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Today in the World Countries

  • Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution is being celebrated in Iran
  • Armed Forces Day is being celebrated in Liberia
  • Lateran Treaty Day is being celebrated in Vatican City
  • National Foundation Day is being celebrated in Japan
  • Youth Day is being celebrated in Cameroon
  • People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • DEATHS
  • Tito Fernández, World Music Singer.
  • POLITICS
  • Hans Modrow, German politician (last Communist Prime Minister of East Germany 1989-90), who died at 95.

On this day in 2022

  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • Here Before is released. When a new family moves in next door to Laura (Andrea Riseborough) and her family, their young daughter, Megan, quickly captivates her, stirring up painful memories of her own daughter, Josie, who died several years previously. Before long, Laura's memories turn to obsession as Megan's unsettling behaviour begins to convince her of something supernatural. As Laura's determination to get to the bottom of it becomes all consuming, her family begins to fracture and the line between the extraordinary and the real becomes ever more obscured in this haunting story about a mother's love.
  • Playground is released. Following 7-year-old Nora and her big brother Abel, we see Nora struggling to fit in before finding her place on the schoolyard. One day, she notices Abel being bullied by other kids, and though she rushes to protect him by warning their father, Abel forces her to remain silent, while he endures more humiliation and harassment by his peers.
  • A Night of Knowing Nothing is released. Through fictional love letters found in a cupboard at the Film and Television Institute of India, we meet L, a film student writing to her estranged lover while he is away. Gradually we’re immersed in the drastic changes taking place at the school and in the lives of young people across the country as they take to the streets to protest widespread discrimination.
  • The Pact is released. Aged 63 Karen Blixen is at the pinnacle of her fame and next in line to win the Nobel Prize for literature. It has been 17 years since she gave up her famous farm in Africa only to return to Denmark with her life in ruins. Devastated by syphilis and having lost the love of her life she has reinvented herself as a literary sensation. She is an isolated genius, however, until the day she meets a talented 30-year-old poet. She promises him literary stardom if he in return will obey her unconditionally even at the cost of him losing everything else in his life.
  • MOVIES: NR
  • Catch the Fair One is released. A Native American boxer embarks on the fight of her life when she goes in search of her missing sister.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Blacklight is released. Travis Block (Liam Neeson) is a government operative coming to terms with his shadowy past. When he discovers a plot targeting U.S. citizens, Block finds himself in the crosshairs of the FBI director he once helped protect.
  • Death on the Nile is released. Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.
  • Marry Me is released. Kat Valdez (Jennifer Lopez) is half of the sexiest celebrity power couple on Earth with hot new music supernova Bastian (Maluma). As Kat and Bastian’s inescapable hit single, “Marry Me, ” climbs the charts, they are about to be wed before an audience of their fans in a ceremony that will be streamed across multiple platforms. Divorced high-school math teacher Charlie Gilbert (Owen Wilson) has been dragged to the concert by his daughter Lou (Chloe Coleman) and his best friend (Sarah Silverman). When Kat learns, seconds before the ceremony, that Bastian has cheated on her with her assistant, her life turns left as she has a meltdown on stage, questioning love, truth and loyalty. As her gossamer world falls away, she locks eyes with a stranger—a face in the crowd. If what you know lets you down, then perhaps what you don’t know is the answer, and so, in a moment of inspired insanity, Kat chooses to marry Charlie. What begins as an impulsive reaction evolves into an unexpected romance. But as forces conspire to separate them, the universal question arises: Can two people from such different worlds bridge the gulf between them and build a place where they both belong?
  • The Sky Is Everywhere is released. Tucked among the magical redwood trees of Northern California and surrounded by her grandmother’s gargantuan roses,17-year-old Lennie Walker, a radiant musical prodigy, struggles with overwhelming grief following the sudden loss of her older sister, Bailey. When Joe Fontaine, the charismatic new guy at school, enters Lennie’s life, she’s drawn to him. But Lennie’s complicated relationship with her sister’s devastated boyfriend, Toby, starts to affect Lennie and Joe’s budding love. Through her vivid imagination and honest, conflicted heart, Lennie navigates first love and first loss to create a song of her own.
  • MOVIES: R
  • Minamata is released. Celebrated war photographer W. Eugene Smith (Johnny Depp) goes against a powerful corporation responsible for poisoning the people of Minamata, Japan in 1971. With the glory days of World War II far behind him, Smith has become a recluse. Between an impassioned Japanese translator called Aileen (Minami) urging him to go and a much needed commission from "Life"Magazine editor Ralph Graves (Bill Nighy), Smith is finally convinced to journey back to Japan to expose the devastating annihilation of a coastal community, victims of corporate greed and complicit local police and government. Armed with only his trusted Nikon camera, Smith must find the images that will bring this story to the World.
