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Wednesday 23 April 2008

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. In UK American Boy by Estelle featuring Kanye West was in the top 5 hits. Iron Man, directed by Jon Favreau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while In Defense Of Food by Michael Pollan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching NOFX Backstage Passport. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bananagrams or 5.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Iron Man

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard

Country: United States

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Let the Right One In

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

Starring: Kre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar

Country: United States

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

Starring: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd

Country: United States

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Directed by: Robert Luketic

Starring: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey

Country: United States

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The Bank Job

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

NOFX Backstage Passport

Country: United States

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VS. Arashi

Starring: Satoshi Ôno, Shô Sakurai, Masaki Aiba, Kazunari Ninomiya

Country: Japan

Los simuladores

Written by: Damián Szifrón

Starring: Alejandro Calva, Arath de la Torre, Ruben Zamora, Antonio de la Vega

Country: Mexico

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

Starring: Adam Bobrow

Country: Japan

Red vs Blue: Recollection Trilogy

Starring: Mark Bellman, Burnie Burns, Yomary Cruz, Leigh Eddy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 April 2008 ?

  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
  • Independence Day for the Conch Republic
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  • Sri Lankan Civil War: In fighting in the North of Sri Lanka, the military claims victory with 43 soldiers killed and 33 missing while killing over 100 Tamil Tigers. The rebels also claim victory, saying that they killed 100 soldiers and wounded 500 while only losing 16 of their own. (BBC News)
  • Former President of the United States Jimmy Carter reiterates that no person from the United States Department of State ever asked him not to meet with representatives from Hamas or Syria. (Reuters)

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Sport Games on 23 April 2008

Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Stirling - St Johnstone : 3 - 1
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What news were making the headlines those days in April 2008?

  • Time: A childhood photo of Obama being held by his mother.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10939
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.987


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

In Defense Of Food

By: Michael Pollan

#1 New York Times BestsellerFood. There's plenty of it around, and we all love to eat it. So why should anyone need to defend it?Because

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The Clique Summer Collection #1: Massie

By: Lisi Harrison

Massie gets BE-yoo-tiful: After Massie Block gets kicked off her high horse and out of her ultra exclusive Westchester riding camp, her parents force her to do the unthinkable-find a summer job.

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Small Favor

By: Jim Butcher

THE New York Times BestsellerHarry Dresden?s life finally seems to be calming down?until a shadow from the past returns. Mab, monarch of the Sidhe Winter Court, calls in an old favor

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By: Jonathan Kellerman

Once again, the depths of the criminal mind and the darkest side of a glittering city fuel #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman’s brilliant storytelling.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Flash

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Majesco Entertainment

Boogie Superstar

Platform: Wii

Genre: Rhythm game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Platform: PC

Genre: Eroge, visual novel

Publisher: Visual Art's

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The Club

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Sega

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Coffeetime Crosswords

Coffeetime Crosswords

Platform: Xbox 360 (XBLA)

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Konami

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