Friday 22 December 2006
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Irreplaceable by Beyonce.
In UK Patience by Take That was in the top 5 hits.
Children of Men, directed by Alfonso Cuarn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006
while For One More Day by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 22 December 2006 ?
- R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
- Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Japan - T?ji (winter solstice)
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 22 December
- The NASA space shuttle Discovery lands at the Kennedy Space Center, concluding a two-week mission to the International Space Station.
- About 60,000 people in Johor, Malaysia have been displaced by the 2006 Malaysian floods. (BBC)
- Rape charges are dropped against the three Duke University lacrosse players who were accused of raping a stripper in the 2006 Duke University lacrosse team scandal. (AP)
- Andrew Wallis of ''The Times'' accuses the French government of aiding and abetting genocidaires in the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. Current Rwandan President Paul Kagame has also expressed his belief that the French and Belgian governments were complicit. (The Times)
- The party of dictator Omar Bongo, the Gabonese Democratic Party, has apparently won a vast majority in the legislative election held on 17 December 2006. (BBC)
- Ethiopian war in Somalia:
- Thousands of Somali civilians flee their homes as hundreds of troops and trucks move towards the front lines, after a night of artillery and mortar fire. (Aljazeera)
- The Islamic Courts Union say they will send ground troops to attack on Saturday, instead of fighting from a distance with heavy weapons as they have been doing so far. (Al Jazeera)
- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) calls for the protection of citizens in the Somali Civil War, the latest of many ongoing diplomatic and humanitarian appeals and efforts to minimize the growing humanitarian crisis. (Common Dreams)
- The second part of the fifth round of the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons program end without any agreement being reached or a date for the next round being set. (The Guardian)
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