Monday 26 June 2006
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Do I Make You Proud by Taylor Hicks.
In UK I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair) by Sandi Thom was in the top 5 hits.
The Devil Wears Prada, directed by David Frankel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006
while The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 26 June 2006 ?
- Saints John and Paul
- The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
- Flag Day in Romania
- Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
- Independence Day in Madagascar
- Saint Josemarfa Escriv� (d. 1975)
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- Tommy Wonder: Dutch magician (Born 1953).
- Electronic IDs will be distributed to all under the age of 12 in Belgium, as a means of protection from child abduction, and will carry a special code in addition to a hotline. (The Telegraph Group Limited)
- U.S. President George W. Bush criticises the disclosure of a program to monitor financial transactions by suspected terrorists as ampquotdisgracefulampquot. White House Press Secretary Tony Snow also states that news organizations, including the ''New York Times,'' should think if ampquotthe public's right to know, in some cases, might override somebody's right to live...ampquot (White House Press Briefing)
- Waziristan War: a suicide car bombing kills six Pakistani soldiers. BBC
- Marí Alkatiri resigns as Prime Minister of East Timor after weeks of political unrest. (Reuters)
- A suicide bomb in Pannapittya, Sri Lanka, kills three people, including Parami Kulkathunga, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lankan Army. (Asian Tribune)
- Israel has stated that they will ensure that the Hamas-controlled Palestinian government is ampquottoppledampquot if their captured soldier, Gilad Shalit, is killed. Three Palestinian groups claiming to hold Shalit refuse to provide information about his health via the Palestine Red Crescent, unless all jailed Palestinian women and teenagers are released from Israeli prisons. Three Qassam rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip against Israeli towns, one of them wounding 4 civilians in Sderot
- Italians reject the modification of their constitution. In a two-day referendum, ampquotNoampquot beats ampquotYesampquot approximately 61% to 38%, thus keeping the text unchanged. The Northern League had announced its withdrawal from the centre-right opposition coalition if reform was defeated. Votes of Italians living abroad are still to be counted. (CorriereDellaSera)
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