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  • Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day is being celebrated in Sri Lanka
  • People born on this day are Sagittarius as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2022

  • HSBC, Europe's largest bank, says it will stop financing new oil and gas fields, in attempt to lower global greenhouse gas emissions.
  • National Treasure: Edge of History: Season 1 is released. 20-year-old Jess Valenzuela (Lisette Alexis) searches for answers about her deceased father and a lost treasure with the help of her friends in this television series that expands the National Treasure film franchise.
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition for PlayStation 5 is released. You are Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer. Before you stands a war-torn, monster-infested continent you can explore at will. Your current contract? Tracking down Ciri — the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world. The Complete Edition contains the base game, offering a huge, over 100-hour long, open-world adventure, as well as both of its massive story expansions: Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine worth an extra 50 hours of gameplay! It also comes with all additional content released for the game, alongside new features and items, including a built-in Photo Mode, swords, armor, and alternate outfits inspired by The Witcher Netflix series — and more!UPDATED FOR PLAYSTATION 5Behold the dark fantasy world of the Continent like never before! This edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been enhanced with numerous visual and technical improvements, including vastly improved level of detail, faster loading times, a range of community created and newly developed mods for the game, real-time ray tracing,3D audio support, and more — all implemented with the power of the PlayStation 5 in mind. The game also utilizes the unique features of the Dual Sense controller, with its advanced haptics and adaptive triggers, letting you immerse yourself in the adventure even more!PLAY AS A HIGHLY TRAINED MONSTER SLAYER FOR HIRE-Trained from early childhood and mutated to gain superhuman skills, strength, and reflexes, witchers are a counterbalance to the monster-infested world in which they live.-Gruesomely destroy foes as a professional monster hunter armed with a range of upgradeable weapons, mutating potions, and combat magic.-Hunt down a wide variety of exotic monsters, from savage beasts prowling mountain passes to cunning supernatural predators lurking in the shadowy back alleys of densely populated cities.-Invest your rewards to upgrade your weaponry and buy custom armor, or spend them on horse races, card games, fist fighting, and other pleasures life brings.EXPLORE A MORALLY AMBIGUOUS FANTASY OPEN WORLD-Built for endless adventure, the massive open world of The Witcher sets new standards in terms of size, depth, and complexity.-Traverse a fantastical open world: explore forgotten ruins, caves, and shipwrecks, trade with merchants and dwarven smiths in cities, and hunt across the open plains, mountains, and seas.-Deal with treasonous generals, devious witches, and corrupt royalty to provide dark and dangerous services.-Make choices that go beyond good & evil, and face their far-reaching consequences.TRACK DOWN THE CHILD OF PROPHECY-Take on the most important contract of your life: to track down the child of prophecy, the key to saving or destroying this world.-In times of war, chase down the child of prophecy, a living weapon foretold by ancient elven legends.-Struggle against ferocious rulers, spirits of the wilds, and even a threat from beyond the veil – all hell-bent on controlling this world.-Define your destiny in a world that may not be worth saving.
  • Lil Gator Game for Switch is released. There's a buddy atop every hill in this open-world, movement-focused adventure and they all seem to need help! Bop cardboard baddies, brave serene hills and forests, and scale sheer rocks that only a kid would dare! Explore a lovingly crafted island full to the brim with areas to discover, friends to make and joy to be had. Each area of the island brings unique quests and characters to meet.Glide through the mountain tops and drop in on the Theatre Troupe kids, swing your stick sword through the forest with the Prep schoolers or find the 'Cool Kids' down in the Creaklands. With plenty more areas to discover, there's no knowing who you might run into!
  • Aka for Switch is released. Find inner peace in a top-down, small, open-world game.Make things better by growing plants, help others, craft and discover a carefully handcrafted island...but demons from your past might come back to remind you what you want to forget.***Explore different biomes, from cloud forests to snowy mountains.Connect with the island inhabitants.A farming experience inspired by permaculture.Gather resources to craft houses, musical instruments, clothes, etc.Cook and prepare medicines.Relax and the back of a giant monster, looking at the clouds or in hot springs under a cherry blossom tree.But your hardest task will be to find a way to talk to these poor souls who are wandering on the island. These war victims are waiting for your help.
  • Billie Moore, American Basketball HOF coach (NCAA National C'ship California State-Fullerton Titans 1970, UCLA Bruins 1978), who died of multiple myeloma at 79.

