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Today in the World Countries

  • Abolition Day is being celebrated in Reunion
  • Macau S.A.R. Establishment Day is being celebrated in Macau
  • People born on this day are Sagittarius as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • 6.4-magnitude earthquake near Eureka, northern California kills at least two people.
    • Fiji's main opposition parties, led by Sitiveni Rabuka form a coalition government, ending 16 years of rule by Frank Bainimarama's Fiji First government.
    • SPORTS
    • Denny Doyle, American MLB baseball second baseman,1970-77 (Philadelphia Phillies, and 1 other team), who died at 78.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • First Hong Kong legislative elections with only 'patriot'candidates allowed to stand has low turnout of 30%.
    • DEATHS
    • Kimera Bartee, American MLB outfielder.1996-2001 (Detroit Tigers, and 2 other teams), and coach,2017-21 (Pittsburgh Pirates, and 2 other teams), who died of an undiagnosed brain tumor at 49.

    On this day in 2020

    • DEATHS
    • Fanny Waterman, English concert pianist & teacher (Leeds International Piano Competition), who died at 100.
    • Chad Stuart [David Stuart Chadwick], English pop-rock vocalist and guitarist (Chad & Jeremy), songwriter, and producer, who died of pneumonia at 79.
    • Dietrich Weise, German soccer forward (Eintracht Frankfurt, FSV Mainz) and manager (FC Kaiserslautern, E Frankfurt, F Düsseldorf, Egypt, Liechtenstein), who died at 86.
    • Terry Petris, Race Car Driver.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • United States Space Force founded, an armed forces branch dedicated to space warfare.
    • DEATHS
    • Yuri Pshenichnikov, Soviet soccer goalkeeper and coach (19 caps; FC Pakhtakor Tashkent, CSKA Moscow), who died at 79.
    • Roland Matthes, German swimmer (Olympic gold 100,200m backstroke 1968,72; WR x 19), who died at 69.
    • Eduard Krieger, Austrian soccer defensive midfielder (25 caps; Austria Wien, Club Brugge K.V., LASK Linz), who died at 73.
    • Frank Foster, English rugby league lock (1 Test GB; Workington Town, Hull Kingston Rovers, Bradford Northern) and coach (Barrow, Whitehaven), who died at 79.
    • Junior Johnson, American auto racer and team owner (Daytona 500 1960; NASCAR Hall of Fame), who died from Alzheimer's disease at 88.
    • Fazle Abed, Civil Rights Leader.
    • Lily Weaver, Activist.
    • Invisible Life is released. Rio de Janeiro,1950. Eurídice,18, and Guida,20, are two inseparable sisters living at home with their conservative parents. Although immersed in a traditional life, each one nourishes a dream: Eurídice of becoming a renowned pianist, Guida of finding true love. In a dramatic turn, they are separated by their father and forced to live apart. They take control of their separate destinies, while never giving up hope of finding each other.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Cats is released. A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.
    • Togo is released. Togo is the untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that takes you across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra for an exhilarating and uplifting adventure that will test the strength, courage and determination of one man, Leonhard Seppala, and his lead sled dog, Togo.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker is released. No one's ever really gone... Rey's journey continues and the Skywalker saga concludes in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
    • The Witcher: Season 1 is released. Monster hunter Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), sorceress Yennefer (Anya Cholatra), and Princess Ciri (Freya Allan) must learn to work together to survive as they journey through the Continent in the fantasy series based on the Polish book series by Andrzej Sapkowski.
    • Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana granted US federal recognition, providing the right to certain legal and government benefits.
    • Landmark climate justice case as Dutch Supreme Court upholds 2013 decision brought by Urgenda Foundation against Dutch government for not reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • New figures show average US male weighs 198 pounds and stands 5 feet 9 inches, women 171 pounds and 5 feet 4 inches.
    • DEATHS
    • Randy Nobach, Race Car Driver.
    • Danish Zehen, YouTube Star.
    • Donald Moffat, British actor (Logan's Run), who died at 87.
    • Battle Princess Madelyn for PlayStation 4 is released. Battle Princess Madelyn is a game that follows the journey of a young knight in training, Madelyn, and her ghostly pet dog, Fritzy. They set out on a journey to save her kingdom and her family from the clutches of an evil wizard.
    • Viviette for Switch is released. Uncover the secrets and mysteries of Neuville's Mansion. Test your logic against diverse puzzles, locate and use a variety of items, and don't lose your sense of direction, as navigation itself becomes an obstacle in your path.
    • US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis announces his resignation after disagreements with President Donald Trump.
    • US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announces his resignation after disagreements with President Donald Trump.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • US House and Senate pass $1.5 trillion tax and jobs bill, the biggest tax overhaul for decades.
    • European Commission triggers first step of its article 7 procedure issuing Poland with formal warning of risk to voting rights.
    • Lady Gaga signs Las Vegas residency deal for $75m at MGM Park Theatre.
    • BIRTHS
    • Josue´ Marcio, Family Member, born in Brazil.
    • DEATHS
    • Bernard Francis Law, Disgraced American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (1982-2002), who died at 86.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • The Greatest Showman is released. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is released. When four teenagers in detention discover an old video game console with a game they've never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game's jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji -Jumanji plays you. They'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they'll be stuck in the game forever.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Episode 3: Hell is Empty for PC is released.
    • Bridge Constructor Portal for PC is released. Enter the Aperture Science Enrichment Center and experience Bridge Constructor Portal – the unique merging of the classic Portal and Bridge Constructor games. As a new employee in the Aperture Science test lab, it's your job to build bridges, ramps, slides, and other constructions in 60 test chambers and get the Bendies safely across the finish line in their vehicles. Make use of the many Portal gadgets, like portals, propulsion gel, repulsion gel, aerial faith plates, cubes, and more to bypass the sentry turrets, acid pools and laser barriers, solve switch puzzles, and make it through the test chambers unscathed. Let Ellen McLain, the original voice of GLaDOS, guide you through the tutorial, and learn all the tips and tricks that make a true Aperture Science employee. The bridge is a lie!
    • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for PC is released. PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS is a last-man-standing shooter being developed with community feedback. Players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a massive 8x8 km island to be the lone survivor. This is BATTLE ROYALE.

