Thursday 17 July 2008
It was Thursday, 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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- Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
- Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
- South Korea - Constitution Day
- Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
- Feast Day of St Cynllo
- Iraq - Ba'ath Revolution Day
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- American investment bank Merrill Lynch & Company posts a US$4.89 billion quarterly loss after writing down bad debts, and unveils plans to sell billions of dollars of assets.
- 2008 Pacific typhoon season:
- Typhoon Kalmaegi (Helen) strikes Taiwan, resulting in at least one fatality, eight people missing and four people injured. (AFP via Google News)
- The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that an ethnic Tamil man denied asylum in Britain could not be sent back to his native Sri Lanka because he would be at risk of torture there. (''The Daily Mirror'')
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifts a warning on tomatoes following a recent salmonellosis outbreak. (Reuters)
- Pope Benedict XVI speaks to 150,000 pilgrims in Sydney for World Youth Day 2008. (''The Age'')
- The Chinese National People's Congress holds a press conference and releases mid-year financial statistics on the nation's gross domestic product. (Phoenix TV)
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