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Tuesday 4 July 2006, US Independence Day

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado. In UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits. Oborona Sevastopolya, directed by Vasili Goncharov, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while Blue Screen by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching World Series of Pop Culture. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Corvette Evolution GT or Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Devil Wears Prada

Directed by: David Frankel

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier

Country: United States

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Country: United States

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Directed by: Frank Coraci

Starring: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken

Country: United States

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Superman Returns

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Starring: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth

Country: United States

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Monster House

Directed by: Gil Kenan

Starring: Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

World Series of Pop Culture

Starring: Pat Kiernan, Erin Payton, Lisa Guerrero

Country: United States

The Lab

Written by: Darrel Bristow-Bovey, Charlie Sapadin, Richard Beynon

Starring: Fana Mokoena, Mothusi Magano, Graham Hopkins, Terence Bridgett

Country: South Africa

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Three Sheets

Starring: Zane Lamprey, Stephen McKenna

Country: United States

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The Singing Estate

Starring: Ivor Setterfield, Queen Elizabeth II, Christine Roberts, John Suchet

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Vanity High

Starring: Bianca Noelle, April Sadowski, Dennis Toledo, Joshua Lee

Country: Canada

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 July 2006 ?

  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
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  • North Korea tests four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile, and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly fails in mid-air over the Sea of Japan.
  • UFDC rebels attack the Chadian city of Ade and battle the Military of Chad. Both the UFDC and the Déby administration claim to have control over the city, stating that opposing forces have fled. (allAfrica.com)
  • A Qassam rocket hits a High school at Ashkelon, an Israeli city with a population exceeding 117,000. The rocket was launched by Hamas militants from the town of Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza strip. (Haaretz)
  • The Space Shuttle ''Discovery'' takes off from Cape Canaveral for the International Space Station at 2:38pm EDT (1838 UTC) after its liftoff had been postponed twice. (CNN)
  • A bomb scare in the arrivals area of Dublin Airport results in a complete closure of the main building. The man who is responsible for the scare has been arrested he claims to be a member of al-Qaeda. Approximately 9,000 passengers and 50 flights were affected during the two-hour disruption. (Wikinews)

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

Blue Screen

By: Robert B. Parker

Sunny Randall, "Boston's leading lady gumshoe" (New York Daily News), returns as hired bodyguard for the spoiled, and possibly dangerous, prize female client of a sleazy producer.

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By: John Updike

The terrorist of John Updike’s title is eighteen-year-old Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy, the son of an Irish American mother and an Egyptian father who disappeared when he was three.

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The Rapture

By: Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

In the moments leading up to the Rapture, nobody knows it is coming as the clock silently ticks down. Choices are made.

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By: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Corvette Evolution GT

Platform: PlayStation 2 Nintendo DS Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Valcon Games Black Bean Games

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Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios (PC) Macsoft (Mac)

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The Axys Adventures: Truth Seeker

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Adventure

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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

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Dark Crusade

Platform: PC

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: THQ (former) Sega (current)

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