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The 2009 Britannica publication of the 12 months is an unrivaled account of the folks, occasions and traits that made 2008 memorable. examine significant political elections around the globe, together with the ancient Presidential election within the usa. From the Beijing Olympics to the worst financial crises in 80 years to the continuing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan, seize 2008 during this one-volume beautifully-bound hardcover publication. become aware of vital occasions whilst looking Dates of 2008, those that replaced the area and touched our lives in humans of 2008. occasions of 2008 covers the serious concerns you need to examine. interesting, soaking up and informative-this is one booklet you will be proud to possess. contains: A daily recap of worldwide occasions. DATES OF 2008 chronicles and summarises noteworthy occasions at some point at a time. From schooling to healthiness to game, specialists conceal occasions OF 2008. discover serious matters in enterprise, desktops, schooling, overall healthiness, politics, technology, game and extra with fact-packed entries probing the explanations in the back of advancements all year long. humans OF 2008. know about those that made heritage, broke documents or made a distinction. a transparent and incisive evaluate of the area IN 2008. Hotbeds of unrest are tested. Multinational and neighborhood companies are reviewed. A statistical image of the area in international info brings you information - social, monetary and fiscal - on greater than two hundred international locations and dependencies through the global. it is the form of specified info you will not - or cannot - locate wherever else. SIDEBARS OF 2008 discover the ongoing strife within the Darfur zone of The Sudan, a clash that to date has persevered regardless of all tried diplomatic recommendations; the becoming approval for distance studying, as an increasing number of humans earn levels with out environment foot in a school room; the big Hadron Collider, the world's strongest particle accelerator, with which scientists wish to re-create the stipulations on the sunrise of the universe.

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Rebel forces briefly occupy the towns of Goz Beida, Am Dam, and Biltine in Chad and exchange gunfire with European Union peacekeeping forces. • A ceremony is held in Takanezawa, Japan, as the first Honda FCX Clarity rolls off the assembly line; the vehicle is the first hydrogenpowered fuel-cell car that is capable of being massproduced. S. Open golf tournament in San Diego, Calif. Israel proposes holding peace talks with Lebanon, indicating that it is even willing to discuss the disposition of the disputed Shebaa Farms area on the border between the countries.

S. C. • Supporters of Bolivian Pres. Evo Morales are ambushed in Pando department; at least 15 people are killed, and some 100 others are unaccounted for. A truck bomb explodes in the town centre in Dujail, Iraq, killing at least 31 people. • A High Court judge in South Africa dismisses corruption charges against Jacob Zuma, leader of the African National Congress (ANC), citing procedural errors in the case. ) Five bombs explode in various crowded markets and streets in New Delhi; at least 21 people are killed, and dozens are injured.

Legislative elections are held in Angola (the voting is extended by a day in Luanda); the ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) wins more than 80% of the vote. • Komlan Mally resigns as prime minister of Togo; he is replaced two days later by Gilbert Houngbo. S. S. secretary of state in more than 50 years. S. National Snow and Ice Center reports that for the first time since recordings began being taken in the area, both the Northwest Passage in Arctic waters above North America and the Northern Sea Route over Europe and Asia were open during the summer, providing a ring of navigable waters in the Arctic.

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