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Today in the World Countries

  • Democracy and National Unity Day is being celebrated in Turkey
  • His Majesty the Sultan's Birthday is being celebrated in Brunei
  • Marine Day is being celebrated in Japan
  • Naadam Holiday is being celebrated in Mongolia
  • National Day Holiday is being celebrated in Montenegro
  • President's Day is being celebrated in Botswana
  • People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Singer Ed Sheeran welcomes surprise guest Eminem for two duets during his concert at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Mz Nyra, Model, born in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Richard Ahumada, Rapper, born in Mexico.
  • Actor Dylan Sprouse and model Barbara Palvin marry in Hungary.
  • Billy MacMillan, Canadian NHL hockey right wing,1970-77 (Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlanta Flames, NY Islanders), and coach,1980-84 (Colorado Rockies/New Jersey Devils). dies at 80.
  • Argentine footballer Lionel Messi officially signs for Inter Miami for 2 1/2 years, with salary between $50 million and $60 million a year.

On this day in 2022

  • Elton John kicks off the North American leg of his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour"at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Koazy Darlington, Family Member, born in England.
  • Georgi Yartsev, Russian soccer forward (5 caps USSR; FC Spartak Moscow) and manager (Russia; Spartak, Dynamo, Torpedo Moscow), who died at 74.
  • Earwig is released. Albert is employed to look after Mia, a girl with teeth of ice. Mia never leaves their apartment, where the shutters are always closed. The telephone rings regularly and the Master enquires after Mia’s well-being. Until the day Albert is instructed that he must prepare the child to leave.
  • Costa Brava, Lebanon is released. In the not-so-distant future, the free-spirited Badri family have escaped the toxic pollution and social unrest of Beirut by seeking refuge in an idyllic mountain home. Without warning, the government starts to build a garbage landfill right outside their fence, intruding on their domestic utopia and bringing the trash and corruption of a whole country to their doorstep. As the landfill rises, so does tension in the household, revealing a long-simmering division between those family members who wish to defend or abandon the mountain oasis they have built.
  • Anonymous Club is released. Shot on vivid 16mm film over a three-year period, Anonymous Club chronicles notoriously shy, Melbourne-based musician Courtney Barnett’s ups and downs on the world tour for her album Tell Me How You Really Feel. Featuring Barnett’s unguarded narration from her audio diary, recorded on a dictaphone provided by filmmaker Danny Cohen, the film delivers frank and unprecedented insight into Barnett’s creative process, the sacrifices and inner conflicts set in motion by fame, and the sometimes dark backdrop to her whimsical, relatably poetic compositions. [Oscilloscope]
  • She Will is released. An aging film star (Alice Krige) retreats to the Scottish countryside with her nurse (Kota Eberhardt) to recover from surgery. While there, mysterious forces of revenge emerge from the land where witches were burned.
  • Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is released. A widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own. After she works, starves and gambles to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris which will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of the House of Dior.
  • Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank is released. Hard-on-his-luck hound Hank (Michael Cera) finds himself in a town full of cats who need a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain's (Ricky Gervais) evil plot to wipe their village off the map. With help from a reluctant teacher (Samuel L. Jackson), our underdog must assume the role of town samurai and team up with the villagers to save the day. The only problem... cats hate dogs!
  • Persuasion is released. Living with her snobby family on the brink of bankruptcy, Anne Elliot (Dakota Johnson) is an unconforming woman with modern sensibilities. When Frederick Wentworth (Cosmo Jarvis)—the dashing one she let get away—crashes back into her life, Anne must choose between putting the past behind her or listening to her heart when it comes to second chances. Adapted from the Jane Austen novel. [Netflix]
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The Gray Man is released. When the CIA's most skilled operative--whose true identity is known to none--accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets, a psychopathic former colleague puts a bounty on his head, setting off a global manhunt by international assassins.
  • Where the Crawdads Sing is released. Kya is an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world; but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh.
  • Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down is released. Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down tells the extraordinary story of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, her relentless fight to recover following an assassination attempt in 2011, and her new life as one of the most effective activists in the battle for gun violence prevention and in promoting understanding of the language condition aphasia. Featuring extensive verité filming of Gabby and her husband, astronaut-turned-Senator Mark Kelly; interviews with Barack Obama and other friends and colleagues; and exclusive access to stunning videos taken in the weeks following her near-death experience, this film is the story of a rising star transformed by an act of violence, and a close-up portrait of the marriage that sustains her.
  • Gone in the Night is released. Upon arriving at a remote cabin in the redwoods, Kath (Winona Ryder) and her boyfriend (John Gallagher Jr.) find a mysterious young couple (Owen Teague and Brianne Tju) already there — the rental has apparently been double-booked. With nowhere else to go, they decide to share the cabin with these strangers. When her boyfriend mysteriously disappears with the young woman, Kath becomes obsessed and enlists an unlikely supporter (Dermot Mulroney) with finding an explanation for their sudden breakup— but the truth is far stranger than she could have ever imagined.
  • Don't Make Me Go is released. When single father Max (John Cho) discovers he has a terminal disease, he decides to try and cram all the years of love and support he will miss with his teenage daughter Wally (Mia Isaac) into the time he has left with her. With the promise of long-awaited driving lessons, he convinces Wally to accompany him on a road trip from California to New Orleans for his 20th college reunion, where he secretly hopes to reunite her with her mother who left them long ago.
  • The Rehearsal: Season 1 is released. Nathan Fielder helps people "rehearse"major decisions and/or discussions with the aide of actors and realistic sets in this comedy series written and directed by Fielder.
  • 18 was released by Jeff Beck. The debut full-length release for the collaboration between Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp features 11 covers and two original songs.
  • World Wide Pop was released by Superorganism. The second full-length release for London-based indie pop band Superorganism features guest appearances from Boa Constrictors, Dylan Cartlidge, CHAI, Gen Hoshino, Stephen Malkmus, and Pi Ja Ma.
  • XI: Bleed Here Now was released by...And You Will Know Us the Trail of Dead. The 11th full-length release for Austin rock band...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead features guest appearances from Britt Daniel and Amanda Palmer.
  • The Other Side of Make-Believe was released by Interpol. The seventh full-length studio release for the New York rock band Interpol was produced by Flood and Alan Moulder.
  • Special was released by Lizzo. The fourth full-length studio release for Lizzo features contributions from Benny Blanco, Max Martin, Pop Wansel, Ricky Reed, and Mark Ronson.
  • Fear Fear was released by Working Men's Club. The second full-length release for British synth-rock band Working Men's Club was produced by Ross Orton.
  • Beatopia was released by Beabadoobee. The second full-length release for London-based singer-songwriter Beabadoobee features a guest appearance from PinkPantheress.
  • About Last Night... was released by Mabel. The second full-length release for British-Swedish pop artist Mabel features guest appearances from 24kGoldn, Galantis, Jax Jones, and Lil Tecca as well as production from Ilya, SG Lewis, MNEK, StarGate, and Steve Mac.
  • Gemini Rights was released by Steve Lacy. The second full-length solo studio release for producer/The Internet guitarist Steve Lacy features guest appearances from Fousheé and Matt Martians.
  • Hellfire was released by Black Midi. The third full-length release for British post-punk rock band Black Midi was produced by Marta Salogni.
  • LOUD for Switch is released. Slam down on those chords - the guitar riffs start now! Take a deep breath and step into a musical journey to make your dreams come true and become a real artist!Immerse yourself in the ultimate arcade guitar experience and get lost in its rhythmic beats and beautiful audiovisual effects.This is the story about Astrid - a teenage girl who’s not quite fond of this ‘growing up’ thing. We’ve all been there. To help take her mind off the mundane, she occupies her free time with her greatest love: music. Grab your broomstick and play to your heart’s content - your bedroom is your concert! Shred sick tunes as a radical garage band, throw air guitars in the subway or in a local pub, and join Astrid on a wild adventure to sign her first contract with a talent scout.

