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  • Carnival Tuesday is being celebrated in Grenada
  • Defence Forces Day is being celebrated in Zimbabwe
  • Festival of Souls (Obon) is being celebrated in Japan
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Central African Republic
  • Women 's Day is being celebrated in Tunisia
  • People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • DEATHS
    • Tinfoil Chef, YouTube Star.
    • The Princess is released. The Princess tells the story of Princess Diana exclusively through contemporaneous archival footage creating a bold and immersive narrative of her life and death. Turning the camera back on ourselves, the film illuminates the profound impact she had and how the public’s attitude to the monarchy was, and still is, shaped by these events.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • US singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith died at the age of 68. In 1994 she won a Grammy Award for the album Other Voices, Other Rooms as well as recording duets with many artists, among them Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Don McLean, Jimmy Buffett, Adam Duritz (singer of Counting Crows), Darius Rucker (lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish) and Willie Nelson..
    • DEATHS
    • Nanci Griffith, American singer (" From A Distance"), and songwriter (" Once in a Very Blue Moon" ; "Love at the Five and Dime"), who died at 68.
    • Not Going Quietly is released. Ady Barkan’s life is upended when he is diagnosed with ALS, but a confrontation with a powerful Senator catapults him to national fame and ignites a once-in-a-generation political movement.
    • In the Same Breath is released. In the Same Breath recounts the experiences of people on the ground in the earliest days of the novel COVID-19 pandemic and the way two countries dealt with its initial spread, from the first days of the outbreak in Wuhan to its rampage across the United States. Directed with a deeply personal approach by Wang, who was born in China and now lives in the United States, the film explores the early confusion and parallel campaigns by authorities to try to contain the virus as well as shape the public narrative through misinformation, resulting in a devastating impact on citizens of both countries. [HBO]
    • Beckett is released. While vacationing in Greece, American tourist Beckett (John David Washington) becomes the target of a manhunt after a devastating accident. Forced to run for his life and desperate to get across the country to the American embassy to clear his name, tensions escalate as the authorities close in, political unrest mounts, and Beckett falls even deeper into a dangerous web of conspiracy.
    • CODA is released. Gifted with a voice that her parents can’t hear,17-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the sole hearing member of a deaf family — a CODA, which means a Child of Deaf Adults. Her life revolves around serving as an interpreter for her fun-loving but sometimes embarrassing parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant). But when Ruby joins her high school’s choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). With help from her supporting, if tough-loving choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez), Ruby is encouraged to apply to a prestigious music school. However, she finds herself torn between taking care of her family and chasing her dreams.
    • Days is released. Under the pain of illness and treatment, Kang (Lee Kang-sheng) finds himself adrift. He meets Non (Anong Houngheuangsy) in a foreign land. They find consolation in each other before parting ways and carrying on with their days.
    • The Lost Leonardo is released. The Lost Leonardo tells the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million, claimed to be a long-lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci. From the moment it is purchased from a shady New Orleans auction house, and its buyers discover masterful brushstrokes beneath its cheap restoration, the fate of the Salvator Mundi is driven by an insatiable quest for fame, money and power. But as its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity. Is this multi-million dollar painting actually by Leonardo – or do certain power players simply want it to be? [IFC Films]
    • MOVIES: NR
    • The Meaning of Hitler is released. The Meaning of Hitler is a provocative interrogation of our culture’s fascination with Hitler and Nazism set against the backdrop of the current rise of white supremacy, the normalization of antisemitism and the weaponization of history itself. Shot in nine countries, the film traces Hitler’s movements, his rise to power and the scenes of his crimes as historians and writers, including Deborah Lipstadt, Martin Amis, Sir Richard Evans, Saul Friedlander, Yehuda Bauer, and famed Nazi hunters Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, weigh in on the lasting impact of his virulent ideology. As fears of authoritarianism and fascism now abound, the film explores the myths and misconceptions of our understanding of the past, and the difficult process of coming to terms with it at a time in our history when it seems more urgent than ever. [IFC Films]
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Respect is released. Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.
    • Free Guy is released. A bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, decides to become the hero of his own story…one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way…before it is too late.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Don't Breathe 2 is released. The sequel is set in the years following the initial deadly home invasion, where Norman Nordstrom (Stephen Lang) lives in quiet solace until his past sins catch up to him.
