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Today in the World Countries

  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Estonia
  • The Third Day of Lunar New Year is being celebrated in Macau
  • People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.

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Happening Today

  • Puffin, publisher of author Roald Dhal, announces it will now print his books with their original unaltered text alongside those with offensive language removed, after widespread criticism and debate.
  • Bernard Ingham, British journalist and press secretary for UK PM Margaret Thatcher, who died at 90.
  • Bruiser is released. 14-year-old Darious (Jalyn Hall) explores the boundaries of his manhood through tumultuous interactions with Malcolm (Shamier Anderson), his strict but loving father, and Porter (Trevante Rhodes), a charismatic drifter. When Darious learns Porter’s true identity, he is thrust into a conflict between the two men that may rip his family apart and threaten his safety.
  • Jesus Revolution is released. In the 1970s, Greg Laurie (Joel Courtney) is being raised by his struggling mother, Charlene (Kimberly Williams-Paisley). Laurie and a sea of young people descend on sunny Southern California to redefine truth through all means of liberation. Everything changes when Laurie meets Lonnie Frisbee (Jonathan Roumie), a charismatic hippie-street-preacher, and Pastor Chuck Smith (Kelsey Grammer) who have thrown open the doors of Smith’s languishing church to a stream of wandering youth. What unfolds becomes the greatest spiritual awakening in American history. Rock and roll, radical love, and newfound faith lead to a Jesus Revolution that turns one counterculture movement into a revival that changes the world.
  • Juniper is released. Ruth (Charlotte Rampling) is a worldly former war correspondent now bored in retirement with a drinking problem and a newly fractured leg. Sam (George Ferrier) is her unruly grandson, recently kicked out of boarding school and grieving the death of his mother. When the two are brought together under the same roof, they form an unexpected bond.
  • Linoleum is released. Cameron Edwin (Jim Gaffigan), the host of a failing children's science TV show called Above & Beyond, has always had aspirations of being an astronaut. After a mysterious space-race era satellite coincidentally falls from space and lands in his backyard, his midlife crisis manifests in a plan to rebuild the machine into his dream rocket. As his relationship with his wife (Rhea Seehorn) and daughter (Katelyn Nacon) start to strain, surreal events begin unfolding around him—a doppelgänger moving into the house next door, a car falling from the sky, and an unusual teenage boy forging a friendship with him. He slowly starts to piece these events together to ultimately reveal that there's more to his life story than he once thought.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • We Have a Ghost is released. Finding a ghost named Ernest (David Harbour) haunting their new home turns Kevin's family into overnight social media sensations. But when Kevin and Ernest go rogue to investigate the mystery of Ernest's past, they become a target of the CIA.
  • Luther: The Fallen Sun is released. The feature film continuation of the British TV series Luther finds a gruesome serial killer terrorizing London while brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther (Idris Elba) sits behind bars. Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who now taunts him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary. [Netflix]
  • Cocaine Bear is released. Inspired by the 1985 true story of a drug runner's plane crash, missing cocaine, and the black bear that ate it, this wild dark comedy finds an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens converging in a Georgia forest where a 500- pound apex predator has ingested a staggering amount of cocaine and gone on a coke-fueled rampage for more blow... and blood.
  • Liaison: Season 1 is released. The French and English-language thriller series created by Virginie Brac features Vincent Cassel and Eva Green.
  • Party Down: Season 3 is released. More than 10 years later, the third season returns to finds the catering team working other jobs, but when they are surprisingly reunited, they find themselves in familiar roles once again.
  • The Mandalorian: Season 1 is released. The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) travels the galaxy, out of reach of the New Republic after the fall of the Empire in Disney+'s first Star Wars live-action series.
  • The Consultant: Season 1 is released. Consultant Regus Patoff (Christoph Waltz) is hired to help a gaming company improve its business in this comedic thriller based on Bentley Little’s 2015 novel of the same name.
  • Strange Dance was released by Phil Selway. The third full-length solo release for Radiohead's Philip Selway features contributions from Valentina Magaletti, Laura Moody, Hannah Peel, Quinta, Marta Salogni, and Adrian Utley.
