Historical Events in 2007 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 269 of 269

  • Sep 16 One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Sep 16 59th Emmy Awards: The Sopranos, 30 Rock, James Spader & Sally Field win

Actress Sally Field
Actress
Sally Field
  • Sep 17 AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announces plans to refocus the company as an advertising business and to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York, New York.
  • Sep 18 Pervez Musharraf announces that he will step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he is re-elected president.
  • Sep 18 Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.

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Sep 21 George Clooney is injured in a motorcycle accident in Weehawken, New Jersey

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Sep 21 "Into the Wild" starring Emile Hirsch is released

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Sep 24 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a controversial speech on the campus of Columbia University.

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • Sep 24 "The Big Bang Theory" created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco premieres on CBS

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Sep 26 Shinzō Abe formally ends his first term as Prime Minister of Japan

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe
  • Sep 29 Calder Hall, the world's first commercial nuclear power station, the magnox reactor and Calder hall was demolished in a controlled explosion.
  • Oct 1 Most of the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 came into force in the United Kingdom.
  • Oct 2 President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il

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Oct 5 "Michael Clayton", starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, and Tilda Swinton, is released

  • Oct 6 Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.
  • Oct 9 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at an all-time high
  • Oct 13 17th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 27-14 in South Bend

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Oct 14 "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" featuring Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney Kardashian premieres on the E! cable network in the US

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
TV Personality Khloé Kardashian
TV Personality
Khloé Kardashian
  • Oct 15 17 Activists in Aotearoa New Zealand arrested in the country's first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids across the country.
  • Oct 15 MLB National League Championship: Colorado Rockies beat Arizona Diamondbacks, 4 games to 0

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Oct 17 The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso

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Oct 18 After 8 years in exile, Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan. The same night, suicide attackers blow themselves up near Bhutto's convoy, killing over 100, including 20 police officers. Bhutto escapes uninjured.

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • Oct 19 Bomb explosion rocks Glorietta 2, a shopping mall in Makati, the Philippines killing 11, injuring more than 100 people.
  • Oct 20 6th Rugby World Cup: South Africa beats England 15-6 at Saint-Denis
  • Oct 21 58th Formula One WDC: Kimi Raikkonen wins by one point
  • Oct 21 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 3

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 23 "Raising Sand" a collaborative album by rock singer Robert Plant and bluegrass singer Alison Krauss is released

Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss
Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
  • Oct 25 The first Airbus A380 passenger flight, operating for Singapore Airlines, with flight number SQ 380, flying scheduled service between Singapore and Sydney, Australia.
  • Oct 28 MLB World Series: Boston Red Sox defeat Colorado Rockies to win 4-0
  • Oct 29 Argentina elects its first female president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
  • Nov 3 Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule across Pakistan. He suspended the Constitution, imposed State of Emergency, and fired the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
  • Nov 5 China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon.
  • Nov 7 Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 7 41st Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins

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Nov 10 ¿Por qué no te callas? ("Why don't you shut up?" )incident between King Juan Carlos of Spain and Venezuela's president Hugo Chávez.

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • Nov 13 An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, killing four people, including Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding six.
  • Nov 14 the last direct-current distribution by Con Edison was shut down.
  • Nov 15 A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 18 34th American Music Awards: Fergie, Justin Timberlake & Carrie Underwood win

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake
Singer Carrie Underwood
Singer
Carrie Underwood
Singer Fergie Duhamel
Singer
Fergie Duhamel
  • Nov 18 59th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins
  • Nov 23 MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sank in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands.
  • Nov 24 Australians elect the Kevin Rudd-led centre-left Australian Labor Party at the federal election, ending the eleven-year tenure of the John Howard-led centre-right Liberal/National coalition government.
  • Nov 24 72nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-10 in Auburn
  • Nov 25 The first European Parliament election and a referendum on changing the voting system (called by the President and declared invalid because of insufficient turnout) were held in Romania.
  • Nov 25 95th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 23-19
  • Nov 29 The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to The Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.
  • Nov 29 A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique. This affected the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as south as Trinidad.

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Nov 30 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office hostage crisis: Leeland Eisenberg entered the campaign office of Hillary Clinton in Rochester, New Hampshire with a device suspected of being a bomb and held three people hostage for 5 hours.

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • Dec 1 16th SEC Championship Game: #5 LSU beats #14 Tennessee, 21-14
  • Dec 1 3rd ACC Championship Game: #6 Virginia Tech beats #12 Boston College, 30-16
  • Dec 1 12th Big 12 Championship Game: #9 Oklahoma beats #1 Missouri, 38-17

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Dec 1 T. C. Williams High School’s newly constructed basketball court is named after Earl Lloyd

Basketball Player Earl Lloyd
Basketball Player
Earl Lloyd
  • Dec 2 96th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Oregon (4-1)
  • Dec 3 Devastating winter storms cause Chehalis River to flood many cities in Lewis County, Washington, closing 20-mile portion of Interstate 5 for several days, resulting in at least eight deaths and billions of dollars of damage
  • Dec 5 Westroads Mall massacre: A gunman opens fire with a semi-automatic rifle at an Omaha, Nebraska mall, killing eight people before taking his own life.
  • Dec 7 The Hebei Spirit oil spill began in South Korea after a crane barge being towed by tug collided with the very large crude carrier, Hebei Spirit.
  • Dec 8 73rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Tebow, Florida (QB)
  • Dec 11 Two car bombs go off at the Constitutional Court building in Algiers and the United Nations office. An estimated 45 people are killed in the bombings.

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Dec 13 The Mitchell Report is publicly released listing the names of 89 Major League Baseball players that have presumably used anabolic steroids and human growth hormones. Notable players to be named include Roger Clemens and Miguel Tejada.

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Dec 17 Republic of Lakotah asserts independence from the United States
  • Dec 19 The Lakotah people, a Native American tribe, proclaim independence and withdraw all their treaties with the United States. Establish the Republic of Lakotah, as a separate country.

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Dec 20 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

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Dec 20 The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, was stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art, along with O Lavrador de Café, by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari.

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • Dec 21 The Schengen Agreement area increases to include 9 European Union member states; Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia on land and sea borders.
  • Dec 27 Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated by a suicide bomber.
  • Dec 28 Nepal declared a federal democratic Republic by interim parliament, abolishing the monarchy.

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Dec 29 Tom Brady sets a then-NFL record, throwing his 50th TD pass, and the New England Patriots become the first team in NFL history to finish the regular season 16-0.

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • Dec 31 Bocaue Fire. Seven people injured when a fire razed several fireworks stores in the Municipality of Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines.
  • Dec 31 The Massive Big Dig construction project in Boston, Massachusetts ends.