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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 2007.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2007?


Events

  • 01 Jun 2007 U.S. warships bombard a Somali village where Islamic militants had set up a base.
  • 02 Jun 2007 Four people are charged with a terror plot to blow up JFK International Airport in New York.
  • 03 Jun 2007 USS Carter Hall engages pirates after they board the Danish ship Danica White off the coast of Somalia.
  • 04 Jun 2007 The United Nations Environment Programme estimates that 40% of the world population will be affected by the loss of glaciers and snow on the mountains of Asia due to global warming. (UNEP)
  • 05 Jun 2007 The British Antarctic Survey announces that the flow rate of 300 previously unmeasured glaciers increased by 12% between 1993 and 2003, adding to concerns over glacier retreat and the rise in sea levels caused by global warming. (British Antarctic Survey)
  • 06 Jun 2007 The Anaheim Mighty Ducks defeat the Ottawa Senators 4 games to 1 to win the NHL's Stanley Cup.
  • 07 Jun 2007 Sri Lankan Civil War: Police in Sri Lanka force hundreds of the minority Sri Lankan Tamils community out of Colombo for what they say are security reasons. (BBC)
  • 08 Jun 2007 The Space Shuttle Atlantis is successfully launched on mission STS-117.
  • 09 Jun 2007 The Central Intelligence Organization arrests almost 400 soldiers in Harare, Zimbabwe for allegedly plotting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe. Air Vice Marshal Elson Moyo, Major General Engelbert Rugeje, and Colonel Ben Ncube are allegedly the ringleaders. (ZWNews)
  • 10 Jun 2007 The 61st Tony Awards, honoring Broadway theatres' best shows, takes place at Radio City Music Hall.
  • 11 Jun 2007 A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia rules that the United States government cannot indefinitely detain U.S. residents as ampquotenemy combatants.ampquot (AP via CNN)
  • 12 Jun 2007 Nigerian author Chinua Achebe wins the Man Booker International Prize in honour of his career. (BBC)
  • 13 Jun 2007 The Al Askari Mosque is bombed for a third time.
  • 14 Jun 2007 A U.S. federal jury convicts former Klansman James Ford Seale of kidnapping and conspiracy in connection with the 1964 deaths of two African-American teenagers in Mississippi. (AP via USA Today)
  • 15 Jun 2007 In the USA, Bob Barker makes his last appearance on TV show The Price is Right.
  • 16 Jun 2007 Tupua Tamasese Tupuola Tufuga Efi is chosen as the O le Ao o le Malo of Samoa by the Fono. (AAP via News Limited)
  • 17 Jun 2007 Air strikes in Afghanistan on a suspected Al Qaeda headquarters kill several militants as well as civilians, including children. (Reuters)(BBC)
  • 18 Jun 2007 Nine Charleston, South Carolina firefighters are killed by a roof collapse while battling a furniture store fire.
  • 19 Jun 2007 A preliminary study by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency indicates that China's greenhouse gas emissions have overtaken those of the United States for the first time, exceeding those of any other country. (NEAA)
  • 20 Jun 2007 A fire in a Russian nursing home in Omsk kills at least ten people. (BBC)
  • 21 Jun 2007 Lebanon declares victory over Fatah al-Islam, an Al Qaeda-linked group, after a month-long battle at a Palestinian refugee camp. (Reuters via Daily Times)
  • 22 Jun 2007 Inflation in Zimbabwe rises to 11,000% U.S. ambassador Christopher Dell predicts it will reach 1.5 million percent by December. (BBC News)
  • 23 Jun 2007 Torrential rains in Pakistan, including the city of Karachi, kill 230 people. (CNN)
  • 24 Jun 2007 A wildfire starts in South Lake Tahoe eventually destroying 254 homes in the area.
  • 25 Jun 2007 WWE wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy Benoit, and son Daniel, are found dead as the result of a murder-suicide that took place over the previous weekend.
  • 26 Jun 2007 Bolivia reclaims two oil refineries from Brazilian state-owned energy company Petrobras. (BBC)
  • 27 Jun 2007 The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemao in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemao massacre.
  • 28 Jun 2007 The US Fish and Wildlife Service announces it would remove the bald eagle fom the endangered species list.
  • 29 Jun 2007 Apple's new iPhone is released in the USA.
  • 30 Jun 2007 ''Glasgow International Airport attack:''

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The Man from Earth

The Man from Earth

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Richard Schenkman

Starring: David Lee Smith, Tony Todd, John Billingsley, Ellen Crawford

Country: United States of America

Shelter

Shelter

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Jonah Markowitz

Starring: Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, Tina Holmes, Jackson Wurth

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Release year: 2007

Directed by: David Yates

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Brendan Gleeson

Country: United States of America

Awarapan

Awarapan

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Mohit Suri

Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Mrinalini Sharma, Ashish Vidyarthi, Ashutosh Rana

Books

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Lawman by Diana Palmer

Lawman

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When San Antonio FBI agent Garon Grier buys a ranch in Jacobsville, Texas, the strong, silent loner is hoping to mend some broken family fences.

Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich

Lean Mean Thirteen

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New secrets, old flames, and hidden agendas are about to send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most outrageous adventure yet!MISTAKE #1 Dickie Orr. Stephanie was married to him for about fifteen minutes before she caught him cheating on her …

The Canon by Natalie Angier

The Canon

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In this exuberant book, the best-selling author Natalie Angier distills the scientific canon to the absolute essentials, delivering an entertaining and inspiring one-stop science education.

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron

I Feel Bad About My Neck

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With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

A Long Way Gone

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This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers.