Thursday 30 April 2009
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas.
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, directed by Mark Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Twilight by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 30 April 2009 ?
- Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
- Mexico - Children's Day.
- The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
- Saint Pope Pius V
- LaVeyan Satanism - Walpurgisnacht, or Walpurgis Night, as noted in The Satanic Bible.
- Saint Eutropius
- Saint Maximus, 3rd century martyr
- Saint Marianus and James, martyrs in Numidia in 259
- Scandinavia - The arrival of spring, Walpurgis Night.
- Saint Joseph Benedict Cottolengo
- Roman Empire - third day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Blessed Hildegard
- Blessed Radolf of Affligem
- Blessed Rosemonde
- Vietnam - Liberation Day.
- Bealtaine Eve (From either Irish Bealtaine or Scottish Gaelic). Originally a Celtic Druid holiday.
- Saint Suitbert the Younger (d. 807)
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- Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and announces a deal with Fiat. The US government announces it will provide up to US$3.5 billion in debtor-in-possession financing and up to US$4.5 billion in exit financing. The company is expected to continue under a new ownershop arrangement: 55 percent United Auto Workers' healthcare trust fund, Fiat 20 percent, U.S. and Canadian governments with a combined stake of 10 percent.
- The World Health Organization raises its global pandemic alert to Level 5 from Level 4 due to the spread of H1N1 flu virus. In the USA, about 300 schools are closed. In Mexico, the death toll reaches 176, and President Felipe Calderon tells government offices and private businesses not crucial to the economy to stop work on May 1 for five days, to avoid further spreading the virus.
- Seven people are killed and 17 injured at a Queen's Day parade in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
- Swine influenza outbreak:
- President Felipe Calderón partially closes Mexico's economy for five days. (''The Irish Times'')
- The World Health Organization changes the strain's name to influenza A (H1N1). (''The Irish Times'')
- The United Kingdom ends combat operations in the Iraq War. (BBC)
- Eight National Army soldiers are killed during combat with the Revolutionary Armed Forces in Colombia. (BBC)
- Twelve people are killed at the State Oil Academy in Baku, Azerbaijan. (BBC)
- Helios Airways and four executives are charged with 119 counts of manslaughter over the crash of Flight 522 in 2005. (AP)amp!-- Unsure why the execs were removed before? --amp
- The Italian cargo ship ''Jolley Smeraldo'' evades an attempted hijacking by Somali pirates. (UPI)
- The Los Angeles Police Department identifies the suspected serial killer John Floyd Thomas, Jr. (''LA Times'')
- Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye replaces Cheikh Hadjibou Soumaré as Prime Minister of Senegal. (Radio Netherlands)
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