Thursday 11 June 2009
It was Thursday, 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.
Public Enemies, directed by Michael Mann, 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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- Sumire : Japanese fashion model (Born 1987).
- The outbreak of the H1N1 influenza strain, commonly referred to as quotswine fluquot, is deemed a global pandemic,ref name=quotWHO level 6quot becoming the first condition since the Hong Kong flu of 1967ampndash1968 to receive this designation.
- Some 2,000 wild Canadian geese are to be killed around New York's main airports to reduce the numbers of the birds that brought down US Airways Flight 1549 in January. (''The New York Times'')
- 10,000 Gabonese watch the body of President Omar Bongo arrive back home from Spain. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- A Bosnian television station shows what it says is recent video footage of genocide suspect and Bosnian war commander General Ratko Mladić in Serbia. (''The Guardian'')
- Swedish sports car maker Koenigsegg is to buy Saab Automobile from General Motors with support from Norwegian investors. (Forbes)
- Dáil Éireann debates the findings of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, delayed by the motion of no confidence in the Irish Government opened by Fine Gael. (RTÉ)
- Ireland's Garda Commissioner sends two Garda forensic specialists to Brazil to assist in the identification of bodies from Air France Flight 447. (RTÉ)
- The World Health Organization declares the current outbreak of H1N1 to be a “pandemic”, the first since the 1968 Hong Kong flu. (RTÉ)
- Italian students protest Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi's visit to the country. (BBC)
- Four Chinese Uighurs from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp are resettled in Bermuda. (''The Times'')
- Campaigning in Iran's presidential election ends after three weeks of mass rallies and political rhetoric. (BBC)
- Kumari Selja, India's tourism minister, calls off a visit to Australia following attacks on Indian students in the country. (BBC)
- The U.S. Supreme Court denies a bail request by Conrad Black, a member of the British House of Lords who remains in a federal prison in Florida.
- Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni announces that the ministry will publish Arabic translations of novels by Israeli writers Amos Oz and David Grossman. (BBC)
- Xu Zongheng, the mayor of Shenzhen, southern China, is dismissed for ampquotdisciplinary offencesampquot after being questioned on corruption allegations. (BBC)
- For the first time ever, Brazil offers US$10 billion in financing to the International Monetary Fund to help improve the availability of credit in developing countries. (BBC)
- Ferrero SpA is cleared of allegations of fraud relating to the supply of hazelnuts. (''The Times'')
- The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Detroit Red Wings in game seven to win the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals. (AP via WSLS)
- The head of the fourth largest coalition in the Iraqi parliament, Harith al-Obeidi, is assassinated in west Baghdad. (BBC)
- U.S. television stations complete their switch from analog to digital television. (''The Washington Times'')
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