Tuesday 22 September 2009
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of September people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas.
Pandorum, directed by Christian Alvart, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Alejandro Hernández Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ball Fighter or Tomodachi Collection.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Emmeramus
- Saint Florentius
- In ancient Latvia, the first day of Mikeli, the Catching of Jumis.
- In ancient Greece, the ninth and final day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates made offerings to the dead.
- Saint Jonas
- RC Saints - It has been or still is the feast day of the following saints: Saints Digna & Emerita
- In Europe and in cities throughout the world, Car Free Day.
- Mali - Independence Day (from France, 1960)
- Bulgaria - Independence Day 1908
- French Republican Calendar - Raisin (Grape) Day, first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Saint Thomas of Villanueva
- Saint Sanctinus
- Saint Salaberga
- Saint Phocas
- Saint Maurice
- Saint Lolanus
- Saint Lioba
- Saint Lauto
- Autumnal equinox in the Northern hemisphere, Vernal equinox in the Southern hemisphere 1996, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012 (by UT).
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- American Mesac Damas is extradited from Haiti to stand trial for the murders of his six family members in Florida, USA. NBC-2
- A mid-air collision destroys Iran's only AWACS equipped aircraft, an Ilyushin Il-76MD. ( Defensenews)
- A gang of racist youths are sent to jail for a string of attacks on foreigners in Moscow, Russia, in 2008. (BBC)
- U.S. President Barack Obama calls for the resumption of the Middle East peace process in meetings with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and the President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas. (Voice of America)
- Honduran soldiers break up protests outside the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa in support of deposed President Manuel Zelaya, who is staying inside. (MercoPress)
- Several people are killed after a bus comes off a road and slides down an embankment into a river east of Düsseldorf, Germany. (RIA Novosti)
- Casualties and 25 deaths are feared in a gun battle between Maoist rebels and supporters of the ruling Communist Party in the Indian state of West Bengal. (Press Trust of India)
- New figures reveal that for the first time since 1995 more people emigrated from Ireland than immigrated there, with a growth of more than 40% from JanuaryndashApril 2009. Most of the emigrants are Eastern European or Irish nationals. (RTÉ)
- French riot police detain 278 migrants in Calais in an operation to dismantle the ampquotjungleampquot camp. (''Straits Times'')
- China bans foreigners from entering Tibet, ahead of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the People's Republic. (Australia Network News)
- Taiwan shows a documentary on Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer, as the website of the Kaoshiung Film Festival is hacked. (''The Guardian'')
- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad heads for New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly. (Xinhua)
- An Iranian military airplane crashes during a military parade in Tehran. (ABC)
- A Spanish doctor, identified as AM, is sentenced to a year in prison for his role in the death of the former First Lady of Nigeria, Stella Obasanjo. (BBC)
- Ireland's National Ploughing Championships, the largest ploughing championship in the world and the largest outdoor agricultural event in Europe, begins in Athy, County Kildare. (''The Irish Times'')
- Attorney General for England and Wales Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, is fined £5,000 after being found to have employed a housekeeper who was not legally allowed to work in the UK. (BBC)
- For the first time in at least ten years, all United States embassies and consulates in South Africa are closed following an unspecified ampquotsecurity threatampquot. (Associated Press)
- The New Zealand dollar soars to a 13-month high against both the U.S. dollar and euro. (''The New Zealand Herald'')
- Bayo Ohu, the assistant news editor of the Nigerian daily ''The Guardian'', is shot dead at his home in Lagos. (''The Guardian'')
- Official government figures indicate the murder rate in South Africa has fallen, though robberies and sexual offences are on the increase. (IOL)
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