Sunday 16 July 2006
It was Sunday, 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 Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado.
In UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits.
The Merry Jail, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006
while The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger was one of the best selling books.
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- Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
- Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
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- It is reported that Tropical Storm Bilis killed at least 115 people when it hit southeastern China on Friday. (CNN)
- An Iraqi general claims that a suicide bombing in a Shiite cafe in northern Iraq has killed 25 people. (Newsday)
- 2006 Israel-Lebanon crisis:
- 25 Lebanese are killed in Israeli Air Force strikes in southern Lebanon. (Haaretz)
- Hezbollah rockets hit the major Israeli city of Haifa, killing 8 civilians and wounding 17. More than a hundred rockets were fired against numerous urban areas in the north of Israel, as far south as Afula, killing 8 civilians and wounding 53. Local train lines and universities closed down. (Jerusalem post)
- Israel increases the alert level in Tel Aviv in preparation to further attacks. (Reuters)
- Lebanon security officials claim that an Israeli air strike on Tyre kills at least 16 people and wounds 42. (BBC)
- Israeli-Palestinian conflict (Operation Summer Rains):
- Hamas militants launch ten Qassam rockets against Sderot and Ashkelon, causing damage in residential areas but no casualties. Israel Air Force strikes kill five militants and one civilian in the Gaza Strip. (Haaretz)
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