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Today in the World Countries

  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Chad
  • Mountain Day is being celebrated in Japan
  • People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2022

  • David Bowie was named Britain's most influential artist of the past 50 years in the Sky Arts list for his ability to transcend music, film and fashion. Other musicians in the list included the Spice Girls, Sir Elton John, Stormzy and Boy George..
  • " Monster" wildfire south-east of Bordeaux fought by 1,000 firefighters has burnt through 7,400 hectares (18,286 acres) part of France's driest summer since 1961.
  • US Attorney General Merrick Garland says he personally approved FBI search of Trump's property, on same day Washington Post source says FBI search was for missing documents on nuclear weapons.
  • Jon Hill, Drummer.
  • Bill Pitman, American touring and session jazz and rock guitarist (Peggy Lee; The Wrecking Crew, "Be My Baby"), and ukulele player (" Raindrops Keep Fallin'On My Head"), who died from complications after a fall at 102.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Laal Singh Chaddha is released. Laal Singh Chaddha, a simple man whose extraordinary journey will fill you with love, warmth & happiness. An official remake of Forrest Gump.
  • Arcade Paradise for PlayStation 5 is released. Welcome to Arcade Paradise, the 90's-fuelled retro arcade adventure. Rather than washing rags for a living, you decide to turn the family laundromat into the ultimate arcade. Play, profit and purchase new arcade machines, with over 35 to choose from, to build your very own Arcade Paradise!Take the laundromat business made up of dull chores from washing clothes to throwing out the trash, and turn it into a booming arcade with the coolest games in town raking in all the money!Over 35 arcade games, each fully realized with its own gameplay, stories, missions and high scores to set! Inspired by 3 decades of gaming, from early vector games right up to the 32-bit era.Insert a second coin and play against a friend in a number of co-operative & competitive arcade games up to 4 players locally.
  • Cult of the Lamb for Switch is released. Start your own cult in a land of false prophets, venturing out into diverse and mysterious regions to build a loyal community of woodland worshippers and spread your Word to become the one true cult. BUILD YOUR FLOCK. Collect and use resources to build new structures, perform dark rituals to appease the gods, and give sermons to reinforce the faith of your flock. DESTROY THE NON-BELIEVERS. Explore a sprawling, randomly generated world, fight off hordes of enemies and defeat rival cult leaders in order to absorb their power and assert your cult's dominance. SPREAD YOUR WORD. Train your flock and embark on a quest to explore and discover the secrets of five mysterious regions. Cleanse the non-believers, spread enlightenment and perform mystical rituals on the journey to become the mighty lamb god.
  • Shin-chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation - The Endless Seven-Day Journey for Switch is released. Join Shin-chan and his family on a 7-day summer vacation in Kyushu. Before the start of your adventure, you'll receive a strange camera from an Evil Professor that serves as your daily companion in recording all of your discoveries and moments during your venture. Enjoy doing other stuff like catching various insects and fishes to fill up your wildlife journal. So, be sure to get your camera and bug-catching net ready as you explore the wonderful land of Kyushu.However, things get a little bit tricky upon realizing that your friends in Kyushu look exactly the same as your friends' way back home. Plus, things get even darker upon your encounter with a giant creature and a strange man.What kind of experience awaits you in Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi - Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi?
  • Scottish singer-songwriter and actor Darius Danesh was found unresponsive in his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota, and he was pronounced dead later that day. He came to prominence after appearing in the first series of UK TV's Popstars contestant in 2001, famous for his rendition of Britney Spears 'Baby One More Time'. Darius scored the 2002 UK No.1 single 'Colourblind' and later performed the role of Billy Flynn in London's West End production of Chicago and played the lead role of Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls..

