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Today in the World Countries

  • Awal Mouharam is being celebrated in Djibouti, Djibouti
  • Awal Muharram is being celebrated in Malaysia
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Solomon Islands
  • Islamic New Year is being celebrated in most countries
  • Mouharam is being celebrated in Comoros
  • Muharram is being celebrated in Egypt, Egypt
  • Muharram / Islamic New Year is being celebrated in Indonesia
  • Rath Yatra is being celebrated in India
  • Saba Saba is being celebrated in Tanzania
  • People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • MOVIES: JULY 7 2023
  • Joy Ride is released. When Audrey’s (Ashley Park) business trip to Asia goes sideways, she enlists the aid of Lolo (Sherry Cola), her irreverent, childhood best friend who also happens to be a hot mess; Kat (Stephanie Hsu), her college friend turned Chinese soap star; and Deadeye (Sabrina Wu), Lolo’s eccentric cousin. Their no-holds-barred, epic experience becomes a journey of bonding, friendship, belonging, and wild debauchery that reveals the universal truth of what it means to know and love who you are.
  • Earth Mama is released. A pregnant single mother, with two children in foster care, embraces her Bay Area community as she fights to reclaim her family.

On this day in 2022

  • Moonhaven: Season 1 is released. Lunar pilot Bella Sway (Emma McDonald) teams up with detective Paul Serno (Dominic Monaghan) to stop a conspiracy to take control of a moon colony in this sci-fi drama series set 100 years in the future.
  • GWENT: Rogue Mage for PC is released. GWENT: Rogue Mage is a first single-player expansion to GWENT: The Witcher Card Game. It combines elements of roguelike, deckbuilding, and strategy games with GWENT card battles.
  • Witch Strandings for PC is released. You are a point of light in a new open world Strand-type game. Create pathways through the darkness, nurture the creatures of the Forest, repair ancient structures, and ultimately: confront the Witch who broke this place.
  • Matchpoint: Tennis Championships for PlayStation 5 is released. The season starts now – grab your racket and become the world’s next tennis champion! Your opponent is on the court and the crowd waits for a promising challenger for the grand finale… Are you ready for Matchpoint?
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces his resignation at Downing Street after pressure from, and mass resignations of his ministers.

On this day in 2021

  • World's biggest sandcastle 21.16 high (69.4 feet), using nearly 5,000 tonnes of sand completed in Blokhus, Denmark.
  • Chick Vennera, American actor (Thank God It's Friday; High Risk; Milagro Beanfield War; Animaniacs), who died of lung cancer at 74.
  • Odalis Santos Mena, Model.
  • Robert Downey Sr., Director.
  • Monsters at Work: Season 1 is released. New Monsters University graduate Tylor Tuskmon (voiced by Ben Feldman) joins Monsters, Inc. where he learns about laughs instead of scares in this animated sequel to the 2001 film Monsters, Inc.
  • Unavowed for Switch is released. Join the ranks of the Unavowed, and fight against the oncoming darkness.A demon possessed you one year ago. Since that day, you unwillingly tore a trail of bloodshed through New York City. Waking up on a stormy rooftop, you meet your saviors: the Unavowed, an ancient society dedicated to stopping evil. Life as you knew it is over, but by joining them you have a chance to reverse some of the damage you’ve done—and, if you choose wisely, to redeem yourself.Shape your hero: Name the playable character, choose their gender, and pick from three origin stories to customize the protagonist.Choose your party: Select two out of four companions to join you on missions across the boroughs of New York City. Each member of the Unavowed has a unique personality and skillset, providing different solutions to the obstacles you’ll encounter.Follow your conscience: Difficult choices await. In Unavowed’s subtly branching storyline, your decisions could come back to help you… or haunt you.Play how you want: Controls refined for Nintendo Switch™ allow you to play comfortably with either the Joy-Con™ controllers or the touch screen.
  • Jovenel Moïse, Haitian politician, President of Haiti (2017-21), assassinated at 53.
  • Carlos Reutemann, Argentine auto racer (World F1 Drivers C'ship 1981 runner-up; 3 x third) and politician (governor of Santa Fe 2003-21), who died from a digestive hemorrhage at 79.
  • Haiti president Jovenel Moïse assassinated in his home in Pétionville, Haiti, state of emergency declared across the country.
  • Stanley Cup Final, Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL: Defending champions Tampa Bay Lightning beat Montreal Canadiens,1-0 in Game 5; retain title,4-1.

