Wednesday 26 August 2009
It was Wednesday, 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.
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- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
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- Dominick Dunne: American writer who had a late start, age 40 when he began his literary career.
- U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving Kennedy brother, dies at age 77, after battling brain cancer. (New York Times)
- Lithuania launches an inquiry into allegations that it hosted a secret CIA prison for al-Qaeda suspects. (BBC).
- The government of Moldova announces that it will stand down before the opening of parliament on 28 August. (BBC)
- French police uncover a large cache of weapons and explosives belonging to terrorist group ETA. (BBC)
- The Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei says he has no evidence that opposition protests were backed by foreign countries. (BBC)
- Japan's exports fall by 36.5% as demand falls. (Reuters)
- North and South Korea resume talks on allowing families divided since the Korean War to begin meeting again, for the first time in two years. (Yonhap)
- Zimbabwe denies reports that President Robert Mugabe suffered a health scare. (''Daily Nation'')
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