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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 New Moon by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching MacKenzie Falls. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Canabalt or Bit.Trip Void.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

Film Riot

Starring: Ryan Connolly, Josh Connolly, Timmy Allen, Arris Quinones

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Fantomas

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 2009 ?

Holidays:
  • 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).
Facts:
  • 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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Books

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

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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New Moon

By: Stephenie Meyer

Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist.

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Twilight

By: Stephenie Meyer

Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn.

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Eclipse

By: Stephenie Meyer

Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour the paperback edition Eclipse, the third book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire love saga. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ball Fighter

Platform: Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Teyon

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Battlefield 1943

Platform: Xbox Live Arcade PlayStation Network

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Canabalt

Canabalt

Platform: Flash, iOS, Commodore 64, PlayStation Portable, Android, Ouya

Genre: Endless runner

Publisher: Semi-Secret Software (Flash/iOS) Beatshapers (PSP) Kittehface Software (Android/Ouya)

Crush the Castle

Crush the Castle

Platform: PC, Mac, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android

Genre: Action

Publisher: Armor Games

Bit.Trip Void

Platform: Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Bullet hell, Rhythm

Publisher: Aksys Games (WiiWare) Gaijin Games (PC)

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