On this day in 2021

  • Devastating floods linked to climate change sweep through towns in western Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, after record rainfall, killing at least 188 people.
  • Andy Fordham, English darts player (BDO World Champion 2004), who died from organ failure at 59.
  • Dr. Death: Season 1 is released. Based on the podcast of the same name, the limited series tells the true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Joshua Jackson), a Dallas surgeon who left more than 30 patients dead or permanently injured until two doctors (Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater) and an Assistant District Attorney (AnnaSophia Robb) work to stop him.
  • Never Have I Ever: Season 2 is released. The second season of the Mindy Kaling coming-of-age series introduces new student Aneesa (Megan Suri).
  • The North Water: Season 1 is released. Set in the late 1850s, Patrick Sumner (Jack O'Connell), a disgraced ex-army surgeon finds a job as a doctor on an Arctic whaling ship where he faces not only harsh conditions but also violent crewmates including harpooner Henry Drax (Colin Farrell) in this drama miniseries based on Ian McGuire's novel of the same name.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector for PC is released. In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. Experience every bone-rattling explosion and soul-crushing charge in Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector, the definitive battle-scale game of turn-based strategy and fast-paced combat that takes you to the battlefields of the 41st Millenium. Experience an epic twenty mission single-player campaign that explores the aftermath of the Devastation of Baal. Help Sergeant Carleon and his allies purge the Tyranid infestation on Baal Secundus, and preserve the honour of the noble Blood Angels.
  • Streets of Rage 4: Mr. X Nightmare for PC is released. The fight continues in Wood Oak City. After the events of Streets of Rage 4, our heroes wanted to prepare themselves for future threats. Axel, Blaze and their mates will start a very special deranged training with the help of Dr. Zan, who built an AI program from the remnants of Mister X’s brain that simulates every kind of danger they could be facing.With this new DLC, get ready for:• 3 new playable characters• A new Survival mode with weekly challenges• Character customization: build your own fighting style with new moves• New weapons and enemies!
  • Risk System for Switch is released. In the distant future, humanity has discovered a method to replicate matter through the use of a Dimensional Gate. Industry is revolutionized overnight and a short period of chaos gives way to all warring factions uniting under a common banner.A few years pass and the peace brought about by Gate Technology crumbles once a new threat appears; a race of energy parasites that have crossed through the Dimensional Gate by mimicking the very materials humanity had believed they were replicating. Mankind is quickly overtaken as their technology is turned against them and the energy emitted by the parasites begins to take control of those exposed.In an act of desperation, the experimental RSK9 is constructed, a ship made of Pre-Gate materials and technology with the ability to absorb parasite energy and use it to power its incredible arsenal. Piloting the RSK9 is Alys, an ace pilot previously missing in action that has returned seemingly immune to parasite control. Her skill and resistance to the parasite energies influence make her the only pilot capable of preventing the extinction of mankind.
  • Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective for Switch is released. A terrible crime has been committed at the Opera City Museum! Mr. X, Pierre's sworn enemy, has stolen and fled with the Maze Stone, a magical artefact that turns everything around it into a labyrinth. Under the call of the Opera City Museum, Pierre must undertake a new adventure that will lead him from the museum, to the city streets, to a castle in the sky, a haunted mansion and much more! There is no time to lose, lest the whole world turns into a maze!Adapted from the bestselling children's book series Pierre The Maze Detective, play as Pierre in this adventure/puzzle game and recover the stolen Maze Stone. Journey through breathtakingly hand-drawn illustrations, meet eccentric characters, and solve puzzles to save Opera City!
  • Dennis Murphy, American sports entrepreneur (co-founder American Basketball Ass'n, World Hockey Ass'n, original World Team Tennis, Roller Hockey International), who died at 94.

