Wednesday February 01, 2006

US date format: 2/1/2006, UK date format: 1/2/2006

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 1, 2006). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Check On It by Beyonce. In UK Nasty Girl by The Notorious BIG featuring Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge & Avery Storm was in the top 5 hits. Snow Cake, directed by Marc Evans, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Chaser's War on Everything. If you liked videogames you were probably playing A-VCS-tec Challenge or Anno 1701.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 01, 2006?


  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
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  • UAL Corporation, United Airlines' parent company, emerges from bankruptcy after being in that position since December 9, 2002, the longest such filing in history.
  • In Calgary, Alberta, Canada, an exceptionally bright meteor is seen streaking across the sky, lasting for several seconds before breaking up into fragments. It is estimated that remnants of the meteorite land about 400 km south of Calgary, in Montana, USA.
  • Governor of West Virginia Joe Manchin asks for a halt in coal mining following two more coal mining deaths in the state that saw fourteen people die in coal mining disasters in January. (CNN).
  • More than 200 Israeli settlers and Israeli Security Forces are injured when the Security Forces brutally beat the settlers of the Amona outpost in the West Bank. (Haaretz)
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Famous Deaths


Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Snow Cake

Snow Cake

Directed by: Marc Evans

Starring: Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Hampshire

The Science of Sleep

The Science of Sleep

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Starring: Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Miou-Miou, Alain Chabat

Curious George

Curious George

Directed by: Matthew O'Callaghan

Starring: Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, Eugene Levy, Frank Welker

Final Destination 3

Final Destination 3

Directed by: James Wong

Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Kris Lemche, Alexz Johnson

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

Directed by: Dito Montiel

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Rosario Dawson, Shia LaBeouf, Dianne Wiest

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of February 01, 2006?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Be Without You
  2. - Unpredictable
  3. - Grillz
  4. - So Sickyoutube
  5. - Check On It
  6. - Don't Forget About Usyoutube
  7. - Yo (Excuse Me Miss)
  8. - I Think They Like Me
  9. - Kryptonite (I'm On It)
  10. - Touch It
Sport Games on February 01, 2006

Sport Games on February 01, 2006

Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • St Etienne - Toulouse : 1 - 3
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Football (United Kingdom)
  • Derby - Sheffield United : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of February 01, 2006

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Arsenal - West Ham : 2 - 3
  • Aston Villa - Chelsea : 1 - 1
  • Blackburn - Man United : 4 - 3
  • Liverpool - Birmingham : 1 - 1
  • Man City - Newcastle : 3 - 0
See all Football game results of February 01, 2006

Ethniki Katigoria

Football (Greece)
  • Levadeiakos - Kalamaria : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of February 01, 2006

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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The Chaser's War on Everything

The Chaser's War on Everything

Directed by: Andrew Hansen

Starring: Julian Morrow, Andrew Hansen, Chris Taylor, Chas Licciardello

Country: Australia

Classical Destinations

Classical Destinations



Directed by: Ronan O'Donoghue

Deal or No Deal

Deal or No Deal

The Book of Daniel

The Book of Daniel

Directed by: Anna Zielinski

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in February 2006?


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks

At First Sight


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom Nicholas Sparks comes a novel that beautifully portrays how the emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.There

Every Breath You Take by Judith McNaught

Every Breath You Take


Unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and riveting suspense: These are the trademarks of beloved author Judith McNaught. With millions of devoted fans and ten New York Times bestsellers to date, McNaught is

Just Rewards by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Just Rewards


From the blockbuster bestselling author comes the dramatic conclusion to the saga that began with Emma Harte and A Woman of Substance Four women at a crossroads.

The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury

The Last Templar


"It has served us well, this myth of Christ." -- Pope Leo X, 16th CenturyIn a hail of fire and flashing sword, as the burning city of Acre falls from the hands of the West in 1291, The Last Templar …

Death Dance by Linda Fairstein

Death Dance


New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein takes readers behind the scenes of New York City's theater world -- from Lincoln Center to the lights of Broadway -- in a riveting


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

X-Men: The Official Game

X-Men: The Official Game

Platform: Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360

Genre: Action, beat 'em up

Publisher: Activision

Blades of Thunder 2

Blades of Thunder 2

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Summitsoft Entertainment

Wii Sports

Wii Sports

Platform: Wii

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Nintendo

A-VCS-tec Challenge

A-VCS-tec Challenge

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: AtariAge

Anno 1701

Anno 1701

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy, city-Building Game

Publisher: Sunflowers Interactive Entertainment Software


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

News articles

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $62.77
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $75.00
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $27.95
  • General Electric GE: opens at $32.66
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $80.90

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 117.99 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.1412 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.2889 CHF
  • 1 USD = 8.062 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 142.36 JPY

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