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Friday 23 December 2011

2011-12-23

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna. The Flowers of War, directed by Yimou Zhang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011 while Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinne 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 30 days ?

The Flowers of War

Directed by: Yimou Zhang

Starring: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang

Country: United States

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States

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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg

Country: United States

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The Grey

Directed by: Joe Carnahan

Starring: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo

Country: United States

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Impractical Jokers

Starring: Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano

Country: United States

Black Mirror

Written by: Charlie Brooker

Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear, Hayley Atwell

Country: United Kingdom

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The Hollywood Militia presents: UnREALity

Starring: Marco Stengel, Tony Stengel, Imani T. Williams, Meryl Nicole Taylor

Country: United States

The Next List

Starring: Sanjay Gupta

Country: United States

The F-List

Written by: Sean Edwards, Beth Triffon

Starring: Sean Edwards, Beth Triffon

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 December 2011 ?

Holidays:
  • Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
  • Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
  • Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
  • R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
  • Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 23 December
Facts:
  • 2011 Syrian uprising: Syrian state media report the deaths of at least 40 people in two car bombings in the capital Damascus. (BBC)
  • 2011 Egyptian revolution: Activists gather in the Egyptian capital Cairo, calling for the end of the post-Hosni Mubarak military regime. (Al Jazeera)
  • Three Somali aid workers are killed in central Somalia. (AP via Google)
  • China Three Gorges Corp. wins a bid for its 21% stake in EDP-Energias de Portugal SA with an offer of €2.69 billion ($3.51 billion), in the first of a series of sales of state-owned assets under Portugal's austerity program. This is the first time a mainland Chinese firm has acquired a significant stake in a southern European company. (''Wall Street Journal'')
  • A series of large aftershocks from the 22 February earthquake ndash the largest registering magnitude 6.0 ndash strike the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. (''New Zealand Herald'')

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Music Charts

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

Make this date unforgettable

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD cards from 23 December 2011 to enjoy the time of your life

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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.11861187
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: How America Started Selling Cars Again -- Dec. 19, 2011
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11692

Books

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

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

By: Jeff Kinne

Youth: Greg Heffley is trapped with his family during a blizzard after he is accused of damaging school property. (H, Amulet Books)

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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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Steve Jobs: A Biography

By: Walter Isaacson

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years--as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues--Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense ...

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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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Remember when

Remember when

Birthday and personalized Football books

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Amnesia (visual novel)

Amnesia (visual novel)

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Romance, Supernatural, Mystery, Fantasy

Publisher: Idea Factory International

Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion

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

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Crave Entertainment (US) Deep Silver (UK)

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Catherine

Platform: PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Genre: Puzzle platformer, adventure

Publisher: Atlus

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Defenders of Ardania

Platform: iOS; Windows PC; PlayStation 3 (PSN); Xbox 360 (XBLA)

Genre: Tower defense and real-time strategy

Publisher: Deep Silver Paradox Interactive

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The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile

The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile

Platform: Xbox 360 (XBLA)

Genre: Side-scroller, beat 'em up, hack and slash

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios


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