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Thursday 6 January 2011, Epiphany

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Flynn Bloom . In that special week of January people in US were listening to Grenade by Bruno Mars. TRON: Legacy, directed by Joseph Kosinski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011 while Fall of Giants by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Wild Within. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat or Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

TRON: Legacy

Directed by: Joseph Kosinski

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde

Country: United States

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True Grit

Directed by: Ethan Coen

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld

Country: United States

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The Fighter

Directed by: David O. Russell

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams

Country: United States

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Directed by: Nathan Greno

Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy

Country: United States

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Directed by: David Yates

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Wild Within

Starring: Steven Rinella

Country: United States

Downton Abbey

Written by: Julian Fellowes

Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle

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Starring: Derek Muller

Country: Australia


Country: Australia

Jet Set

Starring: Mariana Arandjelovic, Marko Gizdavic, Srdjan Jovanovic

Country: Serbia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 January 2011 ?

  • Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
  • Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
  • In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
  • Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
Famous Birthdays:
  • Flynn Bloom: American noted family, the first child and son of British actor Orlando Bloom and Australian model Miranda Kerr.
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Famous Deaths:
  • (to January 8) Heritage Auction Galleries conducts its Heritage Auctions Signature Currency Auction at the Florida United Numismatists convention in Tampa, Florida. A Series 1861 US10 demand note, handwritten "for the", only one known, VG-8, sells for $109,250.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières accuses the Democratic Republic of the Congo of not doing enough to prevent war rape after 33 women are raped in Fizi, South Kivu, on New Year's Day. (CNN)
  • 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis:
  • At least 14 people in Duékoué, Ivory Coast are killed in clashes between opposing sides in the Presidential election crisis. (BBC)
  • Ivory Coast's President-elect Alassane Ouattara expresses confidence that military action by other West African nations will remove President Laurent Gbagbo, who refuses to leave office after his defeat in recent presidential elections. (CNN)

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Sport Games on 6 January 2011

Serie A
Italian Football
  • Bologna - Fiorentina : 1 - 1
  • Brescia - Cesena : 1 - 2
  • Cagliari - Milan : 0 - 1
  • Genoa - Lazio : 0 - 0
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Fall of Giants

By: Ken Follett

Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage. A

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Autobiography Of Mark Twain, Vol. 1

By: Mark Twain

"I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "And I will give it away—to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until

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Cross Fire

By: James Patterson

Wedding bells ringDetective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s

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The Help

By: Kathryn Stockett

Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

3D Pixel Racing

3D Pixel Racing

Platform: WiiWare, iOS

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Microforum Games

BloodRayne: Betrayal

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action, hack and slash, platform

Publisher: JP Arc System Works (PS3); NA Majesco Entertainment (PS3, X360); WW Midnight City (PC)

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Cities in Motion

Platform: Windows, OS X, Linux

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

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Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat

Platform: Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Fighting, Beat 'em up

Publisher: THQ Vivendi Games

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Tactical role-playing game, Real-time tactics (Campaign, The Last Stand), Real-time strategy (Skirmish)

Publisher: THQ (former) Sega (current)

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