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Thursday 26 December 2002

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eve Clone and McKenzie Morales. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lose Yourself by Eminem. In UK Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls was in the top 5 hits. Irreversible, directed by Gaspar No, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while Reversible Errors by Scott Turow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Towards the Republic. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dual Blades or Drakan: The Ancients' Gates.
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 ?

The Life of Mammals

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Top Gear

Starring: Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Ben Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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History of Football: The Beautiful Game

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Firefly

Written by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Country: United States

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Still Game

Starring: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Paul Riley, Mark Cox

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

28 Days Later...

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston

Country: United States

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Drunken Master

Directed by: Woo-ping Yuen

Starring: Jackie Chan, Siu Tien Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang

Country: United States

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25th Hour

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Country: United States

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Catch Me If You Can

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken

Country: United States

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Chicago

Directed by: Rob Marshall

Starring: Rene Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 2002 ?

Holidays:
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Eve Clone: European first human cloned birth, a healthy female born C-section as the mother had a prior child that way.
  • McKenzie Morales: Dancer.
See other famous people born on 26 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Armand Zildjian: American cymbal manufacturer (Born 1921).
  • Herb Ritts: American photographer; Ritts is best known for his celebrity photography, especially for the covers of Rolling Stone magazine and for his work celebrating the human body.
Facts:
  • North Korea is reactivating a plutonium producing nuclear power plant north of Pyongyang after removing United Nations seals on the reactor and degrading the capability of surveillance cameras. This same reactor is thought by U.S. officials as the source for plutonium for two previously produced atomic bombs. North Korea has been named by the George W. Bush Administration as part of the so-called ampquotaxis of evilampquot.
  • War on Terrorism: A Washington Post article quotes numerous anonymous CIA agents who confirm that the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States uses so-called ampquotstress and duressampquot interrogation techniques, which are claimed by human rights activists to be acts of torture. The anonymous agents defend the practice as necessary in light of the September 11 terrorist attacks publicly, US government officials deny the charges, while declining to address specifics. Privately,
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Israel announces it will begin with temporarily providing social services such as education, healthcare, and licenses in the West Bank. The Israeli government claims the move is necessary to provide badly needed services to the Palestinian people in light of the Palestinian Authority's inability to do so. Palestinian officials claim the move is an attempt to undermine the legitimacy of the Palestinian Authority and tantamount to the reinstatement of the Israeli
  • A 55-year-old contractor from Putnam County, West Virginia named Andrew ampquotJackampquot Whittaker Jr won the Christmas Day Powerball jackpot which is the biggest undivided lottery prize in American history.

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Sport Games on 26 December 2002

Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bradford - Stoke : 4 - 2
  • Burnley - Wolves : 2 - 1
  • Coventry - Reading : 2 - 0
  • Derby - Grimsby : 1 - 3
See all Football game results of 26 December 2002
Division 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bristol City - Plymouth : 0 - 0
  • Cheltenham - Crewe : 0 - 4
  • Colchester - Peterboro : 1 - 1
  • Huddersfield - Tranmere : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of 26 December 2002
Division 3
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Boston - York : 3 - 0
  • Cambridge - Southend : 1 - 1
  • Carlisle - Darlington : 2 - 2
  • Hull - Hartlepool : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 26 December 2002
Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Birmingham - Everton : 1 - 1
  • Bolton - Newcastle : 4 - 3
  • Celtic - Hearts : 4 - 2
  • Chelsea - Southampton : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of 26 December 2002

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 2002?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Trent Lott -- Dec. 23, 2002
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9880
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.687688

Books

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

Reversible Errors

By: Scott Turow

Corporate lawyer Arthur Raven is the court-appointed attorney for a Death Row inmate. Convinced his client is innocent thanks to new evidence, Raven is a fervent crusader--and also a rookie in

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My Losing Season

By: Pat Conroy

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERPat Conroy, one of America’s premier novelists, has penned a deeply affecting coming-of-age memoir about family, love, loss, basketball—and life itself.

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Four Blind Mice

By: James Patterson

On the verge of resigning from the D.C. police force, Detective Alex Cross knows he can't refuse this case. His partner John Sampson has a friend who has been framed for murder and is facing the gas chamber.

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Let Freedom Ring

By: Sean Hannity

As Americans, we face two fundamental questions:First, are we truly prepared to fight this new war to wipe out terrorism and terrorist regimes, and win it decisively -- no matter what

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dead to Rights

Platform: Xbox PlayStation 2 GameCube Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action, third-person shooter

Publisher: Namco Electronic Arts (EU)

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Dual Blades

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Metro3D, Inc.

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Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, GameCube, Xbox

Genre: First-person shooter, third-person shooter

Publisher: WW LucasArts; EU Activision (Xbox & GameCube); JP CyberFront (PC); WW Aspyr (Mac)

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Donald Trump's Real Estate Tycoon

Platform: Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP Mobile

Genre: Business simulation game

Publisher: Activision Value (North America) Xplosiv (Europe)

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Drakan: The Ancients' Gates

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

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