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Today in the World Countries

  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Peru
  • St Olav's Eve (Half-day Holiday) is being celebrated in Faroe Islands
  • People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

In the future 2061

  • 31st predicted perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.

Happening Today

  • Talk to Me is released. When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill, until one of them goes too far and unleashes terrifying supernatural forces.
  • War Pony is released. War Pony follows the interlocking stories of two Lakota boys growing up on Pine Ridge Reservation. At 23, Bill just wants to make something of himself. Whether it’s siphoning gas, delivering goods or breeding Poodles, he is determined to hustle his way to the “American Dream”. Meanwhile,12-year-old Matho can’t wait to become a man. Desperate for approval from his young father, a series of impulsive decisions turns Matho’s life upside down and he finds himself unequipped to deal with the harsh realities of the adult world. Bound by their shared search for belonging, each of the boys grapple with identity, family, and loss, as they navigate their unique paths to manhood. [Cannes]

On this day in 2022

  • Final episodes of TV soap "Neighbours", after 37 years, screens in Australia.
  • Bernard Cribbins, British character actor (Old Jack’s Boat; Doctor Who – “Wilfred Mott”; The Railway Children), voice-over artist (The Wombles; Jackanory), and novelty song singer (Right Said Fred), who died at 93.
  • Harley Quinn: Season 3 is released. The third season of the animated comedy series moves to HBO Max as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy return to Gotham.
  • Keep Breathing: Season 1 is released. New York attorney Liv (Melissa Barrera) is stranded in the Canadian wilderness after her private plane crashes in this survival thriller Limited series.
  • The Resort: Season 1 is released. Emma (Cristin Milioti) and Noah (William Jackson Harper) are at a Mexican resort for their 10th anniversary when they become involved in a 15-year-old mystery.
  • The Sims 4: High School Years for PC is released. Class is in session! Be a good (or bad) student, join after-school activities, explore aesthetics, start trends, find your identity, and make the most of being a teenager with The Sims 4: High School Years Expansion Pack! KEY FEATURES:* Vibing Streamer Gear -- Transform your bedroom into a gaming paradise, streaming studio, or a platform to influence trends with a new gaming chair, wireless speaker, and LED panels.* Experience High School -- Experience all the ups and downs of high school. Attend classes in person, get to know your teachers, hang out in the cafeteria, and even decorate your locker! Your most treasured moments might happen while loitering around with your friends after school.* Iconic Teen Moments -- Dance the night away at prom and celebrate your graduation ceremony (if you keep up with your schoolwork!). In addition to those big moments, Sims can make lifelong friends, be asked out by other teens, participate in after-school activities and teams, and experience the rollercoaster of puberty.* Shake Things Up -- High school is a time of self-discovery! Find the confidence to ask your crush out or the guts to skip class (don't let the principal catch you). Teen Sims will explore their own likes and dislikes, and have new opportunities to cause mischief. Pranks and sneaking out after dark can have consequences, so be careful you don't get caught.* Explore Your Style -- Make your bedroom your own, plan outfits with clothes designed by Depop sellers, and become a Simfluencer! Teen Sims can earn money by selling outfits and hyping up looks they design on Trendi right from their bedrooms, which are now more interactive than ever. Use a laptop, read a book in bed, or even have a pillow fight!
  • Bear and Breakfast for PC is released. Bear and Breakfast is a laid-back management adventure game where you build and run a bed and breakfast...but you’re a bear.
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 for Switch is released. The Gunvolt series began in 2014 with the digital-exclusive 3DS game Azure Striker Gunvolt. In 2016, Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 continued the story of hero Gunvolt alongside his rival Copen. And now, in 2022, Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 finally picks up where 2 left off as an official sequel. New protagonist Kirin fights along side Gunvolt, allowing players to switch characters on the fly, adding a new element to the series’ high-speed 2D action gameplay. Familiar faces will return as “Image Pulses, ” a new system that allows players to use characters from Gunvolt’s past in combat with over 150 varieties available! Thanks to the cooperation of Keiji Inafune (LEVEL5 comcept CCO), series executive producer / action supervisor, Inti Creates has evolved Gunvolt 3‘s action to exceed the expectations of modern players on the Nintendo Switch platform. Players will be blown away by the speedy and precise action on display in Azure Striker Gunvolt 3!

