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  • St. Cyril and St. Methodius Day is being celebrated in Slovakia
  • Tynwald Day is being celebrated in Isle Of Man
  • People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Legendary rock guitarist Carlos Santana collapses on stage from dehydration and heat exhaustion in Pine Knob, Michigan.
    • DEATHS
    • Manny Charlton, Guitarist.
    • Alfred Koerppen, German organist, composer, and educator (Hannover Hochschule für Musik und Theater,1948-91). dies at 95.
    • Arcadegeddon for PlayStation 5 is released. Gilly, the owner of a local arcade, is trying to save his business from a faceless mega corporation. To do so he takes all the top arcade games and connects them all to make a super game, unfortunately the mega corporation, Fun Fun Co., hacks the game and injects a virus. You and your friends need to save the game and the last hometown arcade.
    • Yurukill: The Calumniation Games for PlayStation 5 is released. Renowned author Homura Kawamoto delivers a twisted, multifaceted story in Yurukill. Accused of arson and the murders of 21 people, protagonist Sengoku Shunju is forced to fight for his freedom and prove his innocence. As one of six Prisoners, he must pair up with one of five victims, referred to as Executioners, within the confines of the strange and secluded amusement park known as Yurukill Land. Together each of the five teams—Mass Murderers, Death Dealing Duo, Crafty Killers, Sly Stalkers, and Peeping Toms—must face and overcome the entertainment venue's so-called "attractions"in order to attain what they desire. Should the Prisoners succeed, their crimes shall be pardoned. But if the Executioners win, they will be granted revenge for their loved ones. The in-depth story offers unique gameplay experiences including collating evidence, gathering testimonies, and solving puzzles.Yurukill’s shoot-‘em-up gameplay developed by veteran developer G.rev features action packed and fast-paced combat. In addition, online leaderboards give players the opportunity to see how they stack up against the competition.
    • Amid Greater Sydney's fourth major flood in 18 months, the Australian government declares a natural disaster as 45,000 people threatened with evacuation orders.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • One of world's oldest pieces of art,51,000-year-old deer bone carved by Neanderthals, announced discovered in Harz Mountains, Germany.
    • DEATHS
    • Raffaella Carra, World Music Singer.
    • Richard Donner [Schwartzberg], American television and film director (Twilight Zone; The Omen, Superman; Lethal Weapon; Scrooged), and producer (X-Men; Tales From The Crypt), who died at 91.
    • Sharon Bishop, Race Car Driver.
    • Babyface.S, TikTok Star.
    • Gillian Sheen, British fencer (Olympic gold individual foil 1956), who died at 92.
    • The Beast Must Die: Season 1 is released. Frances Cairnes (Cush Jumbo) seeks out the person who killed her son in an hit and run after the police fail to find the culprit in this British drama series based on the Nicholas Blake novel of the same name.[Premiered originally in the UK on Britbox on 27 May 2021; in the US on AMC+ on 5 Jul 2021 and on AMC on 12 Jul 2021]
    • Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will scrap all COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in England from 19 July, to become most unrestricted country in Europe.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Mexico's COVID-19 pandemic death toll passes 30,000 as it becomes the world's 5th worst-affected country.
    • Florida reports a record 11,458 daily COVID-19 pandemic cases.
    • DEATHS
    • Nick Cordero, Canadian Broadway actor (Bullets Over Broadway), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 41.
    • Ragaa al-Gedawy, Egyptian actress (The Stranger) dies of COVID-19 pandemic at 81.
    • Willi Holdorf, German athlete (Olympic gold, United Team of Germany, decathlon 1964), who died at 80.
    • SPORTS
    • Bob Reade, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (NCAA Div III C'ship 1983-86; AFCA Div III Coach of the Year 1983–86; Augustana Vikings), who died at 87.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Ancient Iraqi city Babylon declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • Madonna was at No.1 on the US album chart with her fourteenth studio album Madame X. It became Madonna's ninth No.1 album in the US..
    • Second stronger earthquake in Southern California at 7.1 magnitude centered near Ridgecrest.
