Wednesday 30 August 2006
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to London Bridge by Fergie.
In UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits.
The Lives of Others, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006
while Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People by Dav Pilke was one of the best selling books.
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- International Day of the Disappeared
- Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
- Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
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- Hurricane John lashes the Pacific coast of Mexico with the potential to cause flash floods and landslides. (Reuters)
- 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict:
- A Hezbollah cabinet minister rejects a call by Kofi Annan for the unconditional release of the two Israeli soldiers, in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701. (Haaretz)
- Multiple bomb attacks across Baghdad, Iraq kill at least 40 people while 12 more die after bomb explodes near an army recruiting office in Hilla. (BBC)
- Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter successfully completed aerobraking, and is preparing to enter a Sun synchronized science orbit at Mars. Space.com
- Israeli troops kill at least eight Palestinians in fighting in Gaza City, as part of a two-month offensive in the territory. (Al Jazeera)
- Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador vows to form a parallel government following the Federal Electoral Tribunal's ruling that Felipe Calderón won the presidential election. (AP)
- Former United States Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage originally revealed the identity of Valerie Plame to columnist Robert Novak in 2003. (CNN)
- The UK Government announces plans to make the possession of violent pornographic images illegal and punishable by up to three years in prison. (The Guardian)
- Wake Island is evacuated, in preparation for its predicted inundation by Typhoon Ioke, now classified as a super typhoon, which is expected to destroy almost all structures on the island. (CNN)
- A United States federal judge overturns a jury's recent $50 million award against Merck on behalf of a Vioxx user, on the ground that the award was excessive. (Reuters)
- East Timor rebel leader Alfredo Reinhado and 56 other prisoners escape from a jail in the capital Dili, throwing the troubled nation back into turmoil. (News Ltd)
- The European Patent Office completely revokes Sara Lee’s European patent on the Senseo coffee pads. (Bloomberg)
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