On this day in 2021

  • Sicily records highest-ever temperature in Europe of 48.8 degrees Celsius (119.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in city of Siracusa (unverified).
  • Torrential rains cause flash flooding in Turkey's northwestern provinces of Kastamonu, Sinop and Barti, killing at least 77 with more missing.
  • Dick Huddart, English rugby league second rower (16 Tests Great Britain; St. Helens, St. George), who died at 85.
  • Misha and the Wolves is released. A young orphaned girl survives the Holocaust by fleeing her home in search of her parents, escaping Nazis by sticking to the woods and living with wolves. Author Misha Defonseca’s story is an incredible one, and not just because of the wolves. Her memoir took the world by storm, but fallout with her publisher-turned-detective exposes the shocking truth beneath Misha’s deception. A real-life mystery unfolds, with a slate of characters individually revealing pieces of the puzzle in this stranger-than-fiction revelation. [Sundance]
  • MOVIES: TV14
  • The Kissing Booth 3 is released. It’s the summer before Elle heads to college, and she’s facing the hardest decision of her life: whether to move across the country with her dreamy boyfriend Noah or fulfill her lifelong promise to go to college with her BFF Lee. Whose heart will Elle break?
  • Marvel's What If...?: Season 1 is released. The animated series explores Marvel's multiverse concept with alternative scenarios of what was seen in the MCU films such as Peggy Carter taking the super soldier serum.
  • Seed of Life (2021) for PC is released. Seed of Life is an epic adventure game about the persistence of life. You're Cora, the last known survivor of Lumia, a dying planet. Your only hope to save your homeworld is to activate the Seed of Life and rekindle the sun once again. Will you be the light that conquers the darkness?
  • Boyfriend Dungeon for PC is released. Romance your swords! Capture the hearts of weapons to level them up in this “shack-and-slash” dungeon crawling adventure.
  • Axiom Verge 2 for Switch is released. Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It’s a thin line. It’s Axiom Verge 2. The sequel to Axiom Verge, Axiom Verge 2 expands on the universe with completely new characters, abilities, and gameplay.
  • Curious Expedition 2 for Switch is released. Curious Expedition 2 is a turn-based narrative roguelike that requires players to manage their resources and party members to keep insanity at bay and find glory.A grand discovery has been made: mysterious islands have begun to appear and vanish from the oceans as if by magic. The great Explorer Clubs are funding expeditions to these strange islands to bring treasures back for the 1889 World's Fair in Paris. Are you bold enough to join the adventure?
  • Garden Story for Switch is released. Unify a broken community as the newly-appointed Guardian of The Grove. Traverse a vibrant island to combat invasive Rot, inspire its inhabitants, and rebuild your home. You won't have to do this alone: fruity friends await, ready to lend a hand!Concord, the youngest grape in The Grove, is now a Guardian, and it’s their job to help restore the island. That’s a lot to shoulder for a grape barely off the vine… and more than a few inhabitants are skeptical they have what it takes. Fortunately, Concord has friends like Elderberry, Rana, and Fuji on their side! With their help, you can take on the dangerous Rot and find ways to encourage other residents to assist in the efforts.The Grove is your home, and your work will affect change for the better! Protect your friends, gather precious materials, and repair social ties and structures by bringing the fruits, fungi, and frogs of each village together as they work to fend off the Rot that threatens to destroy your home for good. Guide Concord’s restoration efforts and earn the trust of the community: help others with their problems, and they’ll offer you help in turn!There’s plenty of work to be done, but don’t forget to take time and appreciate this lush world and the fruits of your labor. Listen to the sweet and catchy music of the island, relax in The Grove’s cozy and inviting atmosphere, cultivate gardens and libraries, and enjoy the delightful personalities you’ll meet along the way.
  • ISLANDERS: Console Edition for Switch is released. You want to build beautiful cities without investing hours on end into stressful resource management? Say no more! ISLANDERS should be right up your alley. ISLANDERS is a minimalist strategy game about building cities on colorful islands. Explore an infinite number of ever-changing new lands, expand your settlements from sprawling villages to vast cities and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.
  • Necrobarista: Final Pour for Switch is released. Discover a tale of mystery, magic, and, depending on who asks, the best/worst coffee around. Hidden in an unassuming alleyway lies The Terminal, a café that serves as a waypoint between the lands of the living and the dead, where any one of the patrons could be a spirit from beyond. With strict rules defining how long ghosts can spend in the corporeal realm before being forced to pass on, running this café is more complicated than your typical Melbourne coffeehouse. Apprentice necromancer Maddy has just taken ownership of The Terminal and all its magical responsibilities. Follow her story and those of mechanics-obsessed teen Ashley, infamous Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, exasperated necromancer Chay, and a cast of other colorful characters through their dark pasts and the secrets behind the place linking them all together.

