Monday 23 November 2009
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of November people in US were listening to Empire State Of Mind by Jay-Z.
Zvenigora, directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Tempted by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast was one of the best selling books.
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- Slovenia - Rudolf Maister Day
- Japan - Kinro kansha no hi (Labour Thanksgiving Day)
- Georgia - St George's Day
- R.C. Saints - Pope Clement I, Saint Columban
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Qawl (Speech) - First day of the 14th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
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- Juzefas Jurgelevicius: Lithuanian footballer (Born 1947).
- The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines
- The first atom collisions have taken place in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland. (BBC News)
- A second fire at an arms depot plant in Ulyanovsk, Russia, kills at least eight people, 10 days after a previous explosion at the same site. (Al Jazeera)
- India's main opposition BJP party condemns a leaked Liberhan Commission report that implicated opposition figures in the destruction of the Babri Mosque in 1992 by Hindu nationalists. (BBC)
- Voters in the Northern Mariana Islands participate in the Commonwealth's first ever gubernatorial runoff election between Governor Benigno Fitial and challenger Heinz Hofschneider. Hofschneider had bested Fitial in the first round by just 8 votes on November 7, the closest gubernatorial election in history. (''Saipan Tribune'')
- The war crimes trial of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia hears its final arguments. (Al Jazeera)
- Clashes break out between refugees from Sri Lanka and Afghanistan at an Australian immigration centre on Christmas Island. (ABC News)
- Flooding in Great Britain and Ireland
- Residents in Cockermouth, Cumbria, begin returning to their homes meanwhile, the search resumes for a missing woman swept away near Brecon, Powys. (BBC)
- Taoiseach Brian Cowen visits Ireland's worst hit areas in the recent flooding. (RTÉ)
- Relatives protest about the recent mine disaster in China. (Reuters)
- Chinese human rights activist Huang Qi, who campaigned for the parents of the children killed in schools in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, is sentenced to three years in prison for ampquotillegally holding state secretsampquot. (AFP)
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