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Friday 26 May 2006

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kingston Rossdale . In that special week of May people in US were listening to SOS by Rihanna. In UK Crazy by Gnarls Barkley was in the top 5 hits. X-Men: The Last Stand, directed by Brett Ratner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while Bad Twin by Gary Troup was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Buildings That Shaped Britain. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Charlotte's Web or Raving Rabbids.
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TV Series

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

Buildings That Shaped Britain

Starring: Simon Thurley, Steven Parissien, Eddie McCann, Anna Keay

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Fun Taiwan

Starring: Janet Hsieh

Ask a Bag Pirate: The Series

Written by: Iabou Windimere

Starring: Iabou Windimere

Country: United States

Mad Labs

Starring: James Quinn

Country: United States

The Angry Video Game Nerd

Written by: James Rolfe, Lucas Zebroski

Starring: James Rolfe

Country: United States

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Movies

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

X-Men: The Last Stand

Directed by: Brett Ratner

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry

Country: United States

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The Da Vinci Code

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno

Country: United States

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Mission: Impossible III

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Starring: Tom Cruise, Michelle Monaghan, Ving Rhames

Country: United States

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Over the Hedge

Directed by: Tim Johnson

Starring: Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell

Country: United States

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Army of Shadows

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 May 2006 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
  • Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
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Facts:
  • The May 2006 Java earthquake kills over 5,700 people and leaves 200,000 homeless.
  • Las Vegas Sands wins the bid to build the first casino Integrated Resort in Singapore, The Marina Bay Sands, at a cost of over S$5 billion. (CNA)
  • Well-known Australian mountain climber Lincoln Hall is reported to have died on Mount Everest, but is later reported to be alive, having survived a night exposed near the summit of the mountain without oxygen. (BBC)
  • In Berlin, Germany, Europe's largest train station, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, is opened by Chancellor Angela Merkel, Deutsche Bahn Chairman Hartmut Mehdorn and Industrial Commissioner of the European Union Günter Verheugen. The station is the hub of routes from Stockholm to Rome and Paris to Moscow. 1,200 trains will depart and arrive every day. The station is expected to have cost €800 million. (BBC)
  • Mahmoud al-Majzoub, a leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, is killed in a car-bombing along with his brother, Nidal. (NYT)

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Books

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Bad Twin

By: Gary Troup

Sometimes evil has a familiar face . . .Paul Artisan, P.I. is a new version of an old breed -- a righter of wrongs, someone driven to get to the bottom

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I Say A Little Prayer

By: E. Lynn Harris

A USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post BestsellerChauncey Greer, the suave and successful owner of the Cute Boy Greeting Card Company, never wants for the attention of guys just as

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Digging To America

By: Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler’s richest, most deeply searching novel–a story about what it is to be an American, and about Iranian-born Maryam Yazdan, who, after 35 years in this country, must finally come

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Mayflower

By: Nathaniel Philbrick

"Vivid and remarkably fresh...Philbrick has recast the Pilgrims for the ages."--The New York Times Book ReviewFinalist for the Pulitzer Prize in historyNew York Times Book Review Top Ten books of the YearHow did America begin? That simple question launches the ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Platform-adventure

Publisher: Konami

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Charlotte's Web

Platform: Game Boy Advance Nintendo DS Microsoft Windows PlayStation 2

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sega

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Dance Factory

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Music

Publisher: Codemasters

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Ankh: Heart of Osiris

Platform: PC (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows)

Genre: Third-person adventure

Publisher: BHV Software

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Raving Rabbids

Genre: Party

Publisher: Ubisoft

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