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Today in the World Countries

  • Waitangi Day is being celebrated in New Zealand
  • People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Powerful earthquakes strike Turkey and Syria, first 7.8 magnitude at 4.15am 23 kilometers east of Nurdagi, second 7.5 magnitude at 1:24pm with many strong aftershocks causing buildings to collapse. Death toll 59,000 in Turkey,8,000 Syria.
  • Billy Thomson, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; St Mirren 206 games, Dundee United), who died at 64.

On this day in 2022

  • Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking seventy years on the throne.
  • NFL Pro Bowl, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada: AFC beats NFC,41-35; MVPs: Justin Herbert, QB LA Chargers; Maxx Crosby, DE LV Raiders.
  • Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson declares a state of emergency over a trucker protest against a covid vaccination mandate on the US-Canada border.
  • Lata Mangeshkar, World Music Singer.
  • Abdelmalek Ali Messaoud, Algerian soccer defender (38 caps; USM Alger, USM Annaba), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 66.
  • George Crumb, American composer (Pulitzer Prize,1968 - Echoes of Time and the River; Vox Balaenae), and educator, who died at 92.
  • Henry Thillberg, Swedish soccer midfielder (22 caps; Malmö FF), who died from heart failure at 91.
  • Ronnie Hellström, Swedish soccer goalkeeper (77 caps; Hammarby IF,1. FC Kaiserslautern; Sweden Player of the Year 1971,78), who died at 72.
  • Frank McAtamney, New Zealand rugby union prop (1 Test; Otago 38 games), who died at 87.

On this day in 2021

  • Ken McCaffery, Australian rugby league centre (12 Tests; North Sydney; Queensland), broadcaster (9 Network) and administrator (North Sydney DRLFC), who died at 91.
  • George P. Schultz, American economist, and statesman (Secretary of State,1982-89; Secretary of the Treasury,1972-74), who died at 100.
  • Ezra Moseley, Barbadian cricket fast bowler (2 Tests; 9 ODIs, West Indies; Barbados; Glamorgan), who died in a road accident at 63.
  • Bruce Taylor, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (30 Tests,111 wickets; 2 x 100s), who died at 77.
  • Life in a Day 2020 is released. On July 25th,2020, people all over the world filmed their lives and shared their stories to be part of a documentary film. When all the submissions were tallied, the filmmakers had received over 300,000 videos from 192 countries. The result is a film about love, death, heartbreak, and hope that looks beyond geography and circumstance to explore what connects us as humans.