On this day in 2020

  • Heavy monsoon flooding in Indian north-eastern state of Assam affects more than 2 million people, kills more than 50.
  • Roy Mcgraw, Race Car Driver.
  • Travell Mazion, American boxer (WBC-NABF super welterweight title 2020), who died in a car accident at 24.
  • Intelligence (2020): Season 1 is released. NSA agent Jerry Bernstein (David Schwimmer) is transferred to GCHQ, the UK's NSA-like equivalent. Computer analyst Joseph Harries (Nick Mohammed) helps Jerry in his attempt to take over control in this comedy written by Mohammed.[Premiered originally in the UK on 21 Feb 2020 on Sky One]
  • Brave New World: Season 1 is released. In the adaptation of Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel of the same name, the seemingly utopian life in New London is threatened by the arrival John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich), a man Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Brown Findlay) met while on vacation in the Savage Lands.
  • Fairy Tail for PC is released. Fight for Your Guild with Powerful Magical Abilities in FAIRY TAIL FAIRY TAIL, based on Hiro Mashima's best-selling manga and anime series of the same name, follows the spell-binding plot from "The Grand Magic Games"story arc -- enabling gamers to re-live, or experience for the first time, the exciting episodes of this fan-favorite storyline. Not only will they be able to experience stories previously told in the manga and anime, but they will even be able to enjoy never before seen story and quest elements.Throughout their journey, players will be able to form a party from a selection of over ten iconic characters, including: the fire dragon slayer, Natsu Dragneel; the celestial mage, Lucy Heartfilia; the ice-make mage, Gray Fullbuster; the fairy queen 'Titania', Erza Scarlet; and the young sky dragon slayer, Wendy Marvell. With a wealth of guild members to recruit to their party, players can form their own dream team even including an unlikely group of allies for their own unique adventure.The fiery and intense magical battles from the series are breathtakingly brought to life in FAIRY TAIL's environment; with a diverse range of magic available for the extraordinary characters to wield. Renowned moves from the series light up the screen, with some characters such as Natsu being able to take advantage of mode changes like utilizing the eye-popping Lightning Fire Dragon Mode. In addition, some guild members will be available to support in battle; including the Fairy Tail Guild Master, Makarov Dreyar, who can be called in to provide powerful aid on the battlefield.In FAIRY TAIL, completing battles and quests will not only level up party members, it will lead to character bonding scenarios, provide options to upgrade the guild, and eventually raise the 'Guild Rank' enabling players to take on more challenging missions in their quest to become the greatest guild in Fiore.
  • Louw de Graaf, Dutch politician and bureaucrat (Member of Parliament; Secretary of Social Affairs (VDA), who died at 90.

On this day in 2019

  • Tampa Bay catcher Travis d'Arnaud becomes first player in MLB history to hit 3 homers while catching and batting leadoff in the Rays'5-4 win over the NY Yankees.
  • Georges Harris, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2018

  • Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao stops WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in 7 in Kuala Lumpur for his first knockout in 9 years and 60th career victory.
  • Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Exmoor CC: Fijian Vijay Singh wins in a playoff with Jeff Maggert on 2nd extra hole.
  • 'November Rain' by Guns N’ Roses became the first '90s video to pass a billion views on YouTube. The next closest '90s video was ‘Zombie’ by The Cranberries, at 739 million..
  • 8-year-old girl finds pre-Viking-era sword in Vidostern lake, Sweden, internet proclaims her Queen of Sweden.
  • Michael Winstead, Race Car Driver.
  • Who Is America?: Season 1 is released. Sacha Baron Cohen returns to television with a new satirical series.
  • FIFA World Cup Final, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia: Former captain Didier Deschamps becomes only the 3rd man to win the event as a player and coach as France beats Croatia,4-2.

On this day in 2017

  • Australian Justine Damond killed by Minneapolis police officer after calling 911 for a disturbance.
  • Martin Landau, American actor (Ed Wood; North By Northwest; Mission Impossible; Space 1999), who died at 89.
  • Babe Parilli, American football player, who died at 87.

