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Today in the World Countries

  • Constitution Day of the RK is being celebrated in Kazakhstan
  • Popular Consultation Day is being celebrated in Timor Leste
  • Santa Rosa de Lima is being celebrated in Peru
  • Victory Day is being celebrated in Turkey
  • People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • In Jackson, Mississippi', the city's largest water treatment plant fails, leaving 150,000 people without safe running water, closing schools and businesses.
    • DEATHS
    • Mikhail Gorbachev, World Leader.
    • The Patient: Season 1 is released. Psychotherapist Alan Strauss (Steve Carell) is held prisoner by his patient Sam Fortner (Domhnall Gleeson), who divulges he's a serial killer and wants Alan to stop his deadly impulses in this limited series from Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection for PC is released. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection assembles thirteen classic TMNT games by KONAMI in one incredible package. This collection provides a unique opportunity for gamers to experience these immensely popular and very influential games on modern consoles and includes a fantastic set of new quality of life features:* Added Online Play for certain games and Local Couch Play* Save Anytime and Rewind* Eleven Japanese Regional Versions* Button Mapping* Unique Development Art & Sketches* Historic TMNT Media ContentThe games are based on the characters and themes based on the 80's children's cartoon and comic book series, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The game often takes place in a fictionalized New York City, in the sewers, inside futuristic enemy bases and even across time itself!
    • Immortality for PC is released. Marissa Marcel was a film star. She made three movies. But none of the movies was ever released. And Marissa Marcel disappeared. An interactive trilogy from Sam Barlow, creator of Her Story.
    • Inscryption for PlayStation 5 is released. From the creator of Pony Island and The Hex comes the latest mind melting, self-destructing love letter to video games. Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards...In Inscryption you will...Acquire a deck of woodland creature cards by draft, surgery, and self mutilation.Unlock the secrets lurking behind the walls of Leshy's cabin.Embark on an unexpected and deeply disturbing odyssey.
    • Destroy All Humans! 2 - Reprobed for PlayStation 5 is released. Crypto is back with a license to probe. The alien invader returns, groovier than ever and now with genitals! Experience the swinging ‘60s in all its chemical-induced glory and take revenge on the KGB for blowing up your mothership. As you uncover the schemes of your enemies, you’ll have to form alliances with members of the very species you came to enslave.
    • Tinykin for PlayStation 5 is released. Milo arrives on Earth to find that he's way too small, everybody's gone and a day hasn't passed since 1991!Catch hundreds of mysterious tinykin and use their unique powers to create ladders, bridges, explosions and a lot more!Find a way home through a sprawling ant-sized metropolis, and unravel Earth's biggest mystery!
    • Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 3 La Pucelle: Ragnarok / Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure for Switch is released. Prinny is back at it again, dood! Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 3: La Pucelle: Ragnarok / Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure brings you two foundational titles in one! Discover the world of La Pucelle: Ragnarok as it makes its North American debut. This action-packed RPG is loaded with tons of extra content including new scenarios, new recruits, and a whole gang of DLC characters in addition to a new voice cast, new music, and quick travel! Dive back into your NIS roots and experience a game that laid the foundation for the beloved Disgaea series with Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure. Sharper graphics and updated image optimization bring this classic title into the present! Plus, each physical copy includes the soundtrack and art book at retail. Experience a part of NIS history with this delightful combo pack! Key Features: Overflowing with New Content: La Pucelle is back with tons of new content including the Overlord Prier scenario. You can also recruit Laharl, Etna, Flonne, and Prinny to join your adventures. Extra DLC characters such as Rozalin, Cornet, Hero Prinny, and Elly are included as well. In addition to quality of life changes to the flow of the game, such as skipping cutscenes and rotating the camera during battle, there are also more voiced lines, newly recorded music, and a new quick travel feature! Where it All Began: The return of the original Rhapsody strategy RPG from the PS1 now has sharper graphics and image optimization options to mimic CRT. Exclusives Included: The physical NSW release includes both a soundtrack and an art book!
    • Dusk Diver 2 for Switch is released. Yang Yumo, a college student with a daily part-time job. Her body had been suffering from the aftermath of the Youshanding incident a year back.In an ordinary day, Choas Beasts reappeared in the streets of Youshanding, and Yumo had to once again step onto the battlefield!A journey of adventure and guardianship is about to unfold!!The fully enhanced Ximending action game sequel! New characters! New scenes! New customizations! It's the all new Dusk Diver 2!!
