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Tuesday 19 August 2008

2008-08-19

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Disturbia by Rihanna. Death Race, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Death Race

Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson

Starring: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson

Country: United States

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem

Country: United States

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Tropic Thunder

Directed by: Ben Stiller

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.

Country: United States

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Pineapple Express

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole

Country: United States

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Step Brothers

Directed by: Adam McKay

Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Mummy Forensics

Starring: Duncan Lees

Country: United Kingdom

Call 911

Starring: J.V. Martin, Adam Sapin, Kieron Elliott, Toni Johnson

Country: United States

Yogscast

Starring: Simon Lane, Hannah Rutherford

Country: United Kingdom

Earth: The Power of the Planet

Starring: Iain Stewart

Country: United Kingdom

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Baseball's Golden Age

Starring: Marty Appel, Alec Baldwin, Tom Brokaw, Joe Buck

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 August 2008 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 19 August
Famous Deaths:
  • Levy Mwanawasa: Zambian lawyer and politician 3rd President of Zambia (d. 2008).
  • LeRoi Moore: American saxophonist and songwriter (Dave Matthews Band) (d. 2008).
Facts:
  • The 39th annual Pacific Islands Leaders Forum opens in Niue, but is boycotted by Fijian leader Frank Bainimarama. (''The Australian'')
  • Egypt's upper house of Parliament is destroyed in a huge fire. (Reuters)
  • North Korea declares Sweden its enemy and a United States war puppet. (''The Local'')
  • A bomb at a paramilitary police training academy in the town of Issers 60 km east of Algiers kills at least 43 people and injures another 38. (BBC News)
  • 2008 South Ossetia war:

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 2008?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11074
  • Time: Close up photo of Rick Warren. Photography for TIME by Robert Gallagher. Insets, from left: AP; Andr
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11000

Books

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

Breaking Dawn

By: Stephenie Meyer

When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how ...

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The Last Lecture

By: Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow

A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them.

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Twilight

By: Stephenie Meyer

Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn.

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New Moon

By: Stephenie Meyer

Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Asphalt 4: Elite Racing

Asphalt 4: Elite Racing

Platform: BlackBerry OS, iOS, Java ME, Symbian OS, N-Gage 2.0, DSiWare

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Gameloft

Bangai-O Spirits

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: "Missile Action"

Publisher: JP ESP Software; NA D3 Publisher; AUS AFA Interactive

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Block Breaker Deluxe 2

Block Breaker Deluxe 2

Platform: Mobile phone

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Gameloft

Bratz Girlz Really Rock

Platform: PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: THQ

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Chrysler Classic Racing

Platform: Wii, Nintendo DS

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Zoo Entertainment

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