On this day in 2020

  • India surpasses Russia to become the world's third-worst affected country, daily COVID-19 pandemic cases exceeding 20,000 and total cases over 700,000.
  • Texas records more than 10,000 daily cases of COVID-19 pandemic for the 1st time.
  • Dannes Coronel, Ecuadorian soccer defender (27 caps; El Nacional), who died from a heart attack at 47.
  • NASCAR Heat 5 for PlayStation 4 is released. NASCAR heat 5, the official video game of the world's most popular stockcar racing Series, puts you behind the wheel of these incredible racing machines and challenges you to become the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion. Features all the official teams, drivers and cars from the three NASCAR national series as well as the Xtreme dirt Tour, racing on 38 Authentic tracks. All official 2020 NASCAR tracks, teams, cars, drivers and schedule from four racing Series - the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY series, NASCAR gander rv & outdoors Truck series and fan-favorite, the extreme dirt Tour. Split screen multiplayer allows you to race against your friends on the same screen.
  • Superliminal for Switch is released. Perception is reality. Escape from a mind-bending dream where everything is exactly as it seems.As you fall asleep with the TV on at 3AM, you remember catching a glimpse of the commercial from Dr.Pierce’s Somnasculpt dream therapy program. By the time you open your eyes, you’re already dreaming - beginning the first stages of this experimental program. Welcome to Superliminal.Superliminal is a first-person puzzle game based on forced perspective and optical illusions. Puzzles in this game give you a sense of the unexpected. Players need to change their perspective and think outside the box to wake up from the dream.
  • Brazilian President Jair Bonsonaro announces he has tested positive for COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Violent protests in Belgrade, Serbia, at government announcement of weekend lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic surge.

On this day in 2019

  • Copa América Final, Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro: Home team Brazil win their 9th title, beating Peru,3-1; first title since 2007.
  • Greek national elections won by center-right New Democracy party headed by Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
  • Nigeria, Africa'biggest economy, joins the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), in attempt to create world's largest free trade area.
  • Mississippi closes all its beaches due to toxic algae bloom due to flooding of the Mississippi River.
  • Sutopo Nugroho, Politician.
  • Greg Johnson, Canadian hockey center (Nashville Predators captain 2002-06), who died at 48.
  • FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu: Defending champions US win record 4th title beating the Netherlands,2-0, Megan Rapinoe Player of the Match.

On this day in 2018

  • Paul Fetler, American composer (December Stillness; Three Poems By Walt Whitman), who died at 98.
  • Michel De Bourbon-Parma, Race Car Driver.
  • Tony Tantarelli, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2017

