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Today in the World Countries

  • National Day is being celebrated in Ecuador
  • People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2022

  • Abdul Wadud {Ronald DeVaughn], American jazz, avant-garde, and classical cellist (Camille; By Myself), who died at 75.
  • Vesa-Matti Loiri, Movie Actor.
  • Yi-Fu Tuan, Teacher.
  • Tower of Fantasy for PC is released. In Tower of Fantasy, dwindling resources and a lack of energy have forced mankind to leave earth and migrate to Aida, a lush and habitable alien world. There, they observed the comet Mara and discovered an unknown but powerful energy called "Omnium"contained in it. They built the Omnium Tower to capture Mara, but due to the influence of Omnium radiation, a catastrophic disaster occurred on their new homeworld.
  • Lost in Play for PC is released. Go on a feel-good adventure with a brother and sister as they explore dreamscapes and befriend magical creatures. Lost in their imagination, Toto and Gal must stick together and solve puzzles to journey back home. This whimsical puzzle adventure game will make you feel like you're playing a cartoon!
  • Former US President Donald Trump invokes the fifth amendment against self-incrimination at a disposition into his organization's business by NY attorney's office.

On this day in 2021

  • Forest fires kill 65 people, including 25 soldiers, in Algeria in the Kabylie region during heatwave conditions.
  • " I am Legend" screenwriter Akiva Goldsman tweets "It's a movie. I made that up. It's. Not. Real." amid rumors COVID-19 pandemic vaccines could turn people into zombies, as in the film.
  • Tony Esposito, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (6 x NHL All Star; Vezina Trophy 1970,72,74; Chicago Blackhawks), who died from pancreatic cancer at 78.
  • Fantasy Island: Season 1 is released. Guests' fantasies come true at a luxury resort run by Elena Roarke (Roselyn Sanchez) with help from Ruby Okoro (Kiara Barnes), and pilot Javier (John Gabriel Rodriquez) in this new version of the 1970s series of the same name.
  • Black Book for PC is released. A fusion of card-based RPGs and Adventure games, "Black Book"is a haunting tale of a young sorceress, who gave her life to serve the dark forces. Dive into the cold, yet alluring world of Russian folktales - and uncover the secrets that hide in the darkness.A young girl named Vasilisa, destined to become a witch, decides to throw her fate away and marry her beloved - but that dream is shattered when her betrothed dies under mysterious circumstances. Aching for her lost love, Vasilisa seeks out Black Book - a demonic artifact, said to be powerful enough to grant any wish to the one who uncovers all 7 of its seals. Join Vasilisa in her adventures across Russian countryside, as she solves the woes of common folk by confronting demons and performing exorcisms.
  • Lawn Mowing Simulator for PC is released. Experience the beauty and detail of mowing the Great British countryside in Lawn Mowing Simulator, the only simulator that allows you to ride an authentic and expansive roster of real-world licensed lawn mowers from prestigious manufacturers; Toro, SCAG and STIGA as you manage your mowing business.
  • Synth Riders for PlayStation 4 is released. Synth Riders is your freestyle dancing VR rhythm alternative. Lose yourself in the incredible music, ride the rails, meet friends in the multiplayer, and become a part of the VR rhythm revolution!
  • Button City for PlayStation 5 is released. Button City is a colorful low poly narrative adventure game about a fox and his friends banding together to save their local arcade! Explore a diorama world, play exciting arcade games, complete quirky quests and meet cute animal friends.
  • Shadowverse: Champion's Battle for Switch is released. The anime version of the hit strategic multiplayer mobile/PC card battle game Shadowverse is coming to the Nintendo Switch as an exciting new card battle RPG. Players will meet a fun cast of characters and duke it out in intense card battles. Experienced Shadowverse players will be able to seamlessly transition into the game as card battle rules are exactly the same as the original game they know and love, but new players will have no problem picking up and playing this beginner-friendly game as well! The game's card library boasts cards from the first three sets of the mobile/PC game, as well as brand new cards unique to this title, allowing players to create completely original strategies. Also new to the Switch version are special, deluxe battle animations.
  • Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo resigns amid a sexual harassment scandal.

On this day in 2020

  • Global COVID-19 pandemic cases pass 20 million and is accelerating,1st 10 million took almost 6 months,2nd 10 million took just 43 days (Reuters).
  • Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai is the most high-profile figure arrested in Hong Kong under its new security laws.
  • Rare wind storm (derecho) hits the US Midwest flattening cornfields, leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity, killing two people.
  • Lorna Beal (née Larter), Australian cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests; 16 dismissals), who died at 96.
  • Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab announces his government is resigning, less than a week after massive industrial explosions devastated Beirut.

