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Thursday 5 October 2006

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jacob Tremblay . In that special week of October people in US were listening to SexyBack by Justin Timberlake. In UK Welcome To The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance was in the top 5 hits. Stranger Than Fiction, directed by Marc Forster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hwang Jin Yi. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Broken Sword: The Angel of Death or Chromehounds.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Stranger Than Fiction

Directed by: Marc Forster

Starring: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman

Country: United States

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The Sentimental Bloke

Directed by: Raymond Longford

Starring: Arthur Tauchert, Lottie Lyell, Gilbert Emery

Country: United States

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The Fountain

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas

Country: United States

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The Departed

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson

Country: United States

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The Lives of Others

Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Starring: Ulrich Mhe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch

Country: United States

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

Friday Night Lights

Written by: Peter Berg

Starring: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden, Brad Leland

Country: United States

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Written by: James Manos Jr.

Starring: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Country: United States

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Starring: Peter Capaldi

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Three Sheets

Starring: Zane Lamprey, Stephen McKenna

Country: United States

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The Angry Video Game Nerd

Written by: James Rolfe, Lucas Zebroski

Starring: James Rolfe

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 October 2006 ?

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Famous Deaths:
  • The Dow Jones industrial average closes at a record high for the third day in a row. (ABC News Australia Online)
  • German authorities uncover 51 skeletons from a mass grave at the village of Menden-Barge in the Sauerland region of the country, thought to be remains of victims of Nazi atrocities during World War II. (BBC)
  • Mark Foley scandal
  • The House Ethics Committee issued four dozen subpoenas to members of Congress and aides to discover who was aware of explicit exchanges between former representative Mark Foley and underage Congressional pages. (MSNBC)
  • Reports indicate that Abu Ayyub al-Masri, also known as Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq who succeeded Abu Musab al-Zarqawi after his death, may have been killed in Haditha. A body initially tentatively identified as his is undergoing DNA analysis but most government sources are skeptical. (BBC)

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

Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony

By: Eoin Colfer

Demons are beginning to materialize without warning on Earth. If humans were to capture one, all fairies would be exposed. In order to protect themselves, the fairies must decipher complicated equations to determine where the next demon will appear.

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Running With Scissors

By: Augusten Burroughs

The #1 New York Times BestsellerAn Entertainment Weekly Top Ten Book of the YearNow a Major Motion Picture Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away ...

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By: Robert Harris

In his "most accomplished work to date" (Los Angeles Times), master of historical fiction Robert Harris lures readers back in time to the compelling life of Roman Senator Marcus Cicero.

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The Emperor'S Children

By: Claire Messud

The Emperor’s Children is a richly drawn, brilliantly observed novel of fate and fortune—about the intersections in the lives of three friends, now on the cusp of their thirties, making their

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bubble Bobble Evolution

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Platform game, Puzzle game

Publisher: NA Codemasters; EU Rising Star Games

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Atlantis Sky Patrol

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, iOS

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Big Fish Games

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Beatmania IIDX 13 Distorted

Platform: Arcade & Sony PlayStation 2

Genre: Music

Publisher: KCET

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Broken Sword: The Angel of Death

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Point-and-click adventure

Publisher: NA DreamCatcher Interactive

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Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Mech simulator

Publisher: JP FromSoftware; WW Sega

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