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Today in the World Countries

  • Chakri Day Holiday is being celebrated in Thailand
  • Eid-al-Fitr Holiday is being celebrated in Yemen
  • Ghode Jatra (Kathmandu valley) is being celebrated in Nepal
  • Mozambican Women's Day Holiday is being celebrated in Mozambique
  • People's April Revolution Holiday is being celebrated in Kyrgyzstan
  • People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Graham Knox, Bassist, born in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Kong Socheat, Instagram Star, born in Cambodia.
  • Poppenatelier, Instagram Star, born in Belgium.
  • Michael Lerner, American stage and screen actor (Eight Men Out; Harlem Nights: Barton Fink), who died at 81.

On this day in 2022

  • Pink Floyd reunited to record their first new material in 28 years, a protest song against the Ukraine war. 'Hey Hey, Rise Up!' featured David Gilmour and Nick Mason alongside long-time Floyd bassist Guy Pratt and Nitin Sawhney on keyboards. The song is built around a refrain from Ukrainian singer Andriy Khlyvnyuk of the band Boombox. Gilmour was inspired after being shown Khlyvnyuk's Instagram feed showing footage of himself in Kyiv's Sofiyskaya Square, fully armed and ready to fight the Russian invasion..
  • US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bans Will Smith from attending the Oscars for 10 years after he slapped host Chris Rock on stage during the 2022 ceremony.
  • First all-private space flight, Axiom-1 launches to the International Space Station.
  • Henri Depireux, Belgian soccer midfielder (2 caps; RFC Liège, Standard de Liège) and manager (Cameroon, Congo DR, FC Metz), who died at 78.
  • a-ha: the Movie is released. When a-ha’s breakthrough hit Take On Me shot to 1 on the Billboard charts in 1985, it turned its three young band members into global superstars overnight. While the iconic song and its groundbreaking music video remain ubiquitous to this day, the story of a-ha didn’t end there. After 35 years, a deep catalog of 11 studio albums and 55 million units sold – despite controversies and disagreements – a-ha continues to record music and play to packed arenas around the world.Following Mags, Morten and Pal over a period of four years, a-ha: The Movie provides unprecedented access to the inner workings of the band as well as a career spanning look at one of the most enduring and beloved acts in pop music history.
  • Aline is released. For Aline Dieu, nothing in the world matters more than music, family and love. Her powerful and emotional voice captivates everyone who hears it, including successful manager Guy-Claude Kamar, who resolves to do everything in his power to make her a star. As Aline climbs from local phenomenon to bestselling recording artist to international superstar, she embarks on the two great romances of her life: one with the decades-older Guy- Claude and the other with her adoring audiences. Two-time Ce´sar Award winner Vale´rie Lemercier plays Aline from ages five to 50 in a fictional musical dramedy freely inspired by the life of Celine Dion.
  • The Girl and the Spider is released. As her roommate Lisa prepares to move out of their apartment, Mara contemplates the end of an era. Furniture is moved, walls painted, cupboards built. Amid all the hustle and bustle, secret longings and desires come to the surface and coalesce around the roommates as well as around Lisa’s mother Astrid, the movers, the girls’ old neighbors, the neighbors’ cat, Lisa’s new neighbor and an ever-expanding cast of characters. Day turns into night and one final party in the apartment. When the last box is moved, the fragments of their lives remain.
  • Cow is released. This intimate portrait of one dairy cow’s life highlights the beauty and challenges cows face, and their great service to us all.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is released. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.
  • Metal Lords is released. Two kids want to start a heavy metal band in a high school where exactly two kids care about heavy metal. Hunter (Adrian Greensmith) is a diehard metal fan who knows his history and shreds. His dream is to win the upcoming Battle of the Bands. He enlists his best friend Kevin (Jaeden Martell) to man the drums. But with schoolmates more interested in Bieber than Black Sabbath, finding a bassist is a struggle. Until Kevin overhears Emily (Isis Hainsworth) playing her cello. The motley crew must contend with school, parents, hormones and teen angst while trying to get along long enough for Skullf*cker to win the Battle of the Bands.
