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Tuesday 24 June 2008

It was Tuesday, 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 Viva La Vida by Coldplay. WALL·E, directed by Andrew Stanton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while Blood Noir by Laurell K. Hamilton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Comedy Gumbo. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Enduro Racer or Away: Shuffle Dungeon.
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TV Series

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

Moon Machines

Starring: Robert Seamans, Wernher von Braun, John F. Kennedy, Frank Borman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?

Starring: Ashly Burch, Anthony Burch, David Burch

Country: United States

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Great Performances

Written by: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban

Starring: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Country: United States

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Blue World

Starring: Jonathan Bird, Art Cohen

Country: United States

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NOFX Backstage Passport

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

WALL·E

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

Starring: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin

Country: United States

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Get Smart

Directed by: Peter Segal

Starring: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Arkin

Country: United States

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Wanted

Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov

Starring: Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman

Country: United States

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The Happening

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo

Country: United States

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The Incredible Hulk

Directed by: Louis Leterrier

Starring: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 June 2008 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
  • Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
  • Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
  • Quarter days in England
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Gerhard Ringel: Austrian mathematician (Born 1919).
  • Ira Tucker: American gospel singer (The Dixie Hummingbirds) (Born 1925).
Facts:
  • Representing Pope Benedict XVI, Colombian Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos is pressing the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X to accept five conditions, including respect for the pope and his authority, as part of a reconciliation offer. (The New Liturgical Movement)
  • Plans are unveiled for the world's first swirling skyscraper in Dubai, with each floor rotating up to once an hour to form an ever-changing profile on the skyline. (Reuters)
  • A bomb at an office building in Baghdad kills eight people and injures 10. The U.S. military blames the attack on rogue members of Shia Muslim militias. The attack is believed to be a suicide bombing, but the U.S. military is investigating allegations that a bomb was planted in the building. (BBC News)
  • The National Assembly of Niger votes to try former Prime Minister Hama Amadou on graft charges. (Reuters)
  • Franz Josef Jung, the German Minister of Defence, announces plans to commit a thousand extra troops to Afghanistan. (Reuters)

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in June 2008?

  • Time: Fat kid holding ice cream cone on a sunken skateboard
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10978
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.998

Books

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

Blood Noir

By: Laurell K. Hamilton

Blood Noir (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)

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Churchill, Hitler

By: Patrick J. Buchanan

Were World Wars I and II inevitable? Were they necessary wars? Or were they products of calamitous failures of judgment?In this monumental and provocative history, Patrick Buchanan makes the case that,

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The Post-American World

By: Fareed Zakaria

“Zakaria . . . may have more intellectual range and insights than any other public thinker in the West.” ―Boston Sunday Globe In this international bestseller, Fareed Zakaria describes "the rise

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The Downhill Lie

By: Carl Hiaasen

Bestselling author Carl Hiaasen wisely quit golfing in 1973. But some ambitions refuse to die, and as the years passed and the memories of slices and hooks faded, it dawned on

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: NA Atari; JP / EU Bandai

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Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

Platform: Microsoft Windows Nintendo DS PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 PlayStation Portable Wii Xbox 360

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Activision

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Enduro Racer

Platform: Arcade, Sega Master System, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, Virtual Console

Genre: Arcade style racing

Publisher: Sega

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Brain Challenge

Platform: Mobile phones, iOS, iPod, Mac OS X, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Portable, Xbox Live Arcade, N-Gage 2.0, WiiWare, Microsoft Windows, Zeebo, DSiWare, Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gameloft Ubisoft

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Away: Shuffle Dungeon

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Action role-playing

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