  • Shook was released by Algiers. The fourth full-length release for Atlanta-based post-punk band Algiers features guest appearances from Backxwash, Lee Bains, Big Rube, DeForrest Brown Jr., Mark Cisneros, Zack De La Rocha, Nadah El Shazly, Samuel T. Herring, LaToya Kent, Jae Matthews, Patrick Shiroishi, and billy woods.
  • nature morte was released by BIG|BRAVE. The latest full-length release from Montreal trio BIG|BRAVE was recorded, mixed and produced by Seth Manchester.
  • Cracker Island was released by Gorillaz. The eighth full-length release for animated supergroup Gorillaz features guest appearances from Bad Bunny, Beck, Pharcyde's Bootie Brown, Stevie Nicks, Adeleye Omotayo, Tame Impala, and Thundercat.
  • Bless This Mess was released by U.S. Girls. The latest full-length release for Meg Remy's experimental pop project U.S. Girls features guest appearances from Michael Rault, Marker Starling and Alanna Stuart.
  • Follow the Cyborg was released by Miss Grit. The debut full-length release for New York-based artist Margaret Sohn under the name Miss Grit features contributions from Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, Aron Kobayashi Ritch of Momma, and Pearla.
  • Food for Worms was released by Shame. The third full-length release for British punk band Shame features a guest appearance from Phoebe Bridgers.
  • Octopath Traveler II for PC is released. This game is a brand-new entry in the OCTOPATH TRAVELER series, the first installment of which was initially released in 2018 and sold over 3 million copies worldwide. It takes the series’ HD-2D graphics, a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG, to even greater heights.In the world of Solistia, eight new travelers venture forth into an exciting new era.Where will you go? What will you do? Whose tale will you bring to life?Every path is yours to take.Embark on an adventure all your own.1. Begin your adventure as one of eight new travelers, each with their own origins, motivations, and unique skills.2. The series’ HD-2D graphics, a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG, have reached even greater heights.3. The story takes place in Solistia, where diverse cultures thrive from east to west and the industries of the new era flourish. You can sail the seas and explore every corner of a world that changes from day to night.4. Each traveler has a unique set of Path Actions they can use to battle townspeople, obtain items, take others along in their travels, and more. Where will you go? What will you do? Every path is yours to take.5. Familiar mechanics from the original game have been preserved, like the freedom to develop your travelers’ jobs and skills, as well as the Break and Boost system that made battles so exhilarating. New mechanics have also been added.
  • The Pale Beyond for PC is released. Five years ago, The Viscount and its crew set sail through The Pale Passage in search of absolute magnetic South. The ship and its crew were tragically lost to the ice, never to be seen again. Her sister ship, The Temperance shall follow in her path, hoping to find answers where The Viscount failed.You didn't ask to lead this expedition, but here you are. Stuck in the ice, Captain missing, miles from civilisation. Someone has to take charge.Manage your meagre resources, balance safety and morale, make the hard calls, and head in the only direction you can - through The Pale Beyond.
  • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe for Switch is released. The tough puff Kirby is back for a 4-player* platforming adventure. Copy enemies’ abilities and use their power to attack with a sword, wield a whip, and float with a parasol. You can also laser blast with the new Mecha Copy Ability that makes a series debut! The extra muscle will be handy in finding missing pieces for Magolor’s ship, which crash landed on Planet Popstar. Float and fight along with friends on the same system, where each player can control another Kirby or one of Kirby’s iconic friends like King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Bandana Waddle Dee.Take a break from the adventure and play subgames with friendsPlay attractions built around returning subgames like Samurai Kirby as well as some brand-new ones like Magolor’s Tome Trackers. Bring along up to 3 additional friends on a detour from the adventure as you compete on the same system* and share the fun together.
  • Clive 'N' Wrench for Switch is released. One fateful morning Professor Nancy Merricarp wakes to find that her proudly displayed time travel blueprints have been nabbed by the downright evil Dr Daucus! Luckily Nancy's cousin, Clive and her apprentice Wrench are there to help pursue the wicked doctor and put an end to his horrid plans! But to do this they must travel through time themselves!Clive 'N' Wrench is a 3D platformer starring Clive, a rabbit, and Wrench, the literal monkey on his back. Your adventure takes you hurtling through time and space in a 1950's refrigerator on a heroic quest to thwart the tyrannical Dr Daucus and stop his evil plans.
  • Jack Sheedy, Australian Football HOF rover (WA 22 games; East Fremantle, East Perth) and coach (WA 10 games; East Fremantle, East Perth), who died at 96.

