Dynamic MapReport

World News   Oceania   2008
Oceania, 2008 Timeline Tuesday, October 3 Bookmark and Share     Author
Search World News Atlas:

World News (13) Oceania (211) 2008
Disasters (14) Victorian Bushfires (19) Sports (35) Australian Open (94) Politics (17) Crime (8) Business (11) War & Army (4) Edmund Hillary (3) Cricket Tour (2)
Oceania, January 2008 Oceania, February 2008 Oceania, March 2008 Oceania, April 2008 Oceania, May 2008 Oceania, June 2008 Oceania, July 2008 Oceania, August 2008 Oceania, September 2008 Oceania, October 2008 Oceania, November 2008 Oceania, December 2008
Australia Melbourne Queensland Sydney Western Australia New Zealand Melanesia Fiji Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands Micronesia Kiribati Nauru Polynesia Samoa Tonga American Samoa Hawaii
Edmund Hillary (3)   New Zealand, 2008   New Zealand Climbing (4)   Hawaii, 2008   USA, February, 2008 (94)
Summary.     Click for More > Anti-whaling activists handed over Australasia markets see further losses Asian markets rally after US cut Sharapova advances to final Tsonga stuns Nadal to reach Aussie final Djokovic thrashes Federer Sharapova claims Australian Open title Djokovic gives Serbia first Slam title Family ready for Ledger funeral Australia apologizes to Aborigines Australia pledges E Timor support US missile hits 'toxic satellite'   The US has successfully struck a disabled spy satellite USA 193 with a missile fired from a warship in waters west of Hawaii More arrests as Australia hosts torch   5 people were arrested as the Olympic torch made its way through Canberra in a relay that was more orderly than in other countries Australia ends operations in Iraq  One of the first countries to commit troops to the war 5 years ago, has ended its operations there Drought hurts vital Australian wheat   Pope sorry for 'evil' of clergy sex abuse  Benedict XVI apologized to victims of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, describing their acts as 'evil' and a grave betrayal of trus... Tonga crowns king in lavish rite U.S. sub leaked radioactive water More turmoil hits Asian markets Asian stocks hit after Dow plunge Markets rally after crisis talks Clark admits defeat in election
Everest legend Edmund Hillary dies
Jan.10
  Sir Edmund Hillary gained worldwide fame after he and guide Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest
Jan.17
Jan.21
Jan.22
Jan.23
Jan.24
Jan.25
Jan.26
Jan.27
Feb.8
Feb.12
Feb.14
Feb.20
Apr.23
Jun.1
Jul.13
Jul.18
Jul.31
Aug.1
Oct.7
Oct.9
Oct.12
Nov.8





Add a favorite (file a bookmark) to Oceania, 2008 Timeline

Please send feedback to: support@mapreport.com

Advertise on Oceania, 2008 Page


Legend  

XML

Details:

Cricket tour on despite race row Everest legend Edmund Hillary dies


January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.6  Floods strand thousands
Jan.8
Jan.10  
  Sir Edmund Hillary gained worldwide fame after he and guide Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest
Jan.15  Federer rolls in Aussie opener  Henin, Nadal roll into third round Jan.16  Sharapova too strong for Davenport  Venus, Federer advance at Austral. Open Jan.17     Anti-whaling activists handed over  2 activists who were seized by a Japanese whaling vessel two days ago have been handed over to Australian officials on a ship in the Antarct...  Serena, Henin, Jankovic advanced Jan.18 Angry A-Rod exits to Kohlschreiber Jan.19  No. 1 Federer survives Serb scare  Henin, Sharapova cruise through Jan.20  Venus joins sister Serena in quarterfinals Jan.21   Australasia markets see further losses   South Korean and Australian shares dropped by around 5%. Japan's Nikkei index plunged 1.5% in the first minute of trading Final farewell for Edmund Hillary  Jankovic ousts Serena in straight sets Jan.22  Sharapova ends Henin's winning run     Asian markets rally after US cut   Stocks have rallied after an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve helped calm investor anxiety  Both Williams sisters sent packing Jan.23  Federer rolls past Blake     Sharapova advances to final  Maria Sharapova outclassed Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the final and a bid for her third Grand Slam singles title Jan.24   Tsonga stuns Nadal to reach Aussie final  Unseeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga shocked 2nd-ranked with a stunning 6-2 6-3 6-2 victory Jan.25     Djokovic thrashes Federer  Serbia's Novak Djokovic humbled world #1 Roger Federer in straight sets to reach the final of the Australian Open, 7-5 6-3 7-6 Jan.26     Sharapova claims Australian Open title  20-year-old Maria Sharapova wrapped up her 3rd major title with a 7-5 6-3 victory over fourth-seeded Ana Ivanovic  Legend Gilchrist to retire Jan.27     Djokovic gives Serbia first Slam title  3rd seed Novak Djokovic claimed a triumph at the Australian Open when he defeated unseeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6

