Thursday 26 June 2008
It was Thursday, 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 Viva La Vida by Coldplay.
Hancock, directed by Peter Berg, 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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- 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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- Shares of General Motors Corporation drop to their lowest level since 1955, after Goldman Sachs gives the stock a "sell" rating.
- The U.S. Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects an individual right, and that the District of Columbia handgun ban is unconstitutional.
- The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) relaxes rules on the creation of top-level domain names like .com or .edu, which could pave the way for companies or individuals to create an array of new addresses for the Web. Icann also approves measures that will allow top-level domain names to be written in scripts such as Arabic or Cyrillic. (Reuters)
- A former Taliban fighter claims that members of the Pakistan military secretly supported the insurgency in Afghanistan by providing training and material support. (Canadian Press via Google News)
- North Korea releases details of its nuclear program and the United States removes it from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. (Bloomberg)
- The Austrian SPÖ states that in the future, it wants to hold referendums on EU treaties. (STANDARD)
- A report published in the journal ''Nature'' says a 365 million-year-old fossil of a four-legged fish found in Latvia sheds new light on the process of evolution. The creature, named ''Ventastega curonica'', had a fish-like body but the head of an animal more suited to land than water. (Science News)
- Irish and British transport ministers agree to a mutual driver disqualification scheme. (BBC News)
- A bus and a truck collide in China's Henan Province, leaving five dead and eight injured. (Xinhua)
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