On this day in 2022

  • Russian leader Vladimir Putin announces the start of a “special military operation” in Ukraine to "demilitarize" the country moments before Russia launches a full-scale pre-dawn invasion by land, air and sea, with bombings in several cities amid international condemnation [2].
  • Ivanka Khristova, Bulgarian athlete (Olympic gold women's shot put 1976), who died at 80.
  • Hellbender is released. In Hellbender,16-year-old Izzy (Zelda Adams) suffers from a rare illness that has kept her isolated on a mountaintop with her mother (Toby Poser) her whole life. As Izzy begins to question her sickness, she pushes back against her confinement and secretly befriends Amber (Lulu Adams), another girl living on the mountain, but her newfound happiness is derailed after she eats a live worm as part of a juvenile game and finds an insatiable and violent hunger awakened within her. To understand the hunger, Izzy must learn the dark secrets of her family's past and the ancient power in her bloodline.
  • Law & Order: Season 21 is released. The Dick Wolf crime drama returns for its 21st season with DA Jack McCoy and Detective Kevin Bernard.
  • Variable Barricade for Switch is released. A proposal within five seconds of meeting!? The mysterious handsome men who appeared in front of Hibari, the only daughter of distinguished Toujou family, were the groom candidates who had been sent by her natural enemy, her grandfather. Alerted by her intuition Hibari realized that there must be something more behind this. Why now? And anyway, who are these guys in the first place? Though she showed a firmly defiant stance toward this obviously suspicious situation, her grandfathers decision was absolute. While still surprised they were given a villa, and on the premise of a marriage proposal they started living together. The four men try to pursue her in many ways, aiming for the groom position. Within the dazzling days of seduction, Hibari resolutely makes her decision. “There’s absolutely no way I’ll fall for you!”
  • Martha is Dead for Xbox Series X is released. Martha Is Dead is a dark first-person psychological thriller, set in 1944 Italy, that blurs the lines between reality, superstition and the tragedy of war.

On this day in 2021

  • United Nations-backed COVAX initiative begins delivering vaccines to middle and low income countries with first AstraZeneca shipment to Ghana.
  • Tom Foley, Irish racehorse trainer (trainer Danoli, "the People's Champion"), who died from cancer at 74.
  • Peter Ostroushko, American fiddler, mandolin player, and composer (A Prairie Home Companion), who died of heart failure at 67.
  • Gary Halpin, Irish rugby union prop (11 caps; Wanderers F.C, Leinster, London Irish, Harlequins), who died at 55.
  • Atsushi Miyagi, Japanese tennis player (US Open doubles 1955 [with Kosei Kamo] first Japanese players to win a Grand Slam event), who died at 89.
  • Ginny & Georgia: Season 1 is released. 30-year-old Georgia moves with her 15-year-old daughter Ginny (Antonia Gentry) and son Austin to a small New England town hoping for a new start as she seeks to hide her past in this coming-of-age series created by Sarah Lampert.
  • Pumpkin Jack for PlayStation 4 is released. Pumpkin Jack is a Spooky Scary 3D platformer in which you embody Jack, the Mythical Pumpkin Lord! Dive into an Epic Adventure through otherworldly landscapes and help the Evil annihilate the Good!

