Thursday August 20, 2015

US date format: 8/20/2015, UK date format: 20/8/2015

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 20, 2015). The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd. Room, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015 while Plunder And Deceit by Mark R. Levin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Island. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Axiom Verge or Jotun.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 20, 2015?


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
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Events

  • Macedonia declares a state of emergency and deploys police units on its borders as immigrants from the Middle East, mainly from Syria and Iraq, block the railway line between Thessaloniki and Skopje. (The News Hub)
  • August 2015 Egypt bombings: Large blasts occur in Cairo and Giza, Egypt, targeting the State Security agency and leaving six police officers injured. (Al Jazeera via Twitter), (Al Jazeera), (The Washington Post)
  • Large blasts occur in Cairo and Giza, Egypt, targeting the State Security agency and leaving six police officers injured. (Al Jazeera via Twitter), (Al Jazeera), (The Washington Post)
  • North Korea–South Korea relations, Korean Demilitarized Zone: North and South Korea exchange artillery fire over the border at Yeoncheon, prompting South Korea to order evacuations of its citizens in the area. (Sky News), (BBC)
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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Room

Room

Written by:

Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson

Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson

Spotlight

Spotlight

Written by:

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

Country: United States of America

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels

The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl

Directed by: Tom Hooper

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Directed by: Wes Ball

Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 20, 2015?
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Top #10 songs in the USA

  1. - Can't Feel My Face
  2. - Cheerleader
  3. - Drag Me Down
  4. - Watch Me
  5. - Lean On
  6. - Bad Blood
  7. - Fight Song
  8. - See You Again
  9. - Trap Queen
  10. - My Way

Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Can't Feel My Face
  2. - Watch Me
  3. - See You Again
  4. - Trap Queen
  5. - My Way
  6. - The Hills
  7. - 679
  8. - Back To Back
  9. - Post To Be
  10. - Classic Man

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Shut Up And Dance
  2. - Uma Thurman
  3. - Renegades
  4. - Ex's & Oh's
  5. - Budapest

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Love Island

Love Island

Directed by: A2ZCDS

Pes

Pes

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir

Cradle to Grave

Cradle to Grave

Chamado Central

Chamado Central

Days to next August 20

If August 20, 2015 is your birthday you're 4 years, 11 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 15 days.
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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Plunder And Deceit by Mark R. Levin

Plunder And Deceit

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In each of his astounding #1 New York Times bestsellers, Mark R. Levin’s overlying patriotic mission has been to avert a devastating tragedy: The loss of the greatest republic known to

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Being Mortal

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Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, NPR, and Chicago Tribune, now in paperback with a new reading group guideMedicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, …

The Marriage Of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

The Marriage Of Opposites

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“[A] luminous, Marquez-esque tale.” —O, The Oprah Magazine From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the

Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

Elon Musk

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New York Times Bestseller In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Dead Wake

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#1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the LusitaniaOn May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Badland 2

Badland 2

Platform: iOS

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Frogmind Games

Axiom Verge

Axiom Verge

Platform: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, Xbox One, Wii U

Genre: Metroidvania

Publisher: Thomas Happ Games

Jotun

Jotun

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox One

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Thunder Lotus Games

Chroma Squad

Chroma Squad

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One

Genre: Tactical role-playing

Publisher: Behold Studios

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Platform: PlayStation 2 Xbox Game Boy Advance Nintendo DS Mobile phone Handheld TV game PlayStation Network

Genre: Science fiction

Publisher: LucasArts Ubisoft (GBA & DS versions)

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


News articles

  • Conquering Android’s Stagefright Bug Personal Tech Q&A on security apps available for protection against Android's Stagefright bug and how to use the iOS step counter on iPhone; Tip of the Week on creating PDFs without additional software on Mac OS X. [..]
  • Daily Report: There’s No Tech News If There’s No Uber News Not a week goes by where Uber, the ride-hailing start-up, doesn’t create a flurry of news. This week is no exception. [..]
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Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $76.00
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $114.08
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $46.07
  • General Electric GE: opens at $25.51
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $152.74

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 0.8899 EUR
  • 1 USD = 123.443 JPY
  • 1 USD = 0.6374 GBP
  • 1 USD = 1.3627 AUD
  • 1 USD = 1.3083 CAD

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