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Thursday 12 October 2006

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to SexyBack by Justin Timberlake. In UK America by Razorlight was in the top 5 hits. The Prestige, directed by Christopher Nolan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while The Road by Cormac McCarth was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Peter Capusotto y sus videos. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Classic British Motor Racing or Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Peter Capusotto y sus videos

Starring: Diego Capusotto

Country: Argentina

TCM Underground

Starring: Rob Zombie

Country: United States

Hwang Jin Yi

Starring: Ji-won Ha

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Matthew Gray Gubler: The Unauthorized Documentary

Starring: Matthew Gray Gubler

Country: United States

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Starring: Jun Fukuyama, Yukana Nogami, Johnny Yong Bosch, Takahiro Sakurai

Country: Japan

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Movies

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

The Prestige

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson

Country: United States

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Pan's Labyrinth

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi Lpez

Country: United States

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Stranger Than Fiction

Directed by: Marc Forster

Starring: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman

Country: United States

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The Sentimental Bloke

Directed by: Raymond Longford

Starring: Arthur Tauchert, Lottie Lyell, Gilbert Emery

Country: United States

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The Fountain

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 October 2006 ?

Holidays:
  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
  • Malawi - Mother's Day
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Facts:
  • The Federal Reserve finds that economic growth in the United States is ampquotmoderate or mixedampquot with ampquotwidespread coolingampquot in the housing market. (Fox News)
  • Members of the Janjaweed militia attack Sudanese refugees from the Darfur region in eastern Chad. (BBC).
  • Nine Palestinians have been killed during an Israeli raid in the Gaza Strip, reports say. (BBC)
  • The French parliament adopts a bill criminalizing Armenian genocide denial, despite significant lobbying efforts by the Government of Turkey. (BBC)
  • The New Zealand Auditor-General's report into 2005 election funding is released. NZ$1.17 million dollars was unlawfully spent during the election by seven parties, more than half of it by Labour. Labour immediately promises to repay the money. (NZ Herald)

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Photograph of a baby and a chimpanzee
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10496
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.900

Books

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

The Road

By: Cormac McCarth

Father and son journey alone through a desolate America; movie; Pulitzer; Oprah's Book Club, March 2007. (P, Vintage)

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The Greatest Story Ever Sold

By: Frank Rich

When America was attacked on 9/11, its citizens almost unanimously rallied behind its new, untested president as he went to war.

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Saving Graces

By: Elizabeth Edwards

She charmed America with her smart, likable, down-to-earth personality as she campaigned for her husband, then vice-presidential candidate John Edwards. She inspired millions as she valiantly fought advanced breast cancer after

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The Thirteenth Tale

By: Diane Setterfield

Instant #1 New York Times bestseller “Readers will feel the magnetic pull of this paean to words, books and the magical power of story.”—People “Eerie and fascinating.”—USA

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Classic British Motor Racing

Platform: Wii, PlayStation 2, PC

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Bold Games

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Commandos: Strike Force

Platform: PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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CellFactor: Combat Training

CellFactor: Combat Training

Platform: PC

Genre: FPS

Cabela's African Safari

Platform: Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Hunting

Publisher: Activision Value

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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

Platform: Xbox Microsoft Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox 360 Game Boy Advance PlayStation Portable Wii PlayStation 3

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Activision

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