On this day in 2020

  • Scientists identify the first animal that doesn't need oxygen to breathe - a tiny parasite living in salmon tissue, reported in journal PNAS.
  • Memorial service for NBA star Kobe Byrant held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
  • New York firefighter Daniel Foley, who found his brother's body in ruins of World Trade Center, who died of cancer bringing first responders death toll to 343.
  • Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape and a criminal sexual act in landmark case that ignited #MeToo movement.
  • American guitarist, songwriter and producer, David Roback best known as the founding member of the duo Mazzy Star died age 61 from metastatic cancer. The American alternative rock band formed in Santa Monica, California, in 1989 from remnants of the group Opal. They were best known for the song 'Fade into You' which brought the band some success in the mid-1990s and was the group's biggest mainstream hit..
  • Don Furner, Australian rugby league forward (1 Test) and coach (Australia 15 Tests; Eastern Suburbs, Canberra Raiders), who died at 87.
  • Jahn Teigen, Norwegian pop-rock singer (Popol Ace; Eurovison Song Contest,1978,1982 & 1983), who died at 70.
  • Malaysia's 94-year old Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns only to be reinstated later in the day as interim Prime Minister.
  • US President Donald Trump begins a 2 day trip to India meeting Indian PM Narendra Modi.
  • Jan Kowalczyk, Polish equestrian rider (Olympics gold show jumping individual; silver team 1980), who died at 78.

On this day in 2019

  • 91st Academy Awards: Best Picture "Green Book", Best Director Alfonso Cuarón, Best Actor Rami Malek, Best Actress Olivia Colman.
  • Roman Catholic Church summit on paedophilia ends with Pope Francis promising more action and calling those guilty "tools of Satan".
  • At least 133 people have died and 200 treated in hospital after drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in Golaghat district, north-eastern India.
  • Antoine Gizenga, Politician.
  • Malcolm "Mac" Wiseman, American bluegrass singer, who died at 93.
  • Li Xueqin, Chinese eminent historian, archaeologist, and palaeographer, who died at 85.
  • Margaret Scott, South-African ballet dancer and founder (Australian Ballet School), who died at 96.

On this day in 2018

  • Men's big air snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Pyeongchang; Canada's Sébastien Toutant is inaugural gold medallist.
  • Swiss alpine skiers Luca Aerni, Denise Feierabend, Wendy Holdener, Daniel Yule & Ramon Zenhäusern win the inaugural Olympic team event at Pyeongchang.
  • After taking gold in the Olympic team sprint in Sochi (2014), Finnish cross country skier Iivo Niskanen wins the 50k classical event in Pyeongchang.
  • UN Security Council passes resolution for 30 day ceasefire in Syria.
  • Bud Luckey, Cartoonist.
  • Durward Knowles, Bahamas yachtsman (Olympic gold, Star class 1968), who died at 100.
  • Sridevi Kapoor [Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan], Indian actress and film producer referred to as Indian cinema's "first female superstar" (Himmatwala, Solva Sawan), drowns at 54.
  • Japanese speed skater Nana Takagi wins her 2nd gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the women's mass start event; also member Japan's successful pursuit team.
  • Ester Ledecká of the Czech Republic becomes first female to win Olympic gold medals in 2 different sports at a single Winter Games (Pyeongchang); skiing super-G and snowboarding parallel giant slalom.
  • 2016 world mass start speed skating champion Lee Seung-hoon of South Korea wins the event at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; also Olympic 10,000m champion Vancouver (2010).

