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Tuesday 15 July 2008

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry. The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Last Oracle by James Rollins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Yogscast. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bang Attack or Left 4 Dead.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Dark Knight

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart

Country: United States

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Directed by: Peter Berg

Starring: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Andrew Stanton

Starring: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin

Country: United States

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Get Smart

Directed by: Peter Segal

Starring: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Arkin

Country: United States

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Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov

Starring: Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Earth: The Power of the Planet

Starring: Iain Stewart

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Moon Machines

Starring: Robert Seamans, Wernher von Braun, John F. Kennedy, Frank Borman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?

Starring: Ashly Burch, Anthony Burch, David Burch

Country: United States

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Great Performances

Written by: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban

Starring: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Country: United States

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Blue World

Starring: Jonathan Bird, Art Cohen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 July 2008 ?

  • Saint Vladimir the Great's day (Eastern Orthodox; Roman Catholic)
  • Confuflux (Discordianism)
  • Saint Swithun's feast day (Anglican Church)
  • Japan - Third day of Obon feast period
  • Palermo, Sicily - Festival of Santa Rosalia
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Famous Deaths:
  • Gyorgy Kolonics: Hungarian canoeist (Born 1972).
  • Karl Unterkircher: Italian-born mountain climber and guide, he was born in the Tyrol in the Dolomites where he found climbing fascinating even as a young man.
  • The American League takes a 4-3 victory over the National League in the 79th All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium in New York. The 15th inning game was the longest-ever All-Star game, lasting four hours and 50 minutes.
  • 18 people are injured after a funfair ride composed of a spinning arm with a compartment at one end which carries passengers collapses at the Liseberg theme park Gothenburg, Sweden. (AP via Google News)
  • General Motors announces plans to suspend its dividend, sell off assets and cut 20% off salaried costs in a response to slumping car sales. (CNNMoney)
  • A videotape of an interrogation of terrorism suspect Omar Khadr by Canadian officials at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp is released publicly. (''The New York Times'')
  • A suicide bomber at an Iraqi Army base near Baquba kills at least 35 people and injures another 55. (''The New York Times'')

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  • Time: Illustration of Mark Twain
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10982
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1001


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

The Last Oracle

By: James Rollins

In Washington, D.C., a homeless man takes an assassin's bullet and dies in Commander Gray Pierce's arms. A bloody coin clutched in the dead man's hand--an ancient relic that can be

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Are You There

By: Chelsea Handler

When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power—vodka. Seems reasonable, when considering that she discovered her boyfriend was having an affair

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What Happened

By: Scott McClellan

In this refreshingly clear-eyed book, written with no agenda other than to record his experiences and insights for the benefit of history, McClellan provides a unique perspective on what happened and

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Nothing To Lose

By: Lee Child

Two small towns in the middle of nowhere: Hope and Despair. Between them, nothing but twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher can’t find a ride, so he walks.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bang Attack

Bang Attack

Platform: Wii (WiiWare)

Genre: Puzzle game



Platform: Adobe Flash, Windows/Mac OS X (Steam), iOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Puzzle, strategy

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Platform-adventure

Publisher: Konami

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Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Point-and-Click

Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios

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Left 4 Dead

Genre: First-person shooter, Survival horror

Publisher: Valve Corporation Electronic Arts (retail)

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