    • BIRTHS
    • Davi Marcio Brandt Poncio, Family Member, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    • DEATHS
    • John McCririck, English horse racing broadcaster, who died at 79.
    • Whitey Norman, Race Car Driver.
    • Cold Blood is released. A legendary hitman (Jean Reno) retires in isolation to the barren North American wilderness. When he rescues a woman from a snowmobile accident, he discovers she may be harboring a secret that could force a return to his lethal ways.
    • Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love is released. Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love is renowned filmmaker Nick Broomfield’s most personal and romantic film of his storied career. The documentary starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of community of expat artists, writers and musicians. Never-before-seen footage shot by Broomfield and legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker make for a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960’s bohemia. It was a time that left a lasting imprint on both Marianne and Leonard, whose friendship would last another fifty years before their deaths in 2016.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Phil is released. Phil (Greg Kinnear), a depressed dentist whose life is falling apart, is shocked when one of his patients, a man who seemed to have the perfect life, kills himself. Determined to find out what would drive a man who had everything to end his life, Phil pretends to be a handyman and integrates himself in to the dead man's life, befriending his wife and daughter. How long can Phil keep up this double life when he is already ready to end his normal one?
    • ALBUMS
    • Midsommar [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] was released by BobKrlic. The first solo film score for The Haxan Cloak's Bobby Krlic is for Ari Aster's 2019 horror film and features a 16-piece orchestra.
    • Stonechild was released by Jesca Hoop. The fifth full-length release for the singer-songwriter was produced by John Parish and features guest appearances from Justis, Lucius and Kate Stables.
    • Horizon was released by Trash Kit. The third full-length release for the British post-punk trio is its first in five years.
    • The Flower and the Vessel was released by Félicia Atkinson. The latest full-length release for the French poet and experimental artist was created largely while she was pregnant and on tour.
    • The Soft Cavalry was released by The Soft Cavalry. The debut full-length release for the husband-and-wife duo of Steve Clarke and Slowdive's Rachel Goswell was produced by Steve's brother, Michael Clarke.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Sea of Solitude for PC is released. When humans get too lonely, they turn into monsters Sea of Solitude takes you on a personal journey of a young woman's loneliness. Set sail across a beautiful and evolving world, where nothing is quite what it seems. Meet fantastical creatures and monsters, learn their stories, and solve challenges. Explore a flooded city, either by boat, on foot, or by swimming through the water itself. Dare to look what lies beneath the surface, in a haunting struggle of darkness and light, and discover what it truly means to be human. KEY FEATURES - AN EMOTIONAL JOURNEY Sea of Solitude embarks players on a nuanced and intimate action-adventure, experienced through the mind of Kay, as she struggles to overcome her inner loneliness. Players must help Kay see below the surface and beyond, guiding her through her Sea of Solitude, in this deeply touching tale of darkness and light. - A METAPHORICAL WORLD As her journey evolves, Kay's dark and stormy environment begins to transform, with light and color shining into the world. Water levels rise and fall to reflect her own state of mind, transforming the flooded city landscape into new areas for the player to explore, with new challenges to face. - FACE THE MONSTERS WITHIN Encounter fantastical creatures, solve puzzles, and rid the world of tainted memories. Meet a variety of beautiful and terrifying monsters, each with their own struggles of loneliness to tell. Through confronting these monsters, Kay will not only learn more about them, but also herself, and what it means to be human.
    • Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle for Xbox One is released. Battle through the gripping narrative of Season 1 and 2 of the anime from a new perspective! Players can also enjoy original stories supervised by series creator Hajime Isayama.
    • Former governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral says he paid a $2 million bribe to secure votes for his city to be granted 2016 Olympics.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • English rapper Stormzy announces partnership with Penguin Books, an imprint called #Merky Books.
    • Heatwave in southern Quebec, Canada, kills 33.
    • At least 24 killed in explosions at pyrotechnics workshops in Tultepec, Mexico.
    • Saleswomen in Kerala, India, win right to sit down and take toilet breaks in new amendment to law.
    • US Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt resigns amid allegations of misconduct.