    • F1 Manager 2022 for Xbox Series X is released. Make your mark on Formula 1 in the officially licensed F1 Manager 2022. Be the boss of your chosen constructor and pick from a roster of 2022 drivers and staff.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • China restricts online gaming for under 18s to one hour on Fridays, weekends and holidays ordering companies to enforce this.
    • Algeria becomes the last country to stop selling leaded petrol, ending 99 years of gasoline use worldwide, saving 1.2 million lives a year.
    • America ends its longest-ever war of 20 years in Afghanistan as the last military evacuation plane flies out of Kabul.
    • DEATHS
    • Tomiii 11, YouTube Star.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Global cases of COVID-19 pandemic pass 25 million with death toll at 843,000.
    • India reports world's highest single-day increase in COVID-19 pandemic cases at 78,761.
    • Love Fraud: Season 1 is released. The four-part documentary series from Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing follows the victims defrauded by conman Richard Scott Smith as they band together to seek justice by finding him before he steals another woman's money and disappears again.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Outlook for the Great Barrier Reef downgraded to very poor according to official Australian report.
    • Second interstellar comet ever detected by Ukrainian amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov (later named 2I/Borisov).
    • DEATHS
    • Valerie Harper, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda), who died of cancer at 80.
    • Franco Columbu, Bodybuilder.
    • Before You Know It is released. Stage manager Rachel Gurner still lives in her childhood apartment—along with her off-kilter actress sister, Jackie; eccentric playwright father Mel; and deadpan preteen niece Dodge—above the tiny theatre they own and operate. Level-headed and turtleneck-wearing Rachel is the only thing standing between her family and utter chaos. Then, in the wake of a sudden family tragedy, Rachel and Jackie learn their presumed-deceased mother is actually alive and thriving as a soap-opera star. Now the sisters’ already-precarious balance turns upside down, and Rachel must figure out how to liberate herself from this surreal imbroglio.
    • Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins is released. Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country."Molly's words have proved prescient. Now it's up to us to raise hell!
    • MOVIES: NR
    • The Load is released. During NATO’s bombing of Serbia in 1999, Vlada, a truck driver, is hired to undertake a treacherous path across his war-torn country and deliver mysterious cargo. On a journey where friend and foe prove indistinguishable, Vlada comes to realize the horrifying ramifications of his mission. [Grasshopper Film]
    • MOVIES: R
    • The Fanatic is released. Moose (John Travolta) is a rabid movie fan who is obsessed with his favorite celebrity action hero, Hunter Dunbar (Devon Sawa). When he is cheated out of his opportunity to finally meet Hunter, Moose gets a little help from his friend Leah, a well-connected paparazzi photographer, who knows how to find celebrity homes. Moose turns to stalking to get the celebrity interaction he feels he deserves, and while harmless at first, Moose's actions begin to take a dark turn as his obsession grows stronger. As the visits continue to escalate, Hunter Dunbar finds himself in increasing danger.
    • Angel of Mine is released. A woman (Noomi Rapace) on the edge believes the daughter of a neighbor is actually her own.
    • Don't Let Go is released. After a man's family dies in what appears to be a murder, he gets a phone call from one of the dead, his niece. He's not sure if she's a ghost or if he's going mad, but as it turns out, he's not.
    • Killerman is released. Moe Diamond is a New York City money launderer who wakes up with no memory and millions of dollars in stolen cash and drugs. He must soon scour the streets in search of answers while trying to dodge a crew of violent and crooked cops.
    • Official Secrets is released. She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm’s way. [IFC Films]
    • Carnival Row: Season 1 is released. Set in a neo-Victorian city where supernatural war refugees have settled, Detective Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom) reconnects with faerie Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingn) and investigates a number of murders in the fantasy drama series.
    • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance: Season 1 is released. The prequel to the 1982 movie The Dark Crystal follows Gelflings Rian (voiced by Taron Egerton), Brea (voiced by Anya Taylor-Joy) and Deet (voiced by Nathalie Emmanuel) as they set out to to save the world after learning the secret to the Skeksis' power.
