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  • Canada
    Monday Jan 1, 2007

    Justin Trudeau

    The two-part CBC Television miniseries The Great War

    Canada
    Monday Jan 1, 2007

    In 2007, Trudeau starred in the two-part CBC Television miniseries The Great War, which gave an account of Canada's participation in the First World War.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 3, 2007

    Nancy Pelosi

    Election for speaker of the House (2007)

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 3, 2007

    On January 3, Pelosi defeated Republican John Boehner of Ohio with 233 votes compared to his 202 votes in the election for speaker of the House.




  • Poland
    Thursday Jan 4, 2007

    Visa Inc.

    Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection fined twenty banks a total of PLN 164 million (about $56 million) for jointly setting MasterCard's and Visa's interchange fees

    Poland
    Thursday Jan 4, 2007

    The antitrust authorities of EU Member States other than the United Kingdom are also investigating MasterCard's and Visa's interchange fees. For example, on January 4, 2007, the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection fined twenty banks a total of PLN 164 million (about $56 million) for jointly setting MasterCard's and Visa's interchange fees.




  • U.S.
    Friday Jan 5, 2007

    Nancy Pelosi

    Pelosi joined with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to condemn the plan

    U.S.
    Friday Jan 5, 2007

    On January 5, 2007, reacting to suggestions from President Bush's confidantes that he would increase troop levels in Iraq (which he announced in a speech a few days later), Pelosi joined with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to condemn the plan.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 9, 2007

    Apple Inc.

    Apple Inc.

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 9, 2007

    During his keynote speech at the Macworld Expo on January 9, 2007, Jobs announced that Apple Computer, Inc. would thereafter be known as "Apple Inc.", because the company had shifted its emphasis from computers to consumer electronics.




  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 9, 2007

    iOS

    IOS Unveil

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 9, 2007

    The operating system was unveiled with the iPhone at the Macworld Conference & Expo on January 9, 2007, and released in June of that year. At the time of its unveiling in January, Steve Jobs claimed: "iPhone runs OS X" and runs "desktop-class applications", but at the time of the iPhone's release, the operating system was renamed "iPhone OS". Initially, third-party native applications were not supported. Jobs' reasoning was that developers could build web applications through the Safari web browser that "would behave like native apps on the iPhone".




  • U.K.
    Tuesday Jan 9, 2007

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    Legal Actions

    U.K.
    Tuesday Jan 9, 2007

    Around the time of Middelton's 25th birthday in January 2007, when the attention on Middleton and Prince William increased, prompting warnings from the Prince of Wales, Prince William, and Middleton's lawyers, who threatened legal action. Two newspaper groups, News International, which publishes The Times and The Sun, and the Guardian Media Group, publishers of The Guardian, decided to refrain from publishing paparazzi photographs of her.


  • Bangladesh
    Thursday Jan 11, 2007

    Muhammad Yunus

    Yunus Turned down Moeen request To become The Nation's Fourth Chief Advisor

    Bangladesh
    Thursday Jan 11, 2007

    On 11 January 2007, Army General Moeen U Ahmed staged a military coup. Meanwhile, Yunus turned down his request to become the nation's fourth Chief Advisor after Khaleda Zia's term ended. Yunus, however, suggested the general pick Fakhruddin Ahmed for the job.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 28, 2007

    Kobe Bryant

    Suspension series

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 28, 2007

    On January 28 while attempting to draw contact on a potential game-winning jump shot, he flailed his arm, striking San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginóbili in the face with his elbow. Following a league review, Bryant was suspended for the subsequent game at Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks. The basis given for the suspension was that Bryant had performed an "unnatural motion" in swinging his arm backward. Later, on March 6, he seemed to repeat the motion, this time striking Minnesota Timberwolves guard Marko Jarić. On March 7, the NBA handed Bryant his second one-game suspension. In his first game back on March 9, he elbowed Kyle Korver in the face which was retroactively re-classified as a Type 1 flagrant foul.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 31, 2007

