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Name one of the two European countries that joined the European Union on January 1, 2007. 
Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the first generation of what mobile device on January 9, 2007? 
Naval forces of the Revolutionary Guard of what Islamic state siezed Royal Navy personnel in the Persian Gulf on March 23? 
On April 16, what American university became the site of the deadliest mass shooting by one individual in U.S. history? 
An 80-year schism between the domestic and international portions of what nation's Orthodox Church was resolved in 2007?  
What European nation suffered from a terrible heatwave, the worst in a century, in 2007? 
The final novel in this fiction series is published on July 21, and sells over 11 million copies in 24 hours, becoming the fastest selling book in history. What series is it? 
On August 15, what South American nation was struck by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake that left 512 dead? 
The Vatican beatified 498 Spanish victims of religious persecution during what 20th Century internicine conflict? 
In response to growing internal conflict, what former President of Pakistan declared a state of emergency in that country on November 3? 
What American worker's union went on strike beginning on November 5, resulting in 100 days of lost work and over $500 million in opportunity costs lost by American media corporations? 
101 miners lost their lives in the Zasyadko mine disaster in what former Soviet republic? 
American politician Ron Paul raised over $6 million through online donations in December. What word was coined to describe this kind of event? 
A bomb blast in Rawalpindi, Pakistan killed 20 people on December 27. What female former Prime Minister of Pakistan was one of those killed? 
What West African nation criminalized human slavery in 2007, the last country in the world to do so? 
American model and television personality; she began her career as 1993's Playmate of the Year, went on to appear in films like 'Naked Gun: 33 and a Third,' and was party to a divorce case (Marshall v. Marshall) that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court; she died of an overdose at age 39 (b. 1967) 
American historian and political commentator/author; he was a specialist in American liberalism, chief historian for President John F. Kennedy, and wrote a biography of Kennedy that won the Pulitzer Prize in Biography in 1966; he later served as a supporter of Robert Kennedy and wrote a book about him after his assassination (b. 1917) 
American writer and humorist; although he published 14 novels over the course of a fifty year career, he is most famous for his 1969 novel 'Slaughterhouse-Five' (b. 1922) 
First President of the Russian Federation, 1991-1999, after the fall of the Soviet Union; he entered office a popular figure for opposing the political establishment, but resigned an unpopular leader after years of failed economic reforms (b. 1931) 
American evangelist; a Southern Baptist who headed one of America's first megachurches, he also became known as a 'televangelist' for his program which espoused his political and social viewpoints; he famously declared that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were an act of God to punish the United States for its acceptance of homosexuality (b. 1933) 
Former First Lady of the United States; her husband was the 36th President of the U.S., but as First Lady, she broke new ground by interacting directly with Congress, having her own press secretary, and making a solo electioneering tour (b. 1912) 
Swedish director, writer, and producer; he is famous for his directorial efforts 'The Seventh Seal,' Wild Strawberries,' 'Persona,' and 'Fanny and Alexander,'; he also directed over 170 plays and won three Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film (b. 1918) 
American baseball player; a Hall of Fame shortstop for the New York Yankees from 1941-1956, he won seven championships in his career and then went on to a 40 year career in radio and television broadcasting for the Yankees (b. 1917) 
Italian tenor/opera singer; famous as one of the Three Tenors, he had a successful career as an opera singer that began in 1961 and concluded with a performance at the Opening Cermonies of the 2006 Olympics in Torino (b. 1935) 
American singer, entertainer, and actor; he arose to fame for his performance in the 1960 Broadway musical 'Camelot,' he went on to guest star on many TV shows in the 1970s and 80s, appeared in films like 'The Naked Gun 2' and 'Beetlejuice'; during his career, he won an Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award (b. 1933) 
American novelist, journalist, and essayist; he is widely considered to be one of the innovators of 'creative nonfiction' writing, or New Journalism, along with Truman Capote; his most famous work, for which he won a Pulitzer, is the 1979 novel 'The Executioner's Song' (b. 1923) 
American daredevil and entertainer; during his career as a daredevil he performed more than 75 ramp-to-ramp jumps on motorcycles and at least one canyon jump; he holds the Guiness World Record for 'most bones broken in a lifetime' at 433 (b. 1938) 
Academy Award for Best Picture 
Academy Award for Best Actor/Actress 
Grammy Award for Best Album (Artist) 
Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series 
Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series 
Tony Award for Best Musical 
Tony Award for Best Play 
NHL Champion 
NFL Champion 
MLB Champion 
NBA Champion 
2007 FIFA Women's World Cup Champion 

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