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Monday 23 January 2012

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna. Bachelorette, directed by Leslye Headland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012 while The Obamas by Jodi Kantor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Roux Legacy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dokuro or Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


Directed by: Leslye Headland

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan

Country: United States

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The Raid: Redemption

Directed by: Gareth Huw Evans

Starring: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy

Country: United States

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The Flowers of War

Directed by: Yimou Zhang

Starring: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang

Country: United States

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States

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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Roux Legacy

Starring: Michel Roux Jr., Alain Roux, Albert Roux, Michel Roux

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Crash Course: World History

Starring: John Green

Country: United States

Welcome to the Basement

Starring: Matt Sloan, Craig Johnson

Country: United States

Beautiful Homes

Starring: Mike Goral

Country: United States

Pretty Much It

Starring: Eric Striffler, Jake Baldino, Mike Peterson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 January 2012 ?

  • Pie Day
  • The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [1]
  • Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
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  • Iran–European Union relations: The European Union adopts an embargo against Iran in protest of that nation's continued effort to enrich uranium.
  • 2011–2012 Syrian uprising: At least 22 civilians are shot dead across Syria by security forces under the Syrian government. (''Washington Post'')
  • A group of Gaddafi loyalists take control of part of the town of Bani Walid and fly the green flag after a battle with NTC forces left 5 dead and 20 injured. (Reuters)
  • Jaipur Literature Festival:
  • Ruchir Joshi, Jeet Thayil, Hari Kunzru and Amitava Kumar flee Jaipur on the advice of officials at the Jaipur Literature Festival after reading excerpts from Salman Rushdie's ''The Satanic Verses'', which is banned in India. Rushdie, himself banned from the event, is told that police are searching for the four fugitive writers. (''The Times of India'')

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 2012 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Rihanna - We Found Love
  2. Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
  3. Flo Rida - Good Feeling
  4. Bruno Mars - It Will Rain
  5. LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It
  6. The One That Got Away - Katy Perry
  7. Ni**as In Paris - Jay-Z
  8. Rack City - Tyga
  9. Snoop Dogg - Young, Wild & Free
  10. David Guetta - Turn Me On

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Sport Games on 23 January 2012

La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Villarreal - Sp Gijon : 3 - 0
See all Football game results of 23 January 2012
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Southampton - Leicester : 0 - 2
See all Football game results of 23 January 2012
Serie B
Football (Italy)
  • Reggina - Padova : 1 - 4
See all Football game results of 23 January 2012
Liga I
Football (Portugal)
  • Olhanense - Sp Lisbon : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of 23 January 2012

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 2012?

  • Time: A portrait of Warren Buffett
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1190
  • Time: Close up portrait of Mitt Romney


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

The Obamas

By: Jodi Kantor

When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with his wife Michelle. Contrary to her fears, politics now seemed like a worthwhile, even noble pursuit.

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Darth Plagueis

By: James Luceno

At long last, the Star Wars story of the mysterious Sith Lord Darth Plagueis and his apprentice, Darth Sidious, is revealed! NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “The best Star Wars

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Gideon'S Corpse

By: Douglas Preston

A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff.

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Heaven Is For Real

By: Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

See evidence that Heaven is more real than earth! Is there a spiritual realm where the soul resides after death? Is there really a Heaven?

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Microsoft Windows OS X Linux[1] iPad

Genre: Point-and-click adventure

Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment

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Dirt: Showdown

Platform: Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters

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Platform: PlayStation Vita, iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Puzzle[6]

Publisher: GungHo Online Entertainment[1]

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Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes

Platform: Windows OS X

Genre: Graphic adventure

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Crusader Kings 2: Sword of Islam

Genre: Grand strategy

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

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