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Today in the World Countries

  • Carnival Monday is being celebrated in Grenada
  • Father's Day Holiday is being celebrated in Samoa
  • Heroes' Day is being celebrated in Zimbabwe
  • Independence Day Holiday is being celebrated in Chad
  • The Queen's Birthday is being celebrated in Thailand
  • People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • British author Salman Rushdie attacked and repeatedly stabbed on stage prior to giving a lecture at Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York.
    • DEATHS
    • José Luis Pérez-Payá, Spanish soccer forward (2 caps; Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid), who died at 94.
    • Teddy Ray, Comedian.
    • Wolfgang Petersen, Director.
    • Emily the Criminal is released. Emily (Aubrey Plaza) is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record. Desperate for income, she takes a shady gig as a “dummy shopper, ” buying goods with stolen credit cards supplied by a handsome and charismatic middleman named Youcef (Theo Rossi). Faced with a series of dead-end job interviews, Emily soon finds herself seduced by the quick cash and illicit thrills of black-market capitalism, and increasingly interested in her mentor Youcef. Together, they hatch a plan to bring their business to the next level in Los Angeles.
    • Girl Picture is released. Best friends Mimmi and Rönkkö have each other’s backs, always. They want to live adventurous lives, loaded with experiences and passion. Emma, on the contrary, has given her whole life to figure skating. Nothing gets between her and success. But when the girls meet, life opens new paths, and they all rocket in new directions. While Mimmi and Emma experience the earth moving effects of first love, Rönkkö is on a quest to find pleasure.
    • Inu-oh is released. Born to an esteemed family, Inu-oh is afflicted with an ancient curse that has left him on the margins of society. When he meets the blind musician Tomona, a young biwa priest haunted by his past, Inu-oh discovers a captivating ability to dance. The pair quickly become business partners and inseparable friends as crowds flock to their electric, larger-than-life concerts. But when those in power threaten to break up the band, Inu-oh and Tomona must dance and sing to uncover the truth behind their creative gifts.
    • MOVIES: NR
    • Rogue Agent is released. The chilling true story of conman, Robert Freegard, who posed as an undercover MI5 agent kidnapping countless victims amidst a high-stakes manhunt until the woman who fell for him brought him to justice.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Secret Headquarters is released. While hanging out after school, Charlie and his friends discover the headquarters of the world’s most powerful superhero hidden beneath his home. When villains attack, they must team up to defend the headquarters and save the world.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Summering is released. During their last days of summer and childhood—the weekend before middle school begins—four girls struggle with the harsh truths of growing up and embark on a mysterious adventure.
    • Mack & Rita is released. When 30-year-old self-proclaimed homebody Mack Martin (Elizabeth Lail) reluctantly joins a Palm Springs bachelorette trip for her best friend Carla (Taylour Paige), her inner 70-year-old is released — literally. The frustrated writer and influencer magically transforms into her future self: “Aunt Rita” (Diane Keaton). Freed from the constraints of other people’s expectations, Rita comes into her own, becoming an unlikely social media sensation and sparking a tentative romance with Mack’s adorable dog-sitter, Jack (Dustin Milligan).
    • Free Chol Soo Lee is released. In 1970s San Francisco,20-year-old Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee is racially profiled and convicted of a Chinatown gang murder. After spending years fighting to survive, investigative journalist K.W. Lee takes a special interest in his case, igniting an unprecedented social justice movement.
    • Fall is released. Best friends Becky and Hunter find themselves at the top of a 2,000-foot radio tower.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Day Shift is released. A hard working blue collar dad (Jamie Foxx) just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted daughter, but his mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income, hunting and killing vampires as part of an international Union of vampire hunters.
    • A League of Their Own (2022): Season 1 is released. The comedy series from Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham about the 1940s All-American Girls Professional Baseball League is a reimagining of Penny Marshall's 1992 film of the same name.
