Friday 26 September 2008
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of September people in US were listening to So What by Pink.
Finances of the Grand Duke, directed by F.W. Murnau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008
while Twilight by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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- Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
- Senators John McCain and Barack Obama take part in the first of the United States presidential election debates. (ABC News Australia)
- 2008 Chinese Milk Scandal: Japan and Hong Kong detect melamine in Chinese food products including breakfast cereals and crackers. (AP via ''Houston Chronicle'')
- German commandos storm a KLM airliner at Cologne-Bonn Airport and arrest two men suspected of planning to carry out a terrorist attack. (AFP via News Limited)
- Subprime mortgage crisis:
- In the biggest bank failure in American history, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation seizes Washington Mutual and sells most of the bank to JPMorgan Chase. (FDIC)
- A Ukrainian vessel carrying 30 T-72 tanks is captured by pirates 200 miles off Somalian coast. Russia sends its military ship to combat piracy in Somalia. (''The New York Times'')
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