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    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Huge megalithic complex of more than 500 standing stones announced discovered at La Torre-La Janera, Huelva, southern Spain.
    • DEATHS
    • Hadraawi [Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame], Somali poet who helped preserve the Somali language, who died at 79.
    • Sombat Metanee, Movie Actor.
    • Glorious is released. After a breakup, Wes ends up at a remote rest stop. He finds himself locked inside the bathroom with a mysterious figure speaking from an adjacent stall. Soon Wes realizes he is involved in a situation more terrible than he could imagine.
    • Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is released. The Red Ribbon Army from Goku's past has returned with two new androids to challenge him and his friends.
    • She-Hulk: Attorney at Law: Season 1 is released. Attorney Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) juggles superhuman legal cases, dating, and the fact she transforms into a 6-foot-7-inch green hulk when she experiences fear or anger.
    • The Undeclared War: Season 1 is released. On the first day of work at GCHQ,21-year-old intern Saara (Hannah Khalique-Brown) sees the beginnings of a cyber war between Russia and the UK in this six-episode limited series thriller created by Peter Kosminsky.[Premiered originally in the UK on on Channel 4 on 30 Jun 2022 and in the US on Peacock on 18 Aug 2022]
    • GAMING: PC
    • Red Matter 2 for PC is released. Red Matter 2 is an adventure that takes place during a dystopian Cold War whose events unfold after Red Matter. It is the story of how people trapped in a reality created by their rulers, rebel against their destiny and fight to do the right thing.Being subjected to a mental simulation in an enemy base, you are awakened by an infiltrated agent who has been sent to rescue you. Just as you are about to escape you intercept a distress signal belonging to an old friend. Determined to come to his rescue, you embark on the journey of a lifetime to the far reaches of the solar system to find him. That adventure will make you question your entire reality, not only because you will once again encounter the Red Matter more unleashed than ever, but also because Volgravia holds more secrets than you could have ever imagined.
    • Cursed to Golf for PlayStation 5 is released. Cursed to Golf is a golf-like adventure where every shot counts. Players are tasked with making it out of Golf Purgatory to become a Golfing Legend.With insane hazards, otherworldly power-ups and tons of replayability, will you make it back alive or will you forever be... Cursed to Golf!?
    • Thymesia for PlayStation 5 is released. Thymesia is a gruelling action-RPG with fast-paced combat and an intricate plague weapon system. In a kingdom where death spreads, play as a mysterious character known by the code name "Corvus". Prey upon your enemies, wield the power of disease and find the truth in your own memories.
    • RPG Time: The Legend of Wright for Switch is released. It's time for adventure! When school's out, it's RPG time!Let's play an RPG that's hand-drawn by a game-loving boy named Kenta, who drew it all on his notebook. Fun and exciting gimmicks and tricks appear every time you turn the page!While the game's title contains the term "RPG, "players will soon find themselves playing games other than the hand-drawn RPG on a notebook: a world made from cardboard and stationary strewn across a desk will also have players play action, adventure, side-scrolling shooters, and command battle games! The game is absolutely chock full of Kenta's playful imagination!Taking fifteen years to conceive and 9 years to develop, "RPG Time: The Legend of Wright"is packed with its creators' ideas and entertaining flourishes.
    • We Are OFK for Switch is released. Itsumi Saito just moved Downtown and broke up with her long-term girlfriend, leaning into her dream of making it in music. But juggling practice, friends, a brutal commute to the west side, and a full-time job... Itsu is struggling to establish herself in the cutthroat music scene of LA. When she talks her way into a shmoozy Hollywood party and makes friends with a rising music producer, she sees a chance to bring her dreams a little closer.We Are OFK is an interactive narrative series of arguing over lyrics, sending sad texts, and playing Interactive Music Videos, including OFK's debut single "Follow/Unfollow"and more!
    • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary General António Guterres warn of "another Chernobyl" due to fighting by Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant at a summit in Lviv.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • MLB Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani becomes fastest player in team history to reach 40 home runs in a season, also pitches 8 innings in 3-1 win at Detroit.