  • All the Old Knives is released. When the CIA discovers one of its agents leaked information that cost more than 100 people their lives, veteran operative Henry Pelham (Chris Pine) is assigned to root out the mole from among his former officemates at the agency’s Vienna station. His investigation takes him from Austria to England to California, where he is reunited with his one-time colleague and ex-lover Celia Harrison (Thandiwe Newton). The pair are forced to blur the lines between profession and passion in this riveting tale of global espionage, moral ambiguity, and deadly betrayal. [Amazon]
  • Ambulance is released. Decorated veteran Will Sharp (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), desperate for money to cover his wife’s medical bills, asks for help from the one person he knows he shouldn’t—his adoptive brother Danny (Jake Gyllenhaal). A charismatic career criminal, Danny instead offers him a score: the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history: $32 million. With his wife’s survival on the line, Will can’t say no. But when their getaway goes spectacularly wrong, the desperate brothers hijack an ambulance with a wounded cop clinging to life and ace EMT Cam Thompson (Eiza González) onboard. In a high-speed pursuit that never stops, Will and Danny must evade a massive, city-wide law enforcement response, keep their hostages alive, and somehow try not to kill each other, all while executing the most insane escape L.A. has ever seen.
  • As They Made Us is released. Abigail (Dianna Agron), a divorced mother of two, is struggling to balance the dynamic forces within her dysfunctional family as she attempts to cultivate new love.
  • El Mirador was released by Calexico. The 10th full-length studio release for Arizona duo Calexico was recorded at Sergio Mendoza's home studio and features vocals from Gaby Moreno and Jairo Zavala.
  • Broken Hearts Club was released by Syd. The second full-length release for Los Angeles R&B artist Syd features guest appearances from Kehlani, Lucky Daye and Smino.
  • Bronco was released by Orville Peck. The second full-length release for the masked Canadian country artist Orville Peck was inspired in part by '70s country and California psychedelic rock music.
  • Chloe and the Next 20th Century was released by Father John Misty. The fifth full-length release for Josh Tillman as Father John Misty was produced with Jonathan Wilson.
  • Ivory was released by Omar Apollo. The latest full-length release for singer-songwriter Omar Apollo features guest appearances from Daniel Caesar and Kali Uchis.
  • Growing Up was released by The Linda Lindas. The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based punk band The Linda Lindas was recorded, mixed and produced by Carlos de la Garza.
  • Familia was released by Camila Cabello. The third full-length solo release for Camila Cabello features guest appearances from Maria Becerra, Ed Sheeran, WILLOW, and Yotuel.
  • Fear of the Dawn was released by Jack White. The fourth full-length solo release for Jack White is the first of two albums expected in 2022 (Entering Heaven Alive is set for July 22 release).
  • Midnight Rocker was released by Horace Andy. The latest full-length release for reggae artist Horace Andy was produced by Adrian Sherwood.
  • Ramona Park Broke My Heart was released by Vince Staples. The fifth full-length studio release for Long Beach rapper Vince Staples features guest appearances from Lil Baby, Mustard and Ty Dolla $ign.
  • Second Nature was released by Lucius. The first full-length studio release in six years for Lucius features guest appearances from Brandi Carlile and Sheryl Crow.
  • Serpentina was released by Banks. The fourth full-length studio release for California artist Banks features a guest appearance from Samoht.
  • The Line Is a Curve was released by Kae Tempest. The latest full-length release for London-based poet/musician Kae Tempest features guest appearances from Brockhampton's Kevin Abstract, Fontaines D.C.'s Grian Chatten, Confucius MC, and Lianne La Havas.
  • Wet Leg was released by Wet Leg. The debut full-length release for the Isle Of Wight indie rock duo Wet Leg was produced and recorded by Dan Carey except for two tracks produced by Jon McMullen ("Chaise Longue") and Josh Mobaraki ("Angelica").
  • Whatever the Weather was released by Whatever the Weather. The debut full-length release for Whatever the Weather, the side project for London-based electronic producer Loraine James features more ambient sounds.
  • You Belong There was released by Daniel Rossen. The debut full-length solo release for Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen was self-produced and recorded at his home studio in New Mexico.

