Wednesday 17 January 2007
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Irreplaceable by Beyonce.
In UK A Moment Like This by Leona Lewis was in the top 5 hits.
Children of Men, directed by Alfonso Cuarn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while You: On a Diet by Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz was one of the best selling books.
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- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
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- Yevhen Kushnaryov: Ukrainian politician (Born 1951).
- The Doomsday Clock is set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea nuclear testing.
- Protests occur in India and the United Kingdom against the British series of ''Celebrity Big Brother'', after Jade Goody, Danielle Lloyd and Jo O'Meara were allegedly racially abusive towards Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty.
- United States President George W. Bush announces that the NSA has ended its practice of warrantless wiretapping for domestic surveillance, and will go to the courts for warrants in the future. (CNN)
- Lieutenant-General Dan Halutz, the Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army, resigns while inquiries into the performance of the Israel Defense Forces in the action against Hezbollah continue. (BBC)
- Ali al-Sadig, spokesman for the Sudanese Foreign Ministry, accuses U.S. troops of raiding Sudan's defunct embassy in Iraq. The U.S. government denies that any raid took place. (CNN)
- U.S. television network NBC officially pulls out of the soap opera market by canceling ''Passions'', which is aired both domestically and internationally. NBC Universal Television president Jeff Zucker remarks that the network's other daytime drama, ''Days of our Lives'', is ampquotunlikely to continueampquot when its contract expires in 2009. (USA Today)
- The Philippine Army kills Abu Sulaiman, the leader of Abu Sayyaf, a terrorist organization affiliated with Al Qaeda that operates in the Philippines. (BBC)
- Four employees for the National Democratic Institute, a U.S. think tank, are killed when their convoy is ambushed in Baghdad. (Dow Jones Online)
- The minute hand on the Doomsday clock of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists is moved to five minutes to midnight. (Bloomberg)
- Walter Forbes, the former chair of Cendant, is sentenced to twelve and a half years in jail and ordered to pay $3.28 billion in restitution for his role in the biggest accounting fraud in the 1990s. (Bloomberg)
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