    Joe Biden

    2008 presidential campaign

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 31, 2007

    Biden declared his candidacy for president on January 31, 2007, after having discussed running for months prior. Biden made a formal announcement to Tim Russert on Meet the Press, stating he would "be the best Biden I can be". In January 2006, Delaware newspaper columnist Harry F. Themal wrote that Biden "occupies the sensible center of the Democratic Party". Themal concludes that this is the position Biden desires and that in a campaign "he plans to stress the dangers to the security of the average American, not just from the terrorist threat, but from the lack of health assistance, crime, and energy dependence on unstable parts of the world".


  • Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 10, 2007

    Barack Obama

    Announcement candidacy of President

    Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 10, 2007

    On February 10, 2007, Obama announced his candidacy for President of the United States in front of the Old State Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois.


  • Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 18, 2007

    Kobe Bryant

    Second career All-Star Game MVP trophy

    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 18, 2007

    During the 2006–07 season, Bryant was selected to his ninth All-Star Game appearance, and on February 18, he logged 31 points, 6 assists, and 6 steals, earning his second career All-Star Game MVP trophy.


  • Bangladesh
    Sunday Feb 18, 2007

    Muhammad Yunus

    Yunus announced That He is Willing To Launch a Political Party

    Bangladesh
    Sunday Feb 18, 2007

    Yunus finally announced that he is willing to launch a political party tentatively called Citizens' Power (Nagorik Shakti) on 18 February 2007.


  • England
    Thursday Feb 22, 2007

    Prince Harry

    The Ministry of Defence and Clarence House joint announcement

    England
    Thursday Feb 22, 2007

    In 2006, it was announced that Harry's unit was scheduled to be deployed in Iraq the following year. A public debate ensued as to whether he should serve there. Defence Secretary John Reid said that he should be allowed to serve on the front line of battle zones. Harry agreed saying, "If they said 'no, you can't go front line' then I wouldn't drag my sorry ass through Sandhurst and I wouldn't be where I am now." The Ministry of Defence and Clarence House made a joint announcement on 22 February 2007 that Harry would be deployed with his regiment to Iraq, as part of the 1st Mechanised Brigade of the 3rd Mechanised Division – a move supported by Harry, who had stated that he would leave the army if he was told to remain in safety while his regiment went to war. He said: "There's no way I'm going to put myself through Sandhurst and then sit on my arse back home while my boys are out fighting for their country."


  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Saturday Mar 3, 2007

    Garry Kasparov

    Saint Petersburg Dissenters' March

    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Saturday Mar 3, 2007

    Kasparov helped organize the Saint Petersburg Dissenters' March on 3 March 2007


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Saturday Mar 10, 2007

    Lionel Messi

    Hat-trick in Clásico

    Barcelona, Spain
    Saturday Mar 10, 2007

    On 10 March 2007, Messi scored his first hat-trick in a Clásico, the first player to do so in 12 years, equalizing after each goal by Real Madrid to end the match in a 3–3 draw in injury time.


  • U.S.
    Monday Mar 12, 2007

    Dwayne Johnson

    Non-Wrestling Appearances

    U.S.
    Monday Mar 12, 2007

    On March 12, 2007, The Rock appeared on a WWE show after nearly three years, via a pre-taped promo shown during Raw. He correctly predicted that Bobby Lashley would defeat Umaga at WrestleMania 23 in Donald Trump and Vince McMahon's "Battle of the Billionaires" Hair vs Hair match.


  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Saturday Mar 17, 2007

    St. Patrick's Day

    Glasgow celebrations on St Patrick's day

    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Saturday Mar 17, 2007

    Glasgow has a considerably large Irish population; due, for the most part, to the Irish immigration during the 19th century. This immigration was the main cause of raising the population of Glasgow by over 100,000 people. Due to this large Irish population, there are many Irish-themed pubs and Irish interest groups who hold yearly celebrations on St Patrick's day in Glasgow. Glasgow has held a yearly St Patrick's Day parade and festival since 2007.


