Tuesday 20 March 2007
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Glamorous by Fergie.
In UK Shine by Take That was in the top 5 hits.
Hot Fuzz, directed by Edgar Wright, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while The Secret by Rhonda Byrne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 20 March 2007 ?
- Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
- Saint Alexandra
- Saint Herbert (died 687)
- Canberra Day
- Meat Out Day
- International Astrology Day
- New Year of Iranian Calendar: Norouz occurs on the vernal equinox.
- The second day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- The vernal equinox usually occurs on this day.
- Saint Wulfram (d.704)
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- At least 27 people are killed in a landslide in northern Pakistan following days of heavy rain. (Reuters via the Irish Times)
- Indonesian police shoot dead a suspected member of Jemaah Islamiyah, wound three people and arrest others in an anti-terrorist raid. (AP via USA Today)
- The G33 group of developing countries meet in Indonesia to develop what they consider to be fairer trade options and restart the stalled Doha Round of World Trade Organisation negotiations. (BBC)
- Jamaican police announce investigation into the death of former Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer with suspicions that it was murder. (ABC News Australia)
- Local tribesmen and Uzbek militants clash in South Waziristan, Pakistan, leaving at least 46 people dead. (The Independent)
- Up to 65 people die as a truck overturns on a bridge near Gueckedou, Guinea. (BBC)
- United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defence Des Browne orders the military to destroy cluster bombs that lack self-destruct mechanisms in order to avoid harming civilians. (AP via Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
- Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy: The Bush administration agrees to allow Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove and former White House Counsel Harriet Miers to testify but not under oath. (AP via San Francisco Examiner)
- France signs an extradition treaty with the People's Republic of China but will only extradite people in death penalty cases when China agrees that the person will not receive a death penalty. (BBC)
- European Union High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana says that the EU is doing all it can to find Alan Johnston, the BBC Gaza correspondent who has been missing for 8 days. (BBC)
- At least 63 people die in a fire in a home for elderly and disabled people in a village in Russia's Krasnodar Krai. (AP via CNN)
- The wife of Sami Al-Arian, a former university professor convicted by a United States district court of funneling money to Islamic Jihad, fears for his life as his hunger strike to protest his imprisonment enters its 58st day. (St. Petersburg Times)
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 2007 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Fergie - Glamorous
- Mims - This Is Why I'm Hot
- Akon - Don't Matter
- Gwen Stefani - The Sweet Escape
- Cupid's Chokehold/Breakfast In America - Gym Class Heroes
- Fall Out Boy - This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race
- Daughtry - It's Not Over
- Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around…Comes Around
- Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend
- Nelly Furtado - Say It Right
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