    • Five Days At Memorial: Season 1 is released. The miniseries adaptation of Sheri Fink's non-fiction book of the same name centers on the five days after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and the decisions medical staff had to make at Memorial Medical Center.
    • ALBUMS
    • A Foul Form was released by Osees. The latest full-length release for the Osees was recorded in frontman John Dwyer's basement and was inspired by the punk music they grew up with.
    • Cheat Codes was released by Danger Mouse. The debut full-length release for the collaboration between The Roots' Black Thought and Danger Mouse features guest appearances from A$AP Rocky, Dylan Cartlidge, Conway the Machine, Joey Bada$$, Kid Sister, Michael Kiwanuka, MF DOOM, Raekwon, Run The Jewels, and Russ.
    • Chopper was released by Kiwi Jr.. The third full-length release for Canadian indie rock band Kiwi Jr. was produced by Dan Boeckner.
    • Cry Sugar was released by Hudson Mohawke. The first full-length studio release in six years for Scottish electronic producer Hudson Mohawke.
    • No Rules Sandy was released by Sylvan Esso. North Carolina electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso created the songs for its fourth full-length release while staying in Los Angeles earlier this year.
    • Reset was released by Panda Bear. The debut full-length release for the collaboration between Panda Bear & Sonic Boom was inspired by and features samples from pop songs of the 1950s and '60s.
    • The Alchemist's Euphoria was released by Kasabian. The seventh full-length studio release for British rock band Kasabian is the first with Serge Pizzorno as lead singer.
    • Traumazine was released by Megan Thee Stallion. Megan Thee Stallion's 18-track album features guest appearances from such artists as Jhené Aiko, Future, Latto, Dua Lipa, Lucky Daye, Pooh Shiesty, and Rico Nasty.
    • Unwanted was released by Pale Waves. The third full-length release for British indie rock band Pale Waves was produced by Zakk Cervini.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered for PC is released. Developed by my Insomniac Games teammates in collaboration with Marvel, Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered introduces you to an experienced Peter Parker who's fighting big crime and iconic villains in Marvel's New York. At the same time, he's struggling to balance his chaotic personal life and career while the fate of Marvel's New York rests upon his shoulders.Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered on PC will include the full main story and its continued narrative in Marvel's Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps DLC, which features three accompanying story chapters in Peter Parker's journey along with additional missions and challenges for players to discover.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • 195 million Americans across 34 states under heat advisory warnings from Pacific Northwest to the Northeast as summer of intense heat continues in Northern Hemisphere.
    • Phoenix is the US's fastest-growing city (+11.2%), overtaking Philadelphia to be nations's fifth largest at 1.6 million according to US Census.
    • US Census reveal country grown more diverse, growth in Hispanic (+23%) and Asian (+36%) populations,1st ever decline in white population (-2.6%).
    • US FDA authorises a third booster COVID-19 pandemic vaccine booster shot for people with weak immune systems.
    • Bennu Asteroid, size of the Empire State Building, now has 1-in-1,750 chance of hitting Earth in 2182, according to data from NASA's OSIRIS-REX spacecraft.
    • British rapper Nines admitted to a charge relating to a plot to import 28 kilograms of cannabis from Spain and Poland, and admitted a further charge of money laundering related to a £98,000 debt and the street value of the cannabis. He was remanded in custody. He was later sentenced to 28 months in HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs. He had served 18 months previously for possession of the same drug with intent to supply..
    • Britney Spear's father says he will step down as her conservator after the singer called his conservatorship abusive, amid a #FreeBritney campaign.
    • DEATHS
    • Dominic Denucci, Wrestler.
    • Emilio Flores Márquez "Don Millo", Puerto Rican sugar cane worker and centenarian, (world's oldest man in 2021), who died at 113.