    • DEATHS
    • Saman Kunan, former Thai Navy SEAL, asphyxiates after delivering oxygen to 13 trapped people in Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand at 38.
    • Claude Lanzmann, Director.
    • Jean Louis Tauran, Religious Leader.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Kingdom Come: Deliverance - From The Ashes for PC is released. The first DLC for Kingdom Come: Deliverance introduces an entirely new type of adventure! You have an opportunity to participate in building a new village from the ground up and experience first-hand what it was like to create a new settlement. As a newly appointed bailiff, you must decide what buildings to erect and what people to bring in, and you must also settle disputes between the villagers. Each building is unique and comes with its own upgrades, material and labour requirements, so you will face some difficult decisions. A bailiff's lot is not an easy one, but he can still enjoy some fun after a hard day's work. Get yourself one of the new horses available and take it for a ride, throw a few dice against seasoned players in your new local tavern, match your skills against variously skilled opponents in your combat arena or just rest at home in your own comfortably furnished house.
    • Mushroom Wars 2 for Switch is released. Mushroom Wars 2 is a sequel to the Real-Time Strategy hit built upon the core gameplay experience that made the original Mushroom Wars so enjoyable. STORY-DRIVEN CAMPAIGN: Over 100 missions complete with boss battles. ONLINE MULTIPLAYER: Ranked and custom matches in various competitive modes for up to 4 players, including 2v2. 12 Hero Characters from 4 different tribes with unique special skills. Massive Short-Session Battles with up to 4K troops on the battlefield. Simple but Deep Gameplay with tons of tactics and skill-based moves. Variety of Map Configurations and modifiers that influence gameplay significantly. [Nintendo]
    • Pocket Rumble for Switch is released. Pocket Rumble retains all the gameplay elements that make traditional Street Fighter-style fighters great, but reduces the level of execution and memorization necessary to the bare minimum. That way experienced players can learn the game fast and be able to focus on deeper elements of strategy and mindgames, new players can learn the ins and outs of fighting games without being overwhelmed, and everyone can get their skills to a competitive level without too much grinding alone in training mode.Features:Simple,2-button controls and universal, easy special move inputs with no complex joystick motions.Short combos with easy timing and a straightforward cancel system.On-screen frame data bar and visual indicators for properties like invulnerability help players understand fighting game mechanics and how individual moves work.Simple, unambiguous health and damage system: All characters have 12 HP and all hits do 1 damage.Diverse cast of characters each with their own unique meter and mechanics.Quickly swap characters after a lost round to counterpick, just like between matches in a tournament, without slowing down the pace of the match.Near-flawless online multiplayer with GGPO netcode.Play with any combination of Joy-Con and Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for multiplayer wherever you go.Offline Modes:Arcade: Face off against the rest of the game's cast back to back! Can you survive all 8 matches?Versus: Play local matches with friends or the CPU, and get competitive with hidden cursors for double-blind character select at the touch of a button.Career: Take part in fictional fighting game tournaments around the globe, playing against AIs based on some of Pocket Rumble's top players and eventually facing off against AIs from some familiar faces in the FGC.Lessons: Robust tutorials that teach you the very basics of how fighting games workTraining: A fully-featured training mode with a variety of hotkeys and options including viewable hitboxes, save states, dummy recording and more.Online Modes:Ranked: Get matched up with players of your skill level online, earn points and rank up with Elo ratings, leaderboards including character-specific rankings, and a rematch button to challenge someone to an unranked set when you need that runback.Unranked: Invite your friends to play unranked matches just for fun!
    • Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr for Xbox One is released. Enter the Chaos-infested Caligari Sector and purge the unclean with the most powerful agents of the Imperium of Man.Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor Martyr is a grim Action-RPG featuring multiple classes of the Inquisition who will carry out the will of the Emperor even in the darkest reaches of the Imperium!THE NEXT MILESTONE IN THE EVOLUTION OF ARPGSThe first Action-RPG set in the grim future of the 41st Millennium takes the genre to its next level: an open-world sandbox game with a persistent universe with a huge variety of missions, tactical, brutal combat encounters in destructible environments and a storyline influenced by the community of players. Use the cover system for tactical advantage, shoot off limbs and perform executions in epic boss battles and become a Protector of any solar systems with your glorious actions!INQUISITORS: SECRET AGENTS AND SPECIALISTSForge your own playstyle with different character classes and specializations: hold your ground with the Crusader Inquisitor while enemies close in on you, bring in your finesse and cunning with the Death Cult Assassin background, or use the unspeakable powers of the Warp with the Primaris Psyker background. Choose from three specializations for each classes that fit your playstyle.TRAVERSE A WHOLE GALACTIC SECTORExplore the Star Map of the vast Caligari Sector, travel in different subsectors and explore an immense amount of solar systems, visit a growing number of unique points of interests: investigate on different planets with distinctive terrain conditions, fight your way through corridors of infested Void Stations, abandoned Star Forts and other diverse environments!FIGHT THE CORRUPTION TOGETHERYou can go solo as a lonely Inquisitor, but you can also assemble a team of your friends! Play missions in co-operative mode with up to 4 team members, blast away your foes together claiming great rewards, and form Cabals to gather your close allies! Inquisitorial Cabals are groups of Inquisitors working together. Cabals can progress just like characters do, and being a member can often grant special missions. The Inquisition has a lot of different factions with different agendas, and Cabals sometimes clash with each other in the shadows.IMPROVE YOUR WEAPONS, CRAFT MISSIONS AND TWEAK YOUR SKILLSLooking for a specific loot or reward? Use Uther's Tarot to set the conditions of your next mission, collect Blueprints and use Crafting to improve your equipment, and use the Inoculator to fine-tune your different skills. Choose your loadout to your advantage for each mission!A LIVING, EXPANDING WORLDWarhammer 40,000: Inquisitor Martyr is an ever-growing, long-lasting experience. Expansions and regular free updates will introduce new enemy factions, new terrain settings, new missions and mission types, new story-driven investigations and new gameplay features. Seasons are big, free updates that will introduce longer story arcs in which players can shape the persistent world of the Caligari sector with their actions. Daily Quests, Tiers and Power Levels ensure new challenges there's always something new to explore or to collect!

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Volvo Cars announces all new models by 2019 will be either hybrids or battery powered,1st automaker to do so.
    • 101 people reported shot,15 killed in Chicago, Illinois over 4th July weekend.
    • Shootout between drug cartels in Las Varas, Northern Mexico kills 14.
    • Followers of Indian spiritual leader Ashutosh Mahara win a court case,3 years after his death, to keep his body in a freezer in case he should return to life.
    • Arsenal FC breaks club transfer record, paying about €53m for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.
    • DEATHS
    • Irina Ratushinskaya, Soviet dissident poet (Beyond the Limit), who died of cancer at 63.
    • Pierre Henry, French composer (considered pioneer of musique concrète), who died at 89.
    • Snowfall: Season 1 is released. The John Singleton drama series about the rise of the crack epidemic in Los Angeles in the 1980s follows a young street dealer named Franklin Saint (Damson Idris); Mexican wrestler Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta); CIA operative Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson); and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the daughter of a Mexican crime lord.
    • Arizona Sunshine for PlayStation 4 is released. Arizona Sunshine thrusts you in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, exclusively in VR. Handle weapons with real-life movements, freely explore a post-apocalyptic world, and put your survival skills to the test with PS VR. []

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • FBI releases report stating Hillary Clinton was "extremely careless" handling classified emails but doesn't recommend prosecution.
    • DEATHS
    • Alirio Díaz, Venezuelan guitarist, composer, and musicologist, who died at 92.
    • Beatrice de Cardi, British archaeologist, who died at 102.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Furi for PC is released. Fight your way free in our frenzied all-boss fighter, and discover what’s waiting behind the last gate. Furi is all about the tension of one-on-one fights against deadly adversaries. It’s an intense, ultra-responsive game with a unique mix of fast-paced sword fighting and dual-stick shooting. Each of the formidable guardians - designed by Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki - has a unique and surprising combat style that requires focus and skill to defeat. The high-energy action gets a boost from an explosive soundtrack composed by electro musicians including Carpenter Brut.
