Friday 17 August 2007
It was Friday, 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 Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 or Championship Manager 2008.
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- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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- Bill Deedes: British journalist and politician (Born 1913).
- The US Federal Reserve reduces the discount rate from 6.25 to 5.75 percent.
- Disney film High School Musical 2 is shown on TV in the USA, becoming the single most-watched basic cable telecast, with about 17.2 million viewers.
- Six members of the Iranian security forces are killed in a helicopter crash near the town of Piranshahr close to the Iraqi border. (Daily Times, Pakistan)
- Five people are killed when the top floor of a building in South Mumbai, India, collapses on an adjoining building.
- A dozen Taliban die in an attempted ambush of a joint patrol of Afghan police and Coalition troops in Helmand province. (Times of India)
- France circulates a draft United Nations Security Council resolution extending the mandate of the 13,600 United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon. (AP via the Washington Post)
- Interpol issues warrants for the arrest of Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter Raghad Hussein and his first wife Sajida Khairalla Tulfa for providing support to Iraqi insurgents. (NYT)
- A Nile boat sinks off the northern Egyptian town of Beni Suef with dozens feared missing. (Reuters via ABC News Australia)
- 172 coal miners are trapped in a flooded mine in Shandong province in eastern China. (ChinaDaily)
- The search for six miners trapped in the Crandall Canyon mine in Utah is suspended indefinitely after the death of three rescue workers. (AP via Forbes)
- Ashley Mote, a Member of the European Parliament for South East England, is convicted on 21 counts of fraud. (BBC)
- Hurricane Dean:
- Hurricane Dean intensifies into a Category 4 hurricane after hitting the Lesser Antilles. (Reuters)
- BP starts evacuating its oil and gas workers from the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Hurricane Dean. (The Scotsman)
- The Governor of Louisiana Kathleen Blanco declares a state of emergency as a precaution. (Governor's Office)
- Stock prices in the United States and Europe rally after the Federal Reserve cuts its discount lending rate to restore confidence in the banking sector after the subprime mortgage crisis. (Bloomberg)
- 2007 Peru earthquake
- A powerful aftershock earthquake of 5.9 magnitude hits the Huancavelica region. (The Scotsman)
- Over 600 inmates escape from the Tambo de Mora Prison in Chincha, 25 miles from the epicentre of the earthquake, after it collapses. (AP via the International Herald Tribune)
- Four people die as a United States Marine Corps helicopter crashes on a training flight north of Yuma, Arizona. (AP via Houston Chronicle)
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