Thursday 15 November 2007
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of November people in US were listening to Kiss Kiss by Chris Brown.
In UK Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis was in the top 5 hits.
The Mist, directed by Frank Darabont, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 15 November 2007 ?
- Austria - Saint Leopold's day -- no school in Vienna, Lower Austria and Upper Austria
- USA - America Recycles Day
- Norway - The official skolebr�d-day on Sunnland skole
- Roman festivals - Festival in honor of Feronia (others say 13 November)
- Brazil - Republic Proclamation Day (1889)
- R.C. Saints - Albert the Great
- Palestine - Independence Day (declared 1988)
- Eastern Orthodoxy - Feast of Saint Philip the Apostle and the beginning of Winter Lent; also see November 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 15 November
- Joe Nuxhall: American baseball player, a left-handed pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds / Redlegs (1944, 1952–1960, 1962-1966), Kansas City Athletics (1961), and Los Angeles Angels (1962).
- Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.
- Strikes in France: French transport workers' strike against President Nicolas Sarkozy's pension reform enters its second day, but energy workers and CFDT members return to work. (BBC)
- German train drivers extend their strike action against Deutsche Bahn, starting a 48-hour passenger service strike. (BBC)
- The United Nations General Assembly Third Committee approves a resolution draft that calls for a moratorium on the capital punishment. (Reuters)
- The City of Westminster Magistrates' Court rules Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri can be extradited from the United Kingdom to the United States, where he is accused of terrorism. (BBC)
- A New South Wales coroner concludes that a group of five journalists, known as the Balibo Five, were deliberately killed by Indonesian forces in 1975 in order to prevent them exposing Indonesia's 1975 invasion of East Timor. (AAP via stuff.co.nz)
- Major League Baseball player Barry Bonds is indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco for perjury and obstruction of justice, having allegedly lied under oath about his use of steroids. (AP via ESPN)
- Nuclear program of Iran:
- The White House urges more sanctions on Iran, saying that ampquotselective co-operationampquot is ampquotnot good enoughampquot. (BBC)
- Iraqi insurgency: The United States Army announces it has killed 25 insurgents in Taji, but the Taji Awakening Council says airstrikes killed 45 pro-U.S. fighters. (BBC)
- A Saudi Arabian gang rape victim is sentenced to jail and 200 lashes for being in the car of an unrelated man. (BBC)
- Celestin Chibalonza, the governor of Sud-Kivu, is impeached for failing to curb violence and mismanaging finances. (BBC)
- The United States Treasury freezes all assets of the Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation, claiming that it acts as a ampquotfront to facilitate fundraisingampquot for the Tamil Tigers. (BBC)
- The execution of Mark Dean Schwab in Florida is suspended while the United States Supreme Court decides if lethal injection is unconstitutional. (BBC)
- Powerful aftershocks hit Chile after the Antofagasta earthquake, as President Michelle Bachelet visits the affected areas. (BBC)
- United Nations human rights envoy Paulo Sergio Pinheiro visits political prisoners, including Su Su Nway, in Burma's Insein Prison. (BBC)
- Rift Valley fever kills at least 96 people in the White Nile, Sennar and Gazeera states of Sudan. (BBC)
- The Russian Ground Forces shut down their last remaining base in Georgia, located in the city of Batumi. (BBC)
- 2007 Pakistani state of emergency:
- President Pervez Musharraf appoints Muhammad Mian Soomro, Chairman of the Senate, as interim Prime Minister. (BBC)
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