Sunday 24 May 2009
It was Sunday, 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 Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan was one of the best selling books.
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- 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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- Jay Bennett: American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Wilco) (Born 1963).
- Brazilian driver Hélio Castroneves wins automobile racing's 93rd Indianapolis 500. (ESPN)
- The Deccan Chargers defeat the Royal Challengers Bangalore to win the Indian Premier League. (''The Hindu'')
- The Austrian film ''The White Ribbon'' wins the Golden Palm at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. (''The Guardian'')
- The Space Shuttle ''Atlantis'' lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California, United States, after completing the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. (NASA)
- Eleven people are killed during a stampede at the Mawazine world music festival in Rabat, Morocco. (France 24)
- One person is killed and 15 others are injured during a clash in a Sikh temple in Vienna, Austria. (BBC)
- British driver Jenson Button wins the 2009 Monaco Grand Prix. (Telegraph)
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