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Wednesday 12 July 2006

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gill Russell . In that special week of July people in US were listening to Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado. In UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits. The Merry Jail, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while Wisdom of Our Fathers by Tim Russert was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching World Series of Pop Culture. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cake Mania or Angels Online / Angel Love Online.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Merry Jail

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Harry Liedtke, Ossi Oswalda, Emil Jannings

Country: United States

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The Devil Wears Prada

Directed by: David Frankel

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier

Country: United States

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Country: United States

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Directed by: Frank Coraci

Starring: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken

Country: United States

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Superman Returns

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Starring: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

World Series of Pop Culture

Starring: Pat Kiernan, Erin Payton, Lisa Guerrero

Country: United States

The Lab

Written by: Darrel Bristow-Bovey, Charlie Sapadin, Richard Beynon

Starring: Fana Mokoena, Mothusi Magano, Graham Hopkins, Terence Bridgett

Country: South Africa

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Three Sheets

Starring: Zane Lamprey, Stephen McKenna

Country: United States

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The Singing Estate

Starring: Ivor Setterfield, Queen Elizabeth II, Christine Roberts, John Suchet

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Vanity High

Starring: Bianca Noelle, April Sadowski, Dennis Toledo, Joshua Lee

Country: Canada

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 July 2006 ?

  • Sveti Petar (St. Peter)
  • Sunset and sunrise occur along Manhattan's street grid centerline
  • Newfoundland - Orangemen's Day
  • Northern Ireland - Battle of the Boyne Day (also known as Orangemen's Day or the Twelfth, see Irish calendar).
  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday (2nd day)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gill Russell: Irish newsmaker, awarded the biggest payout in the history of Ireland for brain damage sustained at birth due to hospital negligence.
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Famous Deaths:
  • The Hezbollah initiate Operation True Promise.
  • An Israeli air strike destroys the Palestinian Foreign Ministry Building in Gaza City. (AP)
  • An IDF reserve armoured division is called up in preparation for large scale operations in Lebanon, raising concerns for war. (Haaretz)
  • Several thousand protesters march in the Mexican Federal District, protesting alleged vote fraud in last week's presidential election. (BBC)
  • Former General Secretary of the Soviet Union Communist Party Mikhail Gorbachev says ampquotWe have made some mistakes,ampquot referring to attacks on Russia's democracy, and makes several unflattering comments about the United States. (ABC News America)

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

  • Time: Two babies sitting in a bird's nest
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11070
  • Time: How Teddy Roosevelt invented modern America


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

Wisdom of Our Fathers

By: Tim Russert

What does it really mean to be a good father? What did your father tell you, that has stayed with you throughout your life? Was there a lesson from him, a story, or a moment that helped to make you ...

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Myths, Lies, And Downright Stupidity

By: John Stossel

A mericas favorite investigative reporter, John Stossel, tackles our favorite myths in his characteristic style and challenges us to look at life differently.

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By: Malcolm Gladwell

In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within.

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By: John Updike

The terrorist of John Updike’s title is eighteen-year-old Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy, the son of an Irish American mother and an Egyptian father who disappeared when he was three.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cake Mania

Platform: Windows, Adobe Flash Player, Nintendo DS, Mobile Phones, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, Wii

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Sandlot Games

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Angels Online / Angel Love Online

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3


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Championship Manager 2006

Platform: PC, Xbox, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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CivCity: Rome

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: City-building

Publisher: 2K Games

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Justice League Heroes

Platform: Xbox, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment DC Comics Eidos Interactive

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