Wednesday August 29, 2018

US date format: 8/29/2018, UK date format: 29/8/2018

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 29, 2018). The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative). Life Itself, directed by Dan Fogelman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018 while Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nazar.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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Events

  • A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. (Stuff)
  • The Swar Chaung dam bursts in Yedashe Township, Bago Region, Myanmar, flooding around a hundred villages and forcing roughly 50,000 people to flee their homes. One person is missing and the country's main highway is flooded. (The Guardian)
  • The Philippine Navy's Gregorio del Pilar-class frigate BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) runs aground on the disputed Half Moon Shoal in the South China Sea. (ABC News)
  • Germany–Namibia relations: Germany hands over to Namibia the human remains—19 skulls, a scalp and bones—of Herero and Nama tribespeople among the tens of thousands killed by the German Empire between 1904 and 1908. (Al Jazeera)
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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Life Itself

Life Itself

Directed by: Dan Fogelman

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening, Mandy Patinkin

Black Wake

Black Wake

Directed by: Jeremiah Kipp

Starring: Nana Gouvea, Tom Sizemore, Eric Roberts, Jonny Beauchamp

The Proposal

The Proposal

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson

Country: United States of America

Frat Pack

Frat Pack

Directed by: Michael Philip

Starring: Richard Alan Reid, Rachel Risen, Lochlyn Munro, Danny Trejo

Affairs of State

Affairs of State

Directed by: Eric Bross

Starring: Thora Birch, Mimi Rogers, Adrian Grenier, David James Elliott

TV Series

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

Nazar

Directed by: Soni Razdan

Dying to Belong

Dying to Belong

Directed by: William A. Graham

Castle Rock

Castle Rock

Directed by: Craig Clyde

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Directed by: Keith Merrill

Take Two

Take Two

Directed by: Rober Kollar

Days to next August 29

If August 29, 2018 is your birthday you're 1 year, 11 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 17 days.
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Books

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Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Girl, Wash Your Face

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Subtitle: "Stop Believing The Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant To Be"

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things

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Ruth Jefferson, an experienced black nurse, is asked by white supremacists not to touch their newborn baby — who goes into distress

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is now a major motion picture streaming on Netflix! Lara Jean’s love life gets complicated in this New York Times bestselling “lovely, lighthearted romance” (School Library Journal) from the bestselling author of The …

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians

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Rachel Chu discovers her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, comes from a rich family in Singapore; first in trilogy

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects

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Journalist Camille Preaker’s troubled past haunts her when she covers the murders of two preteen girls in her hometown

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $80.44
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $220.15
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $110.45
  • General Electric GE: opens at $12.77
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $146.87

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 0.8539 EUR
  • 1 USD = 111.725 JPY
  • 1 USD = 0.7678 GBP
  • 1 USD = 1.3683 AUD
  • 1 USD = 1.2912 CAD

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