Tudo pronto pra 2007?

, por Alexandre Matias


Eu tou. “Major changes ahead”, pra variar. E tu?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2007 (MMVII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. It is the 2,007th year of the Anno Domini (AD) calendar, the 7th year in the 21st century, and the 7th year in the 3rd millennium. It is also the current year. It has been designated:

* International Polar Year
* International Heliophysical Year

Most of 2007 overlaps with the Year of the Pig in the Chinese calendar (dates until February 17 are in the Year of the Dog). The next year of the pig will start in 2019. 2007 is the year of the sign Pisces in Western Astrology. The next year of Pisces will take place in 2019.

Ab urbe condita 2760
Armenian calendar 1456
Bahá’í calendar 163 – 164
Chinese calendar 4643/4703-11-13
— to —
Ethiopian calendar 1999 – 2000
Hebrew calendar 5767 – 5768
Hindu calendars
– Vikram Samvat 2062 – 2063
– Shaka Samvat 1929 – 1930
– Kali Yuga 5108 – 5109
Holocene calendar 12007
Iranian calendar 1385 – 1386
Islamic calendar 1428 – 1429
Japanese calendar Heisei 19

– Imperial Year Kōki 2667
– Jōmon Era 12007
Julian calendar 2052
Thai solar calendar 2550


* January 1 – The European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme, within the Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development, has launched.
* January 1 – Hong Kong introduces smoking ban in all public indoor facilities
* January 1 – Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union.
* January 1 – Irish (also known as Gaeilge) becomes an official working language of the European Union.
* January 1 – Slovenia adopts the Euro as its official currency, replacing the tolar.
* January 1 – The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) code increases in length from 10 to 13 digits.
* January 1 – South Korea’s Ban Ki-moon becomes the new UN Secretary-General, replacing Kofi Annan.
* January 1 – Calgary, Alberta goes smoke-free in most restaurants and bars.
* January 1 – Boise State University defeats The University of Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, capping off a perfect season.
* January 1 – Angola joins OPEC.
* January 2 – In Washington, D.C., a smoking ban begins in most bars and restaurants.
* January 2 – Memorial services are held for the late former U. S. president Gerald Ford in Washington, D.C..
* January 3 – Former U. S. president Gerald Ford is laid to rest in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
* January 3 – A National Express coach crashes, killing two people
* January 4 – The 110th United States Congress is sworn in. Nancy Pelosi is elected speaker, by a vote of 233-202.
* January 9 – The MacWorld Expo Keynote takes place, possibly updating iPods and Macs, as well as introducing new products and features.
* January 15 – The 64th Golden Globe Awards will take place at the Beverly Hilton.
* January 21 – Parliamentary and Presidential elections take place in Serbia.
* January 24 – 28 – World Economic Forum Annual Meetings are held in Davos, Switzerland.
* January 24 – 28 – World Social Forum Annual Meetings are held in Nairobi, Kenya.
* January 26 – Republic Day in India.
* January 30 – Windows Vista, Microsoft’s latest Operating System is released world wide to consumers, following XP.


* February 2 – Rugby League Super League kicks off with St Helens v Huddersfield
* February 4 – The NFL Super Bowl takes place in Dolphin Stadium which is in Miami Gardens, Florida.
* February 11 – Referendum for the legalization of abortion takes place in Portugal.
* February 18 – Chinese New Year: The Year of the Pig begins, as does the numeric year 4705.
* February 23 – 15th Rugby League World Club Challenge St Helens v Brisbane Broncos at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium
* February 25 – The 79th Academy Awards will take place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
* February 28 – The New Horizons space probe will make a gravitational slingshot against Jupiter to change its trajectory towards Pluto.


* March 3-March 4 – Total lunar eclipse.
* March 4 – Parliamentary elections take place in Estonia.
* March 11 – Daylight saving time in the United States and most of Canada will begin, four to five weeks ahead of the previous schedule, in accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
* March 11-April 28 – The 2007 Cricket World Cup will be held in the West Indies.
* March 14 – Local number portability begins in Canada.
* March 15 – March 21 – CeBIT 2007 takes place in Hannover (Germany).
* March 18 – The 2007 Formula One season will begin in Melbourne, Australia with the Australian Grand Prix.
* March 18 – A parliamentary election will take place in Finland.
* March 19 – Partial solar eclipse.
* March 24 – A legislative election will take place in the Australian state of New South Wales.


