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Thursday 16 August 2012

2012-08-16

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. Sparkle, directed by Salim Akil, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012 while Fifty Shades Freed by E L James was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Sparkle

Directed by: Salim Akil

Starring: Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Whitney Houston

Country: United States

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ParaNorman

Directed by: Chris Butler

Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Country: United States

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Ek Tha Tiger

Directed by: Kabir Khan

Starring: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Bella Boyd

Country: United States

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Cosmopolis

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon

Country: United States

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The Awakening

Directed by: Nick Murphy

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Go Public: A Documentary Film Project

Starring: Jodie West

Country: United States

Damien's Quest

Starring: Ernest Pierce, Anita Davenport, La Dillard, Eric Dean

Country: United States

Game Grumps

Written by: Arin Hanson, Jon Jafari

Starring: Arin Hanson, Dan Avidan

Country: United States

Alec in WILDerland

Starring: Alec J. Fischer

Country: United States

Jaffa Factory

Starring: Lewis Brindley, Duncan Jones, Simon Lane, Chris Lovasz

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 2012 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Syrian civil war:
  • The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation suspends Syria's membership in the group. (''The Jakarta Post'')
  • The United Nations Security Council ends its observer mission in Syria. (Al Jazeera)
  • A diplomat claims that Maher Assad lost a leg in the Damascus bombing on 18 July 2012. (Reuters via ''The Telegraph'')
  • An UN official estimates that 1 million people are uprooted by the conflict. 2.5 million people need urgent humanitarian aid, up from 1 million in March. (''Evening Standard'')

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2012 ?

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Fifty Shades Freed

By: E L James

MORE THAN 100 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDEFIFTY SHADES OF GREY IS NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREWhen unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their ...

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Gone Girl

By: Gillian Flynn

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROn a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears.

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Odd Apocalypse

By: Dean Koontz

“Koontz gives [Odd Thomas] wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity—and moral outrage.”—USA Today Once presided over by a Roaring ’20s Hollywood mogul, the magnificent West Coast estate known as Roseland now harbors a reclusive billionaire ...

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Where We Belong

By: Emily Giffin

The author of several blockbuster novels, Emily Giffin's Where We Belong delivers an unforgettable story of two women, the families that make them who they are, and the longing, loyalty and love that binds them togetherMarian Caldwell is a thirty-six ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!!

Platform: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: D3 Publisher Bandai Namco Games

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Social simulation

Publisher: Nintendo

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Civilization V: Gods & Kings

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Turn-based strategy, 4X

Publisher: 2K Games (Windows) Aspyr (OS X, Linux)

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Platform: Microsoft Windows OS X Linux Xbox 360 PlayStation 3

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Valve Corporation

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Crusader Kings II

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux

Genre: Grand strategy

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

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