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Today in the World Countries

  • Prayer Day is being celebrated in Faroe Islands
  • Union Day is being celebrated in Tanzania
  • People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Brazilian Portuguese-language Michaelis dictionary adds "pelé" as a new adjective to its online edition, meaning "exceptional, incomparable, unique".
  • Writer E. Jean Carroll testifies in a NY court that Donald Trump raped her in a department store in the 1990s.
  • Saint X: Season 1 is released. Alison's (West Duchovny) mysterious death during a family vacation in the Caribbean continues to affect her younger sister (Alycia Debnam-Carey) 20 years later in Leila Gerstein's adaptation of Alexis Schaitkin's novel of the same name.
  • Cassette Beasts for PC is released. Grab your cassette player, it's time to transform! Collect awesome monster forms to use during turn-based battles in this indie open-world RPG. Combine any two monster forms using Cassette Beasts' Fusion System to create unique and powerful new ones!Welcome to New Wirral, a remote island inhabited by creatures you've only dreamed of, nightmares you hopefully haven't, and a cast of brave folks who use cassette tapes to transform for battle. To find a way home you'll need to explore every inch of the island, and record monsters to tape to gain their abilities!
  • Honkai: Star Rail for PC is released. Honkai: Star Rail features a game world awaiting discovery with elements of myths and legends blended into the space sci-fi story. Honkai: Star Rail invites players to board the Astral Express and travel across unique worlds, each filled with different adventures and surprises. During the whirlwind trip of a star-chasing ride, players will meet new companions as well as faces familiar to series fans, resolving [Stellaron]-related conflicts, and eventually unraveling the mysteries concealed within.This role-playing game features a newcomer-friendly strategic turn-based combat system and large maps and mazes involving puzzle-solving and exploration, providing players with epic combat and a journey of discovery full of surprises and rewards.
  • US President Joe Biden announces his bid for a second term saying he has a “job to finish”.

On this day in 2022

  • Russia says it will stop supplying gas to Poland and Bulgaria, after the countries refused to pay in rubles, escalating the energy supply standoff between Russia and Europe.
  • US infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci says that the country is out of the "Pandemic Phase" - for the moment.
  • Ismail Ogan, Turkish freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 78kg 1964, silver 1960), who died at 89.
  • King Arthur: Knight's Tale for PC is released. A unique hybrid between turn-based tactical games and traditional, character-centric RPGs. Knight's Tale is a modern retelling of a classic Arthurian mythology story filtered through the dark fantasy tropes, a twist on the traditional tales of chivalry.
  • Galactic Civilizations IV for PC is released. Warfare. Planetary Conquest. Cultural Domination. Political Alliances. Technological Supremacy. How will you achieve victory? Galactic Civilizations IV is a space-based 4X strategy game set in the 24th century. Humans have discovered faster-than-light travel, and aliens compete with humanity for dominion of the galaxy. You begin the game with only your home planet and must research new technologies, explore the known galaxy, and colonize new worlds while keeping your people at home happy. At the same time, you will engage in trade, diplomacy, intrigue and war with other alien civilizations.
  • The Serpent Rogue for PC is released. The Serpent Rogue is an action-adventure game set in a medieval fantasy world. Master the art of alchemy, explore forgotten lands, and protect the realm from impending disaster. You will craft, brew, boil, & concoct potions all in your stead to defeat an ominous danger!
  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War for Switch is released. The resistance have defeated Zombie Hitler and cast him into Hell but the dead rise once again with greater hunger than before.Continue the alternate history of Zombie Army Trilogy in huge new levels, and uncover a sinister plan that takes the Survivor Brigade across Italy and beyond!Fight the forces of darkness in corpse-riddled canals, survive a Zombie Zoo, and journey to dark, inexplicable places no person has been before and lived to tell the tale!

On this day in 2021

  • The US, the EU and other countries announce they are sending pandemic aid to India as it's COVID-19 pandemic crisis continues to worsen.
  • US Census results shows its population growth second slowest in recorded history, population at 331,449,281 with only 7.4% increase on 2010.
  • Kanye West's Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototype trainers sell for a record $1.8 million in a private sale at Sotheby's.
  • Dick Mann, American motorcycle racer (A.M.A. Grand National C'ship 1963,71; Motorcycle Hall of Fame 1998), who died at 86.
  • Albert "Al" Schmitt, American Grammy Award-winning recording engineer and record producer (Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand), who died at 91 [2].
  • Tamara Press, Soviet athlete (Olympic gold shot put 1960,64; discus 1960,64), who died at 83.