    On this day in 2016

    • BIRTHS
    • Taimur Ali Khan, Family Member, born in Mumbai, India.
    • DEATHS
    • Michèle Morgan, French actress (Passage to Marseille), who died at 96.
    • Wild Guns Reloaded for PlayStation 4 is released. In Wild Guns: Reloaded, Annie has tracked down the famed bounty hunter Clint to get revenge on the Kid gang. With eight stages, each with three zones, there's plenty of bad robots to blast away
    • Lethal VR for PlayStation 4 is released. Lethal VR is an immersive Virtual Reality weapons experience for the PlayStation VR brought to you from Three Fields Entertainment, creators of Burnout, BLACK and Dangerous Golf. Step into the shoes of an FBI Recruit and be tested in a series of weapons simulation exercises, featuring a variety of small weapons. After each challenge you will be graded on your performance. Do you have what it takes to earn a Lethal rating? Your abilities will be tested in 30 different challenges spread across 5 tiers of weapons simulation. You will need to demonstrate speed, precision, deadly accuracy and the ability to remain calm under pressure.
    • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero for Wii U is released. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is a belly dancing, hair-whipping HD adventure from WayForward, makers of Ducktales Remastered, Adventure Time, and Contra 4.
    • The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier Episode 1: Ties That Bind Part One for Xbox One is released. When family is all you have left…how far will you go to protect it? After society was ripped apart by undead hands, pockets of civilization emerge from the chaos. But at what cost? Can the living be trusted on this new frontier? As Javier, a young man determined to find the family taken from him, you meet a young girl who has experienced her own unimaginable loss. Her name is Clementine, and your fates are bound together in a story where every choice you make could be your last.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • Landslide from construction waste in Shenzhen, China leaves 74 dead or missing and buries 30 buildings.
    • DEATHS
    • Pat Eddery, Horse Jockey.
    • Patricia Elliott, American actress (Renee-Empire, One Life to Live), who died at 77.
    • SPORTS
    • Broadcaster Christine Bleakley (36) weds footballer Frank Lampard (37) at Saint Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley kills 2 NYPD officers in Brooklyn, New York, supposedly in revenge for the killing of Eric Garner, before killing himself.
    • DEATHS
    • Hubert Booi, Bonairian-Aruban poet (Golgotha, Muchila), who died at 95.
    • John Freeman, British politician (Labour), ambassador, TV host and executive (London Weekend Television, who died at 99.

    On this day in 2013

    • All the Light in the Sky is released. An actress living in Malibu (Jane Adams) faces the harsh realities of the industry as her age exempts her from more and more acting opportunities. Amidst this career and life crisis, the actress’s niece (Sophia Takal) arrives for a weekend stay and ushers in a complicated prism of emotional insecurities. Can the actress confront her fears, navigate complicated relationships, and figure out how to navigate mid-life in Hollywood?
    • The Selfish Giant is released. Two teenage best friends, Arbor (Conner Chapman) and Swifty (Shaun Thomas), work for a scrap dealer in Bradford, England.
    • Wrong Cops is released. A group of bad cops look to dispose of a body that one of them accidentally shot.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Walking with Dinosaurs is released. For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Walking with Dinosaurs is the ultimate immersive experience, utilizing state of the art 3D to put audiences in the middle of a thrilling and epic prehistoric world, where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • The Past is released. Following a four year separation, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris from Tehran, when his estranged French wife, Marie (Bérénice Bejo), asks him to finalize their divorce procedure so she can marry her new boyfriend Samir (Tahar Rahim). During his tense brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie's relationship with her teenage daughter Lucie (Pauline Burlet). Ahmad's efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past. [Sony Pictures Classics]
    • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood for Xbox One is released. When Max wishes for his annoying little brother, Felix, to be whisked away by unknown evil forces, he gets more than he bargained for. Armed only with a marker and a hope of undoing what he has just done, he sets out on a perilous journey across deserts, eerie lantern-lit bogs, ancient temples and lush green forests to get his younger sibling back. Along the way Max gains the power to manipulate his environment and overcome seemingly impossible obstacles.


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