)
- During a tour of Africa, Hillary Rodham Clinton, the United States Secretary of State, attacks a Congolese university student for asking about the opinion of her husband Bill Jefferson Clinton. (''The Guardian'')
- The head of Hyundai Asan, embarks on a mission to North Korea to attempt to secure the release of a company worker. (BBC)
- Libya and Chad sign seven agreements to boost trade, security and political co-operation. (IOL)
- Negotiators gather in Austria for informal talks aimed at unblocking a 34-year-old dispute between Morocco and the Western Sahara independence movement. (IOL)
- The head of MI6 John Scarlett denies complicity in the alleged torture of British detainee Binyam Mohamed, as the government rejects calls for an inquiry. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- More than 350 new speciesmdashincluding 244 plants and 16 amphibiansmdashare discovered in the Eastern Himalayas. (Xinhua)
- The Fatah Palestinian faction votes in leadership elections for the first time in 20 years. (Al Jazeera)
- A series of bombings in Iraq kill 48 people and injure 231 in Baghdad and Mosul in continuing violence between Shiites and Sunnis in the area. (CNN)
- Two Namibians and a Chinese who are suspected in a corruption investigation involving a firm linked to the son of China's President Hu Jintao appear in a Windhoek court asking to be released on bail. (IOL)
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