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  • Day of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War is being celebrated in North Korea
  • Independence Day Holiday is being celebrated in Maldives
  • National Revolutionary Holiday is being celebrated in Cuba
  • People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • 170-carat pink diamond the "Lulo Rose, "thought to be largest discovered in 300 years, announced found in Angola.
    • DEATHS
    • Jaydayoungan, Rapper.
    • Mary Alice [Smith], American stage and screen actress (Fences - Tony Award,1987; I'll Fly Away - Emmy Award,1993; A Different World - "Lettie"), who died at 85 or 80 [year of birth disputed].
    • MOVIES: JULY 27 2022
    • We Met in Virtual Reality is released. Filmed entirely inside the world of virtual reality (VR), this immersive and revealing documentary roots itself in several unique communities within VR Chat, a burgeoning virtual reality platform. Through observational scenes captured in real-time, in true documentary style, the film reveals the growing power and intimacy of several relationships formed in the virtual world, many of which began during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, while so many in the physical world were facing intense isolation.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • Largest-ever repatriation of 17,000 looted Iraqi antiquities returned to Baghdad, including items from Hobby Lobby's Museum of the Bible and Cornell University.
    • Fiji retains Olympic Rugby Sevens title with 27-12 win over New Zealand in Tokyo; only second gold in the country's Olympic history.
    • Florida records its highest one-day total of COVID-19 pandemic cases since the start of the pandemic at 21,683.
    • China tests a missile with a hypersonic weapon system, later called “very close” to a Sputnik moment by a US general.
    • DEATHS
    • Mike Hendrick, English cricket fast bowler (30 Tests,87 wickets; 22 ODIs; Derbyshire CCC), who died from bowel cancer at 72.
    • Saginaw Grant, Native American character actor, hereditary chief of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma, musician, and U.S. Marine, who died at 85.
    • Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones - "Life Is But A Dream" ; “A Sunday Kind of Love”), who died of a heart attack at 91.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Samurai Warriors 5 for PC is released. Experience exhilarating action set in a dramatic historical setting in SAMURAI WARRIORS 5. As the latest numbered entry in the SAMURAI WARRIORS franchise, the story, characters, and visuals have been re imagined to set the stage for a thrilling new series. The story takes place after the Onin War during the golden age of the Sengoku period, and features a story that centers on the lives of two of the most representative military commanders of this era: Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi. Choose from a number of new and returning characters while utilising new abilities to take on evolving enemy forces. Experience electrifying Musou action like never before in SAMURAI WARRIORS 5!Features:* Experience an intense historical drama set during Japan's Sengoku period, told from the perspective of this era's foremost military commanders: Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi.* Both returning heroes and brand new characters have received re imagined designs in order to showcase the captivating world of the Sengoku period.* Enjoy exhilarating strategic action on an evolved battlefield. A total of 27 Samurai Warriors take to the battlefield.* Enemy forces continue to evolve as time passes in the story, making full use of a number of different military tactics to take on the player.
    • Blightbound for PC is released. Blightbound is a multiplayer dungeon crawler that tasks three heroes to venture down from their mountain refuge to face the abominations of the Blight - a mysterious and corrupting fog that enshrouds the land.
    • Hell Let Loose for PC is released. Hell Let Loose is a realistic World War Two first person shooter with open battles of 100 players with infantry, tanks, artillery, a dynamically shifting front line and a unique resource based strategic meta-game. This is World War Two at a scale you’ve never played before.
    • Dariusburst: Another Chronicle EX+ for PlayStation 4 is released. Taito's Darius series began with the titular arcade game, Darius, in 1986 and comprises numerous side-scrolling shooting games released in arcades, many of which were later ported to game consoles.This game is a port of the 2010 arcade game, DariusBurst Another Chronicle EX, including the final update and exclusive new features for this version.It adds the previously omitted Event Mode, with brand new events too, and also includes the Murakumo ship, playable across all modes.
    • NEO: The World Ends With You for PlayStation 4 is released. "Only the possibility of you can change our fate". A long-awaited new story in The World Ends with You series has arrived. Rindo comes to the grim realization that his life is on the line when he is forced to compete in the so-called "Reapers' Game."There's no telling how this tale will unfold—but it's up to you to find out! Put your psychic prowess to the test as you duke it out on the stylishly animated streets of Shibuya. Features: Delve into a vividly illustrated Shibuya, animated with style, music and monsters. Collect and wield hundreds of Psych abilities to battle surreal threats. Investigate the world around you and beat the "Reapers' Game"to survive.
