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Today in the World Countries

  • Liberation Day is being celebrated in Kuwait
  • Makha Bucha Day Holiday is being celebrated in Thailand
  • Shab e-Barat is being celebrated in Bangladesh
  • People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • At least 59 migrants are killed after a boat breaks up in rough seas off the eastern coast of Calabria, Italy, with 80 survivors.
  • Aurela Hoxha, Instagram Star, born in Albania.
  • Alberto Mario González, Argentine soccer forward (19 caps; Unión Española Santiago, CA Boca Juniors, Atlanta Buenos Aires), who died at 81.
  • Betty Boothroyd, Politician.

On this day in 2022

  • 'Rain bomb'due to a slow-moving low pressure trough begins major flooding in south-east Queensland, Australia, leaving at least seven people dead.
  • Tova Traesnaes, Entrepreneur.
  • Danny Ongais, American auto racer (inducted Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2000), who died at 79.

On this day in 2021

  • Amnesty International Report says that Eritrean troops might have committed crimes against humanity, killing hundreds of civilians, in attack on Ethiopian city of Aksum 28-29 November.
  • Toymaker Hasbro announces that the Mr Potato Head brand name will be changed to be gender-neutral.
  • Juanito Pantoja Loaiza, Family Member, born in Mexico.
  • John Mallard, English medical physicist (developed MRI and PET scans), who died at 94.
  • Hannu Mikkola, Finnish rally driver (World Rally champion 1983), who died from cancer at 78.
  • MOVIES: FEBRUARY 26 2021
  • Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry is released. Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry tells the true coming-of-age story of the singer-songwriter and her rise to global superstardom. From award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler, the documentary offers a deeply intimate look at this extraordinary teenager’s journey, at just seventeen years old, navigating life on the road, on stage, and at home with her family, while writing, recording and releasing her debut album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?".
  • Tom & Jerry is released. One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century, ” forcing the event’s desperate planner to hire Tom to get rid of him. The ensuing cat and mouse battle threatens to destroy her career, the wedding and possibly the hotel itself. But soon, an even bigger problem arises: a diabolically ambitious staffer conspiring against all three of them.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The Vigil is released. Steeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology, The Vigil is supernatural horror film set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyn's Hasidic Borough Park neighborhood. Low on funds and having recently left his insular religious community, Yakov reluctantly accepts an offer from his former rabbi and confidante to take on the responsibility of an overnight "shomer, "fulfilling the Jewish practice of watching over the body of a deceased community member. Shortly after arriving at the recently departed's dilapidated house to sit the vigil, Yakov begins to realize that something is very, very wrong.
  • The Father is released. Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne, encouragingly introduces. Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she can’t make daily visits anymore and Anthony's grip on reality is unravelling. As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to? How does Anne cope as she grieves the loss of her father, while he still lives and breathes before her?
  • Night of the Kings is released. A young man is sent to “La Maca, ” a prison in the middle of the Ivorian forest ruled by its inmates. As tradition goes with the rising of the red moon, he is designated by the Boss to be the new “Roman” and must tell a story to the other prisoners. Learning what fate awaits him, he begins to narrate the mystical life of the legendary outlaw named “Zama King” and has no choice but to make his story last until dawn.
  • My Zoe is released. Recently divorced scientist Isabelle (Julie Delpy) struggles to co-parent her daughter Zoe with her argumentative ex. But when Zoe suffers an unexpected brain hemorrhage and is put on life support, Isabelle comes up with an audacious plan to keep some version of her daughter alive.
  • Crisis is released. Three stories about the world of opioids collide: a drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the U.S., an architect recovering from an OxyContin addiction tracks down the truth behind her son's involvement with narcotics, and a university professor battles unexpected revelations about his research employer, a drug company with deep government influence bringing a new "non-addictive"painkiller to market.
  • Cherry is released. In an epic odyssey of romance, war, drug addiction, and crime, a young man (Tom Holland) struggles to find his place in the world.
  • Detroit Stories was released by Alice Cooper. The latest full-length solo release for the shock rocker features a few songs from his 2019 EP Breadcrumbs, new covers and songs.
  • For Those That Wish to Exist was released by Architects. The ninth full-length release for the British metalcore band features guest appearances from Mike Kerr, Winston McCall, and Simon Neil.
  • Believer was released by Smerz. This is the debut full-length release for the Norwegian duo of Henriette Motzfeldt and Catharina Stoltenberg.
  • In Ferneaux was released by Blanck Mass. The latest release for Benjamin John Power's solo electronic project features two 20-minutes long tracks.
  • Invisible Cities was released by A Winged Victory for the Sullen. The latest full-length release from the duo of Dustin O'Halloran and Stars of the Lid's Adam Wiltzie was originally created for a Leo Warner-directed multimedia stage production based on Italo Calvino's 1972 novel Invisible Cities.
  • Little Oblivions was released by Julien Baker. The third full-length release for the singer-songwriter was recorded in Memphis by Calvin Lauber and mixed by Craig Silvey.
  • Nature Always Wins was released by Maxïmo Park. The seventh full-length studio release for the British rock band was produced by Ben Allen and features a guest appearance from Pauline Murray.
  • The Shadow I Remember was released by Cloud Nothings. The latest full-length release for the Cleveland indie rock band led by Dylan Baldi was produced by Steve Albini.
  • Way Down in the Rust Bucket [Live] was released by Neil Young & Crazy Horse. The latest archive release from the Canadian rock artist is the live recording from November 13,1990 at a bar in Santa Cruz, California, where they played some songs from 1990's Ragged Glory for the first time live.
  • Working With God was released by Melvins. This is the latest full-length release for the Melvins line-up that includes Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover, and Mike Dillard (also known as "Melvins 1983").
  • Yol was released by Altin Gün. The third full-length release for the Turkish psych-folk band from Amsterdam was mixed by Jacco Gardner.
  • Bravely Default II for Switch is released. Step into a brand-new world with four brand-new heroes. A new world, a new story, and all-new Heroes of Light await in an original RPG experience arriving on the Nintendo Switch system in 2020! This successor to the original Bravely Default game comes from the team that brought you the Bravely series and Octopath Traveler, and features music from Revo (Sound Horizon/Linked Horizon), acclaimed composer of the Bravely Default soundtrack.* Brand-new entry in Square Enix's Bravely Series* Travel the world in search of the four Crystals with the latest incarnation of the brave band known as the Heroes of Light* Latest creation from Team Asano, creators of the Bravely series and Octopath Traveler* New world filled with new characters, but with the atmosphere and excitement the Bravely series is known for

