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Thursday 2 October 2003

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Baby Boy by Beyonce. In UK Where Is The Love? by The Black Eyed Peas was in the top 5 hits. Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while The Fortress Of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shiroi kyotô. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow or Combat Mission: Afrika Korps.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Shiroi kyotô

Starring: Toshiaki Karasawa, Yôsuke Eguchi, Hitomi Kuroki, Sei Hiraizumi

Country: Japan

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The Mark Steel Lectures

Starring: Mark Steel, Martin Hyder

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Potter Puppet Pals

Starring: Neil Cicierega

Country: United States

Peep Show

Written by: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Andrew O'Connor

Starring: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King, Olivia Colman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Great Jang-Geum

Starring: Yeong-ae Lee, Jin-hee Ji, Ri-na Hong, Mi-ri Gyeon

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Mystic River

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon

Country: United States

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The School of Rock

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack

Country: United States

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The Rundown

Directed by: Peter Berg

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken

Country: United States

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Underworld

Directed by: Len Wiseman

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Shane Brolly

Country: United States

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Dogville

Directed by: Lars Von Trier

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 October 2003 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • North Korea claims to ampquothave already processedampquot 8,000 fuel rods from its Yongbyon nuclear reactor north of Pyongyang and is using the plutonium extracted during the process to make atomic bombs to boost its nuclear capabilities for nuclear deterrent force. Citing a ampquothostile policyampquot by the United States, Vice Foreign Minister Choe Su Hon states this is a means to safeguard the country's territory.
  • Occupation of Iraq: The United Nations Security Council discusses a new United States draft resolution on Iraq, which would enhance the United Nations' role in Iraq. Secretary General Kofi Annan states draft did not go in the direction he recommended. A quicker transfer of sovereignty ampquot''may change the dynamics on the ground, in terms of the security situation, and send a message''ampquot.
  • Technology – Genome: The genome chip arrived with several companies rushing to sell the known human genes. The products will allow scientists to scan all genes in a human tissue sample at once to determine which are active, with lower cost and increased speed.
  • Sino-American relations: The United States Navy blames China for the 2001 Hainan Island incident. A report released to ''Jane's Defense Weekly'' under the Freedom of Information Act said that the pilot of the Chinese jet fighter made three passes at the U.S. propeller-driven reconnaissance plane over international waters. On the third pass, the Chinese fighter hit a propeller on the American plane.
  • J. M. Coetzee wins Nobel Prize for literature.

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Books

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The Fortress Of Solitude

By: Jonathan Lethem

The Fortress of Solitude is the story of Dylan Ebdus growing up white and motherless in downtown Brooklyn in the 1970s.

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Benjamin Franklin

By: Walter Isaacson

In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character.Benjamin

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Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

By: Al Franken

The #1 New York Times bestseller by Senator Al Franken, author of Giant of the SenateAl Franken, one of our “savviest satirists” (People), has been studying the rhetoric of the Right.

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The South Beach Diet

By: Arthur Agatston

For years, cardiologist Arthur Agatston, M.D., urged his patients to lose weight for the sake of their hearts, but every diet was too hard to follow or its restrictions were too harsh.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: Jet Fusion

Platform: GameCube PlayStation 2 Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: THQ

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Astro Boy: Omega Factor

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega Sony Pictures Television Sony Pictures Consumer Products Tezuka Productions

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Bruce Lee: Return of the Legend

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: EU VU Games; NA Universal Interactive

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Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Platform: Game Boy Advance, Mobile phone

Genre: Platform-adventure, action role-playing

Publisher: Konami

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Combat Mission: Afrika Korps

Combat Mission: Afrika Korps

Platform: PC, Mac

Genre: Turn-based tactics, War sim

Publisher: CDV


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