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Today in the World Countries

  • Martyrs' Day is being celebrated in Panama
  • Republic Day (RS) is being celebrated in Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • People born on this day are Capricorn as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Chef Schwarz, Chef, born in Mexico.
  • Daruma_1_1, Cosplayer, born in Japan.
  • David Duckham, English rugby union outside back (36 Tests England,3 British & Irish Lions; Coventry RFC), who died from a heart condition at 76.

On this day in 2022

  • Fire in a Bronx, New York, residential high rise kills 17 and injures 63.
  • At least 200 people killed and 10,000 displaced by armed bandits in northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara, after military raids on their hideouts, amid continuing struggle for order in the region.
  • Bob Saget, American comedian, actor (Full House), and TV host (America's Funniest Home Video), who died of head trauma at 65.
  • Bob Shearer, Australian golfer, course designer (4 x PGA Tour of Australia Order of Merit), who died from a heart attack at 73.
  • Dwayne Hickman, American actor (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis; How to Stuff a Wild Bikini), and network executive, who died of complications from Parkinson's disease at 87.
  • James Mtume [Forman], American Grammy Award-winning jazz and R& B percussionist, songwriter, record producer (Mile Davis,1971-75; "Juicy Fruit"), social activist, and radio personality, who died at 76.
  • Maria Ewing, American opera mezzo-soprano singer (Metropolitan Opera,1976-97), who died at 71.
  • Pivoting: Season 1 is released. The death of the childhood friend of Amy (Eliza Coupe), Jodie (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Sarah (Maggie Q) causes the three best friends to make big and spontaneous changes to their lives in this comedy series written by Liz Astrof.
  • The Righteous Gemstones: Season 2 is released. The Gemstone family and its televangelist empire is in danger with the return of someone from their past and an outsider looking to take them down in the second season of the Danny McBride comedy.
  • Euphoria: Season 2 is released. Rue tries to deal with addiction, relationships, and loss in the second season of the teen drama.
  • All Creatures Great and Small (2021): Season 2 is released. The animal adventures continue for James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph), Siegfried (Samuel West) and Tristan Farnon (Callum Woodhouse) with Patricia Hodge taking over the role of Mrs. Pumphrey.[Premiered originally in the UK on Channel 5 on 16 Sep 2021; set to air in the US as part of PBS's Masterpiece in 2022]

On this day in 2021

  • China places two cities, Shijiazhuang and Xingtai, under lockdown after over 130 cases of COVID-19 pandemic reported.
  • Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 crashes in the Java Sea just after take off from Jakarta, Indonesia, killing all 62 on board.
  • Vivalyn Latty-Scott, West Indian women's cricket all-rounder (10 Tests,25 wickets; Jamaica), who died at 82.
  • Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Russian physicist, who died at 101.

On this day in 2020

  • Bobby Comstock, American pop-rock singer (The Counts - "Let's Stomp"), who died at 78.
  • Roscoe Nance, American sportswriter (USA Today; Mississippi’s first African American sportswriter at mainstream newspaper), who died at 71.
  • Pete Dye, American golf course designer (TPC at Sawgrass, Crooked Stick, Oakwood CC), who died of Alzheimer's disease at 94.
  • Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne for PC is released. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is the highly anticipated massive expansion to Monster Hunter: World, the best-selling Capcom title of all time with more than 12 million units shipped worldwide adding to the series total of more than 53 million units to date. This gargantuan follow-up rivals the gameplay volume from the original release and features a new icy setting, storyline, monsters, gameplay options, and more.The game's all-new story picks up after Monster Hunter: World and whisks hunters away to the newly discovered chilly locale that, once fully explored, becomes the largest region in World so far. The new locale is home to several new and returning monsters ready to challenge hunters throughout their expeditions and raises the stakes with the added higher difficulty Master Rank. Iceborne continues the skill-based progression and robust crafting system found in World and expands that with several new gameplay features that broaden the player's combat repertoire. All this leads to the ultimate hunter test against the mysterious new flagship monster, Velkhana.
  • AO Tennis 2 for PC is released. AO Tennis 2 is the only tennis experience designed for and by its community. Create your own players, stadiums and legendary matches. Enter the competition to reach the top of world tennis in Career Mode.
  • 140 for Switch is released. At its heart 140 is an old-school platformer set in a world of abstract colorful graphics, but it has a musical twist. You’ll need to overcome obstacles that are controlled by an energetic, yet melancholic electronic soundtrack - meaning you’ll need a heightened sense of rhythm to sync up your every move and jump to the music.
  • THOTH for Switch is released. From the creator of the award-winning '140' comes THOTH, an intense and challenging arcade shooter. Each stage will put your puzzle solving and finesse to the test, as the arena changes, surprising you with new mechanics to wrap your mind around.