    • Ema is released. After a shocking incident upends her family life and marriage to a tempestuous choreographer, Ema, a reggaeton dancer, sets out on an odyssey of personal liberation, in this incendiary drama about art, desire, and the modern family from director Pablo Larraín.
    • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time is released. Shinji Ikari is still adrift after losing his will to live, but the place he arrives at teaches him what it means to hope. Finally, the Instrumentality Project is set in motion and Wille make one last grueling stand to prevent the Final Impact.
    • Brand New Cherry Flavor: Season 1 is released. Aspiring filmmaker Lisa N. Nova (Rosa Salazar) wants revenge after producer Lou Burke (Eric Lange) breaks a promise in 1990s Hollywood in the horror/thriller limited series based on Todd Grimson's novel of the same name.
    • Modern Love: Season 2 is released. The second season of the John Carney romantic comedy anthology series features a cast that includes Gbenga Akinnagbe, Zoe Chao, Minnie Driver, Dominique Fishback, Kit Harrington, Garrett Hedlund, Tobias Menzies, Sophie Okonedo, Anna Paquin, and Miranda Richardson.
    • ALBUMS
    • Loving in Stereo was released by Jungle. The third full-length studio release for the British electronic producer duo of Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland features guest appearances from Bas and Priya Ragu.
    • Different Kinds of Light was released by Jade Bird. The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Dave Cobb.
    • Pressure Machine was released by The Killers. The poems Brandon Flowers wrote about the small Utah town he grew up in were the basis for the Las Vegas rock band's seventh full-length studio release that also features a guest appearance from Phoebe Bridgers.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Dread Templar for PC is released. Dread Templar is a fast-paced first-person shooter that combines elements from both modern retro shooters and classics from the 90s. You are a Dread Templar seeking his revenge deep in the evil realm. Explore the levels and solve puzzles to find hidden weapons and upgrades. Face hordes of demons and bloodthirsty fiends using ninja equipment, firearms, and infernal weapons that will make YOU the scariest thing in hell. Gain Dread Powers and customize your skills according to your playstyle, as they will help you in your battle against the dark forces.
    • Hades for PlayStation 5 is released. Defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre. Hades is a god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler that combines the best aspects of Supergiant's critically acclaimed titles, including the fast-paced action of Bastion, the rich atmosphere and depth of Transistor, and the character-driven storytelling of Pyre. BATTLE OUT OF HELL. As the immortal Prince of the Underworld, you'll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead himself, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt.UNLEASH THE FURY OF OLYMPUSThe Olympians have your back! Meet Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, and many more, and choose from their dozens of powerful Boons that enhance your abilities. There are thousands of viable character builds to discover as you go.BEFRIEND GODS, GHOSTS, AND MONSTERSA fully-voiced cast of colorful, larger-than-life characters is waiting to meet you! Grow your relationships with them, and experience thousands of unique story events as you learn about what's really at stake for this big, dysfunctional family.BUILT FOR REPLAYABILITYNew surprises await each time you delve into the ever-shifting Underworld, whose guardian bosses will remember you. Use the powerful Mirror of Night to grow permanently stronger, and give yourself a leg up the next time you run away from home.NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLEPermanent upgrades mean you don't have to be a god yourself to experience the exciting combat and gripping story. Though, if you happen to be one, crank up the challenge and get ready for some white-knuckle action that will put your well-practiced skills to the test. SIGNATURE SUPERGIANT STYLEThe rich, atmospheric presentation and unique melding of gameplay and narrative that's been core to Supergiant's games is here in full force: spectacular hand-painted environments and a blood-pumping original score bring the Underworld to life.
    • WitchSpring3 Re:Fine - The Story of Eirudy for Switch is released. Witchspring3 Re: Fine -the story of eirudy takes you deep into the misty forest, where the Witch eirudy lives secluded from the rest of the world, only accompanied by her Enchanted puppets. Whilst hiding in her house in the forest, from the warriors who are out to hunt her, she continues her efforts to escape her loneliness by trying to make her puppets talk. When One day she meets an adventurous young man named adrian in the forest, eirudy's life changes as she is thrown into the tide that determines the fate of deities and humans. The adventure begins and leads you down to an entwined path between light and darkness - which path will you choose? The enchanting adventure of eirudy offers an exciting and captivating storyline, which players won't want to put down. The turn-based battle system and the individual characters that develop over time make the game a really beautiful adventure. With Japanese voice actors, and text fully localized into English, the game is a stand-alone title in the Witch spring universe. It comes with new visuals and sound, very cute art style and loveable characters. And thanks to individual storyline choices, resulting in different endings and varied battle tactics, the game is worth playing through more than once.
