Sunday 17 May 2009
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas.
Up, directed by Pete Docter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while The 8th Confession by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
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- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
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- Al-Shabaab captures Jowhar, Somalia, from the Transitional Federal Government. (BBC)
- Four oil companies announce a plan to supply Europe with natural gas from Kurdistan, Iraq, via the Nabucco pipeline. (BBC)
- Peru's Armed Forces are authorized to aid the National Police for 30 days in a dispute with indigenous peoples. (BBC)
- The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam agree to a ceasefire in Sri Lanka's civil war. (CNN)
- A 4.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Inglewood and Lennox, California, United States. (Sky News)
- Demonstrators demand that Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom resign for allegedly killing Rodrigo Rosenberg. (BBC)
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