Monday 27 August 2007
It was Monday, 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 Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston.
In UK The Way I Are by Timbaland featuring Doe & Keri Hilson was in the top 5 hits.
Juno, directed by Jason Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer 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
- Emma Penella: Spanish actress (Born 1930).
- United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announces his resignation, to be effective September 17.
- The skeletal remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, and his sister Anastasia are found near Yekaterinburg, Russia.
- Taliban rebels release 5 more South Koreans they are keeping hostage since July.
- Michael Vick, former National Football League star, arrived in US Federal Circuit Court in Richmond, Virginia and pleads guilty to federal dogfighting charges and then issues a public apology at the Omni Richmond Hotel. Sentencing by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson will be in December 2007. LA times
- Muhammed Ishaq Khakwani resigns as Pakistan minister of state for Information Technology over General Pervez Musharraf campaigning for re-election as the President of Pakistan while still an army officer. (The Hindu)
- In a ''Der Spiegel'' report, Chinese hackers are accused of breaking into the computer systems of the German Chancellor's office and three other government ministries. (Forbes).
- The Montreal Metro Green Line and most of Downtown that were closed off on Friday reopens. Emergency reparation are made on a nearby building whose concrete side panels were in danger of falling off. The Bay considers suing the city, alleging that construction work is the source of the cracks. (Radio-Canada)
- U.S. Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho) is revealed to have pleaded guilty on August 8 to a charge of disorderly conduct at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. (McClatchy Post Bulletin)
- Indonesia's karate team boycotts an Asian championship in Malaysia to protest at the beating of one of its official referees by the local police. (AFP via Yahoo! News)
- United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announces his resignation. (NYT)
- Southeast Asian nations will seek $2 billion to build a rail link from Kunming in China to Singapore. (Reuters)
- Continuation of an equine influenza outbreak in Australia could threaten security at next week's APEC meeting (AP via IHT)
- A fire breaks out at the Jebel Ali port in the United Arab Emirates, triggering explosions at a chemical storage depot. (Reuters)
- The Vatican establishes a low cost charter flight service to Catholic shrines in France, Poland, Spain and the Middle East for pilgrims. (BBC)
- A report from the National People's Congress environment and resources protection committee finds that high levels of pollution in the Huai River and its tributaries poses a ampquotthreat to the water safety of one sixth of the country's 1.3 billion populationampquot. (Reuters via ABC News Australia)
- Former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom John Prescott announces he will retire as a Member of Parliament at the next election. (BBC)
- The Flight Data Recorder is retrieved from the wreckage of Adam Air Flight 574. (Wikinews)
- Bluegrass Army Depot Sarin(GB) leak in Lexington, Kentucky. Officials reported the Sarin levels 85 times above the safe limit. The first leak was detected at 3:49PM.
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