Thursday 31 August 2006
It was Thursday, 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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Which were the important events of 31 August 2006 ?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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- Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.
- The US contractor Lockheed Martin is chosen over an alliance of Northrop Grumman and Boeing to build the new spacecraft ''Orion. Orion'' was previously known as the Crew Exploration Vehicle. ''Orion'' will go eventually to the moon by 2014. MSNBC
- The United Nations Security Council approves resolution 1706, which is meant to resolve the Darfur conflict. (Globe and Mail)
- The annual development report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development criticizes Japan and Germany for not doing enough to stabilize international trade by buying imports. (BBC News)
- Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis win a court ruling in the US banning Apotex from selling a generic version of Plavix, the world's second best-selling medicine. Apotex had won over 50 per cent of all US prescriptions since the sale of the drug began on August 8. (Bloomberg)
- Iraqi insurgency
- Multiple rocket and bomb attacks in Baghdad kill at least 43 people and injure more than 100 others. (CNN)
- Warren Jeffs waives his extradition hearing, and will be extradited to Washington County, Utah, where he will first face charges as an accomplice to bigamy and rape in arranging polygamous marriages between older men and underage girls. He also faces similar charges in Arizona, and federal charges in connection with his flight from justice. (CNN)
- Israeli police, at the request of the British Embassy in Tel Aviv, captured a man who broke in to the Embassy and demanded asylum, threatening to kill himself if his demands were not met. (BBC)
- Syria welcomes Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who said yesterday that the two countries will ampquotbuild a new worldampquot free of U.S. domination and vowed to one day ampquotdig the grave of U.S. imperialism.ampquot State Department spokesman Tom Casey retorts that Chávez should remind Damascus about its international obligations to prevent Hezbollah from receiving weapons. (AP)
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, stated that Iran had the right to use nuclear technology on the day that a United Nations Security Council deadline expires. President Ahmadinejad said: ampquotThey should know that the Iranian nation will not yield to pressure and will not let its rights be trampled on.ampquot (CNN)
- A magnitude 4.8 earthquake affected Japan just south of Tokyo. Shinkansen service was suspended for 15 minutes but no damage was reported. (Mainichi)
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