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Monday 23 June 2003

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of June people in US were listening to This Is The Night by Clay Aiken. In UK Bring Me To Life by Evanescence was in the top 5 hits. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, directed by Jonathan Mostow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Boarding House: North Shore. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Def Jam Vendetta or Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Directed by: Jonathan Mostow

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Kristanna Loken

Country: United States

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom

Country: United States

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The Room

Directed by: Tommy Wiseau

Starring: Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ang Lee

Starring: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott

Country: United States

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2 Fast 2 Furious

Directed by: John Singleton

Starring: Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Cole Hauser

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Boarding House: North Shore

Starring: Holly Beck

Country: United States

The Brendan Leonard Show

Written by: Brendan Leonard

Starring: Cathy Leonard, Margarita Leonard, Jack Leonard, Mike Leonard

Country: United States

Todo sobre Camila

Starring: Scarlet Ortiz, Segundo Cernadas, Yvonne Frayssinet, Mariella Trejos

Country: Peru

Most Extreme Elimination Challenge

Starring: Victor Wilson, Christopher Darga, John Cervenka, Mary Scheer

Country: United States

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Keuringsdienst van Waarde

Starring: Maurice Dekkers, Wouter Klootwijk, Roland Duong, C. Nijkamp

Country: Netherlands

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 June 2003 ?

  • J??i (L?go) - Latvia
  • Saint Jonas Day - Lithuania
  • The Happiest day of the year is June 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [4]
  • National holiday - Luxembourg
  • Midsummer's Eve, Christianized the eve of the feast of Saint John the Baptist, is celebrated in much of Northern Europe and the British Islands
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  • The Supreme Court of the United States upholds affirmative action in university admissions.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court issues opinions in ''Grutter v. Bollinger'' and ''Gratz and Hamacher v. Bollinger'', challenges to the affirmative action admissions policies at the University of Michigan. In ''Grutter'', the Court held that the University of Michigan Law School's admissions policy, which considered race as one of a number of ampquotsoftampquot admissions factors on a case-by-case basis, was constitutional. In ''Gratz'', the Court held that the undergraduate affirmative action admissions
  • In Peekskill, New York, a 10 month old baby girl survives a seven story fall. Her father, Willie Williams, takes her to the hospital, where she was treated for bruises and cuts, but Mr. Williams is later arrested on charges of attempted murder.
  • Human Rights Watch calls for a criminal investigation into Israeli Prime MinisterAriel Sharon's alleged role in the massacre of civilians in the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatilla.

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What news were making the headlines those days in June 2003?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Why Harry Potter Rules -- June 23, 2003
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9942
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.715


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

The Secret Life of Bees

By: Sue Monk Kidd

The multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl's journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of WingsSet in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of ...

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Beyond Belief

By: Elaine Pagels

In Beyond Belief, renowned religion scholar Elaine Pagels continues her groundbreaking examination of the earliest Christian texts, arguing for an ongoing assessment of faith and a questioning of religious orthodoxy.

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A Patriot'S Handbook

By: Caroline Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy shares an inspiring collection of patriotic poems, song lyrics, historical documents, and speeches. The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was a blockbuster success, remaining on the New York

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An Unfinished Life

By: Robert Dallek

The #1 bestseller that forever changed how we thought about JFK, published with a new epilogue in time for the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination.When

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ant War

Platform: PC

Genre: Strategy simulation game

Publisher: Anarchy Enterprises

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Platform: Xbox

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

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Beanotown Racing

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Zoo Digital Publishing

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Def Jam Vendetta

Platform: PlayStation 2, GameCube

Genre: Sports, Fighting

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

Platform: Microsoft Windows Xbox OS X AmigaOS 4

Genre: First-person shooter, third-person shooter

Publisher: NA LucasArts; EU Activision; JP CyberFront (PC); JP Microsoft (Xbox); WW Aspyr (Mac)

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