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  • Major Events of 2008

     

    Sports

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      Sports

      • MLB: 2008 World Series
        Philadelphia Phillies win 4-1 against Tampa Bay Rays

      - Oct 22& x2026;Philadelphia 3 at Tampa Bay 2

      -Oct 23& x2026; Philadelphia 2 at Tampa Bay 4

      -Oct 25& x2026;Tampa Bay 4 at Philadelphia 3

      -Oct 26& x2026;Tampa Bay 2 at Philadelphia 10

      -Oct 27& x2026;Tampa Bay 3 at Philadelphia 4

      • NFL: Super Bowl XLII
        New York Giants win 17-14 against New England Patriots

      -Super Bowl Box Score:
      New York& x2026;& x2026;.3 0 0 14= 17

      New England& x2026;0 7 0 7= 14

      • Professional Golf
        Men's Majors winners
        - The Masters: Trevor Immelman& x2026;68, 68, 69, 75= 280

      - US Open: Tiger Woods& x2026;Sudden Death playoff- 4

      - British Open: Padraig Harrington& x2026; 283 (+3)

      - PGA Championship: Pádraig Harrington 71-74-66-66=277

      Women's Majors winners
      - Kraft Nabisco Championship: Lorena Ochoa& x2026;. 68-71-71-67= 277

      - US Women's Open: Inbee Park& x2026;283
      - LPGA Championship: Yani Yseng& x2026;276
      - Weetabix Women's British Open: Jiyai Shin& x2026;270

      •       2008 Summer Olympics

      -Medal Table (gold, silver, bronze)

      China& x2026;51, 21, 28= 100

      United States& x2026;36, 38, 36= 110

      Russia& x2026; 23, 21, 28=72

      Great Britain& x2026;19, 13, 15=47

      Germany& x2026;16, 10, 15= 41


    Popular Songs

    1 Beyonce Irreplaceable
    2 Rihanna feat. Jay-Z Umbrella
    3 Gwen Stefani feat. Akon The Sweet Escape
    4 Fergie Big Girls Don't Cry
    5 T-Pain feat. Yung Joc Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')
    6 Carrie Underwood Before He Cheats
    7 Plain White T's Hey There Delilah
    8 Akon feat. Snoop Dogg I Wanna Love You
    9 Nelly Furtado Say It Right
    10 Fergie feat. Ludacris Glamorous

    Popular Movies

    • ·      The Dark Knight

      ·      Twilight

      ·      Forgetting Sarah Marshall

      ·      Iron Man

      ·      Wall-E

      ·      Taken

      ·      The Hurt Locker

      ·      Gran Torino

      ·      Slumdog Millionaire

      ·      The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

       

     

    50th Grammy Awards

    • Record of the Year: “Rehab”- Amy Winehouse
    • Song of the Year: “Rehab”- Amy Winehouse
    • Album of the Year: River: The Joni Letters- Herbie Hancock
    • Best New Artist: Amy Winehouse
    • Record of the Year: “Rehab”- Amy Winehouse Song of the Year: “Rehab”- Amy Winehouse Album of the Year: River: The Joni Letters- Herbie Hancock Best New Artist: Amy Winehouse

     

     

    76th Academy Awards

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      • Best Picture: No Country for Old Men
      • Best Director: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men
      • Best actor in a leading role: Daniel Day Lewis for There Will Be Blood
      • Best actress in a leading role: Marion Cotillard for La Vie En Rose
      • Best actor in a supporting role: Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men
      • Best actress in a supporting role: Tilda Swinton for Michael Clayton

     

    Nobel Prizes

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    • Peace: Martti Ahtisaari "for his important efforts, on several continents and over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts"
    • Physiology or Medicine: Harald zur Hausen "for his discovery of human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer
    • Economic Sciences: Paul Krugman "for his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity"
    • Chemistry: Gerhard Ertl "for his studies of chemical processes on solid surfaces"
    • Physics: Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie and Roger Y. Tsien "for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP"
    • Literature: Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio "author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    • • Public Service: The Washington Post
      • Breaking News Reporting: Staff of The Washington Post
      • Investigative Reporting: Walt Bogdanich and Jake Hooker, The New York Times; Staff of Chicago Tribune
      • Explanatory Reporting: Amy Harmon, New York Times
      • Local Reporting: David Umhoefer, Milwaukee Journal
      • National Reporting: Jo Becker and Barton Gellman, The Washington Post
      • International Reporting: Steve Fainaru, The Washington Post
      • Feature Writing: Gene Weingarten, The Washington Post
      • Commentary: Steven Pearlstein, The Washington Post
      • Criticism: Mark Feeny, The Boston Globe
      • Editorial Writing: no award
      • Editorial Cartooning: Micahel Ramierz, Investor’s Business Daily
      • Breaking News Photography: Adrees Ltif, Reuters
      • Feature Photography: Preston Gannaway, Concord (NH) Monitor
      • Fiction: The Brief Wondorus Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
      • Drama: “August: Osage County”, Tracy Letts
      • History: "What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848" by Daniel Walker Howe (Oxford University Press)
      • Biography or Autobiography: "Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father" by John Matteson (W. W. Norton)
      • Poetry: Time and Materials by Robert Hass (Ecco/HarperCollins) and Failure by Philip Schultz (Harcourt)
      • General Nonfiction: The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 by Saul Friedländer (HarperCollins)
      Music: "The Little Match Girl Passion" by David Lang