On this day in 2020

  • Kristi Schmitt, Race Car Driver.
  • Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels: Season 1 is released. Set in 1938 Los Angeles, detective Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) and his partner Lewis Michener (Nathan Lane) investigate a shocking murder and soon find themselves facing strange and powerful forces like Magda (Natalie Dormer) in this next (but unrelated) chapter of John Logan's Penny Dreadful.
  • Ron Marlenee, American politician (Rep-R-MT,1977-93), who died at 84.

On this day in 2019

  • " No religion" tops survey of American religious identity for the first time at 23.1% edging out Catholics 23.0% and evangelicals 22.5%, in long-running General Social Survey.
  • Molly Hatchet singer Phil McCormack died age 58. He’d fronted the Southern rock band since 1996 after having performed with them previously, taking over from Danny Joe Brown..
  • Six suspected militants connected to Sri Lankan terror attacks killed along with ten others in a shootout with police in Sainthamaruthu.
  • David McNee, Scottish law enforcement officer (City of Glasgow/Strathclyde Police Chief Constable,1971-77; Metropolitan Police Commissioner,1977-82), who died at 94.
  • Body at Brighton Rock is released. Wendy, a part-time summer employee at a mountainous state park, takes on a rough trail assignment at the end of the season, trying to prove to her friends that she's capable enough to do the job. When she takes a wrong turn and ends up deep in the backcountry, she stumbles upon what might be a potential crime scene. Stuck with no communication after losing her radio and with orders to guard the site, Wendy must fight the urge to run and do the harder job of staying put - spending the night deep in the wilderness, facing down her worst fears and proving to everyone - including herself - that she's made of stronger stuff than they think she is.
  • J.T. Leroy is released. A young woman named Savannah Knoop (Kristen Stewart) spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author and cult status character J.T. LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law (Laura Dern).
  • I Trapped the Devil is released. Christmas is supposed to be a time for peace and joyful family reunions. But when Matt (AJ Bowen) and his wife Karen (Susan Burke) show up unannounced at the home of his estranged brother Steve (Scott Poythress) to celebrate the holidays, they are instead greeted with a horrifying surprise: trapped in the basement is a man. But not just any man. Steve believes that his hostage is none other than the devil himself. As shock and skepticism turn to fear and paranoia, Matt and Karen find themselves facing a terrifying quandary: is Steve dangerously unhinged? Or could the mysterious stranger really be evil incarnate? Either way, the stage is set for a true Christmas from hell. [IFC Midnight]
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  • Avengers: Endgame is released. The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films.
  • The White Crow is released. The story of Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West.
  • Chambers: Season 1 is released. 17-year-old Sasha Yazzie (Sivan Alyra Rose) looks into the circumstances behind the donor heart she received, only to start developing characteristics of the deceased in this supernatural drama created and written by Leah Rachel.
  • Blue With Lou was released by Nils Lofgren. The first new studio release in eight years for the E Street Band member features six songs co-written with Lou Reed.
  • CrasH Talk was released by ScHoolboy Q. The fifth full-length studio release for the Southern California rapper features guest appearances from 21 Savage,6LACK, Kid Cudi, Lil Baby, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign, and YG.
  • Designer was released by Aldous Harding. The third full-length release for the New Zealand singer-songwriter was produced by John Parish.
  • Fever Breaks was released by Josh Ritter. The 10th full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter was produced by Jason Isbell and features contributions from Amanda Shires and members of Isbell's the 400 Unit.
  • Fishing for Fishies was released by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. The latest full-length studio release for the Australian psychedelic rock band features elements from blues music.
  • Hurts 2B Human was released by P!nk. Th eighth full-length release for the pop singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Cash Cash, Khalid, Chris Stapleton, and Wrabel.
  • I Need a New War was released by Craig Finn. The third and final part of the The Hold Steady frontman's solo trilogy of albums that began with 2015's Faith In The Future was produced by Josh Kaufman.
  • Grim Town was released by SOAK. The second full-length release for the Northern Ireland singer-songwriter was recorded with Ant Whiting.
  • In League with Dragons was released by The Mountain Goats. The 17th full-length studio release for the indie folk band led by John Darnielle was produced by Owen Pallett.
  • In the End was released by The Cranberries. The final release for Dolores O'Riordan (who passed away in January 2018) and the Irish rock band was produced by Stephen Street.
  • Love + Fear was released by MARINA. The fourth full-length album by Marina Diamand is the first with her shortened name (previously under Marina And The Diamonds) features a collaboration with Clean Bandit and Luis Fonsi.
  • Oh My God was released by Kevin Morby. The fifth full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter was produced by Sam Cohen.
  • Peter Doherty & the Puta Madres was released by Peter Doherty & the Puta Madres. The debut full-length release for Doherty's latest band was recorded live near a fishing village in France over four days and was produced by Jai Stanley.
  • Seeing Other People was released by Foxygen. The fifth full-length release for Jonathan Rado and Sam France was self-produced and mixed by Shawn Everett.
  • Violet Street was released by Local Natives. The fourth full-length release for Los Angeles-based indie rock band was produced by Shawn Everett.
  • Days Gone for PlayStation 4 is released. Set in the beautiful, volcanic scarred high-desert of the Pacific Northwest, Days Gone is an open-world action-adventure game in which you assume the role of Deacon St. John, a Drifter and bounty hunter who would rather risk the dangers of the broken road than live in one of the “safe” wilderness encampments. The game takes place two years following a global pandemic which has wiped out just about everyone, but transformed millions of others into what survivors call Freakers – mindless, feral creatures, more animal than human but very much alive and rapidly evolving. Made up of hundreds of individual Freakers, Hordes eat, move and attack together, seemingly as one. Some Hordes roam the highways at night, while others, like the one in the demo, have found a food source that keeps it in a single location. Skills learned in his prior life as an outlaw biker have given Deacon a slight edge in the seemingly never-ending fight to stay alive. But will it be enough? [Bend Studios]
  • BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! for Switch is released. The fan-favorite puzzle series is back for the first time on Nintendo Switch with a brand new game. In addition to 270 new levels, two players can work as a team to solve puzzles in a new co-op mode. As a bonus, players who complete the game can access a new adventure starring Qudy.
  • Super Blood Hockey for Switch is released. Relive the golden age of arcade sports gaming with Super Blood Hockey — A violent homage to classic 8-bit and 16-bit ice hockey games. Now featuring the Franchise Mode update.
  • Waorani people of Pastaza win landmark environmental case against the Ecuadorian government to protect half a million acres of their territory in the Amazon rainforest.