On this day in 2020

  • Saudi Arabia bars overseas pilgrims from accessing religious sites of Mecca and Medina because of COVID-19 pandemic fears for 1st time in living memory.
  • Nexhmije Hoxha, Albanian wife of dictator Enver Hoxha 'Lady Macbeth of Albania', who died at 99.
  • Michael Medwin, English actor and film producer (" Four in a Jeep, Scrooge" ; "Checkpoint"), who died at 96.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising is released. A group of youths aspiring to become professional superheroes, fight in a world full of people with abilities, also known as quirks. Deku and his fellow classmates from Hero Academy face Nine, the strongest villain yet.
  • I Am Not Okay With This: Season 1 is released. Sydney (Sophia Lillis) was already trying to manage issues with her family, high school, and her friendships, when she starts to manifest superpowers in this adaptation of the Charles Forsman graphic novel from Jonathan Entwistle.
  • Beautiful Desolation for PC is released. BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION is a 2D isometric adventure game set in the distant future. Explore a post-apocalyptic landscape, solve puzzles, meet new friends and make powerful enemies, mediate conflicts and fight for your life as you unravel the secrets of the world around you.
  • Warlander (2020) for PC is released. Would you sell your soul for vengeance? Would you be willing to become a servant of an immortal deity, to have your whole being transformed into a weapon of war and destruction?Immerse yourself in a Dark Souls meets Slay the Spire roguelike adventure. Play as a resurrected hero on the road of vengeance. Every path you explore in the procedurally generated world is different, full of dangers and opportunities alike. Aim precisely and slice through the flesh of your enemies in a unique take on stamina-based combat! Progress by becoming stronger and more skillful, either by chopping your way across the battlefield or by using abilities to turn the environment into a deadly weapon. Sacrifice enemies to appease the ancient god and get access to powers based on ancient druidic magic. If you die - you will be returned to life - at the cost of your progress and experience.You live to fight another day, over and over again so that eternally hungry deity may receive offerings in blood!
  • Yakuza 0 for Xbox One is released. Tokyo 1988. Getting rich is easy, the women are beautiful, and everyone wants in on the action. It's time to become Yakuza.The glitz, glamour, and unbridled decadence of the 80s are back in Yakuza 0! Fight like hell through Tokyo and Osaka with protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and series regular Goro Majima. Play as Kazuma Kiryu and discover how he finds himself in a world of trouble when a simple debt collection goes wrong and his mark winds up murdered. Then, step into the silver-toed shoes of Goro Majima and explore his "normal"life as the proprietor of a cabaret club.Switch between three different fighting styles instantaneously and beat up all manner of goons, thugs, hoodlums, and lowlifes. Take combat up a notch by using environmental objects such as bicycles, sign posts, and car doors for bone-crunching combos and savage take-downs.Fighting is not the only way to kill time in 1988's Japan: from discos and hostess clubs to classic SEGA arcades, there are tons of distractions to pursue in the richly detailed, neon-lit world.Interact with the colourful denizens the red light district: help a budding S&M dominatrix learn her profession, or ensure a street performer can make it to the bathroom in time there are 100 incredible stories to discover.

