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Tuesday 17 June 2003

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of June people in US were listening to 21 Questions by 50 Cent. In UK Bring Me To Life by Evanescence was in the top 5 hits. Hulk, directed by Ang Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while Charlie Wilson'S War by George Crile was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Boarding House: North Shore. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cabela's Deer Hunt: 2004 Season or Drake of the 99 Dragons.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Ang Lee

Starring: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott

Country: United States

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2 Fast 2 Furious

Directed by: John Singleton

Starring: Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Cole Hauser

Country: United States

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The Italian Job

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton

Country: United States

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Finding Nemo

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould

Country: United States

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Wrong Turn

Directed by: Rob Schmidt

Starring: Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto, Emmanuelle Chriqui

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Boarding House: North Shore

Starring: Holly Beck

Country: United States

The Brendan Leonard Show

Written by: Brendan Leonard

Starring: Cathy Leonard, Margarita Leonard, Jack Leonard, Mike Leonard

Country: United States

Todo sobre Camila

Starring: Scarlet Ortiz, Segundo Cernadas, Yvonne Frayssinet, Mariella Trejos

Country: Peru

Most Extreme Elimination Challenge

Starring: Victor Wilson, Christopher Darga, John Cervenka, Mary Scheer

Country: United States

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Keuringsdienst van Waarde

Starring: Maurice Dekkers, Wouter Klootwijk, Roland Duong, C. Nijkamp

Country: Netherlands

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 2003 ?

  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
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  • United States troops shoot dead two former Iraqi soldiers who were protesting that they had not been paid since their country was occupied.
  • Following an international outrcy, the Romanian government retracts an official statement that no holocaust occurred on its territory during the Second World War.
  • Linus Torvalds announces that he will take a leave of absence from his job at Transmeta to work full-time at OSDL on the Linux kernel.
  • Same-sex marriage in Canada: The Canadian government announces that it will not appeal the Ontario appeals court ruling that permitted same-sex marriage. Instead, Prime Minister Jean Chrétien indicates that his government will introduce legislation to change the definition of marriage but protect the rights of churches to decide which marriages they will solemnize.
  • The ''New York Times'' reports about allegations of severe child abuse within the ''Tranquility Bay'' correctional facility for unruly children, run by the Utah-based World Wide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools.

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What news were making the headlines those days in June 2003?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hillary Clinton: In Her Own Words -- June 16, 2003
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9941
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.714


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

Charlie Wilson'S War

By: George Crile

It's common knowledge that the U.S. armed the Afghans in their fight against the Soviet Union, but until now, the fact that this was possibly the biggest, meanest covert operation in

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A Patriot'S Handbook

By: Caroline Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy shares an inspiring collection of patriotic poems, song lyrics, historical documents, and speeches. The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was a blockbuster success, remaining on the New York

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By: Michael Lewis

Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael

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The Guardian

By: Nicholas Sparks

The riveting New York Times bestselling tale of romance and suspense with an "edge-of-your-seat conclusion" (Booklist)Julie Barenson's young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died - a Great Dane puppy named Singer and the promise that he would ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Windows 98, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Blu-ray, DVD

Genre: Visual novel, Eroge

Publisher: Ciel (PC) Pionesoft (DC, PS2)

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CTU: Marine Sharpshooter

Platform: Windows, iOS

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Groove Games

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Dokapon DX

Platform: GameCube, PlayStation 2

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Asmik Ace Entertainment

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Cabela's Deer Hunt: 2004 Season

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision

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Drake of the 99 Dragons

Drake of the 99 Dragons

Platform: Xbox, Windows

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Majesco Entertainment

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