On this day in 2017

  • Ren Hang, Photographer.
  • Kiki is released. In New York City, LGBTQ youth-of-color gather out on the Christopher Street Pier, practicing a performance-based artform, Ballroom, which was made famous in the early 1990s by Madonna’s music video “Vogue” and the documentary “Paris Is Burning.” Twenty-five years after these cultural touchstones, a new and very different generation of LGBTQ youth have formed an artistic activist subculture, named the Kiki Scene. Kiki follows seven characters from the Kiki community over the course of four years, using their preparations and spectacular performances at events known as Kiki balls as a framing device while delving into their battles with homelessness, illness and prejudice as well as their gains towards political influence and the conquering of affirming gender-expressions.
  • My Life as a Zucchini is released. After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. [Gkids]
  • As You Are is released. Set in the early 1990's, As You Are is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation.
  • Rock Dog is released. For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa's son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock 'n' roll star. Yet that means defying his father's wishes, heading to the city, and locating the legendary - and reclusive - musician Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), who needs to write a new song and fast. If Bodi can put a band together, help Angus with his song, and defeat the wolves' plot to take Snow Mountain, his life will be in tune. Bodi will become what he's always dreamed of being: More than a dog... more than a Rock God... he'll be a Rock Dog!
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Collide is released. After a heist goes terribly wrong, Casey Stein (Nicholas Hoult) finds himself on the run from a ruthless gang headed by mob boss Hagen (Anthony Hopkins). Now Casey has precious cargo that belongs to Hagen, who will stop at nothing to retrieve it. Left with no choice, Casey calls his former employer and drug smuggler Geran (Ben Kingsley) to protect his long-time girlfriend Juliette before Hagen gets his hands on her. Casey sets out on an adrenaline-fueled car chase on the German highways to save the love of his life before it’s too late.
  • Bitter Harvest is released. Based on one of the most overlooked tragedies of the 20th Century, Bitter Harvest is a powerful story of love, honor, rebellion and survival as seen through the eyes of two young lovers caught in the ravages of Joseph Stalin’s genocidal policies against Ukraine in the 1930s. As Stalin advances the ambitions of the burgeoning Soviet Union, a young artist named Yuri (Max Irons) battles to survive famine, imprisonment and torture to save his childhood sweetheart Natalka (Samantha Barks) from the “Holodomor, ” the death-by-starvation program which ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians. Against this tragic backdrop, Yuri escapes from a Soviet prison and joins the anti-Bolshevik resistance movement as he battles to reunite with Natalka and continue the fight for a free Ukraine.
  • Get Out is released. Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford). At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
  • The Girl with All the Gifts is released. The near future: humanity has been all but destroyed by a fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh eating “hungries”. Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects. At an army base in rural England, this group of unique children are being studied and subjected to cruel experiments. But one little girl, Melanie (Sennia Nanua), stands out from the rest.
  • I don't feel at home in this world anymore. is released. Ruth (Melanie Lynskey), a nursing assistant, is suffering through a crisis of existential despair. But when her house is burglarized, Ruth discovers a renewed sense of purpose in tracking down the thieves. Accompanied by her obnoxious martial-arts-enthusiast neighbor Tony (Elijah Wood), they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.
  • Impermanence was released by Peter Silberman. The debut full-length solo release for The Antlers frontman was influenced by a period of time when he was suffering from temporary total hearing loss.
  • In Between was released by The Feelies. The sixth full-length release for the New Jersey indie rock band is its first album in six years.
  • Infinite Worlds was released by Vagabon. The debut full-length release for New York-based indie artist Laetitia Tamko was recorded with co-producer Chris Daly.
  • Gang Signs & Prayer was released by Stormzy. The debut full-length studio release for the British grime artist features guest appearances from Ghetts, J HUS, Kehlani, MNEK, Raleigh Ritchie and Wretch 32.
  • Graveyard Whistling was released by Old 97's. the 11th full-length release for the alt-country band was produced by Vance Powell.
  • HNDRXX was released by Future. The second full-length release from the rapper in two weeks features guest appearances from Rihanna and The Weeknd.
  • Freedom Highway was released by Rhiannon Giddens. The second solo release for the Grammy-winning folk singer includes nine original songs.
  • Forget was released by Xiu Xiu. The latest release for the produced by experimental group formed by Jamie Stewart was produced by John Congleton, Greg Saunier of Deerhoof and the band's Angela Seo.