On this day in 2016

  • Attempted military coup in Turkey fails, nearly 300 killed,6,000 then arrested.
  • " Stranger Things" debuts on Netflix created by the Duffer Brothers, starring Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown.
  • "Stranger Things"debuts on Netflix created by the Duffer Brothers, starring Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Natalia Dyer and Millie Bobby Brown.
  • Qandeel Baloch, Model.
  • Phantom Boy is released. Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city’s power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo’s phantom powers and Alex’s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction. [Gkids]
  • Equals is released. Nia and Silas (Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult) work together in a futuristic society known as “The Collective.” A seemingly utopian world, “The Collective” has ended crime and violence by genetically eliminating all human emotions. Despite this, Nia and Silas can’t help noticing a growing attraction between them, leading them to a forbidden relationship—at first tentative, but then exploding into a passionate romance. As suspicion begins to mount among their superiors, the couple will be forced to choose between going back to the safety of the lives they have always known, or risk it all to try and pull off a daring escape. [A24]
  • Lucha Mexico is released. Focusing on a fascinating group of luchadores/performers, like Shocker (or 1000% Guapo), Jon "Strongman"Andersen, Blue Demon Jr., Fabian El Gitano and El Hijo Del Perro Aguayo, among many others, Lucha Mexico reveals what it takes to succeed in the Lucha Libre business ­– also capturing the excitement over this unique mix of brawling, entertainment and acrobatics.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Ghostbusters is released. Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today.
  • Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party is released. Dinesh D'Souza analyzes the history of the Democratic Party and what he thinks are Hillary Clinton's true motivations.
  • Café Society is released. A young man (Jesse Eisenberg) arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry. There, he falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.
  • Outlaws and Angels is released. When outlaws on the lam invade the home of an unsuspecting, seemingly innocent, frontier family to hide out for the night, an unexpected game of cat and mouse ensues, leading to seduction, role reversal, and ultimately, bloody revenge.
  • Stranger Things: Season 1 is released. Set in Indiana, a young boy named Will (Noah Schnapp) disappears into thin air in 1983 and the search for him that includes Will's best friend Mike (Finn Wolfhard), leads to top secret experiments and a strange little girl (Millie Brown) in the woods.
  • You Got Me Singing was released by Amanda Palmer. The covers album from Amanda Palmer and her father Jack was produced with Joe Costa.
  • Youth Authority was released by Good Charlotte. The first new studio release in six years for the pop-punk band led by Joel and Benji Madden was produced by John Feldmann and features guest appearances from Sleeping With Sirens's Kellin Quinn and Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil.
  • We're All Somebody from Somewhere was released by Steven Tyler. The Aerosmith frontman goes country on his first solo release features production from T Bone Burnett, Dan Huff, Marti Frederiksen, Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston as well as a cover of "Janie's Got a Gun."
  • Apache was released by Aaron Neville. The latest solo release for the multiple Grammy award-winner was produced by Eric Krasno.
  • Coolaid was released by Snoop Dogg. The 14th full-length studio release for the Long Beach rapper features guest appearances from E-40, Jazze Pha, Jeremih, October London, Suga Free, Swizz Beatz, Too $hort, Trick Trick, and Wiz Khalifa.
  • Cistern was released by Jherek Bischoff. The second full-length release for the California composer/multi-instrumentalist was recorded in part in an empty two million gallon underground water tank.
  • Love & Hate was released by Michael Kiwanuka. The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Danger Mouse.
  • Loud Hailer was released by Jeff Beck. The first studio release in six years for the the British guitarist was produced with Filippo Cimatti and features Rosie Bones and Carmen Vandenberg.
  • 32 Levels was released by Clams Casino. The debut full-length studio release for the hip-hop producer features guest appearances from A$AP Rocky, Sam Dew, Mikky Ekko, Samuel T. Herring, Kelela, Lil B, Joe Newman, Vince Staples, and Kelly Zutrau.
  • Monster Hunter Generations for 3DS is released. Monster Hunter Generations is the most customizable Monster Hunter experience to date, and serves as a fitting tribute to the last decade of the series with a blend of brand new areas and monsters, and returning fan-favorites that have been updated and adapted to the newest generation of gameplay. Monster Hunter Generations introduces new gameplay mechanics including Styles and Hunter Arts that can further refine a very personalized playstyle. Mount monsters from mid-air using the Aerial style or make the most out of the advantageous Hunter Arts abilities with the Striker style. Hunter Arts are visually striking, indispensable combat skills and power-ups that hunters using any style or weapon can equip. Along the hunter's journey, players must defend each of the game's four villages from new major threats—the Fated Four. With hundreds of quests in store, there are tons of challenges to tackle in a solo adventure, and also via local or online play with up to three other hunters. [Nintendo]
  • ADR1FT for PlayStation 4 is released. ADR1FT is an immersive First Person Experience (FPX) that recounts the story of an astronaut in danger. Floating quietly within the wreckage of a destroyed space station with no memories and a critically damaged EVA suit, the lone survivor struggles to understand the cause of the catastrophic event that killed everyone on board. The player must fight to stay alive by exploring the wreckage for precious resources and overcome the challenges of the unforgiving environment to repair the damaged emergency escape vehicle and safely return home. [505 Games]
  • Kerbal Space Program for Xbox One is released. Kerbal Space Program puts you in charge of the recently launched space program for a fun & clever alien race – the Kerbals. These little guys are counting on you to build spaceships, rockets & vehicles that can take off & hold on during COOL space travel missions, without hurting them in the process. []
  • In what they famously describe as a 'conscious uncoupling, ' Chris Martin of Coldplay and actress Gwyneth Paltrow officially divorce after more than ten years of marriage..
  • Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and singer Chris Martin divorce after 12 years of marriage.