    • Homeroom is released. Oakland High School’s class of 2020 confronts an unprecedented year, as anxiety over test scores and college applications gives way to the uncertainty of a rapidly developing pandemic and growing demands for systemic change.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Foreclosed for PC is released. FORECLOSED is a narrative-driven action-shooter set in a Cyberpunk world filled with action, suspense, and experimental augmentations. Follow the story of Evan Kapnos, his identity recently Foreclosed, stripped of his job, his brain implants and his access to the city Block-chain, he must now escape before his identity and implants are auctioned off.An Interactive Graphic Novel and Immersive NarrativeFORECLOSED combines the playability of video games with the sleek visual aesthetic of comic books. Everything from game-play to cinematics are experienced within the stylistic framework of a graphic novel. Full screen and comic panel perspectives are seamlessly blended as you move throughout FORECLOSED's Cyberpunk city, uncovering a gripping conspiracy story. Cutscenes are also interactive and transition smoothly between alternative game-play styles.Firmware UpgradesDiscover and unlock new abilities with an RPG-like skill system. Upgrade your weapon's potential with futuristic customisations and enhance your brain with implants which provide almost super-human abilities!Hi-Tech CombatUtilize experimental augmentations, weapons and tech to fight back against your enemies. Modify your Symbiotic Pistol with Explosive Rounds for maximum damage, or, go silent and equip the Stealth Bullets mod. Learn to control your augmentations to fight opponents and manipulate your surroundings. Acquire superhero-like abilities such as telekinesis to launch your enemies into the air or hurl huge objects at groups. Hack into different systems to create traps or even overload the implants in your enemies heads.
    • Assassin's Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris for PC is released. The Siege of Paris sees Eivor embark upon a new series of quests in Francia, the largest of the post-Roman barbarian kingdoms in Western Europe. New weapons, abilities, gear, and skills are all be up for grabs, and Infiltration Missions returns as well, enabling players to determine exactly how they go about murdering their assigned targets.
    • Naraka: Bladepoint for PC is released. NARAKA: BLADEPOINT is a 60-player action Battle Royale offering players insane mobility powered by parkour and grappling hook, a vast arsenal of melee and ranged weapons, and a roaster of characters with powerful abilities—transform yourself into a gigantic Vajra Warrior and crush your enemies!
    • art of rally for Switch is released. "To do something dangerous with style is art..."art of rally is a stylized experience inspired by the golden era of rally from the creator of Absolute Drift.Race across the world through colorful and stylized environments in top-down view.Compete for first place in the leaderboards with daily and weekly challenges.Will you master the art of rally?
    • Fire Tonight for Switch is released. A narrative puzzle game about two people trying to find their way back together in a city on fire.
    • SPORTS
    • Roger Harring, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Uni of Wisconsin–La Crosse 1969–99, record 261–75–7), who died at 88.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Yemen authorities say at least 172 people died in floods caused by torrential rains, which have also destroyed historic buildings in Sanaa, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
    • UK posts its worst quarterly economic slump on record, -20.4% (Apr-Jun), pushing it into the largest recession worldwide.
    • Europe fights a new COVID-19 pandemic surge with Germany, France and Spain posting their largest daily infection totals for three months.
    • DEATHS
    • Don Edmunds, American auto racer and car builder (National Sprint Car HOF; built Evel Knievel's Snake River Canyon Sky cycle), who died at 89.
    • Pavol Biroš, Slovak soccer defender (9 caps, Czechoslovakia; Slavia Prague), who died from heart disease at 67.
    • Marvin Creamer, American mariner,1st recorded person to sail around the world without navigational instruments, who died at 104.
    • Melvin F. Stute, American thoroughbred racehorse trainer (Preakness Stakes 1986, Breeders'Cup Juvenile Fillies 1986, Breeders'Cup Sprint 1987), who died at 93.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Metamorphosis for PC is released. Play as Gregor, turned into a tiny bug, and set out on an extraordinary journey to unravel the mystery of your transformation. Metamorphosis is a first person adventure set in a surrealist world where your newfound abilities are your last and only hope for redemption.