February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.7  Australia ends 'Pacific Solution' Feb.8   Family ready for Ledger funeral   Australian actor Heath Ledger is to be buried in his hometown of Perth at a small private ceremony Feb.12   Australia apologizes to Aborigines
  The government apologized for years of 'mistreatment' that inflicted 'profound grief, suffering and loss' on the country's Aboriginal people Feb.14     Australia pledges E Timor support  Prime Minister Rudd says his government will do all it can to safeguard democracy in E.Timor after attacks on its president and PM Feb.20   US missile hits 'toxic satellite'
  The US has successfully struck a disabled spy satellite USA 193 with a missile fired from a warship in waters west of Hawaii
Feb.24  Japanese arrested in wife's 1981 death Feb.29  Gay pride event turns 30

March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.5 China hijacker takes Australians hostage Mar.6 Ex-Gitmo detainee loses lawsuit Mar.11  Australia cancel Pakistan cricket tour Mar.16  Hot Hamilton avoids chaos Mar.28  Sullivan improves 50m world swim record

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.14 Virgin Blue shares hit record low
Apr.15 5 dead as raging river takes teens Apr.22  Olympic torch arrives in Australia Apr.23   More arrests as Australia hosts torch Map of Canberra Australia
  5 people were arrested as the Olympic torch made its way through Canberra in a relay that was more orderly than in other countries.    There have been scuffles between pro-Tibet protest...
Apr.30 5 killed, 9 injured in boat collision in harbor

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.25  Dixon drove to his first Indy 500 victory

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   Australia ends operations in Iraq
  One of the first countries to commit troops to the war 5 years ago, has ended its operations there
Jun.4 Child porn arrests


July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.12 Pope to apologise for sex scandal
Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Australia Jul.13   Drought hurts vital Australian wheat  One of Australia's worst droughts on record is hurting wheat farming just as the world needs it most. Australia's wheat exports dropped 46% Jul.16 Pope lauds apology to Aborigines Jul.18     Pope sorry for 'evil' of clergy sex abuse
  Benedict XVI apologized to victims of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, describing their acts as 'evil' and a grave betrayal of trust.    Speaking at a gathering of bishops during his visi, the Pope spoke o...
Jul.19 Pope warns of 'spiritual desert' Jul.26 No corrosion near hole in Qantas jet Jul.28 Qantas in second emergency in 4 days Australia abandons asylum policy Jul.31   Tonga crowns king in lavish rite  George Tupou V has been crowned in the capital Nuku'alofa, marking the South Pacific state's first coronation in more than 40 years

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1     U.S. sub leaked radioactive water  Water with trace amounts of radioactivity may have leaked for months from a submarine as it traveled around the Pacific Aug.3 Qantas 'incident' prompts safety review
 Singh wins his first World Championship Aug.7 Police bust drugs ring Aug.23  U.S. women trounce Australia Aug.28 Oxygen bottle burst on Qantas flight Aug.29 Australia suffering 'man drought'

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3 Boy fed zoo reptiles to crocodile
Oct.7 40 hurt in mid-air jet 'incident'   More turmoil hits Asian markets  The markets have plummeted in early trading amid fears the financial crisis may prompt a prolonged global downturn Oct.9   Asian stocks hit after Dow plunge
  Tokyo's Nikkei-225 index has dropped 11.3%; South Korea, Australia and Singapore crashed 7% in early trading Oct.12     Markets rally after crisis talks  Most Asian markets have reacted positively to efforts by world leaders to end the financial turmoil. Shanghai and Taiwan lost ground Oct.21  India wins test match against Australia

