Sunday 19 November 2006
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican).
In that special week of November people in US were listening to My Love by Justin Timberlake.
In UK Put Your Hands Up For Detroit by Fedde Le Grande was in the top 5 hits.
Deja Vu, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006
while You: On a Diet by Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Strutter.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing American McGee presents: Bad Day L.A. or Blazing Souls.
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- Nintendo releases the Wii video game system in North and South America. It includes a wireless Wii remote controller, a Nunchuk controller attachment, and video game Wii Sports. Price is US$249.99 in the USA. Total sales in first 8 days: 600,000.
- Muslim women in New York City want to start a Koran council to interpret strict sharia law. (Reuters)
- The British Columbia Lions win the 94th Grey Cup, the championship game of the Canadian Football League, game 25-14 over the Montreal Alouettes in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (CFL)
- Gunmen abduct Iraq's Deputy Health Minister Ammar al-Saffar. (CNN)
- Somali Civil War: UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan warns Somalia's neighbours to stay out, as UN experts paint an alarming picture of foreign and extremist intervention in a nation on the brink of all-out war that could engulf the Horn of Africa. (allAfrica)
- Suspected assassination plot: Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian spy who defected to Britain six years ago, is fighting for his life in a London hospital after being poisoned with polonium-210 in a sushi bar. (The Sunday Times)
- India test fires a Prithvi missile, a surface-to-surface missile, capable of carrying a nuclear weapon. (NDTV)
- Russia and the United States sign a key trade agreement paving the way for Russian membership of the World Trade Organization. (AP via ABC News)
- 2006 Tonga riots: A leader of the Tongan pro-democracy movement, MP Akilisi Pohiva, criticises the intervention of Australian and New Zealand peacekeepers following riots. (ABC News Australia)
- The 2006 meeting of the G20 industrial nations in Melbourne ends, with discussions centering on the global economy and climate change. Protesters clash with police during the event. (The Age - protests)
- The annual APEC meeting in Hanoi concludes with a call for the resumption of World Trade Organization talks, but references to climate change were removed from the final statement. (International Herald-Tribune)
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