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Monday 8 May 2006

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to SOS by Rihanna. In UK Crazy by Gnarls Barkley was in the top 5 hits. Mission: Impossible III, directed by J.J. Abrams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ask a Bag Pirate: The Series. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bomberman: Act Zero or Bratz: Forever Diamondz.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Mission: Impossible III

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Starring: Tom Cruise, Michelle Monaghan, Ving Rhames

Country: United States

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Over the Hedge

Directed by: Tim Johnson

Starring: Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell

Country: United States

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Army of Shadows

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Country: United States

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The Illusionist

Directed by: Neil Burger

Starring: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti

Country: United States

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Silent Hill

Directed by: Christophe Gans

Starring: Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Ask a Bag Pirate: The Series

Written by: Iabou Windimere

Starring: Iabou Windimere

Country: United States

Mad Labs

Starring: James Quinn

Country: United States

The Angry Video Game Nerd

Written by: James Rolfe, Lucas Zebroski

Starring: James Rolfe

Country: United States

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Pritzker Military Library Presents

Starring: Ed Tracy

Country: United States


Starring: Tomokazu Sugita, Rie Kugimiya, Daisuke Sakaguchi, Satsuki Yukino

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 2006 ?

  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Former South African deputy president Jacob Zuma is acquitted of a rape charge the judge rules that a sexual encounter with a 31-year old HIV-positive woman was consensual. (Guardian)
  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad writes to United States President George W. Bush. This marks the first time in 27 years that an Iranian President has written to a U.S. President. (CBC)
  • The Italian parliament starts to vote in order to elect the successor of Carlo Azeglio Ciampi as President of the Italian Republic. Gianni Letta leads after the first round of balloting. (BBC)
  • Judgement is given in London for Apple Computer in a high-profile trademark suit brought by The Beatles' company, Apple Corps. (Reuters)
  • A Historic Election is about to take place in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Where two major parties AIADMK and DMK are contesting to capture the power.

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  • Time: The lives and ideas of the world's most influential people
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10335
  • Time: Scared doctor being prepared for surgery


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

The Da Vinci Code

By: Dan Brown

PREMIUM MASS MARKET EDITION #1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 80 Million Copies Sold As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other.

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By: Dean Koontz

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If you don’t take this note to the police . . . I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. . .

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American Theocracy

By: Kevin Phillips

A former Republican strategist and long-time political commentator evaluates today's political climate and the inherent dangers posed by such factors as global over-reach, religious fundamentalism, and ballooning debt, in an account that draws on historical examples while making cautionary predictions ...

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Dark Tort

By: Diane Mott Davidson

Caterer Goldy Schulz's lucrative new gig, preparing breakfasts and conference room snacks for a local law firm, is time-consuming, but she's enjoying it .

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

3rd World Farmer

3rd World Farmer

Genre: Business Serious Games

Publisher: ArcadeTown, Newgrounds, Edmodo

Bionicle Heroes

Platform: Game Boy Advance; GameCube; J2ME; Microsoft Windows; Nintendo DS; PlayStation 2; Wii; Xbox 360

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Eidos Interactive; Square Enix (digital)

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Bomberman: Act Zero

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami

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Bratz: Forever Diamondz

Platform: Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: THQ

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Buzz!: The Big Quiz

Buzz!: The Big Quiz

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Party

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

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