On this day in 2021

  • Seventh night of unrest in Belfast, Northern Ireland even after joint call for calm by UK PM and Irish Premier.
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci thanks American health workers for their sacrifice during the pandemic, acknowledging their more than 3,600 deaths.
  • Egyptian archaeologists announce their most important find since Tutankhamun's tomb - discovery of a lost 'golden city'the 3,000-years-old ancient city of Aten near Luxor.
  • Diána Igaly, Hungarian sport shooter (Olympic gold women's skeet 2004; bronze 2000), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 56.
  • Conn Findlay, American rower (Olympic gold coxed pair 1956,64) and sailer (Olympic bronze Tempest 1976), who died at 90.
  • MOVIES: APRIL 8 2021
  • The Power is released. London,1974. As Britain prepares for electrical blackouts to sweep across the country, trainee nurse Val (Rose Williams) arrives for her first day at the crumbling East London Royal Infirmary. With most of the patients and staff evacuated to another hospital, Val is forced to work the night shift, finding herself in a dark, near empty building. Within these walls lies a deadly secret, forcing Val to face both her own traumatic past and deepest fears in order to confront the malevolent force that’s intent on destroying everything around her.
  • Rebel (2021): Season 1 is released. Inspired by Erin Brockovich's life, the drama series follows Annie "Rebel"Bello (Katey Sagal) as she fights for justice against corporations and those in power.
  • Before Your Eyes for PC is released. Embark on an emotional first-person narrative adventure where you control the story—and affect its outcomes—with your real-life blinks. With this innovative technique you will fully immerse yourself in a world of memories, both joyous and heartbreaking, as your whole life flashes before your eyes.
  • Cozy Grove for PlayStation 4 is released. Welcome to Cozy Grove, a life-sim game about camping on a haunted, ever-changing island. As a Spirit Scout, you'll wander the island's forest each day, finding new hidden secrets and helping soothe the local ghosts. With a little time and a lot of crafting, you'll bring color and joy back to Cozy Grove!Features:* Beautiful, dynamic, hand-drawn landscapes that come alive when you help a spirit in need.* Dozens of memorable characters and spirits for you to find and befriend. Each spirit has a unique, extensive story for you to unravel over time.* Collect spirit animals, craft decorations, go fishing and more!* 40+ hour campaign filled with side quests, designed to span months of playtime.
  • What The Dub?! for PlayStation 4 is released. What The Dub?! is a local multiplayer party game where each player overdubs missing dialogue from hilariously awful B-movies, outdated PSAs, and bizarre industrial films, with their own witty (or just plain stupid) dubs!

On this day in 2020

  • World Trade organization predicts a drop in global trade greater than the 2008 financial crisis, between 13% and 32% for 2020.
  • Saudi-backed coalition fighting Houthi fighters in Yemen calls for a ceasefire after five years to stop the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Linda Tripp, Politician.
  • Glenn Fredly, R& B Singer.
  • Jackie Du Preez, Zimbabwe cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, South Africa; Zimbabwe Test selector), who died from heart failure at 77.
  • Sludge Life for PC is released. SLUDGE LIFE is a first-person / open-world / vandalism-centric stroll through a polluted island full of cranky idiots and a vibe so thick you can taste it. Roam a tiny island stuck on a sludge covered planet as an upcoming tagger GHOST set on staking their claim amongst the graffiti elite. Traverse the corporately branded landscape, chat up other taggers, and discover secrets and idiots along the way. Will you become the king of the island and tag every open inch, infiltrate sludge-pumping corporation GLUG to find a way out, or just take it all down in flames with you?
  • Biped for PlayStation 4 is released. Biped is a physics-based 3D co-op action-adventure game with a strong focus on moment-to-moment collaboration between two players. Two little bipedal robots, Aku and Sila, will walk side by side and embark on a fun and bonding journey to accomplish their mission on planet Earth.
  • Bernie Sanders drops out of the Democratic race for US president.

On this day in 2019

  • Actress Allison Mack pleads guilty to sex-trafficking charges for her involvement in sex cult NXIVM.
  • 1 in 4 Japanese adults a virgin aged 18-39 according to new research by Tokyo University.
  • Record 17ft (5.2M) invasive Burmese python pregnant with 73 eggs captured in Florida's Big Cypress National Preserve.
  • 600 million birds die each year in the US after striking tall buildings with Chicago the worst city, according to Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
  • 14 tons of black market Pangolin scales from 36,000 animals discovered in Singapore, one of largest ever found worldwide.
  • Amaro Griezmann, Family Member, born in France.
  • Protests in Sudan against the government of Omar al-Bashir continue with seven killed and 2,500 arrested in Khartoum.
  • 81st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Virginia beats Texas Tech,85-77 OT; Cavaliers first ever National title; forward De'Andre Hunter,27 points.