On this day in 2021

  • Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus claims Olympic double by winning women's 200m freestyle in OR 1:53.50 in Tokyo; she had beaten American superstar Katie Ledecki in 400m 2 days earlier.
  • American musician Dusty Hill died at his home in Houston, Texas, at the age of 72. He was the bassist of the rock band ZZ Top for over 50 years, he also sang lead and backing vocals, and played keyboards..
  • Albert Dyrlund, YouTube Star.
  • Joseph "Dusty" Hill, American rock bassist and songwriter (ZZ Top - "Cheap Sunglasses" ; "Legs"), who died at 72.
  • Ron Popeil, American inventor and TV personality who popularized the phrase "But wait, there's more!", who died at 86.
  • The Forgotten City for PC is released. The Forgotten City is a mystery adventure game of exploration and deduction. Travel 2,000 years into the past and relive the final days of a cursed Roman city, where if one person sins, everyone dies. Combat is an option, but violence will only get you so far. Only by questioning an intertwined community of colourful characters, cleverly exploiting the time loop, and making difficult moral choices can you hope to solve this epic mystery. Here, your decisions matter. The fate of the city is in your hands.
  • Unbound: Worlds Apart for PC is released. Summon portals to overcome vicious beasts, devious puzzles and fiendish platforming challenges. Master the unique powers of each portal to stop the collapse of reality, while exploring lush, hand-drawn worlds and unraveling a deep narrative full of mysteries.
  • Final Fantasy II Pixel Remaster for PC is released. The second game in the series introduces a new world, new characters and something that would become a trademark of the series: innovation.The story focuses on the conflict between the hostile Empire of Palamecia and the rebel resistance. A small group of heroes is all that stands between the world and ruin.FINAL FANTASY II demonstrates the developers' willingness to push their boundaries and try new things. For example, rather than sticking to the predictable, the game features a proficiency system in which characters skill with weapons and abilities increase the more they used them.Fun fact: this is the FINAL FANTASY game that introduced the world to chocobos! Now that's a legacy.
  • Chernobylite for PC is released. Chernobylite is an RPG survival horror mixing free exploration of disturbing locations with challenging combat, unique crafting, and non-linear science-fiction story. Build your team, survive and reveal the twisted secrets of Chernobyl in the 3D-scanned recreation of the Exclusion Zone.
  • Trigger Witch for PlayStation 4 is released. Magic and firearms make a deadly combo. Recalling the visual style and intuitive gameplay of 16-bit action-adventure classics, Trigger Witch puts an ultra-violent spin on cute and colorful pixel art. With a compelling and original narrative, puzzling environments to explore, a dynamic soundtrack, twin-stick shooter mechanics and a vast array of enemies to blast into smithereens, this is a tale that will grip you from start to bloody finish. From the creators of Reverie, Trigger Witch is a stylized 2D twin-stick action game set in an odd open world where magic is outdated and firearms are the new way of life. Players assume the role of Colette, a prospective graduate from the Stock, an academy for Witchcraft and Triggery. After a mysterious man invades her realm, events are set in motion that turn Colette’s life upside-down, casting her as the sole heroine with enough firepower to restore peace.
  • Ayo the Clown for Switch is released. Go on an adventure to unite dog and clown.
  • Johnny Ventura [Juan de Dios Ventura] Dominican singer, merengue and salsa bandleader (“Patacon Pisao”), and politician (Mayor of Santiago,1998-2002), who died of heart failure at 81.
  • Japanese swimmer Yui Ohashi wins women's individual medley double with victory in 200m at the Tokyo Olympics; 3 days earlier she won the 400m IM gold medal.
  • 19 year old gymnast Daiki Hashimoto of Japan becomes youngest Olympic men's artistic individual all-around champion in history at the Tokyo Games.