* April 1 – 2007 British Touring Car Championship begins at Brands Hatch
* April 2 – Smoking in public and work places is banned in Wales.
* April 14 – The 2007 Sir Arthur Clarke Awards, known as the “Space Oscars”, will be presented.
* April 16 – Elections to be held in Nigeria.
* April 22 – The first round of the French presidential election of 2007 will take place.
* April 23 – Bogotá, Colombia, begins its term as World Book Capital.
* April 24 – Armenian Genocide day commemoration.
* April 26 – Jamestown 2007, the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the first settlement of the modern-day United States at Jamestown, Virginia will be celebrated.
* April 30 – Smoking in public and work places is banned in Northern Ireland.


* May 3 – There will be parliamentary and local government elections in Scotland.
* May 3 – There will be an assembly election in Wales.
* May 3 – There will be local government elections in England.
* May 6 – The second round (also called runoff) of the presidential election in France will be held.
* May 10 – Semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki, Finland will take place. 28 countries will take part.
* May 12 – Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki, Finland, will take place. 24 countries will take part, including 10 countries from the semi-final.
* May 12 – A general election to the Alþingi, the parliament of Iceland, will take place.
* May 13 – The European Parliament election will take place in Romania.
* May 14 – Legislative and local elections in the Philippines also known as Philippine Midterm Elections.
* May 16-May 20 – The European Festival of Youth Choirs will be held in Basel, Switzerland.
* May 19 – The 23rd annual United States National Science Olympiad tournament will be held in Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.
* May 23 – The UEFA Champions League 2006-07 season final will be held in the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece.
* May 27 – Autonomical and local elections in all the Spanish Autonomous Communities except Galicia, Andalusia, the Basque Country and Catalonia.
* May 28-June 2 – The Urdd National Eisteddfod will be held in Carmarthenshire, South Wales


* June 5 – NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft will make its second flyby of Venus en route to Mercury.
* June 6 – June 8 – The 33rd G8 summit will take place in Heiligendamm, Germany.
* June 6 – June 24 – The ninth edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup will be held in the United States.
* June 10 – The first round of the legislative election in France will be held.
* June 17 – The second round of the legislative election in France will take place.
* June 20 – NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is scheduled to be launched.
* June 24 – A general election will take place in Belgium.
* June 27 – July 15 – The Copa América 2007 association football tournament will take place in Venezuela.
* June 28 – Start of the Manchester International Festival
* June 29 – 17th birthday of Cade basil Huskinson
* June 30 – A calendar Blue moon will occur.


* July 1 – Smoking in public and work places is banned in England.
* July 1 – Hong Kong, which was returned to the Chinese Government from the British Government in 1997, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary of its Special Administrative Region Establishment.
* July 1 – Russia will be composed of 85 federal subjects instead of 86 as Koryakia will be merged into the Kamchatka Oblast per a 2005 referendum.
* July 7-July 29 – The 2007 Tour de France will take place; the grand départ will be from London.
* July 7 – The New Seven Wonders of the World are set to be revealed in a ceremony in Portugal.
* July 7 – The host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics will be announced at the General Meeting of the International Olympic Committee in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The three candidates cities are Sochi, Salzburg and Pyeongchang.
* July 13 – The 15th Pan Am Games will open in Rio de Janeiro and last through July 29.
* July 15 – An election will determine 121 of the 242 seats in the Japanese House of Councillors.
* July 27 to August 8 – The 21st World Scout Jamboree will take place in Chelmsford, Essex, England.


* August 4-August 11 – The National Eisteddfod of Wales will be held at Mold, Flintshire, Wales.
* August 24-September 2 – The 2007 World Championships in Athletics will be held at Nagai Stadium in Osaka, Japan.
* August 25 – Rugby League Challenge Cup Final, predicted to return to Wembley for the first time in 8 years. 110 years old this year.
* August 28 – Total lunar eclipse
* August 28 – Turkish Victory Day (Zafer Bayramı)
* August 30-September 3 – The 65th World Science Fiction Convention will take place in Yokohama, Japan.
* August 31 – Finland plans to completely cease analog television broadcasts.