    • Banner of the Maid for Switch is released. Banner of the Maid is a Turn-Based Strategy Game set in the late 18th century to early 19th century, based on the alternative history of the French Revolution. At the end of 18th century, as the House of Bourbon was on the verge of clasping, Louis XVI of France planned to secretly escape from his country. Starting from the French Revolution, the wave of chaos swiped across Europe. Follow the steps of our protagonist, the young female officer Pauline Bonaparte, to start her journey as a regular officer and win battles both on the battlefront and in the political vortex of Paris, and finally write her own heroic story.
    • SPORTS
    • Bill Yeoman, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (University of Houston 1962-86; record 160–108–8), who died from kidney failure and pneumonia at 92.
    • Howard Mudd, American football OL (Pro Bowl 1966–68; All-Pro 1967-68; SF 49ers, Chicago Bears) and coach (Super Bowl 2006; OL Indianapolis Colts), who died after a motorcycle accident at 78.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Baltimore Orioles concede 7 home runs in doubleheader defeats against NY Yankees to break the American League single season HRs allowed record with 248 and counting.
    • Beginning of the 'glitter revolution'in Mexico City when security chief showered with pink glitter in protest of violence against women after teenager raped by police.
    • Scientists say they are closer to an effective treatment for Ebola after new drug trial has 90% success rate in Democratic Republic of Congo.
    • The Terror: Season 2 is released. The second season of The Terror is subtitled Infamy and set during World War II as a young Japanese American man investigates a number of strange deaths in his community.
    • Our Boys: Season 1 is released. An agent with the Israel Security Agency investigates two murder cases: three Jewish teenagers who were kidnapped then killed and the burnt body of a Palestinian teenager found a few days later in this 10-part limited series based on real cases that may have precipitated the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict was created by Hagai Levi, Joseph Cedar and Tawfik Abu-Wael.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Eliza for PC is released. Eliza is a visual novel about an AI counseling program, the people who develop it, and the people who use it. Follow Evelyn Ishino-Aubrey as she reconnects with people from her past, gets to know the people of Seattle who use Eliza for counseling, and decides the course of her future.
    • Conservative Alejandro Giammattei elected president of Guatemala.
    • Hong Kong International Airport cancels all departures as thousands of anti-government protesters occupy the terminals.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • NASA launches the Parker Space Probe, its first mission to the Sun and its outermost atmosphere, the corona.
    • More than 200 Afghan soldiers reported killed after 3 days of attacks by taliban insurgents over multiple fronts including Ghazni city.
    • 100th PGA Championship Men's Golf, Bellerive CC: Brooks Koepka becomes only the 5th player to win 2 major titles in a calendar year (US Open 2018) when he beats Tiger Woods by 2 strokes.
    • US man steals a plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, flies for an hour chased by military jets before crashing on Ketron Island.
    • Insecure: Season 3 is released. Best friends Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) continue to navigate life in Los Angeles in the third season of the comedy.
    • Mali's Presidential run-off election held, eventually won by current President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita with opposition disputing outcome.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • " Unite the Right" march in Charlottesville, Virginia turns violent when car rams protesters killing 1, injuring 19.
    • Usain Bolt injures himself in his very last race - mens 4x100m relay, Jamaica misses gold at world championships.
    • DEATHS
    • Gary Tootle, Race Car Driver.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • Italian jockey Frankie Dettori aboard Predilection rides his 3,000th British winner at Newmarket.
    • Cannes becomes first French resort to ban the burkini.
    • Singer-songwriter Ray J at the age of 35 weds Princess Love at the Vibiana in Los Angeles.