On this day in 2018

  • Serial killer "Golden State Killer" identified after 40 years as a former police officer, responsible for 12 killings,50 rapes in California.
  • Comedian Bill Cosby is found guilty of sexual assault in Pennsylvania.
  • NFL Draft: Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield first pick by Cleveland Browns; 4 QBs taken in top 10 selections for first time in history.
  • Charles Neville, American vocalist & saxophonist (Neville Brothers), who died of pancreatic cancer at 79.
  • Inked: A Tale of Love for PC is released. Inked is a tale of love and vengeance told in ink on paper. You play as the Nameless Hero who sets out on a journey in a vast landscape filled with puzzles for you to solve. Each puzzle takes you closer to your lost love, unraveling a story that will forever change you.
  • Light Fall for PC is released. Explore the Forgotten World of Numbra to uncover your mysterious past and save the land from an imminent threat. In this land of eternal night, you will rely on your Shadow Core to brave the many challenges and foes standing in your way. Do you have what it takes to survive in perilous Numbra?
  • Solo for PC is released. Solo is an introspective puzzler set on a gorgeous and surreal archipelago. Reflect on your loving relationships by exploring contemplative, dream-like islands.
  • Late Shift for Switch is released. Late Shift is a high stakes FMV crime thriller. After being forced into the robbery of a lucrative auction house, mathematics student Matt is left proving his innocence in the brutal London heist. Your choices will have consequences from the very start, right through to the very end. One small decision could change the entire outcome in a choose-your-own-adventure style gameplay that can lead to one of seven conclusions.Written by the author of Sherlock Holmes (2009 film), experience a gripping live-action crime thriller with a total of over 180 decision points. Do you steal the car or do you run away? Do you follow orders or sabotage the plan? You'll have just seconds to decide as the film continues to roll with no pauses and no looping footage.
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy for Switch is released. This collection includes Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 and Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst.
  • Saturday Morning RPG for Switch is released. Saturday Morning RPG is an episodic role-playing game set in world heavily inspired by 1980s Saturday morning cartoons. Players take the role of Martin Marty Michael Hall, an average high-school student who has just been granted an incredible power. This power leads him to attract the ire of the worlds most notorious villain, Commander Hood.
  • A Robot Named Fight! for Switch is released. - Gameplay -A Robot Named Fight is a Metroidvania roguelike focused on exploration and item collection. Take on the role of a lone robot tasked with stopping a the entity known as Megabeast. Explore procedurally-generated labyrinths, uncover randomized power-ups and artifacts, find secrets, and blast meaty creatures in this deliciously gory Metroidvania.- Story -Millennia of peace have passed since the mechanical gods ascended and left the lower order robots to cultivate the world. Unfortunately for those left behind, something forgotten and terrible stirs amidst the stars: the Megabeast, a pulsating moon-sized orb of flesh, eyes, mouths and reproductive organs unleashing its children onto the world like an unstoppable plague.- Key Features -- Explore a procedurally-generated labyrinth with more than 4 billion unique runs.- Prove your worth with true permadeath.- Take on over 60 menacing enemies solo or with a friend via local co-op.- Adapt to a different item set every run with more than 80 unique items- Complete achievements to unlock new content.- Play using your favorite controller.- Enjoy an unreasonable amount of meat!

