2007: On This Year


2007 (MMVII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2007th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 2007 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 2007 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 2007, who was Time's Person of the Year in 2007, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 2007, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 2007, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 2007.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 2007 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 2007 known for ?

  • In 2007, the literary world marked a major milestone and the end of an era. After a decade, the epic Harry Potter fantasy series came to a close. As J.K. Rowling published Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final installment of the great saga wrapped up.
  • There was also a major technological development in 2007. This was the year that Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc., announced the first generation iPhone. This was one of the first-ever “Smartphone” and was highly acclaimed, especially for its innovative use of a large touchscreen as the main means of interacting with the device.
  • For developments in television, the series finale of HBO’s The Sopranos cannot be matched. A hugely popular series and highly acclaimed by critics, the series spanned six epic seasons. A popular as the series was, the finale famously drew a great deal of controversy, as the series ends with an abrupt black screen after the screen had moved to the main character, leaving his fate uncertain. This left many fans of the series with questions that would not be resolved for quite some time.
  • In film, the top films for 2007 were Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Shrek the Third, and 300. At the 79th Academy Awards, the Best Picture award went to the Martin Scorsese film, The Departed, a 2006 crime drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, and Matt Damon.
  • The year of 2007 will also be remembered for a terrible economic disaster, the mortgage crisis in which the real estate “bubble” finally burst and triggered a major financial crisis around the world. The events are dramatized in the 2015 film, The Big Short, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt. The cause of the crisis has been debated heavily, with the two major schools of thought being the Keynesians and the Austrians, with each school of thought putting forward theories on the business cycle (why the economy goes “boom and bust”) from economists such as John Maynard Keynes versus Ludwig von Mises and F.A. Hayek, respectively.

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2007: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 2007, during the 80th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 24/02/2008 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 2007:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 2007?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to No Country for Old Men, directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 2007?

The Oscar for Best Director went to Ethan Coen, for the movie No Country for Old Men, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 2007?

There Will Be Blood
The Oscar for Best Actor went to Daniel Day-Lewis, for the movie There Will Be Blood, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 2007?

The Oscar for Best Actress went to Marion Cotillard, for the movie La Vie en rose, starring produced in the .

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2007?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Javier Bardem, for the movie No Country for Old Men, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2007?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Tilda Swinton, for the movie Michael Clayton, starring George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Michael O'Keefe produced in the .
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2007: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

Vladimir Putin
In 2007, Vladimir Putin was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. In 2007, Putin was ending his second term as President of Russia and preparing to become Prime Minister.

2007: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 2007 were:

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

The Secret


The tenth anniversary edition of the book that made a profound impact on people's lives, now with a new afterword.

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why


Clay Jensen receives a package containing cassette tapes recorded by his classmate and crush, Hannah Baker, who recently committed suicide. The tapes reveal the 13 reasons that led Hannah to take her own life, with Clay being one of them. …

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron

I Feel Bad About My Neck


Nora Ephron's disarming, intimate voice and dry humor make it easy for us to hear her struggles in I Feel Bad About My Neck. It is a hilarious, candid and funny book.

The Shack by William Paul Young

The Shack


Mackenzie Allen Philips, still grieving the loss of his daughter Missy, receives a mysterious note from God inviting him to the abandoned shack where evidence of her brutal murder was found. Mack's journey to the shack leads him to confront …

For One More Day by Mitch Albom

For One More Day


A new novel from the author of The Five People You Meet In Heaven and Tuesdays With Morrie, which millions of readers have been eagerly awaiting.

Pig chinese zodiac sign

2007: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 2007?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 2007 was the Year of the Pig.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Pig sign.

Nobel Prize

2007: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

2007: Who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences ?

In 2007 the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to:
  • Roger Myerson
  • Leonid Hurwicz
  • Eric Maskin

2007: Who won the Nobel Peace Prize ?

In 2007 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to:
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Al Gore

2007: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physics ?

In 2007 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to:
  • Albert Fert
  • Peter Grünberg

2007: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ?

In 2007 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to:
  • Martin Evans
  • Oliver Smithies
  • Mario Capecchi

2007: Who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry ?

In 2007 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to:
  • Gerhard Ertl
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2007: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 2007 were Jacob, Michael and Ethan for boys and Emily, Isabella and Emma for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

2007: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 2007 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Jacob
  • Michael
  • Ethan
  • Joshua
  • Daniel
  • Christopher
  • Anthony
  • William
  • Matthew
  • Andrew

2007: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 2007 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Emily
  • Isabella
  • Emma
  • Ava
  • Madison
  • Sophia
  • Olivia
  • Abigail
  • Hannah
  • Elizabeth

vinyl songs

2007: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 2007, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Big Girls Don't Cry by Fergie

2007: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 2007 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Big Girls Don't Cry by Fergie
  2. The Way I Are by Timbaland
  3. Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne
  4. Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin') by T-Pain
  5. Stronger by Kanye West
  6. Crank That (Soulja Boy) by Soulja Boy Tell'em
  7. The Sweet Escape by Gwen Stefani
  8. Hey There Delilah by Plain White T's
  9. Umbrella by Rihanna
  10. Glamorous by Fergie

2007: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 2007, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Beautiful Liar by Beyonce & Shakira

2007: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 2007 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Beautiful Liar by Beyonce & Shakira
  2. Grace Kelly by Mika
  3. Apologize by Timbaland featuring One Republic
  4. The Way I Are by Timbaland featuring Doe & Keri Hilson
  5. Give It To Me by Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado
  6. Foundations by Kate Nash
  7. Ayo Technology by 50 Cent featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
  8. About You Now by Sugababes
  9. Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis
  10. Rule The World by Take That

2007: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 2007 were:

Iron Man

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

Country: United States of America


Release year: 2007

Directed by: Zack Snyder

Starring: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West

Country: United States of America

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

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

I Am Legend

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

Starring: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Country: United States of America

world population

2007: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 2007 was 6,705,946,610 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 50.0% of the total population, which is roughly 3.4 billion individuals.The annual population change in 2007 was an increase of +82.1 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.24% over the previous year.The average population density in 2007 was 28 persons per square mile (or 45 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 2007?

Here's what happened in 2007:

  • Jan 1, 2007: Officially, Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union. The European Union also makes the official languages of Romanian, Bulgarian and Irish, along with 20 other languages.
  • Jan 2, 2007: Seven New Orleans police officers were charged with the shooting of Danziger Bridge in the chaos following Hurricane Katrina. They surrender to a New Orleans jail.
  • Jan 3, 2007: National Express suffers its worst coach accident ever just outside Heathrow Airport.
  • Jan 4, 2007: A dense, metallic meteorite measuring about 1 inch in diameter falls through the roof of a house in eastern New Jersey.
  • Jan 5, 2007: Five people are killed and at least 30 injured in a bus bomb explosion near Nittambuwa, Sri Lanka. Although the Sri Lankan government claims that the Tamil Tigers are responsible, the rebel group denies any involvement.
  • Jan 6, 2007: Overnight storms knocked out power in Vancouver and Victoria. After the roof had been opened a day before, the storm uprooted trees in Stanley Park and filled BC Place.
  • Jan 7, 2007: After Friday's accusations that he had collaborated with the secret police of the Polish communist government, Stanislaw Wojciech Wielgus has been resigned as Archbishop of Warsaw. He was to be officially ordained by Pope Benedict XVI at 10:00 GMT. His decision was announced only an hour earlier.
  • Jan 8, 2007: The appeal in Gilmore v. Gonzales was denied by the United States Supreme Court. This case involved a challenge to secret laws and travel papers.
  • Jan 9, 2007: U.S. aircraft conduct air strikes against suspected terrorists in Somalia.
  • Jan 10, 2007: The United States President George W. Bush announced a plan to send 21,500 troops more to Iraq.
  • Jan 11, 2007: China conducts its first successful anti-satellite missile testing since 1985.
  • Jan 12, 2007: Athens' US Embassy is hit with a rocket-propelled grenade. It causes minimal damage but no injuries.
  • Jan 13, 2007: The Greek ship "Server" breaks in half off Norway's coast, releasing more than 200 tons of crude oil.
  • Jan 14, 2007: The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement recognizes the Red Crystal as an official symbol.
  • Jan 15, 2007: Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti (ex-Iraqi intelligence chief, half-brother to Saddam Hussein) and Awad Hamed al-Bandar (ex-chief judge of the Revolutionary Court), were executed by hanging in Iraq.
  • Jan 16, 2007: The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction takes place in Scottsdale, Arizona. It lasts six days. A 1967 Corvette coupe in silver, which was the last built by Sting Ray, is up for sale at US$600,000.
  • Jan 17, 2007: In response to North Korea's nuclear testing, the Doomsday Clock has been set at five minutes past midnight.
  • Jan 18, 2007: Merrill Lynch, the US investment bank, announces a US$10.4 Billion profit for 2006, its most successful year.
  • Jan 19, 2007: Turkish Journalist Hrant Dink is attacked in front of his newspaper's offices by Ogun Samast, a 17-year-old Turkish ultranationalist.
  • Jan 20, 2007: Three-man teams use only skis and kitses to complete a 1,093-mile trek (1,759 km), in order to reach the southern pole. This is the first time since 1958, and the first time that they have done so without any mechanical assistance.
  • Jan 21, 2007: Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, announces his plans to run for President 2008.
  • Jan 22, 2007: Two car bombs explode at the Bab Al-Sharqi Market in central Baghdad, killing at least 88 people.
  • Jan 23, 2007: Japan fishermen discover a rare, eel-like creature called frilled shark.
  • Jan 24, 2007: A meteor sighting in Giles County, Virginian USA is followed by thundering tremors.
  • Jan 25, 2007: After deadly clashes between Hezbollah-led factions and pro-government supporters, a curfew was imposed in Beirut.
  • Jan 26, 2007: War in Somalia: Four mortar shells are fired by attackers on a military camp near Mogadishu by the Ethiopians.
  • Jan 27, 2007: War in Somalia: Ethiopia will withdraw one-third of its troops in Somalia by Sunday, January 28, 2007, according to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
  • Jan 28, 2007: 300 terrorist suspects are killed in a battle between U.S.-backed Iraqi troops and insurgents in Najaf (Iraq).
  • Jan 29, 2007: The global launch of Microsoft Windows Vista begins with the launch events in Auckland, New Zealand at 1101 UTC (12.01am NZDT, January 30, 2001).
  • Jan 30, 2007: Microsoft launches Windows Vista, the operating system for personal computers.
  • Jan 31, 2007: Officially, Delta Air Lines creditors reject US Airways' hostile takeover offer.
  • Feb 1, 2007: J. K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter, announces the publication date for her book, ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows''. It will be released 21 July 2007.
  • Feb 2, 2007: Three tornadoes swept across Florida, USA for 70 miles, killing 21 people, injuring 100 and destroying 1500 homes.
  • Feb 3, 2007: Baghdad Market Bombing: At least 135 killed and 339 more injured.
  • Feb 4, 2007: In NFL's Super Bowl XLI at Dolphin Stadium in Miami, Florida, the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Chicago Bears by 29-17
  • Feb 5, 2007: U.S. Presidential Election 2008: Rudy Giuliani (R), former mayor of New York City, officially files for candidacy as President of the United States of America.
  • Feb 6, 2007: Denial-of-service attacks are currently underway on at least three domain name server root nameservers. (The Register). See "DNS Backbone DDoS Attacks"
  • Feb 7, 2007: HSBC announced that it will set aside US$10 Billion to cover bad loans in its US Mortgage Division.
  • Feb 8, 2007: American model and TV personality Anna Nicole Smith, 39, dies from combined drug intoxication in Hollywood.
  • Feb 9, 2007: Iraq War: The U.S. Defense Department's inspector General has reported that the Pentagon "purposely manipulated" pre-war intelligence. As chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), has called the report "very damning" and described its findings as "highly troubling."
  • Feb 10, 2007: U.S. U.S. Senator Barack Obama announces a presidential run in Springfield, Illinois.
  • Feb 11, 2007: Vodafone of the UK buys 67% stake at India's fourth-largest mobile operator Hutch Essar for $11.1 billion
  • Feb 12, 2007: A gunman with an armed weapon shoots and kills five people at Trolley Square Mall, Salt Lake City, Utah. Then, the police intervene to end the rampage, which brings the total number of victims to six.
  • Feb 13, 2007: After being indicted by Taiwan High Prosecutors Office for embezzlement charges during his tenure as Taipei's mayor, Ma Ying-jeou resigns from his position as chairman of Kuomintang. Ma also announces that he will be running for the 2008 presidential elections.
  • Feb 14, 2007: To prepare for a Taliban spring offensive, the United States sends the 173rd Airborne Brigade back to Afghanistan.
  • Feb 15, 2007: A meteor streaks across Ohio, USA, and creates a sonic boom.
  • Feb 16, 2007: The G8 countries and South Africa are in agreement with the "Washington Declaration", which proposes a global carbon emissions trading system that will replace the Kyoto Protocol by 2009.
  • Feb 17, 2007: Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State of the United States, visits Iraq to hold talks.
  • Feb 18, 2007: Terrorist bombs explode at the Samjhauta Express, Panipat, Haryana India, killing 68 persons
  • Feb 19, 2007: Three Salvadoran deputies to Central American Parliament from the ruling ARENA Party are executed in Guatemala City. Roberto D'Aubuisson, the former president and founder of the party, is one of the victims.
  • Feb 20, 2007: A force of the African Union to stabilize Somalia has been unanimously approved by the United Nations Security Council.
  • Feb 21, 2007: Police in Zimbabwe have banned rallies in Harare areas that are considered strongholds for the opposition party Movement for Democratic Change.
