Thursday 13 December 2007
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to No One by Alicia Keys.
In UK Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis was in the top 5 hits.
The Bucket List, directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while Double Cross by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
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- Former US Senator George J. Mitchell publicly releases a report accusing 88 retired and active Major League Baseball players of anabolic steroid use.
- An archaeological expedition from Indiana University finds the remains of William Kidd's ship, the ''Quedagh Merchant'', believed to have sunk in 1699, near Catalina Island, Dominican Republic. (''Indianapolis Star'')
- The United States Senate passes an energy bill which would increase automobile fuel economy standards for the first time in three decades. (CBS News)
- Former United States Senator George Mitchell releases a report detailing the use of banned substances by current and former Major League Baseball players. (BBC)
- A United States Marine Corps reservist is found guilty of killing an Iraqi soldier while they stood guard together in Fallujah. (AP via Google News)
- Kivu conflict: Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo loyal to General Laurent Nkunda call for peace talks with the government to resolve the crisis. (BBC News)
- ZANU-PF, the ruling party in Zimbabwe, endorses incumbent Robert Mugabe for the 2008 presidential election set for March. (Nasdaq)
- Lucy Kibaki, the wife of Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, slaps a government official during independence day celebrations after he accidentally referred to her as ampquotMama Lucy Wambui,ampquot widely rumored to be the President's mistress. ('' Guardian'')
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