On this day in 2018

  • WrestleMania XXXIV, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA: Ronda Rousey makes WWE debut, teaming with Kurt Angle to beat Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in a mixed tag team match.
  • 82nd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Patrick Reed wins his first major title,1 stroke ahead of fellow American Rickie Fowler.
  • Richard Moryl, American composer, pedagogue, and visual artist, who died at 89.
  • John Miles, Race Car Driver.
  • Killing Eve: Season 1 is released. Written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the adaptions of the novellas by Luke Jennings follows the cat-and-mouse chase by MI5 security officer Eve (Sandra Oh) for the international assassin, who goes by the codename Villanelle (Jodie Comer).
  • Hungarian parliamentary election won by right-wing Fidesz–KDNP alliance with Viktor Orbán remaining Prime Minister.

On this day in 2017

  • The late rapper Tupac Shakur, singer, songwriter Joan Baez and Pearl Jam were all entered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.They were inducted alongside the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Journey and Yes during a concert in New York City..
  • Trump's personal aide Omarosa Manigault at the age of 43 weds pastor John Allen Newman at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C..
  • Georgy Grechko, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 17,26, T-14), who died at 85.
  • Brian Matthew, British disc jockey (Saturday Club), who died at 88.
  • The Son: Season 1 is released. Eli McCullough (Pierce Brosnan) was kidnapped by the Comanches at 13 and grows into a ruthless businessman, his oldest son Pete McCullough (Henry Garrett) struggles with his father's brutality and making his own way, while Pete's daughter Jeannie McCullough (Sydney Lucas) seeks to escape the many expectations of being a woman in this epic based on the novel by Philipp Meyer.
  • Fifth day of protests by thousands in Caracas, Venezuela against the government.