On this day in 2020

  • Date of the 1st COVID-19 pandemic related death in the US (confirmed by the CDC April 21).
  • Antarctica records high temperature of 64.9 F / 18.2 C at Esperanza, Argentina’s research station.
  • US astronaut Christina Koch completes the longest continuous spaceflight by a female astronaut after 328 days on the International Space Station, landing in Kazakhstan.
  • Lovelyn Burge, TikTok Star, born in Ames, IA.
  • Lynn Evans [Carolyn Hargate], American pop vocalist (The Chordettes - "Mr. Sandman" ; "Lollipop"), who died of a stroke at 95.
  • Peter Argetsinger, Race Car Driver.
  • Nello Santi, Italian opera conductor (Opernhaus Zürich; NY Metropolitan Opera), who died of a blood infection at 80.
  • Jan Liberda, Polish soccer forward (35 caps; Polonia Bytom), who died at 83.
  • Indebted: Season 1 is released. Dave (Adam Pally) and Rebecca (Abby Elliott) think their lives will be more normal now that the kids are a little older, but the arrival of Dave's parents (Fran Drescher and Steven Weber), who come to stay with them after going into debt, changes everything in this comedy from Dan Levy.
  • Interrogation: Season 1 is released. Detective David Russell (Peter Sarsgaard) arrests Eric Fisher (Kyle Gallner) is charged and convicted with brutally murdering his mother, but fights to prove he is innocent for the next 20 years in this based on a true story drama co-created by Anders Weidemann and John Mankiewicz.
  • Briarpatch: Season 1 is released. The first season of the crime anthology series from Sam Esmail and Andy Greenwald features a story based on the Ross Thomas novel of the same name. DC investigator Allegra Dill (Rosario Dawson) returns to her small Texas hometown to look into her police detective sister's death from a car bomb.
  • Katy Keene: Season 1 is released. The Riverdale spin-off set in New York City and years after Riverdale the series follows aspiring fashion designer Katy Keene (Lucy Hale) and singer-songwriter Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) as they pursue their dreams and becomes friends with socialite Pepper Smith (Julia Chan) and drag performer Ginger/Jorge Lopez (Jonny Beauchamp).
  • Tommy (2020): Season 1 is released. NYPD officer Abigail "Tommy"Thomas (Edie Falco) is hired to become the first female Chief of Police for the LAPD in this drama from Paul Attanasio.
  • Knights and Bikes for Switch is released. Knights And Bikes is a hand-painted action-adventure for 1 or 2 players, set on a British island in the 1980s. It's a coming-of-age story starring Nessa & Demelza, exploring the coasts of Penfurzy on their trusty bikes, looking for a legendary lost treasure in a Goonies-inspired tale of excitement, danger, fun and friendship.The two new friends, along with their pet-goose and the pickled-head of an undead knight, form the Penfurzy Rebel Bicycle Club, and are ready for anything this adventure throws at them. They pedal into danger to face threats head-on with frisbees, water-balloons, video game controllers and the powerful beats of an amplified boom-box.Along the way they'll stuff their pockets with trinkets and barter for bike upgrades, spurring them onward down the island's country lanes, windswept beaches, deep forests, modern attractions and ancient ruins. Together their friendship will create an adventure as big as their imaginations.
  • KUNAI for Switch is released. A traumatic event has shaken the balance of the world. Human life has been almost wiped out by the evil A.I. Lemonkus. Robots roam free across the earth. You take control of Tabby, a killer robot infused with the soul of an ancient warrior. A NINJA METROIDVANIA. Start out with nothing, progress and increase in strength by killing enemy robots to unlock abilities, weapons and ninja tricks. Explore a world filled with secrets, hidden passages and mysterious characters. KUNAI is all about movement and agility. Use your ninja mobility to reach places where no normal robot could ever go.
  • Code:Realize - Guardian of Rebirth for Switch is released. This all happened many, many years ago.The girl searched. Grass withered.The girl searched even harder. Flowers were the next to die.Even so, the girl continued her search. Eventually, the whole land rotted.The girl was a monster -- a lonely monster.This all happened many, many years ago.The poisonous girl who destroyed nature and man alike only sought one thing -- love.

On this day in 2019

  • Davido's "Fall" becomes longest-charting Nigerian pop song in US Billboard history.
  • Honeybees are able to add and substract and understand concept of zero according to research from RMIT University in Australia.
  • Quadriga, Canada's biggest cryptocurrency exchange is unable to get to $145 million of bitcoin assests after its CEO dies with its access passwords.
  • 2018 named the 4th warmest year on record according to NOAA and NASA, after 2016,2015, and 2017.
  • Jim Dunlop Sr., Entrepreneur.
  • Rosamunde Pilcher, English novelist (The Shell Seekers), who died at 94.
  • ASTRONEER for PC is released. Explore and reshape distant worlds. Astroneer is set during the 25th century’s Intergalactic Age of Discovery, where Astroneers explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives in harsh environments to unearth rare discoveries and unlock the mysteries of the universe. On this adventure, players can work together to build custom bases above or below ground, create vehicles to explore a vast solar system, and use terrain to create anything they can imagine. A player’s creativity and ingenuity are the key to seeking out and thriving while on exciting planetary adventures.
  • Salt and Sanctuary for Xbox One is released. A doomed sailor is shipwrecked on an uncharted island. In fog-shrouded valleys, where grinning, mossy corpses cling to rusted arms, shambling figures begin to stir. Beneath crumbling, salt-worn structures, labyrinthine passageways lead to unspeakable evil, long forgotten by man.Salt and Sanctuary seamlessly combines fast, brutal, and complex 2D combat with richly developed RPG mechanics. Discover, craft, and upgrade over 600 weapons, armor pieces, spells, and items as you explore a cursed realm of forgotten cities, blood-soaked dungeons, desecrated monuments, and the fallen lords they once celebrated.From Ska Studios, the award-winning indie studio behind a long list of stylistic, visceral, and brutally executed action titles that includes The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile, The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, and Charlie Murder, comes Salt and Sanctuary, the studios most ambitious title to date.
  • US President Donald Trump makes presidential State of Union address to Congress a week later than usual due to government shutdown.

