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Wednesday 26 November 2008

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Terrorist Mumbai . In that special week of November people in US were listening to Live Your Life by T.I.. Twilight, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while A Mercy by Toni Morrison was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Unsung. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien Crush Returns or Blue Dragon Plus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke

Country: United States

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Quantum of Solace

Directed by: Marc Forster

Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric

Country: United States

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Role Models

Directed by: David Wain

Starring: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks

Country: United States

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Directed by: Mark Herman

Starring: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend

Country: United States

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The Wrestler

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood

Country: United States

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TV Series

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


Written by: Joe Heally

Starring: Gary Anthony Williams

Country: United States

Raja Shivchhatrapati

Starring: Rujuta Deshmukh, Sunil Godse, Yatin Karyekar, Amol Kolhe

Country: India

Fighting Angels: The Series

Starring: Ondie Daniel, Brian Stretch, Lem Collins, Shelby Keith

Country: United States

Um Mundo Catita

Starring: Manuel João Vieira, Karley Aida, Duarte Barrilaro Ruas, Phil Mendrix

Country: Portugal

Review with Myles Barlow

Written by: Phil Lloyd, Trent O'Donnell

Starring: Phil Lloyd, Amanda Bishop, Ivy Nehl, Craig Anderson

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 November 2008 ?

  • Mongolia: Independence Day
  • Russia: St. Yuri's Day (1497 - 1649)
  • Also see November 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. saints - Pope Siricius; celebration of the excellence of Saint Genevieve in Paris.
  • Bah�'f Faith: Day of the Covenant
Famous Birthdays:
  • Terrorist Mumbai: Indian terrorism attack by armed gunmen thought to be outsiders.
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Famous Deaths:
  • The first of many attacks on Mumbai, India are fired. These ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 166 and injure more than 300 people in Mumbai.
  • The United Nations Security Council gave the green light to a plan by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the deployment of an EU civilian police and justice mission in Kosovo. (Reuters)
  • The Czech constitutional court unanimously ruled that the disputed parts of the Lisbon Treaty are in line with the Czech Constitution. (Bloomberg)
  • Woolworths Group PLC agrees to put its chain of 815 stores in the United Kingdom and DVD distribution businesses into administration with 30,000 jobs at risk. (''Times Online'')
  • The European Union proposes a €200 billion stimulus package that will include already-spent money (Al Jazeera)

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

  • Time: Barack Obama as Franklin D. Roosevelt. F.D.R.: AP; Obama: John Gress/Reuters. Insets from left: Damo
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11032
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11031


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

A Mercy

By: Toni Morrison

National BestsellerOne of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the YearIn the 1680s the slave trade in the Americas is still in its infancy.

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Letter To My Daughter

By: Maya Angelou

Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou’s path to living well and living a life with meaning.

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Extreme Measures

By: Vince Flynn

The pulse-pounding thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn features counterterrorism hero Mitch Rapp as he wages a war against a new enemy with the help of a

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The Brass Verdict

By: Michael Connelly

Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alien Crush Returns

Alien Crush Returns

Platform: WiiWare

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Buzz!: The Schools Quiz

Buzz!: The Schools Quiz

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Party, Educational

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Chuck Norris: Bring on the Pain

Chuck Norris: Bring on the Pain

Platform: iPhone, J2ME, Brew, BlackBerry

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Gameloft

Age of Booty

Platform: Cloud (OnLive); Microsoft Windows; PlayStation 3; Xbox 360

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Capcom

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Blue Dragon Plus

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Tactical role-playing game

Publisher: JP AQ Interactive; NA UTV Ignition Entertainment

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