Sunday 31 August 2008
It was Sunday, 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 Disturbia by Rihanna.
Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008
while Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Body in Numbers.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Championship Pony or Mario Super Sluggers.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 August 2008 ?
- 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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- Hurricane Gustav:
- New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin orders the mandatory evacuation of the city ahead of Gustav. (NYT)
- President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney cancel visits to the 2008 Republican National Convention due to Gustav. (''Los Angeles Times'')
- Heavy rains in central Japan cause flooding in Okazaki city forcing evacuation of thousands of people. (CNN)
- Journalist Magomed Yevloyev, owner of the non-government news agency Ingushetiya.ru, is shot dead in police custody in Ingushetia. (AP)
- The death toll of the 2008 Panzhihua earthquake rises to 32, with 467 others injured. More than 250,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed. (BBC)
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