    • The Lost Arcade is released. The legendary arcade Chinatown Fair opened on Mott Street in the 1940's. Rival chinatown gangs, a tic-tac-toe playing chicken, an eccentric New York rapper, and a Pakistani immigrant’s religious vision all had a part in making the arcade what it was. By the 1990’s, Chinatown Fair was a grungy downtown dive with teenagers drinking beers in the back playing Street Fighter. It was also home to an ultra competitive crew of fighting game players that were the best in the world. When Chinatown Fair became the last arcade in New York it transformed into something that was far greater than just a place to spend pocket change playing games.
    • Operation Chromite is released. South Korean Navy Special Forces, Captain Jang Hak-soo and 7 members of the KLO (Korean Liasion Office) unit disguise themselves as a North Korean inspection unit and infiltrate the North Korean army command center in Incheon. Their mission directives from Gen. MacArthur (Liam Neeson) are: 1. Recon enemy forces in Incheon and secure the mine chart,2. Kidnap Ryu Jang-choon, the second highest ranking officer in the North Korean command center, to acquire intel on the naval mine location and 3. On D-Day, light the Palmido light house as a signal to the main UN forces. Only when the light house is lit will General MacArthur initiate the battle to take back Incheon. [CJ Entertainment]
    • My King is released. Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident. Dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers, she takes time to look back on a turbulent relationship that she experienced with Georgio (Vincent Cassel). Why did they love each other? Who is this man that she loved so deeply? How did she allow herself to submit to this suffocating and destructive passion? For Tony, a difficult process of healing is in front of her, physical work which may finally set her free. [Film Movement]
    • Abortion: Stories Women Tell is released. In 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade recognized the right of every woman in the United States to have an abortion. Since 2011, over half the states in the nation have significantly restricted access to abortions. In 2016, abortion remains one of the most divisive issues in America, especially in Missouri, where only one abortion clinic remains open, patients and their doctors must navigate a 72-hour waiting period, and each year sees more restrictions. Awarding-winning director and Missouri native Tracy Droz Tragos sheds new light on the contentious issue with a focus not on the debate, but rather on the women themselves – those struggling with unplanned pregnancies, the providers who show up at clinics to give medical care, as well as the activists on both sides of the issue hoping to sway decisions and lives. Abortion: Stories Women Tell offers an intimate window into the lives of these women through their personal stories. Some are heartbreaking and tender some are bleak and frightening; some women, on both sides of the issue, find the choice easy to make due to their own circumstances and beliefs, while others simply inform us of the strength and capacity of women to overcome and persevere through complicated and unexpected circumstances. [HBO]
    • MOVIES: NR
    • Disorder is released. Vincent (Matthias Schoenaerts), a French Special Forces soldier just back from Afghanistan, is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. He is hired to ensure the security of Jessie (Diane Kruger), the wife of a rich Lebanese businessman at their luxurious villa “Maryland”. As he starts experiencing a strange fascination for the woman he has to protect, Vincent increasingly seems to fall into paranoia. Unless he is right, and the danger is very real indeed.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Pete's Dragon is released. For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Florence Foster Jenkins is released. In 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep), a New York heiress and socialite, obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her "husband"and manager, St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Hell or High Water is released. Two brothers—Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son; and Tanner (Ben Foster), a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger—come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land. The hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that powerful forces beyond their control have stolen from under their feet. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves in the crosshairs of a relentless, foul-mouthed Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges) looking for one last triumph on the eve of his retirement. As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their plan, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the last honest law man and a pair of brothers with nothing to live for except family collide.
    • Edge of Winter is released. Recently divorced and laid off from his job, Elliot Baker (Joel Kinnaman) is desperate to spend more time bonding with his sons, Bradley (Tom Holland) and Caleb (Percy Hynes White). What starts as family day trip to teach his boys how to shoot turns into a nightmare when they become stranded. As they retreat to a desolate cabin, Elliot's mounting fear of losing custody pushes him to the edge. The brothers quickly realize that the man responsible for keeping them safe has now become their biggest threat.