On this day in 2021

  • Jethro [Geoffrey Rowe], British stand-up comedian (This Train Don't Stop Camborne Wednesdays), who died of lymphoma complicated by COVID-19 pandemic at 73.
  • Grand Crew: Season 1 is released. Noah, Nicky, Sherm, Anthony, Wyatt, and Fay are young professionals in Los Angeles who meet at a wine bar to decompress from career and relationships issues in this comedy from Phil Augusta Jackson and Dan Goor.
  • Firegirl: Hack 'n Splash Rescue for PC is released. Assume the role of a young rescue officer starting her career. Armed with a trusty axe and high-pressure fire hose that also acts like a jetpack, Firegirl responds to emergency calls across the city. Can Firegirl save all the trapped civilians caught in each blaze?
  • Clockwork Aquario for PlayStation 4 is released. The side-scrolling action game can either be played alone or with a friend in co-op. Players can choose from three different characters, each of them with her/his individual moveset: Huck Londo, the daring ghost hunter, Elle Moon, the brave adventuress and Gush, the warmhearted giant robot.
  • Beyond A Steel Sky for PlayStation 4 is released. You are Robert Foster. A child has been abducted in a brutal attack. You have vowed to bring him home. The trail has led you to Union City, one of the last remaining mega-cities in a world ravaged by shattering wars, and political meltdown.Union City is a utopia, its people loving life under the control of an altruistic AI: ever-attentive androids, designer living, piazzas and bars. What's not to love? But this City has a dark underbelly...From multi-award winning Revolution comes 'Beyond a Steel Sky', a groundbreaking 3D adventure thriller, set in an AI-driven future. Subvert the world, hack the systems and solve dark conspiracies to uncover the devastating truth.

On this day in 2020

  • America begins its first COVID-19 pandemic vaccinations using the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on the same day it records over 300,000 deaths.
  • Total solar eclipse visible across southern Chile and Argentina.
  • US Attorney General William Barr resigns.
  • US Open Women's Golf, Champions GC, Houston: Kim A-lim wins her first major title by 1 stroke from fellow South Korean Ko Jin-young and American Amy Olson.
  • Jeannie Morris, American sports journalist and author (Chicago Daily News, WMAQ; 'Brian Piccolo: A Short Season',2014 Ring Lardner Award), who died from appendix cancer at 85.
  • Eric Freeman OAM, Australian cricket fast bowler (11 Tests,34 wickets,2 x 50s; South Australia), who died from a heart attack at 76.
  • Günter Sawitzki, German soccer goalkeeper (10 caps West Germany; VfB Stuttgart), who died at 88.
  • Gérard Houllier OBE, French soccer manager (Paris Saint-Germain, Lens, Liverpool, Olympique Lyonnais, Aston Villa, France), who died after heart operation at 73.
  • Earl Hutto, American politician (Rep-D-Florida,1979-95), who died at 94.
  • US Electoral College votes 306-232 to officially affirm Joe Biden's presidential election victory.

On this day in 2019

  • Bel Air mansion featured in TV series "The Beverly Hillbillies" sells for $150 million, becoming California's most expensive property.
  • Miss World won by Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh in London. First time all five major beauty titles held by black women..
  • Sir Rod Stewart became the oldest male solo artist to have a No.1 album in the UK when the singer's 10th chart topper You're In My Heart went to the top of the charts. Sir Rod, who was 74 years and 11 months old, took the accolade which was previously held by American singer Paul Simon..
  • Randy Colley (Moondog Rex), American pro wrestler (WWF Tag Team champion 1981), who died after undergoing amputation of his right leg at 69.
  • Anna Karina, Danish French 'New Wave'actress (Alphaville), who died at 79.

