Monday 15 October 2007
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican).
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Crank That (Soulja Boy) by Soulja Boy Tell'em.
In UK About You Now by Sugababes was in the top 5 hits.
American Gangster, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Shimmy.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Brunswick Pro Bowling or Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars.
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- United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
- R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
- Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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- Fox Television Stations Group launches a new business television cable channel in the USA.
- Seventeen activists in New Zealand are arrested in the country's first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids.
- Montenegrin Prime Minister Željko Šturanović signs a Stabilisation and Association Agreement with the European Union, saying that Montenegro is hoping to lodge an official application for EU membership in the first half of 2008. (EUobserver)
- Battle of Las Anod: Troops from the breakaway Somali republic of Somaliland seize a town inside Puntland, a rival region loyal to the interim Somali government, killing at least 10 people. (Al Jazeera)
- Sir Menzies Campbell resigns as the leader of the Liberal Democrats in the United Kingdom, starting a leadership election. (''The Guardian'')
- Leonid Hurwicz, Eric S. Maskin and Roger B. Myerson are announced as winners of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory. (Nobelprize.org)
- Ibrahim Gambari, the United Nations special envoy to Myanmar, warns the Burmese government to stop arresting dissidents. (Reuters Canada)
- Airbus delivers its first A380 aircraft to launch customer Singapore Airlines in a ceremony in Toulouse, France, almost 18 months behind schedule, but denies rumours that further delays to the programme are looming. (Reuters UK)
- William Street underground platforms and The Esplanade Station begin service in Perth, Western Australia. Part of the New MetroRail project, they are the first stations to open on the new Mandurah Line. (ABC News Australia)
- Police raids are made across New Zealand under the Terrorism Suppression Act, with individuals supporting Māori sovereignty targeted, and arrested, for their alleged involvement in paramilitary activities. Activist Tame Iti is among those arrested. (''The New Zealand Herald'')
- Richard Brunstrom, the Chief Constable of North Wales Police, calls for all classified drugs to be legalised in the United Kingdom. He argues that the current policy of prohibition is not working, and is based on dogma. (''The Independent'')
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