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Thursday 24 December 2009, Christmas Eve

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 24, 2009). The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Empire State Of Mind by Jay-Z. Leap Year, directed by Anand Tucker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009 while The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching World War II in Color. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien Breed: Evolution or Ball Fighter.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 24 December 2009

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Movies

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

Leap Year

Directed by: Anand Tucker

Starring: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John Lithgow

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The Bannen Way

Directed by: Jesse Warren

Starring: Mark Gantt, Vanessa Marcil, Gabriel Tigerman, Michael Ironside

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Dulha Mil Gaya

Directed by: Mudassar Aziz

Starring: Sushmita Sen, Fardeen Khan, Ishita Sharma, Shah Rukh Khan

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Hellweek

Directed by: Eddie Lengyel

Starring: Rob Jaeger, Karen Fox, Michael Reddy, Robyn Griggs

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The Pool Boys

Directed by: J.B. Rogers

Starring: Matthew Lillard, Brett Davern, Efren Ramirez, Rachelle Lefevre

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TV Series

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

World War II in Color

Starring: Robert Powell, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Albert Schweitzer

Directed by: Gavin Millar

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Men of a Certain Age

Directed by: Parthiban Shanmugam

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Magellan

Directed by: Rob York

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Fear Clinic

Directed by: Robert Hall

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 2009 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • George Michael: Greek-British singer and songwriter, always bearded with stubble and a tough-guy persona.
  • Rafael Caldera: lawyer, sociologist, writer, speaker, politician, and ex-president of Venezuela (Born 1916).
Facts:
  • The Barack Obama administration pledges to back mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac up to US$810 billion during 2010, up from the current US$200 billion, no matter how big their losses may be in the next three years.
  • Pope Benedict XVI is knocked down by a woman during a procession before the Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. He is uninjured, but Roger Cardinal Etchegaray suffers a hip fracture. (BBC)
  • At least 40 people are killed and many injured after a tour bus plunges into a ravine near Cuzco, Peru. (Xinhua)
  • Iran says it is to invalidate banknotes which have been pasted with slogans in the name of the Opposition by 8 January 2010. (BBC)
  • The Indian Army kills nine members of the Peoples Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak and Kanglei Yana Kan Lup during three incidents in Manipur. (BBC)

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 24, 2009 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 2009 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. I Invented Sex - Trey Songz Featuring Drake
  2. Money To Blow - Birdman Featuring Lil Wayne & Drake
  3. It Kills Me - Melanie Fiona
  4. Papers - Usher
  5. Empire State Of Mind - Jay-Z + Alicia Keys
  6. Say Aah - Trey Songz Featuring Fabolous
  7. Baby By Me - 50 Cent Featuring Ne-Yo
  8. Bad Habits - Maxwell
  9. BedRock - Young Money Featuring Lloyd
  10. Pretty Wings - Maxwell
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Me Gusta Todo De Ti - Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
  2. Looking For Paradise - Alejandro Sanz Featuring Alicia Keys
  3. Se Me Va La Voz - Alejandro Fernandez
  4. Gracias A Ti - Wisin & Yandel Featuring Enrique Iglesias
  5. Estuve - Alejandro Fernandez
  6. Hay Ojitos - Intocable
  7. Te Ira Mejor Sin Mi - Joan Sebastian
  8. La Calabaza - La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
  9. Dile Al Amor - Aventura
  10. Esclavo De Sus Besos - David Bisbal
Top #10 Rock songs
  1. Break - Three Days Grace
  2. I Will Not Bow - Breaking Benjamin
  3. Muse - Uprising
  4. Foo Fighters - Wheels
  5. Weezer - (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
  6. If You Only Knew - Shinedown
  7. Alice In Chains - Check My Brain
  8. Kings And Queens - Thirty Seconds To Mars
  9. Savior - Rise Against
  10. Pearl Jam - The Fixer

Books

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

The Gathering Storm

By: Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson

Now in development for TV!Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.The

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Stones Into Schools

By: Greg Mortenson

From the author of the #1 bestseller Three Cups of Tea, the continuing story of this determined humanitarian’s efforts to promote peace through educationIn this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks

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Pursuit Of Honor

By: Vince Flynn

An exhilarating political thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn, praised as “the best pure adrenaline-charged action writer out there today” (The Providence Journal).When

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True Blue

By: David Baldacci

A mysterious high-profile homicide in the nation's capital collides with the dark side of national security in David Baldacci's new, heart-stopping thriller.TRUE

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alien Breed: Evolution

Alien Breed: Evolution

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Genre: Isometric shooter, survival horror

Publisher: Team17

Bonsai Barber

Bonsai Barber

Platform: Wii (WiiWare)

Publisher: Nintendo

Ball Fighter

Ball Fighter

Platform: Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Teyon

Art Style: BOXLIFE

Art Style: BOXLIFE

Platform: Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Nintendo

CSI: Deadly Intent

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Wii

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Ubisoft

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

News articles
12 Days of Gift-Giving Cost True Love $21,466

Gold rose almost 43 percent this year, lifting the price of the carol’s five rings to $500. [..]

An Old-School Teaching Tool for New-School Cameras

“Perfect Digital Photography” uses paper and ink to explain the popular high-tech way of capturing images. [..]

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $43.01
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $66.04
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $69.68
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $52.26
Exchange Rates
  • 1 CAD = 6.5049 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 0.9874 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 6.029 CNY
  • 1 AUD = 0.9155 CHF

Home videos

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

Food, Inc.

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Babylon A.D.

Studio: Raw and Uncut DVD and Blu-ray

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The Uninvited

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Pride and Glory

Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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Appaloosa

Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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