  • United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty adopted in New York, without participation of nuclear countries.
  • Tesla Motors produces its first mass-market car, the Model 3.
  • G-20 summit of world leaders begins in Hamburg, Germany amid violent protests.
  • A Ghost Story is released. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. [A24]
  • Our Time Will Come is released. Based on the true story of Fang Gu (Zhou Xun), a school teacher, and the legendary, JinJin “Blackie” Lau (Eddie Peng), Our Time Will Come recounts the exploits of the Dongjiang during World War II. Tasked with fighting against the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, this ragtag group of guerrillas recruits Gu, all against the wishes of her childhood sweetheart, Li Jinrong (Wallace Huo).
  • The Rehearsal is released. Stanley, a naive 1st year drama student meets Isolde and begins a sweet, first love affair. Goaded by Hannah, the charismatic, domineering Head of Acting, Stanley uncovers a talent and ambition he didn’t know he had. When his group hits on a sex scandal that involves Isolde’s tennis prodigy sister as fertile material for their end-of-year show, Stanley finds himself profoundly torn.
  • The Sea is released. The story of a man who returns to the sea where he spent his childhood summers in search of peace following the death of his wife.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming is released. A young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
  • City of Ghosts is released. City of Ghosts follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”— a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With astonishing, deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.
  • As Light Return was released by The Telescopes. The ninth full-length release for the British psychedelic/space rock bandled by Stephen Lawrie features guest appearances from the Scottish band St Deluxe.
  • A Walk With Love and Death was released by Melvins. The second disc from the double album from the rock band includes the soundtrack to the Jesse Neiminen short film of the same name.
  • Boo Boo was released by Toro y Moi. The fifth full-length solo release for Chaz Bear (he officially changed his name from Chaz Bundick) was created when he had an identity crisis and started listening to music including Daft Punk, Frank Ocean, and Oneohtrix Point Never.
  • Hug of Thunder was released by Broken Social Scene. The fifth full-length studio release for the Canadian alternative rock collective features many of the original members including Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric; Amy Millan and Evan Cranley of Stars; Charles Spearin and Ohad Benchetrit of Do Make Say Think; and Leslie Feist.
  • Moonshine Freeze was released by This Is the Kit. The fourth full-length release for the alternative folk rock project of Kate Stables was produced by John Parish.
  • Every Valley was released by Public Service Broadcasting. The impact of deindustrialization on Welsh mining industry is the theme of the third full-length release from the British art-rock band.
  • Issa Album was released by 21 Savage. The debut studio release for the Atlanta rapper features production from DJ Mustard, Jake One, Metro Boomin, Southside, and Zaytoven.
  • Something To Tell You was released by HAIM. The second full-length release for the trio of sisters was co-produced with Ariel Rechtshaid and features contributions from Rostam Batmanglij and Dev Hynes.
  • Pop Voodoo was released by Black Grape. The first new music from the band in over 20 years reunites Shaun Ryder and Kermit on an album produced by Youth.
  • Little Nightmares: The Depths for PlayStation 4 is released. Others lead the escape but the Kid drops down into the Depths of the Maw. Little does he know that this murky place is home to The Granny - abandoned to decay and rage she will let no-one go. He must struggle on if he wants to survive, leap from floating debris to avoid being pulled into the treacherous waters, and find a way to create a path through the depths.
  • Accel World vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight for PlayStation 4 is released. Svart Alfheim and the Accelerated World have begun to merge. In the midst of the chaos, Yui has gone missing. Kirito must challenge the Seven Kings of pure color from the Accelerated World to gain access to her location. RECRUIT YOUR FAVOURITE CHARACTERS among a large roster from the anime and novel series.TAKE THE SKIES using your flying abilities, deploy magic and sword skills to perform outstanding aerial strikes!DEFY GRAVITY with hyper jumping skill, accelerate your movement before giving a Coup de Grace!UNITE FOR THE FIGHT in fierce online multiplayer featuring multiple modes supporting up to 4 players. This version of the game includes the DLC "Castaway From Another World".
  • Egil Monn-Iversen, Norwegian pianist, composer, and conductor (Norwegian National Opera and Ballet,1981-96), who died at 89.