  • Flying Microtonal Banana was released by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. The first of a planned five albums in 2017 for the psychedelic rock band features microtonal tuning.
  • Burning the Threshold was released by Six Organs of Admittance. The latest release for the Ben Chasny project features contributions from Chris Corsano, Haley Fohr, Alex Nielsen, Ryley Walker and Damon and Naomi.
  • Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood was released by Sun Kil Moon. The eighth full-length release for Mark Kozelek's music project features songs about a variety of events and issues that occurred in 2016.
  • Children of Alice was released by Children of Alice. This is the debut full-length release for the project from Broadcast's James Cargill, Roj Stevens and Julian House.
  • Don't Get Lost was released by The Brian Jonestown Massacre. The 16th full-length release for the psychedelic rock band led by Anton Newcombe features contributions from Tim Burgess, Tess Parks, and Shaun Rivers.
  • Drunk was released by Thundercat. The fourth full-length release for Stephen Bruner as Thundercat features guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, and Pharrell.
  • Crystal Fairy was released by Crystal Fairy. The debut full-length release for the supergroup that includes Le Butcherettes' Terri Gender-Bender, The Mars Volta/At The Drive-In's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, the Melvins' King Buzzo and Dale Crover was produced by Rodriguez-Lopez.
  • Tears in the Club was released by Kingdom. The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based electronic features guest appearances from Najee Daniels, Shacar, Syd, and SZA.
  • Sick Scenes was released by Los Campesinos!. The sixth full-length release for the Welsh band was recorded in Portugal with producer John Goodmanson.
  • Sleeping Through the War was released by All Them Witches. The fourth full-length release for the Nashville psychedelic rock band led by Charles Michael Parks Jr. was produced by Dave Cobb.
  • Pangs was released by Alasdair Roberts. The second full-length release for the Scottish singer-songwriter was recorded by Julie McLarnon.
  • Nightmare Logic was released by Power Trip. The second full-length studio release for the Texas trash metal band was produced by Arthur Rizk.
  • Man vs. Sofa was released by Sherwood & Pinch. The second full-length collaboration between Adrian Sherwood and Rob "Pinch"Ellis features guest appearances from Martin Duffy, Skip McDonald, Lee "Scratch"Perry, and Taz.
  • Why Love Now was released by Pissed Jeans. The fifth full-length release for the noise rock band was produced by Arthur Rizk and Lydia Lunch.
  • The Tourist was released by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Alec Ounsworth, the sole member of the indie rock band remaining, worked with Nick Krill on the CYHSY's fifth full-length release.
  • 911 Operator for PC is released. 911 OPERATOR is a game about the difficult work of people that manage emergency lines and services. Main task is to answer incoming calls and to react properly ­- give first aid instructions, advise, dispatch correct number of fireman, police, ambulances, or sometimes just ignore the call.
  • Hollow Knight for PC is released. Hollow Knight is a 2D action-adventure game with an emphasis on traditional 2D animation and skillful gameplay. Journey to Hallownest, a vast and ancient underground kingdom inhabited by a bizarre collection of insects and monsters. Players will forge their own path as they explore ruined cities, forests of fungus, temples of bone and other fantastic lands, all on their way to uncovering an ancient mystery.
  • Chime Sharp for Xbox One is released. Arrange pieces, paint the board, make music. Chime Sharp is a sequel to 2009’s Chime, a music puzzle game with an ambient heartbeat. You tessellate shapes to cover a grid, while a beatline reads those shapes as notes. As you cover the board the music builds to a crescendo of your own design.
  • A Pixel Story for Xbox One is released. In a world hidden deep inside your computer, an unlikely hero is about to appear. A tale of platforms and perils; of magical teleporting hats and sarcastic software; of thieving seagulls and maniacal operators. It’s no fairy tale… it’s a pixel story. []
  • Trulon: The Shadow Engine for Xbox One is released. Enter a world of steampunk and magic by experiencing the debut title of the Trulon series. The adventure RPG is based on a new novel from Jak Koke, an award-winning author who is known from the best-selling Shadowrun trilogy, The Dragon Heart Saga.Featuring a unique card combat system that combines traditional deck management with random elements, the tactics are intuitively activated using over 50 cards in an easy to play way. This makes both RPG veterans and new players feel immediately at home.Unravel the threads of an insidious plot and meet many multi-faceted characters. Led by the enchanting Gladia, you take control of four characters with different abilities each. They team up to adventure through the Trulon Universe where a mysterious disease has spread through the kingdoms of Tripudia and Maelon. Using magical tactics, they try to survive the action packed battles against enemies mutated by magic and exciting steampunk machines.
  • Faye Glenn Abdellah, American pioneer in nursing research and US government official (health services), who died at 97.

