Monday 24 December 2007, Christmas Eve
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican).
In that special week of December people in US were listening to No One by Alicia Keys.
In UK Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis was in the top 5 hits.
P.S. I Love You, directed by Richard LaGravenese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Ride: Alaska to Patagonia.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Big Bang Beat - 1st Impression - or Animal Genius.
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- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
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- The Nepalese government announces that the country's 240-year-old monarchy will be abolished in 2008 and a new republic will be declared.
- Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated, and at least 20 others are killed, by a bomb blast at an election rally in Rawalpindi.
- Riots erupt in Mombasa, Kenya, after Mwai Kibaki is declared the winner of the presidential election, triggering a political, economic, and humanitarian crisis.
- Incumbent Uzbekistani President Islam Karimov wins a new term in office following presidential elections. (AP via CNN)
- At least 12 people are dead and 15 others missing after portions of a building collapse in Alexandria, Egypt. (BBC News)
- Sebastian Kawa of Poland is FAI World GP Gliding Champion after 5 intensive competition days in Omarama, New Zealand. (FAI)
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