Monday 18 August 2008
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Disturbia by Rihanna.
Death Race, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008
while Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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- RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
- Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
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- President Of Pakistan Pervez Musharaf resigns due to pressure from opposition.
- Pervez Musharraf resigns as President of Pakistan, under impeachment pressure from the coalition government.
- Taliban insurgents kill 10 and injure 21 French soldiers in an ambush in Afghanistan.
- A suicide bomber rams a car into an Algerian military academy, killing 43 and injuring 45.
- Taliban militants unsuccessfully attack the United States base Camp Saleno in Khost Province. (AP via Google News)
- 2008 Summer Olympics:
- Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva sets a new world record of 5.05 m outdoors in the womens pole vault at the Summer Olympics Games in Beijing. (AP via Yahoo! News)
- 2008 South Ossetia war:
- Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Marc Perrin de Brichambaut stated on a press-conference in Vladikavkaz, capital of Northern Ossetia, that 'the will of all the people of the region' need to be 'taken into the consideration' when deciding the future of the breakaway republic of South Ossetia. (Nasdaq)
- South Ossetia had held the referendum on independence from Georgia on November, 12th, 2006 with 99% voted in favor of the independence (with reportedly 95% turnout). Both NATO and the US opposed the referendum and did not recognise its results saying it served no purpose other than to 'exacerbate tensions' in the region. (AP via ''The International Herald Tribune'')
- Pakistan Presidential Impeachment
- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, who was facing impeachment, announces his resignation as President. Indirect presidential elections will be held within 30 days. (BBC News)
- A US-Poland agreement to deploy a missile defense shield prompts unnamed Russian officials to declare Poland ampquota legitimate military targetampquot and the deputy of the Russian general staff states that Poland ampquotopens itself to a nuclear strikeampquot. (''Asia Times'')
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