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Wednesday 21 October 2009

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to 3 by Britney Spears. Nathan der Weise, directed by Manfred Noa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009 while The Ghost King by R. A. Salvatore was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Meet the Natives USA. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Art Academy or Battleswarm: Field of Honor.
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 30 days ?

Meet the Natives USA

Starring: Jimmy Joseph Nakou

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

30 for 30

Starring: Dan Rather, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Marv Albert

Country: United States

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InuYasha: The Final Act

Starring: Kappei Yamaguchi, Satsuki Yukino, Kumiko Watanabe, Kôji Tsujitani

Country: Japan

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The Platoon of Power Squadron

Written by: Jake Jarvi

Starring: Craig Benzine, Eliza Toser, Carlyn Janus, Jake Jarvi

Country: United States

The Alejandro Hernández Show

Written by: Alejandro Hernández

Starring: Alejandro Hernández

Movies

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

Nathan der Weise

Directed by: Manfred Noa

Starring: Fritz Greiner, Carl de Vogt, Lia Eibenschtz

Country: United States

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Couples Retreat

Directed by: Peter Billingsley

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, Jon Favreau

Country: United States

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The Road

Directed by: John Hillcoat

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Country: United States

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Daybreakers

Directed by: The Spierig Brothers

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill

Country: United States

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Heath Ledger

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 2009 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
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Facts:
  • The Philadelphia Phillies win the 2009 National League Championship Series 4 games to 1 after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 10–4. (''New York Times'')
  • A report on the discovery of a new species of dinosaur, ''Fruitadens haagarorum'', measuring around 70cm long, is published in the ''Proceedings of the Royal Society''. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
  • After 10 hours, a man armed with a rifle and wearing military camouflage holding 8 people hostage in downtown Edmonton, Canada during the 2009 Workers Compensation Board of Alberta Hostage crisis surrenders peacefully to the Edmonton Police Service (CTV Edmonton)
  • Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev appoints former mayor of Bishkek, Daniar Usenov, as the new Prime Minister following the resignation of his predecessor, Igor Chudinov. (Reuters)
  • President of the Marshall Islands Litokwa Tomeing is ousted in the country's first successful vote of no confidence. Ruben Zackhras is appointed acting president until a new election on October 23, 2009. (''Yokwe'')

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What news were making the headlines those days in October 2009?

  • Time: An illustration of "401(k)" sinking
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11293
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1071

Books

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

The Ghost King

By: R. A. Salvatore

Don't miss the gripping conclusion to Salvatore's New York Times best-selling Transitions trilogy!When the Spellplague ravages Faerûn, Drizzt and his companions are caught in the chaos.

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The National Parks

By: Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns

The companion volume to the twelve-hour PBS series from the acclaimed filmmaker behind The Civil War, Baseball, and The WarAmerica’s national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration

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The Time Of My Life

By: Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi

Now in paperback, the internationally bestselling heartfelt memoir from movie legend Patrick Swayze and his wife of over thirty years, Lisa Niemi, about Patrick’s remarkable career and brave battle against pancreatic

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The Greatest Show On Earth

By: Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Art Academy

Platform: Nintendo DS, DSiWare, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U

Genre: Art training game (edutainment video game)

Publisher: Nintendo

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Battle Poker

Platform: Wii (WiiWare), PlayStation Portable

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Left Field Productions

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All Star Cheer Squad 2

All Star Cheer Squad 2

Platform: Wii

Genre: Sports, Music

Publisher: THQ

Battleswarm: Field of Honor

Battleswarm: Field of Honor

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: FPS/RTS

Publisher: Reality Gap

CID The Dummy

Platform: PlayStation 2 PlayStation Portable Wii Microsoft Windows Zeebo

Genre: Action-adventure game Platform game

Publisher: Oxygen Games

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