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Friday 26 December 2008

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyonce. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while American Lion by Jon Meacham was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching World War II in Color. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Boogie Bunnies or Bratz Ponyz 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton

Country: United States

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Seven Pounds

Directed by: Gabriele Muccino

Starring: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson

Country: United States

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Yes Man

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Starring: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper

Country: United States

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Revolutionary Road

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Christopher Fitzgerald

Country: United States

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

World War II in Color

Starring: Robert Powell, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Ramazan Güzeldir

Starring: Burak Aksak, Zeynep Aydin, Ilker Ayrik, Erman Bagri

Country: Turkey

Van Vlees en Bloed

Starring: Koen De Graeve, Mieke De Groote, Reinhilde Decleir, Tom Dewispelaere

Country: Belgium

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Starring: Stewart Lee, Paul Putner, Kevin Eldon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Actors Entertainment

Starring: John Michael Ferrari, Yi Tian, Brett Walkow, Judith Cubas Jones

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 2008 ?

  • 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
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  • China's People's Liberation Army Navy begins escorting three warships (two destroyers and one replenishment oiler) to the Gulf of Aden to combat piracy in Somalia. (Xinhua)
  • Ten suspected former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army are arrested in Serbia. (BBC)
  • Pakistan deploys between five and twenty thousand additional troops along its border with India. (Washington Post)
  • South Korean television workers strike to protest legislation that would permit cross-ownership of newspapers and broadcasters. (Joongang Daily)
  • China's J-10B, the newest member of the Chengdu J-10 family (also known as the '''FC-20'''), makes a successful maiden flight at Chengdu. About 36-100 of these J-10Bs will be delivered to the Pakistani Air Force this year under the designation ampquotFC-20ampquot

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Sport Games on 26 December 2008

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Burnley - Barnsley : 1 - 2
  • Charlton - QPR : 2 - 2
  • Crystal Palace - Norwich : 3 - 1
  • Ipswich - Birmingham : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of 26 December 2008
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Barrow - Wrexham : 1 - 1
  • Burton - York : 2 - 1
  • Cambridge - Histon : 2 - 2
  • Eastbourne Borough - Lewes : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 26 December 2008
League 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Brighton - Colchester : 1 - 2
  • Bristol Rvs - Milton Keynes Dons : 1 - 2
  • Carlisle - Huddersfield : 3 - 0
  • Crewe - Oldham : 0 - 3
See all Football game results of 26 December 2008
League 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Barnet - Aldershot : 0 - 3
  • Brentford - Bournemouth : 2 - 0
  • Bury - Darlington : 2 - 2
  • Chester - Accrington : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 26 December 2008

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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.10271028
  • Time: A Comprehensive Look Back at 2008 Through a Collection of Serious and Not-So-Serious Top 10s
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11037


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

American Lion

By: Jon Meacham

Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency.

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Your Heart Belongs To Me

By: Dean Koontz

For one man, they are the five most terrifying words of all . . . One year after the heart transplant that saved his life, thirty-five-year-old Ryan Perry has never felt

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The Charlemagne Pursuit

By: Steve Berry

As a child, former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone was told that his father died in a submarine disaster in the North Atlantic.

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New Moon

By: Stephenie Meyer

Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Browser

Genre: Adventure, puzzle

Publisher: Armor Games

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Boogie Bunnies

Boogie Bunnies

Platform: Xbox 360 (XBLA), PC

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Sierra Online

Bratz Ponyz 2

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: The Game Factory

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Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Ubisoft

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Call of Duty: World at War

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Wii

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Activision

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