On this day in 2016

  • Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan was ordered to give 6,000 euros to charity after head-butting an Irish police officer.The artist was arrested at Shannon Airport in November 2014 when she was taken off a flight from New York after an alleged air rage incident. Medical reports given to the court showed she had been suffering mania and was mentally ill when then incident happened..
  • Oldest Muslim graves in Europe, from the 8th century, identified at a burial site in Nimes, France.
  • Miguel Ángel Coria, Spanish composer of classical music, who died at 78.
  • Nabil Maleh, Syrian film director and writer, who died at 79.
  • The Flame in the Flood for PC is released. A rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Forage, craft, evade predators.

On this day in 2015

  • The Republic was released by Sam Prekop. The fourth solo release for the singer and guitarist of The Sea And Cake features nine tracks written for a show by video installation artist David Hartt.
  • The Race for Space was released by Public Service Broadcasting. The London-based duo mixed exclusive archive footage about the Space Race from the British Film Institute for their second full-length release.
  • Seasonal Hire was released by Steve Gunn. The second collaboration between Steve Gunn and The Black Twig Pickers was recorded live.
  • Projections was released by Romare. This is the debut full-length release from London-based electronic producer Archie Fairhurst as Romare.
  • Sour Soul was released by Ghostface Killah. The debut release from the collaboration between Ghostface Killah and the Toronto jazz/hip-hop band BADBADNOTGOOD features guest appearances from Danny Brown, DOOM, Elzhi, and Tree.
  • Restarter was released by Torche. The fourth full-length release for the Miami metal band was mixed by Converge's Kurt Ballou.
  • Rose Mountain was released by Screaming Females. The sixth full-length release for the New Jersey rock trio was produced by Matt Bayles.
  • O Shudder was released by Dutch Uncles. The fourth full-length release for the British indie pop band was produced by Brendan Williams and features guest appearance from Stealing Sheep.
  • Citizen Zombie was released by The Pop Group. The first release of new songs from the British post-punk band in 35 years was produced by Paul Epworth.
  • Complicated Game was released by James McMurtry. The first studio release in six years for the singer-songwriter was co-produced by C.C. Adcock and Mike Napolitano.
  • Dark Sky Paradise was released by Big Sean. The third full-length studio release for the Detroit rapper features guest appearances from Jhené Aiko, Chris Brown, Drake, E-40, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Lil Wayne, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Ty Dolla Sign, and Kanye West.
  • Bad News Boys was released by The King Khan & BBQ Show. This is the first release in six years for the garage punk duo of Mark Sultan and Arish Ahmad Khan.
  • First Kiss was released by Kid Rock. The tenth studio release for the Detroit singer was self-produced.
  • EarthEE was released by THEESatisfaction. The second full-length release from the alternative R&B duo features guest appearances from Taylor Brown, Meshell Ndegeocello, Porter Ray, and Shabazz Palaces.
  • Dying was released by The Spectres. The debut full-length release for the British rock quartet was produced by Dominic Mitchison.
  • Future Brown was released by Future Brown. The debut release from the dance supergroup formed by Fatima Al Qadiri, J-Cush, Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda of Nguzunguzu features guest appearances from Kelela, Maluca, Shawnna, and Tink.
  • Gliss Riffer was released by Dan Deacon. The fourth full-length studio release for the Baltimore-based electronic artist was self-produced.
  • I Aubade was released by Elvis Perkins. The third full-length release for the singer-songwriter was self-produced.
  • I Want to Grow Up was released by Colleen Green. The third full-length release for the Los Angeles pop-punk artist was produced by JEFF the Brotherhood's Jake Orrall.
  • What Happens Next was released by Gang of Four. The ninth studio release for the British post-punk band (with Andy Gill the only remaining original member) features guest appearances from Gail Ann Dorsey, Alison Mosshart, and Herbert Gronemeyer.
  • Wild Strawberries was released by Eternal Tapestry. The latest release from the Oregon-based psych rockers was recorded in a cabin near Mount Hood.
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 1: Penal Colony for PC is released. The first episode is entitled Penal Colony. Claire Redfield, one of the only survivors of the Raccoon City incident of 1998, has since joined an NGO called Terra Save, whose mission is to assist victims of biological weaponry. During an event at Terra Save’s HQ, a mysterious force abducts Claire and her co-workers and moves them to a creepy deserted island.
