Friday 23 May 2008
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Take A Bow by Rihanna.
Sex and the City, directed by Michael Patrick King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008
while The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow was one of the best selling books.
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- World Turtle Day
- Saint Desiderius
- Saint Guibert of Gemblours
- Saint Montana
- Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
- Discordianism: Day of Disunity
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- The International Court of Justice (ICJ) awards Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca (Pulau Batu Puteh) to Singapore, ending a 29-year territorial dispute between the two countries.
- At least 17 civilians including a child are killed in a claymore mine explosion in Kilinochchi, North of Sri Lanka. (''Daily Mirror'')
- The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon states that Myanmar's State Peace and Development Council has decided to grant access to areas worst hit by Cyclone Nargis to international aid workers regardless of nationality. (Bloomberg)
- Around 20,000 passengers are affected by unofficial industrial action by Iarnród Éireann, Ireland's national rail operator. (RTÉ)
- Hu Jintao, the President of China, and the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev condemn the United States' National missile defense system. (AP via Google News)
- Seven Moroccan tourists are killed in a bus crash in central France, near the city of Blois. (RTÉ)
- An independent investigation into $8.2 billion in United States Department of Defense spending in Iraq, as well as aid to Egypt and Kuwait since 2001 finds that 95% of payments to contractors failed to meet requirements for documentation to determine what was paid for. (''The New York Times'')
- 2006 Lathen maglev train accident: Germany fines two test track managers over the 23 deaths and 11 injuries. A third defendant remains to be tried due to suicide fears. (Bloomberg) (Wikinews)
- A coroner suggests the entire fleet of British Royal Air Force Hawker Siddeley Nimrod aircraft should be grounded on safety concerns. (BBC News)
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