Sunday 27 August 2006
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to London Bridge by Fergie.
In UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits.
The Lives of Others, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006
while Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People by Dav Pilke was one of the best selling books.
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- Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
- Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
- RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
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- Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.
- 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict:
- Israel denies that a German-mediated prisoner exchange with Hezbollah is to take place within two or three weeks, as reported earlier in Egyptian state-run daily Al-Ahram. (AFP via Al Nahar)
- Four children have been hurt after playing with an unexploded Israeli cluster bomb in southern Lebanon. (Al Jazeera)
- The Games Convention, the largest video game expo on both sides of the Atlantic closes with a record attendance of 183,000 visitors in 4 days of exhibiting. The projected attendance was set at 150,000. There are expansion plans of the expo for 2007 and beyond. MDR (German)
- Iran test-fires a Sagheb missile during exercises in the Persian Gulf. (TVNZ)
- Hurricane Ernesto becomes the first hurricane of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season. Jeb Bush later declares a state of emergency due to its possible impact on Florida later in the week. (Associated Press)
- At least seven people die in blasts in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, as a security clampdown continues. (BBC NEWS)
- Two Fox News Channel journalists are released after being held hostage for two weeks in the Gaza Strip. Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig were earlier claimed to have been forced by their captors to convert to Islam. (Al Jazeera)
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