    • Blood Father is released. After her drug kingpin boyfriend frames her for stealing a fortune in cartel cash,16 year old Lydia (Erin Moriarty) goes on the run, with only one ally in this whole wide world: her perennial screw-up of a dad, John Link (Mel Gibson), who's been a drunk, a drug addict, a motorcycle outlaw, and a convict in his time, and now is determined to keep his little girl from harm and, for once in his life, do the right thing.
    • Anthropoid is released. Anthropoid is based on the extraordinary true story of "Operation Anthropoid, "the code name for the Czechoslovakian operatives' mission to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution, was the Reich's third in command behind Hitler and Himmler and the leader of Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia. The film follows two soldiers from the Czechoslovakian army-in-exile, Josef Gabcík (Cillian Murphy) and Jan Kubis (Jamie Dornan), who are parachuted into their occupied homeland in December 1941. With limited intelligence and little equipment in a city under lock down, they must find a way to assassinate Heydrich, an operation that would change the face of Europe forever.
    • Joshy is released. After his engagement ends badly, Josh (Thomas Middleditch) decides to take advantage of his bachelor-party plans in Ojai, California, with the few friends still willing to join him. Focused on drugs and their own hangups, his self-absorbed friends refuse to confront the elephant in the room and ask Josh how he’s feeling. As welcome and unwelcome guests stop by, Josh will attempt to find some closure over this weekend with the guys.
    • Sausage Party is released. Life is good for all the food items that occupy the shelves at the local supermarket. Frank (Seth Rogen) the sausage, Brenda (Kristen Wiig) the hot dog bun, Teresa Taco and Sammy Bagel Jr. (Edward Norton) can’t wait to go home with a happy customer. Soon, their world comes crashing down as poor Frank learns the horrifying truth that he will eventually become a meal. After warning his pals about their similar fate, the panicked perishables devise a plan to escape from their human enemies.
    • The Get Down: Season 1 is released. Ezekiel (Justice Smith), Shaolin Fantastic (Shameik Moore), Boo-Boo (TJ Brown), Ra-Ra (Skylan Brooks), and Mylene Cruz (Herizen Guardiola) are teenagers in South Bronx as hip-hop, punk, and disco emerges from 1970s New York in this Baz Luhrmann drama.
    • ALBUMS
    • SremmLife 2 was released by Rae Sremmurd. The second full-length release form the rap brother duo from Mississippi features guest appearances from Gucci Mane, Juicy J, Kodak Black, and Lil Jon.
    • Stranger Things, Vol. 1 [Original Television Series Soundtrack] was released by Kyle Dixon. The first volume of the soundtrack to the Netflix show from Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein feature 36 tracks.
    • PartyNextDoor 3 was released by PartyNextDoor. The second full-length studio release for the Canadian R&B artist features a guest appearance from Drake.
    • Animal Races was released by Cool Ghouls. The third full-length release for the San Francisco garage rock band was recorded to tape by Kelley Stoltz.
    • A Weird Exits was released by Thee Oh Sees. The latest release for the garage rock band led by John Dwyer is its first with drummers Ryan Moutinho and Dan Rincon.
    • Innocence Reaches was released by Of Montreal. The 14th full-length studio release for the Kevin Barnes-led indie rock band was inspired by music from such artists as Arca, Chairlift, and Jack Ü.
    • Fishing Blues was released by Atmosphere. The latest release from the Minneapolis hip hop duo of Slug and Ant features guest appearances from Aesop Rock, deM atlaS, Doom, The Grouch, Kool Keith, and Kim Manning.
    • Flood Network was released by Katie Dey. This is the debut full-length release for the Australian indie pop artist.
