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Thursday 13 October 2011

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Someone Like You by Adele. The Artist, directed by Michel Hazanavicius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011 while Shock Wave by John Sandford was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Carnation. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Asphalt 3D or Batman: Arkham City Lockdown.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

The Artist

Directed by: Michel Hazanavicius

Starring: Jean Dujardin, Brnice Bejo, John Goodman

Country: United States

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Hugo

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chlo Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee

Country: United States

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Shame

Directed by: Steve McQueen

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale

Country: United States

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Real Steel

Directed by: Shawn Levy

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo

Country: United States

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50/50

Directed by: Jonathan Levine

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Carnation

Starring: Machiko Ono

Country: Japan

Hunter x Hunter

Starring: Mariya Ise, Megumi Han, Daisuke Namikawa

Country: Japan

The Cheetah Diaries

Starring: Annie Beckheling

Country: South Africa

Humsafar

Starring: Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Atiqa Odho, Naveen Waqar

Country: Pakistan

The B.S. of A. with Brian Sack

Starring: Lauren Adams, Anthony Atamanuik, Ben Rameaka

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 October 2011 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
  • Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
  • French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • A US drone attack in Pakistan's North Waziristan region destroys a Haqqani network militant compound, with four people reported killed. (AFP via Google News)
  • At least 16 people are killed by twin bomb blasts in the Sadr City neighbourhood of Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. (BBC)
  • The King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, marries 21-year-old college student Jetsun Pema in Punakha. (AP via MSNBC)
  • Qantas passengers in Australia face long delays and flight cancelations, as another strike by the airline's ground crew begins. (News Limited)
  • At least 88 containers fall from the stricken cargo ship into the Bay of Plenty off New Zealand's North Island, including one containing the (AFP via SBS News Australia)

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Books

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

Shock Wave

By: John Sandford

The fifth Virgil Flowers novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author John SandfordA billion-dollar superstore has its sights set on a small Minnesota river town for its next outlet.

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Nightwoods

By: Charles Frazier

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Charles Frazier, the acclaimed author of Cold Mountain and Thirteen Moons, returns with a dazzling novel set in small-town North Carolina in the early 1960s.

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Heat Rises

By: Richard Castle

In the third book of the New York Times bestselling Nikki Heat series, following HEAT WAVE and NAKED HEAT, Richard Castle's new thrilling mystery continues the story of NYPD Homicide Detective,

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The Swerve

By: Stephen Greenblatt

Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Breach

Platform: Xbox Live Arcade, Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter, tactical shooter

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Angry Birds Rio

Platform: iOS, Android, OS X, Windows, Symbian OS, webOS, BlackBerry Tablet OS, Windows Phone

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Rovio Entertainment

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Asphalt 3D

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Racing

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Batman: Arkham City Lockdown

Batman: Arkham City Lockdown

Platform: iOS, Android

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Blueprint 3D

Blueprint 3D

Platform: iOS

Genre: Puzzle video game

Publisher: FDG Entertainment


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