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It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of March people in US were listening to So Sick by Ne-Yo. In UK It's Chico Time by Chico was in the top 5 hits. Inside Man, directed by Spike Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Assault Heroes or AMF Xtreme Bowling 2006.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Inside Man

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster

Country: United States

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She's the Man

Directed by: Andy Fickman

Starring: Amanda Bynes, Laura Ramsey, Channing Tatum

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Lasseter

Starring: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman

Country: United States

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Alpha Dog

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Anton Yelchin

Country: United States

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Little Miss Sunshine

Directed by: Jonathan Dayton

Starring: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman

Starring: Marc Wootton, Patrick Stewart

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Doctor Who

Written by: Sydney Newman

Starring: David Tennant, Matt Smith, Billie Piper, Jenna Coleman

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Starring: Charlie Brooker, Al Campbell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Chaser's War on Everything

Starring: Julian Morrow, Andrew Hansen, Chris Taylor, Chas Licciardello

Country: Australia

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Pure Laine

Starring: Didier Lucien, Macha Limonchik, Mélodie Lapierre, Pascale Montpetit

Country: Canada

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 March 2006 ?

  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
  • Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Oleg Cassini: French fashion designer and bon vivant with jet-set clientele.
  • Bob Blue: American singer/songwriter (Born 1948).
  • Bob Papenbrook: American voice actor (Born 1955).
  • Ray Meyer: American basketball player and coach (d. 2006).
  • The United States strikes its two remaining Iowa-class battleships from the Naval Vessel Register, ending the age of the battleship.

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Sport Games on 17 March 2006

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Standard - Genk : 1 - 0
  • Waregem - Lierse : 0 - 1
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Aachen - Dresden : 2 - 0
  • Burghausen - Greuther Furth : 2 - 2
  • Siegen - Offenbach : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 17 March 2006
Division 2
Football (France)
  • Clermont - Valenciennes : 1 - 2
  • Dijon - Gueugnon : 3 - 0
  • Grenoble - Caen : 0 - 2
  • Guingamp - Brest : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 17 March 2006
League 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Swansea - Brentford : 2 - 1
  • Tranmere - Walsall : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of 17 March 2006

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What news were making the headlines those days in March 2006?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.868
  • Time: 9,400-year-old Kennewick Man
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10294


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

The World Is Flat

By: Thomas L. Friedman

A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller"One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr.

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Devil in Winter

By: Lisa Kleypas

"I'm Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent. I can't be celibate. Everyone knows that."Desperate to escape her scheming relatives, Evangeline Jenner has sought the help of the most infamous scoundrel in London.A

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The Two Minute Rule

By: Robert Crais

Max Holman knew the two minute rule: Get in, get the cash, and get out. But in one moment of weakness he botched a bank job and went away for a

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The Templar Legacy

By: Steve Berry

The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes . . . until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Assault Heroes

Platform: Xbox 360 (XBLA) Windows PlayStation 3 (PSN)

Genre: Top-down shooter

Publisher: Sierra Online, Konami (PSN)

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Deal or No Deal

Platform: DVD player, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Wii, Windows

Genre: Trivia

Publisher: Mindscape (EU, PC/NDS) DSI Games (NA, NDS/GBA) Imagination Entertainment (DVD) Global Star Software (NA, PC) Zoo Games (Wii)

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AMF Xtreme Bowling 2006

AMF Xtreme Bowling 2006

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Bowling

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks (NA) Blast Entertainment (EU)

Auto Assault

Platform: Windows

Genre: Action MMOG

Publisher: NCSOFT

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The Axys Adventures: Truth Seeker

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Adventure

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