    • SPORTS
    • Charlie Johnson, American football defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1979-81; All Pro 1980; Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings), who died at 69.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Israel strikes historic deal with the United Arab Emirates to normalize relations, Israel suspends plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
    • New details about enormous "Terror Crocodile" (Deinosuchus), the size of a bus, with teeth as big as bananas, that lived during late Cretaceous period (75-84 million years ago) in North America published.
    • BIRTHS
    • Lionel Lundell, Family Member, born in Sweden.
    • An Easy Girl is released. Naïma has just turned 16. This summer, she will have to decide what she wants from life if she doesn’t want to miss out. Then her cousin Sofia arrives – 22, with an amazing body and a dangerously seductive lifestyle. Naïma desires only to follow her own path, so long as it leads upwards… Despite the warnings of her best friend Dodo, she and Sofia will live through unforgettable encounters during a long summer that will mark them forever.
    • GAMING: PC
    • A Total War Saga: TROY for PC is released. A Total War Saga: TROY is the first in the award-winning strategy series to focus on the Bronze-Age Mediterranean and the legendary twenty-year conflict between the kingdoms of Troy and Mycenaean Greece, known as the Trojan War.
    • Ever Forward for PC is released. A girl trapped in a strange world somewhere between reality and imagination. Help her find her way in this adventure puzzle game.
    • Milky Way Prince: The Vampire Star for PC is released. A visual novel about an abusive relationship, idealization, and intimacy. Live a summer of dysfunctional love through branching storylines, twists, sudden changes, and an innovative mechanic where you choose which senses to use with your boyfriend.
    • Kill It With Fire for PC is released. Kill It With Fire is a first-person action game about hunting spiders and causing collateral damage.
    • Darkestville Castle for PlayStation 4 is released. Like any decent demon Cid spends his nights performing all kind of evil deeds to the peaceful people of Darkestville. Little does he know that his old arch enemy is about to change his life forever.
    • Double Kick Heroes for Switch is released. Butcher loads of zombies in Rhythm with METAL! Survive the wasteland fighting an epic freakshow!Double Kick Heroes mixes a shoot'em up with a rhythm game!Merging face-melting heavy metal rhythm riffs, with a high-octane zombie crushing shoot 'em up, Double Kick Heroes is like no game you've ever seen before!You must survive on the highway to hell by killing monsters with your gundillac! Struggle through the 30 levels of total madness and escape from this nightmare! Only the power of Metal can save your band!
    • Faeria for Switch is released. With its unique living board, Faeria will challenge you with truly strategic card battles. Craft your deck, shape the battlefield, and fight for victory!A strategy game like no other. Build exciting decks and shape the battlefield as you fight epic battles. Raise mountains, build forests, fill lakes, or harness the sands of the deserts. You choose your own path to victory.Enjoy 100+ hours of solo content, co-operative missions, and puzzles! Explore a vast array of challenges that reward you in return. Journey through the Oversky and defeat devious World Bosses - or even play enemy AI in draft mode!Enter Pandora, Faeria's unique draft mode that where your deck-building skills are put to the ultimate test. Choose to play against the AI or put your deck to the ultimate test in PVP. Earn rewards based on how well you do. It’s the perfect way to increase your collection, or just have fun!
    • SPORTS
    • Eric Hughes, English rugby league utility back (10 Tests England,8 Great Britain; Widnes 481 games), who died from cancer at 73.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Entertainment companies CBS and Viacom announce they will merge with a combined 28 billion revenue.
    • Measles cases have tripled worldwide in 2019 according to WHO with 364,808 reported against vs 129,239 in 2018.
    • DEATHS
    • Kip Addotta, American stand-up comic, who died at 75.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • The Angry Birds Movie 2 is released. The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck's sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Vicious Circle for PC is released. Vicious Circle is an uncooperative multiplayer shooter in which mercenaries compete for loot against a terrifying monster. Dirty tricks are the key to victory, and only one player can come out on top.
    • Rebel Galaxy Outlaw for PC is released. Out of cash, out of luck, out on the fringe. Juno Markev has a killer to tail, a debt to pay, and more trouble headed her way. In the Dodge Sector it’s hard to get by – and even harder to get even.
