Portal:Current events/September 2008

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September 2008 was the ninth month of that leap year. The month, which began on a Monday, ended on a Tuesday after 30 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from September 2008.

  • Six men have been found guilty of terrorism-related offences in Melbourne, Australia. Abdul Nacer Benbrika was found guilty of intentionally directing the activities of a terrorist organization while five other men were found guilty of being members of the same organisation. Four other men were acquitted and the jury is still considering its verdict on two men. (ABC News Australia)
  • Hurricane Ike (2008)
  • The remnants of Ike are blamed for 13 more deaths in the Midwestern United States. (Boston Herald)
  • More than one million households in the Midwestern United States are left without electricity due to high winds. (Columbus Dispatch)
  • President George W. Bush warns that motorists will face a "pinch" from rising costs caused by Hurricane Ike. (AP via Fox News)
  • NASA scientists report that the ozone hole over the Antarctic has reached its largest expanse, 27 million square kilometers, vs 26 million square kilometers in 2006. (NASA) European Scientists at ESA concur. [1]
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