Monday 24 August 2009
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas.
Fantomas, directed by Louis Feuillade, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 August 2009 ?
- 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
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 24 August
- The month-long "cash for clunkers" program in the US ends, with $2.9 billion spent by the US government in rebates on 690,000 low-efficiency vehicles. The top trade-in was the four-wheel-drive Ford Explorer; top new purchase was Toyota Corolla.
- According to court documents, the Los Angeles County coroner's preliminary assessment is that Michael Jackson's death was caused by an overdose of the anesthetic propofol. (Reuters)
- Sweden's TeliaSonera AB announces cash offers worth around $687.7 million in total for shares it doesn't already own in Baltic operators Teo LT and Eesti Telekom. (''The Wall Street Journal'')
- Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears on television for the first time in more than a year. (Al Jazeera)
- Thieves kill an endangered Sumatran Tiger in an Indonesian zoo and steal its body, leaving its intestines behind. (''Jakarta Globe'')
- Ireland's Green Party and gay rights organisations defend plans to introduce civil partnerships for same-sex couples following criticism of the move by Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. (''The Irish Times'')
- China is to try 200 people suspected of their involvement in the Ürümqi riots last month. (Press TV)
- Two mass graves containing the remains of communist soldiers dating from the Vietnam War are discovered in central Vietnam. (''China Daily'')
- A Malaysian Muslim woman, Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, who was convicted of drinking alcohol, is granted a reprieve until after Ramadan. (IOL)
- Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill defends his decision to release the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi. (Xinhua)
- Kenya's fifth national census takes place. (Associated Press)
- Captain Moussa Dadis Camara who seized power in a military coup in Guinea, refuses to rule out standing for President, after previously promising not to. (IOL)
- At least 200 children are killed and around 900 hospitalised by Japanese encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh, India. (BBC)
- Baitullah Mehsud is confirmed dead by leaders of Pakistan's Taliban. (Associated Press)
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