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Thursday 24 August 2006

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 24, 2006). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to London Bridge by Fergie. In UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits. Black Book, directed by Paul Verhoeven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while The Ruins by Scott Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman. If you liked videogames you were probably playing City Life or Dark Messiah of Might and Magic.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Black Book

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Starring: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn

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Directed by: Satoshi Kon

Starring: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

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Little Children

Directed by: Todd Field

Starring: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley

Country: United States

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The Queen

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings

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Directed by: Mike Judge

Starring: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman

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Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

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Directed by: Peter O'Fallon

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Directed by: Michael Engler

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Directed by: Claude d'Anna

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 2006 ?

  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
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  • 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict:
  • The Israeli reserve soldiers' protest, which calls for the resignation of Ehud Olmert and the establishment of a national commission of inquiry over failures in the conflict, grows in momentum to reach several hundred. (Ynet)
  • Unexploded Israeli cluster bombs, some dating back to the 1970s, are exacting an increasing toll on Lebanese civilians returning home, the UN and human rights groups report. (Human Rights Watch)
  • French President Jacques Chirac says 1,600 more French troops will serve in the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon. (BBC)
  • Syria threatens to shut its border with Lebanon. (Al Jazeera)

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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2006 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Shoulder Lean - Young Dro Featuring T.I.
  2. Pullin' Me Back - Chingy Featuring Tyrese
  3. Ne-Yo - Sexy Love
  4. Deja Vu - Beyonce Featuring Jay Z
  5. (When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me - Sean Paul Featuring Keyshia Cole
  6. Cassie - Me & U
  7. I Know You See It - Yung Joc Featuring Brandy 'Ms. B.' Hambrick
  8. So What - Field Mob Featuring Ciara
  9. Janet & Nelly - Call On Me
  10. T.I. - Why You Wanna
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Mana - Labios Compartidos
  2. Hips Don't Lie - Shakira Featuring Wyclef Jean
  3. Down - RKM & Ken-Y
  4. Angelito - Don Omar
  5. Joan Sebastian - Mas Alla Del Sol
  6. Caile - Tito "El Bambino" El Patron
  7. No, No, No - Thalia Featuring Anthony "Romeo" Santos
  8. Mariano Barba - Aliado Del Tiempo
  9. De Rodillas Te Pido - Alegres de La Sierra
  10. Pam Pam - Wisin & Yandel


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

The Ruins

By: Scott Smith

Trapped in the Mexican jungle, a group of friends stumble upon a creeping horror unlike anything they could ever imagine.Two young couples are on a lazy Mexican vacation–sun-drenched days, drunken nights,

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Happiness Sold Separately

By: Lolly Winston

The New York Times bestseller about how marriage, love, and how sometimes falling in love with the wrong person at the wrong time can be the right thing.

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By: James Patterson, Andrew Gross

The wildest thriller yet from "one of America's most influential authors" (New York Times)...Working as a lifeguard at a luxurious Florida resort, Ned Kelly meets the woman of his dreams.

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By: Robin Cook

Shocked and humiliated by a medical malpractice lawsuit that compromises everything he has worked for, devoted physician Craig Bowman receives help from his estranged brother-in-law, medical examiner Jack Stapleton, who discovers a Pandora's box of trouble after exhuming the body ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Star Wars: Empire at War

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: LucasArts

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City Life

Platform: Windows, Nintendo DS

Genre: City building games

Publisher: CDV Focus Home Interactive Deep Silver

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Angels Online / Angel Love Online

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3


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Dark Messiah of Might and Magic

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360

Genre: First-person action role-playing game

Publisher: Ubisoft

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24: The Game

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: NA 2K Games; EU Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

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Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Zu Warriors

Studio: DVD release

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie

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King Kong

Studio: DVD release

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