Wednesday 23 September 2009
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of September people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas.
Pandorum, directed by Christian Alvart, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Alejandro Hernández Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adam's Venture or Championship Manager 2010.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Adomnan of Iona, Saint Constantius, Saint Thecla.
- French Republican Calendar - Safran (Saffron) Day, second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Saudi Arabia - National Day (unification 1932)
- Japanese Autumnal equinox Day (????/Sh?bun no hi)
- Celebrate Bisexuality Day - September 23rd of every year is designated as Celebrate Bisexuality Day and celebrated by members of the bisexual community and their allies worldwide. Observed annually since 1999.
- Also see September 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In ancient Latvia, the second day of Mikeli
- Astrology: Usually the first day of sun sign Libra in the tropical zodiac.
- Traditional New Year's Day in Constantinople and Eastern Orthodox churches ? because of the birthday of August, not because of the equinox.
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- Paul B Fay: American businessman and cabinet member in the Kennedy administration (Born 1918.
- The cities of Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane in Australia are covered by a dust storm, the worst in at least 70 years. Aviation in New South Wales is disrupted. (''The Canberra Times'')
- A chimney collapse in Korba in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh leaves at least 15 workers dead and at least 50 feared trapped. (BBC)
- The Libyan government pitches a tent in suburban New York on land rented from Donald Trump that leader Muammar al-Gaddafi may use for entertaining, but local officials order workers to stop the construction, saying it ampquotviolated several codes and laws of the town of Bedfordampquot. (''The New Zealand Herald'')
- Prime Minister of Bhutan Jigme Thinley describes an earthquake which hit the Himalayan kingdom on Monday as ampquotone of the biggest disasters in recent timesampquot. (BBC)
- Gay activists in South Africa welcome a life sentence for a man involved in the gang rape and murder of lesbian football star Eudy Simelane, one of the first women to openly live as a lesbian in her community of KwaThema. (BBC)
- Former President of Cuba Fidel Castro praises current President of the United States Barack Obama for his speech before the United Nations General Assembly for admitting it had been slow to act on climate change but urges that the American capitalist system is incompatible with a clean planet. (BBC)
- One of the busiest border crossings between Mexico and the United States at San Ysidro is closed for hours after a gun battle between US agents and suspected human traffickers. (''Herald Sun'')
- A Scottish £1 banknote, dated 1836, sells for a world record £9,000 price at auction. (BBC)
- Swedish police hunt for robbers who used a stolen helicopter to raid a cash depot in Stockholm. (BBC)
- A report carried by ''The Sydney Morning Herald'' says Australia is poised to be the world's fastest growing industrialised nation over the next four decades, reaching a population of 35 million by 2050. (''The New Zealand Herald'')
- The Bundespolizei investigate whether a string of letters from the far-right NPD party to politicians from immigrant backgrounds have incited racial hatred. (Deusche Welle)
- A court in Tanzania sentences three men to death by hanging for killing a 14-year-old albino boy, Matatizo Dunia, to steal parts of his anatomy. It is the country's first conviction for this offence. (BBC)
- A man is shot dead in a clash between police and supporters of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, believed to be the first death since his return to the country. (RTÉ)
- India successfully launches seven satellites in a single mission one month after its inaugural Moon mission is aborted. Included are six smaller satellites from Germany, Switzerland and Turkey. (IOL)
- Julio Alberto Poch, a Transavia commercial airline pilot, is arrested in Spain over his alleged role in Argentina's 1976ndash1983 ampquotDirty Warampquot. (Reuters)
- China relaxes travel curbs for Guangdong residents visiting Macau. (''The Straits Times'')
- Human Rights Watch urges world leaders to call on Sri Lanka to free hundreds of thousands of displaced people detained in camps since the island's civil war ended. (''The Straits Times'')
- A Polish court awards €7,400 damages to Alicja Tysiąc, likened to a child killer and Nazi war criminal by Catholic magazine ''Gość Niedzielny'' for wanting an abortion. (BBC)
- Germany's first nudist hiking trail opens. (MSNBC)
- ABBA, Genesis, Kiss, LL Cool J, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Stooges are amongst several acts nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (''Billboard'')
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