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  • Capital Day is being celebrated in Kazakhstan
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Comoros, Malawi
  • Jan Hus Day is being celebrated in Czech Republic
  • King Mindaugas' Day is being celebrated in Lithuania
  • People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • DEATHS
    • Alonzo Howard, Instagram Star.
    • Bryan Marchment, Canadian NHL defenseman,1989-2006 (Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks, and 7 other teams), who died at 53.
    • James Caan, Movie Actor.
    • Kazuki Takahashi, Cartoonist.
    • Fire of Love is released. Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and documenting their discoveries. Ultimately, they lost their lives in a 1991 volcanic explosion, leaving a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world. [Neon]
    • MOVIES: TV14
    • Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between is released. After making a pact to break up before college, Claire and Aidan retrace the steps of their relationship on one last epic date, revisiting familiar and unexpected places as they question: stay together or say goodbye forever?
    • Maggie (2022): Season 1 is released. Psychic Maggie (Rebecca Rittenhouse) suddenly begins seeing her future after meeting a stranger in this comedy co-written by Justin Adler and Maggie Mull.
    • Dramatic day in British politics as more than 40 government ministers and aides withdraw their support from PM Boris Johnson and resign, a 24 hour record.

    On this day in 2021

    • I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson: Season 2 is released. The sketch comedy series returns for a second season.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Watch Dogs: Legion - Bloodline for PC is released. Set before the events of Watch Dogs: Legion, the DLC expansion introduces a new storyline that tasks original Watch Dogs protagonist Aiden Pearce with stealing a robot-controlling device from Broca Tech – only to see the job go south as Watch Dogs 2’s Wrench interferes. Check out the trailer below to see how Aiden’s carefully laid plans unravel, and what he now risks as a result. Both Aiden and Wrench are playable during Bloodline’s story, and with the Season Pass or an in-game purchase, they can be added to your DedSec Resistance in the main campaign or in the Online mode. Each also comes with new abilities: Aiden can aim in slow-mo after a takedown, gets a damage buff with a well-timed reload, or disable nearby electronics with a System Crash. Wrench – in addition to an MPX SMG and LTL grenade launcher, both with custom skins – carries a big custom hammer named Lady Smash, deploys mini flashbangs called Ninja Balls, and can summon a custom drone named Sergei. [Ubisoft]
    • Ys IX: Monstrum Nox for Switch is released. While imprisoned in Balduq, Adol is cursed and becomes a Monstrum. With his newfound powers, he must stop the Grimwald Nox from consuming the city. Feared Protectors: Play as any of the six notorious Monstrum, each with their own unique Gifts that grant abilities such as scaling sheer walls or detecting hidden objects to protect the city from shadowy creatures. The World Within the Walls: Explore the massive city, accept quests to aid the townsfolk, and enter the Grimwald Nox to vanquish the threats to Balduq. Strength of the Night: Familiar mechanics such as Flash Dodge and Flash Guard allow you to outmaneuver your foes, while new additions such as Gifts and Boost Mode further augment your ability to fight. Story"What is real is defined by what is not.Who one is defined by who one isn't."To move forward, one must accept these truths."Yes, in this prisonthis cradlemy dreams and reality became one."Renowned adventurer Adol "the Red"Christin and his companion Dogi arrive at Balduq, a city annexed by the Romun Empire, only for Adol to be detained before setting foot inside. While imprisoned, he meets a mysterious woman named Aprilis who turns him into a Monstrum, a being with supernatural Gifts and the power to exorcise monsters. Now, Adol must ally with his fellow Monstrum to fend off the fearsome threats emerging from a shadowy dimension called the Grimwald Nox, as well as unravel the mysteries of the Monstrum curse, and the truth behind the unrest within Balduq.
    • The Silver Case 2425 for Switch is released. The Silver 2425 includes 2 games: The Silver Case and The 25th Ward: The Silver Case.
    • Mary Simon is named Canada's first indigenous Governor General by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes agrees to the largest contract for an athlete in sports history, inking a 12-year deal that could end up being worth US$503 million.
    • America officially begins withdrawaling from the World Health Organization.
    • Zoonotic diseases, which jump from animals to humans, are increasing due to unsustainable farming and climate change according to new report by the UN.
    • DEATHS
    • Charlie Daniels, American singer (Devil Went Down to Georgia), who died at 83.
    • Ennio Morricone, Composer.
    • Joe Porcaro, American jazz and session drummer and percussionist (Lalo Schifrin; Rosemary Clooney; Toto), and educator (Los Angeles College of Music), who died at 90.
    • Kyle Roberts, Rapper.
