Friday 17 November 2006
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican).
In that special week of November people in US were listening to My Love by Justin Timberlake.
In UK Put Your Hands Up For Detroit by Fedde Le Grande was in the top 5 hits.
Deja Vu, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006
while You: On a Diet by Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Strutter.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Billy the Wizard: Rocket Broomstick Racing or AMF Xtreme Bowling 2006.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
- Life Day
- International Students Day
- R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
- Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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- Sony releases the PlayStation 3 video game system in the USA.
- The James Bond film Casino Royale is released to theaters in the USA, with Daniel Craig as the new lead actor.
- Former Uruguayan dictator Juan María Bordaberry is arrested in connection with the 1976 abduction and assassination of two Congressmen. (CNN)
- In an interview British Prime Minister Tony Blair says Iraq ampquotis pretty much a disaster.ampquot (The Times)
- The Government of the Netherlands announces it will introduce a bill banning the wearing of the burqa in public, stating that burqas disturb public order, citizens and safety. About 5% of the Dutch population is Muslim, but only a small percentage of those wear the burqa. (BBC)
- 2006 Tonga riots:
- Australian and New Zealand military forces are on standby to fly to Tonga following riots in the Tongan capital Nuku'alofa yesterday. Eight people died in the riots. The Tongan government declares a state of emergency and passes emergency laws giving security forces the right to stop and search people without a warrant. (Radio NZ)
- Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev calls on the Government to switch the alphabet used in the Kazakh language from Cyrillic letters to Latin. (EurasiaNet)
- President of the United States George W. Bush and Prime Minister of Australia John Howard discuss Iraq strategy over lunch. The two leaders are attending an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Hanoi. (ABC News Australia)
- The Government of the People's Republic of China blocks internet access to Wikipedia in China less than one week after a year-long ban was lifted. (RSF)
- Greg Anderson, personal trainer to U.S. professional baseball player Barry Bonds, is ordered to go to prison for the third time for contempt of a grand jury for refusing to testify against Bonds regarding alleged perjury in connection to an earlier steroids investigation. (ESPN)
- A change to Nicaragua's abortion law bans abortion in all cases, removing an exception where the woman's life was in danger. (Guardian)
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