Saturday 12 December 2009
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Empire State Of Mind by Jay-Z.
Avatar, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Under the Dome by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
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- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
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- Annise Parker is elected Mayor of Houston, which becomes the largest United States city with an openly gay person elected mayor. (''New York Times'')
- Police in Denmark detain 900 people after thousands gather in Copenhagen to demand more action on climate change and global warming by leaders at the United Nations Climate Change Conference. (''Economic Times'')
- Police in Thailand seize a plane carrying weapons from North Korea to an unknown destination, detaining 5 crew. (BBC)
- The leaders of Cuba and Venezuela sign over US$3.2 billion worth of trade and cooperation agreements. (Channel News Asia)
- The Georgian breakaway region of Abhkazia holds its first presidential elections. (''The Georgian Times'')
- President of the Philippines Gloria Arroyo lifts martial law in Maguindanao in the south of the country, where 57 people were killed in political violence there last month. (AP)
- Golfer Tiger Woods announces he is taking an indefinite break from the sport after a scandal over his infidelity in order to focus on ampquotbeing a better husband, father, and personampquot. (ABC)
- The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has cancelled the contract of its private security firm with Xe Services LLC, previously known as Blackwater, for its services related to Drone operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (''Dawn'')
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