    • F1 2020 for PlayStation 4 is released. For the first time, players can create their own F1® team by creating a driver, then choosing a sponsor, an engine supplier, hiring a teammate and competing as the 11th team on the grid. Build facilities, develop the team over time and drive to the top. Customise your 10-year career mode, with a choice of F2™ Championship introduction options and season lengths to allow for a more exciting, multiple season, career. The addition of split-screen racing, a new steering assist and a more accessible race experience means that you can enjoy the game with friends, no matter what your skill level. F1® 2020 features all the official teams, drivers and 22 circuits, including two new races: Hanoi Circuit and Circuit Zandvoort. Online connection required to download the final teams’ 2020 cars (as applicable) and F2™ 2020 season content.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • LA Clippers acquire 2 NBA megastars in one day; Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard from Toronto in free agency, and Paul George from OKC for an unprecedented trade bounty of players and picks.
    • Jorge Masvidal (34-13) sets a UFC record by needing just 5 seconds to KO Ben Askren (19-1,1 NC) during their welterweight bout at UFC 239 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Super Rugby Final, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders win their 10th title with a 19-3 win over Argentina's Jaguares.
    • DEATHS
    • Martin Charnin, American Broadway stage singer, dancer (West Side Story), director, and lyricist (Annie), who died after a heart attack at 84.
    • Joao Gilberto, Guitarist.
    • João Gilberto, Guitarist.
    • George Kay, Rugby Player.
    • Cameron Boyce, American actor (Mirrors, Jessie), who died from an epileptic seizure at 20.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Iranian instagram star Maedeh Hojabri confesses on state TV for posting videos of her dancing.
    • Floods and landslides begin in south-western Japan, killing at least 200 people with more missing. Evacuation orders for nearly 2 million..
    • Paraguay has eliminated malaria in announcement by the World Health organization.
    • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda is released. One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades. From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new masterpiece. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.
    • Sorry to Bother You is released. In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.
    • Bleeding Steel is released. Lin (Jackie Chan) is a police inspector in modern Hong Kong. While tracking down a deranged, mecha-enhanced villain, Lin discovers that a geneticist's lost bio-chemical invention has been surgically implanted into his missing daughter. With the help of a young hacker, Lin connects the dots between the device that haunts his daughter, his enemy's sinister army, and a strange cultural phenomenon called "Bleeding Steel."
    • Whitney is released. Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48. The documentary feature Whitney is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Ant-Man and the Wasp is released. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.
    • MOVIES: TV14
    • The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter is released. Buck Ferguson (Josh Brolin), famous for hunting whitetail deer, plans a special episode of his hunting show around a bonding weekend with his estranged son, Jaden (Montana Jordan). With trusted - but hapless - cameraman and friend Don (Danny McBride) in tow, Buck sets out for what soon becomes an unexpectedly epic adventure of father-son reconnection in the great outdoors. [Netflix]
    • ALBUMS
    • Palo Santo was released by Years & Years. The second full-length release for the British electronic pop trio led by Olly Alexander features contributions from such artist as Greg Kurstin, Steve Mac, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, and Two Inch Punch.
    • Jellies was released by 77:78. The debut full-length release for the side project from The Bees' Aaron Fletcher and Tim Parkin was recorded on the Isle of Wight.
    • Closer Apart was released by Okzharp. This is the debut full-length release for the collaboration between South African producer Okzharp and Die Antwoord's Manthe Ribane.
    • Endless Scroll was released by Bodega. The debut full-length release for the Brooklyn art rock/post-punk group led by Ben Hozie was produced by Parquet Courts' Austin Brown.
    • I'll Tell You What! was released by RP Boo. The third full-length release for the Chicago footwork artist features guest appearances from Crossfire and DJ Phil.
    • Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosário of Mozambique sacks the board of Lam Airlines after he is left stranded when a plane runs out of fuel.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • France announces it will ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040.
    • Jay-Z's digital-only album 4:44 went platinum within five days - despite limits on who could access it. The music was only available on Tidal, the star's own streaming service, and to customers of US mobile firm Sprint. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) platinum certification, which requires more than one million sales, is rare for digital-only albums. The RIAA only started counting digital streams last year, with 1,500 plays considered equal to one album sale..
    • DEATHS
    • Joan Lee, Model.
    • Thomas E. Sanders, American aerial cameraman (Living Daylights), who died at 63.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Kirby's Blowout Blast for 3DS is released. Inhaling foes and blow them away in 3D environments across 25+ stages. Inhale enough enemies and you can launch one huge Blaster Bullet capable of wiping out a troop of Waddle Dees. Now's your chance to battle iconic bosses like Kracko Jr and King Dedede in 3D. Inhaling multiple enemies to launch Blaster Bullets is a great way to pump up your score and go for a bronze, silver, or gold star. Another way to score big is to rack up a combo by continuously firing at enemies without missing. Or you could always just collect coins as you jump across platforms. As you progress, you'll unlock EX stages, which provide a tougher challenge to master. Celebrate your victories by tapping a Kirby series amiibo figure to build a statue in the plaza that plays new music. [Nintendo]
    • Toby: The Secret Mine for PlayStation 4 is released. Get lost in the shadows and pray you find your way out... A peaceful way of life in a small village in the mountains was thrown into disorder. Someone has kidnapped most of its residents. A couple of brave hearts tried to rescue their friends but none of them has returned. Little Toby didn't want to just sit and wait so he decided to find them by himself. He went to the near deep forest but he soon realized this is just a beginning. Go with Toby on an eerie adventure in a dark and creepy world full of dangerous situations, enemies and challenging puzzles.
