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Sunday 22 December 2002

2002-12-22

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lose Yourself by Eminem. In UK Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls was in the top 5 hits. 25th Hour, directed by Spike Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while Prey by Michael Crichton 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 in the last 30 days ?

25th Hour

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Country: United States

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Catch Me If You Can

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken

Country: United States

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Chicago

Directed by: Rob Marshall

Starring: Rene Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere

Country: United States

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Star Trek: Nemesis

Directed by: Stuart Baird

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner

Country: United States

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Gangs of New York

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

I Love the '80s

Starring: Andrew Dice Clay, Soleil Moon Frye, Traci Lords, Bret Michaels

Country: United States

The Life of Mammals

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom

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3-South

Written by: Mark Hentemann

Starring: Brian Posehn, Mark Hentemann

Country: United States

Top Gear

Starring: Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Ben Collins

Country: United Kingdom

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Scratch & Burn

Written by: Jordan Allen-Dutton, GQ, J.A.Q., Erik Weiner

Starring: Parker Shipp, Elizabeth Wittelsbach

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 December 2002 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
  • Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 22 December
Facts:
  • Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat announced that he has called off presidential and legislative elections scheduled for next month, as he feels that continued Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory will make a free election impossible.
  • North Korea announced that it is physically removing monitoring devices placed on the Yongbyon nuclear reactor. The devices were placed by the United Nations following the 1994 nuclear agreement to shut down Yongbyon, which is capable of making weapons-grade material, in exchange for deliveries of oil. In November 2002, Korea admitted that it is working on a weapons of mass destruction program in response to ampquotimperialist threats.ampquot The United States states it does not trust the
  • Demonstrators estimated in the tens of thousands supported proposed national security laws for Hong Kong, following last week's demonstrations with similar numbers against these proposed laws. The Government Consultation Exercise for the proposed laws received 18,000 comments. Article 23 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong, negotiated by Britain and China before the 1997 handover to China, stated that Hong Kong must enact national security legislation by itself banning treason, turning over state
  • A senior member of ETA, Ibon Femandez de Iradi, escaped from French custody yesterday. He and a woman companion was arrested Wednesday after their car was found to have false number plates. Ibon Femandez de Iradi was the logistics chief for ETA, a Basque separatist group which has been implicated in terrorist activities.
  • ''Time Magazine'' announced that its ampquotPersons of the Yearampquot are three female whistleblowers – Coleen Rowley, FBI agent who wrote a memorandum to FBI Director Robert Mueller claiming that the Minneapolis, Minnesota, office had been remiss in its investigation of suspected terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui Cynthia Cooper, former WorldCom auditor, who alerted the company's Board of Directors of accounting irregularities and Sherron Watkins, former Enron Vice President, who reported to the

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Books

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

Prey

By: Michael Crichton

In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles—micro-robots—has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience.

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Bush at War

By: Bob Woodward

Bush at War reveals in stunning detail how an untested president with a sweeping vision for remaking the world and war cabinet members often at odds with each other responded to the September 11 terrorist attacks and prepared to confront ...

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Skipping Christmas

By: John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERImagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip ...

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Four Blind Mice

By: James Patterson

On the verge of resigning from the D.C. police force, Detective Alex Cross knows he can't refuse this case. His partner John Sampson has a friend who has been framed for murder and is facing the gas chamber.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

AdventureQuest

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Artix Entertainment

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Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

Platform: Game Boy Advance, Wii U Virtual Console

Genre: Platform-adventure, Action role-playing

Publisher: Konami

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Dark Arena

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: NA Majesco Games; EU THQ

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Dino Island

Dino Island

Platform: Windows

Genre: Business simulation game

Publisher: PopTop Software Monte Cristo

Donald Trump's Real Estate Tycoon

Platform: Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP Mobile

Genre: Business simulation game

Publisher: Activision Value (North America) Xplosiv (Europe)

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