Friday 19 June 2009
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas.
My Sister's Keeper, directed by Nick Cassavetes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while New Moon by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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- Juneteenth ? celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation.
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- Tomoji Tanabe: Japanese supercentenarian (Born 1895).
- Ken Roberts, American radio and TV announcer (The Secret Storm and Love of Life), founder of broadcast performers' union (AFTRA), dies at age 99.
- The Iranian Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warns against further election protests. (CNN)
- Ali Khamenei announces Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won the Iranian presidential election by 24 million votes. (''The New York Times'')
- As part of an ongoing row between FOTA and the FIA, eight teams declare that they will leave Formula One and set up a new championship for the 2010 season. (BBC)
- Attacks on Romanians in Belfast
- Esther Rantzen defends Northern Ireland hatred addiction remarks. (BBC)
- Swine flu is confirmed in Ethiopia and Slovenia. (''The Irish Times'')
- Scotland Yard investigates the expenses of five Labour MPs in Britain. (''Irish Independent'')
- Gambian opposition leader and journalist for the ''Foroyaa'' newspaper, Halifa Sallah, is arrested. (IOL)
- The U.S. begins deploying missile interceptors and radar to defend Hawaii from a North Korean long-range rocket. (AFP)
- Ireland's Taoiseach Brian Cowen secures binding concessions in EU talks on the Lisbon Treaty. (BBC)
- Allen Stanford, the chairman of Stanford Financial Group, is arrested after allegations of fraud. (BBC)
- Protests take place at Burma's embassies worldwide on occasion of Aung San Suu Kyi's 64th birthday. (BBC)
- Air France is to offer compensation to the families of victims of the Flight 447 disaster. (Sky News)
- A bomb explodes near Bilbao in the Basque region of Spain, killing one policeman. (RTÉ)
- Pakistan Defence Minister Ahmad Mukhtar says the military offensive in the Swat valley is nearing its end. (''Sindh Today'')
- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta claims to have blown up another oil pipeline in the Niger Delta region of southern Nigeria. (Xinhua)
- Henry Allingham, 113, one of the UK's last two World War I veterans, becomes the world's oldest man following the death of Tomoji Tanabe. (BBC)
- The head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Schapiro, said in an interview that it should not be necessary for the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to align all their rules and regulation, although she does expect some harmonization. (Reuters)
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