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Friday 26 August 2011

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 26, 2011). The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) by Katy Perry. Carnage, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011 while The Magician King by Lev Grossman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dark Matters: Twisted But True. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Black Mirror III: Final Fear or Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
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What the sky looked like on 26 August 2011

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


Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly

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A Dangerous Method

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel

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Directed by: Madonna

Starring: Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy, Andrea Riseborough, Oscar Isaac

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Directed by: Alex Kendrick

Starring: Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel, Kevin Downes, Renee Jewell

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Directed by: John Singleton

Starring: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jake Andolina

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TV Series

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

Dark Matters: Twisted But True

Directed by: Wide Eyed Entertainment

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Black Dynamite

Directed by: Scott Sanders

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Dirty Money

Directed by: Adam Tysoe

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Against the Wall

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

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Sweet Home Alabama

Directed by: WDP

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 2011 ?

  • 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:
See famous people born on 26 August
  • Al Arabiya television reports that three rockets have hit the border area between Kuwait and Iraq. (Reuters)
  • As many as ten people are feared dead after a bomb explodes at a United Nations building in Abuja, Nigeria. (Sky News)
  • The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China bars 100 songs from music download sites including Lady Gaga's ampquotJudasampquot and Katy Perry's ampquotLast Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)ampquot. (AP via Google News)
  • Ben Bernanke, the Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve, gives a keynote address at a central banks conference at the US resort of Jackson Hole, Wyoming as statistics show that the US economy grew by 1%. (Reuters via CNBC)
  • The Federal Reserve announces that it will hold hearings on the proposed acquisition, by Capital One, of ING Direct, a potential $9 billion deal. (Reuters)

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Sport Games on 26 August 2011

Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Hertha - Stuttgart : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 26 August 2011
Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Bochum - Greuther Furth : 1 - 4
  • Duisburg - Dresden : 3 - 0
  • Ingolstadt - Hansa Rostock : 3 - 1
See all Football game results of 26 August 2011
La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Girona - Elche : 1 - 4
See all Football game results of 26 August 2011
Division 2
Football (France)
  • Amiens - Boulogne : 0 - 0
  • Angers - Reims : 0 - 0
  • Arles - Le Havre : 1 - 0
  • Bastia - Clermont : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 26 August 2011

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 26, 2011 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2011 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. I'm On One - DJ Khaled Featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
  2. Sure Thing - Miguel
  3. Motivation - Kelly Rowland Featuring Lil Wayne
  4. How To Love - Lil Wayne
  5. Quickie - Miguel
  6. Nicki Minaj - Super Bass
  7. Otis - Jay Z Kanye West Featuring Otis Redding
  8. Beyonce - Best Thing I Never Had
  9. My Last - Big Sean Featuring Chris Brown
  10. She Ain't You - Chris Brown
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Amor Clandestino - Mana
  2. Taboo - Don Omar
  3. Give Me Everything - Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
  4. Di Que Regresaras - La Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga
  5. You - Romeo Santos
  6. Te Amo y Te Amo - La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas
  7. Olvidame - Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
  8. Ven A Bailar - Jennifer Lopez Featuring Pitbull
  9. Donde Estas Presumida - Chuy Lizarraga y Su Banda Tierra Sinaloense
  10. Prometi - Intocable
Top #10 Rock songs
  1. The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  2. Walk - Foo Fighters
  3. Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
  4. Country Song - Seether
  5. So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold
  6. Coldplay - Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
  7. Rope - Foo Fighters
  8. Lowlife - Theory Of A Deadman
  9. Not Again - Staind
  10. Up All Night - Blink-182


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

The Magician King

By: Lev Grossman

Return to Fillory in the riveting sequel to the New York Times bestseller and literary phenomenon, The Magicians, from the author of the #1 bestselling The Magician’s Land.Quentin

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State Of Wonder

By: Ann Patchett

"Expect miracles when you read Ann Patchett's fiction."—New York Times Book ReviewAward-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett returns with a provocative and assured novel of morality and miracles, science

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By: Tina Fey

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a

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Ghost Story

By: Jim Butcher

When an unknown someone shoots him and leaves him to die, Harry Dresden hopes he might be heading to a better place.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Tactical role-playing game, Real-time tactics (Campaign, The Last Stand), Real-time strategy (Skirmish)

Publisher: THQ (former) Sega (current)


Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Codemasters

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Black Mirror III: Final Fear

Black Mirror III: Final Fear

Platform: Windows

Genre: Adventure, horror

Publisher: Viva Media

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Platform: Microsoft Windows OS X PlayStation 3 Wii U Xbox 360

Genre: Action role-playing, first person shooter[1][2] stealth

Publisher: Square Enix

Bleach: Soul Resurrección

Bleach: Soul Resurrección

Platform: PlayStation 3

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Sony Computer Entertainment; NA NIS America; EU NIS America

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

News articles
A Big Purchase for Bloomberg

Bloomberg L.P.’s purchase of the Bureau of National Affairs for about $1 billion cash reflects Bloomberg’s ardor to expand its influence and build a cushion against Wall Street. [..]

In Southwestern France: 'The Most Romantic Place'

An old farmhouse right next to a 13th century abbey is turned into a comfortable home. [..]

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $37.94
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $88.38
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $70.26
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $24.62
Exchange Rates
  • 1 CHF = 7.9237 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 6.5098 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 0.8211 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 6.76 CNY

Home videos

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

The Client List

Studio: Sony

Format: DVD

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Studio: Universal

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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Studio: MPI Home Video

Format: DVD

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Dum Maaro Dum

Studio: Fox

Format: DVD

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Studio: Sony

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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