Tuesday 15 December 2009
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Empire State Of Mind by Jay-Z.
Avatar, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin was one of the best selling books.
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- US television evangelist Oral Roberts dies in Newport Beach, California at age 91 from complications from pneumonia.
- Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.
- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Danish hosts urge countries on to compromise to salvage agreement on a new U.N. pact aimed at averting dangerous climate change and global warming. P:GW (Reuters)
- Nauru recognizes the independence of Abkhazia and establishes formal diplomatic relations in exchange for aid from Russia. (''New York Times'')
- Two protesters are killed and several injured at a demonstration in opposition to the banning of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party in Turkey. (''Today's Zaman'')
- The Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' widebody passenger airliner takes its maiden flight, travelling from Paine Field to Boeing Field, in Washington State, U.S.A. (USA Today)
- Chile receives an official invitation to become a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. (''Wall Street Journal'')
- Evacuations begin in the Albay province of the Philippines as the Mayon Volcano oozes lava, with an eruption possible. (AP via Fox News)
- Canadian sports medicine specialist Anthony Galea, who helped Tiger Woods recover from knee surgery, is accused of providing top athletes with performance-enhancing drugs. (''New York Times'')
- Israel condemns the issuing of a war crimes arrest warrant in the United Kingdom for former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. (Al Jazeera)
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