On this day in 2019

  • UK reaches its highest-ever winter temperature with 21.2°C (70.2F) in Kew Gardens, London.
  • More than 4,500 complaints of child sexual abuse against migrant children received by US Health Department, Department of Justice received 1,300 more.
  • Catholic Cardinal George Pell convicted of child sexual abuse in Melbourne, Australia. As treasurer at the Vatican, the highest-ranking church official to be convicted..
  • English drummer Andy Anderson died of cancer aged 68. He is best known for his work with The Cure playing on the singles ‘Love Cats’ and ‘The Caterpillar’. He also worked with many other artists including Steve Hillage, Edwyn Collins, Mike Oldfield, The Gun Club and Peter Gabriel..
  • City of Venice in Italy introduces a day visitors tax.
  • India launches air strikes on alleged terrorist camps within Pakistan.
  • (Clifford) "Andy" Anderson, British session and touring drummer (Steve Hillage; The Cure,1983-84), who died of cancer at 68.
  • Charles McCarry, American author and former CIA spy (The Tears of Autumn), who died of a cerebral haemorrhage at 88.
  • NieR: Automata - Game of the YoRHa Edition for PlayStation 4 is released. Humanity has been driven from the Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a final effort to take back the planet, the human resistance sends a force of android soldiers to destroy the invaders. Now, a war between machines and androids rages on... A war that could soon unveil a long-forgotten truth of the world.
  • Stellaris: Console Edition for PlayStation 4 is released. Featuring deep strategic gameplay, an enormous selection of alien races and emergent storytelling, Stellaris has a deeply challenging system that rewards interstellar exploration as you traverse, discover, interact and learn more about the multitude of species you will encounter during your travels.Etch your name across the cosmos by uncovering remote celestial outposts, and entire civilizations. Will you expand through war or walk the path of diplomacy to achieve your goals?
  • The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame for PlayStation 4 is released. The alien monster invaders have left Bricksburg in ruins. It is now up to Emmet and a host of heroic characters to go beyond their world and save their friends from the strange inhabitants of the Systar System. Players can journey into outer space, discover new worlds, and test their Master Building skills.
  • RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore for Switch is released. RemiLore is a "rogue-lite"anime style adventure set in a colorful world where players hack-and-slash their enemies and cast devastating magic attacks using Lore's special powers.
  • Rad Rodgers: Radical Edition for Switch is released. 2 Player Couch Co-op - Play together with a friend! Enemies can prepare themselves for tough battles. Battle Mode - Tired of team play? Fight against your friends and show them who's boss.
  • Trials Rising for Switch is released. Explore over-the-top action and physics-bending motorcycle racing in the latest edition of the Trials franchise. All-new features, more competitions, and more tracks mean more to play!.
  • MX vs. ATV All Out: Anniversary Edition for Xbox One is released.
  • DiRT Rally 2.0 for Xbox One is released. DiRT Rally 2.0 dares you to carve your way through a selection of iconic rally locations from across the globe, in the most powerful off-road vehicles ever made, knowing that the smallest mistake could end your stage. You will need to rely on your instincts with the most immersive and truly focused off-road experience yet, including a new authentic handling model, tyre choice and surface deformation.Power your rally car through real-life off-road environments in New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, Poland, Australia and the USA, with only your co-driver and instincts to guide you. Race on eight official circuits from the FIA World Rallycross championship, complete with licensed Supercars and support series. Develop your team and cars around race strategies, and progress through a varied selection of Events and Championships in both a single player Career Campaign and a competitive online environment.