On this day in 2020

  • Gordon J. Brand, English golfer (British Open 1986 runner-up), who died at 65.
  • Trinidad "Trini" Lopez, American singer and guitarist (" If I Had A Hammer" ; "Lemon Tree"), and actor (The Dirty Dozen) dies of COVID-19 pandemic at 83.
  • Trini Lopez [Trinidad Lopez], Mexican American singer and guitarist (If I Had a Hammer), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 83.
  • Sumner Redstone, American media mogul (ViacomCBS), who died at 97.
  • Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town for PC is released. A letter from 10 years ago, an intricate web of lies to unravel and a mystery to solve. Explore an unconventional town of pirates, dive into the past, collect items and look for clues to help Willy find out what happened to his father...
  • Risk of Rain 2 for PC is released. The classic multiplayer roguelike, Risk of Rain, returns with an extra dimension and more challenging action. Play solo, or team up with up to three friends to fight your way through hordes of monsters, unlock new loot, and find a way to escape the planet.
  • Hyper Scape for PlayStation 4 is released. Futuristic Urban Battle Royale. Loot and fuse powerful Hacks and unique weapons in fast-paced battles, and rise to become a true champion of the Hyper Scape. Welcome to Neo Arcadia. Fight your way through the unique districts of Neo Arcadia, a virtual city featuring imposing landmarks that bring verticality to the next level. Engage in high-stakes combat as you explore its streets, interiors, and rooftops. Hyper Scape offers two ways to win: Fight to be the last one standing, or capture the Crown that spawns near the end of the match. Keep possession of the Crown for long enough, and you and your squad will claim victory! [Ubisoft]
  • Belarus's opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya flees the country amid protests over the country's election results that returned President Alexander Lukashenko to power.
  • US Democratic candidate for President Joe Biden announces California Senator Kemala Harris is his running mate, the 1st woman of color selected by a major party.

On this day in 2019

  • Walter Martínez, Soccer Player.
  • Succession: Season 2 is released. The power struggle between Logan Roy's children are not the only issue for WayStar as they face a rival media company run by CEO Rhea Jarrell (Holly Hunter).
  • Argentine President Mauricio Macri suffers defeat in preliminary election to Alberto Fernández, prompting 20% fall in the value of the peso.
  • Singer Miley Cyrus (26) and actor Liam Hemsworth (28) announce their separation and intention to divorce, after 8 months of marriage.

On this day in 2018

  • V. S. Naipaul, Trinidadian-British writer (Middle Passage), who died at 85.
  • Vs Naipaul, Novelist.