On this day in 2020

  • The British music magazine Q published its last issue, ending a 34-year run. Founded in 1986 by broadcast journalists Mark Ellen and David Hepworth, who were presenters of the BBC television music series Whistle Test, every issue of Q had a different message on the spine. Readers tried to work out what the message had to do with the contents of the magazine..
  • Iter, the world's largest nuclear fusion project, begins assembly in Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France.
  • John McNamara, American MLB manager (American League Manager of the Year 1986; Boston Red Sox), who died at 88.
  • Gisele Halimi, Tunisian-French lawyer, feminist and author, who died at 93.
  • Junrey Balawing, Activist.
  • Bent Fabric [Fabricius-Bjerre], Danish pianist and composer (Alley Cat), who died at 95.
  • Aleksandr Aksinin, Russian athlete (Olympic gold,4×100m relay 1980; bronze 1976), who died at 65.
  • Robert Hixon, Race Car Driver.
  • Skater XL for PlayStation 4 is released. Skater XL is a head first dive into the skateboarding world, where style, creativity and the perfect trick is yours to define. Create, combine, and style tricks with unparalleled board control as you hit iconic California locations where street legends have left their mark. Play as skating icons Tiago Lemos, Evan Smith, Tom Asta or Brandon Westgate on your way to becoming a skateboarding pro. Dive into the digital skate subculture, with featured community created mods, brands, 'zines, and maps. Hit more than 60 real skate spots connected by block after block of plazas, schools, pools, buildings, car parks and corridors.
  • Cuphead for PlayStation 4 is released. Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets while you try and pay your debt back to the devil!
  • Ageless for Switch is released. Assume the role of Kiara, a young woman who discovers a mystical bow armed with the ancient power to control ageing. Shoot animals and plants to age them backwards and forwards through their young, prime and old stages to progress, survive challenging levels, and master becoming ‘ageless’. Kiara’s new-found power is not without consequence; the narrative follows the journey she must make to confront her inner demons and find herself along the way.
  • Destroy All Humans! for Xbox One is released. The cult-classic returns! Terrorize the people of 1950s Earth in the role of the evil alien Crypto-137. Harvest DNA and bring down the US government in the remake of the legendary alien invasion action adventure. Annihilate puny humans using an assortment of alien weaponry and psychic abilities. Reduce their cities to rubble with your flying Saucer! One giant step on mankind!
  • Maid of Sker for Xbox One is released. Maid of Sker is a first-person survival horror, set in a remote hotel with a gory and macabre history from British folklore. Brave the nightmares of the Quiet Ones. Do not panic…don’t even breathe!
  • Othercide for Xbox One 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.
  • Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak found guilty of corruption, sentenced to 12 years and fined nearly $50 million.

On this day in 2019

  • First Fortnite World Cup won by US teenager Kyle Giersdorf with largest ever e-sports prize of $3 million at Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York.
  • Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: South Korean Ko Jin-young wins her second major title of the season by 2 strokes from Shanshan Feng, Jennifer Kupcho and Kim Hyo-joo.
  • Meghan Duchess of Sussex, revealed as the first guest editor for UK Vogue in 103 years for its September 2019 issue.
  • Lim Kah Wai,, Kuala Lumpur, born in Malaysia.
  • Dillon Henderson, YouTube Star.
  • Dillon The Hacker, YouTube Star.
  • Pennyworth: Season 1 is released. A young Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon) is fresh out of the SAS and begins a security job with Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge) in this drama series executive produced by Gotham's Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon.

