Thursday 12 July 2007
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican).
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Umbrella by Rihanna.
Hairspray, directed by Adam Shankman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Mad Men.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alice in the Country of Hearts or Boom Boom Rocket.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 July 2007 ?
- Sveti Petar (St. Peter)
- Sunset and sunrise occur along Manhattan's street grid centerline
- Newfoundland - Orangemen's Day
- Northern Ireland - Battle of the Boyne Day (also known as Orangemen's Day or the Twelfth, see Irish calendar).
- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday (2nd day)
- The "center pivot irrigation day" of Colorado
- Kiribati - Independence Day
- RainMaker Day - Salem, OR.
- Spo TomT and Prfncipe - Independence Day
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- Robert Buras: Norwegian guitar player (Born 1975).
- The African kingdom of Lesotho declares a food crisis due to UN report showing a ampquotmajor food gapampquot for 20% of the population. (Reuters)
- Two British teenagers are arrested at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, for attempting to smuggle 6.5 kg of cocaine worth £300,000 to the UK. (BBC)
- An attorney convicted of leaking evidence given by U.S. baseball player Barry Bonds and other athletes from the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO) Inquiry is sentenced to two and a half years in prison. (AP via ''San Jose Mercury News'')
- A Mexican federal court suspends the genocide trial of former President Luis Echeverría. (BBC)
- The Spanish Civil Guard raids a boat operated by Odyssey Marine Exploration that it claims may have taken treasure worth hundreds of millions of dollars from a Spanish galleon. (BBC)
- Cécilia Sarkozy, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, flies to Libya and visits the Bulgarian medics condemned to death for allegedly infecting children with HIV and also the families of the infected children. She will also meet Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi, the President of Libya. (BBC)
- The Nepalese government introduces a budget that scraps payments to King Gyanendra of Nepal and nationalises royal property. (AFP via ABC News Australia)
- The Lebanese army has resumed shelling Fatah al-Islam positions inside the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp near Tripoli. All of the refugees have left the camp after recent fighting. (BBC)
- A Philippines ferry, the MV ''Blue Water Princess'', sinks off the southeastern coast of Luzon, leading to four deaths and 18 people being declared missing. (News Limited)
- Iraq War:
- An interim report says the Iraqi government has made ampquotmixed progressampquot on the goals set out by the U.S. Congress. (WSJ)
- The United States House of Representatives votes 223-201 to withdraw United States troops from Iraq. President George W. Bush has threatened to veto the Bill. (Bloomberg)
- An airstrike is carried out by two United States Army AH-64 Apache helicopters in Al-Amin al-Thaniyah, in the district of New Baghdad in Baghdad, during the occupation of Iraq. The helicopters carried out three airstrikes, killing several men—including Reuters news staff Saeed Chmagh and Namir Noor-Eldeen—and wounding two children. (The Washington Post)
- Six Afghan policemen are killed by an improvised explosive device in the Khost Province. Another IED kills two civilians in the Paktika Province. (BBC)
- An Israeli soldier is killed by Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip. It is the first Israeli combat casualty since November 2006. (NYT)
- Six Swiss Army recruits are killed by an avalanche on the Jungfrau mountain in Switzerland. (BBC)
- A false alarm causes the diversion of American Airlines Flight 136. The plane crew was concerned that a passenger of Middle Eastern descent might have bypassed security controls. (BBC)
- President Pervez Musharraf praises the military for ending the Lal Masjid siege and vows to eradicate terrorism from Pakistan. (BBC)
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