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Friday 12 May 2006

US date format: 5/12/2006, UK date format: 12/5/2006

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 12, 2006). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to SOS by Rihanna. In UK Crazy by Gnarls Barkley was in the top 5 hits. Red Road, directed by Andrea Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while The Omnivore'S Dilemma by Michael Pollan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching High Hopes. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA or Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Red Road

Directed by: Andrea Arnold

Starring: Kate Dickie, Tony Curran, Martin Compston, Natalie Press

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The Da Vinci Code

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen

Country: United States of America

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Fast Food Nation

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Greg Kinnear, Bruce Willis, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Wilmer Valderrama

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Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Kurt Russell, Emmy Rossum, Josh Lucas

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Just My Luck

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Chris Pine, Samaire Armstrong, Bree Turner

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TV Series

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

High Hopes

Directed by: Joe Eckardt

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Sable noir

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Directed by: Tony Goldwyn

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Tierra de Pasiones

Directed by: José Benavides Jr

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Directed by: Julius Schultheiß

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 May 2006 ?

  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
  • Saint Modoald
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Mass unrest by the Primeiro Comando da Capital begins in Sao Paulo (Brazil), leaving at least 150 dead.
  • Iranian Azeris interpret a cartoon published in an Iranian magazine as insulting, resulting in massive riots throughout the country.
  • Eight bombs explode in a coordinated strike in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. Three people are killed and 48 are wounded. No group has yet claimed responsibility. (AP)
  • 200 people are killed in an oil blast in Ilado, Nigeria. (BBC)
  • Cloning scientist Hwang Woo-Suk is indicted for fraud, embezzlement and violation of bioethics law in a scandal in South Korea over his faked stem cell research. (CNN)

Sport Games on 12 May 2006

Division 2
Football (France)
  • Bastia - Chateauroux : 1 - 4
  • Caen - Creteil : 3 - 1
  • Dijon - Valenciennes : 2 - 0
  • Grenoble - Amiens : 3 - 0
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Planetary positions on May 12, 2006 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 2006 ?

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Lo Que Son Las Cosas - Anais
  2. Hips Don't Lie - Shakira Featuring Wyclef Jean
  3. Caile - Tito "El Bambino" El Patron
  4. Down - RKM & Ken-Y
  5. Machucando - Daddy Yankee
  6. Llame Pa' Verte - Wisin & Yandel
  7. Daddy Yankee - Rompe
  8. Un Beso - Aventura
  9. Lo Que Me Gusta A Mi - Juanes
  10. Mariano Barba - Aliado Del Tiempo


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

The Omnivore'S Dilemma

By: Michael Pollan

One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the YearWinner of the James Beard AwardAuthor of #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food RulesToday, buffeted by one

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Promise Me

By: Harlan Coben

The school year is almost over. In these last pressure cooker months of high school, some kids will make the all too common and all too dangerous mistake of drinking and

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By: Karen Robards

When she receives a call from a child who sounds exactly like her missing daughter Lexie, Sarah Mason turns to her closest friend in the world, P.I.

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Susannah'S Garden

By: Debbie Macomber

It was the year that changed everything…When Susannah Nelson turned eighteen, she said goodbye to her boyfriend, Jake—and never saw him again.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light

Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: JP SCEI; NA NIS America; EU Ignition Entertainment

Chaos Wars

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Tactical role-playing

Publisher: JP Idea Factory; NA O3 Entertainment

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College Hoops 2K7

College Hoops 2K7

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360

Genre: Basketball, Sports

Publisher: 2K Sports

Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA

Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 2

Genre: Music, Exercise

Publisher: Konami

Cocoto Magic Circus

Cocoto Magic Circus

Platform: PlayStation 2, GameCube, Wii

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Conspiracy Entertainment BigBen Interactive

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $56.29
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $96.35
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $65.49
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $32.60
Exchange Rates
  • 1 AUD = 0.9257 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.8576 CAD
  • 1 GBP = 2.2675 CHF
  • 1 GBP = 2.1005 CAD

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Ice Harvest

Studio: VHS and DVD release, final

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Love's Long Journey

Studio: VHS and DVD release

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Yours, Mine and Ours

Studio: VHS and DVD release, final

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Wedding Crashers

Studio: VHS and DVD release

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