On this day in 2017

  • Chinese crime writer Liu Yongbiao after announcing novel called "Beautiful Writer who Killed", arrested for murders of four people nearly 22 years ago.
  • Fipronil contaminated eggs now affecting fifteen EU countries, Hong Kong and Switzerland according to European Commission.
  • Yisrael Kristal, Supercentenarian.
  • The Trip to Spain is released. After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish. [IFC Films]
  • Whose Streets? is released. Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.
  • The Farthest is released. The Farthest tells the captivating tales of the people and events behind one of humanity’s greatest achievements in exploration: NASA’s Voyager mission, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this August. The twin spacecraft—each with less computing power than a cell phone—used slingshot trajectories to visit Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. They sent back unprecedented images and data that revolutionized our understanding of the spectacular outer planets and their many peculiar moons. Still going strong four decades after launch, each spacecraft carries an iconic golden record with greetings, music and images from Earth—a gift for any aliens that might one day find it. Voyager 1, which left our solar system and ushered humanity into the interstellar age in 2012, is the farthest-flung object humans have ever created. A billion years from now, when our sun has flamed out and burned Earth to a cinder, the Voyagers and their golden records will still be sailing on—perhaps the only remaining evidence that humanity ever existed. [Abramorama]
  • The Nile Hilton Incident is released. Weeks before the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Noredin (Fares Fares), a police officer in Cairo’s corrupt system, investigates the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel. What initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into something that concerns the very power elite of Egypt. Upon realizing this, Noredin decides to break the rules in order to obtain justice, colliding not only with the system but also with himself. [Strand Releasing]
  • Ingrid Goes West is released. Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing “likes” for meaningful relationships. Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen) is an Instagram-famous “influencer” whose perfectly curated, boho-chic lifestyle becomes Ingrid’s latest obsession. When Ingrid moves to LA and manages to insinuate herself into the social media star’s life, their relationship quickly goes from #BFF to #WTF.
  • A Taxi Driver is released. In this true story set in 1980, a down-on-his-luck taxi driver from Seoul is hired by a foreign journalist who wants to go to the town of Gwangju for the day. They arrive to find a city under siege by the military government, with the citizens, led by a determined group of college students, rising up to demand freedom. What began as an easy fare becomes a life-or-death struggle in the midst of the Gwangju Uprising, a critical event in modern South Korea. [Well Go USA]
  • Planetarium is released. Follows the journey of sisters who are believed to possess the supernatural ability to connect with ghosts. They cross paths with a visionary French producer while performing in Paris.
  • Nocturama is released. The new film by Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, House of Pleasures) is a terrorism thriller like no other, recalling Robert Bresson’s The Devil, Probably as much as it does George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. We first follow a group of tense, shifty adolescents as they prowl the streets and subways of Paris, learning through carefully delineated sequences that they’re already well underway with a bombing plot. And then it becomes something familiar, yet altogether different, as these subversives tuck away inside a shopping mall and lose themselves in consumer culture — clothes, televisions, toys, and a stirring soundtrack that includes Blondie, Chief Keef, Shirley Bassey, Bonello’s menacing electronic score, and Willow Smith. Will they survive the unseen, encroaching authorities? Or, as the walls close in, will they even survive each other? Nocturama presents no easy answers; what it does offer is one of the 21st century’s most stirring cinematic experiences. [Grasshopper Film]
  • Pilgrimage is released. Ireland,1209. A small group of monks begin a reluctant pilgrimage across an island torn between centuries of tribal warfare and the growing power of Norman invaders. As they escort their monastery’s holiest relic to Rome, the true value of the bejeweled relic becomes dangerously apparent and their path becomes increasingly fraught with danger.
  • The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature is released. Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back. We are once again in Oakton where the evil mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The Glass Castle is released. A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.