  • I Want You Back is released. Peter (Charlie Day) and Emma (Jenny Slate) are total strangers, but when they meet, one thing instantly bonds them: they were both unexpectedly dumped by their respective partners, Anne (Gina Rodriguez) and Noah (Scott Eastwood), on the same weekend. As the saying goes, “misery loves company, ” but their commiseration turns into a mission when they see on social media that their exes have happily moved on to new romances, Anne with Logan (Manny Jacinto) and Noah with Ginny (Clark Backo). Terrified that, in their 30s, they have lost their shot at happily ever after and horrified at the prospect of having to start over, Peter and Emma hatch a desperate plot to win the loves of their lives back. Each will do whatever it takes to put an end to their exes’ new relationships and send them running back to their arms.
  • MOVIES: TVMA
  • Bigbug is released. In 2050, artificial intelligence is everywhere. So much so that humanity relies on it to satisfy its every need and every desire - even the most secret and wicked. In a quiet residential area, four domestic robots suddenly decide to take their masters hostage in their own home. Locked together, a not-quite-so-blended family, an intrusive neighbor and her enterprising sex-robot are now forced to put up with each other in an increasingly hysterical atmosphere! While, outside, the Yonyx, the latest generation of androids, are trying to take over. As the threat draws closer, the humans look elsewhere, get jealous, and rip into each other under the bewildered eyes of their indoor robots. Maybe it’s the robots who’ve got a soul – or not!
  • MOVIES: UNRATED
  • Fabian: Going to the Dogs is released. Berlin,1931. Jakob Fabian works in the advertising department of a cigarette factory by day and drifts through bars, brothels and artist studios with his wealthy and debauched friend Labude by night. When Fabian meets the beautiful and confident Cornelia, he manages to shed his pessimistic attitude for a brief moment and falls in love. Not long after, he falls victim to the great wave of layoffs sweeping the city, plunging him back into a depression, while Cornelia’s career as an actress is taking off thanks to her wealthy boss and admirer – an arrangement that Fabian finds difficult to accept. But it’s not just his world that is falling apart; all of Germany is about to self-destruct.
  • TV SERIES
  • Inventing Anna: Season 1 is released. Vivian (Anna Chlumsky), a journalist investigates purported German heiress Anna Delvey (Julia Garner), who may be a con woman in this limited series from Shonda Rhimes inspired by the New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler.
  • ALBUMS
  • Lucifer on the Sofa was released by Spoon. The 10th full-length studio release for the Austin indie rock band Spoon was produced with Mark Rankin.
  • Good Morning Gorgeous was released by Mary J. Blige. The latest full-length release for R&B artist Mary J. Blige features guest appearances from DJ Khaled, Dave East, Fivio Foreign, Anderson.Paak, and Usher.
  • Heterosexuality was released by Shamir. The latest full-length release for Philadelphia artist Shamir was produced by Hollow Comet and mixed by Justin Tailor.
  • B Flat A was released by Trupa Trupa. This is the sixth full-length release for the Polish rock band Trupa Trupa.
  • Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You was released by Big Thief. The fifth full-length release for Brooklyn indie rock band Big Thief was recorded it was recorded in California, Colorado, upstate New York, and Tucson.
  • Earthling was released by Eddie Vedder. The third full-length solo release for the Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder features a guest appearance from Elton John and was produced by Andrew Watt.
  • Everything Was Forever was released by Sea Power. This is the seventh full-length release for the British band previously known as British Sea Power.
  • The Dream was released by Alt-J. The fourth full-length release for the British indie rock trio Alt-J was produced by Charlie Andrew.
  • Visitor was released by Empath. The second full-length release for the Philadelphia noise-pop band Empath was produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Jake Portrait.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Lost Ark for PC is released. Embark on an odyssey for the Lost Ark in a vast, vibrant world: explore new lands, seek out lost treasures, and test yourself in thrilling action combat in this action-packed free-to-play RPG.
  • Not Tonight 2 for PC is released. In an alternative broken America, where capitalism and political greed have taken center stage, your friend has gone missing. Snatched during a protest, Eduardo Suarez has been seized by the authorities, and now sits ready for processing in the Miami gulag.Not Tonight 2 is an American document-checking road trip, fusing a time-pressure RPG with a politically charged, dark comedy where every decision matters. Will Eduardo's friends Malik, Kevin and Mari manage to locate and deliver his documents to Miami in time, or is this the end of the American dream?

