Sunday 15 November 2009
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of November people in US were listening to Whatcha Say by Jason DeRulo.
Zvenigora, directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinne was one of the best selling books.
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- 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
- Antonio de Nigris: Mexican footballer (Born 1978).
- The Metro Gold Line extension opens in East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights after decades of planning. (''Los Angeles Times'')
- Domenico Raccuglia, considered one of Italy's 30 most dangerous fugitives, is arrested after 15 years on the run. (AFP)
- Belle de Jour, the best-selling author of ''The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl'', identifies herself as Dr. Brooke Magnanti, a specialist in cancer epidemiology at the Bristol Initiative for Research of Child Health. (AP)
- Four people are hospitalised and at least 60 others are injured at Millennium Point in Birmingham during a performance by JLS. The rest of the event is cancelled. (BBC)
- Prime Minister Gordon Brown apologises for the role of the United Kingdom in sending thousands of children to former colonies in the 20th century. (RTÉ)
- Kosovars go to the polls for the first local elections since declaring independence from Serbia. (Xinhua)
- U.S. President Barack Obama becomes the first U.S. President to meet with Burma's military government, calling for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners. (''Bangkok Post'')
- APEC leaders say a deal on global warming will not be possible before next month's United Nations summit in Denmark. (''The Times'')
- Colombia announces it will release four detained members of the Venezuelan National Guard who were arrested on Colombian territory. (Press TV)
- A group of Cuban dissidents holed up in a house in Havana begin a liquid-only fast. (CNN)
- The Nigerian rebel group Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta announces it has begun peace talks with the government. (Reuters)
- Iran's Parliament approves President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's final three ministerial choices. (Xinhua)
- Chechen security forces kill up to 20 anti-government fighters southwest of the capital Grozny. (Al Jazeera)
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