Wednesday 21 October 2009
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of October people in US were listening to 3 by Britney Spears.
Nathan der Weise, directed by Manfred Noa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Meet the Natives USA.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alive 4-Ever or Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
- French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
- R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
- Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
- Also see October 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day of the Nacho ? celebrated in the United States and Mexico since the early 1990s.
- Diwali in India (2006)
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- The Philadelphia Phillies win the 2009 National League Championship Series 4 games to 1 after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 10–4. (''New York Times'')
- A report on the discovery of a new species of dinosaur, ''Fruitadens haagarorum'', measuring around 70cm long, is published in the ''Proceedings of the Royal Society''. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- After 10 hours, a man armed with a rifle and wearing military camouflage holding 8 people hostage in downtown Edmonton, Canada during the 2009 Workers Compensation Board of Alberta Hostage crisis surrenders peacefully to the Edmonton Police Service (CTV Edmonton)
- Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev appoints former mayor of Bishkek, Daniar Usenov, as the new Prime Minister following the resignation of his predecessor, Igor Chudinov. (Reuters)
- President of the Marshall Islands Litokwa Tomeing is ousted in the country's first successful vote of no confidence. Ruben Zackhras is appointed acting president until a new election on October 23, 2009. (''Yokwe'')
- Hundreds of protestors gather in Lima, Peru, as a bill proposing the legalisation of some form of abortion is approved. (BBC)
- The United States is to send a rare mission to Burma for talks with the military government. (Reuters)
- Several people are arrested over a bomb attack in southeastern Iran that killed 42 people, including members of the Revolutionary Guards. (Associated Press)
- Armed men take six people captive at a Lidl supermarket in Sevran, France. (''Jakarta Globe'')
- At least thirteen people die in India's Rajasthan state after the Goa Express crashes into the stationary Mewar Express. (CNN)
- A goods train derails east of Poti, Georgia, in an incident described as ampquotsabotageampquot. (RIA Novosti)
- The International Atomic Energy Agency propose draft agreement for Iran and three world powers to agree, aimed at reducing international concerns over Tehran's nuclear programme. (BBC)
- Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk agrees to station SM-3 missile interceptors from United States President Barack Obama's reformulated missile defense system on the territory of this NATO ally. (''The New York Times'')
- The crypt of Daniel O'Connell at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin is refurbished and opened to tourists . (RTÉ)
- A Japanese convict who served seventeen years in prison for the murder of a four-year-old girl pleads not guilty during a retrial. (BBC)
- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announces plans to curb the number of state companies by privatising some. (''Financial Times'')
- Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela denies writing a foreword praising Republic of the Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso's biography, ''Straight Speaking for Africa''. (''The Guardian'')
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