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Thursday 20 August 2009

It was Thursday, 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. Fantomas, directed by Louis Feuillade, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009 while Swimsuit by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching MacKenzie Falls. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Codename: Panzers - Cold War or Capcom Platinum Hits Triple Pack.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Louis Feuillade

Starring: Ren Navarre, Georges Melchior, Rene Carl

Country: United States

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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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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 20 August 2009 ?

  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Larry Knechtel: American bass player and pianist (Bread and The Wrecking Crew) (d. 2009).
  • The US Mint releases the 2009 James Polk Presidential dollar to circulation.
  • A bicycle bomb explodes near a restaurant in Baghdad, killing two people. (Yahoo! news)
  • 18 prospectors are killed overnight in a diamond mine in Kasai province in central Democratic Republic of the Congo. (IOL)
  • A line of severe thunderstorms rolls through Ontario, Canada, spawns over 18 tornadoes in one day which has been declared to be the largest tornado outbreak in Canadian history, at least four F-2 tornadoes were confirmed, including one touching down in the town of Durham, Ontario, northwest of Toronto where at least one person was killed, and the other in a Toronto suburb of Vaughan, Ontario where over 600 homes were damaged or destroyed. (CTV)
  • Switzerland's president, Hans-Rudolf Merz, apologizes to the Libyan government for last year's arrest of a son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. (MSNBC)

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


By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

Syd, a breathtakingly beautiful supermodel on a photo shoot in Hawaii, disappears. Fearing the worst, her parents travel to Hawaii to investigate for themselves, never expecting the horror that awaits them.LA

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The Wilderness Warrior

By: Douglas Brinkley

"Douglas Brinkley brings to this magnificent story of Theodore Roosevelt's crusade on behalf of America's national parks the same qualities that made TR so fascinating a figure—an astonishing range of knowledge,

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By: Malcolm Gladwell

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful.

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The Girl Who Played With Fire

By: Stieg Larsson

Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé on social injustice, this second book in the Millennium series is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battle Poker

Platform: Wii (WiiWare), PlayStation Portable

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Left Field Productions

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Caucasus: Nanatsuki no Nie

Caucasus: Nanatsuki no Nie

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Eroge, visual novel

Publisher: Innocent Grey

Codename: Panzers - Cold War

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Atari

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Platform: Windows, iPhone, iPad

Genre: Puzzle

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Capcom Platinum Hits Triple Pack

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Capcom

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