Sunday 24 August 2008
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Disturbia by Rihanna.
Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008
while Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
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- An aircraft crashes in Guatemala, killing 10, including four Americans on a humanitarian mission.
- A suicide bomber attacks a feast in Baghdad's Abu Ghraib district resulting in at least 21 deaths. (BBC News)
- A small plane crashes east of Guatemala City, killing ten and injuring four. (Canadian Press via Google News)
- Iran Aseman Airlines Flight 6895, a Boeing 737, crashes in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan shortly after takeoff, killing 71 people. (AFP via Google News)
- 2008 South Ossetia War:
- A train carrying oil products hits a landmine and catches fire. A Georgian Interior Ministry spokesman blamed Russia for the blast. (CNN)
- The United States Navy's destroyer, the USS ''McFaul'', arrives at the Black Sea port of Batumi to deliver aid for Georgia. (Bloomberg)
- United States warns that Russia is establishing permanent facilities in Georgia. (Xinhua)
- 2008 Summer Olympics:
- Samuel Wanjiru of Kenya wins the gold medal in the men's marathon at the 2008 Summer Olympics setting a new Olympic record of 2:06:32. (AP via Yahoo! News)
- The United States wins the gold medal in men's basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics. (ESPN)
- The Summer Olympics concludes after 16 days with the closing ceremony. (Xinhua)
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