On this day in 2021

  • EVENTS
  • California's COVID-19 pandemic death toll overtakes New York's, reaching 45,496 amid first sign of falling infection numbers (Johns Hopkins).
  • World's second oldest person French nun Sister André'celebrates her 117th birthday after surviving COVID-19 pandemic in Toulon.
  • DEATHS
  • Phil Horrocks-Taylor, English rugby union fly half (9 caps England,1 British & Irish Lions; Leicester Tigers), who died at 86.
  • TV SERIES
  • Clarice: Season 1 is released. FBI Agent Clarice Starling (Rebecca Breeds) returns to work six months after the events of "The Silence of the Lambs"in the series co-created by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet.
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • UnderMine for Switch is released. An action-adventure roguelike with a bit of RPG tossed in. Adventure deep into the UnderMine and discover powerful relics, deadly enemies, hidden secrets, and a few friends to help along the way. Delve deep into the UnderMine and discover its secrets, one peasant at a time! UnderMine is an action-adventure roguelike that blends combat and dungeon crawling with rpg-like progression. Mine gold, die, upgrade yourself, and try again! Discover hundreds of items including relics, potions, blessings, and curses that all combo and stack for a new experience every run. Challenge dangerous bosses and rescue helpful characters that provide new upgrades for your adventure. Decipher the cryptic messages of the Undermine's residents and unfold the mystery at the heart of the dungeon. Build Item CombosDiscover relics, potions, prayers, blessings, and even curses to forge that perfect run. Watch as items pop off and combo with one another to make a god peasant of destruction. Rescue CharactersDiscover friendly (and some unfriendly) characters in need of rescue. After returning them safe to the mine's hub they will offer powerful upgrades that can be used from run to run. Discover SecretsExplore every nook and cranny to discover hundreds of secrets. New relics, potions, characters, and story bits lay behind the statues, rocks, and walls of each floor. Deadly BossesEach area of the UnderMine contains one (or more!) deadly boss that will test planning, patience, strategy, and skill. Prepare well, because a test awaits! Wickedly LightheartedUnderMine has a rich world to explore and discover with charming characters and a plot full of intrigue. Experience the plight of the poor Delvemore peasants. Told to brave extreme danger for a boss that doesn't quite care about them or their safety. A pretty funny situation when you think about it and something we can all relate to.
  • GAMING: XBOX ONE
  • Little Nightmares II for Xbox One is released. Little Nightmares II is a suspense-adventure game in which you play as Mono, a young boy trapped in a world that has been distorted by a mysterious transmission from a distant signal tower. With Six, the girl in a yellow raincoat, Mono sets out to discover the dark secrets of The Signal Tower and save Six from her terrible fate; but their journey will not be easy as Mono and Six will face an array of new threats from the terrible residents of this world. Will you dare face this collection of new, little nightmares? PLAY A DARK, THRILLING, SUSPENSE ADVENTURE: A host of brand-new residents lie in wait to haunt your steps and disturb your sleep. Outsmart the sadistic teacher, survive the bloodthirsty hunter and flee from many more terrifying characters, as Mono and Six journey through this world together. DISCOVER A FANTASTICAL WORLD CORRUPTED BY THE SIGNAL TOWER: Escape a world that’s rotten from the inside. Your journey will take you from creepy woodlands to sinister schools on your way to the dreadful Signal Tower. Find the source of the evil that spreads through the TV screens of the world. AWAKEN YOUR INNER CHILD TO SAVE SIX FROM THE DARKNESS: Six is fading from this world, and her only hope is to journey with Mono to find what has afflicted her from the Signal Tower. In this world of unknown terrors, you are her only beacon of hope. Can you gather up the courage to fend off your tormenters, and work with Six to make sense of The Signal Tower?
  • POLITICS
  • US President Joe Biden rescinds the national emergency order used by Donald Trump to fund the border wall with Mexico.
  • SPORTS
  • UK Kent COVID-19 pandemic strain set "to sweep the world" and become the dominant strain globally according to UK scientist Sharon Peacock after strain detected in over 50 countries (later named Alpha).

