Monday July 11, 2005

US date format: 7/11/2005, UK date format: 11/7/2005

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 11, 2005). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Isabella Mugglesam . In that special week of July people in US were listening to We Belong Together by Mariah Carey. In UK Ghetto Gospel by 2Pac featuring Elton John was in the top 5 hits. Little Fish, directed by Rowan Woods, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005 while The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Outrageous Fortune. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 80 Days or Down in Flames.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
  • Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
  • United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
  • Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
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Events

  • The Indonesian government asks TV stations to close down between 1 am and 5 am daily for six months in order to save energy after recent increases in the price of crude oil. Broadcasts of immensely-popular live European football matches which happen in the middle of the Indonesian night, are excluded from the shutdown. (BBC)
  • The General Synod of the Church of England adopts a resolution "that the process for removing the legal obstacles to the ordination of women to the episcopate should now be set in train"; and schedules debate on the best form of legislation to achieve this for its February 2006 session. (BBC)
  • The 17th Maccabiah Games are officially begun with a ceremony in Israel. More than 7000 Jewish athletes will compete on various sporting events. (Ynet)
  • The body of a U.S. Navy SEAL has been found and recovered in Afghanistan, a senior defense official said Sunday. (CNN)
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Movies

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Little Fish

Little Fish

Directed by: Rowan Woods

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Martin Henderson

Must Love Dogs

Must Love Dogs

Directed by: Gary David Goldberg

Starring: Diane Lane, John Cusack, Elizabeth Perkins, Christopher Plummer

Bad News Bears

Bad News Bears

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden, Sammi Kane Kraft

Stealth

Stealth

Directed by: Rob Cohen

Starring: Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard

The Island

The Island

Directed by: Michael Bay

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Djimon Hounsou, Steve Buscemi

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Outrageous Fortune

Outrageous Fortune

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Time Bomb

Time Bomb

Directed by: Erin Berry

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

Starring: David McPhail, Paul McLaughlin, Jason Hoyte, Tandi Wright

Country: New Zealand

Extras

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Coast

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Days to next July 11

If July 11, 2005 is your birthday you're 15 years, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

The Mermaid Chair

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The New York Times–bestselling second novel by the author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings Inside the church of a Benedictine monastery on Egret Island, just off the coast of South Carolina, resides a beautiful …

Fire Sale by Sara Paretsky

Fire Sale

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A conscience can weigh a PI down more than the heaviest firearm—and get her into more trouble too. It’s that nagging conscience that makes V.

Collapse by Jared Diamond

Collapse

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In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the

1776 by David McCullough

1776

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America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led …

The Devil'S Teeth by Susan Casey

The Devil'S Teeth

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A journalist's obsession brings her to a remote island off the California coast, home to the world's most mysterious and fearsome predators--and the strange band of surfer-scientists who follow themSusan Casey

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Ape Academy 2

Ape Academy 2

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Party

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Action Girls Racing

Action Girls Racing

Platform: Wii, PlayStation 2, Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Metro 3D

80 Days

80 Days

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: EU Focus Home Interactive; NA Matrix Games

Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy

Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Side-scroller

Publisher: THQ

Down in Flames

Down in Flames

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Battlefront.com

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $59.39
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $38.37
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $25.15
  • General Electric GE: opens at $35.19
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $79.40

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 111.68 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.2165 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.2868 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 134.84 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6866 GBP

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