    • ALBUMS
    • Threads was released by Sheryl Crow. The 11th full-length release for the singer-songwriter is said to be her last and features contributions from Brandi Carlile, Chuck D, Eric Clapton, Gary Clark, Jr., Andra Day, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell, Kris Kristofferson, Lucius, Maren Morris, Lukas Nelson, Stevie Nicks, Margo Price, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, St Vincent, Mavis Staples, Chris Stapleton, Sting, James Taylor, and Joe Walsh.
    • The S.L.P. was released by The S.L.P.. The debut full-length solo project for Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno features guest appearances from Little Simz and slowthai.
    • Powers was released by The Futureheads. The first full-length release in seven years for the British post-punk band was self-produced.
    • Venus in Leo was released by HTRK. The first full-length release in five years for the Australian duo of Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang was self-produced.
    • Twelve Nudes was released by Ezra Furman. The eighth full-length release for indie singer-songwriter was recorded by Trevor Brooks and mixed by John Congleton.
    • Wallop was released by !!! [Chik Chik Chik]. The eighth full-length release for the New York City-based dance-punk band features a guest appearance from Meah Pace.
    • Devour was released by Pharmakon. The fourth full-length release for Margaret Chardiet as Pharmakon was recorded live in studio by Uniform's Ben Greenberg.
    • Fear Inoculum was released by Tool. The long-delayed release of the fifth studio album from the Maynard James Keenan-led rock band comes after overcoming a number of issues between the 13 years since 2006's 10,000 Days.
    • At the Party with My Brown Friends was released by Black Belt Eagle Scout. The second full-length release for the solo music project of Katherine Paul was self-produced.
    • Norman Fucking Rockwell! was released by Lana Del Rey. The sixth full-length release for the pop singer-songwriter was produced with Jack Antonoff and features contributions from Louis Bell, Zach Dawes, Rick Nowels, and Andrew Watt.
    • Let Love was released by Common. The 12th full-length studio release from the rapper/actor features guest appearances from A-Trak, BJ The Chicago Kid, Leon Bridges, Daniel Caesar. Leikeli47, Jonathan McReynolds, Samora Pinderhughes, Jill Scott, and Swizz Beatz.
    • Like the River Loves the Sea was released by Joan Shelley. The seventh full-length solo release for the Kentucky-based singer-songwriter was produced with Sir James Elkington and recorded in Iceland.
    • Forever Turned Around was released by Whitney. The second full-length release for the ex-Smith Westerns duo of Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek was produced by Bradley Cook and Jonathan Rado.
    • Hoodies All Summer was released by Kano. The sixth full-length release for the British grime artist features guest appearances from D Double E, Ghetts, Kojo Funds, Lil Silva, and Popcaan.
    • I, I was released by Bon Iver. The fourth full-length release for the indie folk band led by Justin Vernon features contributions from such artists as James, Blake, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, BJ Burton, S. Carey, Aaron & Bryce Dessner, Phil Cook, Moses Sumney and Bruce Hornsby, and Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner.
    • Astral Chain for Switch is released. As part of a police special task force, it’s up to you to fight against mysterious, alien-like creatures who have invaded the world. In the Ark, a multi-cultural city in the near future, disaster strikes when gates to another dimension suddenly appear! Dangerous creatures begin to emerge, attacking the people and polluting the land, and normal police forces are unable to compete with them. To stand up against these threats, a brand new, special police unit known as Neuron is formed. Choose between two playable characters – one male, one female – on your adventure. The character you don’t choose also appears as your younger twin, and a fellow member of Neuron. In order to resist the creatures, humanity developed a special weapon: the Legion. The Legion acts as your partner, and helps with your investigations. However, it’s in battle where the Legion shows its real ability...
    • Blair Witch for Xbox One is released. Your darkest fears will awaken in these woods.It's 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woodsBlair Witch is a first-person, story-driven psychological horror game based on the cinematic lore of Blair Witch.A STORY OF THE HUMAN DESCENT INTO DARKNESSFrom the creative minds behind the critically acclaimed Layers of Fear, experience first-hand the toll that fear can take on the mind in an original story inspired by the cinematic lore of Blair Witch.FIND THE WAY THROUGH THE HAUNTED WOODSWith just your loyal dog Bullet by your side, navigate your way through a cursed forest that warps and distorts both time and space.YOUR SANITY AGAINST HER CURSEStand against the horrors of the Blair Witch and the decaying sanity of a man burdened by his past.HOW WILL YOU FACE YOUR FEARS?As you delve deeper into the woods, how you react to danger and behave under pressure will ultimately teach you more about yourself.
