Friday 20 February 2009
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Crack A Bottle by Eminem.
He's Just Not That Into You, directed by Ken Kwapis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinne was one of the best selling books.
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- Larry H Miller: American businessman and owner of the Utah Jazz (Born 1944).
- Swedish carmaker Saab (a unit of American carmaker General Motors) files for protection from creditors while it tries to find a new partner and raise funds.
- Spot gold hits a peak of US$1005.40, its highest since March 18, 2008.
- Two Tamil Tigers aircraft packed with C4 explosives en-route to the national airforce headquarters are shot down by the Sri Lankan military before reaching their target, in a kamikaze style attack.
- The Tamil Tigers aerially attack Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing two people and injuring at least 40 others. (Reuters)
- The United States will return Benyam Mohammed to the United Kingdom after four years of imprisonment at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base's detention camp. (BBC)
- Israel seizes 425 acres of Palestinian Authority state land in the West Bank for a Jewish settlement. (AP via Google News)
- Latvian Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis and his government resign. (Bloomberg)
- Gold futures reclaim the US$1,000-an-ounce mark. (MarketWatch)
- New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo subpoenas Bank of America Chairman and CEO Kenneth Lewis for misleading investors during the purchase of Merrill Lynch. (''Wall Street Journal'')
- Israeli President Shimon Peres selects Likud Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu to form the country's next government. (Ynetnews)
- A suicide attack kills 25 people in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan. (BBC)
- Forty-seven people are injured when a Northwest Airlines flight from the Philippines to Japan experiences severe turbulence. (BBC)
- India investigates several deaths caused by the hepatitis B virus in the western state of Gujarat. (BBC)
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