Monday 28 July 2008
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry.
Step Brothers, directed by Adam McKay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008
while Twilight by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 28 July 2008 ?
- St. Celsus
- St. Victor
- St. Innocent
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Nazarius
- San Marino - Fall of the Fascist Government
- Peru - Independence Day
- Faroe Islands - �lavs�ka Eve
- Canada - Commemoration of the deportation of the Acadians
- St. Sampson (a bishop)
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- Suzanne Tamim: Lebanese singer and actress (Born 1977).
- Stack's conducts an auction prior to the ANA convention in Baltimore.
- The historic Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare burns down for the second time in 80 years.
- A total eclipse of the Sun is visible from Canada and extends across northern Greenland, the Arctic, central Russia, Mongolia, and China.
- George Tupou V is crowned as the new King of Tonga, an event that had been delayed for over two years following the 2006 Nuku'alofa riots.
- A United States Predator drone launches a missile strike on a Pakistani madrassa killing six people reportedly including al-Qaeda member Abu Khabab al-Masri. (''The Times'')
- King George Tupou V of Tonga relinquishes many of his powers, ending centuries of absolute monarchy. (AP via Google News)
- An internal U.S. Department of Justice report is released finding that Monica Goodling, a senior aide to former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, illegally based hiring decisions on political affiliation. (''The New York Times'')
- Human Rights Watch has called for military aid to Kenya to be halted until an inquiry is held into a crackdown in the west of the country. (BBC News)
- The hole in Qantas Flight 30, a Boeing 747 that made an emergency landing on July 25, is believed to have been caused by the explosion of an oxygen tank. Terrorism is not suspected. (CNN)
- Navanethem Pillay is appointed to succeed Louise Arbour as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. (AFP via Google News)
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