Wednesday December 26, 2012

US date format: 12/26/2012, UK date format: 26/12/2012

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 26, 2012). The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Locked Out Of Heaven by Bruno Mars. The Best Offer, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012 while The Racketeer by John Grisham was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Parental Guidance. If you liked videogames you were probably playing ChefVille or Brothers Conflict.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 26, 2012?


Holidays

  • The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 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.
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Events

  • War in Afghanistan (2001–present):: A suicide bomber kills himself and three Afghans (a guard and two civilians) outside the perimeter of Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost, Afghanistan, the scene of an earlier attack in December 2009. (AP via MSN)
  • A suicide bomber kills himself and three Afghans (a guard and two civilians) outside the perimeter of Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost, Afghanistan, the scene of an earlier attack in December 2009. (AP via MSN)
  • The death is announced of Irish poet, essayist, critic and editor Dennis O'Driscoll at the age of 58. (RTÉ News)
  • Gerry Anderson, pioneer of "supermarionation" and creator of classic television series such as Thunderbirds and Stingray, dies aged 83. (BBC)
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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Best Offer

The Best Offer

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Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore

Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland

Country: Italy

Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader

Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader

Directed by: Kevin O'Neill

Starring: Jena Sims, Sean Young, Treat Williams, Sasha Jackson

Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

De l'autre côté du périph

De l'autre côté du périph

Directed by: David Charhon

Starring: Omar Sy, Laurent Lafitte, Sabrina Ouazani, Lionel Abelanski

Dabangg 2

Dabangg 2

Directed by: Arbaaz Khan

Starring: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Prakash Raj, Vinod Khanna

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 26, 2012?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Diamonds
  2. - Thrift Shop
  3. - Girl On Fire
  4. - Swimming Pools (Drank)
  5. - Clique
  6. - Adorn
  7. - F**kin Problems
  8. - Bandz A Make Her Dance
  9. - Thinkin Bout You
  10. - No Worries

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Ho Hey
  2. - Home
  3. - Some Nights
  4. - The A Team
  5. - It's Time
Sport Games on December 26, 2012

Sport Games on December 26, 2012


Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Charleroi - Bergen : 1 - 2
  • Club Brugge - Kortrijk : 0 - 0
  • Lokeren - Cercle Brugge : 3 - 0
  • Mechelen - Gent : 1 - 0
  • Waasland-Beveren - Genk : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of December 26, 2012

Championship

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Barnsley - Birmingham : 1 - 2
  • Bolton - Sheffield Weds : 0 - 1
  • Burnley - Derby : 2 - 0
  • Cardiff - Crystal Palace : 2 - 1
  • Charlton - Ipswich : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of December 26, 2012

Conference

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Barrow - Gateshead : 0 - 2
  • Braintree Town - Cambridge : 0 - 3
  • Dartford - Ebbsfleet : 3 - 1
  • Forest Green - Newport County : 1 - 2
  • Hereford - Kidderminster : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of December 26, 2012

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Dunfermline - Falkirk : 0 - 1
  • Hamilton - Airdrie Utd : 3 - 0
  • Partick - Morton : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of December 26, 2012

TV Series

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

Parental Guidance

Directed by: Andy Fickman

Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit

Directed by: Will Gluck

Euphoria

Euphoria

Directed by: Lee Boot

The Returned

The Returned

Directed by: Manuel Carballo

The Greatest Event in Television History

The Greatest Event in Television History

Days to next December 26

If December 26, 2012 is your birthday you're 7 years, 8 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 3 days.
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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Racketeer by John Grisham

The Racketeer

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“The Racketeer is guilty of only one thing: keeping us engaged until the very last page.”—USA Today #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the history of the United States, only four active federal judges have been murdered.

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Flight Behavior

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"Kingsolver is a gifted magician of words."—TimeThe extraordinary New York Times bestselling author of The Lacuna (winner of the Orange Prize), The Poisonwood Bible (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize), and Animal,

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

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It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who's robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children.

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

The Time Keeper

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From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on Earth to count …

Thomas Jefferson by Jon Meacham

Thomas Jefferson

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land

Platform: iOS, Microsoft Windows, Android

Genre: Tactical role-playing

Publisher: Red Wasp Design

ChefVille

ChefVille

Platform: Internet

Genre: Social simulation game

Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes

Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes

Platform: Windows OS X

Genre: Graphic adventure

Conception Ore no Kodomo o Undekure!

Conception Ore no Kodomo o Undekure!

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Spike Chunsoft

Brothers Conflict

Brothers Conflict

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Romantic comedy, harem

Publisher: Otomate

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $87.21
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $519.00
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $27.03
  • General Electric GE: opens at $20.81
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $192.21

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 85.61 JPY
  • 1 USD = 0.994 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.9131 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.2353 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 113.19 JPY

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