Thursday 21 September 2006
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of September people in US were listening to SexyBack by Justin Timberlake.
In UK I Don't Feel Like Dancin' by Scissor Sisters was in the top 5 hits.
The Fountain, directed by Darren Aronofsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006
while 6 Rainier Drive by Debbie Macomber was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 21 September 2006 ?
- Mabon - Neopagan festival of Mabon
- International Day of Peace of the United Nations, as propagated by Peace One Day
- In ancient Greece, the eighth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the secret rites in the Telesterion finish and the feast, Pannychis, begins.
- Philippines - Thanksgiving Day
- Independence Day in Malta (1964), Belize (1981) & Armenia (1991)
- Also see September 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Matthew the Evangelist
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 21 September
- In Uzbekistan, Komiljon Usmanov is on trial for ampquotthreatening Uzbekistan's constitutional order and public security,ampquot and is accused of allegedly leading the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir organization. Usmanov was sentenced in 2001 to 10 years in jail on similar charges, but was freed under an amnesty. He maintains his innocence. (RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty)
- Former Peruvian spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos is sentenced to a 20-year prison term for running guns to Colombian FARC guerrillas. (BBC)
- Israeli troops raid a branch of Jordan National Bank and 23 other financial institutions, seizing the equivalent of over US$1.5 million in cash from West Bank cities. (Jordan Times)
- A U.S. federal judge in San Francisco orders two ''San Francisco Chronicle'' reporters jailed for up to 18 months for refusing to reveal who leaked them secret grand jury testimony about steroids in baseball. (AP via Boston Herald)
- Cong Thanh Do, a U.S. democracy activist, is released by Vietnam. (Mercury News)
- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage threatened to bomb his country ampquotback to the Stone Ageampquot after the 2001 September 11 attacks if he did not help the U.S.-led War on Terror. (CTV NEWS)
- The Government of Indonesia executes Christians Fabianus Tibo, 60, Marinus Riwu, 48, and Dominggus da Silva, 42 by firing squad. The three men were accused of leading attacks on Muslims in 2000 that left 70 people dead. Thousands of police are blocking roads leading to the prison and are guarding churches. Various human rights workers have called the trial a shame. (CBS News)
- Response to President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez's remarks that United States President George W. Bush is like the devil: (Washington Post)
- Democratic United States Representative Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calls Chávez a ampquotthug.ampquot (Reuters)
- United States Representative Charles Rangel (D) also said in a press release that an attack on Bush is ampquotattack on all of us (Americans).ampquot (Rangel Press Release)
- Australia, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer says Chavez is ampquotA Dictator without Class.ampquot (News Limited/AAP)
- Iowa Senator Tom Harkin (D) says that Chávez's comments were ampquotincendiary.ampquot (Radio Iowa)
- ''Top Gear'' presenter Richard Hammond is seriously injured during filming for upcoming series. Hammond rolled a jet powered car at 300 mph. (BBC)
- The Space Shuttle ''Atlantis'' lands at Kennedy Space Center, ending STS-115. (Reuters)
- Thailand coup d'état:
- The leaders of Thailand's coup ban all meetings and other activities by political parties, two days after taking power. (BBC)
- Thaksin Shinawatra urges the coup leaders ampquotto reconcile and work toward national reconciliation for the sake of our king and countryampquot. Currently in London, he stated he was going to take a ampquotdeserved restampquot for the time being. (CNN)
- Turkish writer Elif Shafak is cleared of charge of ampquotinsulting Turkishnessampquot, under the controversial Article 301 of the Turkish Criminal Code, in an Istanbul Court. (Guardian Unlimited)
- New York Comptroller Alan Hevesi admitted that he hired an employee of the state to drive around his wife. (New York Daily News)
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