Friday 19 December 2008
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Live Your Life by T.I..
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008
while Twilight by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 19 December 2008 ?
- 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
- Roman festivals - Opalia
- Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 19 December
- US President George W. Bush announces US$17.4 billion in emergency loans to U.S. carmakers to prevent a collapse of the industry and save hundreds of thousands of jobs.
- U.S. crude oil prices drop to US$33.87 a barrel, lowest since February 2004.
- Administration of United States President-elect Barack Obama:
- Republican Party Representative Ray LaHood of Illinois is nominated as the next Secretary of Transportation. (CNN)
- Venture capitalist Karen Mills is chosen to head the Small Business Administration. (CNN)
- Former Mayor of Dallas, Texas, Ronald Kirk is selected for the position of Trade Representative. (CNN)
- Rangzieb Ahmed, the highest-ranked al-Qaeda operative in the United Kingdom, becomes the first person convicted of the charge of directing terrorism. (News Limited)
- President Bush announces a $17.4 billion emergency bailout of the automobile industry to protect General Motors and Chrysler from bankruptcy during the current automotive crisis. The plan is conditional on the companies' reorganization by March 31, 2009, to show that they can return to viability. (''New York Times'')
- Three resignations ensue when Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick admits to concealing a total of €87 million in loans. (RTÉ)
- Thirty prisoners burn down and escape their jail in Vanuatu. Two Members of Parliament are later arrested for harboring some of the fugitives. (Channel NewsAsia)
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