Thursday 16 August 2007
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican).
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston.
In UK The Way I Are by Timbaland featuring Doe & Keri Hilson was in the top 5 hits.
3:10 to Yuma, directed by James Mangold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while Almost Dead by Lisa Jackson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Monkey Life.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Buzz!: The Mega Quiz or Code Lyoko: Quest for Infinity.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 August 2007 ?
- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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- JosT Padilla is convicted in the USA of conspiracy to murder individuals overseas, conspiracy to materially aid terrorists, and materially aiding terrorists in fact. Padilla had first been arrested in May 2002.
- The Crandall Canyon Mine in Emery County, Utah, collapses a second time, killing three rescue workers and injuring six more.
- Three people are killed and another six injured as a seismic jolt disrupts an attempted mine rescue effort at the Crandall Canyon Mine near Huntington, Utah, United States. (NYT)
- The leaders of Russia, China and Iran use the forum of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to warn the United States not to become too heavily involved in Central Asia. (AP via IHT)
- The British government is preparing to evacuate all Britons from Zimbabwe, about 22,000 people, due to increasing violence and shortage of food. (Times Online)
- International conservation group BirdLife International launches a critical fundraising campaign to save 189 endangered species of birds. (San Jose Mercury News)
- Subprime mortgage crisis:
- Share prices continue to fall in Asian markets as a consequence of the subprime mortgage crisis with South Korea, Indonesia and the Philippines hardest hit. (NYT)
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average sees a late recovery in late trading on the New York Stock Exchange after earlier losing 340 points. (Market Watch)
- The iBovespa falls by 3,500 points in the afternoon session on the São Paulo Stock Exchange. Brazil's stock market recorded its biggest one-day drop since the September 11, 2001 attacks. (Reuters)
- BSE Sensex falls by 642.70 points on a single day trade due to global factors. The fall is the second biggest in recent times. amp!-- (AndhraNews.net) --amp
- Human rights in Iran: Over 200 people are arrested in Iran for attending an ampquotillegal rock concertampquot which included alcohol and female singers. (Press TV)
- The Red Cross estimates that the death toll from North Korean floods has reached 220. North Korea estimates that it has wiped out a tenth of its farmland. (NYT)
- The United States and Israel agree to a $30 billion military aid package. (AP via Fox News)
- 2007 Atlantic hurricane season: Hurricane Dean becomes the first hurricane of the season, threatening the Lesser Antilles, while Tropical Storm Erin threatens Texas. At least five people died in thunderstorms resulting from Erin while another two people went missing. (AP via the Guardian)
- Peru's civil defense agency estimates that the death toll from the 2007 Peru earthquake is now 337 with 827 more injured. The coastal province of Ica is hardest hit. A 6.3 magnitude aftershock hits the country. The Government of Peru declares a state of emergency. (AFP via ABC News Auatralia)
- The Supreme Court of Pakistan hears a petition from the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to be able to return to the country and contest elections. (BBC)
- War in Iraq:
- United States forces launch an airborne assault on a desert compound south of Baghdad in search of Sunni militants in the first phase of Operation Marne Husky. (Reuters)
- The Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Almaz Atambayev and the President of the People's Republic of China Hu Jintao meet to discuss Kyrgyz participation in a Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline. (Radio Free Europe)
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