    • The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan for Xbox One is released. DON'T PLAY ALONE - From the developers of Until Dawn...Enter the world of The Dark Pictures - A series of standalone cinematic horror games. Players will be challenged to explore and uncover each story with the knowledge that all their choices have consequences and all playable characters can live, any and all can die... Man of Medan is the first game in The Dark Pictures anthology, bringing supernatural horror to the South Pacific. Five friends set sail on a holiday diving trip with a rumored WWII wreck to find. As the day unfolds and a storm rolls in, their trip soon changes into something much more sinister. Who will live? Who will die? It's down to you. Can you save them all?Features:A NEW TERRIFYING EXPERIENCESupermassive Games delivers a new, horrific narrative journey where you will have to confront your deepest fears.CAN YOU SAVE THEM ALL?All payable characters can live and all can die. The choices you make will decide their fate. Death could be just around the corner...WHAT WILL YOU DO TO SURVIVE?Each choice you make has a consequence which can mean life or death for your character. Will you keep your head whilst struggling to survive? What decisions will you make?

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine re-arrested attempting to leave the country.
    • Argentina's central bank raises interest rates to 60% in attempt to stabilize the peso.
    • Film "Roma" directed and written by Alfonso Cuarón, (Best Director 2019 Academy Awards) starring Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira premieres at the Venice Film Festival.
    • BIRTHS
    • Jebat Jayden Ahmad, Family Member, born in Malaysia.
    • Riley Kay Scott, TikTok Star, born in Scotland.
    • GAMING: PC
    • The Messenger for PC is released. As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor.
    • Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker for PC is released. The Naruto franchise is back with a brand new experience in Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker! This new game lets gamers battle as a team of 4 to compete against other teams online! Graphically, Shinobi Striker is also built from the ground up in a completely new graphic style. Lead your team and fight online to see who the best ninjas are!FEATURES:* 4 vs. 4 team based gameplay with 8 ninjas fighting simultaneously; play co-op with your friends to become the best ninjas online.* Enjoy a new graphic style with more vivid colors for characters, maps and ninjutsu.* Dynamic 3rd person ninja gameplay lets players take advantage of an arena environment with vertical running and jumping.* Features favorite Naruto characters and teams from the series including Naruto, Sasuke, and Team 7.
    • Aggressors: Ancient Rome for PC is released. A mix of deep gameplay and rich historical flavor, Aggressors: Ancient Rome lets you relive history as the ruler of one of the mighty civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean. Choose one of twenty available factions and conquer the world.
    • Mini Metro for Switch is released.
    • Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle for Switch is released.
    • Freedom Planet for Switch is released. Freedom Planet is a combat-based platform adventure that pits a spunky dragon girl and her friends against an alien attack force. Theres trouble around every turn, from insects to giant robots to sheer explosive destruction, but youll have a variety of special fighting abilities to blast your way through each stage.- As Lilac, you can use Dragon powers to whip enemies with your hair, spin like a cyclone, or fly through the air at high speed like a comet.- As Carol, you can bust through foes with a flurry of punches and kicks or summon motorcycles that let you ride up walls and ceilings.
    • The VideoKid for Switch is released. Test your skills to the max with this gnarly & challenging arcade style skate game set in a retro 1980s neighborhood filled with bogus dangers...

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Late author Terry Pratchett'unfinished works destroyed by steamroller as per his instructions.
    • Authorities say floods across Bangladesh, Nepal and India have killed more 1200 people and damaged 697,000 houses.
    • DEATHS
    • Dexter Pottinger, Activist.
    • Louise Hay, Self-Help Author.
    • Skip Prokop, Drummer.
    • The Teacher is released. In a middle school classroom in Bratislava in 1983, a new teacher, Maria Drazdechova (Zuzana Mauréry), asks each student to stand up, introduce themselves and tell her what their parents do for a living. It slowly becomes clear that perhaps the pupils' grades are related to how willing their guardians are open to helping her out with her errands, her housecleaning, and other random services. After one of the students attempts suicide, however, the director of the school has no choice but to call for an emergency parents' meeting to remove the teacher, but because Ms. Drazdechova is also a high-ranking official of the Communist Party, parents are hesitant to sign a petition to transfer her out. [Film Movement]
    • GAMING: PC
    • Ys Seven for PC is released. Experience the first “modern-era” Ys game, now off the small screen for its worldwide PC debut. Features a full party system, dozens of unique combat skills, and a massive overworld to explore. Uncover the secret of the Five Great Dragons, and help Adol Christin save the day once again.
