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Saturday 24 December 2011

2011-12-24

It was Saturday, 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

Have a look at the old newspapers from 24 December 2011 and get them!

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 24 December 2011 ?

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
Facts:
  • Arab League monitors meet Syria's foreign minister, a day after deadly bombings occurred in the capital Damascus. (Al Jazeera)
  • Government troops in Yemen fire on anti-government protesters demanding the trial of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, killing at least nine people. (''Boston Globe'')
  • Gun battles in Nigeria between government troops and Islamist Boko Haram militants kill 68 people. (Reuters)
  • The Buddha Memorial Center of Fo Guang Shan in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, housing a tooth relic of Gautama Buddha, is consecrated. (Xinhua)
  • Dutch actor and singer Johannes Heesters, the world's oldest performer, dies at the age of 108. (''Bild'')

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Music Charts

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

Make this date unforgettable

Make this date unforgettable

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD cards from 24 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 ?

1000 Heroz

1000 Heroz

Platform: iOS

Genre: puzzle-platform game

Publisher: RedLynx

Batman: Arkham City

Platform: PlayStation 3; Xbox 360; Microsoft Windows; Wii U; OS X; PlayStation 4; Xbox One

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

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Battle vs. Chess

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Wii

Genre: Board game

Publisher: TopWare Interactive SouthPeak Games (US)

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Blackwater

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: 505 Games

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Canyon Shooter 2

Canyon Shooter 2

Platform: Internet

Genre: Science fiction, shooter

Publisher: Miniclip


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