    • Carmageddon: Max Damage for PlayStation 4 is released. Create carnage in a wide range of large open world environments and smaller battle arenas, with plenty of fun stuff to smash into, smash up, snap off and sling around. Explore city streets and country trails, arid deserts and icy wastelands all packed with juicy meatbags for your killing pleasure.
    • Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII for PlayStation 4 is released. With all officers playable, the lives of these colorful characters, the bonds created during battles, and much more combine to create a fresh new human drama. Strategy and battles, like naval battles and sieges, are done on a great scale, turning them into grand epic spectacles. We also use the vast expanse of China as a background to the “dynamism” of hundreds of characters each striving to expand their Force. All of this allows the player to experience the world of the Three Kingdoms like never before. The player becomes one of the characters of the Three Kingdoms drama and whether as a genius strategist, an unparalleled warrior, or something else, he must at times cooperate and at other times compete as he creates his own personal story of heroism in ancient China. [KOEI]
    • The Banner Saga 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Bold leadership decisions, wise use of resources, and skillful battle tactics are vital to ensure your Viking clans make it through alive. If played, your choices will carry over from the first game, or you can start fresh with new preset characters.

    On this day in 2015

    • DEATHS
    • Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2008), who died at 94.
    • Sakari Momoi, Supercentenarian.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Rocket League for PC is released. Soccer meets driving once again in this physics-based multiplayer-focused sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars. Choose a variety of high-flying vehicles equipped with huge rocket boosters to score aerial goals and pull-off game-changing saves.
    • SPORTS
    • FIFA Women's World Cup Final, BC Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Carli Lloyd scores a hat-trick as US beats Japan,5-2.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • The four surviving members of the Grateful Dead gave what they said would be their final performance, playing to over 70,000 fans at Chicago's Soldier Field. The shows came 20 years after the death of lead guitarist Jerry Garcia, who played his last show in the nation's third-largest city in 1995..
    • Writer and comedian John Mulaney at the age of 32 weds make-up artist Annamarie Tendler at the Onteora Mountain House in Boiceville, New York.
    • DEATHS
    • Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian, who died at 82.
    • Rosemary Murphy, American actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner), who died from esophageal cancer at 89.
    • Sharifah Aini, Pop Singer.
    • SPORTS
    • American pop singer Jessica Simpson (33) weds American NFL football player Eric Johnson (34) in Montecito, California.

    On this day in 2013

    • BIRTHS
    • Walah Al-Suhaim, Instagram Star, born in Saudi Arabia.
    • The Look of Love is released. Steve Coogan and director Michael Winterbottom continue their fruitful partnership with this epic portrait of the rise and fall of British nudie theater impresario Paul Raymond. The symbol of Soho, sex and sophistication from the swinging 60s to the 80s, Raymond almost single-handedly rewrote the cultural history of the UK with an empire of topless theaters and softcore magazines that would eventually make him the richest man in the country. [IFC Films]
    • The Crash Reel is released. Fifteen years of footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, pushing one another to ever more dangerous tricks, until Kevin crashes on a Park City half-pipe, barely surviving. As Kevin recovers from his injury, Shaun wins Gold. Now all Kevin wants to do is get on his snowboard again, even though medics and family fear this could kill him.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • The Way, Way Back is released. Over the course of a summer,14-year-old Duncan comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with a carefree employee at the local water park where he gets a job.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Stuck in Love is released. An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love over the course of a tumultuous year.
    • Just Like a Woman is released. Two Chicago housewives run off to Santa Fe to compete in a belly dancing competition.
    • GAMING: XBOX 360
    • CAPSIZED for Xbox 360 is released. As a space traveler who has crash-landed on a mysterious alien planet, players fight through hostile landscapes to save fellow shipmates from alien creatures. The first-person shooter game provides players with a constant sense of action and movement, with 12 new non-linear levels and completely explorable environments.
    • The Walking Dead: 400 Days for Xbox 360 is released. Join five new characters as they struggle to survive in The Walking Dead: 400 Days


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