    • Brazilian court blocks President Michel Temer from abolishing Renca, which would open parts of the Amazon to mining.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • US singer Chris Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman told police he had threatened her with a gun. Beauty queen Baylee Curran told the LA Times Mr Brown had pointed the gun at her face after she had been admiring his friend's jewellery. Mr Brown came out of his home after a stand-off with police..
    • The latest edition of Guinness World Records said that Ringo Starr's copy of The Beatles' White Album was officially the most expensive LP ever sold at auction. Guinness confirmed that a December 2015 sale at Julien's Auction House set a new high for album prices when the first-edition copy with the catalog number 0000001, which was kept in a vault in perfect condition by Starr for more than 35 years, sold for $790,000..
    • DEATHS
    • Vera Cáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic gold 1964,68), who died of pancreatic cancer at 74.
    • Joe Sutter, American engineer and head of the Boeing 747 program, who died at 95.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Champions of Anteria for PC is released. Champions of Anteria is a tactical RTS with Active-Pause Mode in which you can fight with three of five Champions in diverse and challenging battles. Each Champion is aligned to a magical element, and players must strategically choose the powers they bring into a battle, as interactions between affinities constitute a very important part of the gameplay. Champions of Anteria features a completely new narrative and adventure for players to enjoy. With a renewed focus on story, the economic and logistic features are revised and are handled via a homebase management system where you can craft items for your Champions and unlock new abilities. [Ubisoft]
    • World of Warcraft: Legion for PC is released. The Tomb of Sargeras has been reopened, and the demons of the Burning Legion pour into our world. Their full, terrifying might is fixed on summoning the Dark Titan to Azeroth—and they’ve already located the key to his return. With the Alliance and Horde devastated, only you can take up Warcraft’s most legendary artifacts, scour the ancient Broken Isles for relics of the Titans, and challenge the Legion before Azeroth’s last hope dies. Steel yourself, champion. Extinction is imminent.
    • The Final Station for PC is released. Travel by train through a dying world. Look after your passengers, keep your train operational, and make sure you can always reach the next station. Make your way through swarms of infected at each station. Explore mysterious and abandoned stations looking for supplies and survivors.
    • The Turing Test for PC is released. The Turing Test is a challenging first-person puzzle game set on Jupiter’s moon, Europa. Assume the role of Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency (ISA) sent to discover the cause behind the disappearance of the ground crew stationed there.
    • Strike Vector EX for PlayStation 4 is released. Strike Vector is an intense, multiplayer third / first person air combat game. With a distinct old school feel, reminiscent to games such as Crimson Skies, Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament, Strike Vector will let you test your reflexes and skills against your friends.
    • Resident Evil 4 (2005) for PlayStation 4 is released. Resident Evil 4 marks a new chapter in the Resident Evil series. You'll rejoin Leon S. Kennedy six years after his first mission as a rookie cop from Resident Evil 2. Now a US agent, Leon is on a top secret mission to investigate the disappearance of the president's daughter. As Leon, you must make your way to a mysterious location in Europe, where new enemies await. Take them down by using enhanced aim-and-shoot features and a new action button.
    • One Way Trip for PlayStation 4 is released. In One Way Trip, you and your brother Barry discover that you’ve been poisoned in a mass attack on the water supply that has left a large portion of the nation with only six hours left to live, during which time they will be constantly hallucinating. To put it another way, it’s an atmospheric exploration of what it would be like to find out you and most everyone you love is about to die, and then have to process that while your limbs turn into cartoon dolphins.
    • WWI: Verdun - Western Front for PlayStation 4 is released. Verdun is a squad based multiplayer first person shooter set in the first world war. Inspired by the infamous battle of Verdun in 1916 players are able to take part in never seen before WWI action. Made by 3 indie developers from BlackMill and M2H.
