Monday 31 August 2009
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas.
Up in the Air, directed by Jason Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 31 August 2009 ?
- 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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- Erano Manalo: Filipino religious figure (Born 1925).
- Florida governor Charlie Crist signs a gambling pact with the Seminole tribe, lasting 20 years, specifying payment of minimum US$12.5 million per month for the first 30 months for the privilege of running legal slot machines and blackjack at their seven casinos.
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- Figures from 2008 reveal Ireland has experienced its highest number of births since 1896. (''The Irish Times'')
- Lesbians are granted equal birth rights in England and Wales. (''The Guardian'')
- Britain will face widespread power cuts and rationing of energy in 2019 for the first time since the 1970s, according to Her Majesty's Government. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Nigeria charges several banking executives with financial crimes discovered following the $2.6 billion bail-out of five banks. (BBC)
- American Airlines retires all of its Airbus A300 aircraft after flying for American Airlines for the past 21 years.
- Russian forces state that they have killed an Algerian Al Qaeda operative and another militant during a raid on a house in Khasavyurt, Dagestan. (BBC)
- Iraqi officials begin negotiations with Serbia over the return of 19 MiG-21 and MiG-23 fighter jets sent to Yugoslavia in the 1980's for repairs. (BBC)
- Armenia and Turkey agree to establish diplomatic relations. (''New York Times'')
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