* September 2 – A general election in Guatemala will elect the president, vice-president, congressmen, municipal mayors and representatives to Parlacen.
* September 7 – The 2007 Rugby World Cup begins in France
* September 8-September 9 – The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation will host its annual city meeting in Sydney.
* September 11 – Partial solar eclipse.
* September 23-September 28 – Labour Party Conferences in Bournemouth at which the newly elected party leader will address delegates for the first time as Prime Minister.


* October 1 – The minimum age for buying tobacco products will rise from 16 to 18 across England and Wales.
* October 4 – An election in the Canadian province of Ontario will take place.
* October 13 – Elections will be held for all Local Government in New Zealand.
* October 20 – 2007 Rugby World Cup Final played at the Stade de France in Saint- Denis.
* October 27 – An election in Argentina will elect the President and members of the National Congress.
* Unknown date – An election in Pakistan is due.
* Unknown date – a federal election in Australia is expected.
* Unknown date – the 2007 World Series of Major League Baseball is expected to begin.


* November 4 – General Elections will be held in Turkey.
* November 4 – Daylight saving time in the United States and most of Canada will end, one week later than the previous schedule, in accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
* 14 November – The Channel Tunnel Rail Link from London to the Channel Tunnel is expected to be completed.
* 19 November – the new TARGET2 system, the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system of the euro will go live.
* Unknown date – Parliamentary elections will be held in Croatia
* Unknown date – The Large Hadron Collider, a particle accelerator and collider at CERN in France and Switzerland, is scheduled to be switched on.


* December 8 – The 5th Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
* December 19 – A presidential election will take place in South Korea.
* December 21 – If Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (1952 – ) lives to this date she will become the oldest reigning monarch in both British and the Commonwealth Realms’ history, surpassing King George III (1760 – 1820) and Queen Victoria (1837 – 1901), both of whom died before the age of 82.

Unknown dates

* The current British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is expected to announce in March his date of leaving office. His successor, most likely Gordon Brown, will be decided in a leadership election.
* Wembley Stadium, the National football stadium of England is expected to be completed
* O2, the former Millennium Dome in London, will reopen as an entertainment complex.
* The Republic of Ireland is expected to hold a general election.
* India’s 10th Five Year Plan comes to an end.
* Uranus’ orbit will be positioned such that the Sun shines directly above its equator.
* The Andean Community and Mercosur will fully integrate into the South American Community of Nations.
* A presidential election will take place in Kenya.
* A legislative election will most certainly take place in Australia.
* Most candidates seeking their party’s nomination in the 2008 United States presidential election will declare their candidacies and start actively campaigning.
* The Hidden Imam will appear this year, according to Iranian President Ahmadinejad.

References to 2007 in fiction

Computer and video games

* Mega Man: Dr. Thomas Light is awarded the Nobel Prize for the creation of the Robot Master.
* Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001): Solid Snake boards a vessel in New York City to photograph one Metal Gear.
* Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2 (2004): The second Korean War begins.
* Set in 2007:
o Act of War: Direct Action (2005)
o Battlefield 2 (2005)
o Duke Nukem 3D (1996): Specifically, sometime in December.
o Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield (2003)
o Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (2005)
o Outcast (game) (1999)


* Films set in 2007:
o Paycheck (2003)
o The Jacket (2005)
o Death of a President (2006): United States President George W. Bush is assassinated on October 19.
o Double Dragon (1994)


* The Forever War (1975): some events take place in 2007
* The Puppet Masters by Robert A. Heinlein (1951): Events take place in 2007, beginning on July 12.

Television and video series

* Dead Ernest (1980): Ernest (played by Andrew Sachs), is scheduled to die by God in 2007, in bed in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England.
* Macross Zero (2002): The VF-0 variable fighter is tested and events take place in 2007.
* Odyssey 5 (2002): Earth is destroyed on August 7. The minds of the surviving crew of the Space Shuttle Odyssey are sent back in time by a being known as The Seeker to prevent the destruction.
* Daria: In the episode That Was Then, This is Dumb, Jane Lane tells Jesse Moreno that aliens will take over civilization on April 1 of this year.

* Set in 2007:
o Doctor Who: The episodes School Reunion, Rise of the Cybermen and The Age of Steel (aired 2006) take place between January 30 and February 2, the latter two in an alternate reality. Army of Ghosts and Doomsday likely take place later this year. The Runaway Bride (Doctor Who) was set in Christmas 2007.
o Wild Palms (1993)