Thursday 24 September 2009
It was Thursday, 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.
Daybreakers, directed by The Spierig Brothers, 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 Platoon of Power Squadron.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth or Star Wars: The Clone Wars Republic Heroes.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance. It marks the first use of LRAD in U.S. history.
- Treaty of Lisbon:
- Sixteen members of al-Qaeda, five of whom have been sentenced to death, are at large after escaping from prison north of Baghdad. (BBC)
- India's Chandrayaan-1 probe discovers large amounts of water on the Moon. (''The Guardian'')
- The United Nations Security Council, headed by world leaders, unanimously approve Resolution 1887 to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons. (''Hindustan Times'')
- Thailand and the U.S. Army announce a breakthrough of a HIV/AIDS vaccine, after trials find it can reduce infection by 31%. (CNN)
- Arthur's Day: The 250th anniversary of the signing of a lease by Arthur Guinness for a brewery at St James's Gate in Dublin. Events organised by Diageo get underway in Dublin, Kuala Lumpur, Lagos, New York and Yaoundé. (Sky News)
- The last surviving Ottoman, Ertuğrul Osman, dies in Istanbul at the age of 97. (''Today's Zaman'')
- Nine North Koreans enter Denmark's embassy in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi to seek political asylum. (''New York Times'')
- An online petition is launched after President of The Gambia Yahya Jammeh threatens to kill human rights workers that ampquotdestabiliseampquot the country. (Newstime Africa)
- Australia begins clearing up after its worst dust storm in seven decades, which smothered Sydney and brought transport to a standstill. (BBC)
- The United Kingdom's largest haul of Anglo-Saxon treasure, a collection of 1,500 gold and silver pieces comparable to the Book of Kells, is discovered buried beneath a field in Staffordshire. (Sky News)
- The ''News of the World'' and ''Daily Mail'' newspapers apologise to Fabio Capello, the manager of England's national football team, after printing pictures of him and his wife Laura resting in mud-baths on an Italian beach. (BBC)
- South Korea agrees to develop 1,000 sq km (386 sq miles) of farmland in Tanzania. (''The Korea Herald'')
- A painting worth up to 3 million euros by surrealist artist René Magritte is stolen by thieves at a museum in Brussels. (AFP)
- Detained Burmese National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi welcomes a new United States policy shift which would engage with the Burmese military government. (''Bangkok Post'')
- A court in Taiwan rejects former President Chen Shui-bian's appeal to be released on bail. (''Bangkok Post'')
- The Tanzania Albino Society (Tas) calls for the men found guilty of killing an albino boy in Tanzania to be hanged publicly as a warning to others. (BBC)
- Bobby Cox, manager of the professional baseball team Atlanta Braves, announces he will retire at the end of the 2010 season. (AP/FOX Sports)
- Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts chooses former Democratic National Committee chairman Paul G. Kirk, Jr. to replace former Senator Teddy Kennedy on a temporary basis, until elections can be held to choose a permanent replacement to fill the remainder of Kennedy's term. (''Houston Chronicle'')
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