Thursday 22 January 2009
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Just Dance by Lady GaGa.
Moon, directed by Duncan Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Twilight by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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- New Zealand - Wellington Anniversary.
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Vincent.
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- Billy Werber: American baseball player (Born 1908).
- US President Barack Obama orders Guant�namo Bay prison be closed within a year.
- The first trial at the International Criminal Court is held. Former Union of Congolese Patriots leader Thomas Lubanga is accused of training child soldiers to kill, pillage, and rape. Congo Warlord Pleads Not Guilty at ICC’s First Trial (Update1). Bloomberg.com (2009-01-26). Retrieved on 2009-07-07.
- The Icelandic government and banking system collapse Prime Minister Geir Haarde immediately resigns.
- Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow is enthroned as the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church.
- Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is appointed as the new Prime Minister of Iceland, becoming the world's first openly lesbian head of government.
- Hamas announces it will distribute maximums of €4,000 to families seriously affected by the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip. (Reuters)
- Israel prepares to defend itself against accusations of war crimes in its conflict with Hamas. (''Jerusalem Post'')
- United States President Barack Obama will close Guantánamo Bay Naval Base's detention camp within one year and bans torture. (BBC)
- Microsoft announces it will cut 5,000 jobs, due to a rapid decline in demand for personal computers. (''New York Times'')
- Pope Benedict XVI will rescind the excommunications of four bishops consecrated in 1988 by French Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. (AP via Google News)
- Pakistan arrests seven militants in Peshawar in connection with the London bombings of July 7, 2005. (AFP via News Limited)
- Two Sanlu Group executives are sentenced to death for endangering public safety during China's 2008 milk scandal. (Sky News)
- General Motors receives a second loan installment of US$5.4 billion. (MSNBC)
- Nominees for the 81st Academy Awards are announced. (BBC)
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