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Borders bookstore Files for Bankruptcy

Borders applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and began liquidating 226 of its stores in the United States. Despite a purchase offer from the private-equity firm Najafi Companies, Borders was not able to find a buyer acceptable to its creditors before its July bidding deadline, so began liquidating its remaining 399 retail outlets, with the last remaining stores closing their doors in September.

The Kyoto global warming pact goes into effect

International treaty Kyoto Protocol came into effect roughly 7 years after being adopted. It implemented the objective of the UNFCCC - fighting global warming by reducing the concentration of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere to a level that would not be so dangerous for the climate system.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1987

Jon Ossoff

born 1959

John McEnroe

born 1935

Sonny Bono

born 1971

Amanda Holden