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Tuesday 26 August 2008

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Disturbia by Rihanna. Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while Traffic by Tom Vanderbilt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mummy Forensics. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Burning Wheels or Barnyard Blast: Swine of the Night.
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 ?

Earth: The Power of the Planet

Starring: Iain Stewart

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Movies

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

Slumdog Millionaire

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla

Country: United States

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Death Race

Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson

Starring: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson

Country: United States

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem

Country: United States

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Tropic Thunder

Directed by: Ben Stiller

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.

Country: United States

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Pineapple Express

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 2008 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Russia unilaterally recognizes the independence of the former Georgian breakaway republics Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
  • September 1 – Hurricane Gustav makes landfall on Louisiana as Category 2 and kills seven in the United States, after making landfall on western Cuba as Category 4, and killing 66 in Haiti, eight in the Dominican Republic, and 11 in Jamaica.
  • A Sudanese plane is hijacked shortly after taking off from Nyala in the Darfur region and flown to Kufra in Libya. (CNN)
  • Tamil Tigers carry out an air raid on a major naval base at Trincomalee on the east coast of Sri Lanka, injuring four sailors. (BBC News)
  • Flight delays hit more than two dozen United States airports because of a communication network problem in a Federal Aviation Administration facility in Atlanta, Georgia. (''Chicago Tribune'')

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11006
  • Time: B&W photo of a Russian soldier. Photo-Illustration based on photograph by Umit Bektas/Reuters. Inset
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11001

Books

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

Traffic

By: Tom Vanderbilt

A New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the YearThe Washington Post • The Cleveland Plain-Dealer • Rocky Mountain NewsIn this brilliant, lively, and eye-opening investigation,

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When You Are Engulfed in Flames

By: David Sedaris

"David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art," (The Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book. Trying

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The Lace Reader

By: Brunonia Barry

In the tradition of The Thirteenth Tale, Brunonia Barry’s bewitching gothic novel, The Lace Reader, is a phenomenon. Called “[a] richly imagined saga of passion, suspense, and magic” by Time Magazine,

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Tribute

By: Nora Roberts

**This is a Read Pink edition. In October 2010, Penguin Group (USA) launched a new initiative in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ape Quest

Ape Quest

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Beatmania IIDX 16: Empress

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 2

Genre: Music

Publisher: Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo

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Burning Wheels

Burning Wheels

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360

Publisher: RTL Interactive

Allied Ace Pilots

Allied Ace Pilots

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Action game Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Ghostlight

Barnyard Blast: Swine of the Night

Barnyard Blast: Swine of the Night

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Vintage-style action shooter

Publisher: NA DSI Games; EU Bigben Interactive, Neko Entertainment


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