On this day in 2018

  • Carr Fire reaches Redding, California, with death toll at 5 having burnt 80,000 acres.
  • Longest "blood moon" eclipse of the 21st century, lasting 1 hour 43 minutes.
  • Ian Stanley, Australian golfer (British Senior Open 2001), who died of cancer at 69.
  • Bruce Lietzke, American golfer (13 PGA Tour wins; US Senior Open 2003), who died of brain cancer at 67.
  • Bob Cleberg, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2017

  • An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is released. A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. [Paramount Pictures]
  • Person to Person is released. During a single day in New York City, a variety of characters grapple with the mundane, the unexpected, and the larger questions permeating their lives. An investigative reporter struggles with her first day on the job, despite help from her misguided boss; a rebellious teen attempts to balance her feminist ideals with other desires; and a young man seeks to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend, even as her brother threatens revenge. Meanwhile, an avid music lover traverses the city in search of a rare record for his vinyl collection.
  • Menashe is released. Deep in the heart of New York’s ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe—a kind, hapless grocery store clerk—struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following his wife Leah’s death. Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rieven’s strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. Meanwhile, though Menashe seems to bungle every challenge in his path, his rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven before Leah’s memorial. It’s his chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and fatherhood, and restore respect among his doubters. [A24]
  • The Incredible Jessica James is released. Jessica James (Jessica Williams), an aspiring playwright in New York City, is trying hard to get over a recent breakup with her boyfriend. She sees light at the end of the tunnel when she meets Boone (Chris O’Dowd), who's also recovering from a recent break-up. Together, they figure out a way to make it through the tough times, while also realizing they like each other—a lot. [Sundance]
  • The Emoji Movie is released. The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone's user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression - except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal"like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic "app-venture"through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it's deleted forever.
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  • Brigsby Bear is released. Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one, James (Kyle Mooney). When the show abruptly ends, James' life changes forever and he sets out to finish the story himself.
  • Detroit is released. Detroit tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of '67.
  • Atomic Blonde is released. The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.
  • A Family Man is released. A headhunter whose life revolves around closing deals in a a survival-of-the-fittest boiler room, battles his top rival for control of their job placement company -- his dream of owning the company clashing with the needs of his family.
  • From the Land of the Moon is released. Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard) comes from a small village in the South of France, at a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even a sign of insanity. Her parents marry her to José (Alex Brendemühl), an honest and loving Spanish farm worker who they think will make a respectable woman of her. Despite José’s devotion to her, Gabrielle vows that she will never love José and lives like a prisoner bound by the constraints of conventional post-World War II society until the day she is sent away to a cure in the Alps to heal her kidney stones. There she meets André Sauvage (Louis Garrel), a dashing injured veteran of the Indochinese War, who rekindles the passion buried inside her. She promises they will run away together, and André seems to share her desire. Will anyone dare rob her of her right to follow her dreams? [IFC Films]
  • The Last Face is released. Set against the devastating backdrop of war-torn Liberia, Dr. Miguel Leon (Javier Bardem) and Dr. Wren Petersen (Charlize Theron) must find a way to keep their relationship alive in extraordinarily difficult conditions battling their mutual passion for the value of life matched by the intensity of their diametrically opposed opinions on how best to solve the conflict that surrounds them.
  • Strange Weather is released. Darcy Baylor (Holly Hunter) is an academic administrator at a Mississippi college, but another round of budget cuts puts her job — like nearly everything in her life — in limbo. Her son Walker committed suicide seven years ago, and the only constants in Darcy's life since then have been her gardening and her best friend, Byrd (Carrie Coon). Shortly after her worrying workplace news, Darcy learns that Walker's old college pal Mark (Shane Jacobsen) is now the owner of a successful restaurant chain — a chain whose concept, down to the last detail, was stolen from her son. Darcy immediately packs her bag, gets in her truck, picks up Byrd, and sets out for New Orleans to confront Mark and settle the score.