  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Sunday Mar 18, 2007

    Lula da Silva

    Cesare Battisti

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Sunday Mar 18, 2007

    When wanted Italian terrorist Cesare Battisti was arrested in Rio de Janeiro on 18 March 2007 by Brazilian and French police officers, Brazilian Minister of Justice Tarso Genro granted him status as a political refugee, a controversial decision which divided Italy and the Brazilian and international press.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Tuesday Mar 27, 2007

    Garry Kasparov

    The March of the Dissenters

    Moscow, Russia
    Tuesday Mar 27, 2007

    Kasparov helped organize The March of the Dissenters on 24 March 2007.


  • Mexico
    Thursday Mar 29, 2007

    Carlos Slim

    The World's Second Richest Person

    Mexico
    Thursday Mar 29, 2007

    On March 29, 2007, Slim surpassed American investor Warren Buffett as the world's second richest person with an estimated net worth of US$53.1 billion compared with Buffet's US$52.4 billion.


  • Timor-Leste
    Monday Apr 9, 2007

    Xanana Gusmão

    The 2007 presidential election

    Timor-Leste
    Monday Apr 9, 2007

    Gusmão declined to run for another term in the April 2007 presidential election.


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 13, 2007

    Google LLC

    Google Reached an agreement To acquire DoubleClick

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 13, 2007

    On April 13, 2007, Google reached an agreement to acquire DoubleClick for $3.1 billion, transferring to Google valuable relationships that DoubleClick had with Web publishers and advertising agencies.


  • Ankara, Turkey
    Saturday Apr 14, 2007

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Protest against The possible candidacy of Erdoğan in the 2007 presidential election

    Ankara, Turkey
    Saturday Apr 14, 2007

    On 14 April 2007, an estimated 300,000 people marched in Ankara to protest against the possible candidacy of Erdoğan in the 2007 presidential election, afraid that if elected as President, he would alter the secular nature of the Turkish state.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Saturday Apr 14, 2007

    Garry Kasparov

    Held for some 10 hours

    Moscow, Russia
    Saturday Apr 14, 2007

    On 14 April 2007, Kasparov led a pro-democracy demonstration in Moscow. Soon after the demonstration's start, however, over 9,000 police descended on the group and seized almost everyone. Kasparov, who was briefly arrested by the Moscow police, was warned by the prosecution office on the eve of the march that anyone participating risked being detained. He was held for some 10 hours and then fined and released.


  • Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.
    Monday Apr 16, 2007

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Virginia Tech Shooting

    Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.
    Monday Apr 16, 2007

    The Virginia Tech shooting was a school shooting that occurred on April 16, 2007, at West Ambler Johnston Hall and Norris Hall at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, in Blacksburg, Virginia. Seung-Hui Cho, an undergraduate student at the university and a U.S. resident of South Korean origin, shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17 others with two semi-automatic pistols. Six others were injured jumping out of windows to escape Cho. As police stormed Norris Hall, Cho died by suicide by shooting himself in the head.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Thursday Apr 19, 2007

    Lionel Messi

    A Maradona Goal

    Barcelona, Spain
    Thursday Apr 19, 2007

    During a Copa del Rey semi-final against Getafe on 18 April, he scored a goal remarkably similar to Maradona's goal in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup, known as the Goal of the Century. Messi collected the ball on the right side near the halfway line, ran 60 metres (66 yd), and beat five defenders before scoring with an angled finish, just as Maradona had done.


  • Istanbul, Turkey
    Tuesday Apr 24, 2007

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Erdoğan's announcement

    Istanbul, Turkey
    Tuesday Apr 24, 2007

    Erdoğan announced on 24 April 2007 that the party had nominated Abdullah Gül as the AKP candidate in the presidential election.