On this day in 2017

  • " The Handmaid's Tale" debuts on Hulu starring Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski, based on the book by Margaret Atwood.
  • Raj Bagri, Indian-British merchant in metal, who died at 86.
  • Jonathan Demme, American film director (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), who died at 73.
  • Obit is released. It's a shame no one wants to talk to them at parties, because obituary writers are a surprisingly funny bunch. Ten hours before newspapers hit neighborhood doorsteps—and these days, ten minutes before news hits the web—an obit writer is racing against deadline to sum up a long and newsworthy life in under 1000 words. The details of these lives are then deposited into the cultural memory amid the daily beat of war, politics, and football scores. Obit. is the first documentary to explore the world of these writers and their subjects, focusing on the legendary team at The New York Times, who approach their daily work with journalistic rigor and narrative flair. Going beyond the byline and into the minds of those chronicling life after death on the freshly inked front lines of history, the film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory, and the inevitable passage of time. What do we choose to remember? What never dies? [Kino Lorber]
  • Scanner Sombre for PC is released. Regaining consciousness you smell the damp. Opening your eyes you see the stone walls of the chamber flickering by the light of the fire; you stumble to your feet and kick a helmet clattering across the floor. Slowly the ache in your head begins to subside and you notice the beginnings of a passage. After a few steps the darkness consumes you. Returning to the safely of the fire you see a LIDAR scanner on the floor - a trigger press results in a faint glow coming from inside the helmet. You put the helmet on, adjust the beam-width and proceed into the abyss.
  • Gift Ngoepe becomes 1st black African to play in Major League Baseball, for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

