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Friday 9 May 2008

It was Friday, 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 Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. In UK American Boy by Estelle featuring Kanye West was in the top 5 hits. What Happens in Vegas, directed by Tom Vaughan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while Bad Money by Kevin Phillips was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Krim tim 2. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Continuum or Civilization Revolution.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

What Happens in Vegas

Directed by: Tom Vaughan

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry

Country: United States

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Iron Man

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard

Country: United States

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Let the Right One In

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

Starring: Kre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar

Country: United States

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

Starring: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd

Country: United States

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The Bank Job

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Krim tim 2

Starring: Vesna Kozar, Leon Lucic, Anja Moric, Ivan Primorac

Country: Croatia

NOFX Backstage Passport

Country: United States

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VS. Arashi

Starring: Satoshi Ôno, Shô Sakurai, Masaki Aiba, Kazunari Ninomiya

Country: Japan

Los simuladores

Written by: Damián Szifrón

Starring: Alejandro Calva, Arath de la Torre, Ruben Zamora, Antonio de la Vega

Country: Mexico

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

Starring: Adam Bobrow

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 May 2008 ?

  • Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
  • Our Lady of Flanders
  • Saint Tudi
  • Saint Pachomius (died 346)
  • Saint Gerontius (died 501)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Pakistan's two main coalition leaders, Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif meet in London to discuss the removal of judges by Musharraf (AP via CNN)
  • Commander Esteban Robles Espinosa of Mexico City's investigative police force was shot dead as he left his home. (CNN)
  • Cyclone Nargis:
  • A spokesman for the World Food Programme says that Myanmar's refusal to give visas to relief experts is ampquotunprecedentedampquot in the history of humanitarian assistance. (AP via Google News)
  • 2008 unrest in Lebanon:

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Sport Games on 9 May 2008

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  • FC Brussels - Waregem : 1 - 2
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What news were making the headlines those days in May 2008?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.990
  • Time: A split black and white photo of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Photo-Illustration inspired by th
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10942


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

Bad Money

By: Kevin Phillips

In his acclaimed book American Theocracy, Kevin Phillips warned of the perilous interaction of debt, financial recklessness, and the spiking cost (and growing scarcity) of oil- warnings that are proving to

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Armageddon In Retrospect

By: Kurt Vonnegut

The New York Times bestseller-a "gripping" posthumous collection of previously unpublished work by Kurt Vonnegut on the subject of war. A fitting tribute to a literary legend and a profoundly humane

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By: Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer

The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman’s courageous flight to freedom with her eight children.When

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The Soloist

By: Steve Lopez

The New York Times bestselling, "unforgettable tale of hope, heart and humanity" (People) The true story of journalist Steve Lopez's discovery of Nathanial Ayers, a former classical bass student

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Continuum

Platform: Adobe Flash based

Genre: RPG/Strategy

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Civilization Revolution

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, iOS, Windows Phone

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: 2K Games

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Coffeetime Crosswords

Coffeetime Crosswords

Platform: Xbox 360 (XBLA)

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Konami

The Continuum

Platform: Adobe Flash based

Genre: RPG/Strategy

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Dragon Ball: Origins

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: JP / EU / KO Bandai; NA / AUS Atari

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