    • DEATHS
    • Jill Murphy, Novelist.
    • Austin Mitchell, Politician.
    • Nine Perfect Strangers: Season 1 is released. Nine people attend a 10-day retreat at a health and wellness resort run by its director (Nicole Kidman) in this series based on Liane Moriarty's novel of the same name.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Zool Redimensioned for PC is released. Originally released by Gremlin Graphics in 1992 on the Amiga to critical acclaim, iconic gaming mascot Zool returns in Zool Redimensioned!This brand-new reimagining of the classic action platforming adventure has been rebuilt from the ground up for modern audiences. Help Zool jump, spin and shoot his way across eight alien worlds, taking down menacing bosses and saving the universe from the nefarious influence of Krool.Zool's old school platforming action will challenge the most hardcore gamers, with modern enhancements that bring the game into the 21st century. Beat your speed run times, discover secrets hidden across every level, or go back in time and play the original classic game. Re-live the legend of the ninja that started it all!
    • Out of Line for Switch is released. Out of Line wasdesigned with a stylized approach. The mechanics of the game revolve around San’s spear, something the character sees as a tool that will help him navigate this strange world. We want players to learn through experimentation, constantly tinkering with puzzles until they find a logical solution. This design philosophy plays a thematic role in our game, as most individuals find their purpose through trial and error.
    • Robert Smith, American baseball administrator (President International Baseball Federation 1981-93; IOC Olympic Order), who died at 85.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Jack Sherman died age 64 of a heart attack at his home in Savannah, Georgia. He is best known as the second guitarist to have joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers, in between Hillel Slovak’s departure and return. He played on their debut album, and co-wrote much of their second album, Freaky Styley. He went on to collaborate with musicians such as Bob Dylan, George Clinton and Feargal Sharkey..
    • DEATHS
    • Dale Hawerchuk, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (#1 pick NHL Draft 1981; Calder Trophy 1982; Canada Cup 1987,91; Winnipeg Jets, Buffalo Sabres), who died from stomach cancer at 57.
    • Hal Singer, American jazz and R& B saxophonist (" Corn Bread"), who died at 100.
    • Glenn Bassett, American tennis coach (UCLA 1967-93; 7 x NCAA C'ships), who died at 93.
    • Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies is released. A definitive documentary on the history of nudity in the movies, beginning with the silent movie era through present day, examining the changes in morality that led to the use of nudity in films while emphasizing the political, sociological and artistic changes that shaped this rich history. Skin delves into the gender bias concerning nudity in motion pictures and will follow the revolution that has pushed for gender equality in feature films today. A deep discussion of pre-code Hollywood and its amoral roots, the censorship that “cleaned up” Hollywood and how the MPAA was formed leads into a discussion of how nudity changed cinematic culture through the decades. It culminates in a discussion of “what are nude scenes like in the age of the #METOO movement?”
    • GAMING: PC
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator for PC is released. From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and accurate aircraft in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Test your piloting skills against the challenges of night flying, real-time atmospheric simulation and live weather in a dynamic and living world.
    • Kandagawa Jet Girls for PlayStation 4 is released. There is more to racing than increase your speed. A story of girls devoting their youth to jet races, with character designs by Hanaharu Naruko. The girls make friends and form bonds through their shared love of jet racing in this ensemble coming-of-age story. Jet races are contested by teams of two, offering accessible strategic action that anyone can enjoy! A range of weapons and jet machines is at your disposal in these exhilarating races through a fictional near-future Tokyo. In a world where jet racing has become a major sport, teams of Jetters and Shooters know how to make a splash. The Jetter pilots the jet machine, while the offensive Shooter attacks opponents with water guns. Enter Rin Namiki, a young lady whose mother was once a legendary Jetter. She dreams of becoming a jet racer herself, leaving her home island and setting out to Asakusa, Tokyo. She encounters the aloof and beautiful Misa Aoi, and the two become partners. Little by little, the two deepen their bond as they race against their rivals.
    • Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Definitive Edition for PlayStation 4 is released. Pathfinder: Kingmaker is the first single-player isometric CRPG set in the world of a top-selling D&D type role-playing game by Paizo. Being a tribute to such classics as Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights, it brings back memories of beloved gameplay mechanics and embarks the player on a hand-crafted, story-driven adventure. Become introduced to the rich universe of Pathfinder as a newcomer or explore famous locations familiar to any fan of the original tabletop game. Walk your path through the legendary Stolen Lands and meet iconic characters, ready to accompany you on your arduous journey. Gather the perfect party, dive into a great variety of dungeons, and defeat some of the deadliest creatures this world has ever seen. Witness how your decisions affect the environment and the people inhabiting it.Establish your kingdom to bring peace, hope, and prosperity to the land or take everything for yourself and drive it into darkness. The choice is only yours! THE MAJOR FEATURES:COMPANION FOCUSED STORYExperience the adventure alongside living and breathing companions, each with deep stories and decisions of their own. Love them, adore them or hate them for who they are.CHARACTER DEVELOPMENTCustomize your character and companions with a multitude of options available in Pathfinder to make the perfect party capable of overcoming insurmountable challenges.KINGDOMEstablish your kingdom in Stolen Lands, claim new territories, and build towns and cities. Be a wise ruler or a heavy-handed tyrant.
    • Spiritfarer for PlayStation 4 is released. A cozy management game about dying. What will you leave behind?Play as Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased, a Spiritfarer. Build a boat to explore the world, then befriend and care for spirits before finally releasing them into the afterlife. A unique, endlessly varied adventure!Farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook, and craft your way across mystical seas. Unwind for hours into cozy and relaxing gameplay. Join the adventure as Daffodil the cat, in two-player cooperative play.Learn how to say goodbye.Experience moving, emotional stories filled with unforgettable moments. Spend relaxing quality time with your spirit passengers, create lasting memories, and, ultimately, learn how to say goodbye to your cherished friends. What will you leave behind?
    • Raji: An Ancient Epic for Switch is released. Raji: An Ancient Epic is an action-adventure game set in ancient India. A young girl named Raji has been chosen by the gods to stand against the demonic invasion of the human realm. Her destiny? To rescue her younger brother and face the demon lord Mahabalasura.
    • Manifold Garden for Switch is released. Manifold Garden is a first-person exploration game. Rediscover gravity and explore an Escher-esque world of impossible architecture. Witness infinity in first person, and master its rules to solve physics-defying puzzles. Cultivate a garden to open new paths forward, where an eternal expanse awaits.
    • Evergate for Switch is released. Wield your Soulflame, unleash extraordinary powers, and dive into the touching story of two kindred spirits. Guide the child-like soul Ki on a journey through the beautiful and haunting Afterlife in this unique 2D puzzle platformer.SOULFLAME MECHANICSlow down time, take aim, and unleash the mysterious power hidden within every crystal you encounter with the unique Soulflame mechanic. Hit multiple crystals at once and experiment with how their energies combine.REVEAL THE MEMORIES OF A LIFE LEFT BEHINDMove across time and space to uncover Ki's mysterious connection to another soul.COLLECT ESSENCE, UNLOCK ARTIFACTSRise to the challenge and collect essence by completing challenges on every level. Use them to unlock ancient artifacts and boost Ki’s abilities.DREAM-LIKE ART STYLEGorgeous environmental backdrops paired with beautifully hand-drawn illustrations bring Ki and Evergate’s environments to life.ENCHANTING SOUNDTRACKEnjoy an elegantly orchestrated original soundtrack, recorded by a live orchestra, and tailor-made for each environment.
    • A Short Hike for Switch is released. Follow the marked trails or explore the backcountry as you make your way to the summit. Along the way, meet other hikers, discover hidden treasures, and take in the world around you. Explore the island any way you like. Choose your own path to follow and see where it leads you. You never know what you might stumble into! Hike at your own pace - there's no need to rush to the summit! Take your time fishing along the river banks or swimming by the lakeshore. Collect hidden treasures to reach new heights. Try taking a dive off the mountain peaks to soar above the forests. Chat with the other hikers you meet along your route. You might be able to help each other out! Listen to a lush original soundtrack by Mark Sparling that progresses dynamically as you explore the wilderness.
