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Wednesday 5 November 2008

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of November people in US were listening to Whatever You Like by T.I.. Role Models, directed by David Wain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while Heat Lightning by John Sandford was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Um Mundo Catita. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Boingz or Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Role Models

Directed by: David Wain

Starring: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks

Country: United States

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Directed by: Mark Herman

Starring: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend

Country: United States

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The Wrestler

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood

Country: United States

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Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba

Country: United States

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Body of Lies

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Earth: The Power of the Planet

Starring: Iain Stewart

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Moon Machines

Starring: Robert Seamans, Wernher von Braun, John F. Kennedy, Frank Borman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?

Starring: Ashly Burch, Anthony Burch, David Burch

Country: United States

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Great Performances

Written by: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban

Starring: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Country: United States

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Blue World

Starring: Jonathan Bird, Art Cohen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 November 2008 ?

  • R.C. Saints - November 5th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bertilia
  • St. Laetus
  • Pope Zachary
  • St. Sylvia
  • St. Magnus
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  • Best-selling author Michael Crichton (The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, TV show ER) dies in Los Angeles at age 66 from cancer.
  • California Proposition 8, a referendum that amended the State Constitution, passes and defines marriage as being between a man and a woman, thus ending same-sex marriage in California. (''Los Angeles Times'')
  • In a continuation of the Kivu conflict, General Nkunda's forces capture Kiwanja, near Rutshuru in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after a two-day battle with the pro-government militias. (BBC News)
  • India's Gagan Narang wins a gold medal in the men's 10 metre air rifle event at the 2008 ISSF World Cup Final, breaking the world record. (IBNLive.com)
  • In his State of the Nation address, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announces a proposal to extend the presidential term from four years to six. (''The New York Times'')

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What news were making the headlines those days in November 2008?

  • Time: Contour/Getty. Photo of the Diebold AccuVote-TS electronic voting machine. Inset: Callie Shell/Auror
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11022
  • Esquire


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

Heat Lightning

By: John Sandford

A killer is leaving a puzzling calling card in the mouths of his victims. And in the middle of a steamy Minnesota summer, Virgil Flowers of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

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By: Vicki Myron with Bret Witter


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My Stroke Of Insight

By: Jill Bolte Taylor

The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced

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By: Anita Shreve

At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Wii (WiiWare)

Genre: Action

Publisher: RealNetworks

Crazy Mouse

Platform: Xbox 360 (XBLA)

Genre: Action puzzle game

Publisher: Ultizen Games

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Active Life: Outdoor Challenge

Platform: Wii

Publisher: Bandai Namco Games

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Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles

Platform: Nintendo DS Android iOS webOS Symbian Java ME Windows Phone

Genre: Action-adventure, stealth

Publisher: Ubisoft

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Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2009

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable (Cancelled)

Genre: Sports (Hunting)

Publisher: Activision

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