  • In This Corner of the World is released. The award-winning story of In This Corner of the World follows a young lady named Suzu Urano, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima to live with her husband’s family. Suzu’s life is thrown into chaos when her town is bombed during World War II. Her perseverance and courage underpin this heart-warming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of a violent, war-torn country. This beautiful yet poignant tale shows that even in the face of adversity and loss, people can come together and rebuild their lives. [Funimation Films]
  • Annabelle: Creation is released. Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
  • The Only Living Boy in New York is released. Thomas Webb (Callum Turner), the son of a publisher and his artistic wife, has just graduated from college and is trying to find his place in the world. Moving from his parents’ Upper West Side apartment to the Lower East Side, he befriends his neighbor W.F. (Jeff Bridges), a shambling alcoholic writer who dispenses worldly wisdom alongside healthy shots of whiskey. Thomas’ world begins to shift when he discovers that his long-married father (Pierce Brosnan) is having an affair with a seductive younger woman (Kate Beckinsale). Determined to break up the relationship, Thomas ends up sleeping with his father’s mistress, launching a chain of events that will change everything he thinks he knows about himself and his family.
  • Atypical: Season 1 is released. The decision to begin dating by Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist), a high school senior with autism, worries his overprotective mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) in this coming-of-age comedy series created by Robia Rashid.
  • Cage Tropical was released by Frankie Rose. The fourth full-length release for the indie-pop artist was produced with Jorge Elbrecht.
  • Cost of Living was released by Downtown Boys. The third full-length release for the Rhode Island punk rock band was produced by Greg Norman and Fugazi's Guy Picciotto.
  • Good Time [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] was released by Oneohtrix Point Never. The soundtrack by Daniel Lopatin for the 2017 film directed by Josh and Benny Safdie was awarded the Best Soundtrack Award at Cannes.
  • How Do You Spell Heaven was released by Guided Voices. The second Guided By Voices release in 2017 for Robert Pollard was recorded in New York and Ohio.
  • 24-7 Rockstar Shit was released by The Cribs. The seventh full-length release for the British indie rock band began as four songs recorded with producer Steve Albini in 2011 and now includes six songs they created over three days five years later.
  • Scum was released by Rat Boy. The debut full-length studio release for the British artist Jordan Cardy features contributions from Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon of Blur and Mallory Merk.
  • Poor David's Almanack was released by David Rawlings. The third release (and the first under just his name) for the guitarist/producer features Gillian Welch as well as Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, Ketch Secor, and Willie Watson.
  • Popular Manipulations was released by The Districts. The third full-length release for the Philadelphia indie rock features four songs produced by John Congleton, with the rest of the tracks self-recorded with Pine Barons member Keith Abrams.
  • Rainbow was released by Kesha. The third full-length studio release for the pop artist features guest appearances from The Dap-Kings Horns, Eagles Of Death Metal, Dolly Parton.
  • Life Is Fine was released by Paul Kelly. The 23rd full-length release for the Australian singer-songwriter features guest appearance from Linda and Vika Bull.
  • Warmth was released by Blondes. The third full-length release for the Brooklyn duo of Sam Haar and Zach Steinman is their first on the R&S label.
  • Sudden Strike 4 for PC is released. Sudden Strike is back! The beloved Real Time Strategy series returns, this time with bigger battlefields, more units, better graphics, new scenarios and legendary commanders with individual abilities all of which makes Sudden Strike 4 more tactical and realistic than ever before!Sudden Strike 4 sends you off on three extensive campaigns set amongst the battlefields of World War 2. Commanding the British and American, German or Soviet troops, you will lead over 100 different units into battle; like the German bomber Heinkel He111, the Russian T-34 tank, the British Hawker Typhoon fighter plane and the notorious German PanzerkampfwagenVI Tiger. In a first for the Sudden Strike series, you can now choose from one of nine individual commanders, such as George Patton or Bernard Montgomery, who will each allow for different approaches to combat and boast unique abilities.Prove your strategic expertise in over 20 demanding single player scenarios, the challenge-focused skirmish mode and the ultra-competitive multiplayer mode. Excellence will be rewarded through a unique reward system, where successfully completing missions will unlock exclusive content, such as historical film footage from the era.Sudden Strike 4 offers countless ways to vanquish your opponents. Exploit the weak spots of tanks, set up an ambush, occupy buildings with infantry, outmaneuver the enemy with clever positioning or unleash devastating air strikes how you approach each mission is up to you!