On this day in 2016

  • CEO of Chobani, Hamdi Ulukaya, announces that he will be giving his employees 10% of the shares in Chobani.
  • A list of tracks by a death metal band was accidentally printed on the back of a new album by UK comedian Bernie Clifton.The 80-year-old (who is famous for riding a yellow ostrich), said he was "fuming and furious" about the error, which saw songs by the group Abhorrent Decimation printed on his new CD..
  • Sega 3D Classics Collection for 3DS is released. A collection of 9 classic SEGA games in one package. From the arcades straight to your Nintendo 3DS, experience the classics that defined the genres in gameplay. The games are:-Power Drift-Puyo Puyo 2-Maze Walker-Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa-Fantazy Zone II W-Sonic The Hedgehog-Thunder Blade-Galaxy Force II-Altered Beast
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries for PC is released. he Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries stars the iconic, blade-wielding character from Robert Kirkman's best-selling comic books, portrayed in-game by award-winning actress Samira Wiley. Haunted by her past, and coping with unimaginable loss and regret, the story explores Michonne's absence between issues #126 and #139 of the comic book. Over the three episodes of the miniseries, players will discover what took Michonne away from Rick, Ezekiel, and the rest of her trusted group... and what brought her back.
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft - Whispers of the Old Gods for PC is released. This sinister expansion revolves around the dark influence of the Old Gods, ancient and unspeakably evil creatures that have long lay hidden, imprisoned in the dark places of the world millennia ago. Despite their imprisonment, these shadowy beings' influence can be felt in every corner of Azeroth, twisting and corrupting any who hear their maddening whispers. With an army of followers performing forbidden empowerment rituals, the tentacles of these massive horrors are growing rapidly toward the light, eager to bring their own kind of excitement to the sunlit kingdoms and merry taverns of Azeroth.
  • Alienation for PlayStation 4 is released. Unleash a devastating array of conventional, hybrid and Alien weaponry and eliminate the Alien masses with extreme firepower in massively destructible environments where collateral damage can literally bring the house down.
  • Rocketbirds 2: Evolution for PlayStation 4 is released. iL Putzki, that dastardly Penguin despot, is still alive - and the evil totalitarian Penguin regime seems stronger than ever! What's up with that? Uncover the sinister plot as Hardboiled Chicken, the Original Coq of War, and put an end to it, once and for all - in the full, single player story campaign. After the fall of Albatropolis, General Puff and the Budgie Commandos have set up residence in the old hotel and are getting themselves organized. Assemble a strike force of great magnitude and go on rescue missions behind enemy lines in the game's 1 - 4 player Rescue Mode. Leave no bird behind.
  • King's Quest Chapter 3: Once Upon a Climb for PlayStation 4 is released. Continuing Sierra and The Odd Gentlemen’s modern reimagining of the classic adventure game series, Once Upon A Climb focuses on King Graham’s quest to rescue his future bride—Queen Valanice—from the wicked witch Hagatha’s tower.
  • The Magic Circle: Gold Edition for PlayStation 4 is released. A story-driven puzzler. It’s a dark comedy about a legendary game that has been stuck in development hell for 20 years, and only you can save it.
  • ZEN Pinball 2: Aliens Vs. Pinball for PlayStation 4 is released. Survive Xenomorph encounters in three thrilling pinball tables inspired by the ALIEN franchise. - Join Ellen Ripley as she confronts the Alien Queen and helps the Colonial Marines eliminate LV-426's alien infestation on the Aliens Pinball table- Help Amanda Ripley survive the dangerous halls of Sevastopol Station while evading a merciless Xenomorph on the Alien: Isolation Pinball table- Defeat Xenomorphs, rise in the ranks of Yautja society, and choose your allies wisely on the Alien vs. Predator Pinball table- Listen to original voiceovers and sound effects directly pulled from the ALIEN franchise- Leaderboards, score tracking, exciting social features, and more
  • Severed for PlayStation Vita is released. Severed follows the saga of a distraught warrior, who is lost in a fantastical world, as she knits together pieces of her story from both the past and the future. As the heroine, players will embark on a journey through a surreal, nonlinear world by using a gesture-based combat mechanic to defeat enemies in this first-person adventure. During their journey, players will unlock new abilities, discover secrets of the land, and grow in power as they master both offensive and defensive techniques.
  • Stranger of Sword City for PlayStation Vita is released. STRANGER OF SWORD CITY is the next step in the evolution of the traditional dungeon RPG genre. This title contains the three core elements of attraction for dungeon RPGs: character creation, conquering various dungeons, and dungeon crawling gameplay. Furthermore, our experience and know-how with a large number of titles within the Dungeon RPG genre has allowed us to create enhanced support features that allow our users to enjoy the title to their hearts content. Players can switch between the beautiful and fantastical art style of Yoko Tsukamoto, or the art style of Oxijiyen, an artist renowned for their cute character graphics, for the NPC illustrations in game.
  • Party Hard for Xbox One is released. In Party Hard, you assume the role of someone who is really tired of the neighbors having loud parties. Instead of calling the police, you decide it’s a better idea to kill everyone – using your faithful knife and the environment. The tactical strategy follows a series of killings at parties through-ought the USA.
  • Hitman - Episode 2: Sapienza for Xbox One is released. The 2nd installment of HITMAN finds Agent 47 traveling to the beautiful, sun-drenched coastal town of Sapienza, Italy. This episode adds a new story mission, new challenges, new weapons and gear, the Italian suit and of course new targets, opportunities and disguises.

On this day in 2015

  • FC Bayern Munich wins the 2014–15 Bundesliga for a 25th time.
  • 35th London Marathon: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge & Ethiopian Tigist Tufa win.
  • Jayne Meadows, American actress (Dark Delusion, David and Bathsheba) & wife of Steve Allen, who died of natural causes at 95.
  • Happyish: Season 1 is released. The dark comedy from Shalom Auslander originally set with Philip Seymour Hoffman before his death in 2014, sees Steve Coogan as Thom Payne, a 44-year old in advertising, who begins reevaluating what's important in his life after facing his new 25-year-old boss.
  • Nursultan Nazarbayev is re-elected President of Kazakhstan with 97.7% of the vote.

On this day in 2014

  • Oratorio for chorus evoking Pennsylvania coal-mining life "Anthracite Fields" by composer Julia Wolfe premieres in Philadelphia (Pulitzer Prize for Music 2015).
  • Actor Brian Baumgartner at the age of 41 weds Celeste Ackelson in Los Angeles, California.
  • Sandro Lopopolo Italian lightweight boxer (Olympic-Silver-1960), who died at 74.


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