Tuesday 29 July 2008
It was Tuesday, 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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- Ishmeet Singh Sodhi: Indian playback singer (Born 1989).
- Wall Street investment bank and brokerage company Merrill Lynch reports it will take a US$5.7 billion third-quarter writedown due to risky debt.
- Southern California is hit by a 5.4 magnitude earthquake, felt from Los Angeles to San Diego and slightly in Las Vegas.
- The International Olympic Committee lifts its ban on Iraqi athletes participating in the Beijing Olympics following assurances from the Government of Iraq about the independence of the Iraqi Olympic Committee. (AP via Google News)
- United States Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska is indicted on seven counts related to his conduct as a Senator. (''Wall Street Journal'')
- World Trade Organisation trade talks in Geneva collapse after disagreements between developed and developing nations over access to agricultural markets. (Deutsche Welle)
- President of the United States George W. Bush approves the execution of Army Private Ronald A. Gray, who was convicted in 1988 of multiple rapes and murders. It is the first American military execution approved since 1961. Further appeals are expected before he is executed. (CNN)
- The government of Australia ends its mandatory detention of all asylum seekers. (BBC News)
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