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Tuesday 12 June 2007

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Umbrella by Rihanna. 1408, directed by Mikael Hfstrm, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007 while The Overlook by Michael Connelly was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Flight of the Conchords. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tetris Splash or Arena Football: Road to Glory.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Mikael Hfstrm

Starring: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack

Country: United States

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The Man from Earth

Directed by: Richard Schenkman

Starring: David Lee Smith, Tony Todd, John Billingsley

Country: United States

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Ocean's Thirteen

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon

Country: United States

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Mr. Brooks

Directed by: Bruce A. Evans

Starring: Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, William Hurt

Country: United States

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Flight of the Conchords

Written by: James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie

Starring: Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby, Kristen Schaal

Country: United States

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The Universe

Starring: Erik Thompson

Country: United States

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Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe

Starring: Art Wolfe

Country: United States

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Mist: Sheepdog Tales

Starring: Derek Jacobi, Mel Giedroyc, Paul Litchfield, Gillian Hanna

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Our World

Starring: Stephen Smith, David Shukman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 June 2007 ?

  • Blessed Ternan, bishop, confessor [ GTZ: Scotland]
  • Blessed John of Sahagun, hermit, confessor
  • Roman Empire ? sixth day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
  • Philippines ? Araw ng Kalayaan (Independence Day) 1898
  • Russian Federation ? Russia Day (Independence Day) 1990
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  • Nigerian author Chinua Achebe wins the Man Booker International Prize in honour of his career. (BBC)
  • Ehud Barak, former Prime Minister of Israel, declares victory in a vote for the leadership of the Israeli Labor Party, with 51.5% of the vote compared to 47.5% for former security chief Ami Ayalon. (AFP via ABC News Australia)
  • The PKK declares that it will stop attacks on Turkey but will defend itself if attacked. (AP via the Kansas City Star)
  • Jamaican police declare that former Pakistani cricket team coach Bob Woolmer died of natural causes, ending a murder investigation. (Radio Jamaica)
  • Severe rain causes flash flooding throughout Ireland, where places have been flooded after just 30 minutes of rain, particularly in Ulster. This brings to an end a period of very warm temperatures of up to 29 °C (84 °F) on the island. The town of Omagh and parts of Belfast are worst hit. (BBC)

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What news were making the headlines those days in June 2007?

  • Time: Photo of an ice cream sundae in a lab flask. Photo Illustration for TIME by Arthur Hochstein. Flask
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10756
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.938


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

The Overlook

By: Michael Connelly

In his first case since he left the LAPD's Open Unsolved Unit for the prestigious Homicide Special squad, Harry Bosch is called out to investigate a murder that may have chilling

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Einstein: His Life and Universe

By: Walter Isaacson

By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the ...

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A Thousand Splendid Suns

By: Khaled Hosseini

Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, ...

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A Long Way Gone

By: Ishmael Beah

This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Tetris Splash

Tetris Splash

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Arena Football: Road to Glory

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Platform: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Action, real-time tactics

Publisher: Eidos Interactive (PC and Xbox 360) Feral Interactive (Mac OS X)

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Castlevania: Order of Shadows

Castlevania: Order of Shadows

Platform: Java Platform, Micro Edition, Windows Mobile

Genre: Action-adventure


Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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