On this day in 2016

  • Alex Turner secured his seventh consecutive UK No.1 album with The Last Shadow Puppets' Everything You've Come To Expect. It was the second time the band had debuted at the top of the album chart and Turner's five albums with Arctic Monkeys also all debuted at No.1 in the UK..
  • 31st Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, Steve Miller, and N.W.A.
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, Steve Miller, and N.W.A.
  • Neon Bull is released. Iremar works at the Vaquejadas, a rodeo in the northeast of Brazil where two men on horseback try to bring down a bull by grabbing its tail. It’s dusty and back-breaking work, but Iremar is a natural Vaqueiro, feeding, prepping and taking care of the bulls. Home is the truck used to transport the animals from show to show, which he shares with his co-workers; Galega, an exotic dancer, the truck driver and mother to the young & spirited Cacá, and Zé, his rotund compadre in the bullpen. Together they form a makeshift but close-knit family. But Brazil and the Northeast are changing and the region’s booming clothing industry has stirred new ambitions in Iremar. Swinging in his hammock in the back of the truck, his head is filled with dreams of pattern cutting, sequins and exquisite fabrics as he mentally assembles elaborate new fashion designs. [Kino Lorber]
  • One More Time is released. Aspiring rock star Jude (Amber Heard) is stuck in a rut - relegated to recording commercial jingles and lost in a series of one night stands. When she is evicted from her Brooklyn apartment, she is forced to move into the Hamptons home of her wealthy - and selfish - father Paul Lombard (Christopher Walken), an over-the-hill, Sinatra-esque crooner angling for a musical comeback. As the two reunite, Jude is forced to confront her problems, including troubled relationships with her father and overachieving sister (Kelli Garner), as well as her wobbly career and faltering love life. As Jude and Paul butt heads, they unexpectedly find themselves on a journey that may redefine their lives.
  • 11 Minutes is released. In a city square in Warsaw, a sleazy film director “auditions” a married actress in a hotel room; a hot dog vendor goes about his work while concealing a dark secret; a motorcycle-driving drug runner trysts with a client’s wife; and a young man plots an ill-advised robbery. [Sundance Selects]
  • The Invitation is released. The tension is palpable when Will (Logan Marshall-Green) shows up to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard) and new husband David (Michiel Huisman). The estranged divorcees’ tragic past haunts an equally eerie present; amid Eden’s suspicious behavior and her mysterious house guests, Will becomes convinced that his invitation was extended with a hidden agenda.
  • The Boss is released. A titan of industry (Melissa McCarthy) is sent to prison after she's caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.
  • Mr. Right is released. Hyperactive at the best of times, Martha (Anna Kendrick) has gone full-on manic since her latest breakup. She babbles, parties like a monster, cooks everything in sight - and is looking to do something terrible when she meets Francis (Sam Rockwell). To anyone else, Francis's approach would come across as creepy, but Martha can't help but be intrigued. They seem a perfect match: she's bananas, he's bananas... except he's a deadly sort of bananas. He's a professional assassin. Francis is a hitman with a cause: he unexpectedly kills the people ordering the hits. Just as Martha begins to realize her new beau wasn't joking when he said he had to step out for a moment to shoot someone, things start heating up for Francis. His services are solicited by a dubious client who's being sought by an equally dubious FBI agent (Tim Roth). As the bodies pile up, Martha needs to decide whether to flee or join in the mayhem.
  • Louder Than Bombs is released. An upcoming exhibition celebrating photographer Isabelle Reed(Isabelle Huppert) three years after her untimely death brings her eldest son Jonah (Jesse Eisenberg) back to the family house - forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene (Gabriel Byrne) and withdrawn younger brother Conrad (Devin Druid) than he has in years. With the three of them under the same roof, Gene tries desperately to connect with his two sons, but they struggle to reconcile their feelings about the woman they remember so differently.
  • Demolition is released. Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law Phil (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew. [Fox Searchlight]
  • Hardcore Henry is released. You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who’s got her? His name’s Akan (Danila Kozlovsky); he’s a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You’re also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy (Sharlto Copley). He may be on your side, but you aren’t sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You’re likely going to need it. [STX Entertainment]
  • Hush is released. A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears in her window. [Netflix]
  • Catastrophe: Season 2 is released. Rob and Sharon juggle family life together in the second season of the comedy.
  • City Sun Eater in the River of Light was released by Woods. The ninth full-length release for the Brooklyn psychedelic folk group is only its second recorded in a real studio.