On this day in 2020

  • EVENTS
  • US attorney general, William Barr recommends cutting suggested sentence of Roger Stone, prompting prosecutors to resign.
  • Snow falls in Baghdad, Iraq, for only the second time in a century.
  • Largest wave ever surfed by a woman by Brazilian Maya Gabeira riding a 73.5ft (22.4m) wave at Nazaré, Portugal.
  • Bernie Sanders wins the New Hampshire Democratic primary.
  • American drummer Paul English died after a bout of pneumonia age 87. He was Willie Nelson's long-time drummer and was the titular "Paul"of the Willie Nelson album Me and Paul as well as the title track of that album. English also had a role in Nelson's movie Red Headed Stranger (1986)..
  • DEATHS
  • (Bhekizizwe) Joseph Shabalala, South African singer, songwriter, founder and musical director of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who died at 79.
  • TV SERIES
  • Cherish the Day: Season 1 is released. The first season of the anthology series from Ava DuVernay follows Gently James (Xosha Roquemore) and Evan Fisher (Alano Miller) as they meet and fall in love.
  • For Life: Season 1 is released. Inmate Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock) passes the bar exam to become a lawyer and represents other prisoners as he seeks to overturn his own conviction in this legal drama created by Hank Steinberg and inspired by executive producer Isaac Wright Jr.'s life.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Yakuza 3 Remastered for PlayStation 4 is released. As part of The Yakuza Remastered Collection, enjoy Yakuza 3 with restored content in 1080p and 60fps. In a quest to abandon their bloody past, Kazuma Kiryu and adoptive daughter Haruka Sawamura leave for Okinawa to run the Morning Glory Orphanage. But trouble shadows Kiryu and the Morning Glory Orphanage is soon entangled in a deadly power struggle.
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • AO Tennis 2 for Switch is released. AO Tennis 2 is the only tennis experience designed for and by its community. Create your own players, stadiums and legendary matches. Enter the competition to reach the top of world tennis in Career Mode.
  • SPORTS
  • Katsuya Nomura, Japanese baseball catcher and manager (first NPB batter to win Triple Crown 1965; Nankai Hawks), who died of heart failure at 84.

On this day in 2019

  • EVENTS
  • Artificial Intelligence system meant to assist diagnosis in the future, pitted against physicians in test to diagnose 600,000 patients in results published in "Nature Medicine", A.I. won, just.

On this day in 2018

  • EVENTS
  • Dutchman Sven Kramer becomes only male speed skater to win same Olympic event 3 times, claiming gold in the 5,000m at Pyongchang; first man to win total 8 Olympic medals in the sport.
  • MOMA opens a major solo exhibition for Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral in New York.
  • Norway sweeps the medals in the Olympic 30k cross country skiathlon at Pyeongchang; Simen Hegstad Krüger wins gold ahead of team mates Martin Johnsrud Sundby & Hans Christer Holund.
  • Russian airliner crashes south-east of Moscow, killing all 71 on board.
  • DEATHS
  • Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer (" On the Street Where You Live"), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), who died at 89.
  • TV SERIES
  • Our Cartoon President: Season 1 is released. The animated parody about the 45th president and his White House was executive produced by Stephen Colbert, R.J. Fried, and Chris Licht.
  • Here and Now: Season 1 is released. The seemingly perfect family of philosophy professor Greg Bishop (Tim Robbins), his lawyer wife Audrey (Holly Hunter), their three adopted children (Jerrika Hinton, Raymond Lee and Daniel Zovatto) and lone biological daughter (Sosie Bacon) is tested when one of the children starts seeing things in this Alan Ball drama.

On this day in 2017

  • WEDDINGS
  • Actor Bug Hall at the age of 32 weds Jill Marie DeGroff in Encino, California.
  • DEATHS
  • Harvey Lichtenstein, American head of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, who died at 87.
  • Fab Melo, Basketball Player.

