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Friday 31 October 2008, Halloween

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Whatever You Like by T.I.. Role Models, directed by David Wain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while Brisingr by Christopher Paolini was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Um Mundo Catita. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Collapse or Cory in the House (video game).
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Investigation X

Starring: Terry MacDonald

Country: United States

Mode After Hours

Starring: Becki Newton, Michael Urie

Country: United States

Body in Numbers

Starring: Karl Jenkinson

Country: United States

Mummy Forensics

Starring: Duncan Lees

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Call 911

Starring: J.V. Martin, Adam Sapin, Kieron Elliott, Toni Johnson

Country: United States

Movies

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

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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RocknRolla

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba

Country: United States

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Body of Lies

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 2008 ?

Holidays:
  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 31 October
Famous Deaths:
  • Studs Terkel: American author and radio personality (Born 1912).
Facts:
  • A new study by the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit shows that the warming of Earth's polar regions is caused by humans. (CNN)
  • Libya pays US$1.5 billion in compensation for past terrorist attacks to the United States, clearing the way for normal diplomatic ties between the two countries. (AFP via ABC)
  • Seven people are killed in Tibet's worst snowstorm in recorded history. (Xinhua).
  • The third pipeline bombing in the month of October targets an EnCana-operated gas pipeline near the town of Dawson Creek, British Columbia in Canada. (CBC)
  • The word bitcoin first occurred in the white paper by Satoshi Nakamoto. Such paper laid the foundation of the bitcoin cryptocurrency.

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

New Moon

By: Stephenie Meyer

Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist.

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Brisingr

By: Christopher Paolini

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation. With

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The Lucky One

By: Nicholas Sparks

In his 14th book, bestselling author Nicholas Sparks tells the unforgettable story of a man whose brushes with death lead him to the love of his life.

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Twilight

By: Stephenie Meyer

Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Collapse

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure, third-person shooter, hack and slash

Publisher: Buka Entertainment

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Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

Platform: Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, OS X

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Cory in the House (video game)

Cory in the House (video game)

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Adventure, stealth

Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, iOS, mobile phone, N-Gage, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Action-adventure, hack and slash

Publisher: LucasArts THQ Wireless (iOS, mobile phone, N-Gage) Activision (Japanese version)

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ARCA Sim Racing '08

ARCA Sim Racing '08

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing, Simulator


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