On this day in 2018

  • Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo equals world record number of victories for a jockey - 12,844 in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Elon Musk's company SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy, world's most powerful rocket.
  • 6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Hualien County, Taiwan, leaving 10 dead and over 50 missing.
  • Hinata Hiropy, TikTok Star, born in Japan.
  • Dandara for PC is released. In a bizarre universe in which the oppressed are on the verge of oblivion, Dandara has awoken to reshape the world. The world of Salt hangs on the brink of collapse. The citizens, once free spirits, now stand oppressed and isolated. But not all is lost, for out of this aether of fear arises a heroine, a ray of hope. Her name is Dandara.
  • Bleed 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Bleed 2 is a relentless arcade action game featuring air-dodging, bullet-reflecting, and tons of bosses.
  • Shadow of the Colossus for PlayStation 4 is released. Tales speak of an ancient realm where Colossi roam the majestic landscape. Bound to the land, these creatures hold a key to a mystical power of revival – a power you must obtain to bring a loved one back to life.
  • Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition for Switch is released. In this 2D action game, you are part of the Mercenary Kings, the most skilled team of warriors-for-hire on Earth, but when your friends have fallen and the fearsome forces of CLAW have seized an island-wide top secret Laboratory Base, you have to do what it takes to stop them.
  • Polish president Andrzej Duda signs controversial Holocaust law, outlaws accusing Poles of complicity under Nazis.
  • Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declares state of emergency ordering arrest of two judges.
  • Joe Knollenberg, American politician (Rep-R-Michigan 1993-2009), who died at 84.
  • UN calls for ceasefire in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area by Syrian government troops after 40 people reportedly killed.

On this day in 2017

  • US Tax Court Judge Mark Holmes had always been puzzled by the rap at the end of Michael Jackson's Thriller, so when the star's former lawyer John Branca appeared in front of him, he took the opportunity to settle the matter. "What exactly does 'the funk of 40,000 years' mean?" "Karma, "answered Branca. The exchange came during the first day of a trial looking into Michael Jackson's debts to the taxman. The IRS claimed that Jackson's estate owed it over $700 million (£566 million) in taxes and penalties, a massive chunk of the star's estimated $1bn fortune.It put Jackson's team in the strange position of arguing the star was worth much less, after his image was tarnished by accusations of child molestation, skin bleaching and drug use..
  • Qatar Airways achieves the longest-ever commercial flight in service when its B777 aircraft lands in Auckland after a 16 hour and 23 minutes flight from Doha.
  • Henry Seewald, Family Member, born in Arkansas.
  • Alec McCowen, English actor (Frenzy), who died at 91.
  • " Professor" Irwin Corey, American comedian (Car Wash, Doc), who died at 102.
  • Roger Walkowiak, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1956), who died at 89.
  • Joost can der Westhuizen, South African rugby player, who died of motor neurone disease at 45.
  • Joost van der Westhuizen, South African rugby union halfback (89 Tests; Bulls), who died of motor neurone disease at 45.
  • APB: Season 1 is released. Billionaire Gideon Reeves (Justin Kirk) takes over the Chicago Police Department's 13th district and turns it into a private police force after his best friend is murdered with the help of officer Theresa Murphy (Natalie Martinez) and technical officer Ada Hamilton (Caitlin Stasey).
  • How to Survive 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. The zombie infection has turned into a worldwide pandemic. You find yourself in Louisiana and your survival chance starts by building a safe camp and becoming a skilled survivalist. Find water, food, and shelter — and talk to the unconventional locals to make your way around. []

On this day in 2016

  • Dan Hicks, American singer and songwriter (Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks), who died at 74.
  • Eddy Wally, Pop Singer.
  • EVOL was released by Future. The fourth full-length release from the Atlanta rapper features a guest appearance by The Weeknd and was a surprise release after announcing it two days prior.
  • Eighth Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by ABC, held in Goffstown, New Hampshire.

