Thursday February 17, 2005

US date format: 2/17/2005, UK date format: 17/2/2005

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 17, 2005). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Let Me Love You by Mario. In UK Like Toy Soldiers by Eminem was in the top 5 hits. One More Round, directed by Stephen C. Sepher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005 while Collapse by Jared Diamond was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mario Superstar Baseball or Project Gotham Racing 3.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 17, 2005?


Holidays

  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
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Events

  • A car bomb explodes in southern Thailand near the Marina Hotel in Sungai Kolok, a popular tourist town close to the Malaysian border. Five people are killed and more than 40 injured. The car bomb is believed to be the first to explode in the Muslim-dominated region. (Yahoo!) (Boston Globe) (BBC)
  • Irish police arrest four people in Cork and three in Dublin in raids concentrating on the financing of the Provisional IRA. Over 2.3 million pounds sterling were seized in Cork, and £60,000 in Northern Bank notes believed to be from the £26.5 million robbery in Belfast just before Christmas. Reportedly, among the people arrested are former Sinn Féin councillor Tom Hanlon and someone working in the banking industry. (RTE) (BBC) (Scotsman).
  • Japan's Chubu Centrair International Airport opens on Ise Bay, south of Nagoya. Built on an artificial island, the airport is Japan's third largest international passenger airport, and is intended to replace nearby Nagoya Airport. (Daily Yomiuri) (Kyodo News)
  • The European Union introduces new laws that increase the rights of air passengers so that they receive higher compensation for overbooking, delays and cancellation of flights. (BBC) (Forbes) (Bloomberg)
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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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One More Round

One More Round

Directed by: Stephen C. Sepher

Starring: Tony Amendola, Lisa Arturo, Jenna Bailey, James Black

Bewafaa

Bewafaa

Directed by: Dharmesh Darshan

Starring: Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Sushmita Sen

Tryst

Tryst

Directed by: John Ashmore

Starring: Chris Ferry, Natalia McLennan, Marc Forget

Paradise Now

Paradise Now

Directed by: Hany Abu-Assad

Starring: Kais Nashif, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal, Hamza Abu-Aiaash

The Beat That My Heart Skipped

The Beat That My Heart Skipped

Directed by: Jacques Audiard

Starring: Romain Duris, Aure Atika, Emmanuelle Devos, Niels Arestrup

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of February 17, 2005?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Let Me Love Youyoutube
  2. - Lovers And Friends
  3. - How We Do
  4. - Soldier
  5. - Disco Inferno
  6. - Bring Em Out
  7. - 1, 2 Step
  8. - Truth Is
  9. - Some Cut
  10. - Drop It Like It's Hot

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall

Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall

Tilt

Tilt

Directed by: Kasra Farahani

Fungus the Bogeyman

Fungus the Bogeyman

Directed by: Stuart Orme

In Good Company

In Good Company

Directed by: Paul Weitz

Le cheval artiste

Le cheval artiste

Days to next February 17

If February 17, 2005 is your birthday you're 15 years, 7 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in February 2005?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Blink

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In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within.

State of Fear by Michael Crichton

State of Fear

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In Tokyo, in Los Angeles, in Antarctica, in the Solomon Islands . . . an intelligence agent races to put all the pieces together to prevent a global catastrophe.

Conviction by Richard North Patterson

Conviction

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When the body of nine-year old Thuy Sen is found in the San Francisco Bay, the police quickly charge Rennell and Payton Price with her grisly murder.

The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

The Five People You Meet In Heaven

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A specially produced paperback edition--with flaps--of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller, that has sold more than six million copies in hardcover Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at …

Dear Senator by Essie Mae Washington-Williams and William Stadiem

Dear Senator

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Breaking nearly eight decades of silence, Essie Mae Washington–Williams comes forward with a story of unique historical magnitude and incredible human drama.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Altered Beast (2005 video game)

Altered Beast (2005 video game)

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Beat 'em up, action-adventure

Publisher: Sega

Atomic Battle Dragons

Atomic Battle Dragons

Platform: Windows Pocket PC

Genre: Jousting/Joust remake

Mario Superstar Baseball

Mario Superstar Baseball

Platform: GameCube

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Nintendo

Project Gotham Racing 3

Project Gotham Racing 3

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Conker: Live & Reloaded

Conker: Live & Reloaded

Platform: Xbox

Genre: Action, platforming, third-person shooter

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $58.70
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $90.65
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $25.71
  • General Electric GE: opens at $36.13
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $94.50

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 105.51 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.2295 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.1842 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 137.88 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6899 GBP

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