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Friday 6 October 2006

It was Friday, 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 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 Ricochet by Sandra Brown was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hwang Jin Yi. If you liked videogames you were probably playing CivCity: Rome or X-Men: The Official Game.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Hwang Jin Yi

Starring: Ji-won Ha

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Matthew Gray Gubler: The Unauthorized Documentary

Starring: Matthew Gray Gubler

Country: United States

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Starring: Jun Fukuyama, Yukana Nogami, Johnny Yong Bosch, Takahiro Sakurai

Country: Japan

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Death Note

Starring: Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong, Ryô Naitô

Country: Japan

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Friday Night Lights

Written by: Peter Berg

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

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 October 2006 ?

  • Judaism - Fast of Gedalia (2005)
  • Egypt - National Day or Victory Day; celebrates the results of the October war in 1973
  • U.S. - German-American Day observed since 1987; Mad Hatter Day
  • French Republican Calendar - �ne (Donkey) Day, fifteenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Ireland - Ivy Day, formerly honoring the Irish revolutionary Padraig Pearse, commemmorates the death of Charles Stewart Parnell.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Hazardous waste plant near Apex, North Carolina explodes releasing chlorine gas, resulting in the evacuation of thousands and the hospitalization of over 100 residents.
  • President Bush has declared space to be essential to US defence in a new National Space Policy document. Not only has the United States declared that it has rights in space, but, if necessary, it will deny its adversaries access to space if those adversaries seek to impede those rights. The new policy was agreed upon in August but the document was not released until 6 October. See Wikinewsn:US declares vital interest in space
  • A truce is called in Bolivia after a dynamite battle between rival groups of tin miners kills 16 people in the department of Oruro, with another 60 people injured. President Evo Morales sacks his mining minister for not anticipating the violence. (ABC News Australia)
  • Negotiators from the European Union and the United States reach a deal on sharing trans-Atlantic passenger data used in anti-terrorism investigations. (The Independent)
  • The Roman Catholic Church's Theological Commission are reviewing the teaching of ''limbus infantium'' (limbo for infants who died before being baptised) and may recommend to Pope Benedict XVI that it be amended. (BBC)

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Sport Games on 6 October 2006

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Forest Green - Oxford : 1 - 5
  • Rushden & D - Stevenage : 2 - 2
  • Woking - Burton : 0 - 0
  • York - Aldershot : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 6 October 2006
League 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bournemouth - Northampton : 0 - 0
  • Doncaster - Oldham : 1 - 1
  • Swansea - Tranmere : 0 - 0
  • Yeovil - Cheltenham : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of 6 October 2006
League 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Chester - Walsall : 0 - 0
  • Darlington - Rochdale : 0 - 5
  • Lincoln - Hartlepool : 2 - 0
  • Milton Keynes Dons - Peterboro : 0 - 2
See all Football game results of 6 October 2006

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What news were making the headlines those days in October 2006?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.900
  • Time: Photo of Michael Weisskopf
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10495


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


By: Sandra Brown

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Seeing Red presents a spine-tingling story of murder and betrayal in high society Savannah, where a homicide detective finds his career—and life—on the line.When

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By: Thomas E. Ricks

Finalist for the Pulitzer PrizeOne of the Washington Post Book World's 10 Best Books of the YearOne of Time's 10 Best Books of the YearUSA Today's Nonfiction Book of the YearA New

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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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By: Michael Isikoff and David Corn

THE REAL STORY BEHIND THE INVASION OF IRAQNow an MSNBC Documentary, hosted by Rachel MaddowFilled with news-making revelations that made it a New York Times bestseller, Hubris takes us behind the

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Air Assault Task Force

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Shrapnel Games

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Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Banpresto NIS America 505 Games

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CivCity: Rome

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: City-building

Publisher: 2K Games

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Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter/Real-time strategy

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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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