    • Winds & Leaves for PlayStation 4 is released. Learn to read the signs of the various climates, awaken old landmarks, and grow your own forests in this PlayStation VR flora builder. Stranded in a barren landscape, you are the only being capable of mastering the ancient art of growing vegetation. Journey across the Steppe to discover landmarks left behind from a previous time. Uncover their secrets in order to unlock new equipment and gather ancient dormant seed varieties. Find the perfect conditions to plant them in and you'll witness magnificent trees grow to maturity and transform the landscape.
    • The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles for PlayStation 4 is released. With all the fun and drama of the Ace Attorney series set against the backdrop of Victorian-era Britain and Japan, there's sure to be no "Objection!"to the adventures of Ryunosuke Naruhodo as he turns the courtroom upside down. Featuring an intriguing overarching mystery spanning across two games, it promises to be the most engrossing story in the series yet. [Capcom]
    • Tribes of Midgard for PlayStation 5 is released. In Tribes of Midgard players can play solo or co-op with a team of up to 10 players to resist the oncoming invasion of giants during Ragnarök. Set in worlds full of dark creatures, hidden gods, and abundant materials to be uncovered, players begin the game as a Viking living in a village that houses the Seed of Yggdrasil, which is the last bastion that protects the gods from the other realms. Fans will need to explore the wilderness to craft new weapons and be prepared to defend the sacred center of your village from the grim shadows from Helheim that prey upon its power. All the while, giants stalk ever closer to the village, seeking to destroy Midgard and fulfill the prophecy of the end of the world.
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox Series X is released. From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and accurate aircraft in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Test your piloting skills against the challenges of night flying, real-time atmospheric simulation and live weather in a dynamic and living world.
    • SPORTS
    • Swiss team of Jolanda Neff, Sina Frei and Linda Indergand make a clean sweep of the medals in the women's cross-country mountain bike event at the Tokyo Olympics.
    • Ítalo Ferreira of Brazil and American Carissa Moore claim inaugural men's and women's surfing gold medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
    • Triathlete Flora Duffy claims historic first ever Olympic gold medal for Bermuda in the women's event at the Tokyo Games.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus states that COVID-19 pandemic is "easily the most severe" global health emergency the WHO has faced.
    • Google decides its employees can work from home until July 2021, the largest tech company to commit to working from home.
    • DEATHS
    • Denise Johnson, British rock and soul singer (Primal Scream - "Don’t Fight It, Feel It"), and songwriter (" Where Does It Go"), who died at 56.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Othercide for PC is released. Othercide is a horror-themed turn-based strategy game where the lore and game mechanics are tightly intertwined to deliver a twisted, dark and challenging experience. Enter a brutal world under assault from terrifying creatures from another dimension, hold back the tide with limited resources and endure brutal conditions in visually stunning world.Experience dynamic turn-based combat and a new way to anticipate enemy movements to perform a flawless tactical plan. Using the Initiative Sequence System and unique set of skills, you will be able to interrupt an enemy attack, plan a delayed action that will be triggered later on in the timeline and use reaction skill to respond to any threat.Prepare to suffer and face close calls in our terrifying and ruthless universe. With roguelite features, deadly missions, limited resources and permanent death, there is no room for errors.Level up, unlock new skills and collect memories from the death of your enemies. A limited number of these bonuses can be implemented to your skills to boost their stats. But choose wisely as once implemented, you can't take them back, unless... you decide to sacrifice your Daughter!Make dramatic choices and endure with your Daughters traumatic experiences which will make them stronger or weaker.Othercide invites you in a ethereal monochromatic dimension with only dashes of crimson red where your worst nightmares come to life.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • At least 65 mourners killed in a gun attack at a funeral near Maiduguri, by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria.
    • Amy Winehouse's ex boyfriend Blake Fielder-Civil made legal claim for a £1million cut of the tragic singer’s fortune. Fielder-Civil told Amy’s family his lawyers said he had a valid claim because he was with her for six years during which she released some of her best-selling material. The family replied by saying he's spent a lot of their marriage in prison, bringing nothing but pain to everyone and to give him another penny would be too much..
    • DEATHS
    • Carlos Cruz-Diez, Pop Artist.
    • Carmen Victoria Pérez, TV Show Host.
    • John Robert Schrieffer, American physicist (Nobel Prize for Physics 1972 for BCS theory), who died at 88.
    • Share is released. After discovering a disturbing video from a night she doesn't remember, sixteen-year-old Mandy must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves is accused of sexual misconduct in the "New Yorker" by journalist Ronan Farrow.
    • DEATHS
    • Jim Victor, Race Car Driver.
    • Vladimir Voinovich, Russian writer and dissident (Moscow 2042), who died of a heart attack at 85.
    • Puzzle is released. Agnes (Kelly Macdonald), taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles, which unexpectedly draws her into a new world – where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.