  • Room 104: Season 1 is released. The Duplass brothers' anthology series about the various people (Hugo Armstrong, Davie-Blue, Melonie Diaz, Jay Duplass, Veronica Falcon, Adam Foster, Ellen Geer, Keir Gilchrist, Philip Baker Hall, Sarah Hay, Poorna Jagannathan, Orlando Jones, Ethan & Gavin Kent, Amy Landecker, Konstantin Lavysh, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Keta Meggett, Natalie Morgan, Ross Partridge, Karan Soni, Dendrie Taylor, Tony Todd, Will Tranfo, James Van Der Beek, Mae Whitman and Nat Wolff) who pass through one room in a motel.
  • The Last Tycoon: Season 1 is released. Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's final unfinished novel, studio exec Monroe Stahr (Matt Bomer) clashes with studio head Pat Brady (Kelsey Grammer) as Brady's daughter Celia (Lily Collins) seeks a way into the industry and Monroe's heart in 1930s Hollywood.
  • The Autobiography was released by Vic Mensa. The debut full-length studio release for the Chicago rapper features guest appearances from Chief Keef, The Dream, Joey Purp, Pusha T, Syd, Ty Dolla $ign, Weezer, Pharrell Williams and Saul Williams.
  • Shitty Hits was released by Katie von Schleicher. The debut full-length release for the Brooklyn pop singer-songwriter was self-produced like her 2015 EP, Bleaksploitation.
  • New Facts Emerge was released by The Fall. The latest studio release for the British post-punk band led by Mark E. Smith was produced by Kieron Melling and Smith.
  • Power of Peace was released by The Isley Brothers. The debut release for the collaboration between The Isley Brothers [Ronald and Earnie Isley] and and Santana features 13 R&B cover songs made famous by such artists as Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Curtis Mayfield, Dionne Warwick, and Stevie Wonder.
  • Paranormal was released by Alice Cooper. The latest solo studio release for the rock artist was produced by Bob Ezrin and features guest appearances by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Deep Purple's Roger Glover and U2's Larry Mullen Jr. A second bonus disc contains two tracks featuring the original Alice Cooper band and six live tracks recorded in Columbus with his current backing band.
  • A Black Mile to the Surface was released by Manchester Orchestra. The fifth full-length studio release for the indie rock band led by Andy Hull and Robert McDowell was produced by Catherine Marks and John Congleton.
  • Bandwagonesque was released by Ben Gibbard. Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard covers all 12 tracks from Teenage Fanclub's 1991 album Bandwagonesque.
  • Everything Now was released by Arcade Fire. The fifth full-length studio release for the Canadian indie rock band was co-produced with Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter, Portishead's Geoff Barrow, Markus Dravs, and Pulp's Steve Mackey.
  • Hey! Pikmin for 3DS is released. Captain Olimar has crashed on an unknown planet inhabited by Pikmin. And his first 2D platformer gives you a new perspective on his adorably fierce partners. Touch the screen to throw Pikmin into action: swim with Blue Pikmin, fly with Winged Pikmin, and more to survive hostile wildlife, solve ecological puzzles, and escape. Help Captain Olimar explore and escape a new world by guiding him and his Pikmin with the stylus. Olimar is a half-pint Hero on a personal mission to save himself. Get a new perspective on the powers and personalities of Pikmin. Tap the touchscreen to choose Pikmin and toss them at objects or enemies. [Nintendo]
  • Miitopia for 3DS is released. Since the dawn of ever, warriors have banded together to fight evil. Now… Mii characters based on your favorite people must unite to do turn-based battle and save Miitopia. Cast them in roles across the kingdom, manage friendships, and give them jobs with distinct stats, abilities, gear, and a custom look. Then behold as awesomeness unfolds. Guide your team of Mii characters on a quest to defeat the Dark Lord and restore the stolen faces of the citizens of Miitopia. As you watch with bated breath, Mii characters will mingle over food, camping, exercise, sleeping arrangements, and yes, combat! In these wild, yet traditional RPG battles, your party’s relationships affect the outcome. Enemies attack while you explore the world map, which is littered with hidden paths and treasures. [Nintendo]
  • Sundered for PlayStation 4 is released. Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a hand­-drawn epic from the ?creators of ??Jotun. Resist or embrace ancient eldritch powers. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever-­changing caverns filled with hordes of terrifying enemies.
  • Collar x Malice for PlayStation Vita is released. A dangerous shadow organization launches a campaign of fear and violence in the city of Shinjuku, pushing society to the brink of chaos. As a young police officer tasked with restoring order, you become the target of an attack, and have a poisonous collar attached to your neck. With the situation spiraling out of control and time running out, five mysterious strangers appear to aid you in your quest for the truth.
  • Namco Museum for Switch is released. Includes Namco classics such as PAC-MAN™, GALAGA™, SPLATTERHOUSE™, and TOWER OF DRUAGA™, or play games such as ROLLING THUNDER ™, SKYKID™, or TANK FORCE™ with friends and family on the Nintendo Switch.
  • Super Cloudbuilt for Xbox One is released.
  • Pakistan Supreme Court rules corruption accusations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif enough to remove him from office.
  • General John Kelly appointed new Chief of Staff by US President Donald Trump.

