Wednesday 15 August 2007
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston.
In UK The Way I Are by Timbaland featuring Doe & Keri Hilson was in the top 5 hits.
3:10 to Yuma, directed by James Mangold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while Almost Dead by Lisa Jackson was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 15 August 2007 ?
- Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
- Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
- Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
- RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
- Acadie ? National Day
- Egypt ? Flooding of the Nile Day
- India ? Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)
- Korea ? Liberation Day
- Italy ? "Ferragosto", remembrance of an ancient Roman holiday in honor of Augustus (Feriae Augusti)
- Liechtenstein ? Liechtenstein Day
- Tuva ? Tuva Republic Day, Naadym
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Alipius
- St. Arnoul/Arnulphus
- St. MacCartin/Ard/Aed
- The Assumption of Mary - a holy day of obligation
- Ancient Latvia ? M?ras
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- Shares in large American mortgage lender Countrywide Financial fall 13 percent, following a stock analyst's rating switch from buy to sell.
- An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru killing 514 and injuring 1,090.
- Governments, companies, and non-profit organizations around the world have been editing Wikipedia to hide criticism and push a point of view. The previously anonymous edits can now be tracked to their source using the Wikipedia Scanner. (BBC)
- Hurricane Flossie passes Hawaii causing some damage but not as much as feared. It has deteriorated to a tropical storm and should cause no further damage. (Hawaii Reporter)
- A hurricane watch is issued for a portion of the Lesser Antilles including St. Lucia and Martinique due to the prospects of Tropical Storm Dean becoming a hurricane. (ABC News WLOS)
- The Israeli Defence Force destroys a tunnel from the Gaza Strip towards Israel. (Jerusalem Post)
- President of the United States George W. Bush, President of Mexico Felipe Calderón and the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper to meet later this month under the North American Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) mechanism to discuss economic and security issues. (China View)
- Jack McConnell resigns as the leader of the Scottish Labour Party with Wendy Alexander likely to be elected as his replacement as leader. (The Scotsman)
- China will send officials to the United States to discuss food and product safety following a spate of product recalls in recent months. (Reuters)
- A powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale rocks Peru 100 miles near Lima, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A tsunami warning is issued for Peru, Ecuador, Chile and Colombia, following the earthquakes. At least 72 people are killed and another 680 injured. (Reuters via Sydney Morning Herald)
- Japan resumes economic and humanitarian aid to the Palestinian National Authority. (BBC)
- Tropical Depression Five strengthens into Tropical Storm Erin, causing tropical storm warnings to be issued for parts of Texas and Tamaulipas. (Reuters).
- Mexican authorities deport hundreds of illegal immigrants who got stuck on a closed GWI rail line in Chiapas. (BBC)
- 2007 South Asian floods: A landslide hits the Dharla village in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, killing at least five people. Another 55 are missing. (BBC)
- Hundreds of Kenyan journalists protest in the streets of Nairobi against a law that would require them to disclose their sources. (BBC)
- Australia's foreign minister, Alexander Downer, confirms Australia will sell uranium and nuclear technology to India. (BBC)
- Richard Boucher, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, arrives in Pakistan to meet foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri and President Pervez Musharraf. (BBC)
- Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentinian presidential candidate, presents Julio Cobos as her running mate. (BBC)
- Ali Mohammed Ghedi, the interim Prime Minister of Somalia, says he plans to create a Green Zone in Mogadishu and criticizes the United Nations for giving ampquotso much emphasis on Darfur and not to Somaliaampquot. (BBC)
- Charles Murigande, the foreign minister of Rwanda, criticizes the Democratic Republic of Congo for stopping military operations against the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda. (BBC)
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