Saturday 24 May 2008
It was Saturday, 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.
Young People Fucking, directed by Martin Gero, 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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Which were the important events of 24 May 2008 ?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
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- Three people are killed and another three injured in a helicopter crash on Santa Catalina Island, California near Two Harbors, California. (AP via Google News)
- Munster win the Heineken European Rugby Cup against Toulouse, 16 to 13. (RTÉ)
- According to the Colombian Minister of Defense, Juan Manuel Santos, FARC founder and commander Tirofijo died on March 26. Noticias24
- A 5.9 earthquake with its epicentre in the Department of Meta strikes the Central and West areas of the country at least 11 people are killed with over 4000 injuries reported. (USGS)
- In continuing battles against anti-foreigner violence in South Africa, police shoot and kill one man in Johannesburg. The Red Cross warns it is struggling to help the thousands of displaced people. (AFP via Google News)
- Flooding in Chile kills at least five people, displaces at least 15,000 people and closes the Pan American Highway south of Santiago. (BBC News)
- Cyclone Nargis: The authorities in Myanmar allow foreign help into the country following initial resistance. (Reuters)
- Wen Jiabao, the Premier of China, estimates that the eventual death toll from the 2008 Sichuan earthquake could rise as high as ampquot80,000 or moreampquot. (CBC)
- Prince Joachim of Denmark marries French Marie Cavallier. Prince Joachim was previously married to Hong Kong-born Alexandra Manley. (The Danish Monarchy)
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