Friday July 11, 2008

US date format: 7/11/2008, UK date format: 11/7/2008

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see zodiac on July 11, 2008). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of July people in US were listening to I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry. Step Brothers, directed by Adam McKay, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2008 while The Last Oracle by James Rollins was one of the best selling book. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aether or Active Life: Outdoor Challenge.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 11, 2008?


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

  • Crude oil on the New York Mercantile Exchange hits a record high of US$147.27 per barrel.
  • In California, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp takes over mortgage lender IndyMac Bancorp, second largest banking failure (US$32 billion in assets) in U.S. history, and the fifth U.S. bank to fail this year. The insurance firm estimates the cost of the failure at between $4 billion and $8 billion.
  • Chinese restaurants in Beijing are told not to serve dog meat during 2008 Summer Olympics, but can continue to serve Donkey meat (''The Times of India'')
  • At a donors' conference in Brussels, 1.2 billion euros (1.9 billion U.S. dollars) are pledged to Kosovo's socio-economic development. (MarketWatch) (Xinhua)
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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Step Brothers

Step Brothers

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Adam McKay

Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins

Country: United States of America

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Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Julian Jarrold

Starring: Matthew Goode, Patrick Malahide, Hayley Atwell, Thomas Morrison

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Rob Cohen

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, Michelle Yeoh

Money Hai Toh Honey Hai

Money Hai Toh Honey Hai

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Ganesh Acharya

Starring: Govinda, Manoj Bajpayee, Aftab Shivdasani, Upen Patel

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of July 11, 2008?
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Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Heaven Sent
  2. - A Milli
  3. - Bust It Baby Part 2
  4. - I Luv Your Girl
  5. - Take You Down

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Te Quiero
  2. - Si No Te Hubieras Ido
  3. - Donde Estan Corazon
  4. - Hasta El Dia De Hoy
  5. - A Punto De Llorar

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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How old am I?

If July 11, 2008 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 2008?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Last Oracle by James Rollins

The Last Oracle

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In Washington, D.C., a homeless man takes an assassin's bullet and dies in Commander Gray Pierce's arms. A bloody coin clutched in the dead man's hand--an ancient relic that can be

Big Russ And Me by Tim Russert

Big Russ And Me

By:

"The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t remember something that Big Russ taught me."

Audition by Barbara Walters

Audition

By:

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERThe most important woman in the history of television journalism gives us her inspiring and riveting memoir. After more than fifty years of interviewing heads of state, world leaders, movie stars, criminals, murderers, inspirational figures, and celebrities of …

America America by Ethan Canin

America America

By:

In the early 1970s, Corey Sifter, the son of working-class parents, becomes a yard boy on the grand estate of the powerful Metarey family.

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow

The Last Lecture

By:

A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Aether

Aether

Platform: Browser

Genre: Adventure, puzzle

Publisher: Armor Games

Active Life: Outdoor Challenge

Active Life: Outdoor Challenge

Platform: Wii

Publisher: Bandai Namco Games

Bratz Super Babiezzzz

Bratz Super Babiezzzz

Platform: Nintendo DS, Windows

Genre: Action/Adventure/Platformer/

Publisher: THQ

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Soulstorm

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Soulstorm

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: THQ (former) Sega (current)

Azada: Ancient Magic

Azada: Ancient Magic

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Adventure, Puzzle

Publisher: Big Fish Games

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


News articles

  • Britain Leaves Interest Rate at 5% Seeking to maneuver between accelerating inflation and a slowing economy, the Bank of England left its main interest rate target at 5 percent on Thursday. [..]
  • For Short Sellers, It Doesn’t Get Much Better As shareholders of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac watched their investments plunge in value, short sellers, who bet against stocks, could count their winnings. [..]
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Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $86.28
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $175.37
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $25.11
  • General Electric GE: opens at $27.64
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $121.80

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 106.28 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.009 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.0159 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.8341 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 169.37 JPY

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 11, 2008?

On July 11, 2008 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is July 11, 2008?

On July 11, 2008 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 11, 2008?

On July 11, 2008 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 11, 2008?

On July 11, 2008 the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour).

Who was the Pope on July 11, 2008?

On July 11, 2008 Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people died on July 11, 2008?

Famous people died on July 11, 2008 include, Michael DeBakey.