    • Hot Summer Nights is released. Set in Cape Cod over one scorching summer, this fun and stylized thriller follows Daniel (Timothée Chalamet), a teenager who gets in over his head dealing drugs with the neighborhood rebel while pursuing his new partner's enigmatic sister. [A24]
    • Good Manners is released. Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana to be the nanny of her soon to be born child. Against all odds, the two women develop a strong bond. But a fateful night marked by a full moon changes their plans. [Distrib Films]
    • Scarred Hearts is released. Emanuel spends his days at a sanatorium. Falling in love with another patient, he narrates his and his fellow patients' attempts to live life to the fullest as their bodies slowly fade away, but their minds refuse to give up.
    • Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood is released. A portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.
    • The Captain is released. Based on the arresting true story of the Executioner of Emsland, The Captain follows a German army deserter, Willi Herold (Max Hubacher), after he finds an abandoned Nazi captain’s uniform in the final weeks of World War II. Emboldened by the authority the uniform grants him, he amasses a band of stragglers who cede to his command despite the suspicions of some. Citing direct orders from the Fuhrer himself, he soon takes command of a camp holding German soldiers accused of desertion and begins to dispense harsh justice. Increasingly intoxicated by the unquestioned authority, this enigmatic imposter soon discovers that many people will blindly follow the leader, whomever that happens to be.Simultaneously a historical docudrama and sociological examination with undertones of the absurd, The Captain presents fascism as something of a game to be played by those most gullible and unscrupulous.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Teen Titans Go! To the Movies is released. It's time to get started but first Beast boy needs to get movie tickets. While the crew are under attack Beast boy loses the tickets and then meanwhile the crew comes back ready to go see a movie of all time.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Mission: Impossible – Fallout is released. The best intentions often come back to haunt you. Mission: Impossible – Fallout finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.
    • MOVIES: TV14
    • The Bleeding Edge is released. America has the most technologically advanced health care system in the world, yet medical interventions have become the third leading cause of death, and the overwhelming majority of high-risk implanted devices never require a single clinical trial.
    • Orange is the New Black: Season 6 is released. The prison dramedy returns for its sixth season with many of the ladies of Litchfield Penitentiary moves to maximum security.
    • ALBUMS
    • Kill the Lights was released by Tony Molina. This is the third full-length solo release for the San Francisco Bay Area artist.
    • Lifted was released by Israel Nash. The fifth full-length studio release for the Texas-based singer-songwriter was co-produced with Ted Young.
    • I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions was released by Santigold. The fourth full-length release for the Los Angeles-based artist was recorded in two weeks with Dre Skull and features a guest appearance from Shenseea.
    • Family Portrait was released by Ross from Friends. This is the debut full-length release for British electronic producer Felix Clary Weatherall.
    • Basic Volume was released by Gaika. The debut full-length release for the British industrial electronic/dancehall artist features production from Aart, DADRAS, Dre Skull, Dutch E Germ, Jam City, Nick Leon, Buddy Ross, and SOPHIE.
    • The Morning Star was released by Daniel Bachman. The 12th full-length release for the Virginia six-string and lap guitarist features contributions from Forrest Marquisee and Ian McColm.
    • Go Vacation for Switch is released. Welcome to Kawawii Island, a paradise resort where friends and family can enjoy 50+ co-op and competitive activities. There are all sorts of exciting ways to explore the island, from horseback to buggies, snow mobiles to inline skates. And to add to the fun, up to 4 players* can enjoy visiting and discovering every corner of the island together. If you're playing multiplayer, each player can use just one Joy-Con™ controller. Experience hours of fun and something new every day. Customize your character, costumes, vehicles and even pets! Daily presents and challenges mean that you will want to keep coming back to the island of Kawawii to explore more terrain and play through activities all over again. Mii or in-game characters of friends and family may show up, and if they do, you can compete against them anytime. Or customize your very own villa by earning over 450 pieces of furniture.
    • Hello Neighbor for Switch is released. Hello Neighbor is a stealth-horror game about breaking into your neighbors house. Play against an advanced AI that learns from your actions, and counters them. Find out what horrible secrets your neighbor is hiding inside his basement.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Amazon founder Jeff Bezos briefly becomes world's richest man at $91.4B USD, overtaking Bill Gates for half a day.
    • DEATHS
    • Sam Shepard Ill, American actor and playwright (Frances, Crimes of the Heart), who died at 73.
    • Top Of The Lake: Season 2 is released. The second season of Jane Campion's miniseries subtitled China Girl finds Detective Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss) back in Sydney, working with a new partner (Gwendoline Christie) as they investigate a body found inside a suitcase on Bondi Beach.
    • GAMING: PC
    • The Darkside Detective for PC is released. Join The Darkside Detective, Francis McQueen, as he investigates the bizarre, the supernatural and those missing cat cases that keep getting dropped on his desk.
