Monday 18 May 2009
It was Monday, 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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- Sri Lankan Civil War: The LTTE are defeated by the Sri Lankan government, ending almost 26 years of fighting between the two sides.
- Dalia Grybauskaitė is elected as the first female President of Lithuania. (BBC)
- National League for Democracy General Secretary Aung San Suu Kyi's trial for violating house arrest begins in Burma. (BBC)
- Sri Lanka's government declares an end to its civil war with the Tamil Tigers. (AFP)
- Chad admits that its military has performed three incursions into Sudan. (BBC)
- Somalia requests international assistance to establish an anti-piracy coast guard. (BBC)
- Twenty members of the United Kingdom's Parliament demand House of Commons Speaker Michael Martin's resignation, amid an expenses controversy. ''(The Daily Telegraph)''
- The European Commission's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is evacuated because of a fire. (RTÉ)
- Former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is accused of quoting the Bible while briefing then-President George W. Bush. (BBC)
- U.S. President Barack Obama urges Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept a Palestinian state. (Reuters)
- Italian Camorra leader Raffaele Amato is arrested in Marbella, Spain. (BBC)
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