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Saturday 17 May 2008

It was Saturday, 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 Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Whole Truth by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Great Performances. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 19420: Joint Strike or Commando: Steel Disaster.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf

Country: United States

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What Happens in Vegas

Directed by: Tom Vaughan

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry

Country: United States

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Iron Man

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard

Country: United States

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Let the Right One In

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

Starring: Kre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar

Country: United States

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

Starring: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Great Performances

Written by: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban

Starring: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Country: United States

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Blue World

Starring: Jonathan Bird, Art Cohen

Country: United States

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NOFX Backstage Passport

Country: United States

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Dorm Life

Starring: Jim Brandon, Jack De Sena, Pancho Morris, Jordan Riggs

Country: United States

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Life in Cold Blood

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 2008 ?

  • 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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  • In Baltimore, Maryland, USA, the 133rd running of the Preakness Stakes is held. The undefeated 3-year-old Big Brown wins by 5 1/4 lengths, ridden by Kent Desormeaux.
  • Sri Lankan troops capture the town of Palampiddi Junction from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam killing at least 34 rebel troops. (Bloomberg)
  • More than 3,000 people are evacuated from Lafayette, Louisiana, after two of six derailed train cars start leaking hydrochloric acid. (AP via the Guardian)
  • The President of the United States George W. Bush states that a Palestinian state can be ampquotdefinedampquot by the end of his Presidency including the issue of borders and right to resettlement. (Bloomberg)
  • An assassination threat delays the return of Morgan Tsvangarai to Zimbabwe to contest a runoff election to decide the presidential election. (The Guardian)

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Sport Games on 17 May 2008

Serie A
Italian Football
  • Sampdoria - Juventus : 3 - 3
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bayern Munich - Hertha : 4 - 1
  • Bochum - Hansa Rostock : 1 - 2
  • Dortmund - Wolfsburg : 2 - 4
  • Ein Frankfurt - Duisburg : 4 - 2
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La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Murcia - Barcelona : 3 - 5
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La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Ferrol - Tenerife : 0 - 0
  • Las Palmas - Poli Ejido : 2 - 1
  • Sociedad - Granada 74 : 3 - 1
  • Sp Gijon - Salamanca : 0 - 0
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What news were making the headlines those days in May 2008?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.991
  • Time: Covers of The Most Influential People in The World. Design for TIME by Chip Kidd
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10943


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

The Whole Truth

By: David Baldacci

"Dick, I need a war." Nicolas Creel is a man on a mission. He heads up the world's largest defense contractor, The Ares Corporation. Dick Pender is the man Creel retains to "perception manage" his company to even more riches ...

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A Plague Of Doves

By: Louise Erdrich

The unsolved murder of a farm family still haunts the white small town of Pluto, North Dakota, generations after the vengeance exacted and the distortions of fact transformed the lives of

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Ladies Of Liberty

By: Cokie Roberts

In this eye-opening companion volume to her acclaimed history Founding Mothers, number-one New York Times bestselling author and renowned political commentator Cokie Roberts brings to life the extraordinary accomplishments of women

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Unaccustomed Earth

By: Jhumpa Lahiri

These eight stories by beloved and bestselling author Jhumpa Lahiri take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand, as they explore the secrets at the heart of

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

19420: Joint Strike

19420: Joint Strike

Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: Capcom

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428: Fūsa Sareta Shibuya de

Platform: Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable,[1] iOS, Android

Genre: Adventure game Visual novel

Publisher: Sega (Wii) Spike (PS3/PSP/iOS)

Away: Shuffle Dungeon

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Action role-playing

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Commando: Steel Disaster

Commando: Steel Disaster

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: run and gun video game

Publisher: Lexicon Entertainment, XS Games

The Continuum

Platform: Adobe Flash based

Genre: RPG/Strategy

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