Sunday 14 September 2008
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican).
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Whatever You Like by T.I..
Zack and Miri Make a Porno, directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008
while Twilight by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Body in Numbers.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Brothers in Arms: Double Time or Call of Duty: World at War.
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- Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
- Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
- Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
- In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
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- Stefan Iordache: Romanian actor (Born 1941).
- (to September 16) The Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles Pre-Long Beach auction is held.
- A granite memorial stone to Felix Schlag, designer of the Jefferson 5-cent coin, is dedicated at his grave site in Oak Hill Cemetery in Owosso, Michigan.
- 2008 South Ossetia war:
- The Georgian foreign ministry has released an official statement stating that 'In the villages of the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, Georgia, the separatist regime continues carrying out persecution of local Georgian population based on their ethnic origin', adding that 'Once again it becomes evident that for the Russian government the ethnic cleansing remains as one of the main methods for achieving its political goals'. (Rustavi 2)
- Subprime mortgage crisis
- The American International Group seeks an emergency $40 billion loan from the United States Federal Reserve. (''The New York Times'')
- Bank of America negotiates to buy Merrill Lynch for $38.25 billion in stock. (''The Wall Street Journal'')
- The United States Federal Reserve announces several initiatives to expand emergency lending to combat the crisis. (AP via ''Minneapolis St-Paul Tribune'')
- Hurricane Ike
- Authorities in Texas have rescued nearly 2,000 victims of Hurricane Ike who refused to evacuate. (AP via Google News)
- The American death toll from Hurricane Ike rises to 8. (''The New York Times'')
- Nigerian Oil Crisis: Nigeria's main rebel group declared an ampquotoil warampquot in the west African nation in response to what it said were ampquotunprovokedampquot attacks by Nigerian government forces a day earlier. (CNN)
- Shootout between police and unknown assailants leaves 20 police officers dead in Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- Sebastian Vettel of Toro Rosso wins the 2008 Italian Grand Prix at Monza, becoming the youngest driver in history to win a Formula One grand prix. (BBC News)
- Two people are killed and 10 injured when a tourist riverboat collides with a pillar of the Pont de l'Archevêché and sinks, on the River Seine in Paris. (''The Telegraph'')
- 2008 Thai political crisis: The Acting Prime Minister of Thailand Somchai Wongsawat lifts a state of emergency in place since September 2. (''The New York Times'')
- The National Party of Western Australia indicates that it will support the Liberal Party of Australia in forming a minority government in Western Australia. Liberal leader, Colin Barnett, becomes the Premier-elect and incumbent Premier Alan Carpenter of the Australian Labor Party concedes defeat. (''The Australian'')
- 2008 unrest in Bolivia
- Brazil suffers severe natural gas shortages following the cut off of natural gas supplies from Bolivia, which provides half of Brazil's natural gas. (''Financial Times'')
- Government officials announce they plan to arrest Pando Governor Leopoldo Fernández and that troops from Cobija airport will be sent to retake the city. (Reuters)
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