On this day in 2019

  • Monsoon flooding in southern and western India kills at least 150 with 40 dead in Kerala state and 100,000 in emergency relief camps.
  • 71 people die trying to siphon gas from an overturned tanker that explodes in Morogoro region, Tanzania.
  • Rebel forces for the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council take control of the key port of Aden in Yemen's civil war.
  • Financier Jeffrey Epstein found dead of an apparent suicide in his jail cell in New York, while awaiting trail for sex trafficking charges.
  • Typhoon Lekima makes landfall in Zhejiang province, China, killing at least 32 with one million evacuated.
  • Piero Tosi, Fashion Designer.

On this day in 2018

  • Landmark case against weed killer Roundup, San Francisco court awards groundsman Dewayne Johnson $289 million against Monsanto for giving him terminal cancer.
  • Evidence of one million Uighurs being held in "counter-extremism centers" in China presented to UN Committee on Human Rights.
  • US ground crew member steals an Alaskan Air plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, flies for over an hour chased by military jets before fatally crashing on Ketron Island.
  • Eliza Adalynn Moore, TikTok Star, born in Columbus, OH.
  • Hey Eliza, TikTok Star, born in Columbus, OH.
  • BuyBust is released. After surviving the slaughter of her entire squad in a drug raid compromised by dirty cops, anti-narcotics special operative Nina Manigan (Anne Curtis), is eager to go head-to-head with the drug cartels that hold a bloody grip on Manila. But when her new mission in the city’s most dangerous slum goes south, the angry civilians turn on her squad. Trapped between a brutal drug gang and hordes of bloodthirsty citizens, their only option is to fight their way out, turning one claustrophobic street at a time into a symphony of apocalyptic violence.
  • Madeline's Madeline is released. Madeline (Helena Howard) has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop's ambitious director (Molly Parker) pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother (Miranda July) into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The resulting battle between imagination and appropriation rips out of the rehearsal space and through all three women’s lives. [Oscilloscope]
  • Skate Kitchen is released. Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder (Rachelle Vinberg) from Long Island, meets and befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen. She falls in with the in-crowd, has a falling-out with her mother, and falls for a mysterious skateboarder guy (Jaden Smith), but a relationship with him proves to be trickier to navigate than a kickflip.
  • Summer of 84 is released. Summer,1984: The perfect time to be 15 years old and care free. But when neighborhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbor might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.
  • The Swan is released. A wayward nine-year-old girl is sent to the countryside to work and mature, but finds herself instead deeply entangled in a drama she can hardly grasp.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The Meg is released. A deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below.
  • Slender Man is released. In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, his latest victim.
  • BlacKkKlansman is released. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.
  • A Prayer Before Dawn is released. A Prayer Before Dawn is the remarkable true story of Billy Moore, a young English boxer incarcerated in two of Thailand’s most notorious prisons. He is quickly thrown into a terrifying world of drugs and gang violence, but when the prison authorities allow him to take part in the Muay Thai boxing tournaments, he realizes this might be his chance to get out. Billy embarks on a relentless, action-packed journey from one savage fight to the next, stopping at nothing to do whatever he must to preserve his life and regain his freedom. Shot in a an actual Thai prison with a cast of primarily real inmates, A Prayer Before Dawn is a visceral, thrilling journey through an unforgettable hell on earth.
  • MOVIES: TV14
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is released. A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.
  • Insatiable: Season 1 is released. Disgraced-lawyer-turned-beauty-pageant-coach Bob Armstrong (Dallas Roberts) helps the bullied (and full of hidden rage) Patty (Debby Ryan) become a pageant queen in the dark comedy that was originally developed for The CW.
  • Jake Shears was released by Jake Shears. The debut full-length solo release for the Scissor Sisters frontman was produced by Kevin Ratterman and features members from My Morning Jacket and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
  • Future Me Hates Me was released by The Beths. The debut full-length release for the indie pop/rock quartet formed at the University of Auckland was produced by the band's guitarist Jonathan Pearce.
  • At Weddings was released by Tomberlin. The debut full-length release for Kentucky-based singer-songwriter Sarah Beth Tomberlin was produced and mixed by Owen Pallett.
  • Coup de Grace was released by Miles Kane. The third full-length solo release for the former frontman of The Rascals features songs co-written with fellow The Last Shadow Puppets member Zach Dawes, Jamie T, Lana Del Raye, and Mini Mansions' Tyler Parkford.
  • Devotion was released by Tirzah. The debut full-length release for the British alternative R&B artist was written/produced with Mica Levi.
  • Queen was released by Nicki Minaj. The fourth full-length release for the rapper features guest appearances from Eminem, Foxy Brown, Future, Ariana Grande, Labrinth, Lil Wayne, Swae Lee, and The Weeknd.
  • Move Through the Dawn was released by The Coral. The ninth full-length studio release for the British indie rock band was produced with Rich Turvey.
  • Nearer My God was released by Foxing. The third full-length release for the St. Louis indie rock band was produced by Matt Bayles.
  • We Happy Few for PC is released. We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial. Set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England, you’ll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who have their own set of not-so-normal rules.
  • Turkish lira falls dramatically after US President Donald Trump announces tariff increases on Turkish steel and aluminum.
  • Omarosa Manigault Newman, former aide to US President Donald Trump, releases taped recordings of her firing from The White House.
  • Anti-government protests begin in Bucharest, Romania, with over 400 injured in clashes with police.