    • Dicey Dungeons for PC is released. Become a giant walking dice and battle to the end of an ever-changing dungeon! Can you escape the cruel whims of Lady Luck? In this new fast-paced deckbuilding roguelike from Terry Cavanagh (Super Hexagon, VVVVVV), Chipzel, and Marlowe Dobbe, you'll fight monsters, find better loot, and level up your heroes as you work together to take down the Goddess of Fortune, Lady Luck herself. Balance your carefully planned strategies against the unknown of a dice roll.
    • Ancestors Legacy for PlayStation 4 is released. Ancestors Legacy is a squad-based real time strategy with a strong focus on tactics. Inspired by medieval European history, it brings to life four different nations and their conflicts, usually resolved by war. The game combines resource management and base building with large-scale, squad-based battles across vast battlefields.
    • Exception for Switch is released. Exception is a combat platformer set inside a computer system which has been hijacked by a totalitarian virus. Lead the resistance across stylistic transforming levels. When an old woman's computer is taken over by a virus bent on total annihilation, you assume control of an ordinary software program transformed into an elite combat machine. Retake the system and build your character into a formidable instrument of retribution.
    • Never Give Up for Switch is released. Never Give Up is packed full of vicious traps and hazards specifically designed to turn you into bloody chunks. When the going gets tough, the tough don't quit! From the creators of the brutal and beloved web series enjoyed by millions of players worldwide comes another installment of hardcore, skill-intensive platforming. Every time you beat a level, another element is layered in to make it even harder. Buzzsaws? Yup. Guided missiles? Mhmm. Giant rhino mechs? You know it. Never Give Up has all that and more with over 250 stages, huge boss battles, and voice acting from Arin Hanson.

    On this day in 2018

    • DEATHS
    • Jim Neidhart, Wrestler.
    • Shanann Watts, Entrepreneur.
    • GAMING: PC
    • The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - The Final Season for PC is released. After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be Clementine’s chance for a home. But protecting it will mean sacrifice. In this gripping, emotional final season, your choices will define your relationships and determine how Clementine’s story ends.
    • World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth for PC is released. DECLARE YOUR ALLEGIANCEAzeroth paid a terrible price to end the apocalyptic march of the Legion's crusadebut even as the world's wounds are tended, it is the shattered trust between the Alliance and Horde that may prove hardest to mend. As this age-old conflict reignites, join your allies and champion your faction's causeAzeroth's future will be forged in the fires of war.RECRUIT ALLIED RACESExplore Azeroth as new playable Allied Races, including four you've encountered in your campaign against the Legion. Embark on a quest to earn their favor and unlock each race, adding their strength to your faction. Create a new character and complete the full leveling experience to earn a distinctive Heritage Armor set.KUL TIRASAs a hero of the mighty Alliance, journey to the seafaring kingdom of Kul Tiras, home of Jaina Proudmoore. Untangle a web of betrayal and dark magic as you encounter power-hungry pirates, witches wielding death magic, mystical sea priests, and more. Explore the stony peaks of Tiragarde Sound, trek across Drustvar's high plains and red forests, and navigate the intricate inland canals of Stormsong Valley as you convince this fractured kingdom to join your cause.ZANDALARPrepare the Horde for war by recruiting the ancient empire of Zandalar. In this troll-dominated territory, ancient evil waits to be unleashed on the world as you battle crazed blood-troll worshippers, gargantuan dinosaurs, and titan constructs. Discover Zuldazar, the oldest city in Azeroth; unveil the bleak swamps of Nazmir; and traverse the deadly deserts of Vol'dun.PLUNDER UNCHARTED ISLANDSSet sail for the previously unmapped isles of Azeroth. Battle in groups of three as you race against cunning rival intrudersor enemy playersto collect the island's resources. Constantly evolving challenges await as you traverse frozen landscapes near Northrend, open the gates of an abandoned Gilnean castle, navigate a war between elementals and more.STORM THE WARFRONTSHead to the frontlines and take part in a large-scale 20-player cooperative Warfront to claim a key strategic location. Build up your faction's forces, lead the charge as your troops lay siege to the objective, and battle the enemy commanders as they make their last stand in this new PvE mode inspired by classic Warcraft RTS battles.INFUSE ARMOR WITH TITANIC MIGHTTake control of the Heart of Azerotha legendary neck piece entrusted to you by Magni Bronzebeard. Imbue it with Azerite, an invaluable resource that's emerged in the Legion's wake, to customize your armor with new powers and traits.ENTER A WORLD DIVIDEDExperience the relentless conflict at the heart of the Warcraft saga. Play through six new zones filled with new World Quests, new World Bosses, new raids and more as you determine whether the Horde or Alliance will shape Azeroth's future.* NEW LEVEL CAPStop the spread of the Blood God's corruption, unearth the secrets of a lost titan vault, and much more as you quest to level 120.* NEW DUNGEONS & RAIDSFight through all-new dungeons like the golden city of Atal'Dazar, and the outlaw town of Freehold! * CHARACTER BOOSTAdvance a new or existing hero character to level 110 instantly, and be ready to join your new allies in battle!* COMMUNITIESFind adventurers who share common interests through in-game Communities and join cross-realm social groups.
