Wednesday 16 July 2008
It was Wednesday, 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 I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry.
The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008
while Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich 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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- Jo Stafford: American singer of traditional pop music (Born 1917).
- A train crash near Marsa Matrouh in northern Egypt kills at least 42 people with 40 more injured. (Reuters)
- Former Yukos chief Mikhail Khodorkovsky applies for parole in a bid to challenge Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to follow through on promises to build an independent judiciary, his lawyers said. (AP via Google News)
- A large transport strike enters into its third day on the island of Malta, bringing the island to a halt with the blockage of several roads. Bus drivers even attempted to break into the Prime Minister's office. (Bloomberg)
- The Sri Lankan military claims to have captured a major coastal town in the Northern district of Mannar from the Tamil Tigers. (BBC News)
- Hezbollah transfers the bodies of captured Israeli soldiers, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, in exchange for the Lebanese convicted murderer Samir Kuntar, four other Hezbollah militants captured by Israel during the 2006 Lebanon War (Khaled Zidan, Maher Kurani, Mohammed Sarur and Hussein Suleiman), and the bodies of 200 Lebanese and Palestinians. (AFP via Google News)
- Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is arrested over allegations he sodomised a male aide. (AP via Yahoo! News)
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