On this day in 2019

  • California's monarch butterfly count drops by 86% according to 2018 census.
  • Car manufacture Hyundai unveils a model of a proposed walking car, for first responders, in Las Vegas.
  • Joseph Howze, American Roman Catholic bishop,1st African American Bishop to be appointed in 20th century, who died at 95.
  • Schooled: Season 1 is released. The spinoff of The Goldbergs set in the 1990s follows the faculty of William Penn Academy, which includes Principal Glascott (Tim Meadows), new music teacher and WP alum Lainey Lewis (AJ Michalka), Coach Mellor (Bryan Callen) and Charlie "CB"Brown (Brett Dier).
  • US President Donald Trump makes Oval Office address live on TV over government shutdown and border wall.

On this day in 2018

  • Mudslides sweep away 100 houses in Montecito, California, killing at least 20, on land stripped bare by recent fires.
  • Former White House strategist Steve Bannon leaves Breitbart News after his criticism of the White House in "Fire and the Fury" book.
  • Swimmer and 12-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte weds model Kayla Rae Reid in Florida.
  • Little Red Lie for PlayStation 4 is released. Little Red Lie is a narrative-focused, interactive fiction experience that reduces the traditional nine-verb adventure game structure down to a single, context-dependent interaction: lie.
  • Odvar Nordli,21st Prime Minister of Norway (Labour: 1976-81), who died at 90.
  • President Trump cancels program allowing 200,000 San Salvadoreans temporary status to live in the US.
  • Terence Marsh, British production designer (Oliver!, Dr. Zhivago, Spaceballs), who died of cancer at 86.
  • Tommy Lawrence, Scottish football player and goalkeeper (Liverpool, Tranmere Rovers), who died at 77.
  • Karin von Aroldingen, German ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co), who died at 76.

On this day in 2017

  • Melody Amadea, Instagram Star, born in Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Zygmunt Bauman, Polish-born sociologist (Modernity and the Holocaust), who died at 91.
  • Warren Allen Smith, American gay rights activist and writer, who died at 95.
  • Teresa Ann Savoy, British actress in Italian films (Caligula; Salon Kitty), who died of cancer at 61.
  • College Football National Championship, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa: #2 Clemson beats #1 Alabama,35-31.

On this day in 2016

  • Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Australian Nick Kyrgios beats Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine 6-3,6-4 for an unassailable 2-0 lead and the home nation's second title.
  • Stars paid tribute to Motorhead frontman Lemmy at his funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Slash from Guns N' Roses, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich from Metallica, Judas Priest singer Rob Halford and Anthrax frontman Scott Ian. all spoke at the service. Lemmy's bass guitar was plugged in to a stack of amplifiers and the volume turned up, with the congregation applauding as feedback from the speakers filled the chapel..
  • Anahita Hashemzade, Instagram Star, born in Iran.
  • Ed Stewart, British DJ and broadcaster (Crackerjack), who died of a stroke at 74.

