Monday 28 December 2009
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to TiK ToK by Ke$ha.
Magic, directed by Robert Davi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 28 December 2009 ?
- The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
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- James Owen ''The Rev'' Sullivan: American musician drummer and back-up vocalist of Avenged Sevenfold (Born 1981).
- 43 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims are observing the Day of Ashura.
- 77-year-old Japanese Finance Minister Hirohisa Fujii is hospitalised after suffering from high blood pressure and fatigue. (''The Straits Times'')
- Two Argentine men become the first gay couple to legally marry in Latin America at a civil ceremony. (BBC)
- Xinhua News Agency says China has rescued 25 sailors and the ''De Xin Hai'', the hijacked Chinese cargo ship, two months after they were seized off Somalia. (Al Jazeera)
- A mine explosion in Shuangbai County, Yunnan causes more deaths to add to those from a similar incident in Jiexiu, Shanxi yesterday, bringing the total deaths for the two incidents to 17, with six other people still trapped. (''The Straits Times'')
- China donates 1.1 million dollars to an irrigation project in Guantánamo Province, Cuba. (AFP)
- Authorities in Guangdong, China shut down a battery factory and commence health checks of all children in the region after it is discovered that dozens of poisoned children had high levels of lead in their blood. (''China Daily'')
- Clashes between joint military-police forces and an Islamic sect in Bauchi, Nigeria, result in at least 35 deaths. (AFP)
- Iran declares martial law in Najafabad following a week of protest and 2 days of violence. (WashingtonTV)
- Ireland's most senior Cardinal, Cahal Daly, is reported to be ampquotseriously illampquot in hospital. (RTÉ)
- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin opens the Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean oil pipeline. (AFP)
- At least 2,000 hectares and 20 homes are destroyed and hundreds of people are evacuated after a suspected arson causes forest fires in Valparaíso, Chile. (BBC)
- President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez quotes Mary and Karl Marx in a New Year message broadcast by state media, describing an end to the ampquotillusionampquot of Barack Obama and predicting a global ecological disaster. (Reuters)
- Seven people die in a series of avalanche incidents in Italy. (Xinhua)
- At least 10 people die and 19 others are injured when more than 100 vehicles smash into each other near Poyang Lake in Jiangxi, China. (Press Trust of India)
- One woman dies and at least 18 people are injured after a bus overturns in Gorey, Ireland. An ambulance also overturns. (BBC)
- Security forces in Iran arrest several opposition figures after recent demonstrations. (Al Jazeera)
- Thailand begins repatriating 4,000 Hmong to Laos against their will, despite international protest. (''Bangkok Post'')
- Three people are dead and two are seriously injured following a fuel tanker crash and explosion near Batemans Bay, on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia. SMH
- A Vietnamese court sentences a former dissident army officer, Tran Anh Kim, to five years in prison on charges of subverting the government. (AFP)
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