On this day in 2015

  • Robbie Williams announces he is returning to boy band Take That.
  • Carter Wright, Family Member, born in Australia.
  • Lauren Yong, Instagram Star, born in Singapore.
  • Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), who died at 97.
  • Alan Curtis, American harpsichordist, musicologist and conductor, who died at 80.
  • Court is released. An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the “people’s poet, ” is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker to commit suicide. His trial is a ridiculous and harrowing display of institutional incompetence, with endless procedural delays, coached witnesses for the prosecution, and obsessive privileging of arcane colonial law over reason and mercy. [Zeitgeist Films]
  • Impastor: Season 1 is released. Buddy Dobbs (Michael Rosenbaum) is on the run from a loan shark, when he steals someone's identity and ends up in a small-town posing as their new gay pastor.
  • The Jim Gaffigan Show: Season 1 is released. Jim Gaffigan is a stand-up comedian juggling life as a father of five children and making a living as a comedian in this sitcom originally developed for NBC/CBS.
  • Tachyon Project for Xbox One is released. In Tachyon Project you take control of Ada, a software program that has taken conscience and that was designed to hack into the most secure servers on Earth. After some rather mysterious events, Ada is thrown out of the test server where it was living and out into the Internet, but when she tries to go back there she finds she's unable to. She'll then start a journey to uncover the truth behind what happened to her creators, which she considers her parents. In the process she'll find out that things were a bit more complex than she initially thought. Tachyon Project is a dual stick shooter where we've taken concepts from the classic shoot'em up genre and tried to adapt them to the dual stick shooter genre. In Tachyon Project the player will find the gameplay versatility and speed traditional to dual stick shooters but with the variability in weapons and enemies that you usually find in shoot'em ups. The variety of weapons, secondary weapons and perks allow for hundreds of combinations for your ship. [Eclipse Games]
  • Wan Li, Chinese reform politician, who died at 98.

