Wednesday 17 August 2011
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 17, 2011). The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO.
Courageous, directed by Alex Kendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Those Guys Have All The Fun by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Black Dynamite.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien Zombie Megadeath or Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 17 August 2011
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Which were the important events of 17 August 2011 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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- A rocket is fired into the compound of the President of Afghanistan in Kabul. (AP via Salon)
- Workers at the Polish Przewozy Regionalne passenger rail network commence a 24-hour strike. (RIA Novosti)
- Verizon Communications says that striking workers who do not return to work by the end of August will lose medical, prescription drug, and related benefits. (Bloomberg)
- The price of gold reaches a new record after the President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez announces plans to nationalize the Venezuelan gold industry. (Dow Jones via ''The Australian'')
- The ''Financial Times'' reports that sources ampquotfamiliar with the situationampquot say Liberty Media is losing interest in a purchase of Barnes Noble, due to financing constraints. (''Financial Times'')
- The Special Tribunal for Lebanon publishes an indictment against Hezbollah members accused in the 2005 assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. (''The Telegraph'')
- A lawyer claims that 25,000 South Koreans will be suing Apple Inc. in relation to alleged privacy breaches in relation to collection of iPhone location addresses. (AP via MSNBC)
- Three sexual assault cases are lodged against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami. (''Miami Herald'')
- A Toronto Imam is charged in relation to alleged sexual assaults and death threats committed against five victims over the course of three years. (''Toronto Star'')
- A fourth man is charged with murder following the deaths of three men hit by a car in Birmingham, UK, during recent rioting which spread across England. (BBC)
- Vasyl Dzharty, the Prime Minister of Crimea, an autonomous region of Ukraine, dies in office. (''Kyiv Post'')
- Singapore's Presidential Elections Committee approves four presidential candidates for the presidential election on August 27: Tony Tan Keng Yam, Tan Cheng Bock, Tan Kin Lian and Tan Jee Say. (''Wall Street Journal'')
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Sport Games on 17 August 2011
ChampionshipFootball (United Kingdom)
- Blackpool - Derby : 0 - 1
- Cardiff - Brighton : 1 - 3
- Leicester - Bristol City : 1 - 2
- Millwall - Peterboro : 2 - 2
Planetary positions on this day
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2011 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 R&B songs
- I'm On One - DJ Khaled Featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
- Motivation - Kelly Rowland Featuring Lil Wayne
- Sure Thing - Miguel
- How To Love - Lil Wayne
- She Ain't You - Chris Brown
- My Last - Big Sean Featuring Chris Brown
- Nicki Minaj - Super Bass
- Unusual - Trey Songz Featuring Drake
- Beyonce - Best Thing I Never Had
- Quickie - Miguel
Top #10 Latin songs
- Give Me Everything - Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
- Taboo - Don Omar
- Amor Clandestino - Mana
- You - Romeo Santos
- Di Que Regresaras - La Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga
- Te Amo y Te Amo - La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas
- Ven A Bailar - Jennifer Lopez Featuring Pitbull
- Olvidame - Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
- Cuanto Me Cuesta - La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
- Donde Estas Presumida - Chuy Lizarraga y Su Banda Tierra Sinaloense
Top #10 Rock songs
- The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Walk - Foo Fighters
- Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
- Country Song - Seether
- Rope - Foo Fighters
- Coldplay - Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
- So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold
- Lowlife - Theory Of A Deadman
- Not Again - Staind
- Up All Night - Blink-182
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
Stock Markets and Exchange Rates
- Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $38.77
- Union Pacific UNP: opens at $92.05
- United Technologies UTX: opens at $72.75
- HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $31.98
- 1 CHF = 8.0846 CNY
- 1 CAD = 6.5162 CNY
- 1 CAD = 0.8054 CHF
- 1 AUD = 6.731 CNY
Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?