On this day in 2018

  • Cold weather nicknamed "the Beast from the East" hits Europe, killing 7 and covering Pompeii in snow.
  • 7.5 magnitude earthquake in central Papa New Guinea kills at least 100.
  • Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway, receives its 1 millionth seed on 10 year anniversary.
  • Good Girls: Season 1 is released. Beth (Christina Hendricks) convinces her best friend Ruby, (Retta) and her younger sister Annie (Mae Whitman) to hold up a grocery store, but things become complicated when the store manager may have seen one of them in this drama from Jenna Bans.
  • Living Biblically: Season 1 is released. After the death of a friend, Chip Curry (Jay R. Ferguson) decides to live his life according to the Bible in this comedy based on A.J. Jacobs' book The Year of Living Biblically.
  • McMafia: Season 1 is released. Alex Godman (James Norton), the British-raised son of an exiled Mafia man, has honest career as a fund manager and happy life with girlfriend Rebecca (Juliet Rylance) when he is forced to face the international criminal underworld to protect his family in this drama created by Hossein Amini and James Watkins (Black Mirror, The Take) and inspired by Misha Glenny's non-fiction book of the same name.

On this day in 2017

  • 59th Daytona 500: Kurt Busch wins after Kyle Larson runs out of gas on last lap; Jeffrey Earnhardt makes NASCAR history,1st ever 4th generation driver to compete in Daytona 500.
  • Robert Allworth, Australian composer (A Different Time, A Different Place), who died at 74.
  • James E. Sellars, American composer, who died at 76.
  • Joseph Wapner, American judge (People's Court), who died at 97.
  • Gerald Kaufman, British Labour MP, who died at 86.
  • Dimiter Khristov, Bulgarian composer, who died at 83.