  • Cleopatra was released by The Lumineers. The second full-length release for the Grammy-nominated folk-rock band was produced by Ryan Hadlock.
  • Distortland was released by The Dandy Warhols. The ninth full-length studio release for the alternative rock band was recorded in Courtney Taylor's basement on cassette before being mixed by Jim Lowe.
  • A Cure for Loneliness was released by Peter Wolf. The eighth solo release for J. Geils Band lead singer features four songs co-written with Grammy/Academy Award-winning songwriter Will Jennings.
  • Brilliant Sanity was released by Teleman. The second full-length release for the British indie pop band was produced by Dan Carey.
  • Human Performance was released by Parquet Courts. The fifth full-length release for the Brooklyn rock quartet was produced by the band's singer/guitarist Austin Brown.
  • Junk was released by M83. The first new studio release in over five years for the French electronic-pop band led by Anthony Gonzalez features guest appearances from beck, Mai Lan, Jordan Lawlor, and Susanne Sundfør.
  • Gore was released by Deftones. The eight full-length studio release for the Sacramento alternative metal band features a guest appearance from Alice in Chain's Jerry Cantrell.
  • Fever Dream was released by Ben Watt. The third solo full-length release for the artist who was one half of Everything But the Girl features contributions from Bernard Butler, Martin Ditcham, and Rex Horan.
  • English Heart was released by Ronnie Spector. The latest solo release from the lead singer of the Ronettes features covers of 1960s British rock songs from such artists as the Animals, the Bee Gees, The Kinks, and the Rolling Stones.
  • Love Streams was released by Tim Hecker. The eighth release for the Los Angeles-based Canadian composer features contributions from Kara-Lis Coverdale, Grímur Helgason, The Icelandic Choir Ensemble, and Jóhann Jóhannsson.
  • Man About Town was released by Mayer Hawthorne. This is the fourth full-length solo studio release for the Grammy-nominated soul singer-songwriter.
  • Painting of a Panic Attack was released by Frightened Rabbit. The fifth full-length release for the Scottish indie rock band was produced by The National's Aaron Dessner.
  • Red Flag was released by All Saints. The first release in nearly a decade for the pop group formed in London features production from Fred Ball, James Draper, The Invisible Men, K-Gee, James Draper, and The Rural.
  • Sorrow: Reimagining of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony was released by Colin Stetson. The saxophonist worked with a 12-piece band that included such artists as Arcade Fire's Sarah Neufeld, Saltland's Rebecca Foon, Greg Fox of Liturgy, Megan Stetson on his reimagination of Górecki's Symphony No. 3.
  • The Peace & Truce of Future of the Left was released by Future of the Left. The fifth full-length release for the Welsh alternative rock band was also funded through PledgeMusic like its 2013 release, How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident.
  • Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered for Xbox One is released. The grim reapers Grimm and Rose need your help to defeat a legion of monsters, ghosts, and evil bunnies using the power of words. Spell words to battle monsters and earn gems that can be used to purchase upgrades, books, special items, potions, and more Letter Quest is a turn-based RPG featuring high-res artwork, clever wordplay, and two great soundtracks. Use your linguistic skills to survive. []
  • Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek for Xbox One is released. Imagine: you wake up in the evening after a powerful storm on a road in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere, with partial short-term memory loss. Thrilling shivers down your spine remind you of dramatic events that took place just before, yet which you have no memory of…The empty streets of the town suggest that you’re alone here, but then why do you feel that you’re being watched? And where are all the townsfolk? Behind every corner a new question is found, but there aren’t enough answers to go around. You’ll have to use your innate cunning to work out the most important thing – who you are and what you’re doing there. And when you remember, the real adventure begins!Will you dare to solve the ages-old mystery of Maple Creek? What ancient evil lurks there in the seemingly peaceful, picturesque rural lands of Vermont? Find a kidnapped teenage girl and save yourself in a thrilling detective story. Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek is an outstanding Hidden-Object Puzzle-Adventure game!
  • Blues and Bullets - Episode 2: Shaking The Hive for Xbox One is released. Eliot Ness, the former leader of the legendary Untouchables, wished only to spend the rest of his days working in his diner, not dwelling too much on the cesspit of corruption his city, Santa Esperanza, had degenerated into.But things rarely go as planned.When children suddenly start to disappear and the police just simply a blind eye, Eliot decides to take the law into his own hands, track down the culprit and bring him to justice by any means necessary, even if he has to abandon his dreams of a peaceful life and again get embroiled in shootouts with the usual array of assassins and hoodlums.Helped by various characters from some unexpected places, the player must guide Eliot through the increasingly morbid and decadent scenarios searching for clues to solve the cases in the five episodes of this season's Blues and Bullets.