On this day in 2018

  • American bass guitar player Joe Osborn died aged 81. He was known for his work as a session musician in Los Angeles and Nashville during the 1960s through the 1980s. As a member of The Wrecking Crew his playing can be heard on records by; The Mamas & the Papas, The Carpenters, The Association and The 5th Dimension. Osborn can be heard on Simon & Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Trouble Water' and the 5th Dimension's version of ‘Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In’..
  • Report by Reuters US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson knew for decades their talc was contaminated with asbestos.
  • Joe Osborn, American session bass player (Bridge Over Troubled Water), who died of pancreatic cancer at 81.
  • Bird Box is released. A woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a dystopian setting along a river.
  • Dead Souls is released. In Gansu Province, northwest China, lie the remains of countless prisoners abandoned in the Gobi Desert sixty years ago. Designated as “ultra-rightists” in the Communist Party’s Anti-Rightist campaign of 1957, they starved to death in the Jiabiangou and Mingshui reeducation camps. The film invites us to meet the survivors of the camps to find out firsthand who these persons were, the hardships they were forced to endure and what became their destiny. [Cannes]
  • The Quake is released. In 1904 an earthquake with a 5.4 magnitude on the Richter scale shook Oslo. Its epicenter was in the Oslo Rift which runs directly through the Norwegian capital. There are recorded quakes from the rift on a daily basis and geologists cannot be sure, but arguments indicate that we can expect major future earthquakes in this area. When - nobody can say for certain – but we know that the density of people and infrastructure in Oslo is significantly more vulnerable today than in 1904. What if a massive earthquake is looming?
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is released. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Mortal Engines is released. Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), emerges as the only one who can stop London — now a giant, predator city on wheels — from devouring everything in its path. Feral, and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), an outcast from London, along with Anna Fang (Jihae), a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head.
  • If Beale Street Could Talk is released. Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple's unbreakable bond and the African-American family's empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year old Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Tish knows that Fonny is innocent, and is mindful that his good friend Daniel Carty (Brian Tyree Henry) has only recently been freed after an unjust incarceration. While Fonny's mother (Aunjanue Ellis) clings to piety and his father (Michael Beach) grapples with feelings of powerlessness, Tish's earthy father Joseph (Colman Domingo) and fierce older sister Ernestine (Teyonah Parris) are unwavering in their support. Even more anxious to clear Fonny's name is Tish's deeply compassionate mother Sharon (Regina King), readying to put herself on the line for her daughter and future son-in-law's happiness...and for the couple's unborn child, whose arrival will herald new joys and challenges. Facing the unexpected prospect of parenthood and holding down a job without her partner at her side, Tish must adjust her perspective on the realities of her existence. She visits Fonny regularly, trying to shore up his spirit even as prison takes its toll. As the weeks turn to months, Tish reaffirms their hopes and resilience, relying on familial and inner strength. [Annapurna Pictures]
  • Capernaum is released. Capernaum (Chaos) tells the story of Zain (Zain al Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the "crime"of giving him life. Capernaum follows Zain, a gutsy streetwise child as he flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, takes care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil (Yordanos Shiferaw) and her baby son, Yonas (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole), being jailed for a crime, and finally, seeks justice in a courtroom. [Sony Pictures Classics]
  • The House That Jack Built is released. Boundary-pushing cinematic visionary Lars von Trier returns with one of his most daring, masterfully provocative works yet. In five audacious episodes, failed architect and arch-sociopath Jack (Matt Dillon) recounts the elaborately orchestrated murders—each, as he views them, a towering work of art—that define his “career” as a serial killer. Mixing pitch black humor, transcendent surrealism, and renegade musings on everything from history to architecture to cinema, von Trier fashions a radical, blazingly personal inquiry into violence, art, and the twin acts of creation and destruction. [IFC Films]
  • Icarus Falls was released by ZAYN. The second full-length solo release for the former One Direction singer features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj and Timbaland.
  • On Reflection was released by Selling. This is the debut full-length release for the collaboration between Gold Panda and Simian Mobile Disco's Jas Shaw.
  • Springsteen on Broadway was released by Bruce Springsteen. The two-CD set features the complete audio of Springsteen's one-man Broadway show at Walter Kerr Theatre recorded on July 17 and 18,2018 for Netflix.
  • Below for PC is released. BELOW is a solitary journey through the haunted depths of a forbidden isle. Test your mettle in a large, interconnected underworld crawling with cunning wildlife, deadly traps, while stalked by a shadowy presence. Survive the perils of The Depths, and unearth what lies below...
  • Borderlands 2 VR for PlayStation 4 is released. Virtually immerse yourself in the untamed world of Borderlands. Step into the boots of a treasure-seeking Vault Hunter armed with 87 bazillion guns on a quest to line your pockets with loot.

