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Wednesday 13 December 2006

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Irreplaceable by Beyonce. In UK Patience by Take That was in the top 5 hits. The Painted Veil, directed by John Curran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while First Impressions by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Strutter. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Classic British Motor Racing or Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Painted Veil

Directed by: John Curran

Starring: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber

Country: United States

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Rocky Balboa

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia

Country: United States

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Directed by: Stefen Fangmeier

Starring: Ed Speleers, Sienna Guillory, Jeremy Irons

Country: United States

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The Pursuit of Happyness

Directed by: Gabriele Muccino

Starring: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

Country: United States

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The Good Shepherd

Directed by: Robert De Niro

Starring: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Heavy Sedation

Starring: Brian Anthony Wilson, Damon Diggs, Rasheda El, Ina Farrell

Country: United States

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Pride Fighting Championships

Starring: Jay Glazer, Frank Trigg

Country: United States

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Friday Night Lights

Written by: Peter Berg

Starring: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden, Brad Leland

Country: United States

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Written by: James Manos Jr.

Starring: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Country: United States

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Starring: Peter Capaldi

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 December 2006 ?

  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
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  • The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, is announced as extinct.
  • The High Court of Botswana rules that thousands of Bushmen should not have been evicted from their ancestral home which is now the Central Botswana Game Reserve. (Washington Post)
  • Belgian state TV station RTBF shows a spoof news report announcing the secession of Flanders and thus the dissolution of the Belgian state. It further reported the escape of the Belgian Royal Family into exile. The report fools foreign diplomats and panics Belgian viewers. (AP via Yahoo)
  • Bomb and mortar attacks kill 23 Iraqis and wound at least 52 in Baghdad and Kirkuk. (CNN)
  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych arrives in Kazakhstan. He plans on meeting with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Prime Minister Daniyal Akhmetov. (RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty)

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Sport Games on 13 December 2006

Premier League
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  • Chelsea - Newcastle : 1 - 0
  • Wigan - Arsenal : 0 - 1
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What news were making the headlines those days in December 2006?

  • Time: A soldier's persoal belongings are hung up
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10595
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.910


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

First Impressions

By: Nora Roberts

First ImpressionsEscaping the rat race and the lure of gold-digging women, wealthy businessman Vance Banning moves to rural Maryland. Posing as an out-of-work carpenter, all he wants is peace and quiet.

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Marley & Me

By: John Grogan

The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life.Now with photos and new material

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Thirteen Moons

By: Charles Frazier

At the age of twelve, an orphan named Will Cooper is given a horse, a key, and a map and is sent on a journey through the uncharted wilderness of the

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Brother Odd

By: Dean Koontz

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Loop me in, odd one. The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill the young man watching over her.

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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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Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express

Platform: Windows

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: The Adventure Company

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Civilization IV: Warlords

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: 2K Games (Win) Aspyr (Mac)

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Crayon Shin-chan: Strongest Family in Kasukabe King Wii

Crayon Shin-chan: Strongest Family in Kasukabe King Wii

Platform: Wii

Publisher: JP Banpresto; SPA 505 Games

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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