On this day in 2016

  • A Greenland shark declared oldest vertebrate animal in the world at 392 years by international team of scientists.
  • Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani Cricket Batsman (55 Tests; longest Test innings in history at 16 hours,337 v WI 1958; 12 x 100), who died at 81.
  • Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Religious Leader.
  • Reigns for PC is released. Sit on the throne as a benevolent (or malevolent) medieval monarch of the modern age and swipe your royal fingers either left or right to impose your will upon the kingdom. Survive the seemingly never-ending gauntlet of requests from your advisors, peasants, allies, and enemies while maintaining balance between the influential factions of your kingdom. But beware; each decision you make might have implications and unfortunate consequences down the road that could put your reign and family’s dynasty at risk!
  • Fiji wins inaugural men's rugby sevens gold medal with a comfortable 43-7 rout of Great Britain at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
  • American Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak of Canada dead heat for the gold medal in coveted 100m freestyle at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; tie in Olympic record 52.70; Sarah Sjöström (Sweden) takes bronze; her 3rd medal of the Games.

On this day in 2015

  • greek debt crisis: European Commission announces a bailout with Greece and its creditors has been agreed "in principle".
  • Largest ever outbreak of Legionnaires'disease in New York - 12 dead, with over 100 cases in the South Bronx.
  • Japan's Sendai Nuclear Power Plant restarts the first nuclear reactor since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
  • Spain's top matador Francisco “Paquirri” Rivera Ordóñez is gored and injured by a bull in Huesca.
  • Lincoln Miller, YouTube Star, born in China.
  • Nour El-Sherif, Movie Actor.
  • Serge Collot, French violist (Paris Opera,1957-86; Le Trio à Cordes Français,1960-92), and music educator (Conservatoire de Paris,1969-89), who died at 91.
  • Harald Nielsen, Danish soccer forward (14 caps; Olympic silver 1960; Frederikshavn fI, Bologna FC), who died at 73.
  • Airscape: The Fall of Gravity for PC is released. Airscape: The Fall of gravity is a gravity-shifting action platformer about an octopus, a dangerous world, and crazy physics. Run, jump, and dodge your way across weirdly curved planetoids and floating water formations.
  • OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood for PC is released. OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood plucks the iconic skater from the street and dropping him squarely in the middle of the Big Screen’s most bodacious cinematic locations.
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for PlayStation 4 is released. Share in the epic journey of two brothers, as they set out to find a cure for their dying father.
  • Gauntlet: Slayer Edition for PlayStation 4 is released. The traditional Gauntlet 4-player co-op gameplay returns in a new experience. Assume the role of one of 4 unique heroes in a monster-filled dungeon brawler. Battle the interminable hordes of enemies as you and your cohorts fight for treasure and glory via both local and online co-op multiplayer.
  • Goat Simulator for PlayStation 4 is released. Goat Simulator is the latest in goat simulation technology, bringing next-gen goat simulation to YOU. You no longer have to fantasize about being a goat, your dreams have finally come true.
  • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture for PlayStation 4 is released. Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture transports the player back to the brief moments leading up to the apocalypse to explore the choices people make when they’re faced with world-shattering events beyond their control.
  • Actual Sunlight for PlayStation Vita is released. Actual Sunlight is a short interactive story about love, depression and the corporation. The game puts you in the role of Evan Winter, a young professional in Toronto, as he moves through three distinct periods of his life. The story is linear, unavoidable and (hopefully) thought-provoking. You experience his perceptions, fall under the consequences of his decisions, and meet everyone who didn't change him.
  • Toy Soldiers: War Chest for Xbox One is released. Leaving the battlefields of past eras behind, players face off against rival toy armies to determine who rules the battlefield.

On this day in 2014

  • 5 Seconds of Summer were at No.1 on the US album chart with their debut studio album. The Australian rock band achieved the biggest first-week sales for a debut album by a group since Daughtry's self-titled album in 2006. 5 Seconds of Summer were also the first Australian act to achieve a US No.1 album with their debut album..
  • Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting), commits suicide by hanging himself at 63.
  • Pierre Ryckmans, Novelist.
  • Preternaturals was released by Grumbling Fur. The third full-length release for experimental pop duo of Daniel O’Sullivan and Alexander Tucker
  • Lacuna was released by Childhood. This is the debut full-length release for the British rock band founded by Ben Romans-Hopcraft and Leo Dobsen.
  • Mini Metro for PC is released. Mini Metro is a strategy simulation game about designing a subway map for a growing city. Draw lines between stations and start your trains running. Keep your lines efficient by redrawing them as new stations open. Decide where to use your limited resources. How long can you keep the city moving?

On this day in 2013

  • 2 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus crash in the Alps of southern France.
  • Usain Bolt of Jamaica records best time of the year (9.77s) to edge out American Justin Gatlin and win 100m at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow, Russia.
  • Lamberto Puggelli, Italian stage and opera director (Spoleto Festival), who died at 75.
  • Low Winter Sun: Season 1 is released. In the American adaption of the British miniseries of the same name, Detroit detectives Frank Agnew (Mark Strong) and Joe Geddes (Lennie James) kill a corrupt cop as IA investigator Simon Boyd (David Costabile) tries to uncover the truth.
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team for 3DS is released. (Also known as "Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros") A new installment in the Mario & Luigi role-playing series is coming to Nintendo 3DS this summer. The game takes place inside the mind of a sleeping Luigi, who is a powerful, brave hero in his dreams.

On this day in 3114BC

  • The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Mayans, begins.

On this day in 2492BC

  • Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation..


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