On this day in 2017

  • British surgeon Simon Bramhall admits to branding the liver of 2 patients with his initials.
  • Train ploughs into a school bus cutting it in half, killing 4 children and injuring 20 near Perpignan, France.
  • Suicide bomber kills at least 18 police officers at a training centre parade in Mogadishu, Somalia, Islamic group al-Shabab claim responsibility.
  • The Vatican announces it has rediscovered the lost last paintings of Raphael in Vatican Museum, painted 1520.
  • The Walt Disney Company buys most of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion.
  • US media regulator the Federal Communications Commission votes to end net neutrality.
  • Yú Guangzhong [Yu Kwang-chung], Taiwanese poet, essayist, and translator (Nostalgia), who died from respiratory failure at 89.
  • John Hotchkis, Race Car Driver.
  • Lones Wigger, American competitive rifle shooter (Olympic gold/silver-1964,72), who died at 80.
  • Finding Paradise for PC is released. A story-driven experience about two doctors traversing through a dying man's memories to artificially fulfill his last wish.
  • Enter the Gungeon for Switch is released. Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.
  • Gorogoa for Switch is released. Gorogoa is an elegant evolution of the puzzle genre, told through a beautifully hand-drawn story designed and illustrated by Jason Roberts, who created thousands of meticulously detailed hand-drawn illustrations, encompassing the impressive scope of Gorogoa's personal narrative.Gorogoa isn't just a game - it's a work of art, expressing itself through soulful, charming illustrations and distinguished puzzle mechanics.
  • Bleed for Switch is released. Wryn is a girl with a big arsenal and big dreams -- she wants to be the ultimate videogame hero! Help her take down the Greatest Heroes of All Time in an action-packed bid to claim the title for herself and show the world what a true hero looks like!Bleed is an action-platformer focused on stylish, acrobatic dodging and fluid, challenging gameplay. There's no filler -- just you and your skills against seven levels of enemies, obstacles, breakneck set-pieces and inventive bosses!
  • Mutant Mudds Collection for Switch is released. Love pixels? Fond of platformers? Is there a special place in your heart for the 8-bit and 16-bit era? Want to have fun? Yes!? Well, you've come to the right place, my friend. Mutant Mudds is a "12-bit" action platformer full of pixels and platforming fun! Our hero, Max, may be just a 2D sprite, but he can leap into the third dimension by jetting between the background and the foreground playfields with his trusty jetpack in this unique dimensionally-woven experience. Armed with a heavy-duty water cannon, Max has what he needs to vanquish his long-term nemesi: the Mutant Mudds. Max must blast and hover his way across the soiled landscape to seek out mysterious Water Sprites. Legend says collecting all of the mysterious Water Sprites will wash the filthy Mutant Mudds away for good!
