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Friday 24 December 2010, Christmas Eve

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Firework by Katy Perry. TRON: Legacy, directed by Joseph Kosinski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010 while Decision Points by George W. Bush was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Welcome Back, Brotter. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cities XL 2011 or Distant Worlds.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Welcome Back, Brotter

Starring: Cody Brotter, Paul Ryan, Greg Picker, Claudine Margolis

Country: United States

Edwardian Farm

Starring: Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Unemployment of Danny London

Written by: Doug Cwiak

Starring: Danny Lippin, Sharon Swainson, Ernest Harden Jr., Teruko Nakajima

Country: United States

Ghost Finders

Starring: Rob Thompson, Heather Bordelean, James O'Hora, Amy Sturdevant

Country: United States

Elvira's Movie Macabre

Starring: Cassandra Peterson

Country: United States

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Movies

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

TRON: Legacy

Directed by: Joseph Kosinski

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde

Country: United States

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True Grit

Directed by: Ethan Coen

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld

Country: United States

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The Fighter

Directed by: David O. Russell

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams

Country: United States

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Tangled

Directed by: Nathan Greno

Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy

Country: United States

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Directed by: David Yates

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 2010 ?

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:
Facts:
  • Least 32 people are killed in bomb blasts detonated during Christmas Eve celebrations near the city of Jos, Nigeria, while at least six people die in attacks on churches by suspected Islamists in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri. (BBC)
  • Rebel groups in the Darfur region of Sudan clash with government forces, three days after resuming ceasefire negotiations. (Reuters)
  • The Hizbul Islam group in Somalia join forces with al-Shabaab. (Africa Review)
  • A member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard captured in southern Afghanistan is accused of cross-border weapons smuggling by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force. (''The Australian'')
  • A Christmas message by Pope Benedict XVI is broadcast by BBC Radio 4's ''Thought for the Day'' programme in the United Kingdom. (PA)

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 2010?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.11341135
  • Time: An unfinished paint-by-the-numbers painting of Sarah Palin
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11484

Books

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

Last Sacrifice

By: Richelle Mead

The astonishing conclusion to the #1 international bestselling series...Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice.The Queen is dead and the Moroi world will never be the same.

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Dead or Alive

By: Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood

Tom Clancy returns with a #1 New York Times bestseller that will remind readers why he is the acknowledged master of international intrigue and nonstop military action. It

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

By: Jeff Kinne

Youth: Greg learns to deal with boy-girl parties; fifth in series. (H, Amulet Books)

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Decision Points

By: George W. Bush

In this candid and gripping account, President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions that shaped his presidency and personal life.George W. Bush served as president of the United States during eight of the most consequential years in American history.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Beyond Ynth

Beyond Ynth

Platform: iOS, Android

Cities XL 2011

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: City simulator

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

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Atari Greatest Hits Volume 1

Atari Greatest Hits Volume 1

Platform: Nintendo DS, iOS

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Atari

Distant Worlds

Platform: Windows

Genre: 4X

Publisher: Matrix Games

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Iron Man 2

Platform: PlayStation 3 Wii, Xbox 360 PlayStation Portable Nintendo DS, iOS BlackBerry PlayBook

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Sega Gameloft (iOS, BlackBerry)

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