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  • Paris, France
    Sunday Aug 2, 2009

    Mona Lisa

    The vessel shattered against the glass enclosure

    Paris, France
    Sunday Aug 2, 2009

    On 2 August 2009, a Russian woman, distraught over being denied French citizenship, threw a ceramic teacup purchased at the Louvre; the vessel shattered against the glass enclosure.




  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 3, 2009

    Bank of America

    Bank of America agreed to pay a $33 million fine

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 3, 2009

    On August 3, 2009, Bank of America agreed to pay a $33 million fine, without admission or denial of charges, to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the non-disclosure of an agreement to pay up to $5.8 billion of bonuses at Merrill. The bank approved the bonuses before the merger but did not disclose them to its shareholders when the shareholders were considering approving the Merrill acquisition, in December 2008.




  • Canada
    Monday Aug 17, 2009

    Rafael Nadal

    Outside the top 2

    Canada
    Monday Aug 17, 2009

    Toni Nadal confirmed that Nadal would return to play at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. There, he lost in the quarterfinals to Juan Martín del Potro. With this loss, he relinquished the No. 2 spot to Andy Murray on 17 August 2009, ranking outside the top two for the first time since 25 July 2005.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 18, 2009

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal starred in a reality show called Shaq Vs.

    U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 18, 2009

    O'Neal starred in a reality show called Shaq Vs. which premiered on August 18, 2009, on ABC. The show featured O'Neal competing against other athletes at their own sports.




  • Madrid, Spain
    Wednesday Aug 19, 2009

    Kaká

    First goal for Madrid

    Madrid, Spain
    Wednesday Aug 19, 2009

    He scored his first goal for Madrid during a pre-season match on 19 August 2009, in a 5–0 victory against Borussia Dortmund.




  • Barcelona, Spain
    Sunday Aug 23, 2009

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    1st Match With Barcelona

    Barcelona, Spain
    Sunday Aug 23, 2009

    Ibrahimović started the 2009–10 season with his competitive debut for Barcelona on 23 August 2009 by assisting a Lionel Messi goal, leading them to the Supercopa de España, beating Athletic Bilbao 5–1 on aggregate.




  • Stade Louis II, Avenue des Castelans, Monaco-Ville, Monaco, France
    Friday Aug 28, 2009

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    2nd Match With Barcelona

    Stade Louis II, Avenue des Castelans, Monaco-Ville, Monaco, France
    Friday Aug 28, 2009

    In his next competitive match, Barcelona won the 2009 UEFA Super Cup with a 1–0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Saturday Aug 29, 2009

    Kaká

    League Debut

    Madrid, Spain
    Saturday Aug 29, 2009

    Kaká later made his league debut in Madrid on 29 August 2009 in a 3–2 win against Deportivo de La Coruña.


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