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Wednesday 16 August 2006

US date format: 8/16/2006, UK date format: 16/8/2006

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 2006). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include D . In that special week of August people in US were listening to London Bridge by Fergie. In UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits. Invincible, directed by Ericson Core, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while Beach Road by James Patterson, Peter de Jonge was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bonk's Return or Star Wars: Empire at War.
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Directed by: Ericson Core

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Conway

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Directed by: Anees Bazmee

Starring: Govinda, Raveena Tandon, Mahima Chaudhry, Mohnish Bahl

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How to Eat Fried Worms

Directed by: Bob Dolman

Starring: Luke Benward, Hallie Eisenberg, Adam Hicks, Austin Rogers

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Satan's Playground

Directed by: Dante Tomaselli

Starring: Felissa Rose, Salvatore Paul Piro, Danny Lopes, Ellen Sandweiss

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Directed by: Clayton Jacobson

Starring: Shane Jacobson, Travis Golland, Chris Davis, Alf Scerri

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TV Series

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The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman

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Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

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Directed by: Peter O'Fallon

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Directed by: Claude d'Anna

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Drop Dead Gorgeous

Directed by: Philip Alderton

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Historical Events

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  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
  • D: Dancer.
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Famous Deaths:
  • John Mark Karr is arrested in Bangkok for the 1996 murder of U.S. child beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey. (MSNBC)
  • Terminal 18 of the Port of Seattle is evacuated after bomb-sniffing dogs indicate that at least one container recently taken off a ship may contain explosives. (Seattle Herald)
  • Javier Arellano Félix, leader of the Arrellano Félix drug cartel and brother of former FBI Ten Most Wanted listee Ramón Arellano Félix, is arrested by the United States Coast Guard in a boat in the Gulf of California off La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. (FoxNews.com)
  • A Russian border patrol boat fires on a Japanese crab fishing boat near Kaigara Island, part of the Kuril Islands. One fisherman is killed and three others detained by the Russian authorities. (AP)
  • The International Astronomical Union proposes a new definition for a planet to be voted on August 24 which would include Charon, Eris, and Ceres as planets. (BBC)

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2006 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Shoulder Lean - Young Dro Featuring T.I.
  2. Ne-Yo - Sexy Love
  3. Cassie - Me & U
  4. Pullin' Me Back - Chingy Featuring Tyrese
  5. Deja Vu - Beyonce Featuring Jay Z
  6. (When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me - Sean Paul Featuring Keyshia Cole
  7. Snap Yo Fingers - Lil Jon Featuring E-40 & Sean Paul Of The YoungBloodZ
  8. So What - Field Mob Featuring Ciara
  9. Yung Joc - It's Goin' Down
  10. LeToya - Torn
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Labios Compartidos - Mana
  2. Hips Don't Lie - Shakira Featuring Wyclef Jean
  3. Down - RKM & Ken-Y
  4. Angelito - Don Omar
  5. Caile - Tito "El Bambino" El Patron
  6. Joan Sebastian - Mas Alla Del Sol
  7. Estoy Con El Y Pienso En Ti - Anais
  8. La Botella - Mach & Daddy
  9. No, No, No - Thalia Featuring Anthony "Romeo" Santos
  10. Mariano Barba - Aliado Del Tiempo


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

Beach Road

By: James Patterson, Peter de Jonge

Montauk lawyer Tom Dunleavy's client list is woefully small - occasional real estate closings barely keep him in paper clips. When he is hired to defend a local man accused in a triple murder that has the East Hampton world …

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The Ruins

By: Scott Smith

Trapped in the Mexican jungle, a group of friends stumble upon a creeping horror unlike anything they could ever imagine.Two young couples are on a lazy Mexican vacation–sun-drenched days, drunken nights,

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By: Terry Goodkind

On the day she awoke remembering nothing but her name, Kahlan Amnell became the most dangerous woman alive. For everyone else, that was the day that the world began to end.As

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The Glass Books Of The Dream Eaters

By: Gordon Dahlquist

With translation rights sold in twenty-five countries, Gordon Dahlquist’s spectacular and extraordinary debut novel was one of the most-talked-about acquisitions of 2005.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bonk's Return

Bonk's Return

Platform: Mobile Phone

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Star Wars: Empire at War

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: LucasArts

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After Burner Climax

After Burner Climax

Platform: Arcade, Xbox 360 (XBLA), PlayStation 3 (PSN), iOS, Android

Genre: Combat flight simulator, shoot 'em up

Publisher: Sega

Bomberman: Act Zero

Bomberman: Act Zero

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami

3rd World Farmer

3rd World Farmer

Genre: Business Serious Games

Publisher: ArcadeTown, Newgrounds, Edmodo

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

News articles
3M Will Expand Buyback

By Bloomberg News. [..]

British Airport Operator Faulted for Not Hiring Temps

Critics said that because of BAA’s limited ability to pass any additional costs on to the airlines, it had no real incentive to spend money to hire more workers. [..]

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $62.63
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $82.60
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $61.25
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $34.20
Exchange Rates
  • 1 CAD = 1.0982 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.9442 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.8594 CAD
  • 1 GBP = 2.3313 CHF

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Walk the Line

Studio: DVD release

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Studio: VHS and DVD release, final

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Little Manhattan

Studio: DVD release

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Be Here to Love Me

Studio: DVD release

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The Constant Gardener

Studio: VHS and DVD release

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