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Friday 16 March 2012

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to We Are Young by Fun.. 21 Jump Street, directed by Phil Lord, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012 while The Paris Wife by Paula McLain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Banking Bad. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Angry Birds Star Wars or Crashmo.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

21 Jump Street

Directed by: Phil Lord

Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

Country: United States

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The Hunger Games

Directed by: Gary Ross

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Country: United States

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God Bless America

Directed by: Bobcat Goldthwait

Starring: Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr, Mackenzie Brooke Smith

Country: United States

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The Cabin in the Woods

Directed by: Drew Goddard

Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison

Country: United States

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The Babymakers

Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar

Starring: Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn, Kevin Heffernan

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Banking Bad

Starring: DeVeau Dunn, Mark Serritella, Paula A. Ramirez, Nicholas George

Country: United States

Social Path

Starring: John Anthony Davis, J.D. Hart, Tommy Barnes

Country: United States


Starring: Narek Margaryan, Sergey Sargsyan, Vahagn Tevosyan, Mher Khachatryan

Country: Armenia


Starring: Ellis Emmett, Scott Wilson

Country: Canada

The Lyons Den

Written by: Karlton T. Clay

Starring: Shantelle Wheeler, Reishal Monique, Victoria Wilson, Sam Evans

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 March 2012 ?

  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
  • Saint Benedicta (+1260)
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  • 2011–2012 Syrian uprising: Protests referred to by activists as ampquotThe Friday for International Military Interventionampquot spread from the northern city of Aleppo to the central regions of Hama and Homs, and southern province of Daraa. (Al Jazeera)
  • Afghanistan:
  • At least ten people, including a woman and two children, are killed after a Turkish NATO helicopter crashes into a house on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul. (Al Jazeera)
  • United States Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is identified as the suspect in the Kandahar massacre. (''New York Times'')
  • American actor George Clooney is arrested at a protest outside the Embassy of Sudan in Washington, D.C. together with Nick Clooney, Martin Luther King III, NAACP President Ben Jealous and several congressmen. (BBC)

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Sport Games on 16 March 2012

Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Hoffenheim - Stuttgart : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of 16 March 2012
Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Aachen - Union Berlin : 1 - 3
  • Braunschweig - Frankfurt FSV : 0 - 0
  • Ein Frankfurt - Dresden : 3 - 0
See all Football game results of 16 March 2012
La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Villarreal B - Cordoba : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 16 March 2012
Division 2
Football (France)
  • Arles - Laval : 1 - 0
  • Bastia - Amiens : 2 - 1
  • Chateauroux - Le Havre : 1 - 0
  • Clermont - Istres : 2 - 2
See all Football game results of 16 March 2012

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What news were making the headlines those days in March 2012?

  • Time: Portraits of Latino voters.
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1196
  • Esquire


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

The Paris Wife

By: Paula McLain

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.

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By: Laura Hillenbrand

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.In

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Celebrity In Death

By: J. D. Robb

#1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb knows that some roles are to die for… Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no party girl, but she’s managing to have a reasonably

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Killing Lincoln

By: Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'ReillyThe anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Angry Birds Star Wars

Platform: Android, iOS, BlackBerry 10,[1] Windows Phone, Microsoft Windows, Windows 8, OS X, Facebook, BlackBerry Tablet OS, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii, Wii U, Ninte

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Rovio Entertainment (in conjunction with LucasArts), Activision (PS3/PS4/Vita/X360/Xbox One/Wii/Wii U/3DS)

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Platform: Windows, OS X, Xbox Live Indie Games

Genre: Platform game

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Bravely Default

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: JP Square Enix; INT Nintendo

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Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Nintendo

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Platform: Microsoft Windows OS X Linux Xbox 360 PlayStation 3

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Valve Corporation

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