    • Immortal Planet for PC is released. Immortal Planet is an action RPG with challenging combat that rewards patience and punishes recklessness. Explore the crumbling remains of a society of immortals trapped in endless cycles of rebirth. Fight your way to discover the planet's mystery and escape its curse.
    • Overcooked!: Special Edition for Switch is released. Overcooked is a chaotic couch co-op cooking game for one to four players. Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook and serve up a variety of tasty orders before the baying customers storm out in a huff. Sharpen your knives and dust off your chefs whites, there isnt mushroom for error and the steaks are high in these crazy kitchens! The Onion Kingdom is in danger and only the finest cooking can save it! In Overcooked players must journey through a variety of cruel and unusual kitchens on their quest to become master chefs capable of conquering an ancient edible evil which plagues the land.Play solo or engage in classic, chaotic couch co-op for up to four players in both co-operative and competitive challenge modes. Youll have to cook a range of different dishes and work together in order to become the most effective and ultimate team!
    • Reince Priebus resigns as Chief of Staff to US President Donald Trump, shortest non-interim tenure ever.
    • Boy Scouts of American chief Michael Surbaugh apologies for politically motivated remarks made by President Donald Trump at rally attended by 30,000 scouts.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • Three of Michael Jackson's nephews, Taj, TJ and Taryll Jackson, filed a $100 million libel lawsuit against Radar Online over stories published last June that alleged they were sexually abused by their uncle and accepted gifts to cover it up. is a website that focuses on celebrity news, fashion and pop culture..
    • DEATHS
    • Jack Davis, Cartoonist.
    • James Alan MacPherson, American writer,1st black writer to win Pulitzer Prize, who died at 72.
    • Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil is released. In 2016, the Noordbrabants Museum in the Dutch city of Den Bosch held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who died 500 years ago. This late-medieval artist lived his entire life in the city, causing uproar with his fantastical and utterly unique paintings in which hell and the devil always played a prominent role. In preparation for the exhibition, a team of Dutch art historians crisscrosses the globe to unravel the secrets of his art. They use special infrared cameras to examine the sketches beneath the paint, in the hope of discovering more about the artist's intentions. They also attempt to establish which of the paintings can be attributed with certainty to Bosch himself, and which to his pupils or followers. The experts shuttle between Den Bosch, Madrid and Venice, cutting their way through the art world's tangle of red tape, in a battle against the obstacle of countless egos and conflicting interests. Not every museum is prepared to allow access to their precious art works.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Nerve is released. A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers."

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • Fiat Chrysler fined record $105 million by Us regulators over their number of car recalls.
    • The Shanghai Composite Index drops 8.5% in one day.
    • DEATHS
    • Abdul Kalam, World Leader.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Legend of Kay Anniversary for PC is released. Experience the unique blend of Martial Arts-combat, action adventure, Jump 'n' Run and puzzle solving.10 years after its initial release, Legend of Kay Anniversary is a thoroughly remastered version of the original game with high resolution textures, new & more detailed character models, modern rendering techniques and crystal-clear surround sound which give this great classic a new shine.Full of fond allusions to old martial arts films and pop culture quotes, Legend of Kay Anniversary is both an incredibly funny game and a challenging action-adventure for young and old alike.
    • A. P. J. [Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen] Abdul Kalam, Indian scientist and politician,11th President of India (2002-07), who died at 83.
    • A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. Indian scientist, politician,11th President of India.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Porthcawl: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his second Open Senior title by 13 strokes from Colin Montgomerie of Scotland.
    • Liberia shuts down most of its borders with fears about the spread of Ebola epidemic.
    • Obama reaffirms Israel's "right to defend itself", but condemns civilian casualties in Gaza.
    • 101st Tour de France won by Vincenzo Nibali of Italy.
    • Actress and model Scheana Marie at the age of 29 weds longtime boyfriend Michael Shay at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California.
    • Manhattan: Season 1 is released. A group of scientists including Frank Winter (John Benjamin Hickey), Charlie Isaacs (Ashley Zukerman), Col. Alden Cox (Mark Moses), and Glen Babbit (Daniel Stern), along with their wives, settle in the New Mexico desert to begin work on the Manhattan project in this drama created and written by Sam Shaw.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • 100 people are killed and 1,500 injured in a crackdown against protesters in Cairo, Egypt.
    • First Przewalski’s horse (whose wild populations were believed extinct in 1969) is born via artificial insemination at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute as part of a worldwide effort to rebuild the wild herds.
    • 1,000 inmates escape from a prison in Benghazi, Libya.
    • BIRTHS
    • Oliver Lanning, YouTube Star, born in California.
    • DEATHS
    • Kidd Kraddick, Radio Host.
    • Lindy Boggs (née Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne), American politician (US Representative from Louisiana,1973-97), and diplomat, who died from natural causes at 97.


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