Tuesday 30 June 2009
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas.
My Sister's Keeper, directed by Nick Cassavetes, 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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- Independence Day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- First Martyrs of the See of Rome.
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- Robert DePugh: American activist founded the Minutemen Organization (d. 2009).
- Minnesota Supreme Court rules Al Franken is the winner of the November 2008 election as US Senator, by a margin of 312 votes. This gives the Democrats 60 senators in Congress.
- Yemenia Flight 626 crashes off the coast of Moroni, Comoros killing 152 people and leaving 1 survivor
- The Gas Exporting Countries Forum elects Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, oil and energy minister of Qatar, as the president of the organization. (Bloomberg)
- The President of Cameroon Paul Biya sacks Prime Minister Ephraim Inoni and appoints Philemon Yang to the role. (AP via Google News)
- Dresden loses its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Bloomberg)
- Germany's Constitutional Court approves the Treaty of Lisbon, but suspends ratification of it. (''The Wall Street Journal'')
- Official figures from the Central Statistics Office show a dramatic contraction in the Irish economy in the first three months of 2009. (RTÉ)
- At least 15 people are killed and 40 are injured by the derailment of an Italian freight train and subsequent explosion of two wagons carrying liquified petroleum gas in Viareggio. (BBC)
- The Pirate Bay, one of the world's largest BitTorrent trackers, confirms today that it would be acquired by Global Gaming Factory X (GGF) for 7.8 million USD. (''The Pirate Bay blog'')
- The Taliban scraps the truce offered in February by the Pakistani government, killing approximately 30 Pakistani soldiers shortly after making the announcement. (''The New York Times'')
- The Israeli navy intercepts a boat carrying humanitarian supplies headed for Gaza, which remains under a blockade. (Al Jazeera)
- The Minnesota Supreme Court orders that Al Franken be certified winner of the state's Senate election. (Reuters)
- Norm Coleman concedes the election saying ampquotfurther litigation would damage the state's unity.ampquot (Bloomberg)
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