  • Feb 22, 2007: Iraq War:
  • Feb 23, 2007: One person is killed and 22 injured when a train crashes on an evening express in Cumbria. After a few other similar accidents, hundreds of points are checked across the UK.
  • Feb 24, 2007: Japan launches its fourth spy satellite to increase its monitoring of potential threats like North Korea.
  • Feb 25, 2007: Ellen DeGeneres hosts the 79th Academy Awards ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theater. The Departed is awarded Best Picture.
  • Feb 26, 2007: Delwa Kassire Koumakoye is the new Prime Minister for Chad. She replaces interim PM Adoum Younousmi, who was acting in place of Pascal Yoadimnadji after Yoadimnadji died on 23 February 2007.
  • Feb 27, 2007: 23 people are killed in a Taliban attack at the Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. Dick Cheney, the US Vice President visiting Afghanistan, is uninjured.
  • Feb 28, 2007: Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, declares the Bolivian Floods a National Disaster with 35 deaths and 72,000 homeless.
  • Mar 1, 2007: At least 20 people are killed by tornadoes in the south, with eight of them at Enterprise High School, Alabama.
  • Mar 2, 2007: In an Atlanta chartered bus crash, five Bluffton University baseball players were killed along with the driver and his wife. The bus was on its way to Sarasota from Florida when the accident occurred.
  • Mar 3, 2007: Ungdomshuset is evicted by Danish police, resulting in more rioting at Norrebro, Copenhagen, and about 100 arrests in a second night.
  • Mar 4, 2007: Estonian Parliamentary Election 2007, Approximately 30,000 Voters Take Advantage of Electronic Voting in Estonia. Estonia is the first country to allow remote electronic voting via the Internet.
  • Mar 5, 2007: New York City: The United States and North Korea begin talks to establish diplomatic relations after the North Korean nuclear weapons program is abandoned.
  • Mar 6, 2007: Mega Millions in the USA sets a new record for the largest lottery jackpot at US$370 million.
  • Mar 7, 2007: The British House of Commons votes for the House of Lords to be 100% elected.
  • Mar 8, 2007: Georgia's multinational force in Iraq increases in size from 850 to 2000
  • Mar 9, 2007: Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan, suspends Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry over allegations of abuse of authority.
  • Mar 10, 2007: Five people were killed in heavy flooding in the area of Labasa, Vanua Levu on Fiji's island.
  • Mar 11, 2007: Russian helicopters attacked the Kodori Valley, Abkhazia. Russia denies this accusation later.
  • Mar 12, 2007: Ron Paul, a Representative from Texas, announces his candidacy to be President of the United States in 2008.
  • Mar 13, 2007: As U.S. President George W. Bush meets Mexican President Felipe Calderon at Merida (Yucatan), demonstrators clash with the police in Mexico City
  • Mar 14, 2007: In an attempt to subdue the resistance of Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee, the Left Front government in West Bengal sends at most 3,000 police to Nandigram; 14 people are killed.
  • Mar 15, 2007: To disperse anti-government protestors in Budapest, the police of Hungary use tear gas and water cannon.
  • Mar 16, 2007: Three suicide attacks with chlorine gas in Anbar province result in the deaths of two police officers from Iraq and many more injuries or illnesses.
  • Mar 17, 2007: To mark the fourth anniversary, thousands of activists marched to The Pentagon in Washington.
  • Mar 18, 2007: 21 miners were trapped by a gas explosion at a coal mine located in Shanxi Province in northern China.
  • Mar 19, 2007: After thousands of people have been left without water for years, the Marshall Islands declares an emergency. The Government dispatches boats to remote islands.
  • Mar 20, 2007: After days of heavy rains, at least 27 people were killed in a landslide that occurred in northern Pakistan.
  • Mar 21, 2007: The 2007 budget is delivered by Gordon Brown, the Chancellor of Exchequer in Great Britain. Other taxes will be increased, while the main rates of income and corporation tax will be reduced by 2% starting in April 2008.
  • Mar 22, 2007: A bomb explodes at an arms depot in Maputo (Mozambique), killing at least 93 and injuring hundreds. CNN
  • Mar 23, 2007: Eight human skulls were found in Fort Myers (Florida), and later connected to Daniel Conahan, a suspected serial killer.
  • Mar 24, 2007: Fighting between Senator Jean-Pierre Bemba's military and civilian forces has resulted in the deaths of at least 150 people in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo).
  • Mar 25, 2007: John Holmes, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator warns that Darfur's situation could fall if aid workers are not allowed to do their job.
  • Mar 26, 2007: Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, sacks several ministers. This includes the Minister of National Defence Vivianne Blanlot SOZA and the Minister of Justice Isidro Solis Palma. They were both accused of poor performance. Sergio Espejo Yaksic, Minister for Transport, is fired for failing to address problems in Santiago's Transantiago transport system.
  • Mar 27, 2007: After a petrol spillage in Kaduna State (Nigeria), more than 90 people are burned to death.
  • Mar 28, 2007: A pirogue, open fishing boat that can carry 120 people and capsizes off the coast of Guinea could kill as many as 60 people.
  • Mar 29, 2007: The United Nations Security Council expressed "grave concern" about the capture of 15 Royal Navy sailors by Iran. It calls for the immediate release of these captives.
  • Mar 30, 2007: Anil Kumble, India's legendary leg spinner, has retired from One Day International cricket.
  • Mar 31, 2007: Day 1 of the 177th Annual General Conference
  • Apr 1, 2007: Second and final day of the 177th Annual General Conference
  • Apr 2, 2007: New Century, an American mortgage lender, files bankruptcy protection.
  • Apr 3, 2007: Conventional-Train World Speed Record: A French TGV train riding on the LGV Est highspeed line breaks an official world speed record.
  • Apr 4, 2007: Iranian President releases 15 British Royal Navy personnel currently held in Iran.
  • Apr 5, 2007: Georgia creates a Provisional Administrative entity in South Ossetia.
  • Apr 6, 2007: Dismissal of U.S. Attorneys controversy: Monica Goodling (assistant counsel to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales) resigns after refusing testify in front of the Congress.
  • Apr 7, 2007: In Sirnak, Turkish soldiers were killed during a clash between Kurdistan Workers Party forces.
  • Apr 8, 2007: In a message on church bulletin boards, Zimbabwe's Roman Catholic bishops ask President Robert Mugabe to resign or face an "open revolt"
  • Apr 9, 2007: New York Governor Eliot Spitzer signs legislation to change the date for the New York primary elections to February 5, 2008.
  • Apr 10, 2007: A Somali committee has estimated that the death toll from fighting in Mogadishu between Somali Government forces in Somalia and Ethiopian government forces in Somalia is more than 1000.
  • Apr 11, 2007: 2007 Algiers bombings. 33 people are killed and 222 more are injured in two bombings that took place in Algiers, Algeria's capital.
  • Apr 12, 2007: CBS fired Don Imus in the USA for controversial comments he made about Rutgers' women's basketball team.
  • Apr 13, 2007: Science has published the genome sequence for the Rhesus Macaque monkey.
  • Apr 14, 2007: Protests against Recep Tayyip Erdoan's possible candidacy for Prime Minister in Turkey have attracted more than 200,000 people to Ankara.
  • Apr 15, 2007: India's Essar group buys Canadian steelmaker Algoma at a price of US$ 1.63 billion
  • Apr 16, 2007: Virginia Tech massacre: This is the most brutal mass killing in American history. Seung-Hui Cho kills 32 people and injures 23, before taking his own life.
