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Thursday 23 December 2010

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Phoenix Nicholson . In that special week of December people in US were listening to Firework by Katy Perry. TRON: Legacy, directed by Joseph Kosinski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010 while The Help by Kathryn Stockett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Welcome Back, Brotter. If you liked videogames you were probably playing ARGO Online or Lego Universe.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

TRON: Legacy

Directed by: Joseph Kosinski

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde

Country: United States

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True Grit

Directed by: Ethan Coen

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld

Country: United States

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The Fighter

Directed by: David O. Russell

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams

Country: United States

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Directed by: Nathan Greno

Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy

Country: United States

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Directed by: David Yates

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Welcome Back, Brotter

Starring: Cody Brotter, Paul Ryan, Greg Picker, Claudine Margolis

Country: United States

Edwardian Farm

Starring: Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Unemployment of Danny London

Written by: Doug Cwiak

Starring: Danny Lippin, Sharon Swainson, Ernest Harden Jr., Teruko Nakajima

Country: United States


Written by: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

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Hard Drive 13

Starring: C.B. Shaw, Denyc, Terry Levergood, M.E. Lewis

Country: Canada

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 December 2010 ?

  • Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
  • Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
  • Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
  • R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
  • Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Hundreds of South Korean troops, tanks, helicopters and jet fighters gather 12 miles from the border with North Korea to stage one of South Korea's largest ever live fire military drills in a ampquotshow of forceampquot before its neighbour. North Korea describes the exercises as ampquotwarmongeringampquot, and threatens a ampquotsacred warampquot. (Al Jazeera)
  • The United Nations says 173 people have been killed during post-election violence in the Ivory Coast. (BBC)
  • Two parcel bombs explode at the Swiss and Chilean embassies in central Rome, Italy. One person is seriously injured. Officials suspect that the perpetrators are from an Italian anarchist group. (''The Christian Science Monitor'')
  • A survey indicates that almost one third of Britons believe they have a guardian angel. (Press Association via Google News)
  • China offers to help eurozone countries through the debt crisis. (BBC)

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What news were making the headlines those days in December 2010?

  • Time: An unfinished paint-by-the-numbers painting of Sarah Palin
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11484
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1133


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

The Help

By: Kathryn Stockett

Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer ...

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By: Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe

THE FACTS. THE FUTURE. THE FIGHT TO FIX AMERICA— BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. In the words of Harvard economist Niall Ferguson, the United States is “an empire on the edge of

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Full Dark, No Stars

By: Stephen King

Includes the story “1922”—now a Netflix original film starring Thomas Jane and Molly Parker. Four unforgettable novellas that explore the dark side of human nature from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King."Does

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Safe Haven

By: Nicholas Sparks

When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Apache: Air Assault

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Action game Simulation

Publisher: Activision

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ARGO Online

ARGO Online

Genre: Hybrid MMORPG

Publisher: mGame Corporation (Asia) Games-Masters.com (Europe)

Arcania: Gothic 4

Platform: Microsoft Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: JoWooD Entertainment Nordic Games GmbH

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Blaster Master: Overdrive

Blaster Master: Overdrive

Platform: WiiWare

Genre: Run and gun, Platform game

Publisher: Gaijinworks

Lego Universe

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X

Genre: Massively multiplayer online

Publisher: The Lego Group

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