Tuesday 17 June 2008
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Lollipop by Lil Wayne.
WALL·E, directed by Andrew Stanton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008
while The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow was one of the best selling books.
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- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
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- The Boston Celtics win a record 17th NBA championship by defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 131-92 in Game Six.
- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama opens the U.S. general election campaign with a narrow lead over Republican John McCain. (Reuters)
- Demonstrators in the Moquegua Region in southern Peru release 48 police officers who they had held hostage for a day. (CNN)
- President Nicolas Sarkozy announces that France intends to return to the military structure of NATO for the first time since Charles de Gaulle led it out of the organisation in 1966. (AFP via Google News)
- A military judge dismisses charges against a United States Marine Corps colonel of failing to investigate the Haditha killings. (AP via Google News)
- In its annual report, the UNHCR says the number of refugees in the world rose to 11.4 million in 2007 from 9.9m in 2006. (AP via Forbes)
- Tsutomu Miyazaki, known as ampquotThe Otaku Murdererampquot, is executed by hanging in Tokyo for the murders and cannibalization of four young girls in 1988 and 1989. He was hanged with two others, each convicted in separate, unrelated murders. (''The Times'')
- In the aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, the Chinese government faces growing criticism from grieving parents who allege that corrupt and shoddy construction was behind the disproportionately high number of collapsed school buildings. (''Christian Science Monitor'')
- The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions calls a one day strike for July 2 in protest at the President of South Korea Lee Myung-bak's economic reform plans. (Reuters via ''The Guardian'')
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