    • Fallout 4: Nuka-World for PlayStation 4 is released. Take a trip to Nuka-World, a vast amusement park now a lawless city of Raiders. Explore an all-new region with an open wasteland and park zones like Safari Adventure, Dry Rock Gulch, Kiddie Kingdom and the Galactic Zone. Nuka-World features new quests, Raiders, weapons, creatures and more. Enjoy the ride!
    • Attack on Titan for PlayStation 4 is released. Also known as "Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom". Fight on a violent battlefield in which the game changes from moment to moment. Utilizing the "Omni-directional mobility gear"created specifically for battle with Titans allows you to fly freely across and above the battlefield. It's incumbent upon the Scout Regiment, to which Eren belongs, to travel beyond the Wall and expand the territories of mankind.
    • Hue for PlayStation 4 is released. Hue is a puzzle-platformer through which you alter the world by changing its background color. You explore a dangerous grey land, unearthing colored fragments on a journey to find your missing mother. As obstacles match the background, they disappear, creating new puzzles full of peril, mystery, and colors unseen.
    • God Eater 2: Rage Burst for PlayStation 4 is released. 3 years following the events of GOD EATER: Resurrection, a mysterious red rain sparks a fatal pandemic called the Black Plague. With no established cure, this scourge has a mortality rate of 100% once infected. Members of the Special Unit "Blood", an Affiliate of the Fenrir Organization, are sent to assist and investigate. Assume control of their newest recruit as you master incredible weaponry, challenge enormous monsters, and cooperate with an iconic cast of characters fighting for humanity in GOD EATER 2: Rage Burst.
    • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X for PlayStation 4 is released. Hatsune Miku is back and bigger than ever on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in the upcoming rhythm game, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X. For those new to Project DIVA, it is an addictive core rhythm game starring the digital singer, Hatsune Miku. Project DIVA X is driven forward though a narrative which centers on Miku and her friends undertaking various requests as they explore the five Clouds that make up their world. For the Miku veterans, Project DIVA X has 30 songs and 300 modules (costumes) that get dropped. Illustration by KEI.
    • Livelock for PlayStation 4 is released. Livelock is a cooperative top-down shooter in which you play solo or with up to 2 allies to break the cycle of infinite war between machines. As one of the remaining Capital Intellects, your role is to unlock Eden and revive humanity. []
    • Assetto Corsa for Xbox One is released. Assetto Corsa is designed to provide a very realistic driving experience, with single player and multiplayer options, officially licensed cars and tracks developed using Laser scan technology, and the highest level of accuracy possible in reproducing real world motor racing environments. Also, Assetto Corsa allows for considerable customisation and modification, in order to satisfy the expectations of professional simracers, gamers who prefer to approach the driving experience more progressively, and hobbyists who just like to collect lots of cars and tracks.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • English author Frederick Forsyth (The Day of the Jackal) reveals that he worked for MI6 for more than 20 years.
    • Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley at the age of 34 weds model Ariana Cooper at Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles.
    • DEATHS
    • Wes Craven, American filmmaker (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), who died at 76.
    • Brad Anderson, American cartoonist (Marmaduke), who died at 91.
    • Oliver Sacks, English Neurologist and author (Awakenings), who died at 82.
    • ALBUMS
    • Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz was released by Miley Cyrus. The surprise release from the pop singer was a collaboration with the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne.
    • Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition for Xbox One is released. Twilight of the Republic is an all-new, original chapter of the Star Wars Saga, set in the Episodes I-III timeline. Get ready to use the Force and Lightsabers in epic battles as Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and Darth Maul.
    • Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad calls for the removal of then Prime Minister Najib Razak during the second day of street protests.
    • Rap artist Kanye West announces he will run for President in 2020 at the MTV Video Music Awards.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Kate Bush followed her stage comeback by becoming the first woman to have eight albums in the UK charts at the same time. Two of the singer's albums were in the top 10, and eight overall in the top 40. It came after she returned for her first live concerts for 35 years.The only artists ahead of Bush are Elvis Presley, who had 12 entries in the top 40 after his death in 1977 and The Beatles who had 11 in 2009..
    • BIRTHS
    • Rose Dorothy Dauriac, Family Member, born in New York City, NY.
    • DEATHS
    • Philippe Gurdjian, Race Car Driver.
    • Victoria Santa Cruz, World Music Singer.
