Tuesday 28 August 2007
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include August Maturo .
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.
On TV people were watching Stories from the Vaults.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Milon's Secret Castle or 1914 Shells of Fury.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 28 August 2007 ?
- Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
- Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
- Miyoshi Umeki: Japanese-American actress who won an Oscar as best supporting actress for her role in "Sayonara," 1958.
- Hilly Kristal: American businessman founded CBGB (d. 2007).
- Paul MacCready: American engineer founded AeroVironment (d. 2007).
- Arthur Jones: American businessman founded Nautilus Inc.
- A total lunar eclipse takes place in the early morning hours across most of North America and the eastern Pacific Ocean region. (Canwest via Ottawa Citizen)
- The Supreme Court of Chile confirms a life sentence for Hugo Salas Wenzel, a Chilean general under former dictator Augusto Pinochet, for his role in the murder of 12 opponents of the regime. (BBC)
- The Sudanese Government and the United Nations launch a flood appeal to help victims of recent flooding which has killed 89 people and destroyed 73,000 homes. (BBC)
- South Korean hostage crisis: Officials in South Korea's Blue House claim that the Taliban has agreed to release 19 South Korean hostages. (Reuters)
- Battle of Karbala (2007): At least 52 people have been killed in fighting in Karbala, as thousands of Shia pilgrims gathered in the city for an annual festival. (Reuters)
- Scientists in Colombia discover new poisonous frog, dubbed the 'golden frog of Supatá,' in a remote mountainous region. (Fox News)
- A United States federal judge orders the extradition of former Panamanian President Manuel Noriega to France, where he has already been convicted ''in absentia'' on money-laundering charges. (CNN)
- The Cockpit voice recorder is retrieved from the wreckage of Adam Air Flight 574, 24 hours after the recovery of the Flight data recorder. (ABC News Australia)
- The Ontario Court of Appeal acquits Steven Truscott of the 1959 murder of Lynne Harper, declaring the original trial that had sentenced the then-14-year-old to hang was a miscarriage of justice. The case has been a cause célèbre for almost fifty years. (CBC)
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