On this day in 2016

  • Deadlock in battle for Aleppo broken when Russian air strikes cut rebel access to the city,250,000 people put under siege.
  • In Dallas Texas, lone gunman shots and kills five police officers, wounding others during a protest march against fatal police shootings of African Americans.
  • " Million Dollar Listing New York" realtor Ryan Serhant at the age of 32 weds lawyer Emilia Bechrakis on the island of Corfu in Greece.
  • Peter Riley, Race Car Driver.
  • Rokusuke Ei, Japanese author and lyricist (Sukiyaki), who died at 83.
  • Clyde Dagit, Race Car Driver.
  • INSIDE for PC is released. Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.
  • The Lion's Song for PC is released. The Lion’s Song is a narrative adventure game. It is set against the backdrop of early 20th century Austria with every episode following a different character. The Lion's Song is a series of four self-contained point & click stories connected into an overarching narrative, where player choices will affect the way in which the story unfolds. Set against the backdrop of early 20th century Austria, every episode follows a different character, each blessed with an exceptional creative mind. The game pulls players into a story of personal struggle for creativity, human connections and inspiration.

On this day in 2015

  • The Official Charts Company overhauled the way it compiles the UK Top 40 in an effort to stop A-list artists elbowing newer acts out of the way. The move was prompted by Ed Sheeran, whose new album ÷ [Divide] proved so popular that it propelled 16 tracks into the top 20 in March..
  • John Greenwood, Race Car Driver.
  • Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm for PC is released. Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm is a novel, traditional-style 2D fighting game with eleven playable characters and which aspires to delivering solid game play and high quality production values.
  • Skullgirls: 2nd Encore for PlayStation 4 is released. In challenges, players square off against opponents with a variety of unique battle conditions to test their mettle. Can you beat Big Band without jumping? Or defeat triple Doubles?
  • Pneuma: Breath of Life for PlayStation 4 is released. Pneuma: Breath of Life is an enthralling first person puzzler putting gamers minds to the test in a visually stunning world using Unreal Engine 4 and Physically Based Rendering. Pneuma provides players with a sense of awe and a relentless determination to solve every puzzle and progress through a narrated story of self-discovery, exploring the fundamental nature of being. This is the first person puzzler of 2015 which is designed to force players think outside the box and explore beyond what they know as reality. Play as a god, Pneuma, and listen to his comical self-obsessed inner monologue whilst he takes you on a journey exploring and traversing his puzzling world. Rack your brain and progress through a series of environmental challenges that require perception, observation, and lateral thinking skills to succeed. Lift bridges, rotate platforms and move entire buildings all with the power of your mind. This game isn't about your skill with a controller, it's about how you perceive and analyse situations. Push your brain to its limits in this exciting new first person puzzler as Pneuma contemplates the nature of reality and you explore the ontological mystery of the Breath of Life.
  • Rocket League for PlayStation 4 is released. Features improved physics, faster gameplay, and better visuals. An all-new Season Mode with unlockable items, multiple arenas, and moreThe return of 2-,3- and 4-player split-screen.

On this day in 2014

  • Israel launches a "counter-terrorist operation" dubbed Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza.
  • Eduard Shevardnadze, Politician.
  • Bora Todorovic, Movie Actor.
  • Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine soccer forward (Spain 31 caps, Argentina 6, Colombia 4; European Cup 1956-60; Real Madrid) and manager (European Cup Winners'Cup: 1980 Valencia), who died from a heart attack at 88.
  • Richard "Dick" Jones, American actor (" Pinocchio "- Pinocchio, The Frontiersman), who died at 87.
  • Paperback Ghosts was released by Comet Gain. The seventh full-length studio release for the British indie pop band led by David Feck was produced by Simon Trought.
  • Chroma was released by Eugene McGuinness. The fourth full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Dan Carey.
  • Futurology was released by Manic Street Preachers. The 12th full-length release for the Welsh alternative rock trio was recorded at the same time as 2013's Rewind the Film and features guest appearances from Cian Ciaran, Green Gartside, Nina Hoss, and Georgia Ruth.

On this day in 2013

  • 10 people are killed after an air taxi crashes in Soldotna, Alaska.
  • Mc Daleste, Rapper.
  • Anna Wing, British stage and screen actress (EastEnders,1985-88 - "Lou Beale" ; Blithe Spirit), who died at 98.
  • Donald J. Irwin, American politician (32nd Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut), who died from heart failure at 86.


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