    • Mortal Shell for Xbox One is released. Mortal Shell is a deep action-RPG that tests your sanity and resilience in a shattered world. Your adversaries spare no mercy, with survival demanding superior awareness, precision, and instincts. Possess lost warriors, track down hidden sanctums of the devout, and face formidable foes.
    • Ben Cross, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), who died at 72.
    • California Governor Gavin Newsom declares state of emergency as 27 fires burn across the state amid a continuing heat wave.
    • Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta resigns amid a military coup condemned by the UN Security Council.
    • Joe Biden is formally nominated as the Democratic party's presidential candidate during the second night of their 1st ever virtual convention.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • 1.7 million take part in pro-democracy protest peacefully in Hong Kong, a quarter of the population.
    • Iceland holds a funeral for the first glacier lost to climate change at site of Okjökull glacier.
    • Actor The Rock [Dwayne Johnson] marries Lauren Hashian in Hawaii.
    • DEATHS
    • Jack Whitaker, American sportscaster (ABC, CBS), who died of natural causes at 95.
    • The Righteous Gemstones: Season 1 is released. The world of a famous televangelist family led by Eli Gemstone (John Goodman) and his grown children: Jesse (Danny McBride), Judy (Edi Patterson) and Kelvin (Adam Devine), is explored in this comedy from McBride.
    • US President Donald Trump confirms he is interested in buying Greenland for the US.
    • Kathleen Blanco, American politician,1st female Governor of Louisiana (2004-08), who died from cancer at 76.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Archaeologists confirm first-ever cheese found from Ancient Egypt 3,200 years old in tomb of Ptahmes, mayor of Memphis.
    • Australian mare Winx wins her Australasian record 26th consecutive race, the renamed Winx Stakes at Royal Randwick in Sydney; 19th Group One win for thoroughbreds.
    • Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas confirm their engagement with an engagement party in Mumbai, India.
    • DEATHS
    • Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006), who died at 80.
    • Peter Tapsell, British Conservative Party politician (Member of Parliament,1959-64 and 1966-2015), who died at 88.
    • Imran Khan becomes the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan after gaining the support of independent members after his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won the most votes but not a majority in the general election.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Civilian researchers led by Paul Allen re-discover the USS Indianapolis 18,000 feet below the Pacific surface,72 years after it was sunk by Japanese torpedoes.
    • DEATHS
    • Zoe Laskari, Greek actress, who died at 72.
    • The Queen of Spain is released. Macarena Granada (Penelope Cruz) flees the glitz and glamour of 1950s Hollywood to return to her roots in Spain where she has signed on to star in an epic film as Queen Isabella of Spain.
    • Crown Heights is released. In the spring of 1980, a teenager is gunned down in the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn. The police pressure a child witness to identify a suspect. As a result, Colin Warner, an 18-year-old kid from nearby Crown Heights, is wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Colin’s childhood friend Carl 'KC' King devotes his life to fighting for Colin’s freedom. He works on appeals, takes loans for lawyer fees and becomes a legal courier to learn the court system. This incredible true story is adapted from the acclaimed This American Life segment.
    • Marjorie Prime is released. In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie (Lois Smith)—a jumble of disparate, fading memories—has a handsome new companion (Jon Hamm) who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?
    • MOVIES: NR
    • Lemon is released. Lemon: a person or thing that proves to be defective, imperfect, or unsatisfactory. Isaac Lachmann is a dud. Isaac Lachmann is 40. Isaac Lachmann is a man in free fall immobilized by mediocrity. His career is going nowhere. His girlfriend of ten years is leaving him. And his overbearing family doesn’t help matters. What did he do to deserve this? Things were supposed to work out differently for him. Isaac Lachmann had big dreams. Now he just watches as life unravels.
