Sunday 21 June 2009
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas.
My Sister's Keeper, directed by Nick Cassavetes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while New Moon by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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- Archaeologists find evidence showing that the manioc plant was a staple food of the Maya. (''The Los Angeles Times'')
- The Pakistan Cricket Team wins the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 world cup after a hard match against Sri Lanka at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, England. (Cricinfo)
- A new pro-Treaty of Lisbon group led by Pat Cox is launched in Ireland. (RTÉ)
- The Somali government declares a state of emergency. (Reuters)
- Self-rule is introduced in Greenland following a 2008 referendum. (BBC)
- Seven people, including six amusement park employees, are killed in a French rural helicopter crash. (RTÉ)
- 2009 Iranian election protests:
- Iranian state television claims at least ten people are dead following protests over the recent election. (RTÉ)
- Iranian officials ask the BBC's chief Iran correspondent to immediately leave the country after accusing the BBC of meddling in internal affairs. (BBC)
- The Guardian Council admits more than 100% of eligible voters cast their ballots in 50 cities in the presidential election. (Press TV)
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's daughter is arrested. (''Irish Independent'')
- Accusations of interference in Iran leveled against the United Kingdom and United States are rejected by British Foreign Secretary David Miliband. (''Irish Independent'')
- The death toll from the Taza bombing rises to 73. (RTÉ)
- At least sixteen people are killed in a factory blast in Fengyang county, Anhui, China. (AP)
- An open top sightseeing bus with 40 tourists on board is stoned in Belfast. (RTÉ)
- Salvatore Miceli, an Italian Mafia fugitive on the run since 2001 and listed as one of the country's 30 most dangerous men, is arrested in Venezuela. (Reuters)
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