  • There Came an Echo for PC is released. There Came an Echo is a real-time strategy in which the player takes command of a small squadron, using an advanced voice recognition system to issue orders. It features a character-driven sci-fi narrative that stars Wil Wheaton, Ashly Burch, Laura Bailey, Yuri Lowenthal, and others.
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late for PlayStation 3 is released. From Fighting game experts Aksys Games and Arc System Works (Guilty Gear, BlazBlue series) and fan-favorite video game developer French Bread, comes Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late, a brand new 2D fighting game made for all gamers: seasoned pros, and even those just curious about the fighting game genre!
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - The Bright Lord for PlayStation 4 is released. In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, gamers saw Celebrimbor’s memories of being dragged back to Mordor, forging the Rings of Power, stealing the One Ring itself, and organizing an army to battle his greatest Nemesis, the Dark Lord Sauron. Players now have the chance to play these epic events, wield this power for themselves and learn the fate of Celebrimbor, the greatest Elven king of the Second Age and the Bright Lord of Mordor — thousands of years before he became the Wraith that denied Talion death. [Monolith]
  • htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary for PlayStation Vita is released. htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary focuses on Mion, a young girl with amnesia who is lost in labrynthine ruin. Unclear of where to go, Mion follows two fireflies – one light, one dark — as they guide her through the maze. Players manipulate the fireflies using the PS Vita’s touch controls, leading Mion through the World of Light and the World of Shadow.
  • Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart for PlayStation Vita is released. Right before Noire attains her ambition for a united Gamarket under Lastation’s rule, someone cuts off the source of the four CPUs’ powers – their Shares. To save their world, which has been thrust into a state of chaos, the CPUs decide to join forces in order to bring Gamarket together under one single, unified banner. [Idea Factory]
  • Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires for Xbox One is released. As you go through the game, you choose from a variety of play styles that enable you to earn promotions, make slanderous statements against others, hone your skills as a warrior, and more. There are also more personal pursuits, such as developing your officer's abilities or getting married and having children, as well as more kingdom-based activities such as the retirement and succession of rulers. All of these actions provide their own unique situations and drama, thereby creating a completely original and personalized Three Kingdoms experience. [KOEI]
  • Dragon Ball: Xenoverse for Xbox One is released. DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE brings all the frenzied battles between Goku and his fiercest rivals, such as Vegeta, Frieza, Cell and many more, with new gameplay design. Players revisit all famous battles from the series through their own custom-created Avatars, which are connected to Trunks and many other characters. With the help of Trunks, travel through time and intervene with the past to restore Dragon Ball history. DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE take the universe from series' creator Akira Toriyama by storm and breaks tradition with a new world setup, the mysterious Toki Toki City.

On this day in 2014

  • A 4.4 billion-year-old Crystal is discovered to be the oldest known fragment from the earth's crust.
  • Franny Beecher the lead guitarist for Bill Haley & His Comets from 1954 to 1962 died in his sleep from natural causes. He was 92 years old. He continued to perform with surviving members of the Comets into 2006..
  • 7 people are killed & 37 are injured after a bridge collapses in Vietnam.
  • Pope Francis creates a second Secretariat with the power to audit any Vatican agency at any time.
  • Harold Ramis, American actor & director, who died from vasculitis at 69.
  • Carlos Paez Vilaro, Painter.
  • A Long Way To the Beginning was released by Seun Kuti & Egypt 80. The third release from the youngest son of Fela Kuti was produced by Robert Glasper.

On this day in 2013

  • 10 Chadian soldiers and 28 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Adrar des Ifoghas, Mali.
  • 55th Daytona 500: Jimmie Johnson wins 2nd Great American Race; Danica Patrick first female to start from pole position; also best-ever finish by a woman at Daytona (8th).
  • Dave Charlton, Race Car Driver.
  • Raúl Castro is elected to a second term as the President of Cuba.
  • Nicos Anastasiades wins the Cypriot presidential election.


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