On this day in 2016

  • EVENTS
  • Last of Oregon militia occupying Malheur wildlife refuge surrenders to authorities after 41 days.
  • Discover of gravitational waves (through collision of two black holes) announced by physicists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (Ligo).
  • Riot between rival drug cartels at a prison in Monterrey, Mexico, leaves 52 dead.
  • DEATHS
  • David Hankin, Race Car Driver.
  • TV SERIES
  • Those Who Can't: Season 1 is released. Grawlix stand-up comics Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy are teachers at Denver's James Buchanan High School in the comedy that was originally a pilot for Amazon before the series was picked up by TruTv.
  • POLITICS
  • Sixth Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast on CNN and PBS, and held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

On this day in 2015

  • DEATHS
  • Roger Hanin, French actor (Navarro), who died at 89.
  • Bob Simon, American TV correspondent (CBS,60 Minutes), who died after a car crash at 73.

On this day in 2014

  • EVENTS
  • Peace talks resume in Geneva as leaders attempt to bring an end to the civil war in Syria.
  • 11 people are killed after a grenade was tossed into a movie theatre in Peshawar, Pakistan.
  • Queen made UK chart history by becoming the first act to sell six million copies of an individual album. Their first Greatest Hits collection, which includes the hits 'We Will Rock You' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' had extended its lead after being Britain's highest-selling album for several years. The Official Charts Company said one in three British families now owned a copy of the 1981 compilation..
  • DEATHS
  • Alice Babs [Nilson], Swedish jazz singer (The Swe-Danes; Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts), and actress (Swing It, Teacher!), who died of Alzheimer's disease complications at 90.
  • ALBUMS
  • Acoustic at the Ryman [Live] was released by Band of Horses. The ten-track live acoustic release from the indie rock band features songs recorded at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium in April 2013.
  • Benji was released by Sun Kil Moon. The sixth full-length release for Mark Kozelek as Sun Kil Moon includes contributions from Owen Ashworth, Will Oldham, Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley, and Jen Wood.
  • Animal Heart was released by Nina Persson. The former A Camp and Cardigans singer releases her first solo release under her real name.
  • Cheatahs was released by Cheatahs. The debut full-length release for the London-based band led by Nathan Hewitt was self-produced.
  • +++ (Crosses) was released by +++ (Crosses). This is the full-length debut for the side project formed by Deftones' Chino Moreno Far's Shaun Lopez. and Chuck Doom.
  • Dizzy Heights was released by Neil Finn. The Crowded House co-founder worked with Dave Fridmann on his first solo work since 2001's One Nil.
  • Death After Life was released by Thug Entrancer. This is the debut full-length techno release for Chicago-based producer Ryan McRyhew.
  • Emmaar was released by Tinariwen. Saul Williams, Matt Sweeney and Josh Klinghoffer appear as guests on the sixth release for the desert blues rock band from Mali.
  • Poemss was released by Poemss. This is the debut release for the collaboration between producer Joanne Pollock and Aaron Funk of Venetian Snares.
  • Ledges was released by Noah Gundersen. The debut full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter who previously headed up The Courage was self-produced.
  • Let's Go Extinct was released by Fanfarlo. The third full-length release for the London-based band was recorded in Wales with producer David Wrench.
  • Galore was released by Thumpers. The debut full-length release for the British duo of Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson, Jr. was produced with David Kosten.
  • Small Town Heroes was released by Hurray for the Riff Raff. The latest release for the folk ensemble led by Alynda Lee Segarra is its first on the ATO label.
  • Sun Structures was released by Temples. This is the debut full-length release for the psych rock-inspired British quartet led by James Bagshaw and Tom Warmsley.
  • The Ghosts of Then & Now was released by Illum Sphere. The debut full-length release for Ryan Hunn as Illum Sphere features guest appearances from such artists as Shigeto, Shadowbox, and Mai Nestor of Facit.
  • The Lights from the Chemical Plant was released by Robert Ellis. The third full-length release for the Nashville-based singer-songwriter was produced by Jacquire King.
  • The Outsiders was released by Eric Church. The fourth full-length studio release for the country rock artist was produced by Jay Joyce.
  • War Room Stories was released by Breton. The second full-length release for the British indie electronic band was recorded at an old Soviet radio studio in East Berlin.
  • You're Gonna Miss It All was released by Modern Baseball. The second full-length release for the Philadelphia indie pop band was mastered by Will Yip.
  • GAMING: 3DS
  • One Piece: Romance Dawn for 3DS is released. In ONE PIECE: ROMANCE DAWN, eager fans will have the opportunity to live all of ONE PIECE epic battles against the most famous bosses such as Buggy, Arlong, Crocodile, Rob Lucci and much more. This new game opens doors to sail through the amazingly 3D drawn ONE PIECE world with Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Nami and other nakama, and run through famous stages such as Baratie, Arlong Park and more.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 3
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 is released. A direct sequel to the unhelpfully titled Final Fantasy XIII-2, Lightning Returns is another action-RPG, this time with a retooled gameplay system and a story that picks up a mere 500 years later, concluding the FFXIII saga.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION VITA
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc for PlayStation Vita is released. Fifteen super-elite students have been locked in the school and they are forced to live in this isolated community. There is a special rule for the students: only murderers can graduate from the school, and this rule turns the prosperous school into the despairing place. The protagonist, however, does not follow this rule. He investigates murders instead of murdering somebody and tries to figure out a way to escape from the school.
  • Toukiden: The Age of Demons for PlayStation Vita is released. TOUKIDEN takes Tecmo Koei's expertise in historically themed games to an expansive fantasy world influenced by historical and traditional Japanese elements. Developed by the same studio that created the famed Dynasty Warriors series, this all-new franchise casts players in the role of a demon-fighting Slayer. Starting from the Utakata Village headquarters where they will accept quests, players will venture out to battle monstrous and deadly Oni (demons) before they destroy all of humanity.
  • TxK for PlayStation Vita is released. Glowing vectors, explosive particle effects and a pulse-pounding soundtrack are core elements of many modern arcade shooters - a style that Llamasoft defined with its seminal 90s tube shooter. TxK is the spiritual successor to that genre-defining work and brings you 100 levels of score-chasing gameplay married to an outstanding soundtrack that will have your head nodding as you blast your way onto the scoreboards.
  • GAMING: XBOX ONE
  • Dead Rising 3: Fallen Angel for Xbox One is released. The zombie invasion returns to Xbox Live today with the release of the second chapter of the “Untold Stories of Los Perdidos, ” “Fallen Angel.” Available for $9.99 USD, the new “Dead Rising 3” downloadable episode features an all-new character fighting to keep her group of survivors safe from a sinister government plot while battling the zombie apocalypse. This side story features a new mission and an all-new collection of over-the-top weapons, a new vehicle, a new clothing outfit, Gamerscore and PP (experience points) – all of which carry back to the main game!
  • SPORTS
  • Slopestyle freestyle skiing event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; Canadian Dara Howell is inaugural women's gold medallist.

