Thursday 29 January 2009
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Just Dance by Lady GaGa.
Coraline, directed by Henry Selick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while New Moon by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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- Ford Motor Company reports a record US$14.6 billion full-year loss.
- Former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson's single "My Life Would Suck Without You" makes the largest ever leap to number one in Billboard chart history, rising 96 places in one week.
- The Illinois Senate votes unanimously to remove Governor Rod Blagojevich from office and bar him from future state employment. Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn is sworn in to finish Blagojevich's term. (''Chicago Tribune'')
- Afghanistan's presidential election is delayed due to the country's security situation. (Times Online)
- Zimbabwe allows the use of foreign currencies alongside its dollar. (BBC)
- Spanish Judge Fernando Andreu investigates a possible Israeli crime against humanity during the 2002 assassination of Salah Shehade. (''Jerusalem Post'')
- An Israeli Defense Forces air raid injures nine people in the Gaza Strip in response to continued militant rocket fire. (Al Jazeera)
- German unemployment rises to 3.27 million (7.8 percent) as the global financial crisis worsens. (Bloomberg)
- French workers strike to force a better response from President Nicolas Sarkozy to the global financial crisis. (Reuters)
- Somali pirates hijack the German oil tanker MV ''Longchamp'' in the Gulf of Aden. (Sky News)
- Violent anti-government protests in Antananarivo, Madagascar, are temporarily halted. (France 24)
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