    • GAMING: PC
    • No Man's Sky for PC is released. No Man’s Sky is an exploration and survival game set in an infinite procedurally generated universe. Whether a distant mountain or a planet hanging low on the horizon, you can go forth there. You can fly seamlessly from the surface of a planet to another, and every star in the sky is a sun that you can visit. Where you’ll go and how fast you’ll make you way through this universe is your decision. Explore uncharted solar systems and catalog unique new forms of life. Every planet’s landscape is different from the next and populated by species never before encountered. Acquire ancient artifacts that may reveal the secrets behind the universe. Choose whether to share your discoveries with other players. You won’t see them, but they’re exploring the same universe in parallel; perhaps you’ll make your mark on their worlds as well as your own. Every solar system, planet, ocean and cave is filled with danger, and - make no mistake - you are vulnerable. Your ship and suit are fragile, and every encounter may test your skills to the limit. From dog-fighting in space to first-person combat on a planet’s surface, you will face foes ready to overwhelm you. One mistake could see you lose it all. In No Man’s Sky, every victory and every defeat is permanent. The voyage that stands before you cannot be taken lightly. You must prepare. Collect precious resources on the surfaces of planets and trade them for the ships, suits and equipment that will take you to your destiny in the stars.
    • SPORTS
    • Joseph Schooling of Singapore sets Olympic record 50.39 to win men's 100m butterfly gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; rare 3-way tie for silver at 51.14, Michael Phelps (USA), Chad le Clos (South Africa) & László Cseh (Hungary).
    • Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú wins her 4th medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics finishing 2nd in the women's 200m backstroke; gold to American Maya DiRado in 2:05:99.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • In London archaeologists discover a mass grave of 30 bodies from the 1665 plague.
    • A second postage stamp was issued in the US bearing the image of Elvis Presley (the first was introduced in 1993). This one featured a black and white photograph by William Speer of Elvis in 1955 and was part of the Music Icon series that began in 2013..
    • China cuts its currency the yuan for the 2nd day in a row to boast exports.
    • Large series of explosions in Tianjin, China leave at least 50 dead and 700 injured in an industrial accident.
    • US Postal Service issues a second postage stamp featuring rock singer Elvis Presley, as part of its Music Icon series; design is a black & white photograph taken by William Speer in 1955.
    • DEATHS
    • Per Hjort Albertsen, Norwegian organist, composer, and educator, who died at 96.
    • John Scott, English organist and choirmaster, who died at 59.
    • Kevin From Work: Season 1 is released. Thinking he has a new job overseas, Kevin (Noah Reid) tells his co-worker Audrey (Paige Spara) he loves her in a letter, only to have to return to his original job after his career opportunity falls through.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Hacknet for PC is released. Hacknet is a terminal-driven hacking game with competitive multiplayer, a fully internally-consistent network simulation and a realistic interface. It follows the story of recently deceased hacker "Bit", whose death may not be the 'accident' the media reports. You stand in for no one, as most games have you do - play for yourself, make your own decisions, and see the world react - if you're leaving a trace that is. Hacknet has no protagonist, other than the person using it. Don't be reckless though - it's more real than you think.
    • Former US President Jimmy Carter reveals that he has cancer.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Ebola outbreak death toll exceeds 1000.
    • World Health Organization (WHO) gives its 'cautious blessing'to the use of experimental drugs to treat the Ebola virus.
    • DEATHS
    • Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), who died of a stroke at 89.
    • ALBUMS
    • LP1 was released by FKA twigs. This is the debut full-length release for the British experimental R&B artist Tahliah Barnett.
    • Worlds was released by Porter Robinson. The debut full-length release for the North Carolina electronic producer features guest appearances from Breanne Düren, Imaginary Cities, Lemaitre, Amy Millan, and Urban Cone.
    • When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day was released by Mirel Wagner. The second release for the Finnish singer-songwriter was produced by Vladislav Delay.
    • Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium was released by The Underachievers. The debut full-length studio release for the Brooklyn hip-hop duo of MCs AK and Issa Gold features a guest appearance from Portugal The Man.
    • Get Hurt was released by The Gaslight Anthem. The fifth full-length studio release for the New Jersey rock band was produced by Mike Crossey.
