Thursday 12 March 2009
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Right Round by Flo Rida.
The Hurt Locker, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while New Moon by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 12 March 2009 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Gregoru Diena observed.
- Flag Day in Venezuela.
- "National Day" of the Republic of Jamtland
- Sweden - Namesday of Crown Princess Victoria, an Official Flag Day.
- Mauritius - National Day.
- St. Justina
- St. Jozefina
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast day of: St. Theophanes the Confessor
- Arbor Day in China.
- St. Maximilian
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- Swiss drugmaking company Roche Holding announces it will acquire the remaining 44 percent of American biotechnology company Genentech stock for US$46.8 billion.
- Bernard Madoff, former Nasdaq stock market chairman, pleads guilty to eleven charges of running a US$171 billion worldwide Ponzi scheme, the biggest investment fraud in Wall Street history.
- China's retail sales have increased 15.2% in 2009. (Xinhua News)
- Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi is sentenced to three years in prison for throwing shoes at then-United States President George W. Bush. (AP)
- National Semiconductor will cut 1,725 jobs. (ZDNet)
- Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges mistakes in rescinding Bishop Richard Williamson's excommunication for Holocaust denial. (''Washington Post'')
- Zimbabwe releases Deputy Agriculture Minister-designate Roy Bennett from government custody. (BBC)
- Astronauts aboard the International Space Station briefly evacuate to a Russian escape pod as space debris passes. (''National Geographic'')
- One person is killed and 16 are missing after Cougar Helicopters Flight 491 ditches into the Atlantic Ocean near St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. (CBC)
- An American drone aircraft's missiles kill at least 12 people in Pakistan's Kurram Valley. (BBC)
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