Friday 22 August 2008
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Disturbia by Rihanna.
Death Race, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008
while Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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- RC feasts - Mary queen of angels
- Chloe Allen: American child of noted parents, her dad is Byron Allen, the host of talk shows "Entertainers with Byron Allen" and "Comics Unleashed," and his wife, producer Jennifer Lucas.
- Gladys Powers: Canadian World War I veteran (Born 1899).
- An aircraft crashes in Guatemala, killing 10, including four Americans on a humanitarian mission.
- Iran Aseman Airlines Flight 6895 crashes upon takeoff near Manas International Airport in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, killing 68.
- Hundreds of thousands of Muslim Kashmiris demonstrate in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir demanding independence from India. (BBC News)
- War in Afghanistan
- The United States-led coalition kills 30 Taliban militants in fighting in western Afghanistan. (AP via Google News)
- At least 76 civilians are killed following a coalition air strike near the village of Azizabad in the western province of Herat. (AFP via ''Ottawa Citizen'')
- 2008 South Ossetia war:
- Human Rights Watch confirms the use of cluster bombs by Russia during Georgia bombing, urges Russia to keep within the international norms and warns Georgia to take urgent measures to protect the civilian population in Georgian villages from unexploded ordnance left by Russian attacks. (Rustavi 2)
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