Wednesday 17 June 2009
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, directed by Michael Bay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while New Moon by Stephenie Meyer 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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- Darrell Powers: American World War II figure (Born 1923).
- Former American HealthSouth chief executive Richard Scrushy is ordered to pay US$2.9 billion after a judge found him responsible for an accounting fraud that nearly bankrupted the hospital chain.
- Pope Benedict XVI warns traditionalist Catholic organisation Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) not to go ahead with plans to ordain more than 30 priests on June 19 and 27, saying the move could incur disciplinary action. (BBC)
- Kitty Ussher resigns as Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and announces that she will stand down as Member of Parliament for Burnley at the next general election following involvement in the United Kingdom Parliamentary expenses scandal. (BBC)
- United States President Barack Obama extends some benefits to the same-sex partners of federal government workers. (BBC)
- 2009 Iranian election protests:
- Mir-Hossein Mousavi calls for a day of mourning and rallies after several people die in protests following the presidential election. (BBC)
- Fans and members of the Iranian national football team protest during a World Cup qualifier against South Korea. (Al Bawaba)
- Over 100 Romanians flee their homes in Belfast after being attacked. (RTÉ)
- Burma's Supreme Court accepts an appeal by lawyers for National League for Democracy General Secretary Aung San Suu Kyi on whether to allow more defense witnesses to testify at her trial. (''Bangkok Post'')
- Seventeen people, including the head of Mogadishu's police force, are killed in fighting between the Transitional Federal Government and al-Shabaab. (AP)
- Maoist fighters kill 3 members of the ruling Communist Party in West Bengal. (''The Times of India'')
- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari. (Xinhua)
- The Peruvian government is to revoke land laws that resulted in deadly clashes with indigenous protesters in the Amazon. (BBC)
- NASA defers the launch of Space Shuttle ''Endeavour'' for a second time until July. (AFP)
- A laptop containing unencrypted bank account details of 75,000 Bord Gáis customers is stolen in Dublin. (BBC)
- Eddie Bauer, the well-known retailer of outdoor apparel, filed for bankruptcy in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. (Reuters)
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