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Wednesday 16 July 2008

It was Wednesday, 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 Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Yogscast. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spider-Man: Web of Shadows or Armored Brigade.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 16 July 2008 ?

  • Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
  • Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jo Stafford: American singer of traditional pop music (Born 1917).
  • A train crash near Marsa Matrouh in northern Egypt kills at least 42 people with 40 more injured. (Reuters)
  • Former Yukos chief Mikhail Khodorkovsky applies for parole in a bid to challenge Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to follow through on promises to build an independent judiciary, his lawyers said. (AP via Google News)
  • A large transport strike enters into its third day on the island of Malta, bringing the island to a halt with the blockage of several roads. Bus drivers even attempted to break into the Prime Minister's office. (Bloomberg)
  • The Sri Lankan military claims to have captured a major coastal town in the Northern district of Mannar from the Tamil Tigers. (BBC News)
  • Hezbollah transfers the bodies of captured Israeli soldiers, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, in exchange for the Lebanese convicted murderer Samir Kuntar, four other Hezbollah militants captured by Israel during the 2006 Lebanon War (Khaled Zidan, Maher Kurani, Mohammed Sarur and Hussein Suleiman), and the bodies of 200 Lebanese and Palestinians. (AFP via Google News)

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What news were making the headlines those days in July 2008?

  • 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 Story of Edgar Sawtelle

By: David Wroblewski

The extraordinary debut novel that became a modern classicBorn mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin.

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By: James Patterson, Howard Roughan

THE SIZZLING #1 BESTSELLER #1 New York Times #1 Chicago Tribune#1 Washington Post #1 Wall Street Journal#1 USA Today #1 NewsdayAmerica's #1 bestselling thriller writer, James Patterson presents his most suspenseful, explosive tale ever.

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When You Are Engulfed in Flames

By: David Sedaris

"David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art," (The Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book. Trying

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Big Russ And Me

By: Tim Russert

Over the last two decades, before his death in 2008 at the age of 58, Tim Russert had become one of the most trusted and admired figures in American television journalism.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Tetris Party

Platform: WiiWare, DSiWare, Nintendo DS, Wii

Genre: Puzzle

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Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

Platform: Microsoft Windows Nintendo DS PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 PlayStation Portable Wii Xbox 360

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Activision

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Age of Booty

Platform: Cloud (OnLive); Microsoft Windows; PlayStation 3; Xbox 360

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Capcom

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Armored Brigade

Armored Brigade

Platform: Windows

Genre: Real-time tactics

Buzz!: The Pop Quiz

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Party

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

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