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November 14, 2008 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

Appointment of Interest

Elizabeth Warren is appointed to chair a Congressional Oversight Panel for the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
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Elizabeth Warren
  • Eurozone officially slips into recession for the first time since its creation in 1999, pushed down by recessions in Germany and Italy
  • Hong Kong becomes the second Asian economy to tip into recession, its exports hit by weakening global demand
  • Italy plunges into recession, its first since the start of 2005, after GDP contracts a steeper-than-expected 0.5% in the third quarter

Deaths in History

  • Wilhelmus Norbert Schmelzer, Dutch foreign minister (KVP), dies at 87
2008 in History