On this day in 2015

  • Ava Busby, Reality Star, born in Houston, TX.
  • Avery Leung, Instagram Star, born in Hong Kong, China.
  • Hazel Busby, Reality Star, born in Houston, TX.
  • Parker Busby, Reality Star, born in Houston, TX.
  • Mini Jazza, Family Member, born in Australia.
  • Olivia Busby, Reality Star, born in Houston, TX.
  • Riley Busby, Reality Star, born in Houston, TX.
  • About Elly (2009) is released. A group of middle-class friends travel from Tehran to spend the weekend at the seaside. Sepideh invites Elly, who is her daughter's teacher, to travel with the three families in order to introduce her to their recently divorced friend Ahmad, now living in Germany. The next morning, the two women go shopping in the town and Elly says that she has to return to Tehran because her mother has been recently submitted to hospital for heart surgery, but Sepideh asks her to stay and hides her luggage. The children are playing in the sea and one mother asks Elly to watch them. Out of the blue, Sepideh's daughter calls to some men playing volleyball to rescue one of the children from the water. After rescuing the little boy they seek out Elly, questioning whether she has drowned or returned to Tehran. What has happened to Elly?
  • Pokemon Rumble World for 3DS is released. Control cute Toy Pokemon and have exhilarating battles in Pokemon Rumble World! This downloadable game for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family is packed with Pokemon that you can battle and befriend. You can collect 719 species of Pokemonall the ones that have appeared in the video games up through Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. When you defeat one of the wild Pokemon you meet in a stage, it sometimes becomes your friend. Even Mega-Evolving Pokemon will join the battles, a first for a game in the Pokemon Rumble series!Befriend as many Pokemon as you canas you collect more species of Pokemon, your Adventurer Rank goes up. As your Adventurer Rank goes up, the shop will offer more products, and stages will feature stronger Pokemon.It's not just Pokemon that will appear in Pokemon Rumble World. Your Mii character will also appear in your game, as well as the Mii characters of players you pass! It's the first time in the Pokemon Rumble series that Mii characters have joined in to interact with Pokemon and have adventures together.Your story is set in the kingdom of toys, and the adventure starts when the king summons you. He explains his frustration at having only one Pikachu. In contrast, a mysterious magician has captured several Pokemon! So the king asks you to show that magician a thing or two by collecting lots more Pokemon, and he lends you his Pikachu to get you started on your adventures. Depart from the castle town via a hot-air balloon to get to different areas where wild Toy Pokemon await!It's fun to connect with other friends playing Pokemon Rumble World. Players can visit your castle town via StreetPass. Connect your Nintendo 3DS system to the Internet, and Mii characters of faraway players will visit you. They can even provide support for you in future battles in a variety of ways.Poke Diamonds are meant to make your adventures even more exciting and easy. With Poke Diamonds, you can get hot-air balloons, clothes for your Mii character, extras that provide more fun in your game play, and more. In addition, Poke Diamonds can be used to continue playing in a stage after your Pokemon's HP runs out, as well as to re-inflate hot-air balloons that have become deflated after use. You can acquire them in various ways, including at the beginning of the adventure and when you speak to Mii characters who come to the castle town via StreetPass. You can also purchase Poke Diamonds at the shop in the castle town via Nintendo eShop.