    • SPORTS
    • NBA basketball star Dwyane Wade (32) weds actress Gabrielle Union (41) at Miami's Chateau Artisan castle.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • Cinema's across the UK were handing out earplugs to parents taking their children to see One Direction’s new film. Accompanying chaperones could enjoy One Direction: This Is Us 3D without being worried by the high-levels of expected screaming and shouting in the auditoriums during the screenings. Humans are capable of screaming as loud as 120 decibels, which is the same as standing next to a running chainsaw..
    • A 96-year-old who wrote a song for his late wife made the US iTunes top 10, alongside Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. Fred Stobaugh, whose wife Lorraine had died in April, had no previous musical experience and wrote the song on a whim for a competition. He submitted his handwritten lyrics by post and, although the contest was online-only, the organisers were so moved they put the words to music. 'Oh Sweet Lorraine' was No.7 seven on US iTunes and had seen over 1.9m YouTube views..
    • A signed copy of John Lennon's whimsical 1964 book ‘In His Own Write’ sold for more than $5,600 after a flurry of 47 bids on eBay. Filled with cheeky quips and kaleidoscopic imagery — the author note was titled ‘About the Awful’ — Lennon’s ‘In His Own Write’ featured short stories, poems and drawings..
    • 15 people are killed by a liquid ammonia leak at a cold storage plant in Shanghai, China.
    • " 12 Years a Slave" based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2014).
    • DEATHS
    • Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature 1995), who died at 74 [2].
    • Alfredo Betancourt, Essayist.
    • Lotfollah "Lotfi" Mansouri, Persian opera director (Canadian Opera Company,1976-88; introduced opera surtitles,1983; San Francisco Opera,1988-2001), who died at 84.
    • MOVIES: G
    • American Made Movie is released. American Made Movie looks back on the glory days of U.S. manufacturing and illustrates how technology and globalization have changed the competitive landscape for companies doing business in America, as well as overseas. By illustrating the successes of companies and entrepreneurs that, of their own accord, have prospered without adopting the practices of their competitors, American Made Movie shows the positive impact these jobs can have on national and local economies in the face of great challenges.
    • Abigail Harm is released. It comes to earth, removes its robe, and bathes in the water. If you hide its robe, it follows you home; if you care for it, it loves you; and as long as you keep its robe, it will never leave you. Abigail (Amanda Plummer) remembers this story and dares to believe it could be true.
    • I Declare War is released. Armed with nothing more than twigs, their imaginations and a simple set of rules, a group of 12-year-olds engaged in a lively game of Capture the Flag in the neighborhood woods start dangerously blurring the lines between make-believe and reality. Rocks = Grenades. Trees = Control towers. Sticks = Submachine guns. The youthful innocence of the game gradually takes on a different tone as the quest for victory pushes the boundaries of friendship. The would-be warriors get a searing glimpse of humanity's dark side as their combat scenario takes them beyond the rules of the game and into an adventure where fantasy combat clashes with the real world. [Drafthouse Films]
    • Our Nixon is released. Never before seen Super 8 home movies filmed by Richard Nixon's closest aides - and convicted Watergate conspirators - offer a surprising and intimate new look into his Presidency.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • One Direction: This Is Us is released. An all-access pass to the British pop sensation One Direction.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Getaway is released. Brent Magna must get behind the wheel and follow the orders of a mysterious man to save his kidnapped wife.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Afternoon Delight is released. Deadened by the stultifying realities of preschool auctions, a lackluster sex life, and career thatâ
    • Passion is released. The rivalry between the manipulative boss (Rachel McAdams) of an advertising agency and her talented protégée (Noomi Rapace) escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.
    • The Lifeguard is released. Leigh (Kristen Bell) quits her job as a reporter in New York and returns to the place she last felt happy: her childhood home in Connecticut. She gets work as a lifeguard and starts a dangerous relationship with a troubled teenager.
    • Arcania: The Complete Tale for PlayStation 3 is released. The empire of Myrtana is in upheaval. The power-hungry king is on a mission to conquer the southern islands - no matter the cost. In these difficult times you find yourself in the middle of civil unrest and war - caused by a mysterious ancient power. In the add-on "Fall of Setarrif", Argaan's fate, once more, teeters on the edge of your sword. Face your destiny and make a path to Setarrif blocked by monsters, churning streams of lava, deadly dungeons and a frantic population in desperate need of help.


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