Monday April 26, 2004

US date format: 4/26/2004, UK date format: 26/4/2004

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 26, 2004). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Simply Liv . In that special week of April people in US were listening to Yeah! by Usher. In UK Yeah! by Usher featuring Lil' Jon & Ludacris was in the top 5 hits. Troy, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004 while Worse Than Watergate by John W. Dean was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Imperium. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones or Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
  • Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
  • Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
  • Tanzania - Union Day.
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Events

  • The US Bureau of Engraving and Printing introduces new US$50 Federal Reserve notes, incorporating color and more complex security elements.
  • In an open letter to Tony Blair, 52 former high ranking British diplomats, including former ambassadors to Iraq and Israel, condemn the Prime Minister's foreign policy stance in the Middle East as "doomed to failure" and also condemn George W. Bush's recent endorsement of Ariel Sharon's offer to withdraw settlers from the Gaza Strip while leaving some in the West Bank as "one-sided and illegal and which will cost yet more Israeli and Palestinian blood."
  • Indian general election, 2004: The second phase of elections in the world's largest democracy takes place. Many key states such as Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Bihar vote; exit polls favour the opposition (BBC)
  • The design of the new United States fifty-dollar bill is announced. (U.S. Treasury) (IHT) (CNN)
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Movies

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Troy

Troy

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Julian Glover

Country: United States of America

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things

Directed by: Asia Argento

Starring: Asia Argento, Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Jimmy Bennett

A Day Without a Mexican

A Day Without a Mexican

Directed by: Sergio Arau

Starring: Caroline Aaron, Tony Abatemarco, Melinda Allen, Frankie J. Allison

Dear Frankie

Dear Frankie

Directed by: Shona Auerbach

Starring: Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone, Gerard Butler, Mary Riggans

Stage Beauty

Stage Beauty

Directed by: Richard Eyre

Starring: Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett, Derek Hutchinson

Sport Games on April 26, 2004

Sport Games on April 26, 2004


Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Nurnberg - Aachen : 3 - 0
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Liga I

Football (Portugal)
  • Guimaraes - Sp Braga : 1 - 0
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Imperium

Imperium

Directed by: Daniel Ragussis

Shorties Watchin' Shorties

Shorties Watchin' Shorties

Directed by: Eric Brown

Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters

Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters

George and the Dragon

George and the Dragon

Directed by: Tom Reeve

Deadwood

Deadwood

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Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif

Country: United States of America

Days to next April 26

If April 26, 2004 is your birthday you're 16 years, 4 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 6 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Worse Than Watergate by John W. Dean

Worse Than Watergate

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Nobody knows more, both from first hand experience and legal expertise, about the abuse of presidential power and their dangers than John Dean, former counsel to President Nixon.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code

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PREMIUM MASS MARKET EDITION #1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 80 Million Copies Sold As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other.

Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

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Punctuation play at its finest!Illuminating the comical confusion the lowly comma can cause, this new edition of Eats, Shoots & Leaves uses lively, subversive illustrations to show how misplacing or leaving out a comma can change the meaning of a …

House Of Bush, House Of Saud by Craig Unger

House Of Bush, House Of Saud

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Newsbreaking and controversial - an award-winning investigative journalist uncovers the thirty-year relationship between the Bush family and the House of Saud and explains its impact on American foreign policy, business, and

Three Weeks With My Brother by Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks

Three Weeks With My Brother

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As moving as his bestselling works of fiction, Nicholas Sparks's unique memoir, written with his brother, chronicles the life-affirming journey of two brothers bound by memories, both humorous and tragicIn January

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

X-Men Legends

X-Men Legends

Platform: GameCube; N-Gage; PlayStation 2; Xbox

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Activision

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Tactical RPG

Publisher: Nintendo

Clannad (visual novel)

Clannad (visual novel)

Platform: Windows, PS2, S3G, FOMA, Xbox 360, PSP, PS3, Android, PS Vita

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Publisher: JP VisualArt's (Windows) Interchannel (PS2) Prototype (PSP, Xbox 360, S3G, FOMA, PS3, PS Vita); WW Sekai Project (Windows)

Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy

Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Vivendi Universal Games

Burnout 3: Takedown

Burnout 3: Takedown

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $43.25
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $27.58
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $27.46
  • General Electric GE: opens at $30.85
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $90.75

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 108.65 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.3506 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.3052 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 129.16 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.664 GBP

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