Monday 20 August 2007
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. 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.
3:10 to Yuma, directed by James Mangold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while Almost Dead by Lisa Jackson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Monkey Life.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Capcom Puzzle World or Project Gotham Racing 4.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 20 August 2007 ?
- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
- Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
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- Larry Hartsell: American martial artist, bodyguard, trainer, student of Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto (Born 1942).
- NASDAQ announces its intention to sell its 31 percent stake in the London Stock Exchange.
- Delegates from the Russian Communist Youth Union vote 98-1 to back the pro-Kremlin, center-left party A Just Russia in December's State Duma elections. (The Moscow Times)
- NASA clears the Space Shuttle Endeavour for an early landing tomorrow at Cape Canaveral. (Reuters)
- The United Nations Security Council votes unanimously to extend the African Union Mission to Somalia. (BBC)
- At least 20 people have died as a result of flooding in the United States with further flooding likely in Minnesota and Wisconsin. (New York Times)
- A military judge dismisses two charges against Lieutenant Colonel Steven Jordan, a United States Army officer in charge of the interrogation centre at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Jordan still faces several more charges including cruelty and maltreatment of detainees, disobeying a superior officer and failure to obey orders. (Reuters via News Limited)
- The thirteenth and final victim is recovered from the site of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge Collapse. (AP via CNN)
- An earthquake of 6.5 magnitude hits south of the Philippines. (The Gulf Times)
- The Grand National Assembly starts voting to select a new President of Turkey. The frontrunner Foreign Minister Abdullah Gül fails to achieve a necessary two-thirds majority in the first round with 341 out of 550 but is highly likely to be elected in later rounds when a simple majority of 50 per cent is required. (AFP via ABC News Australia)
- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick agrees to a plea deal to charges of conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities and conspiracy to sponsor a dog in an animal fighting venture in Richmond, Virginia, USA. (ESPN.com)
- British police have released CCTV footage of a motorcyclist shortly before his murder on the M40 motorway near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. (Sky)
- Muslim groups occupy Sikh Bhai Taro Singh Jee temple in Lahore, Pakistan
- An official of Murray Energy Corp, the operators of the Crandall Canyon mine in Utah, say that six trapped miners ampquotmay never be foundampquot. (Wikinews)
- An earthquake of 5.2 magnitude hits northern Tanzania 85 kilometres north of Arusha. (Reuters)
- Mohammed Ali al-Hasani, the Shia governor of Iraq's southern Al Muthanna Governorate is killed by a roadside bomb at Samawa. (BBC)
- Hurricane Dean:
- Mexico evacuates tourists from the Yucatán Peninsula and anthropologists prepare Mayan heritage sites for the possible impact. (AP via Washington Post)
- Hurricane Dean strengthens to Category 5 status as it already claims the lives of 11 people on Caribbean islands. (Reuters)
- A summit between US president George W. Bush, Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, Mexican president Felipe Calderón, and about 30 CEOs from the three countries begins in the resort town of Montebello, Quebec, near Ottawa. The talks will deal with the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. Protesters representing a variety of issues hold demonstrations regarding the exclusion of civil society from the talks and the secrecy of the process police respond with tear gas. (CBC
- A China Airlines Boeing 737 airplane explodes less than a minute after all passengers and crew are evacuated shortly after landing at Naha, Japan. (Wikinews)
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