  • Apr 17, 2007: Cho Seung-hui, a student, kills 32 people and himself on the grounds of Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia USA.
  • Apr 18, 2007: In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court of the United States has upheld the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.
  • Apr 19, 2007: With over 500 aircraft, the US and its allies conduct large exercises over South Korea.
  • Apr 20, 2007: Johnson Space Center Shooting: Before killing a man and his hostage, a man using a handgun barsacked himself at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
  • Apr 21, 2007: Chile's 6.2 magnitude earthquake has left at least 10 people missing.
  • Apr 22, 2007: Turkey Christians were tortured and killed and Turkey's government, headed by Recep Tayyip Erdan, an ex-Islamist, expressed concern about the growth of Christian activity in Turkey, VOA reported.
  • Apr 23, 2007: Boris Yeltsin, former Russian President, has died at the age 76.
  • Apr 24, 2007: Kevin Tillman is the brother of Pat Tillman, a former American football player. He claims that the U.S. military conspired to cause his death in testimony before Congress.
  • Apr 25, 2007: Dennis Kucinich, a US Representative (Democrat-Ohio), introduced articles to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney.
  • Apr 26, 2007: In the midst of several hours of intense clashes in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, at least 22 people are killed and many more injured.
  • Apr 27, 2007: Estonian authorities have removed the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war monument in Tallinn amid political tension with Russia.
  • Apr 28, 2007: Australia wins the third consecutive Cricket World Cup by beating Sri Lanka in Barbados' 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup finals.
  • Apr 29, 2007: Three people, including the gunman, were killed in a shooting at Ward Parkway shopping center in Kansas City. (AP via Wichita Eagle) (BBC).
  • Apr 30, 2007: The European Union and America sign a new Open Skies Agreement. It will replace the Bermuda II restrictive agreement and take effect on the 30th March 2008.
  • May 1, 2007: The Los Angeles May Day melee takes place, and the Los Angeles Police Department's response is controversial to a May Day pro immigrant rally.
  • May 2, 2007: Taliban gunmen kill Abdul Sabur Farid (a former Prime Minister and member of the House of Elders) in Afghanistan.
  • May 3, 2007: British child Madeleine McCann disappears from an apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
  • May 4, 2007: Greensburg, Kansas: Tornado hits, killing at most 12 people and destroying around 90 percent of the town.
  • May 5, 2007: All 114 passengers on Kenya Airways Flight 507 are killed when the pilots lose control and the plane crashes in Douala Cameroon.
  • May 6, 2007: In the ongoing Palestinian violence, Palestinian extremists attack a UN-run Gaza elementary school. At least one person was killed and at least seven others were injured.
  • May 7, 2007: Israeli archaeologists find the tomb of Herod The Great south of Jerusalem.
  • May 8, 2007: Six Islamic men from the Republic of Macedonia were arrested by the U.S. Police. They were tipped off by a Mount Laurel resident, NJ, who found their plot to attack Fort Dix in New Jersey and "kill as many Soldiers as possible."
  • May 9, 2007: The subtropical storm Andrea forms just off Florida's coast. It is the first subtropical hurricane since Ana in 2003.
  • May 10, 2007: The United States House of Representatives approves a $96 billion war expenditure measure that sets benchmarks for Iraqi achievements in return for funding.
  • May 11, 2007: Malietoa Tanumafili, Samoa's Head Of State, dies at the ripe old age of 94.
  • May 12, 2007: Upon arrival of Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Karachi, riots break out in Karachi.
  • May 13, 2007: After a 4-2 victory over Finland in the gold-medal game in Moscow (Russia), Team Canada won the 2007 IIHF World Hockey Championship.
  • May 14, 2007: Hubbardton, Vermont, USA, is likely to be shaken by a meteor.
  • May 15, 2007: Space Shuttle "Atlantis" rolls out to launchpad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to prepare for the STS-117 mission. This is the second rollout for the mission. ''Atlantis’'’s External Tank was damaged in a hailstorm on February 26th. The shuttle was subsequently rolled back to Vehicle Assembly Building to be repaired.
  • May 16, 2007: Recognizing the importance of multilingualism in promoting unity in diversity, international understanding, and mutual respect, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2008 International Year of Languages.
  • May 17, 2007: In a test run agreed between the governments, trains from North Korea and South Korea crossed the 38th Parallel. This marks the first crossing of the Demilitarized Zone by trains since 1953.
  • May 18, 2007: Six people are killed and 50 injured by a bomb that was planted in Juliaca, Peru's market place.
  • May 19, 2007: In a sniper attack, three people were killed and two others were injured in Moscow, Idaho, United States.
  • May 20, 2007: TPG Capital, L.P., and Goldman Sachs leveraged buyout acquire Alltel, a US mobile phone provider.
  • May 21, 2007: 2007 Israel-Gaza Conflict: Palestinian militants in Gaza launch 13 Qassam missiles into Israel, killing 1 woman and injuring many others.
  • May 22, 2007: Premier Gary Doer, from the Canadian province Manitoba, secures a third consecutive NDP majority government at the general election.
  • May 23, 2007: Three US soldiers captured in Iraq are found dead after a lengthy manhunt that occupied almost 3% of US troops.
  • May 24, 2007: The United States House of Representatives approves the $US100 billion bill to finance the US war effort against Iraq and Afghanistan. There is no timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq.
  • May 25, 2007: The Vatican's Paul VI Audience Hall will be equipped with more than 1,000 photovoltaic cells to provide all of its annual electricity needs.
  • May 26, 2007: A meteorite blows through a warehouse roof in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA.
  • May 27, 2007: Russian gay rights leaders, and foreign dignitaries, are arrested and beaten in Moscow. Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov had refused permission to hold a gay pride parade.
  • May 28, 2007: Al-Azhar University suspends a lecturer who gave the Breastfeeding fatwa.
  • May 29, 2007: Former deputy secretary of State Robert Zoellick is nominated by George W. Bush to be President of the World Bank.
  • May 30, 2007: The attack on the CH-47 Chinook helicopter, which was carrying out a NATO mission to Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan, kills all seven service personnel (five Americans, one Canadian, and one British). Taliban fighters claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • May 31, 2007: The National Assembly of Niger votes against the Government of Prime Minister of Niger Hama Amadou.
  • Jun 1, 2007: U.S. warships bomb a Somali village where Islamic militants have set up a base.
  • Jun 2, 2007: Four individuals are being charged with plotting to attack JFK International Airport in New York.
  • Jun 3, 2007: After boarding the Danish ship Danica White, off the Somali coast, the USS Carter Hall confronts the pirates.
  • Jun 4, 2007: According to the United Nations Environment Programme, 40% of the world's population will be affected by global warming due to the loss of snow and glaciers in the mountains of Asia.
  • Jun 5, 2007: According to the British Antarctic Survey, the flow rate of 300 glaciers that were previously not measured increased by 12% between 1993-2003. This raises concerns about glacier retreat and rising sea levels due to global warming.
  • Jun 6, 2007: To win the NHL's Stanley Cup, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks defeated the Ottawa Senators in 4 games.