On this day in 2016

  • Iranian elections: reformers and moderates win control of parliament.
  • Howard Quilling, American classical composer (From Quiet Beginnings), and educator, who died at 80.
  • Eri Klas, Estonian conductor (Netherlands Radio Symphony; Aarhus Symphony; Estonian National Opera,1975-95), and educator, who died at 76.
  • Andy Bathgate, professional ice hockey player (New York Rangers,1958 NHL MVP), who died at 83.
  • A Country Called Home is released. Ellie (Imogen Poots) is a young woman living in Los Angeles who learns that her estranged alcoholic father has died. Having had no contact with him since childhood, she’s reluctant to make the effort to attend his funeral, but something draws her to the dusty corner of Texas where he spent the last years of his life. At first dismayed by the small town vibe, she’s soon intrigued by the people she meets, among them a distraught stepmother, her apprehensive son, a gutsy young musician, and a set of doting grandparents she’s never met. As she finds glimpses of the father she once knew, she also discovers a new attitude towards friendship, loyalty, and family.
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny is released. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny tells an epic story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption, set against breathtaking action in an epic martial arts battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of the Martial World. [Netflix]
  • Marguerite & Julien is released. Julien and Marguerite de Ravalet (Jérémie Elkaïm and Anaïs Demoustier), son and daughter of the Lord of Tourlaville, have loved each other since childhood. But as they grow up, their affection veers toward voracious passion. Scandalized by their affair, society hounds them until, unable to resist their feelings, they flee.
  • Paul Verhoeven's Tricked is released. Part behind-the-scenes documentary, part narrative feature, Paul Verhoeven's Tricked is the result of an ambitious experiment in filmmaking. The first section follows director Paul Verhoeven as he navigates the production of a crowd-sourced film. Shooting only four minutes of a prepared script, the remainder is culminated from thousands of submitted pages. In the second section, the finished film unfolds. Verhoeven's initial premise offers the hint of a plot involving a pregnant former mistress and a struggling business, but thanks to the crowd-sourced script the story that develops is anything but predictable. [Kino Lorber]
  • King Georges is released. Philadelphia, circa 2010, is about to lose its culinary treasure: Le Bec-Fin, one of the finest French restaurants in the country. The 67-year-old owner, Georges Perrier, nearly as iconic as his landmark eatery, is preparing to sell the restaurant after more than four decades in business. Filmmaker Erika Frankel, a native of the Philly suburbs, asks if she could film Perrier as an era-ending tribute. Perrier, however, has other plans. He decides to withdraw the sale and reinvent Le Bec-Fin by hiring a new protégé, Chef Nicholas Elmi, who achieved national fame on the “Top Chef” TV show. Perrier wants to pass the business to Elmi, but finds he has trouble letting go of the spatula. Over a three-year period, Frankel captures this mercurial, passionate, quixotic force of nature as he struggles to preserve his sumptuous Gallic dishes in an era where casual attitudes and lighter fare are taking hold. [Sundance Selects]
  • The Last Man on the Moon is released. When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped on the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter’s initials in the lunar dust. Only now, over forty years later, is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love and loss. [Gravitas Ventures]
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Gods of Egypt is released. The survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek (Brenton Thwaites) undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in an unlikely alliance against Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the epic final confrontation.
  • Eddie the Eagle is released. Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. [20th Century Fox]
  • Backtrack is released. Psychologist Peter Bower’s (Adrien Brody) life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying secret which only he can put right. [Saban Films]
  • Triple 9 is released. A crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist and the only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for “officer down.” Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck action-packed finale tangled with double-crosses, greed and revenge.
  • This Unruly Mess I've Made was released by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The second full-length release for the hip hop duo features guest appearances from such artists as Anderson.Paak, Leon Bridges, Chance The Rapper, DJ Premier, Idris Elba, KRS-One, Kool Moe Dee, and Ed Sheeran.
  • The Ridge was released by Sarah Neufeld. The second full-length release for the Arcade Fire band member features Jeremy Gara on drums.
  • When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired was released by Mothers. Originally begun as a solo project for Kristine Leschper, the debut full-length release for the Athens, Georgia quartet was produced by Drew Vandenberg.
  • Stranger Things was released by Yuck. The third full-length release for the indie rock band and its second since lead singer Daniel Blumberg left in 2013 was self-produced.
  • Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin was released by Willie Nelson. Produced by Buddy Cannon, the country singer-songwriter covers songs by the Gershwin brothers features guest appearances from Cyndi Lauper and Sheryl Crow.
  • SVIIB was released by School of Seven Bells. Alejandra Deheza and Benjamin Curtis were working on the Brooklyn band's fourth (and now final) album when Curtis died from lymphoma in December 2013.
  • Plaza was released by Quilt. The third full-length release for the psychedelic rock band was produced by Jarvis Taveniere.
  • At Hope's Ravine was released by Holy Esque. The debut full-length release for the Scottish rock quartet was produced by Jon Schumann.
  • 99 Cents was released by Santigold. The electronic artist worked with Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij, John Hill, Hit Boy, and Dave Sitek on her third full-length release that features guest appearances from B.C. and Ilovemakonnen.
  • For All Kings was released by Anthrax. The 11th full-length studio release for the trash metal band led by Joey Belladonna was produced by Jay Ruston and is its first with Jon Donais of Shadows Fall taking over lead guitars from Rob Caggiano.
  • Dig in Deep was released by Bonnie Raitt. The 20th studio release for the multiple Grammy-winning blues singer-songwriter was self-produced.
  • Convenanza was released by Andrew Weatherall. The first solo release for the British electronic producer since 2009 was co-written with the Sabrettes’ Nina Walsh.
  • Going Down in History was released by Waco Brothers. The first studio release of original songs since 2005's Freedom And Weep from the Chicago alt-country band led by Jon Langford was produced by Mike Hagler.
  • Grandfeathered was released by Pinkshinyultrablast. The second full-length release for the Russian five-piece was recorded in less than five days.
  • George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison [Live] was released by Various Artists. The live recording of the tribute concert at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles on September 28,2014 featured such artists as Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Cold War Kids, Spoon's Britt Daniel, Perry Farrell, the Flaming Lips, the Killers' Brandon Flowers, Ben Harper, Dhani Harrison, Norah Jones, Conan O'Brien, The Strokes' Nick Valensi, Heart's Ann Wilson, Brian Wilson and Weird Al Yankovic.
  • God Don't Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson was released by Various Artists. The tribute album to blues singer Blind Willie Johnson features such artists as the Blind Boys of Alabama, Rickie Lee Jones and the Cowboy Junkies, Maria McKee, Sinead O’Connor, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, Tom Waits, and Lucinda Williams.
  • How to Dance was released by Mount Moriah. The third full-length release for the North Carolina trio features guest appearances from Amy Ray, Angel Olsen, and Mirah Zeitllyn.
  • Hills End was released by DMA's. The debut full-length release for the Australian indie rock trio was influenced by Brit-pop music.
  • I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It was released by The 1975. The second full-length release for the British alternative rock band was produced by Mike Crossey.
  • In Search of Harperfield was released by Emma Pollock. The third solo release for the former Delgados band member was produced by her husband, Paul Savage.
  • LNZNDRF was released by LNZNDRF. The debut release of a collaboration between Ben Lanz of Beirut and the National's Scott and Bryan Devendorf features music recorded in a Cincinnati church studio over three days.
  • Meet the Humans was released by Steve Mason. The third solo release for the former Beta Band frontman was recorded with producer Craig Potter.
  • Keep It Together was released by Lily & Madeleine. The third full-length release for the sister duo was produced by Paul Mahern.
  • Stardew Valley for PC is released. Stardew Valley is an RPG-style farming game. It's up to you to choose your path... Will you devote your time to raising crops and caring for animals? Will you spend time in the local village, befriending the local townspeople? Do you get a kick out of slaying dreadful monsters in the mysterious mountain caverns? Or will you try to accomplish everything and claim the coveted title of Stardew Hero?
  • The Town of Light for PC is released. March 12 1938, Renée,16, was ripped out of her world, her only fault was that of not knowing her place in the world.

