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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 2007 AD

January

January 1: Bulgaria joins the European Union
January 1: Romania joins the European Union
January 1: Slovenia begins using the Euro as it's currency
January 3: Gerald Ford is buried in Grand Rapids, Michigan
January 4: Nancy Pelosi is elected Speaker of the House, by a vote of 233-202
January 9: Apple Computer unveils the revolutionary iPhone
January 11: Vietnam becomes the 150th member of the World Trade Organization
January 30: Microsoft releases Windows Vista

February

February 25: 79th Academy Awards hosted by Ellen DeGeneres in Hollywood
February 25: 'The Departed' wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards

March

March 6: Mega Millions has the highest lottery jackpot ever, $370 million dollars

April

April 2: 8.1 earthquake triggers tsunami in the Solomon Islands

May

May 6: Nicolas Sarkozy wins the French presidential election

June

June 8: Space Shuttle Atlantis, STS-117, begins mission

July

July 4: BBC journalist Alan Johnston is freed by Palestinian kidnappers
July 8: Boeing launches it's newest aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
July 16: Earthquake in Japan damages nuclear power plan releasing 300 gallons of radioactive water

August

August 14: Multiple suicide bombings kill over 550 people in Qahtaniya, Iraq
August 15: 8.0 Earthquake in Peru kills over 500 people, injures over 1,500

September

September 13: Burj Dubai becomes the world's largest structure

October

October 8: Marion Jones gives up 5 Olympic medals after admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs

November

November 5: Writers Guild of American goes on strike
November 14: 7.7 Earthquake in northern Chile

December

December 27: Benazir Bhutto is assassinated by a bomb blast in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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