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Monday 22 December 2008

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyonce. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while A Mercy by Toni Morrison was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vaulting. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Tripper or Burning Wheels.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton

Country: United States

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Seven Pounds

Directed by: Gabriele Muccino

Starring: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson

Country: United States

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Yes Man

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Starring: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper

Country: United States

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Revolutionary Road

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Christopher Fitzgerald

Country: United States

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?


Starring: Morgan Leger

Country: United States

A World of Her PWN

Starring: Samantha Mason, Brian Morvant, Jenelle Sosa, Patrick Pizzolorusso

Country: United States

Get Your Face on with Napoleon Perdis

Starring: Jennifer Karl, Napoleon Perdis

Country: United States


Written by: Joe Heally

Starring: Gary Anthony Williams

Country: United States

Raja Shivchhatrapati

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

Country: India

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 December 2008 ?

  • R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
  • Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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  • The American Environmental Protection Agency publishes a Clean Water Act General Permit that will allow cruise ships to dump unlimited quantities of untreated "graywater" into the ocean just a mile from U.S. shores.
  • An ash dike ruptured at a solid waste containment area in Roane County, Tennessee, releasing 1.1 billion gallons (4.2 million m?) of coal fly ash slurry.
  • Results of Turkmenistan's parliamentary election of December 14 are announced. (VOA News)
  • Romanian legislative election, 2008: Emil Boc is sworn in as the new Prime Minister and will lead a coalition government of the Democrat Liberals and Social Democrats. (AP via Google)
  • President of Guinea Lansana Conté dies at age 74. If the Supreme Court declares the position vacant, National Assembly Speaker Aboubacar Somparé will take over for 60 days. (AFP via the ''Canberra Times'')

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Sport Games on 22 December 2008

Division 2
Football (France)
  • Strasbourg - Boulogne : 1 - 0
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Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Everton - Chelsea : 0 - 0
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Liga I
Football (Portugal)
  • Benfica - Nacional : 0 - 0
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What news were making the headlines those days in December 2008?

  • Time: A Comprehensive Look Back at 2008 Through a Collection of Serious and Not-So-Serious Top 10s
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11037
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1026


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

A Mercy

By: Toni Morrison

National BestsellerOne of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the YearIn the 1680s the slave trade in the Americas is still in its infancy.

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Do The Right Thing

By: Mike Huckabee

When Governor Mike Huckabee entered the Republican presidential race, he was the ultimate dark horse, with almost no money, no consultants, and no name recognition beyond Arkansas.

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The Lucky One

By: Nicholas Sparks

In his 14th book, bestselling author Nicholas Sparks tells the unforgettable story of a man whose brushes with death lead him to the love of his life.

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Hot, Flat, And Crowded

By: Thomas L. Friedman

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Businessweek Best Business Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Best

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Astro Tripper

Astro Tripper

Platform: PlayStation 3 (PSN) Microsoft Windows

Genre: side scrolling shoot-em-up

Publisher: PomPom Games

Brothers in Arms: Art of War

Brothers in Arms: Art of War

Platform: Java Platform, Micro Edition

Genre: Top-down shooter

Publisher: Gameloft

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

Platform: Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Nintendo

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Beyond Protocol

Beyond Protocol

Platform: Microsoft Windows


Publisher: Dark Sky Entertainment

Buzz! Junior: Ace Racers

Buzz! Junior: Ace Racers

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Party, racing

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

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