On this day in 2015

  • The childhood home of former Beatle Paul McCartney sold for £150,000 ($231,000) at an auction in Liverpool. McCartney moved into the house, in Western Avenue, Speke, aged four with his parents Jim and Mary in 1947, and lived in the three-bedroom house for six years..
  • Beckham Nelson, YouTube Star, born in United States.
  • Avijit Roy, Bangladeshi-American activist and blogger, killed by assailants in Dhaka, Bangladesh at 42.
  • IRONFALL Invasion for 3DS is released. IronFall is a Third Person Shooter which takes place in 2017, following a massive invasion of Earth. The player must confront a horde of robots from the Omega nebula. They have only one goal, destroy humans to exploit the land mineral resources.
  • Titan Attacks! for 3DS is released. As the last surviving tank commander on Earth, single-handedly turn back the evil invading alien army, drive back the Titans across the Solar System, and defeat them on their homeworld...Titan Attacks has the same easy-to-learn and addictive gameplay of the classic arcade shoot 'em up, but is packed full of extras - new features, new strategies, and stylish neo-retro visuals.Battle swarms of alien fighters, bombers and giant boss motherships, over 5 unique worlds and 100 levels of frantic action. Earn bounty money and upgrade your ship with extra cannon, rockets and lasers. Destroy falling wrecks, dodge hurtling asteroids and capture escaping aliens - or blast them from the skies! Win prizes in sharp-shooter challenge stages and compete on the online Hi-Scores table!
  • Theodore Hesburgh, president (University of Notre Dame), who died at 97.
  • Earl Lloyd,1st African American basketball player in the NBA, who died at 86.

On this day in 2014

  • Seth Rogen testifies about Alzheimer's disease before the United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services.
  • Tim Lambesis, the singer for US metal band As I Lay Dying, pleaded guilty to attempting to hire an undercover agent to murder his estranged wife. He was arrested in May 2013 after prosecutors said he met a sheriff's deputy posing as a hit man, called Red, and handed over $1,000 (£600) along with his wife's address and front door security code..
  • Tim Wilson, Comedian.
  • Paco De Lucía, Guitarist.
  • Frank Reed, American R& B singer (Chi-Lites,1988-2014), who died at 59.
  • Mixology: Season 1 is released. Over the course of one night, five women and five men (Sarah Bolger, Adam Campbell, Adan Canto, Alexis Carra, Craig Frank, Ginger Gonzaga, Blake Lee, Vanessa Lengies, Andrew Santino, Frankie Shaw, and Katie Simses) look for love at a Manhattan bar called "Mix."
  • The Americans: Season 2 is released. Paige (Holly Taylor) becomes suspicious of her parents in the second season of the espionage drama.
  • GAMING: XBOX 360
  • Pac-Man Museum for Xbox 360 is released. PAC-MAN, the yellow 80's icon with a voracious appetite that has transcended generation upon generation of gamers, stars in this nostalgia-packed collection of games. In the game, players will need to skilfully dodge and juke troublesome ghosts while gobbling up all the pac-dots and power pellets lying in their path. PAC-MAN MUSEUM will include classic PAC-MAN titles as well as newer arcade releases, allowing gamers to play through the evolution of PAC-MAN from his humble beginnings from 1980 through 2008's critically acclaimed PAC-MAN Championship Edition and 2010's arcade smash-hit PAC-MAN Battle Royale.


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