Monday 27 October 2008
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Whatever You Like by T.I..
Role Models, directed by David Wain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008
while Brisingr by Christopher Paolini was one of the best selling books.
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- St. Namatius
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
- Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- St. Desiderius
- R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
- St. Vincent, Sabina, & Christeta
- St. Capitolina
- St. Odhran
- St. Elesbaan
- St. Florentius
- St. Frumentius, the saint who introduced Christianity into Ethiopia.
- St. Gaudiosus
- St. Abban of Murnevin
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- Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens is found guilty on all seven counts of lying on United States Senate financial documents. (AP via Google News)
- The Washington, D.C. Metro announces it will randomly search ampquotbackpacks, gym bags and any other containers that riders carry with them onto the bus and rail systemampquot during periods of increased threat. (''The Washington Post'')
- Kivu conflict:
- Tutsi rebels under Laurent Nkunda are reportedly advancing on the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Reuters)
- MONUC peacekeeping forces are engaged in heavy fighting against rebels. (BBC News)
- Nine major US banks will receive a $US123 billion capital injection from the federal government, says a Treasury Department official. (Sky News)
- Line m2 of the Lausanne Metro starts revenue service, making Lausanne, Switzerland, the smallest city in the world to have a metro system. (swissinfo)
- Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili dismisses Prime Minister Lado Gurgenidze, and nominates Grigol Mgaloblishvili as the country's new prime minister, following the 2008 South Ossetian war. (AFP via Google News)
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