    • Whitney: Can I Be Me is released. By the time Whitney Elizabeth Houston was 15, she was singing background vocals for Chaka Khan, Lou Rawls, and Jermaine Jackson. In 1983 Whitney signed a worldwide recording contract with Clive Davis's Arista Records. However her success came with its fair share of drug use, love affairs, and scandals.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Logan Lucky is released. Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Patti Cake$ is released. Patti Cake$ introduces Danielle Macdonald in a breakout role, as aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$. Fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in Jersey where her life is falling apart, Patti tries to reach the big time in the hip hop scene with original and affecting music. Cheered on by her grandmother (Cathy Moriarty) and only friends, Jheri (Siddharth Dhananjay) and Basterd (Mamoudou Athie), Patti also shoulders her mom's (Bridget Everett) heartaches and misfortunes.
    • 6 Days is released. 6 Days tells the incredible true story of terror after six heavily-armed gunmen invaded the Iranian Embassy in London, taking 26 people hostage. Negotiators, police, politicians and the military wrestle over the correct response, all observed by some the world’s first live TV news coverage.?
    • The Hitman's Bodyguard is released. The world’s top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson). The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator (Gary Oldman) who is out for blood.
    • Shot Caller is released. After a DUI sends him down the rabbit hole of the American prison system, successful businessman Jacob Harlon (Nicolaj Coster-Waldau) is transformed into Money, a stoic, ruthless prison gangster. As he navigates the brutality of his new home, adapting to its violent codes of ethics and rites of passage that will ensure his survival, he slowly loses his previous identity and his relationship to his former life, including his wife and son. The grip of his new family, the prison gang, extends beyond the prison walls. Upon his release, chased by the law enforcement, threatened by his incarcerated “protectors, ” Money must orchestrate one last dangerous crime. All is not what it seems. The ruthless process of fulfilling his obligations also becomes his path to sacrifice, retribution and self-definition.
    • MOVIES: TV14
    • Dave Made a Maze is released. Dave (Nick Thune), a frustrated artist who has yet to accomplish anything significant in his career, builds a fort out of cardboard boxes in his living room, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls and critters of his own creation. Ignoring his warnings, Dave’s girlfriend Annie (Meera Rohit Kumbhani) leads a band of oddball explorers (James Urbaniak, Kristen Vangsness & Timothy Nordwind) on a rescue mission. Upon entry, they find themselves in an ever-changing supernatural world, threatened by booby traps and pursued by a bloodthirsty Minotaur (John Hennigan).
    • What Happened to Monday is released. In a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic One-Child Policy, seven identical sisters (Noomi Rapace) live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The Bureau, directed by the fierce Nicolette Cayman (Glenn Close), enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman. Taught by their grandfather (Willem Dafoe) who raised and named them - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - each can go outside once a week as their common identity, but are only free to be themselves in the prison of their own apartment. That is until, one day, Monday does not come home.
    • Gook is released. Eli (Justin Chon) and Daniel (David So) are two Korean American brothers that run their late father’s shoe store in a predominantly African American community of Los Angeles. These two brothers strike up a unique and unlikely friendship with an 11-year-old African American girl, Kamilla (Simone Baker). As Daniel dreams of becoming a recording artist and Eli struggles to keep the store afloat, racial tensions build to a breaking point in L.A. as the “infamous” L.A. Riots break out.
    • Marvel's The Defenders: Season 1 is released. Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) and Danny Rand (Finn Jones) join together to defeat a major threat.
    • ALBUMS
    • Painted Ruins was released by Grizzly Bear. The fifth full-length release for the Brooklyn indie rock quartet was produced by the band member, Chris Taylor.
    • Not Dark Yet was released by ShelLynne. The debut full-length collaboration between sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer features one original co-written song and was produced by Teddy Thompson.
    • Dark Days + Canapés was released by Ghostpoet. The fourth full-length release for the London-based artist was produced by Leo Abrahams.
    • A Fever Dream was released by Everything Everything. The fourth full-length release for the British indie rock band was produced by James Ford.
