Saturday 23 May 2009
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas.
Up, directed by Pete Docter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while The 8th Confession by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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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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- Roh Moo-hyun: South Korean soldier and politician 9th President of South Korea (d. 2009).
- Former President of South Korea Roh Moo-hyun, under investigation for alleged bribery during his presidential term, commits suicide.
- Fourteen people are killed as a King Air 350 crashes near Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil. (AFP via ABC News)
- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demands better humanitarian aid for 250,000 war refugees in Sri Lanka. (CNN)
- The Army and the Taliban battle in Mingora, Swat, Pakistan. (Al Jazeera)
- Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun commits suicide. (AP via ''USA Today'')
- Madagascar's political parties agree to establish a provisional government and a truth/reconciliation commission. (BBC)
- A car bomb kills at least six people and injures 70 others in Peshawar, Pakistan. (BBC)
- Germany's Federal Assembly re-elects Horst Köhler as President. (Deutsche Welle)
- United States President Barack Obama nominates former astronaut Charles F. Bolden, Jr. as Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (''Los Angeles Times'')
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