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Wednesday 19 August 2009

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas. Inglourious Basterds, directed by Quentin Tarantino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009 while The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching MacKenzie Falls. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Batman: Arkham Asylum or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Inglourious Basterds

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth

Country: United States

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District 9

Directed by: Neill Blomkamp

Starring: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope

Country: United States

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans

Country: United States

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Julie & Julia

Directed by: Nora Ephron

Starring: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

MacKenzie Falls

Starring: Will Georges, Leslie-Anne Huff, Ashley Jackson, DeVaughn Nixon

Country: United States

Somethin' Suave' Theater

Starring: Tim Caldwell, Iabou Windimere, Sheila Mudd Baker, Aaron Elsaesser

Country: United States

The WiseGuys

Starring: J. Anthony McCarthy, Steve Sabo

Country: United States

SMBC Theater

Starring: James Ashby, John-Paul Nickel, Zach Weiner, Jon M. Brence

Country: United States

Video Games AWESOME!

Written by: Fraser Agar

Starring: Fraser Agar, Ben Taylor, Becky Blow, Baby Hank

Country: Canada

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 August 2009 ?

  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
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Famous Deaths:
  • Don Hewitt: television news producer & director; creator of 60 Minutes (Born 1922).
  • A series of bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kills 101 and injures 565 others.
  • Seven car bombs are detonated in Baghdad, killing at least 95, and wounding nearly 600. (The Times)
  • Sierra Leone's annual rains kill 15 people and displace hundreds of others. (IOL)
  • The United States and Switzerland sign an agreement designed to end a tax evasion dispute surrounding UBS U.S. customers. (BBC)
  • Spanish police capture two suspected members, Aitzol Etxaburu and Andoni Sarasola, of the Basque-region separatist group ETA. (CNN)

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Sport Games on 19 August 2009

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Newcastle - Sheffield Weds : 1 - 0
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League 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Chesterfield - Notts County : 2 - 1
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Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Birmingham - Portsmouth : 1 - 0
  • Burnley - Man United : 1 - 0
  • Hull - Tottenham : 1 - 5
  • Liverpool - Stoke : 4 - 0
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Accidental Billionaires

By: Ben Mezrich

NATIONAL BESTSELLER“The Social Network, the much anticipated movie…adapted from Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires.” —The New York TimesBest friends Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg had spent many lonely nights looking

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That Old Cape Magic

By: Richard Russo

For Griffin, all paths, all memories, converge at Cape Cod. The Cape is where he took his childhood summer vacations, where he and his wife, Joy, honeymooned, where they decided he’d leave his LA screenwriting job to become a college ...

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Our Lady Of Guadalupe

By: Carl A. Anderson and Eduardo Chávez

Nearly a decade after Spain's conquest of Mexico, the future of Christianity on the American continent was very much in doubt.

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The Traffickers

By: W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV

Philadelphia Homicide Sergeant Matthew Payne is paired with a Texas Ranger to bring down a murderer with Mexican cartel connections. The odd couple of the Philly cop and the Texas lawman

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

AC-130: Operation Devastation

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: ValuSoft

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Batman: Arkham Asylum

Platform: PlayStation 3; Xbox 360; Microsoft Windows; OS X; PlayStation 4; Xbox One

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Eidos Interactive Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Chocolatier: Decadence by Design

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, iOS

Genre: Business simulation, strategy

Publisher: PlayFirst

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101-in-1 Party Megamix

Platform: Wii, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS

Genre: Party

Publisher: Atlus (US) Nordcurrent (EU)

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