Wednesday 16 September 2009
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas.
Law Abiding Citizen, directed by F. Gary Gray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 16 September 2009 ?
- Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
- Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
- In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
- Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
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- New documents disclose that novelist J. R. R. Tolkien secretly trained as a spy for His Majesty's Government in the run up to World War II. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- José Manuel Barroso is re-elected as President of the European Commission, by Members of the European Parliament. (Angola Press)
- Yukio Hatoyama is sworn in as the 60th Prime Minister of Japan. (Radio Australia)
- Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announces that China is to invest 16 billion US dollars to boost oil production in the country particularly along the Orinoco River as part of a strategy to reduce dependence on the US market. (MercoPress)
- Kenya's parliament nullifies President Mwai Kibaki's reappointment of Kenya's anti-corruption chief, Justice Aaron Ringera, who critics say has shown little interest in fighting graft. (IOL)
- The European Union casts doubt on last month's election results showing Afghan President Hamid Karzai winning the presidential election outright in the first round. (Reuters)
- The World Meteorological Organisation says the hole in the Ozone layer is smaller than in 2008. (AFP)
- China says it has foiled a possible terrorist attack in Xinjiang, detaining six people. (UPI)
- The Somalian Islamist group Al-Shabaab call for reinforcements after a U.S. raid killed its leader Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan. (Reuters)
- Gunmen kill 10 people at a drug rehabilitation clinic in Mexico. (CNN)
- 21 people are injured, three seriously, after a collision involving a Luas tram and a double-decker bus on O'Connell Street in Dublin, the worst ever accident involving the city's trams. (The Canadian Press)
- The TEAMS cable system, providing high speed broadband to East Africa for the first time, is poised to go live. (BBC)
- Egyptian border guards shoot dead two sub-Saharan migrants, bringing to at least 14 the number killed this year as they try to cross illegally into Israel. (IOL)
- A lightning bolt kills five children at their school in Bamali, Cameroon, as they are preparing to begin their school day. (IOL)
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