Wednesday July 13, 2005

US date format: 7/13/2005, UK date format: 13/7/2005

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 13, 2005). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Kyle Breitkopf . In that special week of July people in US were listening to We Belong Together by Mariah Carey. In UK Ghetto Gospel by 2Pac featuring Elton John was in the top 5 hits. Little Fish, directed by Rowan Woods, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005 while The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Outrageous Fortune. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Code Age Commanders: Tsugu Mono Tsuga Reru Mono or Ankh.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday, 3rd day
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of K�lim�t (Words) - First day of the seventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Bon Festival - Buddhist festival to honor the dead (East Japan)
  • Kiribati - Independence Day, 2nd day (not a holiday)

Events

  • The National Hockey League labor dispute, the longest work stoppage in North American professional sports, ends after 301 days. (CBC)
  • Former Worldcom CEO Bernard Ebbers is sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for conspiracy, securities fraud and seven counts of making false SEC filings. (Bloomberg)
  • U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist is hospitalized with a fever. There have been no indications when Rehnquist, who is fighting thyroid cancer, will be released. (CNN) (Reuters)
  • NASA's planned launch of STS-114, Space Shuttle Discovery from pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center at 3:51pm EDT (1951 UTC) is delayed due to a problem with the fuel level sensors. This would have been the first manned space launch by NASA since the loss of Columbia over 2 years ago. (CNN) (NASA)
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Movies

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Little Fish

Little Fish

Directed by: Rowan Woods

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Martin Henderson

Must Love Dogs

Must Love Dogs

Directed by: Gary David Goldberg

Starring: Diane Lane, John Cusack, Elizabeth Perkins, Christopher Plummer

Bad News Bears

Bad News Bears

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden, Sammi Kane Kraft

Stealth

Stealth

Directed by: Rob Cohen

Starring: Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard

The Island

The Island

Directed by: Michael Bay

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Djimon Hounsou, Steve Buscemi

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Outrageous Fortune

Outrageous Fortune

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Time Bomb

Time Bomb

Directed by: Erin Berry

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

Starring: David McPhail, Paul McLaughlin, Jason Hoyte, Tandi Wright

Country: New Zealand

Extras

Extras

Coast

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Days to next July 13

If July 13, 2005 is your birthday you're 15 years, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

The Mermaid Chair

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The New York Times–bestselling second novel by the author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings Inside the church of a Benedictine monastery on Egret Island, just off the coast of South Carolina, resides a beautiful …

Fire Sale by Sara Paretsky

Fire Sale

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A conscience can weigh a PI down more than the heaviest firearm—and get her into more trouble too. It’s that nagging conscience that makes V.

Collapse by Jared Diamond

Collapse

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In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the

1776 by David McCullough

1776

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America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led …

The Devil'S Teeth by Susan Casey

The Devil'S Teeth

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A journalist's obsession brings her to a remote island off the California coast, home to the world's most mysterious and fearsome predators--and the strange band of surfer-scientists who follow themSusan Casey

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Classified: The Sentinel Crisis

Classified: The Sentinel Crisis

Platform: Xbox

Genre: First Person Shooter

Publisher: Global Star Software

Code Age Commanders: Tsugu Mono Tsuga Reru Mono

Code Age Commanders: Tsugu Mono Tsuga Reru Mono

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: Square Enix

Coded Arms

Coded Arms

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Konami

Ankh

Ankh

Platform: Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Third-person adventure

Publisher: BHV Software

EyeToy: Chat

EyeToy: Chat

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: chat

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $59.89
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $38.29
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $25.53
  • General Electric GE: opens at $35.10
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $81.16

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 111.92 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.2079 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.2897 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 135.16 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6851 GBP

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