On this day in 2017

  • Taylor Swift testifies that DJ David Mueller groped her in court in Denver, Colorado.
  • Scientists study identifying nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) deficiency major cause of miscarriages and multiple birth defects published in "New England Journal of Medicine".
  • 100 year-old fruit cake by Huntley & Palmers deemed "almost eatable" after being discovered in hut used by Captain Scott's expedition in Antarctica.
  • Prince Jheyden, Instagram Star, born in Belgium.
  • Kim Wall, Journalist.
  • West of Loathing for PC is released. West of Loathing — a slapstick comedy stick-figure wild west adventure role-playing game.
  • Ironcast for Switch is released. Ironcast is a game of steampunk mech combat, set in a fictional version of the Victorian Era. Inspired by science fiction writers such as H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, Ironcast is set in an exciting alternative history; a time when refined men and women in top hats and bonnets commanded gigantic walking war machines, laying waste to the enemies of the British Empire!
  • US President Donald Trump declares opioid addiction a national emergency.

On this day in 2016

  • Ed Sheeran was being sued in America over claims that his track 'Thinking Out Loud' rips off a Marvin Gaye song. The family of the man who co-wrote 'Let's Get It On' says it copies key parts of the track. Ed Townsend's relatives were asking for a jury to decide if they're owed damages..
  • Ryatt Talbott, YouTube Star, born in Monterey, CA.
  • John Saunders, Sportscaster.
  • #KILLALLZOMBIES for Xbox One is released. In the distant future; #KILLALLZOMBIES is thrusting civilians into a sport of survival were a ravenous zombie population is unleashed in the name of sports entertainment with television spectators voting upon how many zombies they want to uncage to make survival all the more harder for you to accomplish with the potential of a collective horde of over 1,000 zombies.
  • South Korean shooter Jin Jong-oh recovers from 7th place during the final to record an Olympic record 193.7 and win gold in men's 50m pistol at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; first shooter to win 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals in one event.
  • Weightlifter Nijat Rahimov of Kazakhstan sets a world record 214kg in the clean & jerk, and finishes with 379kg overall, to win the gold medal in the men's 77kg at the Ro de Janeiro Olympics.
  • 18 year old Australian Kyle Chalmers creates huge upset when he swims a junior world record 47.58 to win the blue ribband men's 100m freestyle gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

On this day in 2015

  • 110°F (43°C), Apalachicola, Florida (breaking state record of 109°F, set in 1931).
  • Google announces its restructure as Alphabet, a holding company with Google, YouTube, Android and Chrome as subsidiaries.
  • Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, who died at 74.
  • Buddy Baker, Race Car Driver.
  • Shadow Blade: Reload for PC is released. Kuro is a young guy on his quest to become the Shadow Blade. He seeks the teachings of the last remaining ninja master. You will guide him through challenging levels, around countless traps, sneaking past enemies or right over their dead bodies. You have to be fast, be stealthy, be aware of your environment. You have to be a Ninja!

On this day in 2014

  • Israeli and Palestinian officials agree to another 72-hour ceasefire proposed by Egypt.
  • Unrest breaks out in Ferguson, Missouri after the death of African American Michael Brown by a policeman..
  • Graham Gedye, New Zealand cricket batsman (4 Tests 1964), who died at 85.

On this day in 2013

  • 14th Athletics World Championships open at Moscow, Russia.
  • 16 Royal Guardsmen are killed in a bus accident in Al Hoceima, Morocco.
  • 6 people are killed after Paluweh volcano erupts in Indonesia.
  • Rapper Kevin Federline at the age of 35 weds Victoria Price at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Lloyd Gillie, Race Car Driver.
  • Gil Michaels, Race Car Driver.
  • Eydie Gormé [Edithe Gormezano], American Grammy and Emmy Award winning pop singer (" Blame It On The Bossa Nova"), American singer, who died at 84.
  • Clear History is released. Nathan Flomm (Larry David) lost out on millions of dollars and made the laughing stock when he sold his shares to a start-up that is now worth billions. Ten years later, living incognito, he is forced to face his past in this comedy written by Larry David.


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