On this day in 2014

  • The Ultimate Warrior [James Brian Hellwig], American Hall of Fame professional wrestler, who died from a heart attack at 54.
  • Ultimate Warrior, Wrestler.
  • James Hellwig, Wrestler.
  • It's Album Time was released by Todd Terje. The debut full-length release for the Norwegian electronic producer features a guest appearance from Bryan Ferry.
  • Going Back Home was released by Wilko Johnson. After former Mr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson learned he had terminal pancreatic cancer, he went on tour and soon heard from Who singer Roger Daltrey about recording an album together. The collaboration was recorded in a week and was produced by Dave Eringa.
  • Enter the Slasher House was released by Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks. The debut release for the side project of Animal Collective member Avey Tare with ex-Dirty Projectors bassist/keyboardist Angel Deradoorian, and ex-Ponytail drummer Jeremy Hyman was recorded live.
  • Estara was released by Teebs. This is the second full-length release for Los Angeles-based producer Mtendere Mandowa.
  • Carter Girl was released by Carlene Carter. The first release in six years for the laughter of June Carter and stepfather Johnny Cash was produced by Don Was and features guest appearances from Vince Gill, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson.
  • Convertibles was released by Chuck Inglish. Co-[produced with Mike Einzeger of Incubus, the solo debut for Evan Ingersoll as Chuck Inglish features guest appearances from such artists as Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, Chance The Rapper, Chromeo, Mac Miller, and Polyester The Saint.
  • Doom Abuse was released by The Faint. The first release in six years since 2008's Fasciinatiion for the Omaha post-punk band was produced with Mike Mogis.
  • Dances in Dreams of the Known and Unknown was released by The Skull Defekts. This is the 13th studio release for the Swedish rock band led by former Lungfish singer Daniel Higgs.
  • Enclosure was released by John Frusciante. The latest solo release for the former guitarist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers was recorded at the same time as his collaboration with the Black Knights.
  • Under Color of Official Right was released by Protomartyr. The second full-length release for the Detroit post-punk band was recorded in one weekend by Bill Skibbe and Jessica Ruffins.
  • Wasted Years was released by OFF!. This is the third full-length studio release for the Los Angeles punk band led by Keith Morris.
  • Tweens was released by Tweens. This is the debut full-length release for the Cincinnati punk-pop band.
  • Tremors was released by Sohn. This is the debut full-length release for Vienna-based British electronic producer Christopher Taylor.
  • The Future's Void was released by EMA. The second full-length release for Erika M. Anderson was produced with Leif Shackleford.
  • PUP was released by PUP. The debut full-length release for the Toronto punk band that originally was named Topanga (a reference to the Boy Meets World character).
  • So It Goes was released by Ratking. The debut full-length release for the New York hip-hop group that includes Wiki, Hak, and producer Sporting Life, features guest appearances from King Krule, Solomon Faye, and Wavy Spice.
  • Old Fears was released by School of Language. Field Music's David Brewis releases his first album under his solo project School Of Language since 2008's Sea from Shore.
  • The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 - A Crooked Mile for PC is released. After discovering damning evidence at a bloody crime scene, Bigby is situated just steps behind the prime suspect of a horrific murder, but he’s not the only one; other forces in Fabletown will stop at nothing to protect their interests. Every decision matters and time is ticking in this third episode of The Wolf Among Us.
  • King Oddball for PlayStation 4 is released. The gameplay is based on pressing a button at precisely the right moment. The King picks up a rock with his tongue and swings it back and forth like a pendulum. The rock is released when you hit X. It’s not just a simple test of timing though: After the first few levels, you’ll need to crush more enemies than you have rocks for. That, in turn, requires careful strategy and anticipation of how the chain reactions will unfold. We’ve tuned the physics model to pretty extreme accuracy, so relying solely on luck won’t work. []
  • GAMING: XBOX 360
  • Titanfall for Xbox 360 is released. Crafted by one of the co-creators of Call of Duty and other key developers behind the Call of Duty franchise, Titanfall, with its advanced combat techniques, gives you the freedom to fight your way as both elite assault Pilot and fast, heavily armored Titan. The experience combines fast-paced multiplayer action with the dramatically charged moments of a cinematic universe.
  • Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut for Xbox One is released. In the year 2299, an interstellar war rages on. In a bid to save Earth from destruction, you must take control of the Strike Suit a revolutionary fighter craft with the ability to transform into a lethal suit of space armor. Immerse yourself in massive fleet battles where your dog-fighting skills will directly affect the fate of the cosmos. Discover a colorful and vibrant universe, with an epic story where the fate of Earth hangs in the balance and your actions will determine the outcome: preventing Earths destruction is your immediate concern but preserving its future is your ultimate goal. Engage intelligent enemy fighters and take on colossal capital ships, exploiting weak points in their super-structure to blow them apart. Upgrade your ships and customize your weapon load-outs to tailor combat to your tastes. Take advantage of four unique craft, including the Strike Suit, to experience dogfighting action as youve never seen it before.This Is Space Combat Reborn.
  • LEGO The Hobbit for Xbox One is released. From the makers of LEGO The Lord of the Rings, comes LEGO The Hobbit, inspired by the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug as well as the collection of LEGO The Hobbit constructions sets. The interactive game of LEGO The Hobbit allows gamers to play along with their favorite scenes from the films, and follows the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he is recruited by the Wizard Gandalf to aid Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves. Bilbo leaves the comforts of the Shire on a journey through Middle-earth to help the Dwarves reclaim their lost Kingdom of Erebor within the Lonely Mountain. Along the way, he is introduced to ravenous Trolls, dangerous Orcs and, of course, Gollum and his precious Ring. Players utilize and combine the Dwarves’ unique abilities to solve a diverse array of Quests.
  • Kinect Sports Rivals for Xbox One is released. Kinect Sports Rivals captures your likeness as a champion and plunges you into a world of sports competition. Take on your friends, rivals and the entire world. Xbox Ones high-res camera instantly scans and creates a detailed, digital you, then drops your champion into the rich world of intense sports. With tracking not only of limbs, but fingers, hands, even facial movements and expressions, Kinect Sports RIVALS creates responsive gameplay.
  • Mike Babcock wins his 414th career game as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, becoming the winningest coach in Red Wings history (passing Jack Adams).
  • 33rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Notre Dame,79-58; 2nd time a school has won both men's & women's Div I national titles in same year.


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