Thursday 19 November 2009
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of November people in US were listening to Fireflies by Owl City.
Zvenigora, directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinne was one of the best selling books.
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- Daul Kim: South Korean model painter and blogger (d. 2009).
- The US Mint releases the 2009 Zachary Taylor Presidential dollar to circulation.
- New guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for cervical cancer screening suggest that a woman should have her first pap smear at age 21. (''New York Times'')
- Google releases the source code of its open source Operating system Chrome OS. (PCMAG)
- U.S. media mogul and talk show host Oprah Winfrey announces she will end her long running talk show in 2011. (AP via Newser)
- European Union / Three new positions created by the Treaty of Lisbon:
- The Prime Minister of Belgium, Herman Van Rompuy, is chosen as the first permanent President of the European Council by European Union leaders. (BBC)
- British politician Catherine Ashton is selected as EU's first Foreign Minister. (BBC News)
- French diplomat Pierre de Boissieu is selected as the first Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union. (AFP via Google News)
- Yemeni government forces say they have killed a leader during fighting with Houthi rebels in the north of the country. (Reuters)
- Egypt recalls its ambassador to Algeria after complaints about violence towards its football fans after a World Cup play off. Sudan also summons its envoy to Egypt over media coverage of the game's aftermath. (Al Bawaba)
- Irish politicians, including Taoiseach Brian Cowen, call for a controversial football playoff for the 2010 FIFA World Cup between France and Republic of Ireland to be replayed as the Football Association of Ireland lodges an official complaint with FIFA. (''The LA Times'')
- The discovery of three ancient crocodile species, ''Kaprosuchus saharicus'', ''Araripesuchus rattoides'' and ''Laganosuchus thaumastos'', is announced. (''Times Online'')
- The European Court of Justice rules that airlines will have to pay compensation to passengers who experience delays of more than three hours. (European Court of Justice)
- Bangladesh's Supreme Court upholds the death sentences of five former soldiers convicted of assassinating the country's founder, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. (BBC)
- Zimbabwe begins withdrawing soldiers from diamond mines after recommmendations by the Kimberley Process regarding human rights abuses. (AFP)
- The Russian Constitutional Court prolongs a ban on the death penalty. The moratorium had been due to expire on January 1. (Xinhua)
- Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo steps down as head of the ruling Lakas-Kampi-CMD party and endorses her former defense minister Gilberto Teodoro for President. (''Philippine Star'')
- Cambodia takes control of a Thai-owned air traffic control firm in a deepening diplomatic row between the two countries. (UPI)
- A suicide blast near the judicial complex in Peshawar, Pakistan, kills at least 17 people and wounds more than 30 others. (NY Times)
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