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Wednesday 17 August 2011

2011-08-17

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO. The Help, directed by Tate Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011 while The Help by Kathryn Stockett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

Have a look at the old newspapers from 17 August 2011 and get them!

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Help

Directed by: Tate Taylor

Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer

Country: United States

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The Change-Up

Directed by: David Dobkin

Starring: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Olivia Wilde

Country: United States

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Cowboys & Aliens

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Starring: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde

Country: United States

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Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Directed by: Glenn Ficarra

Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore

Country: United States

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Friends with Benefits

Directed by: Will Gluck

Starring: Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Patricia Clarkson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Girl Parts

Starring: Kelsey Robinson, Meagan Gordon, Corinne Becker, Melanie Molnar

Country: United States

Walking in Circles

Starring: Eric Radic, Adam Rady, Katie Wilson, Jonah Priour

Country: United States

Vic & Bob's Afternoon Delights

Starring: Bob Mortimer, Vic Reeves

Country: United Kingdom

Inside Nature's Giants

Starring: Mark Evans

Country: United Kingdom

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Midway USA's Gun Stories

Starring: Joe Mantegna, Jim Supica

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 2011 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • A rocket is fired into the compound of the President of Afghanistan in Kabul. (AP via Salon)
  • Workers at the Polish Przewozy Regionalne passenger rail network commence a 24-hour strike. (RIA Novosti)
  • Verizon Communications says that striking workers who do not return to work by the end of August will lose medical, prescription drug, and related benefits. (Bloomberg)
  • The price of gold reaches a new record after the President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez announces plans to nationalize the Venezuelan gold industry. (Dow Jones via ''The Australian'')
  • The ''Financial Times'' reports that sources ampquotfamiliar with the situationampquot say Liberty Media is losing interest in a purchase of Barnes Noble, due to financing constraints. (''Financial Times'')

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2011 ?

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 2011?

  • Time: George Washington on the U.S. one dollar bill with a black eye
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11639
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1167

Books

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

The Help

By: Kathryn Stockett

Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer ...

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A Stolen Life

By: Jaycee Dugard

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller—Jaycee Dugard’s raw and powerful memoir, her own story of being kidnapped in 1991 and held captive for more than eighteen years.In

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Ghost Story: A Novel of the Dresden Files

By: Jim Butcher

When an unknown someone shoots him and leaves him to die, Harry Dresden hopes he might be heading to a better place. Unfortunately, being dead doesn’t make Harry’s life any easier.Trapped

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The Hunger Games

By: Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated.

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Birthday and personalized Football books

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The 7th Guest: Infection

The 7th Guest: Infection

Platform: iPad

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Trilobyte

Armageddon Riders

Armageddon Riders

Platform: PlayStation 3

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Targem Games

Cars 2

Platform: Macintosh, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, iOS, Windows, Xbox 360

Genre: Racing

Publisher: THQ Disney Interactive Studios Sony Computer Entertainment (PSP)

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Darkest Hour: A Hearts of Iron Game

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time grand strategy

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

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X-Men: Destiny

Platform: Nintendo DS; PlayStation 3; Xbox 360; Wii

Genre: Beat 'em up; Action role-playing

Publisher: Activision

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