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.7 PM in tough fight as poll ends
Nov.8   Clark admits defeat in election  New Zealand elected its first conservative government in nearly a decade, ending the rule of one of the world's longest-serving elected women Nov.10  India win Test series over Australia Nov.23 Whales trucked to beach in rescue Nov.29  All Blacks complete home grand slam

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.9 Miner Rio Tinto cuts 14,000 jobs
Dec.10 Global child porn network exposed Dec.14 Australia sets new climate target Dec.19  Rescue mission to save yachtsman Dec.30  South Africa wrap up series win


US missile hits 'toxic satellite'




Oceania, 2008 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2008
Feb.20
  The US has successfully struck a disabled spy satellite USA 193 with a missile fired from a warship in waters west of Hawaii
Jun.1 Australia ends operations in Iraq
  One of the first countries to commit troops to the war 5 years ago, has ended its operations there
Aug.1   U.S. sub leaked radioactive water  Water with trace amounts of radioactivity may have leaked for months from a submarine as it traveled around the Pacific Dec.19  Rescue mission to save yachtsman



Oceania, 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.6  Floods strand thousands Apr.15 5 dead as raging river takes teens Apr.30 5 killed, 9 injured in boat collision in harbor Jul.13 Drought hurts vital Australian wheat  One of Australia's worst droughts on record is hurting wheat farming just as the world needs it most. Australia's wheat exports dropped 46% Jul.26 No corrosion near hole in Qantas jet Jul.28 Qantas in second emergency in 4 days Aug.1   U.S. sub leaked radioactive water  Water with trace amounts of radioactivity may have leaked for months from a submarine as it traveled around the Pacific Aug.3 Qantas 'incident' prompts safety review Aug.28 Oxygen bottle burst on Qantas flight Aug.29 Australia suffering 'man drought' Oct.3 Boy fed zoo reptiles to crocodile Oct.7 40 hurt in mid-air jet 'incident' Nov.23 Whales trucked to beach in rescue Dec.19  Rescue mission to save yachtsman



Oceania, 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.21 Australasia markets see further losses   South Korean and Australian shares dropped by around 5%. Japan's Nikkei index plunged 1.5% in the first minute of trading Jan.22   Asian markets rally after US cut   Stocks have rallied after an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve helped calm investor anxiety Feb.8 Family ready for Ledger funeral   Australian actor Heath Ledger is to be buried in his hometown of Perth at a small private ceremony Feb.29  Gay pride event turns 30 Mar.6 Ex-Gitmo detainee loses lawsuit
Apr.14 Virgin Blue shares hit record low Jul.13 Drought hurts vital Australian wheat  One of Australia's worst droughts on record is hurting wheat farming just as the world needs it most. Australia's wheat exports dropped 46% Oct.7 More turmoil hits Asian markets
  The markets have plummeted in early trading amid fears the financial crisis may prompt a prolonged global downturn Oct.9 Asian stocks hit after Dow plunge
  Tokyo's Nikkei-225 index has dropped 11.3%; South Korea, Australia and Singapore crashed 7% in early trading Oct.12   Markets rally after crisis talks  Most Asian markets have reacted positively to efforts by world leaders to end the financial turmoil. Shanghai and Taiwan lost ground Dec.9 Miner Rio Tinto cuts 14,000 jobs