On this day in 2015

  • 46th NAACP Image Awards: "Selma" wins Outstanding Motion Picture.
  • Ziva Dhoni, Family Member, born in India.
  • Assia Djebar, Novelist.
  • André Brink, South African writer (Kennis van die aand - 1st Afrikaans book banned), who died at 79.
  • Enter the Dangerous Mind is released. A reclusive American composer with an online following has a tentative romance with a beautiful social worker. This offers a glimmer of hope, but his mind fractures as the voices in his head grow louder and more destructive.
  • 1971 is released. On March 8,1971, The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI, as they called themselves, broke into a small FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, took every file, and shared them with the American public. These actions exposed COINTELPRO, the FBI's illegal surveillance program that involved the intimidation of law-abiding Americans and helped lead to the country's first Congressional investigation of U.S. intelligence agencies. Never caught, forty-three years later, these everyday Americans – parents, teachers and citizens – publicly reveal themselves for the first time and share their story in the documentary 1971.
  • Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine is released. With never-before-seen photos and rare video footage, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine revisits the shocking case of Matthew Shepard, the gay young man who was tortured and murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history.
  • Mad As Hell is released. The Young Turks, one of the most popular online news shows in the world, has amassed a YouTube network of millions of subscribers and billions of views. But that wasn’t always the case. Mad As Hell documents the tumultuous, at times hilarious and altogether astonishing trajectory of Cenk Uygur, The Young Turks’ main host and founder, as he traverses from unknown Public Access TV host to internet sensation by way of YouTube. When he ventures into national television by landing the 6 PM timeslot on MSNBC, Cenk’s uncensored brand of journalism is compromised as he becomes a thorn in the side of traditional news media; his unwavering dedication to speaking the truth puts him at the very nexus of the battle between new and old media.
  • Outcast is released. When the heir of the Imperial throne becomes the target of an assassination by his despised older brother, the young prince must flee the kingdom and seek protection. His only hope for survival is a reluctant war-weary crusader named Jacob (Hayden Christensen), who must overcome his own personal demons and rally the assistance of a mythical outlaw known as The White Ghost (Nicolas Cage). Together they must fight side by side in an epic battle to return the prince to his rightful place on the throne.
  • Ballet 422 is released. New York City Ballet, under the artistic direction of Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins, boasts a roster of more than 90 elite dancers and a repertory of works by many of the greatest choreographers in the history of the art form. When 25-year-old NYCB dancer Justin Peck begins to emerge as a promising young choreographer, he is commissioned to create a new ballet for the Company’s 2013 Winter Season. With unprecedented access to an elite world, the film follows Peck as he collaborates with musicians, lighting designers, costume designers and his fellow dancers to create Paz de la Jolla, NYCB’s 422nd new ballet. [Magnolia Pictures]
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is released. SpongeBob goes on a quest to recover a stolen recipe that takes him to our world, where he tangles with a pirate.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Seventh Son is released. In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between supernatural forces and humankind. Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges), the last of the Falcon Knights, had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), many years ago, but now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory. In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. He has only until the next full moon to do what usually takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Man's only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.
  • Jupiter Ascending is released. Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
  • Love, Rosie is released. Since the moment they met at age 5, Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) have been best friends, facing the highs and lows of growing up side by side. A fleeting shared moment, one missed opportunity, and the decisions that follow send their lives in completely different directions. As each navigates the complexities of life, love, and everything in between, they always find their way back to each other - but is it just friendship, or something more?
  • The Voices is released. A disturbed factory worker (Ryan Reynolds) who hears advice from his pet dog and cat is implicated in the accidental death of his co-worker.
  • Norm Drucker, American basketball referee (NBA Supervisor of Officials 1977–81; ABA Supervisor of the Officials 1969–73), who died at 94.

On this day in 2014

  • Jay Leno ends his time on "The Tonight Show".
  • Jay Leno hosts "The Tonight Show" for the final time (NBC).
  • 64th Berlin International Film Festival: "Black Coal, Thin Ice" wins the Golden Bear.
  • Retro City Rampage DX for 3DS is released. A parody of the open-world action genre, Retro City Rampage takes modern game mechanics and mashes them into an authentic 8-bit experience. It's one half fast paced arcade game, the other half a hilarious story mode! It's all the driving and shooting you'd expect and a whole lot more! With missions that twist pages straight from classic game experiences, you get to re-live and rewrite history in a way only a modern anti-hero could! When it comes to enemies, weapons are only the beginning! Put on your boots and jump on their heads! Toss 'em around to knock the rest down! Become truly unstoppable with awesome power-ups! Through its world, characters and missions, Retro City Rampage lampoons the entire 8-bit era from its games to the TV, movies and pop culture!
  • The Taliban and Pakistani government begin peace negotiations.
  • Ralph Kiner, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL home run leader 1946–52; 6×MLB All-Star; Pittsburgh Pirates) and sportscaster (NY Mets), who died at 91.


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