Wednesday 19 July 2006
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado.
In UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, directed by Adam McKay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006
while The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 19 July 2006 ?
- According to sitcom Father Ted, previous events that occurred on July 19 included Galway being liberated by the Indians, Marathon was renamed Snickers and the Ice Age ended.
- St. Symmachus
- St. Machrina
- St. Arsenius
- Catholic - Feasts of St. Vincent de Paul
- Nicaragua - National Liberation Day
- Myanmar - Martyr's Day
- Malaysia - Birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Ng Sembilan
- Roman festivals - Lucaria
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- A 235-193 vote in the U.S. House of Representatives falls short of the 2/3 majority needed to override President George W. Bush's first-ever veto of a bill intended to reauthorize federal funding of embryonic stem cell research (see Stem cell controversy). (AP)
- Record-breaking temperatures continue in a U.S. heat wave and another in Europe, causing at least 18 deaths, including some as far north as the Netherlands. The UK hit a record-breaking July temperature of 36.5°C (97.7°F) at Wisley. (BBC)
- Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve warns the United States Senate Banking Committee of the possible impact of rising energy prices on inflation. (Bloomberg)
- Internet censorship: In an unprecedented move for a leading democracy, India bans some blogs Huge outrage reported. (New York Times)
- 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict:
- Two Israeli soldiers have been killed in fierce fighting with Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon. (BBC NEWS)
- Israeli ground troops cross the border into Lebanon in a limited incursion. ''(International Herald Tribune)''
- Israeli airstrikes hit the southern suburbs of Beirut near the airport. (CNN)
- A cruise ship carrying 1000 Americans leaves Beirut for Cyprus as the fighting enters its second week. (Associated Press)
- Israeli-Palestinian conflict (Operation Summer Rains):
- Independent reports say that over 100 people are dead and missing in North Korea as a result of floods and landslides, while the North's government-controlled media omitted mention of any casualties. More than 9,000 families are left homeless. There have been at least 25 deaths in South Korea. (MSNBC)
- OFCOM removes the retail price controls that had been imposed on Britain's dominant telco, the BT Group, for the last 22 years. (BBC)
- An aristocratic house believed to be the birthplace of Augustus, the first emperor of ancient Rome, is discovered under the Palatine Hill. (SFGate)
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