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Tuesday 17 May 2011

2011-05-17

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Rolling In The Deep by Adele. Midnight in Paris, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011 while Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Midnight in Paris

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates

Country: United States

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Thor

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman

Country: United States

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Fast Five

Directed by: Justin Lin

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson

Country: United States

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Bridesmaids

Directed by: Paul Feig

Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne

Country: United States

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Insidious

Directed by: James Wan

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Two Greedy Italians

Starring: Antonio Carluccio, Gennaro Contaldo

Country: United Kingdom

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Game of Thrones

Written by: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

Starring: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington

Country: United States

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Monty Don's Italian Gardens

Starring: Monty Don

Country: United Kingdom

Game Sack

Starring: Joe Redifer, David White

Country: United States

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Undergrad

Written by: Evan Iwata, Nick Rodriguez

Starring: Miles du Mosch, Shalini Bathina, Annie Jankowski, Alex Diehl

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 2011 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Queen Elizabeth II's historic first visit to the Republic of Ireland. The first visit of a British monarch to Ireland since the visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911.
  • 2011 Libyan civil war:
  • A NATO airstrike on the Libyan capital Tripoli damages two government buildings. (''Los Angeles Times'')
  • The Libyan oil minister, Shukri Ghanem, reportedly defects to Tunisia. (Al Jazeera)
  • 2011 Syrian uprising: At least one mass grave is reported to have been discovered in the city of Daraa the government denies it exists. (BBC)

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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1154
  • Time: Close-up of FBI Director Bob Mueller
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11578

Books

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

Water for Elephants

By: Sara Gruen

Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show ...

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Heaven Is for Real

By: Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

A little boys astounding story of his trip to heaven and back.

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Something Borrowed

By: Emily Giffin

Rachel White is the consummate good girl. A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan law firm and a diligent maid of honor to her charmed best friend Darcy, Rachel has always played by all the rules.

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Bossypants

By: Tina Fe

The comedy writer and star of 30 Rock riffs on her life and career. (H, Little, Brown)

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Angry Birds Rio

Platform: iOS, Android, OS X, Windows, Symbian OS, webOS, BlackBerry Tablet OS, Windows Phone

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Rovio Entertainment

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Annoying Orange: Kitchen Carnage

Annoying Orange: Kitchen Carnage

Platform: iOS, Android

Publisher: Bottle Rocket Studios

Another Century's Episode Portable

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Action

Publisher: Banpresto, Namco Bandai

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Cabals: Magic & Battle Cards

Cabals: Magic & Battle Cards

Platform: Browser, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Macintosh, Windows Phone 8

Genre: Trading Card Game

Cart Life

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Simulation

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