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Wednesday 15 August 2007

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston. In UK The Way I Are by Timbaland featuring Doe & Keri Hilson was in the top 5 hits. 3:10 to Yuma, directed by James Mangold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007 while The Assault On Reason by Al Gore was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Monkey Life. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chocolatier or Arena Football: Road to Glory.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

3:10 to Yuma

Directed by: James Mangold

Starring: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Ben Foster

Country: United States

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Directed by: Greg Mottola

Starring: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Country: United States

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Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Starring: Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller

Country: United States

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The Bourne Ultimatum

Directed by: Paul Greengrass

Starring: Matt Damon, dgar Ramrez, Joan Allen

Country: United States

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The Story of the Kelly Gang

Directed by: Charles Tait

Starring: Elizabeth Tait, John Tait, Norman Campbell

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Mad Men

Written by: Matthew Weiner

Starring: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Country: United States

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Flight of the Conchords

Written by: James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie

Starring: Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby, Kristen Schaal

Country: United States

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The Universe

Starring: Erik Thompson

Country: United States

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Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe

Starring: Art Wolfe

Country: United States

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Mist: Sheepdog Tales

Starring: Derek Jacobi, Mel Giedroyc, Paul Litchfield, Gillian Hanna

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 2007 ?

  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Shares in large American mortgage lender Countrywide Financial fall 13 percent, following a stock analyst's rating switch from buy to sell.
  • An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru killing 514 and injuring 1,090.
  • Governments, companies, and non-profit organizations around the world have been editing Wikipedia to hide criticism and push a point of view. The previously anonymous edits can now be tracked to their source using the Wikipedia Scanner. (BBC)
  • Hurricane Flossie passes Hawaii causing some damage but not as much as feared. It has deteriorated to a tropical storm and should cause no further damage. (Hawaii Reporter)
  • A hurricane watch is issued for a portion of the Lesser Antilles including St. Lucia and Martinique due to the prospects of Tropical Storm Dean becoming a hurricane. (ABC News WLOS)

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Sport Games on 15 August 2007

Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Bordeaux - Le Mans : 1 - 2
  • Lille - Sochaux : 1 - 1
  • Monaco - Metz : 2 - 0
  • Paris SG - Lorient : 1 - 3
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Football (United Kingdom)
  • Aldershot - Torquay : 0 - 3
  • Grays - Woking : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 15 August 2007
Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Birmingham - Sunderland : 2 - 2
  • Fulham - Bolton : 2 - 1
  • Man City - Derby : 1 - 0
  • Portsmouth - Man United : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 15 August 2007

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

The Assault On Reason

By: Al Gore

A visionary analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith has combined with the degration of the public sphere to create an environment dangerously hostile to reason

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One Of Our Thursdays Is Missing

By: Jasper Fforde

The New York Times bestseller and the wildly inventive sixth installment of a series that has more than one million copies (and counting) in print.

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A Thousand Splendid Suns

By: Khaled Hosseini

Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, ...

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God Is Not Great

By: Christopher Hitchens

In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's recent bestseller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Call of Duty: Roads to Victory

Platform: PlayStation Portable PlayStation Vita

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, Nintendo DS

Genre: Business simulation, action

Publisher: PlayFirst

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS

Genre: Third-person action-adventure game

Publisher: 2K Games

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Arena Football: Road to Glory

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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