On this day in 2016

  • Marianne Ihlen, the subject of Leonard Cohen's song 'So Long, Marianne, died age 81. Before her death, Cohen sent her a letter that read, in part, "Know that I am so close behind you that if you stretch out your hand, I think you can reach mine."Cohen joins her in death on November 7 of this year..
  • Earliest evidence of cancer found in 1.7 million-year-old toe fossil from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa, published in "South African Journal of Science".
  • Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali writer and activist, who died at 90.
  • Day of Infamy for PC is released. Experience close-quarters battles in iconic WWII settings. Defend the line, storm the beach, torch the enemy, or use a radio to call in fire support. Day of Infamy is a teamwork-oriented shooter that will keep you on your toes and coming back for more with its diverse game modes and authentic arsenal.
  • Blade Arcus from Shining: Battle Arena for PC is released. In a world controlled by blade, magic, and fist diverse warriors gather for battle! This is a 2D fighting game featuring characters from Shining Blade and Shining Hearts.
  • Total War: WARHAMMER - Call of the Beastmen for PC is released. The Call of The Beastmen Campaign Pack introduces the Beastmen as a playable race to Total War: WARHAMMER. A feral, Chaos-tainted horde race, they move like a plague across The Old World, fielding half-human aberrations and colossal beasts in battle, many of which feature unique abilities. The Beastmen are playable in the Grand Campaign, custom and multiplayer battles, and in their very own Story Campaign, An Eye For An Eye.

