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Tuesday 12 December 2006

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Irreplaceable by Beyonce. In UK Patience by Take That was in the top 5 hits. The Pursuit of Happyness, directed by Gabriele Muccino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Strutter. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blades of Thunder 2 or Ass Hunter.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?


Directed by: Stefen Fangmeier

Starring: Ed Speleers, Sienna Guillory, Jeremy Irons

Country: United States

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The Pursuit of Happyness

Directed by: Gabriele Muccino

Starring: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

Country: United States

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The Good Shepherd

Directed by: Robert De Niro

Starring: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro

Country: United States

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Smokin' Aces

Directed by: Joe Carnahan

Starring: Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta

Country: United States

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Directed by: Zack Snyder

Starring: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Heavy Sedation

Starring: Brian Anthony Wilson, Damon Diggs, Rasheda El, Ina Farrell

Country: United States

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Pride Fighting Championships

Starring: Jay Glazer, Frank Trigg

Country: United States

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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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Written by: James Manos Jr.

Starring: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Country: United States

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Starring: Peter Capaldi

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 December 2006 ?

  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 12 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Al Shugart: pioneering American computer engineer and co-founder of Seagate Technology (Born 1930).
  • Kenny Davern: American clarinet player and saxophonist (d. 2006).
  • An Ethiopian court finds exiled former president Mengistu Haile Mariam guilty of genocide. (BBC)
  • Leading climatologists warn that most of the Arctic ice will have melted by 2040 and the North Pole will be open water. (The Times)
  • The President of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, orders security forces to deploy across the Gaza Strip in response to the murder of a Fatah security chief's three sons. (Reuters via ABC News Australia)
  • Police in Ipswich, UK are hunting a possible serial killer after five prostitutes are found dead within the last ten days. (BBC)
  • Vietnam will become the 150th member of the World Trade Organization on January 11, 2007. The move finalises Hanoi's near-12-year wait to join the WTO. (BBC)

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

  • Time: A soldier's persoal belongings are hung up
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10595
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.910


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

The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid

By: Bill Bryson

From one of the world's most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of One Summer, a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the 1950sBill Bryson was

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The Mr. And Mrs. Happy Handbook

By: Steve Doocy

Ever since Eve asked Adam, "Do I look fat in this fig leaf?" it's been apparent that men don't know how to handle women.

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The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town

By: John Grisham

John Grisham's first work of nonfiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, is his most extraordinary legal thriller yet. In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron ...

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I Like You

By: Amy Sedaris

The bestselling entertaining guide from America's most delightfully unconventional hostess is now available in paperback! Are you lacking direction in how to whip up a swanky soiree for

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alex Rider: Stormbreaker

Platform: Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: THQ

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Blades of Thunder 2

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Summitsoft Entertainment

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Platform: PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Starfish SD UFO Interactive 505 Games Tommo Inc.

The Conveni 200X

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Hamster

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Ass Hunter

Ass Hunter

Platform: Adobe Flash, Android

Genre: Top down shooter

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