  • Never Stop Sneakin' for Switch is released. Can you believe it? That madman, Amadeus Guildenstern, just traveled through time and kidnapped all the U.S. Presidents! Yes, all of them! Even the bad ones! If you're going to fix history, you'll need the help of the world's most elite stealth operatives: The Department of Sneakin'. Infiltrate the enemy base, avoid their patrols, and hack their systems to gain valuable intel. Build your Sneakin' HQ, and figure out how to stop Guildenstern's time-traveling scheme. Classic tactical sneakin' action, rendered with only the finest polygons. Unlock new characters, weapons, and perks to aid you in your mission. Fight incredible bosses, including the evil Dr. Acula (probably a vampire) and Vice President Helicopter (who is a helicopter). [Nintendo]
  • Yooka-Laylee for Switch is released. Yooka-Laylee is an all-new 3D platformer from the creative talent behind the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games. Weve come together to form Playtonic Games and create a spiritual successor to our most cherished work from the past!Our new heroes, Yooka (the green bloke with no pants) and Laylee (the wisecracking lady-bat with the big nose) were conceptualised from the ground up for stellar platforming gameplay, created by the same character artist behind the rebooted Donkey Kong family and legendary N64 heroes Banjo and Kazooie.Using an arsenal of special moves like Yookas tongue grapple and Laylees tactical sonar blast, players will explore and expand gorgeous 3D worlds drawn up by esteemed environment artist Steven Hurst (Banjo-Kazooie series, Viva Pinata) and through skill discover the plethora of delicious collectibles hidden within.FEATURES:* Heroes Built for Fun: Our new buddy-duo were dreamed up specifically for entertaining platforming gameplay and exceptional colour coordination. We think we've captured the spirit of our past heroes while introducing our most inventive moves yet.* An Arsenal of Abilities: Sonar blasting, tongue whipping, sky soaring a move roster built for platforming fun and unlocked with added freedom. Additionally, there may or may not be a move involving a giant fart bubble.* A Dream Soundtrack: David Wise (Donkey Kong Country) and Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie) combine in what's sure to be a melodic masterpiece! Seriously, clean out your ears - they're in for a treat.* Collect-em-up 2.0: A roster of shiny collectibles with gameplay progression at their core (as well as other, more valuable materials). Every collectible type in our new game will expand gameplay in a meaningful way. Yes, we employ the man responsible for DK64's myriad of trinkets, but we've had a stern word. Our main collectible, Pagies, are used to unlock and expand new worlds in Yooka-Laylee.* Expandable Worlds: Experience more of the playgrounds you love by spending collectibles to expand your favourites into bigger, more challenging worlds.* A Cast to Last: A huge cast of memorable characters to meet (or beat) brought to life by the art and audio teams behind Banjo-Kazooie and destined to endure in future games as part of Playtonic Universe. Expect all manner of grunts, squeaks and squawks.* Introducing Play Tonics: Discover these unique gameplay modifiers and use them to customise gameplay to suit your style. Will you run faster, hit harder or fly further? Also, are they named after our studio or vice versa? We'll never know.* Arcade machines: Each world hides at least one secret arcade game encasing old-school gaming goodness. Complete its retro-tastic challenge to claim your Pagie!
  • Australian government establishes a Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