  • Jun 7, 2007: Sri Lankan Civil War: For security reasons, hundreds of Sri Lankan Tamils are forced from Colombo by police.
  • Jun 8, 2007: Space Shuttle Atlantis successfully launches on mission STS-117.
  • Jun 9, 2007: Nearly 400 soldiers were arrested by the Central Intelligence Organization in Harare, Zimbabwe. They are accused of plotting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe. The ringleaders are Colonel Ben Ncube, Major General Engelbert Rugeje and Air Vice Marshal Elson Myo.
  • Jun 10, 2007: The 61st Tony Awards honors Broadway's best shows and takes place at Radio City Music Hall.
  • Jun 11, 2007: The United States Court of Appeals for Fourth Circuit, Richmond, Virginia, a three-judge panel rules that the United States cannot indefinitely hold U.S. citizens as ampquotenemy fighters.
  • Jun 12, 2007: In honour of his career, Chinua Achebe, a Nigerian author, wins the Man Booker International Prize.
  • Jun 13, 2007: Bombing of the Al Askari Mosque takes place for the third time.
  • Jun 14, 2007: A U.S. federal jury has found James Ford Seale, a former Klansman, guilty of kidnapping conspiracy and conspiring in the 1964 deaths in Mississippi of two African-American teens.
  • Jun 15, 2007: Bob Barker, a US TV personality, makes his final appearance on The Price is Right.
  • Jun 16, 2007: The Fono has selected Tupua Tamasese Tupuola Tufuga Efi as the O le Ao o le Malo Samoa.
  • Jun 17, 2007: Several militants and civilians were killed in an attack on Al Qaeda headquarters in Afghanistan.
  • Jun 18, 2007: Nine Charleston firefighters are killed in a roof collapse as they battle a fire at a furniture store.
  • Jun 19, 2007: The preliminary study of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency has shown that China's greenhouse gases emissions have exceeded those of the United States.
  • Jun 20, 2007: At least ten people are killed in an accidental fire at a Russian nursing home near Omsk.
  • Jun 21, 2007: After a month-long struggle at a Palestinian refugee camp, Lebanon declares victory over Fatah al-Islam (an Al Qaeda-linked group).
  • Jun 22, 2007: According to Christopher Dell, the U.S. Ambassador, inflation in Zimbabwe has risen to 11,000%. He predicts that it will rise to 1.5 million percent by December.
  • Jun 23, 2007: 230 people were killed by torrential rains in Pakistan, which includes Karachi.
  • Jun 24, 2007: South Lake Tahoe is hit by a wildfire that eventually destroyed 254 homes.
  • Jun 25, 2007: WWE wrestler Chris Benoit and his wife Nancy Benoit were killed in a suicide that occurred the weekend before.
  • Jun 26, 2007: Two oil refineries in Bolivia are reclaimed by Petrobras, the Brazilian state-owned energy company.
  • Jun 27, 2007: In an episode known as the Complexo do Alemao Massacre, the Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemao.
  • Jun 28, 2007: The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it would remove the Bald Eagle from the endangered species list.
  • Jun 29, 2007: Apple's new iPhone has been released in the USA.
  • Jun 30, 2007: Attack on the Glasgow International Airport:
  • Jul 1, 2007: All public indoor spaces in England are closed to smoking.
  • Jul 2, 2007: The US President George Bush has revoked the sentence of 30 months in prison that Lewis Libby was given for perjury, obstruction of justice and other crimes.
  • Jul 3, 2007: United States counterterrorism experts claim that some of those arrested in connection with terror plots in the United Kingdom were connected to al-Qaeda in Iraq.
  • Jul 4, 2007: The U.S. flag with 50 stars replaces the flag with 48 stars that flew between 1912 and 1959.
  • Jul 5, 2007: Scientists have announced the discovery of an entirely new species of cephalopod off the coast of Hawaii.
  • Jul 6, 2007: The 6th United States Circuit Court of Appeals in Ohio rejected a lawsuit against George W. Bush’s domestic wiretapping programme. It ruled that the plaintiffs were not entitled to sue.
  • Jul 7, 2007: Pope Benedict XVI lifts restrictions on the celebration of the old Latin Mass and revives an ancient Roman Rite Mass liturgy, which was essentially abandoned after the Second Vatican Council.
  • Jul 8, 2007: Boeing unveils the Boeing 787.
  • Jul 9, 2007: Two people were killed when a Piper Cherokee single-engine fixed-wing aircraft crashes in thunderstorms in Tyringham Massachusetts.
  • Jul 10, 2007: Three adults and two children were killed when a twin-engine Cessna 310R Cessna aircraft crashes into their Sanford homes.
  • Jul 11, 2007: The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has confirmed the destruction of the entire stockpile of chemical weapons in Albania.
  • Jul 12, 2007: UN report shows that 20% of the population is in serious food shortage. Lesotho, an African kingdom, declares food crisis.
  • Jul 13, 2007: Conrad Black was found guilty of three fraud charges and one obstruction of justice in Chicago.
  • Jul 14, 2007: Abdullah Gul, Turkish Foreign Minister, asked for clarification from the US about alleged weapons delivery to the PKK terrorist organization. Gul stated that the US would cut ties with Turkey if PKK claims were confirmed.
  • Jul 15, 2007: The second span of Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Washington, USA, opens to traffic. It is the longest twin suspension bridge in existence.
  • Jul 16, 2007: The US State Department has placed restrictions on the importation of coins "of Cypriot type" that were issued before 225 BC.
  • Jul 17, 2007: TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aereas), Flight 3054 crashes during rainy conditions in Sao Paulo. This is the deadliest aviation accident in Brazil to date, with an estimated 199 victims.
  • Jul 18, 2007: A major steam pipe bursts during rush hour in New York City, releasing millions gallons boiling water and super-heated steam. One fatality is recorded, that of a pedestrian who experiences cardiac arrest.
  • Jul 19, 2007: For the first time ever, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 14,000.
  • Jul 20, 2007: Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ordered an investigation into the TAM Linhas Airereas Flight 3054 crash.
  • Jul 21, 2007: For two hours, Dick Cheney, the U.S. Vice-President of the United States, serves as Acting President while President George W. Bush goes through a colonoscopy.
  • Jul 22, 2007: Cameroon's voters go to the polls in Cameroon for parliamentary elections. The election was denounced by the opposition leaders.
  • Jul 23, 2007: The US dollar has fallen to US$2.06 against sterling, its lowest level since 1981.
  • Jul 24, 2007: Five mountain climbers died in the Italian Alps after they tried to climb up the mountains.
  • Jul 25, 2007: The New England Journal of Medicine has a story about Oscar, a hospice cat that can predict the death of patients hours in advance.
  • Jul 26, 2007: A chunk of white ice weighing 50 pounds crashes through a roof of a house in Dubuque, Iowa USA. Other large chunks also fell from clear skies, tearing through nearby forests.
  • Jul 27, 2007: Phoenix News Helicopter Collision: News helicopters from Arizona, Arizona television stations KNXV & KTVK collide in Phoenix over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix. They were covering a chase by police officers;
  • Jul 28, 2007: Pakistan is concerned about a draft United States Congress bill that ties foreign aid to progress against Al Qaeda/Taliban,
  • Jul 29, 2007: Ehud Olmert, the Prime Minister of Israel, announced that US military and defense assistance to Israel will reach $30 billion in the next ten year.
  • Jul 30, 2007: The new British Prime Minister Gordon Brown visited the United States President George W. Bush as Prime Minister for the first time.
  • Jul 31, 2007: Operation Banner, which was the British Army's longest-running operation in Northern Ireland, is over.
  • Aug 1, 2007: 13 people were killed when the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge, which spans the Mississippi River, collapses in Minneapolis, Minnesota, between University Avenue & Washington Avenue, during rush hour.