On this day in 2014

  • Israel announces it has officially voted to accept the ceasefire proposed by Egypt; Hamas reject, saying they were not consulted.
  • Jason Mraz releases his fifth studio album, "Yes!".
  • The Hotwives of Orlando: Season 1 is released. The parody series based on Bravo's "Real Housewives"franchise follows the lives of trophy wife Tawny St. John (Casey Wilson), Bible thumpber Crystal Simmons (Angela Kinsey), her former child-star sister Amanda Simmons (Kristen Schaal), British housewife Veronica Von Vandervon (Andrea Savage), entrepreneur Phenomenon "Phe Phe"Reed (Tymberlee Hill), and New Jersey native Shauna Maducci (Danielle Schneider).
  • Matador: Season 1 is released. DEA agent Tony "Matador"Bravo (Gabriel Luna) is recruited by the CIA and goes undercover as a professional soccer player with the L.A. Riot soccer team owned by billionaire Andres Galan (Alfred Molina).
  • Model of You was released by Cloud Boat. The second full-length release for the British duo of Sam Ricketts and Tom Clarke was produced by Andy Savours.
  • Passerby was released by Luluc. The second full-length release for the duo of Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett was co-produced with the National's Aaron Dessner.
  • Terms of My Surrender was released by John Hiatt. The latest release of acoustic blues from the veteran singer-songwriter was produced by Doug Lancio.
  • The Black Market was released by Rise Against. The seventh full-length studio release for the Chicago punk band was produced by Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore.
  • The Phoenix was released by Fhloston Paradigm. The debut full-length release for King Britt as Fhloston Paradigm combines electronic music with science fiction movie soundtrack elements.
  • Shattered was released by Reigning Sound. The first release since 2009's Love and Curses for the garage rock band led by Greg Cartwright is also its first on the Merge label.
  • Strange Desire was released by Bleachers. The debut solo project for fun.'s Jack Antonoff was co-produced by John Hill and features guest appearances from Grimes and Yoko Ono.
  • World Peace Is None of Your Business was released by Morrissey. The 10th solo studio release for the British indie singer-songwriter was produced by Joe Chiccarelli and recorded in France.
  • Jungle was released by Jungle. This is the debut full-length release for the British indie funk band formed by Tom McFarland and Joshua Lloyd-Watson.
  • L'Aventura was released by Sébastien Tellier. The sixth full-length release for the French pop artist was influenced by Brazilian music.
  • Liminal was released by The Acid. The debut full-length release for the trio of DJ Adam Freeland, Steve Nalepa, and Ry X features sounds and influences from bass, field recordings, rock, and pop music.
  • Mandatory Fun was released by Weird Al Yankovic. The latest release for the musical humorist "Weird Al"Yankovic features parodies of songs sung by Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Robin Thicke, and Pharrell Williams.
  • Honeyblood was released by Honeyblood. The debut full-length release for the Scottish indie pop duo of Stina Tweeddale and Shona McVicar was produced by Peter Katis.
  • Hard Believer was released by Fink. The sixth full-length release for the folk band led by Fin Greenall was produced by Billy Bush.
  • Complete Surrender was released by Slow Club. The third full-length release for the British indie pop duo of Rebecca Taylor and Charles Watson was produced by Colin Elliot.
  • Conversations was released by Woman's Hour. The debut full-length release for the London-based quartet was produced by Tom Morris.
  • Ex was released by Plastikman. The first Plastikman release from Richie Hawtin since 2003 was created for the Guggenheim's International Gala.
  • Abyss Odyssey for PC is released. From indie Chilean developer ACE Team comes a new side-scrolling action adventure game featuring a complex fighting engine in procedurally generated levels that destines its three warriors to battle a different abyss each time.
  • Wayward Manor for PC is released. Neil Gaiman & Wayward Manor invite you to jump into the afterlife of a disgruntled ghost, trying to reclaim his house from its newfound owners.
  • Crimsonland for PlayStation 4 is released. Thousands of aliens, giant spiders, mutant lizards, and more are on the attack - can you survive the onslaught? Crimsonland is a top-down shooter with a touch of RPG. Unlock over 30 weapons and over 50 perks from quirky to brutal. Complete the quest and show your skills in five survival modes.
  • James MacGregor Burns, American political writer (The Lion & the Fox), who died at 95.


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