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Monday 17 May 2004

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Burn by Usher. In UK F**k It (I Don't Want You Back) by Eamon was in the top 5 hits. The Day After Tomorrow, directed by Roland Emmerich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004 while The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Detective Conan. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bejeweled 2 or Far Cry.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Day After Tomorrow

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum

Country: United States

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The Notebook

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams

Country: United States

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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Directed by: Danny Leiner

Starring: John Cho, Kal Penn, Ethan Embry

Country: United States

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Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom

Country: United States

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Juve Against Fantomas

Directed by: Louis Feuillade

Starring: Ren Navarre, Georges Melchior, Rene Carl

Country: United States

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Written by: Jed Mercurio

Starring: Tamzin Malleson, Max Beesley, Keith Allen, Patrick Baladi

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Derren Brown: Trick of the Mind

Starring: Derren Brown

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Written by: David Milch

Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif

Country: United States

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Starring: Janeane Garofalo, Joan Jett

Country: United States

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Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

Starring: Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Matthew Holness, Alice Lowe

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 2004 ?

  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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  • Massachusetts legalizes same-sex marriage in compliance with a ruling from the state's Supreme Judicial Court (Goodridge v. Department of Public Health).

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What news were making the headlines those days in May 2004?

  • Time: Illustration depicts a hooded Iraqi prisoner
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9988
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.765


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

The Jane Austen Book Club

By: Karen Joy Fowler

In California’s central valley, five women and one man join to discuss Jane Austen’s novels. Over the six months they get together, marriages are tested, affairs begin,unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love

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The Da Vinci Code

By: Dan Brown

PREMIUM MASS MARKET EDITION #1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 80 Million Copies Sold As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other.

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By: Jonathan Kellerman

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Behind the yellow crime-scene tape, a brutal tableau awaits. On a lonely lovers’ lane in the hills of Los Angeles, a young couple lies murdered in

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The South Beach Diet

By: Arthur Agatston

For years, cardiologist Arthur Agatston, M.D., urged his patients to lose weight for the sake of their hearts, but every diet was too hard to follow or its restrictions were too harsh.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bejeweled 2

Platform: Windows Mac OS X Browser Flash PDA Palm OS Windows Mobile iOS Xbox 360 XBLA iPod PlayStation 3 PSN PlayStation Portable WiiWare Symbian^3 Android BlackBerry PlayBook

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: PopCap Games Sony Online Entertainment (PSN) Electronic Arts (Android)

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Cartoon Network: Block Party

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Arcade, party

Publisher: Majesco Sales

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World of Warcraft

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X

Genre: Massively multiplayer online role-playing

Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment

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Nicktoons Movin'

Platform: PS2

Genre: Action

Publisher: THQ

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Far Cry

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Ubisoft

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