Friday May 12, 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), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church. 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 Cobra Ii by Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching High Hopes. If you liked videogames you were probably playing College Hoops 2K7 or Bomberman Land Touch!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
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Events

  • 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. (AB via AmBC News), (BBC)
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Movies

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Red Road

Red Road

Directed by: Andrea Arnold

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

The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

Directed by: Ron Howard

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

Country: United States of America

Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation

Directed by: Richard Linklater

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

Poseidon

Poseidon

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

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

Just My Luck

Just My Luck

Directed by: Donald Petrie

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

Sport Games on May 12, 2006

Sport Games on May 12, 2006


Division 2

Football (France)
  • Bastia - Chateauroux : 1 - 4
  • Caen - Creteil : 3 - 1
  • Dijon - Valenciennes : 2 - 0
  • Grenoble - Amiens : 3 - 0
  • Gueugnon - Brest : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of May 12, 2006

TV Series

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High Hopes

High Hopes

Directed by: Joe Eckardt

Sable noir

Sable noir

Conviction

Conviction

Directed by: Tony Goldwyn

Tierra de Pasiones

Tierra de Pasiones

Directed by: José Benavides Jr

Lotte

Lotte

Directed by: Julius Schultheiß

Days to next May 12

If May 12, 2006 is your birthday you're 14 years, 2 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Cobra Ii by Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor

Cobra Ii

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Written by the chief military correspondent of the New York Times and a prominent retired Marine general, this is the definitive account of the invasion of Iraq.A

Dark Tort by Diane Mott Davidson

Dark Tort

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Caterer Goldy Schulz's lucrative new gig, preparing breakfasts and conference room snacks for a local law firm, is time-consuming, but she's enjoying it .

The Political Zoo by Michael Savage

The Political Zoo

By:

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the real national zoo! As Aristotle said, "Man is a political animal." Talk radio sensation and New York Times best-selling author Michael Savage is afraid that

Chasing Destiny by Eric Jerome Dickey

Chasing Destiny

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Billie is as notorious for her beauty as she is for the hot yellow Ducati motorcycle she rides down L.A.'s meanest streets.

A Death In Belmont by Sebastian Junger

A Death In Belmont

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In the spring of 1963, the quiet suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts, is rocked by a shocking murder that fits the pattern of the infamous Boston Strangler, still at large.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

College Hoops 2K7

College Hoops 2K7

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

Genre: Basketball, Sports

Publisher: 2K Sports

Bubble Bobble Evolution

Bubble Bobble Evolution

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Platform game, Puzzle game

Publisher: NA Codemasters; EU Rising Star Games

Bomberman Land Touch!

Bomberman Land Touch!

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Puzzle/Party

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; NA Atlus; EU Rising Star Games; AUS Red Ant Enterprises

North American box cover

North American box cover

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Publisher: Namco Bandai Games

Act of War: High Treason

Act of War: High Treason

Platform: Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $63.46
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $67.70
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $23.15
  • General Electric GE: opens at $34.38
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $82.40

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 110.01 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.1092 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.1968 CHF
  • 1 USD = 8.0045 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 142.2 JPY

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