On this day in 2015

  • Darren Partington, a member of 1980s and '90s acid house pioneers 808 State, was jailed for 18 months for dealing heroin and crack cocaine. The court was told how Partington was pressured into dealing drugs after getting into debt with his own dealer..
  • It's All So Quiet is released. Helmer, a single farmer in his fifties, lives with his aged, bedridden father in the Dutch countryside. His working days are marked by the visits of milk collector Johan, a man of his own age for whom Helmer holds a secret fascination. One day Helmer decides to renovate the house, buying himself a new double bed and moving his father upstairs. His life gains even more momentum when adolescent farmhand Henk comes to help him out. [Big World Pictures]
  • Farewell, Herr Schwarz is released. Siblings Michla and Feiv'ke Schwarz survived the Holocaust but never reunited after the war. Michla moved to the soon-to-be-founded Jewish state in the Middle East and started a family there. Her brother Feiv'ke, presumed dead, returned to East Germany, married a German woman and inexplicably lived amidst the concentration camp ruins where he was once a prisoner. The Israeli and German sides to the family lived unaware of each other for half a century until first time filmmaker Yael Reuveny probed exactly what happened to her family in 1945. [Kino Lorber]
  • Dark Summer is released. While home alone under house arrest, a teenager undergoes a terrifying brush with the supernatural.
  • Beloved Sisters is released. Starting in 1788, rebellious poet Friedrich Schiller (Florian Stetter) and two penniless sisters experience an unforgettable period which will eventually bind them forever. Unhappily married Caroline von Beulwitz (Herszsprung) and her shy sister Charlotte von Lengefeld (Confurius) take their oath to share everything. Schiller marries Charlotte so they may pursue their ménage à trois under the guise of convention, and Caroline, whose novel is published anonymously by Schiller, leaves her husband. The fragile equilibrium of their love triangle becomes unhinged when she gets pregnant but Schiller is determined to fight for both sisters. [Music Box Films]
  • Something, Anything is released. When a tragedy shatters her plans for domestic bliss, a seemingly typical Southern newlywed (Ashley Shelton) gradually transforms into a spiritual seeker, quietly threatening the closest relationships around her.
  • Preservation is released. A camping trip for Mike (Aaron Staton) and his wife Wit (Wrenn Schmidt) takes an unexpected turn when they're joined by Mike's ex-military brother, Sean (Pablo Schreiber). With Sean unhinged from his stint in the military, and Mike distracted by career ambition, this was not the romantic getaway Wit was hoping for. But when the trio is threatened by an unseen menace, and the hunters become the hunted, Wit must unleash her own animal instincts to survive.
  • When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism is released. In the midst of his latest production, director Paul (Bogdan Dumitrache) must convince Alina (Diana Avramut), an actress with whom he's having an affair, to do a nude scene. Unable to convince her and having his own creative doubts, Paul fakes an ulcer to delay shooting.
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  • Taken 3 is released. Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his “particular set of skills, ” to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now – his daughter. [20th Century Fox]
  • The World Made Straight is released. In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, young and rebellious Travis Shelton (Jeremy Irvine) finds himself ensnared in the violence of the past and the subtle evils of the present.
  • Predestination is released. A Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) is sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time and prevent a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost.
  • Funk of Titans for Xbox One is released. Funk of Titans was developed by the indie developer A Crowd of Monsters, and is a fast-paced side-scrolling platformer in which you are tasked to defeat the Music Titans in the name of funk by Zeus himself. As Perseus (wielder of Funk-Fu) you will accomplish this difficult task via 40+ levels through 3 different worlds of music: Pop, Rap, and Rock. The Pagan Titans and Music Gods stand in your way, so grab your knife, steel your heart, and let's get funky.

On this day in 2014

  • Rolling Stone magazine published their Readers Poll: The 10 Greatest Double Albums of All Time. The top 5 were: 5. Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti - Bruce Springsteen - The River,3. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street 2. Pink Floyd - The Wall, and winning the poll was The Beatles - The White Album..
  • 5 people are killed in a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant, Yokkaichi, Japan.
  • Taliban suicide car bomb assassinates senior police officer Chaudhry Aslam and kills three others in Pakistan, Pakistan.
  • Jackson Mecham, YouTube Star, born in Utah.
  • Dale T. Mortensen, American economist and Nobel laureate, who died at 74.
  • Amiri Baraka. American poet, actor, activist.
  • The Spoils of Babylon: Season 1 is released. The six-episode comedy miniseries parodies the epic miniseries of the 1970s-80s with author Eric Jonrosh (Will Ferrell) introducing each episode of his epic about the Morehouse family including oil baron Jonas (Tim Robbins), his daughter Cynthia (Kristen Wiig), his stepson Devon (Tobey Maguire), Cynthia's son Winston (Haley Joel Osment), Cynthia's husband Chet Halner (Michael Sheen), and Devon's wife Lady Anne York (voiced by Carey Mulligan).
  • Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder for 3DS is released. Become one of the worlds best tiny robot helpers by doing your part to open a new museum. Collect Happy Points by vaccuming, picking up trash, and helping a cast of colorful characters, and then use those Happy Points to purchase special film that lets you photograph real-world objects and transport them into the game for the museums displays!Mr. Curator wants to immortalize objects from your day-to-day life, and its Chibi-Robos job to collect them! Lead Chibi-Robo on a scavenger hunt, taking photos of real-world objects with the Nintendo 3DS Camera so that he can transport them into his world for the museums collection. Along the way, youll meet eclectic characters who need Chibi Robos help, like a sushi-slinging squid, a high-flying super hero, and an eccentric pair of chefs. The more happiness you spread, the faster your quest for exhibits can progress. Just make sure Chibi-Robo doesnt run out of watts. Hes a tiny robot, after all.-Be the best mini robo-helper you can be-Clean up and play games with a cast of characters-Use the Nintendo 3DS Camera to go on a scavenger hunt-Transport real-world objects into the game world by taking photos of them
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for PC is released. Metal Gear Solid Rising makes its way to the PC and features Raiden as a playable character.
  • Yaya Toure wins African Footballer of the Year.


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