    • Death's Gambit for PC is released. Death's Gambit is a challenging Action-RPG through which you explore an alien medieval planet filled with beasts, knights, and horrors. As an agent of Death, bound to his service, banish your fears and endure the struggle that lies at the heart of Leydia.
    • Ugandan politician and pop singer Bobi Wine arrested by the Ugandan army at a campaign rally in Arua and later allegedly tortured.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • David Bowie made a posthumous appearance in the TV series Twin Peaks: The Return. The late singer, who made a cameo appearance as a deranged FBI agent in the cult classic's 1991 prequel, Fire Walk With Me, was supposed to return for the show's revival but died before filming. Director David Lynch used archive footage from the movie to bring Bowie to life in the episode..
    • Gunmen kill at least 18 at a cafe in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Islamic extremists blamed.
    • More than 60 children reported to have died at Gorakhpur Hospital, India, prompting an investigation.
    • Get Shorty: Season 1 is released. Based loosely on the Elmore Leonard's novel (which also spawned the 1995 movie of the same name), Nevada hitman Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd) is in Hollywood seeking to make a career change after the estrangement from his wife and daughter (Lucy Walters and Carolyn Dodd). He runs into B-movie producer Rick Moreweather (Ray Romano) and convinces him to help him make a film.
    • Grace Mugabe, wife of the President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe, is accused of assault in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    On this day in 2016

    • Comedian Kevin Hart at the age of 37 weds Eniko Parrish near Santa Barbara, California.
    • DEATHS
    • Françoise Mallet-Joris, Belgian writer (Signs & Wonders), who died at 86.
    • Kenny Baker, English actor (R2-D2 in Star Wars, Time Bandits), who died at 81.
    • Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian Hindu spiritual leader (BAPS), who died at 94.
    • SPORTS
    • The dominant Great Britain men's crew wins the eight at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; US scores a comfortable win over GB in the women's eight.
    • Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson wins blue ribband women's 100m gold in 10.71 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; American Tori Bowie second in 10.83 and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica 3rd 10.86.
    • British super-star Mo Farah wins 1st leg of 5,000/10,000m double (repeat of London 2012) in 27:05.17 in the 10k at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Kenya's Paul Tanui wins silver just 0.47 behind.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • 76 people are killed & 212 are wounded by an ISIL truck bomb in Baghdad, Iraq.
    • Swedish Prosecutors announce they are dropping allegations against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of sexual molestation and coercion.
    • DEATHS
    • Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player, who died at 95.
    • US Government formally returns to France Picasso's painting La Coiffeuse, stolen from Paris'National Museum of Modern Art in 2001.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • ‘Rude’ the debut single by Canadian band Magic! was at No.1 on the US singles chart. It became the ninth best-selling song of 2014, with global sales of 8.6 million units, and won the Juno Award for Single of the Year..
    • Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to win the Fields Medal in mathematics.
    • Israeli and Palestinian cease fire agreed to on August 8 is extended for another 120 hours to provide time for further negotiations.
    • DEATHS
    • Frans Brüggen, Dutch conductor and musician, who died at 79.
    • Edith Flagg, Fashion Designer.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Let's Be Cops is released. It's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. When two struggling pals (Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr.) dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes"get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line. [20th Century Fox]
    • Legends: Season 1 is released. Deep cover FBI agent Martin Odum (Sean Bean) is just returning from an assignment when a stranger plants doubts about who he actually is, in this adaptation of Robert Littell's novel of the same name.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Dex for PC is released. Dex is a 2D, side-scrolling, open-world cyberpunk RPG with a focus on exploration and non-linear gameplay.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • " Crash My Party" 4th studio album by Luke Bryan is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2014).
    • DEATHS
    • (Thomas Paul) "Tompall" Glaser, American country singer (" Put Another Log on the Fire"), who died at 79.
