Tuesday 11 August 2009
It was Tuesday, 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.
On TV people were watching The WiseGuys.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing 7th Dragon or Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 August 2009 ?
- Brazil - Student�s Day, Lawyer�s Day, Foundation of the Law Studies in Brazil
- Zimbabwe - Heroes Day
- Taiwan - Valentine's Day
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Tiburtius
- St. Chromatius
- St. Equitius
- St. Gery/Gaugericus
- St. Susanna
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- Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the sister of President John F Kennedy and founder of the Special Olympics, dies at age 88 in Massachusetts, USA.
- President of Costa Rica, Óscar Arias Sánchez is diagnosed with Influenza AH1N1 but his condition is stable, according to official reports. (MercoPress)
- A court ruling in Pretoria bars President Jacob Zuma from appointing a successor to axed prosecutions chief Vusi Pikoli. (IOL)
- Former Cuban President Fidel Castro calls Colombia ampquotdisloyalampquot, saying the pending military deal with the United States could be used to attack other Latin American countries. (''Granma'')
- A court in Burma finds Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of violating the terms of her detention, and sentences her to a further 18 months house arrest. (Al Jazeera)
- Rescue operations continue in southern China and Taiwan in the aftermath of Typhoon Morakot. (''Taiwan News'')
- Two strong earthquakes hit Asia a 7.6 magnitude quake off the Indian Andaman Islands and a 6.5 magnitude quake in the Tokyo area of Japan, killing one and injuring dozens. (BBC)
- A German court sentences former Nazi army commander Josef Scheungraber to life in prison for his role in the murder of 10 Italians in Tuscany in 1944. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- Thousands of people worship a baby born with four arms and four legs in Ramechhap, Nepal, revering him as the reincarnation of Ganesh. (''The Guardian'')
- Kuwait foils an al Qaeda-linked plan to bomb a United States army camp and other ampquotimportant facilitiesampquot in the country. (BBC)
- Nine corpses are recovered from a Handlová coal mine following a fire and explosion in Slovakia. (TSAR)
- Two members of the Russian humanitarian organisation Let's Save the Generation are found dead in Grozny, Chechnya. (Press TV)
- Police in Pakistan register a criminal case with former President Pervez Musharraf over the latter's decision to detain judges in 2007. (''The Nation'')
- The NASA Spitzer Space Telescope finds evidence of a high-speed collision between two burgeoning planets orbiting a young star. (BBC)
- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev delays sending a new ambassador to Ukraine after criticising its ampquotanti-Russianampquot stance. (ITAR-TASS)
- A pilot flying from England to Ireland is airlifted to safety after his two-man aircraft crashes into the Irish Sea near Tuskar Rock. (''The Irish Times'')
- Swedish Princess Madeleine announces her engagement to lawyer and longterm boyfriend Jonas Bergström, becoming the second royal in Sweden to announce her engagment after Crown Princess Victoria. (Aftonbladet)
- A Russian woman is arrested after throwing a teacup at the ''Mona Lisa'' portrait in the Louvre, Paris. (CNN)
- A passenger plane carrying 13 people, including nine Australians, en route to Kokoda, site of a hiking trail and famous World War II battle, is reported missing over Papua New Guinea. (RTÉ)
- ''Nepenthes attenboroughii'', a new species of giant carnivorous plant, is discovered in the highlands of the central Philippines. (BBC)
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