Thursday 12 February 2009
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to My Life Would Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson.
He's Just Not That Into You, directed by Ken Kwapis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinne was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 12 February 2009 ?
- United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
- Saint Alexis of Moscow
- Saint Benedict of Aniane
- Red Hand Day
- Darwin Day.
- National Freedom to Marry Day (unofficial).
- Georgia Day in the U.S. state of Georgia.
- Saint Damian of Alexandria
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- Colgan Air's Continental Connection Flight 3407 Dash 8 Q400 turboprop commuter plane nosedives and slams into a home in western New York state, killing all 49 people aboard and one on the ground.
- The US Mint releases the 2009 Lincoln, Childhood in Kentucky, cent to circulation.
- Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes in Clarence Center, New York, killing 50 people. (CNN)
- The United States National Transportation Safety Board concludes that Canada geese caused US Airways Flight 1549 to ditch into New York City's Hudson River. (CNN)
- Pope Benedict XVI condemns any denial of the Holocaust as ampquotintolerable and altogether unacceptableampquot. (''New York Times'')
- Republican Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire withdraws his nomination as U.S. Secretary of Commerce. (BBC)
- Iraq's Parliament demands reparations from Israel for an attack on a nuclear reactor in 1981. (Haaretz).
- Hamas agrees to an 18-month truce in its conflict with Israel, which has not yet responded. (''Al Jazeera'')
- Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. reopens for the bicentennial of assassinated U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's birth. (BBC)
- Late 2000s recession:
- Japanese electronics company Pioneer Corporation will leave the television business and cut 10,000 jobs. (AFP via Google News)
- European steelmaker Corus Group cuts 3,500 jobs. (''Business Standard'')
- A man is arrested after threatening self-immolation outside the Government Buildings in Dublin, Ireland. (RTÉ)
- Taliban militants kill 26 people in attacks on three government buildings in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Sky News)
- Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez alleges that the Army attempted to overthrow his government. (AFP via France 24)
- Australia announces a national day of mourning for victims of bushfires in Victoria. (CNN)
- The European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, is robbed. (RTÉ)
- Indian businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his servant, Surender Koli, are convicted of murder. (BBC)
- Dutch Member of Parliament and Islam critic Geert Wilders is denied entry into the United Kingdom. (BBC)
- Microsoft places a US$250,000 bounty on the Conficker computer worm's creator. (''PC World'')
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