Monday 16 July 2007
It was Monday, 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 Umbrella by Rihanna.
The Story of the Kelly Gang, directed by Charles Tait, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while The Quickie by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge 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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- Caterina Bueno: Italian singer and folk music historian (Born 1943).
- The US State Department imposes restrictions on importation of ancient coins "of Cypriot types" issued before 225 BCE.
- 2007 Chuetsu offshore earthquake: an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and 6.6 aftershock occurs off the Niigata coast of Japan killing 8 people, injuring at least 800 and damaging a nuclear power plant.
- Felisa Miceli, the Argentine Economy Minister, resigns over approximately $60,000 found in a bag in her office. (Reuters via the Scotsman)
- The President of the United States George W. Bush and the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński agree to proceed with building a missile defense system in Europe despite Russian concerns. (Reuters)
- The President of the United States announces a Middle East peace conference in the fall involving Israel, Palestinians and neighboring countries. (NYT)
- At least 86 people are killed and 136 injured in a car bomb and truck bomb attacks in Kirkuk, Iraq. (Radio Australia)
- China punishes 95 officials for allowing workers and children to labour in slave-like conditions in brick kilns. (Reuters)
- Israel agrees to remove 178 Palestinian militants from its watch list after they sign a pledge renouncing attacks against it. (CNN)
- International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors confirm the closure of the Yongbyon reactor in North Korea. (BBC)
- ATN Bangla television reports that Bangladeshi police have arrested former Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina on charges of extorting money from a businessman. (AP via IHT)
- Dr Mohamed Haneef is granted bail by a Queensland magistrate on charges of supporting a terrorist organisation in relation to the 2007 Glasgow International Airport attack and the 2007 London car bombs. The Australian government later revokes his visa. (Sydney Morning Herald)
- A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Japan with a tsunami warning being issued in Niigata Prefecture, Honshū. At least eight people have been killed and over 700 injured. There was a fire in the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant as well as a small leak but not sufficient to damage the environment. (AFP via ABC News Australia)
- A $280,000 Porsche 911 is stolen from a showroom in Penang, Malaysia and following recovery from the police is stolen again on the same night.
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