Monday 14 July 2008
It was Monday, 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 I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry.
The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008
while Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich was one of the best selling books.
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- Sweden - Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, an official flag day
- France and all French dependencies - Bastille Day
- Kiribati - Independence Day, 3rd day, not a holiday
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- Henki Kolstad: Norwegian actor, considered one of the country's best and most versatile actors.
- Standard & Poor's 500 stock market index has its worst single day fall since its creation in 1989.
- American Anheuser-Busch accepts a US$52 billion takeover bid from Belgium-based InBev, creating the world's largest beer maker and placing the U.S. company into foreign hands. The cash offer, once approved by regulators, would be the largest cash transaction in history, and the second-biggest ever foreign takeover of a U.S. company.
- The United States Federal Reserve tightens mortgage regulation in an attempt to stamp out the practices that led to the subprime mortgage crisis. (AFP via Google News)
- Etihad Airways from the United Arab Emirates buys 100 fuel-efficient aircraft from Airbus and Boeing. (Reuters)
- Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, accuses Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur. (BBC)
- Scientists at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne make a potential breakthrough in curing Malaria. (BBC News)
- International Astronomical Union's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature classifies Makemake as the newest dwarf planet. (Universe Today)
- The Taliban attack an outpost in Afghanistan, killing 9 ISAF soldiers. (''International Herald Tribune'')
- Mass protests in South Korea regarding Japan's claim over Dokdo. Crowds in Seoul burned flags in front of the Japanese embassy, while the South Korean envoy in Tokyo left Japan. (Hani)
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