Friday 31 August 2007
It was Friday, 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 Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston.
In UK The Way I Are by Timbaland featuring Doe & Keri Hilson was in the top 5 hits.
Juno, directed by Jason Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Lud, zbunjen, normalan.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Carcassonne or Championship Manager 2008.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 August 2007 ?
- 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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- The British Royal Family, including Prince Charles, Prince Harry and Prince William, and Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth, along with Prime Minister Gordon Brown and former Prime Minister Tony Blair, and hundreds more, gather for a memorial service for Diana, Princess of Wales, ten years after her death, at Guard's Chapel in London. (BBC)
- The President of French Polynesia Gaston Tong Sang loses a vote of no-confidence and is forced to resign. (AFP via News Limited)
- A fuel spill pollutes Puerto Rico's southwest coast from the town of Guanica to Guayanilla Bay. (AP via Fox News)
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- The World Health Organization reports an outbreak of an unknown disease with a high mortality rate in the province of Kasai Occidental A form of hemorrhagic fever is suspected to be the cause of the outbreak. (World Health Organization)
- U.S. Democratic Party fundraiser Norman Hsu surrenders to the San Mateo County sheriff's office on a 15-year-old felony warrant. (San Francisco Chronicle)
- Twelve Chileans including a Catholic priest are charged for alleged involvement in death squads during the rule of General Augusto Pinochet. (BBC)
- National Board of Revenue (NBR) of Bangladesh finds former premier Khaleda Zia having bank accounts in several names but with the same address.
- Canadian police arrest a man in Toronto found with three letter bombs in the boot of his car. (ABC News Australia)
- Hugo Chávez, the President of Venezuela, states that he will meet with FARC guerillas to mediate a dispute with the Government of Colombia about the release of captives. (Reuters Alertnet)
- Provisional data from the United Kingdom Meteorological Office shows that the 2007 British summer was the wettest on record with five areas of England on flood warning. (BBC)
- Mike Nifong, the prosecutor in the 2006 Duke University lacrosse case, is found in criminal contempt of court for lying to a judge in the case and is sentenced to a day in jail. (Associated Press via New York Times)
- The U.S. Kroger supermarket chain recalls its ampquotSouthern-Styleampquot and ampquotMustardampquot potato salads due to concerns over ''E. coli'' bacteria. (AP via CNN Money)
- Talks aimed at negotiating peace in Iraq begin in Finland. (Wikinews)
- Waziristan War: The Pakistan government disputes claims by pro-Taliban militants that they have captured 300 Pakistan Army soldiers stating that a convoy of 100 soldiers has been trapped and they are working to relieve them. (BBC)
- Negotiators from 158 countries reach rough agreements on greenhouse gas targets at a United Nations climate change conference. (AP via Google News)
- Republican Senator John Warner announces that he will not seek re-election to the United States Senate. (Bloomberg)
- The Secretary-General of the United Nations orders an investigation into how hazardous material from Iraq came to be in the United Nations headquarters in New York. (Xinhua)
- White House Press Secretary Tony Snow resigns, effective September 14, 2007. Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino will replace him after his resignation is effective. (AP)
- A tank truck crashes into four minibuses in Kisii, Kenya, resulting in at least 29 deaths and 30 injuries. (AP via IHT)
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