    • Vaccine for Switch is released. Find a vaccine for your infected friend before the time runs out, but be aware your friend will relapse sooner or later and you will have to find a new vaccine in a new randomly rebuilt house. Will you be able uncover the mystery to save your friend once and for all!?Vaccine is a new approach on Survival Horrors inspired by those of the 90s. You can choose between the two members of a special bio-hazard rapid response team, each starting with their own unique differential abilities. They are trapped in a strange house populated by dangerous mutated creatures, they will have to find a vaccine for another team member who is infected with a deadly virus.Unless you uncover the mystery of the house, every time you bring back the vaccine, the infected team member will relapse and you will be presented with a new randomly rebuilt house. You will be able to gain experience points from different actions and use them on the skills you think will be more beneficial, bringing a more tactical approach compared to the games it takes inspiration from.
    • Implosion - Never Lose Hope for Switch is released. IMPLOSION is a Sci-Fi Hack and Slash game where the protagonist fights against enemies known as XADA using WM-III (WarMech-3) battle suits.
    • Flip Wars for Switch is released. Leap into the air and Hip Drop onto the board below to flip adjacent panels around where you land and change them to your colour. Knock Out your opponent by flipping any panels they’re standing on, and watch them fly off the board – be careful where you stand, though, as they can send you flying, too! Prevent your rivals from reclaiming nearby panels and catch them off guard by adjusting your landing zone in mid-air, or by performing a Hip Drop feint. [Nintendo]
    • Bulb Boy for Switch is released. A 2D horror puzzle adventure about a boy with a glowing head. One gloomy night, Bulb Boy wakes suddenly from a frightening nightmare to discover that evil has overshadowed the Bulbhouse. His family has disappeared and there are horrid monsters lurking in the shadows. Gather the courage and use his glass head to save everything he loves.
    • Illinois State Senate votes to override Governor Bruce Rauner's veto to approve 1st budget in more than two years, longest-lasting such dispute of any state.
    • Sri Lankan government confirms outbreak of dengue fever has killed at least 227.
    • SPORTS
    • Heinz Schneiter, Swiss football player and manager, who died at 82.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • Chilcot Report, UK's Iraqi War Inquiry released; concludes Tony Blair overstated case for war and was unpreparaed.
    • African American Alton Sterling is shot by Louisiana police in Baton Rouge, while being restrained on the ground, the killing is filmed.
    • South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to 6 years in jail for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
    • NFL quarterback Russell Wilson at the age of 27 weds singer-songwriter Ciara at the age of 30 at the Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England.
    • Under the Sun is released. "My father says that Korea is the most beautiful country... Korea is the land of the rising sun, "says eight-year-old schoolgirl Zin-mi. Despite continuous interference by government handlers, director Vitaly Mansky still managed to document life in Pyongyang, North Korea in this fascinating portrait of one girl and her parents in the year as she prepares to join the Korean Children's Union on the Day Of The Shining Star (Kim Jong-Il's birthday). As the family receives instruction on how to be the ideal patriots, Mansky's watchful camera capture details from comrades struggling to stay awake during an official event to Zin-mi's tears at a particularly grueling dance lesson. [Icarus Films]
    • SPORTS
    • Pokémon Go, the real-world mobile game by Niantic, is first released.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • Floyd Mayweather Jr. is stripped of his WBO welterweight boxing title after failing to pay $200k sanctioning fee and vacate his 2 junior middleweight titles.
    • DEATHS
    • Ed Hage, Race Car Driver.
    • Masabumi Kikuchi, Japanese jazz pianist, synthesizer player, and composer, who died of a subdural hematoma at 75.
    • ALBUMS
    • Work It Out was released by Lucy Rose. The second full-length solo release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Rich Cooper.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Israeli Air Force strike kills 7 Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
    • Talent manager Scooter Braun at the age of 33 weds philanthropist Yael Cohen at the age of 28 in Whistler, British Columbia.
    • DEATHS
    • Kathy Stobart, British jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader, and teacher, who died of a stroke at 89.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • 42 people are killed and 5 missing after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and set of fires in Lac-Megantic, Quebec.
    • 3 people are killed and 181 are injured after a Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco Airport.
    • British & Irish Lions Rugby Union team thrash Australia,41-16 in Sydney for a 2-1 series win, their first against the Wallabies since 1997.
    • Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash lands in San Francisco International Airport. The plane was en route to San Francisco from Incheon International Airport, South Korea. The crash, which killed 3 people and injured at least 190 others, was the first fatal incident involving a Boeing 777 since it came on the market in 1995..
    • Actress Elisha Cuthbert at the age of 30 weds ice hockey player Dion Phaneuf at St James Catholic Church in Summerfield, Canada.
    • DEATHS
    • Bob Pratt, Race Car Driver.


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