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Thursday 20 November 2008

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of November people in US were listening to Live Your Life by T.I.. Twilight, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Unsung. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Assault Heroes 2 or The Chronicles of Spellborn.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke

Country: United States

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Quantum of Solace

Directed by: Marc Forster

Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric

Country: United States

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Role Models

Directed by: David Wain

Starring: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks

Country: United States

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Directed by: Mark Herman

Starring: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend

Country: United States

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The Wrestler

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood

Country: United States

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TV Series

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


Written by: Joe Heally

Starring: Gary Anthony Williams

Country: United States

Raja Shivchhatrapati

Starring: Rujuta Deshmukh, Sunil Godse, Yatin Karyekar, Amol Kolhe

Country: India

Fighting Angels: The Series

Starring: Ondie Daniel, Brian Stretch, Lem Collins, Shelby Keith

Country: United States

Um Mundo Catita

Starring: Manuel João Vieira, Karley Aida, Duarte Barrilaro Ruas, Phil Mendrix

Country: Portugal

Review with Myles Barlow

Written by: Phil Lloyd, Trent O'Donnell

Starring: Phil Lloyd, Amanda Bishop, Ivy Nehl, Craig Anderson

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 November 2008 ?

  • Church of England - Edmund the Martyr
  • Brazil - Zumbi Day (since 1978)
  • United Kingdom - wedding day of Queen Elizabeth II (1947), official flag day
  • Mexico - Anniversary of the Revolution (1910)
  • UNICEF - Universal Children's Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Sven Inge: Swedish painter (Born 1935).
  • Bennie Gonzales: American architect known for a distinctive style of Southwestern architecture which has since been widely copied.
  • After critical failures in the US financial system began to build up after mid-September, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level since 1997.
  • United States Attorney General Michael Mukasey collapses while giving a speech to the Federalist Society in Washington, D.C. (Politico)
  • The Swedish Parliament ratifies the Treaty of Lisbon. (''Dagens Nyheter'')
  • NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter discovers evidence of enormous underground deposits of water ice on Mars one such deposit, under Hellas Planitia, is estimated to be the size of Los Angeles. (AFP via Breitbart)
  • Automotive industry crisis: Executives of the top three U.S. automakers (Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and Chrysler) testify before Congress for a bailout package. (AP via Google)

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Sport Games on 20 November 2008

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  • Crawley Town - Ebbsfleet : 1 - 2
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Extreme Measures

By: Vince Flynn

The pulse-pounding thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn features counterterrorism hero Mitch Rapp as he wages a war against a new enemy with the help of a

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Against Medical Advice

By: James Patterson and Hal Friedman

Now available in trade paperback, this is the heart-rending drama of one family's courage, heartbreak, sacrifice, and triumph in confronting an agonizing medical condition, written by two master storytellers.

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Salvation In Death

By: J. D. Robb

Seconds after partaking of wine during a Catholic funeral mass, Father Miguel Flores is dead on the altar. Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas confirms that the consecrated wine contained enough potassium cyanide

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Letter To My Daughter

By: Maya Angelou

Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou’s path to living well and living a life with meaning.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Assault Heroes 2

Platform: Xbox 360 (XBLA) Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Top-down shooter

Publisher: Sierra Online

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The Chronicles of Spellborn

The Chronicles of Spellborn

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Publisher: Frogster Interactive Mindscape Acclaim Games

Race Driver: Grid

Platform: Microsoft Windows Mac OS X PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters, Sega (Arcade), Feral Interactive (Mac)

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ARCA Sim Racing '08

ARCA Sim Racing '08

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing, Simulator

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Nintendo DS; OS X; PlayStation 2; PlayStation 3; PlayStation Portable; Wii; Xbox 360

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: LucasArts; Feral Interactive (OS X)

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