    • In the Wild was released by FaltyDL. This is the fourth studio release for New York-based electronic producer Drew Lustman as FaltyDL.
    • I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss was released by Sinéad O'Connor. Produced by John Reynolds, the 10th release for the singer-songwriter is a collection of love songs from different female point of views.
    • Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed for PlayStation 3 is released. An open-world action RPG which sees players undertaking a myriad of missions in a recreation of Akihabara, Tokyo's notorious "Electric Town"district. Your goal is to identify vampires called "Synthisters"with the assistance of an in-game smartphone app, then engage them in battle to strip off their clothes so their bodies are fully exposed to sunlight.
    • Risen 3: Titan Lords for PlayStation 3 is released. The world has been abandoned by its deities and is scarred from the attack of the Titans. Humanity struggles to regain strength and marshal its forces. You have more immediate concerns: your own life has been shattered and you must set off to reclaim what is lost in the darkness that is spreading throughout the world.
    • Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition for PlayStation 4 is released. Surgeon Simulator 2013 is a darkly humorous over-the-top operation sim game where players become Nigel Burke, a would-be surgeon taking life into his own shaky hands, performing life-saving surgical maneuvers on passive patients.
    • Hohokum for PlayStation 4 is released. A whimsical, colorful game with an emphasis on playful exploration and creativity.
    • Gravity Crash Ultra for PlayStation Vita is released.
    • Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited for PlayStation Vita is released. Disgaea 4 is a sequel to Disgaea, a hardcore, turn-based, strategy RPG. In Disgaea, character units have a limit to their movement and attack ranges, based on level and weapons equipped. There are other special game factors that let you take advantage of the 3D battle map, many of which are unique to Disgaea. As the 4th installment in the series Disgaea 4 adopts an all new graphic engine with a much more emphasis on a anime style graphics and also adopts many new game system for an exciting battle adventure.
    • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds for PlayStation Vita is released. Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is a 2D beat 'em up from Mages/5pb, the makers of Steins; Gate, Bullet Soul, and other great games. Choose a fighter and battle against the bizarre minions of the evil wizard Phantom. Enjoy classic beat 'em up gameplay with a fighting game twist. Dash through colorful Tokyo locales, strengthen your characters, team up with your friends, fight dragons and killer robots!Story Mode - Enjoy a lighthearted story as you battle Phantom's minions across 8 stages inspired by famous Tokyo districts.Arcade Mode - Challenge yourself to get the biggest combo, the highest score, or the fastest completion time.Multiplayer - Easy to learn mechanics make playing with your friends a snap. Team up with your friends for the local co-op or online campaign, or go to the battlegrounds arena and fight a pitched PVP battle! Up to 4 players supported.Customizable, Persistent Characters - 4 starting characters and 6 unlockable ones. Each character has a fully customizable stat and skill tree, and levels persist between all modes. Choose a favorite character and build them how you like! Every character has unique special attacks.Retro Charm - Vibrant sprite graphics and a catchy chiptune-inspired soundtrack for the discerning retro gamer!

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • 30 people are killed by gunmen in northeast Nigeria.
    • 8 people are killed and 25 are injured in a suicide bomb attack in Balad, Iraq.
    • Notorious Boston gangster James (Whitey) Bulger was found guilty of 31 of the 32 charges he faced, including murder, extortion, money laundering, drug dealing and possession of weapons..
    • Whitey Bulger is found guilty on 31 of 32 counts, and is found to have been involved in 11 murders.
    • James "Whitey" Bulger, American organized crime boss is found guilty on 31 of 32 racketeering and firearms counts, and is found to have been involved in 11 murders.
    • BIRTHS
    • Jett Riviera Hayler, Family Member, born in France.
    • DEATHS
    • Friso, Prince of Orange and second son of Queen Beatrix, who died in a coma, a year and a half after being buried in an avalanche, at 44.
    • Prince Friso, Prince.
    • Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta is elected President of Mali.


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