Tuesday 15 July 2008
It was Tuesday, 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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- Saint Vladimir the Great's day (Eastern Orthodox; Roman Catholic)
- Confuflux (Discordianism)
- Saint Swithun's feast day (Anglican Church)
- Japan - Third day of Obon feast period
- Palermo, Sicily - Festival of Santa Rosalia
- Brunei - Birthday of the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam
- Botswana - President's Day
- Saint Donald's feast day
- Brazil - International Men's Day
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- The American League takes a 4-3 victory over the National League in the 79th All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium in New York. The 15th inning game was the longest-ever All-Star game, lasting four hours and 50 minutes.
- 18 people are injured after a funfair ride composed of a spinning arm with a compartment at one end which carries passengers collapses at the Liseberg theme park Gothenburg, Sweden. (AP via Google News)
- General Motors announces plans to suspend its dividend, sell off assets and cut 20% off salaried costs in a response to slumping car sales. (CNNMoney)
- A videotape of an interrogation of terrorism suspect Omar Khadr by Canadian officials at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp is released publicly. (''The New York Times'')
- A suicide bomber at an Iraqi Army base near Baquba kills at least 35 people and injures another 55. (''The New York Times'')
- Belgian prime minister Yves Leterme resigns after less than four months in office. King Albert II does not accept his resignation. (AFP via Google News)
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