  • Aug 2, 2007: Due to the overwhelming number of countries concerned about climate change, the first ever United Nations plenary session is extended to a third day.
  • Aug 3, 2007: Raul Iturriaga (ex-deputy director of Augusto Pinochet’s secret police), is being held by police. He had rebelled against the Chilean government and the justice Los Angeles Times in June 2007.
  • Aug 4, 2007: NASA launches a Delta II rocket carrying a Mars Phoenix lander from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
  • Aug 5, 2007: Mozambique authorities seize thousands boxes of fake toothpaste that they suspect may contain dangerous chemical diethylene glycol.
  • Aug 6, 2007: American Home Mortgage files for bankruptcy
  • Aug 7, 2007: Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants' pitcher, has surpassed Hank Aaron to become the all-time leader in home runs with 756. Aaron felicitates Bonds for breaking the 33 year old record during the 10-minute celebration that follows the historic homer.
  • Aug 8, 2007: Space Shuttle Endeavour successfully launches on mission STS-118.
  • Aug 9, 2007: B.N.P., a large French bank Paribas stops withdrawals from three mutual funds due to American subprime investments.
  • Aug 10, 2007: The US Federal Reserve announced that it would lend banks as much money as needed to maintain smooth functioning of the money markets.
  • Aug 11, 2007: Reports indicate that a meteor shower may be occurring over Sonora in California.
  • Aug 12, 2007: At the southernmost tip Gibraltar, the bulk carrier M/V New Flame collides and is partially submerged.
  • Aug 13, 2007: Two Belgian tourists went missing in Iran last week. It appears that they were kidnapped and held captive by a bandit demanding the release of their brother from prison.
  • Aug 14, 2007: Mattel, an American toy manufacturer, announces a recall for 436,000 lead-based-painted toys and 18 million toys that contain small magnets that can be swallowed. All of them were made in China.
  • Aug 15, 2007: After a stock analyst switched from sell to buy, shares in Countrywide Financial fell 13 percent
  • Aug 16, 2007: JosT Padilla was convicted in the USA for conspiracy to murder individuals abroad, conspiracy to materially assist terrorists and materially aiding terrorists. Padilla was first arrested in May 2002.
  • Aug 17, 2007: The discount rate is now reduced by the US Federal Reserve from 6.25 percent to 5.75 percent
  • Aug 18, 2007: Rescuers claim that six trapped miners are not visible in the fourth hole at Crandall Canyon Mine near Huntington, Utah.
  • Aug 19, 2007: As authorities attempt to evacuate the most vulnerable, Indonesia raises Mount Karangetang's lava alert on Siau Island.
  • Aug 20, 2007: NASDAQ announces that it will sell its 31 percent stake at the London Stock Exchange.
  • Aug 21, 2007: Hurricane Dean arrives in Costa Maya (Mexico) at 165 mph (266 km/h). Dean is the first Category 5 storm to land since Hurricane Andrew.
  • Aug 22, 2007: Storm botnet, which was created by Storm Worm, sends a record number of 57 million e mails per day
  • Aug 23, 2007: "Chororapithecus abyssinicus", a fossil 10 million years old found in Ethiopia may have proved that humans and gorillas had a common ancestor 2 million years before previously believed.
  • Aug 24, 2007: Lisa Nowak, former NASA astronaut, was arrested and taken into custody.
  • Aug 25, 2007: According to a lawyer representing missing coal miners at the Crandall Canyon mine, Utah, a sixth probe could not find enough space for them to survive.
  • Aug 26, 2007: 9 people were killed when gunmen attacked a farm in Putumayo, Colombia. Authorities blame FARC.
  • Aug 27, 2007: United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has announced his resignation effective September 17.
  • Aug 28, 2007: The total lunar eclipse occurs in the early morning hours of North America and the eastern Pacific Ocean.
  • Aug 29, 2007: United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident 2007: Six US cruise missiles with nuclear warheads were flown from Minot Air Force Base in the United States to Barksdale Air Force Base without authorization.
  • Aug 30, 2007: United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident, in which a B-52 flew from Minot Air Force Base (North Dakota) to Barksdale Air Force Base (Lousiana), carrying six nuclear warheads.
  • Aug 31, 2007: The British Royal Family includes Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William and Her Majesty, the Queen Elizabeth. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister Tony Blair and hundreds of others gather at Guard's Chapel, London, for a memorial service in memory of Diana, Princess Of Wales, ten year after her death.
  • Sep 1, 2007: American professional cyclist Dave Zabriski won his National Time Trial Championship in Greenville, SC by 2 seconds.
  • Sep 2, 2007: The spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced that China would report its military expenditures to UN Register of Conventional Arms.
  • Sep 3, 2007: Steve Fossett takes off at a private airport in western Nevada. The plane then vanishes.
  • Sep 4, 2007: Priests in Moscow chanted prayers to honor the 12th Main Directorate of the Russian Defense Ministry, which is responsible in part for the storage and maintenance Russia's nuclear arsenal.
  • Sep 5, 2007: Three terrorists believed to be part of Al-Qaeda have been arrested in Germany. They are accused of planning attacks against the Frankfurt International Airport and US military installations.
  • Sep 6, 2007: Operation Orchard: Israeli planes strike suspected nuclear sites in Syria.
  • Sep 7, 2007: 2007 Lebanon conflict: After ending a three-month conflict in Nahr el-Bared with Fatah al-Islam militants, the Lebanese Army declared victory.
  • Sep 8, 2007: Ang Lee's spy thriller Lust, Caution'' won the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival.
  • Sep 9, 2007: Former leader of Panama Manuel Noriega is now serving 15 years in Miami, Florida Prison. He was convicted of drug trafficking.
  • Sep 10, 2007: After seven years of exile, Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, returns to Pakistan following a military coup that took place in October 1999.
  • Sep 11, 2007: Bruce Golding is elected Prime Minister of Jamaica after his victory in the parliamentary elections.
  • Sep 12, 2007: The US dollar has fallen to a new low against the euro: $1.39
  • Sep 13, 2007: The United Nations General Assembly adopts the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  • Sep 14, 2007: Launch of the SELENE spacecraft. JAXA called it the "largest lunar mission since Apollo."
  • Sep 15, 2007: Wildfires cause evacuation of thousands in San Bernardino and San Diego Counties, California.
  • Sep 16, 2007: One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 130 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand, killing 90 people.
  • Sep 17, 2007: AOL, the former largest ISP in America, has officially announced plans to refocus and reorient the company as an advertising company. The corporate headquarters will be relocated from Dulles Virginia to New York, New York.
  • Sep 18, 2007: To ease the continuing panic in financial markets caused by the subprime mortgage crisis, the Federal Reserve reduced interest rates in the U.S.A by half a percentage point (0.5%) for the first time in six years.
  • Sep 19, 2007: After Driss Jettou's resignation, King Mohammed VI appointed Abbas El Fassi, the leader of the Istiqlal Party as Prime Minister of Morocco.
  • Sep 20, 2007: The Native American $1 Coin Act has been signed into law.
  • Sep 21, 2007: For the first time since 1976, the Canadian dollar has reached parity with the American currency.
  • Sep 22, 2007: Turkey's Foreign Minister Ali Babacan condemned US support for the PKK terrorist organization, which is behind attacks against Turkish forces.
