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Wednesday 21 December 2011

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 21, 2011). The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, directed by Stephen Daldry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011 while Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Layover. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cubixx HD or Battlefield Play4Free.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 21 December 2011

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Directed by: Stephen Daldry

Starring: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow

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Directed by: Stig Svendsen

Starring: Christopher Backus, Anita Briem, John Getz, Shirley Knight

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Hollywood Sex Wars

Directed by: Paul Sapiano

Starring: Mario Diaz, Eli Jane, Jenae Altschwager, Dominique Purdy

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Don 2

Directed by: Farhan Akhtar

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Florian Lukas, Om Puri, Priyanka Chopra

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Layover

Directed by: William H. Macy

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Hell on Wheels

Directed by: Will Zens

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Man Up

Directed by: Ben Palmer

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Dragon Age: Redemption

Directed by: Peter Winther

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Hell's Kitty

Directed by: Nicholas Tana

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 December 2011 ?

  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
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  • 2011 Syrian uprising: Syria's opposition urge the United Nations and Arab League to hold emergency meetings after an alleged massacre took place in the northwest of the country, before Arab League monitors enter the country. (''Straits Times'')
  • 2011 Yemeni uprising: Thousands of Yemeni protesters march from the city of Taez to the capital Sana'a to demand a trial for outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh for alleged crimes against anti-government protesters. (''Khaleej Times'')
  • Two former Rwandan politicians of the National Republican Movement for Democracy and Development partyndashMathieu Ngirumpatse and Édouard Karemerandashare jailed for their role in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. (Al Jazeera)
  • The Japanese media reports that prosecutors are raiding the offices of Olympus Corporation over an accounting scandal. (Reuters)
  • The death toll from flooding in the Philippines caused by Tropical Storm Washi reaches 1,002 and is set to rise further. (AP via ABC News America)

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Sport Games on 21 December 2011

Serie A
Italian Football
  • Atalanta - Cesena : 4 - 1
  • Bologna - Roma : 0 - 2
  • Inter - Lecce : 4 - 1
  • Lazio - Chievo : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of 21 December 2011
Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Auxerre - Dijon : 2 - 2
  • Evian Thonon Gaillard - Montpellier : 4 - 2
  • Lille - Nice : 4 - 4
  • Lorient - Caen : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of 21 December 2011
Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Aston Villa - Arsenal : 1 - 2
  • Everton - Swansea : 1 - 0
  • Fulham - Man United : 0 - 5
  • Man City - Stoke : 3 - 0
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Football (Turkey)
  • Antalyaspor - Fenerbahce : 0 - 0
  • Galatasaray - Manisaspor : 1 - 0
  • Kayserispor - Ankaragucu : 3 - 0
  • Mersin Idman Yurdu - Eskisehirspor : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of 21 December 2011

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 21, 2011 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 2011 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Rihanna - We Found Love
  2. LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It
  3. Bruno Mars - It Will Rain
  4. The One That Got Away - Katy Perry
  5. Flo Rida - Good Feeling
  6. Ni**as In Paris - Jay-Z
  7. Someone Like You - Adele
  8. Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
  9. David Guetta - Without You
  10. T-Pain - 5 O'Clock
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Ni**as in Paris - Jay Z Kanye West
  2. Lotus Flower Bomb - Wale Featuring Miguel
  3. Party - Beyonce Featuring Andre 3000
  4. Dance (A$$) - Big Sean Featuring Nicki Minaj
  5. She Will - Lil Wayne Featuring Drake
  6. Make Me Proud - Drake Featuring Nicki Minaj
  7. Headlines - Drake
  8. That Way - Wale Featuring Jeremih & Rick Ross
  9. 5 O'Clock - T-Pain Featuring Wiz Khalifa & Lily Allen
  10. You The Boss - Rick Ross Featuring Nicki Minaj
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Promise - Romeo Santos Featuring Usher
  2. El Verdadero Amor Perdona - Mana Featuring Prince Royce
  3. Lovumba (Prestige) - Daddy Yankee
  4. Te Quiero A Morir - Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
  5. El Mil Amores - Pesado
  6. Give Me Everything - Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
  7. Para No Perderte - Espinoza Paz
  8. Maquina Del Tiempo - Tito "El Bambino" Featuring Wisin & Yandel
  9. Nada Iguales - La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas
  10. Olvidame - Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
Top #10 Rock songs
  1. The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
  2. The Sound Of Winter - Bush
  3. Walk - Foo Fighters
  4. Paradise - Coldplay
  5. Face To The Floor - Chevelle
  6. Tonight - Seether
  7. These Days - Foo Fighters
  8. The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  9. Bottoms Up - Nickelback
  10. Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks


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

Kill Alex Cross

By: James Patterson

The only wayDetective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene of the biggest case he's ever been part of. The President's son and daughter have been abducted from their school - an impossible crime, but somehow the ...

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The Hunger Games

By: Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated.

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Red Mist

By: Patricia Cornwell

With high-tension suspense and cutting-edge technology, Patricia Cornwell—the world’s #1 bestselling crime writer—once again proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall in this remarkable novel featuring chief medical examiner Dr.

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By: Michael Lewis

“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”―Kyle Smith, Forbes The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battlefield Play4Free

Battlefield Play4Free

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Cubixx HD

Cubixx HD

Platform: PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Laughing Jackal Ghostlight (PC)

The Black Eyed Peas Experience

The Black Eyed Peas Experience

Platform: Wii, Xbox 360

Genre: Music, Rhythm

Publisher: Ubisoft


Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Payday: The Heist

Payday: The Heist

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 (PSN)

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Sony Online Entertainment

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

News articles
A Bundle of Potential in a Ball

The Sphero, produced by Orbotix, is a remote-controlled ball stuffed with miniature technology and five free apps. [..]

Internet Poker Operator Admits Deceit

Brent Beckley pleads guilty to a criminal charge related to breaking Internet gambling laws in connection with Absolute Poker, company he co-founded; 12 people have been charged in the case involving three of the largest Internet poker companies, Absolute Poker, Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars. [..]

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $38.20
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $101.46
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $74.67
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $25.76
Exchange Rates
  • 1 CHF = 6.7611 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 6.1676 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 0.9116 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 6.388 CNY

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Assassination Games

Studio: Sony

Format: DVD

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Nowhere Boy

Studio: The Weinstein Company

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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Studio: Disney

Format: 2-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray

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Rabbit Hole

Studio: Lionsgate

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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Turtle: The Incredible Journey

Studio: Hannover House

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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