On this day in 2013

  • EVENTS
  • 18 coal miners are killed in an explosion in the Komi region, Russia.
  • Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415.
  • DEATHS
  • Erik Cassel, Entrepreneur.
  • Rick Huxley, British rock guitarist (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), who died from emphysema at 72.
  • ALBUMS
  • Painting was released by Ocean Colour Scene. This is the tenth studio release for the British rock band led by Steve Craddock.
  • II was released by K-X-P. This is the second full-length release from the Finnish electronic rock band.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines for PC is released. In Aliens: Colonial Marines, players are part of a United States Colonial Marine squad and must prepare to face an Aliens assault more intense and horrific than ever before. Driven by an original story penned by renowned writers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle, Aliens: Colonial Marines retains the atmospheric look and feel of the original films while leveraging next-generation technology to create an entirely new interactive Aliens experience. Packing classic Aliens weaponry ranging from pulse rifles to flamethrowers as well as brand-new equipment and skills all within a squad-based combat system, players become an elite United States Colonial Marine. Featuring claustrophobic environments, a brooding soundtrack, and a multitude of surprises and shocks, players battle against menacing alien hordes in levels that include the stark interiors of the abandoned Sulaco and unique environments created specifically for the game. Aliens: Colonial Marines features a story driven single-player mode and an all-new four player co-op mode allowing players to share the chilling experience with three friends. In co-op mode, each player assumes the persona of a United States Colonial Marine and have a distinct role to play in the completion of every mission. [Sega]

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