On this day in 2016

  • Amazon announces its 1st delivery by drone 2 km from their warehouse in the UK.
  • University of Toronto scientists present findings of the world's oldest water - 2 billion years old from a mine in Canada.
  • Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Ronnie Spector, Idina Menzal, Darlene Love, and Jennifer Nettles.
  • Paulo Evaristo Arns, Religious Leader.
  • Karel Husa, Czech-American Pulitzer prize winning composer (Trojan Women), who died at 95.
  • Garrett K. Gomez, American jockey (US Champion Jockey by earnings 2006-09; Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey 2007-08), who died of a drug overdose at 44.
  • Star: Season 1 is released. Star (Jude Demorest), her sister Simone (Brittany O’Grady) and her friend Alexandra (Ryan Destiny) move to Atlanta to try their hand at making it in the music industry in this Lee Daniels series.
  • Space Hulk: Deathwing for PC is released. Space Hulk: Deathwing is a first-person shooter experience that offers players the chance to experience a desperate battle against Genestealers in the claustrophobic tunnels of a Space Hulk, as they will gain skills, new abilities and new equipment thanks to experience earned during perilous missions.
  • Stardew Valley for Xbox One is released. You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won't be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the town's most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness!Features:* Turn your overgrown field into a lively farm! Raise animals, grow crops, start an orchard, craft useful machines, and more! You'll have plenty of space to create the farm of your dreams.* Improve your skills over time. As you make your way from a struggling greenhorn to a master farmer, you'll level up in 5 different areas: farming, mining, combat, fishing, and foraging. As you progress, you'll learn new cooking and crafting recipes, unlock new areas to explore, and customize your skills by choosing from a variety of professions.* Become part of the local community. With over 30 unique characters living in Stardew Valley, you won't have a problem finding new friends! Each person has their own daily schedule, birthday, unique mini-cutscenes, and new things to say throughout the week and year. As you make friends with them, they will open up to you, ask you for help with their personal troubles, or tell you their secrets! Take part in seasonal festivals such as the luau, haunted maze, and feast of the winter star.* Explore a vast, mysterious cave. As you travel deeper underground, you'll encounter new and dangerous monsters, powerful weapons, new environments, valuable gemstones, raw materials for crafting and upgrading tools, and mysteries to be uncovered.* Breathe new life into the valley. Since JojaMart opened, the old way of life in Stardew Valley has changed. Much of the town's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair. Help restore Stardew Valley to it's former glory by repairing the old community center, or take the alternate route and join forces with Joja Corporation.* Court and marry a partner to share your life on the farm with. There are 10 available bachelors and bachelorettes to woo, each with unique character progression cutscenes. Once married, your partner will live on the farm with you. Who knows, maybe you'll have kids and start a family?* Spend a relaxing afternoon at one of the local fishing spots. The waters are teeming with seasonal varieties of delicious fish. Craft bait, bobbers, and crab pots to help you in your journey toward catching every fish and becoming a local legend!* Donate artifacts and minerals to the local museum.* Cook delicious meals and craft useful items to help you out. With over 100 cooking and crafting recipes, you'll have a wide variety of items to create. Some dishes you cook will even give you temporary boosts to skills, running speed, or combat prowess. Craft useful objects like scarecrows, oil makers, furnaces, or even the rare and expensive crystalarium.* Customize the appearance of your character and house. With hundreds of decorative items to choose from, you'll have no trouble creating the home of your dreams!* Xbox controller support (with rumble)! (Keyboard still required for text input)* Over two hours of original music.

On this day in 2015

  • " Star Wars: The Force Awakens" directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Harrison Ford has its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
  • Adele was at No.1 on both the UK and US chart with her third album 25. The album was a massive commercial success, debuting at No.1 in more than 25 markets and broke first-week sales records in many countries, including the UK and US. 25 eventually became the world's best-selling album of 2015 with 17.4 million copies sold within the year, and has sold 20 million copies as of June 2016, making it one of the best selling albums worldwide..
  • Bus plunges off bridge into Balboa River near Argentina city of Rosario de la Frontera, killing 43 frontier police on board.
  • Lillian Vernon, American founder and CEO of the Lillian Vernon Corporation (first company listed on US stock exchange started by a woman), who died at 88.
  • The Expanse: Season 1 is released. Based on the book series by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey), Detective Miller (Thomas Jane) is given the assignment to find a missing heiress and meets Holden (Steven Strait), who works on a freighter called the Canterbury.
  • Childhood's End: Season 1 is released. The six-hour miniseries adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's science fiction novel begins with aliens called Overlords, led by its ambassador Karellen (Charles Dance), who promises technological advances to help everyone on Earth through farmer-turned-liaison Ricky Stormgren (Mike Vogel).

On this day in 2014

  • Shinzo Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party win re-election in Japan, retaining their two-thirds majority with coalition partner New Komeito Party.
  • Reign Disick, Family Member, born in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Bess Myerson,1st Jewish Miss America (1945), who died at 90.

On this day in 2013

  • Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is named as one of the 25 Greatest Global Living Indians by NDTV Channel, India.
  • Janet Dailey, American Romance author, who died at 69.
  • Peter O'Toole, Irish actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia), who died at 81.
  • Peter O' Toole. Irish actor.


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