  • Canada
    Sunday Apr 29, 2007

    Justin Trudeau

    Easily won the party's nomination

    Canada
    Sunday Apr 29, 2007

    Trudeau faced off against Mary Deros, a Montreal city councilor and Basilio Giordano, the publisher of a local Italian-language newspaper for the Liberal nomination. On April 29, 2007, he easily won the party's nomination, picking up 690 votes to 350 for Deros and 220 for Giordano.


  • Munich, Germany
    Sunday Apr 29, 2007

    Michael Ballack

    Ballack had Undergone Ankle Surgery in Munich

    Munich, Germany
    Sunday Apr 29, 2007

    On 29 April 2007, Chelsea released a statement on their official website, informing fans that Ballack had undergone ankle surgery in Munich. As a result, Ballack did not play in the FA Cup final against Manchester United, which Chelsea won 1–0 through Didier Drogba's extra time goal.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Monday Apr 30, 2007

    Nintendo

    Nintendo acquired an 80% stake

    Tokyo, Japan
    Monday Apr 30, 2007

    On 1 May 2007, Nintendo acquired an 80% stake in video game development company Monolith Soft, previously owned by Bandai Namco. Monolith Soft is best known for developing role-playing games such as the Xenosaga, Baten Kaitos, and Xenoblade series.


  • Bangladesh
    Thursday May 3, 2007

    Muhammad Yunus

    Yunus declared That He Had decided To abandon His Political Plans

    Bangladesh
    Thursday May 3, 2007

    There was speculation that the army supported a move by Yunus into politics. On 3 May, however, Yunus declared that he had decided to abandon his political plans following a meeting with the head of the interim government, Fakhruddin Ahmed.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday May 8, 2007

    Java (programming language)

    JVM Finished

    U.S.
    Tuesday May 8, 2007

    On 8 May 2007, Sun finished the process of Java virtual machine, making all of its core code available under free software/open-source distribution terms, aside from a small portion of code to which Sun did not hold the copyright.


  • England
    Wednesday May 16, 2007

    Prince Harry

    Dannatt's announcement

    England
    Wednesday May 16, 2007

    Harry was scheduled for deployment in May or June 2007, to patrol the Maysan Governorate. By 16 May, however, Dannatt announced that Harry would not serve in Iraq; concerns included Harry being a high-value target (as several threats by various groups had already been made against him) and the dangers the soldiers around him would face should any attempt be made on his life or if he was captured. Clarence House made public Harry's disappointment with the decision, though he said he would abide by it.


  • Caracas, Venzuela
    Thursday May 17, 2007

    Hugo Chávez

    The Government Rejection

    Caracas, Venzuela
    Thursday May 17, 2007

    On 17 May 2007, the government rejected a plea made by RCTV to stop the TV station's forced shutdown.


  • Milan, Italy
    Thursday May 17, 2007

    Francesco Totti

    Won the Coppa Italia

    Milan, Italy
    Thursday May 17, 2007

    Roma won the Coppa Italia final against league champions Inter with a 6–2 victory at home (Totti scored the opening goal after 50 seconds) and a 2–1 defeat at the San Siro in Milan.


  • France
    Friday May 18, 2007

    Christine Lagarde

    The Ministry of Agriculture

    France
    Friday May 18, 2007

    On 18 May 2007, she was moved to the Ministry of Agriculture as part of the government of François Fillon.


  • Athens, Greece
    Wednesday May 23, 2007

    Kaká

    Won the Champions League

    Athens, Greece
    Wednesday May 23, 2007

    Kaká won the Champions League title when Milan defeated Liverpool 2–1 on 23 May 2007, avenging the previous loss on penalties two years before.


  • U.S.
    Thursday May 24, 2007

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Social Applications within Facebook

    U.S.
    Thursday May 24, 2007

    On May 24, 2007, Zuckerberg announced Facebook Platform, a development platform for programmers to create social applications within Facebook.


  • FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Thursday May 31, 2007

    Sepp Blatter

    2007 Election

    FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Thursday May 31, 2007

    Blatter was re-elected unopposed for another four years on 31 May 2007, even though only 66 of 207 FIFA members nominated him.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jun 1, 2007

    Dwayne Johnson

    Splitting up

    U.S.
    Friday Jun 1, 2007

    On June 1, 2007, Johnson and Dany García announced they were splitting up amicably.


  • Israel
    Wednesday Jun 13, 2007

    Shimon Peres

    A President

    Israel
    Wednesday Jun 13, 2007

    On 13 June 2007, Peres was elected President of the State of Israel by the Knesset. 58 of 120 members of the Knesset voted for him in the first round (whereas 38 voted for Reuven Rivlin, and 21 for Colette Avital).


  • China
    Thursday Jun 14, 2007

    Mobile Phones

    Mobile Device Charger Standards In China

    China
    Thursday Jun 14, 2007

    As of 14 June 2007, all new mobile phones applying for a license in China are required to use a USB port as a power port for battery charging. This was the first standard to use the convention of shorting D+ and D−.


  • Paris, France
    Sunday Jun 17, 2007

    Francesco Totti

    ESM European Golden Shoe award

    Paris, France
    Sunday Jun 17, 2007

    On 17 June, he also received the ESM European Golden Shoe award as the top European goalscorer of the season.


  • London, England
    Tuesday Jun 19, 2007

    Rafael Nadal

    A knee Injury

    London, England
    Tuesday Jun 19, 2007

    On 19 June, Nadal withdrew from the 2009 Wimbledon Championships, citing his recurring knee injury.


  • Greece
    Saturday Jun 23, 2007

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    2007 Greek Forest Fires

    Greece
    Saturday Jun 23, 2007

    The 2007 Greek forest fires were a series of massive forest fires that broke out in several areas across Greece throughout the summer of 2007. The most destructive and lethal infernos broke out on 23 August, expanded rapidly and raged out of control until 27 August, until they were put out in early September. In total 84 people lost their lives because of the fires, including several fire fighters.


  • England
    Wednesday Jun 27, 2007

    Tony Blair

    Resignation

    England
    Wednesday Jun 27, 2007

    Blair tendered his resignation on 27 June 2007 and Brown assumed office during the same afternoon.


  • Valle del Cauca, Colombia
    Thursday Jun 28, 2007

    Colombian conflict

    The FARC Sudden Report

    Valle del Cauca, Colombia
    Thursday Jun 28, 2007

    On June 28, 2007 the FARC suddenly reported the death of 11 of the 12 kidnapped provincial deputies from Valle del Cauca Department. The Colombian government accused the FARC of executing the hostages and stated that government forces had not made any rescue attempts. FARC claimed that the deaths occurred during a crossfire, after an attack to one of its camps by an "unidentified military group".


  • U.S.
    Friday Jun 29, 2007

    Apple Inc.

    iPhone

    U.S.
    Friday Jun 29, 2007

    The first-generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007, and multiple new hardware iterations with new iOS releases have been released since.


  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Friday Jun 29, 2007

    MacOS

    iPhone release

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Friday Jun 29, 2007

    A key development for the system was the announcement and release of the iPhone from 2007 onwards. While Apple's previous iPod media players used a minimal operating system, the iPhone used an operating system based on Mac OS X, which would later be called "iPhone OS" and then iOS. The simultaneous release of two operating systems based on the same frameworks placed tension on Apple, which cited the iPhone as forcing it to delay Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. However, after Apple opened the iPhone to third-party developers its commercial success drew attention to Mac OS X, with many iPhone software developers showing interest in Mac development.


  • Timor-Leste
    Saturday Jun 30, 2007

    Xanana Gusmão

    The June 2007 Parliamentary Election

    Timor-Leste
    Saturday Jun 30, 2007

    The CNRT placed second in the June 2007 parliamentary election, behind Fretilin, taking 24.10% of the vote and 18 seats. He won a seat in parliament as the first name on the CNRT's candidate list.


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