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Thursday 31 August 2006

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to London Bridge by Fergie. In UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits. The Lives of Others, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while The Messenger by Daniel Silva was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mondenii. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ankh: Heart of Osiris or ARMA: Armed Assault.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Lives of Others

Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Starring: Ulrich Mhe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch

Country: United States

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Little Children

Directed by: Todd Field

Starring: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson

Country: United States

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Directed by: Neveldine

Starring: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Carlos Sanz

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mike Judge

Starring: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard

Country: United States

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Directed by: Steve Pink

Starring: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Andreea Gramosteanu, Mirela Zeta, Mihai Bendeac, Angel Popescu

Country: Romania

Reader, I Married Him

Starring: Daisy Goodwin, Sophie Kinsella, Joanna Trollope

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Starring: Peter Capaldi

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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World Series of Pop Culture

Starring: Pat Kiernan, Erin Payton, Lisa Guerrero

Country: United States

The Lab

Written by: Darrel Bristow-Bovey, Charlie Sapadin, Richard Beynon

Starring: Fana Mokoena, Mothusi Magano, Graham Hopkins, Terence Bridgett

Country: South Africa

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 2006 ?

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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  • Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.
  • The US contractor Lockheed Martin is chosen over an alliance of Northrop Grumman and Boeing to build the new spacecraft ''Orion. Orion'' was previously known as the Crew Exploration Vehicle. ''Orion'' will go eventually to the moon by 2014. MSNBC
  • The United Nations Security Council approves resolution 1706, which is meant to resolve the Darfur conflict. (Globe and Mail)
  • The annual development report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development criticizes Japan and Germany for not doing enough to stabilize international trade by buying imports. (BBC News)
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis win a court ruling in the US banning Apotex from selling a generic version of Plavix, the world's second best-selling medicine. Apotex had won over 50 per cent of all US prescriptions since the sale of the drug began on August 8. (Bloomberg)

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

The Messenger

By: Daniel Silva

Gabriel Allon, art restorer and spy, is about to face the greatest challenge of his life.Allon is recovering from his grueling showdown with a Palestinian master terrorist, when terrorism comes to

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Twelve Sharp

By: Janet Evanovich

Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, where bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's life is about to implode in Janet Evanovich's wildest, hottest novel yet! FIRST A STRANGER APPEARSWhile chasing down the usual cast of miscreants and weirdos, Stephanie discovers that a crazed ...

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By: Ann Coulter

"If a martian landed in America and set out to determine the nation's official state religion, he would have to conclude it is liberalism, while Christianity and Judaism are prohibited by law.Many

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By: Sylvia Browne

In her most personal book to date, New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Browne shares intimate stories about her career giving psychic readings.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battle Stadium D.O.N

Platform: GameCube, PlayStation 2

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Namco Bandai Games

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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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ARMA: Armed Assault

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Tactical shooter

Publisher: 505 Games Atari

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Bullet Witch

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Third-person shooter Action

Publisher: JP AQ Interactive; NA Atari; EU Atari; AUS Codemasters

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Curious George

Platform: Xbox Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance PlayStation 2 Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Namco Vivendi Games

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