    • Tompall Glaser, American country singer, who died at 79.
    • Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), who died of cancer at 44.
    • ALBUMS
    • Howlin' was released by Jagwar Ma. The debut full-length release for the Australian electronic rock duo of Jono Ma and Gabriel Winterfield was recorded in France and mixed by Ewan Pearson.
    • Paracosm was released by Washed Out. The second full-length release for Ernest Greene was produced with Ben H. Allen.
    • Dig Thy Savage Soul was released by Barrence Whitfield & the Savages. The second release since the reformation of the rock and R&B band (with new drummer Andy Jody and saxophonist Tom Quartulli) in 2010, is its first on the Bloodshot label.
    • Push Any Button was released by Sam Phillips. The tenth studio release for the Los Angeles singer-songwriter was inspired by the pop music of the 1960s and 70s.
    • Pushin' Against a Stone was released by Valerie June. The fourth full-length release for the Tennessean country singer was produced by Kevin Agunas and Dan Auerbach.
    • See You There was released by Glen Campbell. Recorded during the same sessions as 2011's Ghost On The Canvas, some of the country singer's biggest songs are reworked by producers Dave Darling and Dave Kaplan.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches for PC is released. In The Brigmore Witches, continue your journey as the legendary assassin, Daud, and bring his twisted narrative that began with The Knife of Dunwall to a close. After discovering the identity and intentions of Delilah, the leader of the Brigmore Witch coven, you set out to disrupt her from completing a powerful ritual that will spell your doom. Having already been betrayed by your lieutenant, Billie Lurk, you must rely on feuding gang factions-the Dead Eels and the Hatters-to negotiate your way through previously unseen districts of Dunwall en route to Delilah's stronghold. Regardless of the way you reach your destination, one thing is for certain - you will finally answer for your treacherous actions and fall before the mercy, or punishment, of the Royal Bodyguard and Assassin, Corvo Attano. Additionally, your power, weapon and item upgrades, Chaos level, and player actions from The Knife of Dunwall will carry over via a compatible save file option.
    • Dragon's Prophet for PC is released. Dragon's Prophet features an action-based combat system that gives players more realistic battle action gameplay. Set in a realm where dragons roam the land, sea and air, the game lets players align and battle with a variety of dragons as they work to restore order to the land from the evil Black Dragon that has escaped his eternal prison, unleashed his fire and is more dangerous than ever.
    • Europa Universalis IV for PC is released. Europa Universalis IV explores the world history in an experience crafted by Paradox Development Studio, the masters of Grand Strategy. The experiences of true exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy will be brought to life in this epic title rife with rich strategic and tactical depth.
    • DeadCore for PC is released. DeadCore is a Platformer-First-Person-Shooter melding exploration and speedrun. Become immersed in a futuristic and dreamlike adventure which will see you climb a huge Tower born from the void and truly put your capabilities to the test. Can you reveal the secrets that lie beneath this fog-ridden world?
    • Disney DuckTales: Remastered for PlayStation 3 is released. DuckTales Remastered has seen the development team take the levels and layout from the original 1989 release as a foundation before expanding upon them to significantly enhance the gameplay experience but where this update truly impresses is its graphics and sound. All of the visuals from the 8-bit game have been beautifully re-created as hand-drawn and animated sprites, across a backdrop of luscious, re-envisioned level backgrounds. Furthermore, original Disney Character Voices talent, including some from the cartoon TV series, bring in-game characters to life with charm and wit, while the classic melodies of the original soundtrack are given a modern twist.
    • Payday 2 for PlayStation 3 is released. PAYDAY 2 is a four-player co-op shooter that has you sporting the masks of the original PAYDAY gang – Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains – as they hit on Washington D.C. for an epic crime spree. The new CRIMENET network offers a vast array of dynamic contracts - choose anything from small-time store rips, cyber-crime or major bank vaults for that major PAYDAY.
    • Thunder Wolves for PlayStation 3 is released. Thunder Wolves puts gamers in the hot seat of an experienced helicopter group that has survived a flurry of bullets and caused more destruction than the Seventh United State Army. Gamers will embark on a variety of missions including high-risk convoy protection, deploying a commando on fast-moving train or unleashing hell on a fully destructible battlefield.
    • Open Me! for PlayStation Vita is released.

    On this day in 3114BC

    • EVENTS
    • According to the Lounsbury correlation, the start of the Mayan calendar.


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