Wednesday 25 July 2007
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican).
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Hey There Delilah by Plain White T's.
In UK Umbrella by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z was in the top 5 hits.
The Bourne Ultimatum, directed by Paul Greengrass, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while The Quickie by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Mad Men.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing After Burner: Black Falcon or Carcassonne.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- St. Thea
- Roman festivals - Furinalia
- Cuba - Eve of Revolution Day
- Mexico - Anniversary of the Foundation of Santiago de QuerTtaro
- Puerto Rico - Constitution Day (1952)
- Tunisia - Republic Day (1957)
- Virgin Islands - Hurricane Supplication Day
- Inca - festival in honor of Ilyap'a
- Ebernoe Horn Fair, Sussex, England
- St. Valentine
- St. Paul
- St. Nissen
- St. Cucufas/Cougat
- St. Christopher
- Costa Rica - Anniversary of the Annexation of Guanacaste Province
- Galiza - National Day (Dia da Patria Galega).
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 7 saints: St. Saint James the Great, the patron saint of Spain.
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- The ''New England Journal of Medicine'' reports about Oscar, a hospice cat with the ability to predict which patients will die hours before their death. (CNN)
- Nurses in Fiji go on strike over a 5 per cent pay cut imposed on them by the interim government of Frank Bainimarama with teachers and other government workers to join them next week. (ABC)
- A United States federal court judge orders Sudan to pay $8 million in compensation to the victims of the bombing of the USS ''Cole''. (CNN)
- 2007 Tour de France
- Italian rider Christian Moreni fails a doping test and is led away for questioning by French police (Fox News)
- Race leader Michael Rasmussen is withdrawn from the race and fired by his team for providing incorrect information about his whereabouts before the start of the Tour, deepening the drug controversies surrounding the 2007 edition. (New York Times)
- The President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva removes Defense Minister Waldir Pires, who is responsible for civil aviation, from his Cabinet and replaces him with former Justice Minister Nelson Jobim after two major crashes in ten months. (New York Times)
- The United States House Committee on the Judiciary votes 22-17 to approve a report citing former White House counsel Harriet Miers and current Chief of Staff for President George W. Bush Joshua Bolten for failing to comply with subpoenas regarding the dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy. (CNN)
- A car bomb in the Mansour district of Baghdad kills at least 30 Iraqis celebrating their team's victory in an Asian Cup match against South Korea. Another suicide attack in East Baghdad kills another 20. (Reuters)
- 8 of the 23 South Koreans held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan are released, while one of the hostages is executed. The Taliban gives further warning that the remaining hostages will be killed. (CNN)
- The first delegation from the Arab League comprising the foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan visits Israel to talk about the Arab Peace Initiative. (BBC)
- Iraq's largest Sunni Arab bloc, The Iraqi Accordance Front, suspends its membership in Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's coalition government. (Fox News)
- A Russian subcontractor advises that Iran's first nuclear power reactor will be ready in August 2008. (Reuters)
- The Australian Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions reviews the case against Mohamed Haneef accused of giving material support to terrorism following concerns being raised about the strength of the case. (Sydney Morning Herald)
- More houses are evacuated in Oxford as the River Thames breaks its banks. (Reuters via News Limited)
- North and South Korea conduct high-level talks to resolve a border dispute. (BBC)
- The President of France Nicolas Sarkozy travels to Libya following the release of the medical workers sentenced to death in the HIV trial in Libya. (Reuters via CNN)
- Controversial American academic Ward Churchill is dismissed by the Board of Regents of the University of Colorado after accusations of academic misconduct. (IHT)
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