  • Sep 23, 2007: General Motors must avoid a strike by the United Automobile Workers by Monday 11am.
  • Sep 24, 2007: One Laptop Per Child launches the Give 1 Get 1 marketing campaign. A buyer can purchase two XO computers for US$399 and receive one in 2008; the other will be sent to a child living in Cambodia, Rwanda or Afghanistan.
  • Sep 25, 2007: Microsoft launches Halo 3 on Xbox 360 in America.
  • Sep 26, 2007: Excessive levels of lead paint have led to the recall of more than half a million toys made in China, including 269,000 RC2 Corp's "Thomas Friends" toy trains.
  • Sep 27, 2007: Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index is a survey that ranks 180 countries.
  • Sep 28, 2007: In Georgia's capital Tbilisi, opposition supporters gather to demonstrate against the government. This is the largest protest in Georgia since 2003.
  • Sep 29, 2007: Calder Hall is destroyed in controlled explosion.
  • Sep 30, 2007: General Sonthi Boonyaratglin was the one who overthrew Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra during the 2006 Thai coup. He resigned from his position as head of Council for National Security.
  • Oct 1, 2007: UBS and Citigroup announce US$9.3 Billion in debt writedowns due to the credit crisis.
  • Oct 2, 2007: On his way to the Inter-Korean Summit, Roh Moo-hyun from South Korea crosses the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea.
  • Oct 3, 2007: Witnesses have reported seeing a flaming object cross the sky of Minnesota. It was accompanied by a boom and a torrent of debris.
  • Oct 4, 2007: United States Republican Party Senator Pete Domenici, New Mexico, announces his intention to retire at the end his current term due a degenerative brain disorder.
  • Oct 5, 2007: Merrill Lynch announces that it will write off approximately US$5 billion of investments in the quarter. This is its largest trading loss.
  • Oct 6, 2007: In Cuba's eastern Granma Province, at least 28 people are killed and more than 70 injured in a collision between a train or bus.
  • Oct 7, 2007: War in Afghanistan: Sixteen militants under the command of Tahir Yuldash, an Uzbek warlord, were killed in eastern Afghanistan.
  • Oct 8, 2007: Marion Jones, a U.S. Olympic athlete, returns five medals won at the Sydney Olympics. She also accepts a two year ban from the sport for using a prohibited substance.
  • Oct 9, 2007: SAB Miller and Molson Coors have announced a joint venture called MillerCoors to be more competitive with Anheuser-Busch on the US market.
  • Oct 10, 2007: The US House of Representatives passed a resolution calling for the Ottoman empire to slaughter Armenians during the 1915-1923 genocide.
  • Oct 11, 2007: If he is reelected, John Howard, the Prime Minister of Australia proposes a referendum on constitutional recognition for indigenous Australians in Australia's constitution.
  • Oct 12, 2007: Oracle announces hostile bid for BEA company at US$6.7 billion
  • Oct 13, 2007: As a result, at least nine people are killed and eight people are missing in torrential rains that swept through Tunis, Tunisia's capital.
  • Oct 14, 2007: Al-habileen/lahij : Four people are killed in South Yemen on the 44th anniversary the revolt against British colonial rule.
  • Oct 15, 2007: Fox Television Stations Group launches new cable television channel for business in the USA.
  • Oct 16, 2007: Anne Enright, an Irish writer, wins the 2007 Man Booker Prize with her novel "The Gathering".
  • Oct 17, 2007: French public transport workers are on strike for 24 hours protesting changes in pensions.
  • Oct 18, 2007: Karachi bombings. A suicide attack on a convoy carrying Benazir Bhutto, former Pakistani Prime Minister, kills 139 people and injures 450 others. Bhutto is uninjured.
  • Oct 19, 2007: Philippines. Glorietta 2 in Makati was rocked by a bomb blast. The explosion left 11 people dead and more than 100 injured.
  • Oct 20, 2007: Primary elections for the governor and legislature of the U.S state of Louisiana are held in the Jungle (open).
  • Oct 21, 2007: Samoa's Tokelauan ex-pats vote in the referendum on Tokelauan selfdetermination.
  • Oct 22, 2007: The USA and Mexico agree to send US$1.4 billion over three years to Mexico for drug traffickers fighting.
  • Oct 23, 2007: Space Shuttle Discovery successfully launches on mission STS-120.
  • Oct 24, 2007: Merrill Lynch releases its third quarter financial results. This includes a write-down of US$8.4 Billion due to bad mortgage loans. This is the first quarterly loss for the company in six years.
  • Oct 25, 2007: Supporters of a U.S. Congress resolution condemning Armenian genocide call for a vote.
  • Oct 26, 2007: The Mexican consulate in New York City is shaken by an explosion. Two thrown handgrenades were used to cause the explosion, which was further enhanced by explosive material. 7 people sustained injuries, several windows were blown out and debris was found in the building.
  • Oct 27, 2007: Afghanistan War:
  • Oct 28, 2007: The Boston Red Sox won the 2007 World Series with a sweep of the Colorado Rockies in four games.
  • Oct 29, 2007: The origin of HIV, which is most prevalent in South America, the United States, Europe and Japan, Australia, and many other countries, can be traced back to Haiti in 1969.
  • Oct 30, 2007: A solar wing of the International Space Station that was relocated by crew members from STS-120 was torn during deployment.
  • Oct 31, 2007: The short-term interest rate of the United States Federal Reserve is reduced to 4.5 percent, the second reduction in three months.
  • Nov 1, 2007: The Swedish Mint (Swedish, Myntverket), in Eskilstuna in Sweden, loses to Rahapaja Oy from Finland in the competition to produce Swedish National Coins. This ends a 1000-year-long tradition in Sweden of minting Swedish coins.
  • Nov 2, 2007: The United Nations will send home108 of the 950 Sri Lankan peacekeepers stationed in Haiti. They are being accused of sexual abuse with girls under 18 years of age.
  • Nov 3, 2007: The Urban Challenge, sponsored by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, is held in California. It aims to create a robot car that can navigate urban streets and normal traffic. Carnegie Mellon University engineers won the first prize for a pilotless Chevrolet Tahoe.
  • Nov 4, 2007: Six people are killed when a Learjet 35 crashes into residential areas in Sao Paulo.
  • Nov 5, 2007: Chang'e 1, China's first moon satellite, is now orbiting around the Moon.
  • Nov 6, 2007: Officials say at least 35 people were killed and many more injured in the suicide bombing in northern Afghanistan.
  • Nov 7, 2007: Nine people were killed in a shooting at Jokela School in Tuusula Finland.
  • Nov 8, 2007: The EU interior ministers decided that nine central and eastern European member states are well-prepared to join the Schengen border-free area on December 21.
  • Nov 9, 2007: The controversial German Bundestag data retention bill, which mandates storage of citizens' telecommunications traffic information for six months without probable cause, is passed.
  • Nov 10, 2007: ?Por que no te callas? Incident between King Juan Carlos of Spain, and Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's president.
  • Nov 11, 2007: Prince William, an officer of the Blues and Royals laid a wreath by the Cenotaph for the first time as his grandmother, The Queen, and his father, The Prince of Wales looked on.
  • Nov 12, 2007: Didymus Mutasa (Minister of Lands and Security in Zimbabwe) admits before a Paris court that the Mugabe government stole land belonging to ten Dutch citizens. The citizens can seize property of equal value owned by the Zimbabwean government if the government doesn't compensate them.
  • Nov 13, 2007: High Speed 1 is now open to passengers from London to the Channel Tunnel.
  • Nov 14, 2007: Con Edison shuts down the last direct-current electric distribution system in America in New York City.