    • Across the Multiverse was released by Dent May. Written and recorded in Los Angeles, the fourth full-length release was produced by the Mississippi artist and features a guest appearance from Frankie Cosmos.
    • The Road, Vol. 1 was released by UNKLE. The fifth full-length studio release for the British electronic group features guest appearances from Eska, Callum Finn, Dhani Harrison, Keaton Henson, Mark Lanegan, Mink, Liela Moss, Elliott Power, Steven Young, and Ysée.
    • To the Bone was released by Steven Wilson. The fifth full-length solo release for the British progressive pop artist features guest appearances from Sophie Hunger and Ninet Tayeb.
    • Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma for PlayStation 4 is released. Zero Time Dilemma is the third entry in the acclaimed Zero Escape series. The mysterious Zero traps 9 participants within an underground shelter, dividing them equally between 3 wards that are connected to an elevator shaft in the middle. The only way out passing through a locked X-Door to access the elevator. Six passwords are required to unlock the door, and each password is revealed only after a participant dies. Zeros Decision Game will offer teams the opportunity to kill other participants through a variety of means to obtain the necessary passwords so they may escapeDecember 31,2028. Nevada desert. Nine people have been living and performing experiments for the past five days in the Dcom facility. On the sixth day, they discover they are trapped in confinement rooms, an unfamiliar black bracelet strapped to their left wrists. A mysterious figure in a mask appears before them, demanding that they play the Decision Game. The lives of you, me, and the human race hang in the balance. Transported to a shelter underground, they are divided into 3 teams and left in separate wards. Which team will manage to stay alive? The fate of all mankind rests on their decision!
    • Thumper for Xbox One is released. Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality.
    • White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is fired by US President Donald Trump.
    • SPORTS
    • Bruce Forsyth, British entertainer and presenter (The Generation Game), who died at 89.

    On this day in 2016

    • Jean-Claude Van Johnson: Season 1 is released. Jean-Claude Van Damme unretires and works as a private contract killer under the name Jean-Claude Van Johnson after he runs into his ex (Kat Foster) in this comedy written by David Callaham.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Okhlos for PC is released. Squeeze into your toga and slide on your sandals to rally the angry mobs of Okhlos and bring down the oppressive god of mythological Greece.
    • SPORTS
    • Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins the gold medal in the men's 200m for the 3rd successive Summer Olympics, recording a time of 19.78 in Rio de Janeiro.
    • Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee records time of 1:45.01 to retain his Olympic men's triathlon title at the Rio de Janeiro Games; 0:06 in front of second-place finisher, brother Jonathan Brownlee.
    • Ukranine canoeist Yuriy Cheban sets an Olympic record 39.279 to win the men's C-1 200m gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; retains title he won in London 2012.

    On this day in 2015

    • DEATHS
    • Bud Yorkin, American producer and director (All in the Family,1959,1960 Emmy), who died at 89.
    • Roger Smalley, British-Australian composer, who died at 72.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD for PC is released. Experience the epic saga of the eastern lands of Orience! Switch at will between fourteen characters with unique weapons and abilities! An all new type of FINAL FANTASY!
    • Zombi for PC is released. ZombiU thrusts players in the middle of London circa 2012, where an outbreak has infected the population, destroying their humanity and turning them into mindless monsters preying on the flesh of the few remaining survivors. This fear-fueled first-person shooter invites takes all the horror, chaos and tension found in the best of the horror genre and adds original interactive elements, including a unique death mechanic that puts players in the body of a different survivor each time they die, allowing them to track and take down their old, infected characters, recover their equipment and see if they can stay alive just a little bit longer this time.
    • Volume for PlayStation 4 is released. Robert Locksley is a petty thief who happens upon a device known as "Volume". Originally intended to be utilized as part of a secret military coup, Robert now has the ability to simulate high-profile heists, so what does he choose to do? Broadcast these crimes over the internet. Make your way through this postmodern twist on Let's Play videos with the help of Danny Wallace as the voice of the Volume artificial Intelligence. From Mike Bithell, creator of Thomas Was Alone.
    • Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 4 - Escape Plan Bravo for PlayStation 4 is released. Captured by Vallory and her thugs, Rhys and Fiona are forced to keep searching for the Vault beacon - at gunpoint. The beacon is on the Hyperion moon base - Helios - while our heroes are on Pandora... so there's the annoying cold void of death known as 'space' to overcome. Even with the help of a familiar face, and with a worryingly helpful Handsome Jack hitching a ride in Rhys’ head, getting on board the ominous ‘H’ is going to take every drop of guile, and quite possibly all the spunk you’ve got. Sacrifices will be made – can you make the tough choices needed to succeed?
    • Adventures of Pip for PlayStation 4 is released. Adventures of Pip, is an action-platformer with a frsh gameplay twist inside a retro 32-bit world. Alas, Pip is an unlikely 1-pixel hero yet has the unique ability to absorb the pixels of his defeated enemies to evolve into three different forms. Players will skillfully switch between these three forms while exploring five worlds on an epic 10-hour campaign to defeat the Skeleton Queen.
    • Pure Hold 'Em for PlayStation 4 is released. Pure Hold’em has full online multiplayer support. You can create a tournament with up to 8 of your friends, or join an open table with other players looking for a quick poker fix. [VooFoo]
    • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 for PlayStation Vita is released. Resident Evil Revelations 2 follows two interwoven stories of terror across 4 episodes of intense survival horror. Episode One: Penal Colony Kidnapped by a unknown group of assailants, Claire and Moira awake to find themselves trapped on an isolated island infested with horrifying creatures beyond imagination. Now they must desperately struggle to escape the horror.
    • Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal for PlayStation Vita is released. There once was an era in which the earth was inhabited by gods, humans, and an evil deity from the underworld known as the Demon God. Under the flag of the holy maiden Vitoria, humans fought against the spirits, or monsters, who worked as the Demon’s pawns for ages. – God's Era, Year 395. A technique for capturing monsters into a magical tome called a Sealbook was invented by the first royal alchemist, Siegdrad. A new, special class called Libras handled this sealing magic, and they garnered tremendous results in regard to monster suppression. Thanks to their efforts, the monsters’ population plummeted, and eventually the Demon God herself was sealed away. The world began to operate under the rule of humanity. Then came the King’s Era, Year 1. Vitoria had achieved continental unification through the hard work of mankind, and succeeded the throne as First Queen of the Kingdom of Romulea. [Atlus]
    • Louis Stokes, American politician (Rep-D-OH,1969-99), who died at 90.
    • (Alan) "Bud" Yorkin, American film and television producer and director (Divorce American Style; All in the Family; Sanford And Son), who died at 89.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Ed Sheeran's album X notched up eight weeks at No.1 on the UK chart, becoming the joint longest chart-topper by a male solo artist. The last man to achieve the feat was James Blunt for his 2005 collection Back to Bedlam..
    • DEATHS
    • Don Pardo, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live), who died at 96.
    • ALBUMS
    • Alias was released by The Magic Numbers. This is the fourth studio release for the British band formed by two pairs of siblings.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • 6 people are killed by a bomb blast on a bus in West Bengal, India.
    • Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Colorado GC: Europe retain Cup for the first time in record winning margin 18-12; Sweden's Caroline Hedwall becomes first player to win 5 matches in a single competition.
    • Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton at the age of 23 weds boyfriend Adam Dirks in Kauai, Hawaii.
    • Actress Rosanna Arquette at the age of 54 weds investment banker Todd Morgan at a private ceremony in Malibu, California.
    • DEATHS
    • Dezso Gyarmati, Hungarian water polo player, who died at 85.
    • Disney Infinity for Wii U is released. In Disney's most ambitious video game initiative ever, Disney Infinity introduces an all-new game universe where a spark of imagination unlocks a fantastical world where players have unprecedented freedom and endless opportunity to create stories and play experiences starring the beloved characters from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios' most popular franchises.


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