Friday 20 October 2006
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican).
In that special week of October people in US were listening to SexyBack by Justin Timberlake.
In UK America by Razorlight was in the top 5 hits.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, directed by Tom Tykwer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006
while State of Denial by Bob Woodward was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Pride Fighting Championships.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alex Rider: Stormbreaker or Gears of War.
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- October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
- French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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- OPEC agrees to reduce its output by , its first cut for more than two years, to halt falling oil prices. (USA Today)
- The Indian conglomerate Tata Group agrees to buy Anglo-Dutch steel firm Corus in the largest ever Indian takeover of a foreign company. (NDTV)
- Ethiopia expels two European Union diplomats for allegedly trying to smuggle two fugitives into Kenya. The European Union criticises the expulsions as ampquottotally unacceptable.ampquot (BBC)
- United States authorities charge a Wisconsin man with making a hoax threat against seven American football stadiums that said they would be targeted by terrorists with radiological dirty bombs on the weekend. (AP via WCBS)
- The Government of Kazakhstan is building a security fence on its border with Uzbekistan to prevent terrorist attacks in the country. (The New York Times)
- Clare Short, the former British cabinet minister, has left the Labour Party to sit as an Independent Labour MP. (BBC)
- Solomon Islands police and members of the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) raid the office of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in Honiara. (ABC News Australia)
- European Union leaders gather in Lahti, Finland, for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (CNN)
- Newly convicted prisoners in the United Kingdom are to be held in police cells rather than prisons, as the nation's prison service faces chronic overcrowding in its jails. (BBC)
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