  • Nov 15, 2007: Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh, killing approximately 5000 people. It also destroyed Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world.
  • Nov 16, 2007: During tests, an Airbus A340-600 that was scheduled to be delivered to Etihad Airways' Abu Dhabi base, crashed into a barrier at Toulouse Blagnac International Airport. Five people are hurt.
  • Nov 17, 2007: Two NATO Canadian soldiers and an interpreter die in Afghanistan's War on Terrorism. Three more soldiers are also wounded.
  • Nov 18, 2007: Silvio Berlusconi is the former Prime Minister of Italy and announces that he will disband Forza Italia and create a new party called Freedom People's Party.
  • Nov 19, 2007: Protests against the government in Burma 2007:
  • Nov 20, 2007: 2007 Pakistani state emergency
  • Nov 21, 2007: 2007 Pakistani state emergency
  • Nov 22, 2007: Jordanian King Abdullah nominates technocrat Nader Al-Dahabi to be the new Prime Minister.
  • Nov 23, 2007: After hitting an iceberg close to the South Shetland Islands, MS Explorer, a cruise ship carrying 154 passengers, crashes in the Antarctic Ocean south-of Argentina. There were no deaths.
  • Nov 24, 2007: At least 20 militants were arrested by the United States and Iraqi forces in Kirkuk, Iraq.
  • Nov 25, 2007: Eight football fans are killed when the Fonte Nova stadium collapses in Salvador de Bahia (Brazil).
  • Nov 26, 2007: After an explosion at a Ponce Enriquez gold mine, in southern Ecuador, 60 miners were trapped underground.
  • Nov 27, 2007: Annapolis Conference is a peace conference that aims to end the Arab-Israeli war. It takes place in Annapolis (Maryland), in the United States.
  • Nov 28, 2007: Two workers are killed in an explosion and fire southwest of Clearbrook, Minnesota. The incident forced the closing of a pipeline carrying nearly a fifth U.S. crude-oil imports from Canada.
  • Nov 29, 2007: The northern coast of Martinique is hit by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake. It affected the Eastern Caribbean from Puerto Rico to Trinidad.
  • Nov 30, 2007: Rambhadracharya was a Hindu religious leader who released the Braille version first of Bhagavadgita with the original Sanskrit text, and a Hindi commentary at New Delhi.
  • Dec 1, 2007: The United States takes a 3-0 win over Russia to win its first Davis Cup since 1995.
  • Dec 2, 2007: Activision and Vivendi Games announce a merger to be known as Activision Blizzard. This deal, worth US$18.9 million, is the largest ever in the videogame sector.
  • Dec 3, 2007: Winter storms can cause the Chehalis river to flood Lewis County, Washington. This also closes Interstate 5 for several days. Floods are responsible for at least eight deaths and billions in damages.
  • Dec 4, 2007: Michael A. Newdow, attorney and founder of the First Amendmist Church of True Science, initiates lawsuits challenging government-sanctioned references to God, and the statute that requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American coins and paper currency.
  • Dec 5, 2007: Westroads Mall massacre: An Omaha gunman opened fire at a mall in Omaha, Nebraska, shooting eight people and then taking his own life.
  • Dec 6, 2007: In a coal mine gas explosion in northern China, the death toll is now at 104.
  • Dec 7, 2007: After a crane barge, which had been freed from a tug, collides with Hebei Spirit, the Very Large Crude Carrier in South Korea and causes an oil spillage called Hebei Spirit.
  • Dec 8, 2007: Benazir Bhatti, the first and only female Prime Minister of Pakistan, was attacked by unknown gunmen at her PPP Office. Three of their supporters were killed.
  • Dec 9, 2007: In a shooting at Arvada Colorado's youth training center, two people were killed and two others were injured.
  • Dec 10, 2007: Ten days after the official close of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season, Subtropical Storm Olga is forming north of Puerto Rico. The National Hurricane Center predicts that landfall will be made in Dominican Republic within 24 hour. Tropical Storm Warnings and Watches are posted for the northern coast of the country.
  • Dec 11, 2007: Two car bombs explode outside the Constitutional Court Building in Algiers, and at the United Nations Office. The bombings result in 45 deaths.
  • Dec 12, 2007: Sotheby's sells the Society of the Cincinatti badge of George Washington, later owned by the Marquis de Lafayette, for US$5.3million.
  • Dec 13, 2007: George J. Mitchell, former US Senator, has released a report in which he accuses 88 Major League Baseball players of using anabolic steroids.
  • Dec 14, 2007: King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia invites President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from Iran to visit Mecca during the Hajj pilgrimage.
  • Dec 15, 2007: Sikhanyiso Nazilovu, Zimbabwe's Information Minister, refers to Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, as a "Naziampquot. Ndlovu reacted to criticisms by the German government about rising human rights violations in Zimbabwe and told Merkel to "shut upampquot
  • Dec 16, 2007: A.C. Milan defeats Boca Juniors in the final to win the FIFA Club World Cup 2007.
  • Dec 17, 2007: Leaders from Chile, Bolivia, Brazil and Chile have agreed to construct a highway linking the Atlantic (in Santos in Brazil) and Pacific (in Iquique in Chile) coasts of South America by 2009.
  • Dec 18, 2007: A magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes the Aleutian Islands, 125 miles west from Adak, Alaska.
  • Dec 19, 2007: The Old Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C., where the ceremonial offices of Vice President Dick Cheney as well as the majority of White House staff, is set on fire. There are no injuries.
  • Dec 20, 2007: A group of Lakota Indian activists sends a letter to the United States State Department announcing their secession from Union.
  • Dec 21, 2007: An explosion at a mosque north of Pakistan kills at least 50 people.
  • Dec 22, 2007: Iraq War: Turkish Air Force planes strike Kurdistan Workers Party targets north of Iraq.
  • Dec 23, 2007: Thailand's People Power Party, headed by Samak Sundaravej wins the 2007 general election.
  • Dec 24, 2007: The Nepalese government announced that the country's 240 year-old monarchy would be abolished in 2008, and that a new republic would be established.
  • Dec 25, 2007: One person is killed and two are injured by an escaped tiger from the San Francisco Zoo.
  • Dec 26, 2007: Arson is suspected in Perth after record temperatures set off bushfires.
  • Dec 27, 2007: In a shooting incident, Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, is assassinated.
  • Dec 28, 2007: 2007 Zoe's Ark controversy: Six French aid workers were sentenced by a Chadian court to eight years hard labor for allegedly trying to save over 100 children from Chad. They are now being flown to France to face a French court, which will decide how to serve their sentences.
  • Dec 29, 2007: The United Kingdom government has announced its New Year's Honours List. Broadcaster Michael Parkinson, Kylie Minogue, chief executive at Marks Spencer Stuart Rose and embryologist Ian Wilmut are among those being honored. Sir Ian McKellen is also on the list.
  • Dec 30, 2007: Assassination of Benazir Bhutto: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's son is named her successor as chairperson of the Pakistan Peoples Party. Asif Ali Zardari, his father, is named cochairman.
  • Dec 31, 2007: The Boston Big Dig construction project, located in Boston, Massachusetts, has ended.
  • Jan 1, 2007: Bulgaria and Romania join the EU.


What does the year 2007 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 2007 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 108th year of the 21st century and the 7th year of the 2000s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 2006 and precedes 2008.

calendars for year 2007

Can you show me the calendar for the year 2007?

February 2007
September 2007
November 2007