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Wednesday 24 August 2011

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 24, 2011). The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Lucca . In that special week of August people in US were listening to Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) by Katy Perry. Carnage, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011 while The Greater Journey by David McCullough was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dark Matters: Twisted But True. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ace Combat: Assault Horizon or Deca Sports Extreme.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 24 August 2011

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Movies

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

Carnage

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly

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A Dangerous Method

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel

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W.E.

Directed by: Madonna

Starring: Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy, Andrea Riseborough, Oscar Isaac

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Courageous

Directed by: Alex Kendrick

Starring: Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel, Kevin Downes, Renee Jewell

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Abduction

Directed by: John Singleton

Starring: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jake Andolina

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TV Series

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

Dark Matters: Twisted But True

Directed by: Wide Eyed Entertainment

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Black Dynamite

Directed by: Scott Sanders

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Dirty Money

Directed by: Adam Tysoe

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Against the Wall

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

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Sweet Home Alabama

Directed by: WDP

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 2011 ?

Holidays:
  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 2011 Battle of Tripoli
  • National Transitional Council Chairman Mustafa Abdul Jalil announces legislative and presidential elections within eight months, and promises that Muammar Gaddafi will be tried in Libya. (Ynetnews)
  • Muammar Gaddafi vows to fight until ampquotdeath or victoryampquot despite the capture of his Bab al-Azizia compound in southern Tripoli. (''The Telegraph'')
  • A former United Nations weapons inspector, Olli Heinonen, warns that a research centre near Tripoli has materials that could be used to make a nuclear dirty bomb. (Reuters via the ''New York Times'')
  • Air strikes kill 30 Al-Qaeda linked militants near Zinjibar in Yemen's Abyan Governorate with eight army soldiers killed in fighting. (AP via Huffington Post'')

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 24, 2011 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2011 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. I'm On One - DJ Khaled Featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
  2. Sure Thing - Miguel
  3. Motivation - Kelly Rowland Featuring Lil Wayne
  4. How To Love - Lil Wayne
  5. Quickie - Miguel
  6. Nicki Minaj - Super Bass
  7. Otis - Jay Z Kanye West Featuring Otis Redding
  8. Beyonce - Best Thing I Never Had
  9. My Last - Big Sean Featuring Chris Brown
  10. She Ain't You - Chris Brown
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Amor Clandestino - Mana
  2. Taboo - Don Omar
  3. Give Me Everything - Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
  4. Di Que Regresaras - La Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga
  5. You - Romeo Santos
  6. Te Amo y Te Amo - La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas
  7. Olvidame - Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
  8. Ven A Bailar - Jennifer Lopez Featuring Pitbull
  9. Donde Estas Presumida - Chuy Lizarraga y Su Banda Tierra Sinaloense
  10. Prometi - Intocable
Top #10 Rock songs
  1. The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  2. Walk - Foo Fighters
  3. Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
  4. Country Song - Seether
  5. So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold
  6. Coldplay - Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
  7. Rope - Foo Fighters
  8. Lowlife - Theory Of A Deadman
  9. Not Again - Staind
  10. Up All Night - Blink-182

Books

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

The Greater Journey

By: David McCullough

The #1 bestseller that tells the remarkable story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris, the intellectual, scientific, and artistic capital of the western world,

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Smokin' Seventeen

By: Janet Evanovich

Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds.

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Bossypants

By: Tina Fey

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a

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Cold Vengeance

By: Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Devastated by the discovery that his wife, Helen, was murdered, Special Agent Pendergast must have retribution. But revenge is not simple.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Marvel Super Hero Squad Online

Marvel Super Hero Squad Online

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X

Genre: Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Namco Bandai Games

Spider-Man: Edge of Time

Spider-Man: Edge of Time

Platform: Nintendo 3DS Nintendo DS PlayStation 3 Wii Xbox 360

Genre: Action-adventure, platformer

Publisher: Activision

Deca Sports Extreme

Deca Sports Extreme

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Konami

Dino D-Day

Dino D-Day

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person action

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

News articles
Fewer Banks in the U.S. Considered to Be at Risk

Twenty-three lenders fell off the government’s list of so-called problem banks in the second quarter, bringing the total to 865. [..]

J.P. Morgan’s Fortress, Long Vacant, Looks For Upscale Tenants

Brokers have been hired to aggressively market the retail space at the hexagonal building known as the Corner that once housed J. P. Morgan headquarters. [..]

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $38.83
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $87.94
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $69.68
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $24.54
Exchange Rates
  • 1 CHF = 8.0262 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 6.472 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 0.8052 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 6.695 CNY

Home videos

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

Bereavement

Studio: Anchor Bay

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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Fall Down Dead

Studio: Image Entertainment

Format: DVD

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I Love You Phillip Morris

Studio: Lionsgate

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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Father of My Children

Studio: Ifc Independent Film

Format: DVD

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Meet the Robinsons

Studio: Disney

Format: Blu-ray 3D

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