On this day in 2015

  • Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder (WSC 1978-79, ODI 1991; Nottinghamshire), who died from a brain tumour at 66.
  • James Jude, American thoracic surgeon (developed CPR), who died at 87.
  • The Most Lamentable Tragedy was released by Titus Andronicus. The fourth full-length studio release fro the punk band led by Patrick Stickles is a rock opera inspired by his own experience with manic depression.
  • The Swindle for PC is released. The Swindle is a platforming, action and stealth game set in a Victorian Steampunk world.
  • Kyn for PC is released. In a world in which Viking mythology collides with magic, explore the world of KYN in a fast paced role playing strategy game that combines party based combat with exploration and progression.
  • Lost Dimension for PlayStation 3 is released. Find the traitor who hides among your members!
  • Legend of Kay Anniversary for PlayStation 4 is released. Ten years after its original release, Legend of Kay - Anniversary is a remastered version of the initial game: high-resolution textures; new, more detailed character models; modern rendering techniques and crystal-clear surround sound promise to give this great classic a new shine.
  • King's Quest Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember for PlayStation 4 is released. King’s Quest is a collection of 5 different chapter releases, each focusing on an untold tale in Graham’s past. In each installment, an aging King Graham reflects on his life of adventure with his granddaughter, Gwendolyn, while players are thrust back to influence first-hand the decisions and events that shaped a kingdom. Embark on an extraordinary journey across the world of Daventry. [Sierra]
  • Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition for PlayStation 4 is released. Its a never-ending dream....Fall into the dream world of Abyss Odyssey-this time on PlayStation4 system! With the addition of an online PvP mode, as well as upgraded graphics and an overall smoother play experience, PlayStation4 system owners will truly see the best version of this visually stunning action adventure game! From indie Chilean developer ACE Team comes Abyss Odyssey, an Art Nouveau-styled, side-scrolling action adventure game featuring a complex fighting engine in procedurally generated levels that destine its three warriors to battle for an eternity. Chain your attack and release a flurry of blows in order to survive what lies beneath.
  • Velocibox for PlayStation 4 is released. Experience lightning-fast twitch gameplay, with mind-bending flips and spins, that is sure to challenge (and maybe frustrate) even the most hardcore of hardcore gamers. Velocibox promises to test your abilities to the brink, and beyond. Advance through 80+ patterns and levels by dodging obstacles at break neck speeds. Rely on split second reactions and instincts as you flip and rotate sideways to navigate through each diabolical level. [Sony]
  • Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment for PlayStation 4 is released. Based on the light novel, manga and anime, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment captures the characters and storyline of the SAO universe – a series of virtual-reality worlds set in the near future. Players enter the VR worlds of SAO and discover that the creator of the game has locked the players inside these worlds. To escape these worlds, players must explore and defeat the enemies contained within. Continuing to fight is key inside the VR world – if you die in the fantasy world, your character will die in real life. [Namco Bandai]
  • N++ for PlayStation 4 is released. N++ is a fast-paced, physics-based platformer starring a ninja.
  • World of Tanks for Xbox One is released. World of Tanks on Xbox One features hundreds of tanks recreated in realistic detail, presented in high-definition. The title also features a number of firsts, including cross-platform gameplay-bridging battles between Xbox 360 and Xbox One players, shared progress and content between the two platforms through a single Xbox Live account, an all-new “Proving Grounds” Player versus Environment (PvE) mode, full social and streaming support offered by the Xbox One platform, and more.
  • Life is Strange: Episode 4 - Dark Room for Xbox One is released. Darkroom follows the antics of series protagonist, Max, as she attempts to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of Rachel Amber and get to the bottom of the bizarre happenings in Arcadia Bay. With the ‘End of the World’ party on the horizon, time is running out for Max to become the saviour of the town.

On this day in 2014

  • Israel criticizes John Kerry's proposed ceasefire, stating that no ceasefire deal will be accepted without the destruction of tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel and the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip.
  • UN Security Council hold emergency meeting calling for an immediate and indefinite humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
  • Missiles strike near Gaza's main hospital and a nearby refugee camp Monday, leaving 10 dead and many wounded; Israeli Defence Force say they are not responsible.
  • Reprise Records released Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' thirteenth studio album, Hypnotic Eye. The album debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the first Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album to ever top the chart..
  • Jon Erikson, American swimmer 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981), who died at 58.
  • Margot Adler, American journalist, who died from endometrial cancer at 68.
  • Linda Ronstadt receives the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony.

On this day in 2013

  • 39 people are killed after a bus veers off a bridge in Avellino Province, Italy.
  • Rita Reys [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, who died from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88.
  • George Scott, American MLB player, who died at 69.
  • Eileen Breenan, American actress, who died from bladder cancer at 80.
  • William Scranton, American politician, who died from a cerebral hemorrhage at 96.
  • Frank Castillo, American MLB baseball pitcher,1991-2005 (Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, and 4 other teams), drowns while boating at 44.


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