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Thursday 24 December 2009

2009-12-24

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Empire State Of Mind by Jay-Z. Sherlock Holmes, directed by Guy Ritchie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009 while Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin 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 months ?

Sherlock Holmes

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams

Country: United States

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3 Idiots

Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani

Starring: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh

Country: United States

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Avatar

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

Country: United States

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The Lovely Bones

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan

Country: United States

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Zvenigora

Directed by: Aleksandr Dovzhenko

Starring: Georgi Astafyev, Nikolai Nademsky, Vladimir Uralsky

Country: United States

TV Series

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

NSFW Show

Starring: Brian Brushwood, Justin Robert Young

Country: United States

WOW Croatia

Country: United States

Meet the Natives USA

Starring: Jimmy Joseph Nakou

Country: United Kingdom

30 for 30

Starring: Dan Rather, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Marv Albert

Country: United States

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The Platoon of Power Squadron

Written by: Jake Jarvi

Starring: Craig Benzine, Eliza Toser, Carlyn Janus, Jake Jarvi

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 2009 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 24 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Rafael Caldera: lawyer, sociologist, writer, speaker, politician, and ex-president of Venezuela (Born 1916).
  • George Michael: Greek-British singer and songwriter, always bearded with stubble and a tough-guy persona.
Facts:
  • The Barack Obama administration pledges to back mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac up to US$810 billion during 2010, up from the current US$200 billion, no matter how big their losses may be in the next three years.
  • Pope Benedict XVI is knocked down by a woman during a procession before the Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. He is uninjured, but Roger Cardinal Etchegaray suffers a hip fracture. (BBC)
  • At least 40 people are killed and many injured after a tour bus plunges into a ravine near Cuzco, Peru. (Xinhua)
  • Iran says it is to invalidate banknotes which have been pasted with slogans in the name of the Opposition by 8 January 2010. (BBC)
  • The Indian Army kills nine members of the Peoples Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak and Kanglei Yana Kan Lup during three incidents in Manipur. (BBC)

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Books

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

Going Rogue: An American Life

By: Sarah Palin

Going Rogue is the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir from Sarah Palin, one of America’s most beloved and controversial political figures. Now with new material, Going Rogue offers plain talk from a true American original about her life, her ...

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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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Eclipse

By: Stephenie Meyer

Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour the paperback edition Eclipse, the third book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire love saga. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her ...

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Twilight

By: Stephenie Meyer

This gorgeous gift set--available for a limited time only--includes paperback editions of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner with exclusive white covers, making it the perfect gift for fans of the bestselling ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Black College Football: BCFX: The Xperience

Black College Football: BCFX: The Xperience

Platform: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Sports video game

Publisher: Aspyr Media

The Book of Unwritten Tales

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: HMH Interactive (EU) & Lace Mamba (Sleeve release EU), Crimson Cow (As Part of Collection EU), The Adventure Company (NA, Budget re-release EU)

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 OS X

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Captain Forever

Captain Forever

Genre: Space Shooter

Castlevania: The Arcade

Castlevania: The Arcade

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Light gun shooter

Publisher: Konami


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