Oceania, 2008 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.8 Cricket tour on despite race row
Jan.10 Everest legend Edmund Hillary dies
  Sir Edmund Hillary gained worldwide fame after he and guide Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest
Jan.15  Federer rolls in Aussie opener Jan.15  Henin, Nadal roll into third round Jan.16  Sharapova too strong for Davenport Jan.16  Venus, Federer advance at Austral. Open Jan.17  Serena, Henin, Jankovic advanced Jan.18 Angry A-Rod exits to Kohlschreiber Jan.19  No. 1 Federer survives Serb scare Jan.19  Henin, Sharapova cruise through Jan.20  Venus joins sister Serena in quarterfinals Jan.21 Final farewell for Edmund Hillary Jan.21  Jankovic ousts Serena in straight sets Jan.22  Sharapova ends Henin's winning run Jan.22  Both Williams sisters sent packing Jan.23  Federer rolls past Blake Jan.23   Sharapova advances to final  Maria Sharapova outclassed Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the final and a bid for her third Grand Slam singles title Jan.24 Tsonga stuns Nadal to reach Aussie final  Unseeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga shocked 2nd-ranked with a stunning 6-2 6-3 6-2 victory Jan.25   Djokovic thrashes Federer  Serbia's Novak Djokovic humbled world #1 Roger Federer in straight sets to reach the final of the Australian Open, 7-5 6-3 7-6 Jan.26   Sharapova claims Australian Open title  20-year-old Maria Sharapova wrapped up her 3rd major title with a 7-5 6-3 victory over fourth-seeded Ana Ivanovic Jan.26  Legend Gilchrist to retire Jan.27   Djokovic gives Serbia first Slam title  3rd seed Novak Djokovic claimed a triumph at the Australian Open when he defeated unseeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6 Mar.11  Australia cancel Pakistan cricket tour Mar.16  Hot Hamilton avoids chaos Mar.28  Sullivan improves 50m world swim record Apr.22  Olympic torch arrives in Australia Apr.23 More arrests as Australia hosts torch Map of Canberra Australia
  5 people were arrested as the Olympic torch made its way through Canberra in a relay that was more orderly than in other countries.    There have been scuffles between pro-Tibet protest...
May.25  Dixon drove to his first Indy 500 victory Aug.3  Singh wins his first World Championship Aug.23  U.S. women trounce Australia Oct.21  India wins test match against Australia Nov.10  India win Test series over Australia Nov.29  All Blacks complete home grand slam Dec.19  Rescue mission to save yachtsman Dec.30  South Africa wrap up series win



Oceania, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.17   Anti-whaling activists handed over  2 activists who were seized by a Japanese whaling vessel two days ago have been handed over to Australian officials on a ship in the Antarct... Feb.24  Japanese arrested in wife's 1981 death Mar.5 China hijacker takes Australians hostage
Jun.4 Child porn arrests Jul.12 Pope to apologise for sex scandal Jul.18   Pope sorry for 'evil' of clergy sex abuse
  Benedict XVI apologized to victims of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, describing their acts as 'evil' and a grave betrayal of trust.    Speaking at a gathering of bishops during his visi, the Pope spoke o...
Aug.7 Police bust drugs ring
Dec.10 Global child porn network exposed



Oceania, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.8 Cricket tour on despite race row
Feb.7  Australia ends 'Pacific Solution' Feb.12 Australia apologizes to Aborigines   The government apologized for years of 'mistreatment' that inflicted 'profound grief, suffering and loss' on the country's Aboriginal people Feb.14   Australia pledges E Timor support  Prime Minister Rudd says his government will do all it can to safeguard democracy in E.Timor after attacks on its president and PM Feb.20 US missile hits 'toxic satellite'
  The US has successfully struck a disabled spy satellite USA 193 with a missile fired from a warship in waters west of Hawaii
Feb.29  Gay pride event turns 30 Apr.23 More arrests as Australia hosts torch Map of Canberra Australia
  5 people were arrested as the Olympic torch made its way through Canberra in a relay that was more orderly than in other countries.    There have been scuffles between pro-Tibet protest...
Jul.12 Pope to apologise for sex scandal Jul.12 Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Australia Jul.16 Pope lauds apology to Aborigines Jul.18   Pope sorry for 'evil' of clergy sex abuse
  Benedict XVI apologized to victims of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, describing their acts as 'evil' and a grave betrayal of trust.    Speaking at a gathering of bishops during his visi, the Pope spoke o...
Jul.19 Pope warns of 'spiritual desert'
Jul.28 Australia abandons asylum policy Jul.31 Tonga crowns king in lavish rite  George Tupou V has been crowned in the capital Nuku'alofa, marking the South Pacific state's first coronation in more than 40 years Nov.7 PM in tough fight as poll ends Nov.8 Clark admits defeat in election  New Zealand elected its first conservative government in nearly a decade, ending the rule of one of the world's longest-serving elected women Dec.14 Australia sets new climate target