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  • Constitution Day is being celebrated in Palau
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Argentina, South Sudan
  • People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Russian air strike on a residential building in Chasiv Yar, eastern Ukraine kills at least 47.
    • DEATHS
    • András Törocsik, Hungarian soccer forward (45 caps; Újpest Dozsa FC, Montpellier), who died of pneumonia at 67.
    • Ethan Reyes, Rapper.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • Death Valley, California, hits temperature of 130 degrees F (54.4 C), one of the highest temperatures ever recorded on earth.
    • British road cyclist Mark Cavendish wins Nîmes to Carcassonne stage 13 of the Tour de France for his record equalling 34th career stage victory; equals Eddy Merckx's mark.
    • June 2021 declared US's hottest June ever recorded in 127 years, average temperature 72.6 degrees F (4.2 degrees above average).
    • DEATHS
    • (Jonathan) "Jono" Coleman, British-Australian television and radio, writer, and comedian, who died of prostate cancer at 65.
    • Jehan Sadat [Safwat Raouf], Widow of Anwar Sadat and 1st Lady of Egypt (1970-81), who died at 87.
    • Paul Mariner, English soccer striker (35 caps; Plymouth Argyle, Ipswich Town, Arsenal, Portsmouth) and coach (Plymouth Argyle, Toronto FC), who died from brain cancer at 68.
    • Fear Street Part Two: 1978 is released. Shadyside,1978. School’s out for summer and the activities at Camp Nightwing are about to begin. But when another Shadysider is possessed with the urge to kill, the fun in the sun becomes a gruesome fight for survival.
    • Scales is released. Set in a dystopian landscape, Scales is the story of a young strong-willed girl, Hayat, who lives in a poor fishing village governed by a dark tradition in which every family must give one daughter to the sea creatures who inhabit the waters nearby. In turn the sea creatures are hunted by the men of the village. Saved from this fate by her father, Hayat is considered a curse on the village and grows up an outcast. Nevertheless, she does not surrender to this fate and fights for a place within her village. After her mother gives birth to a baby boy, Hayat must accept the brutal custom of giving herself to the sea creatures or finding a way to escape.
    • The Woman Who Ran is released. While her husband is on a business trip, Gamhee (Kim Minhee) has three separate encounters with friends. Youngsoon (Seo Youngwha) is divorced, has given up meat and likes to garden in her backyard. Suyoung (Song Seonmi) has a crush on her architect neighbor and is being hounded by a young poet she met at the bar. Woojin (Kim Saebyuk) works for a movie theater. Their meeting is polite, but strained. Before long, their shared history bubbles to the surface.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52 is released. The Loneliest Whale is a cinematic quest to find the “52 Hertz Whale, ” which scientists believe has spent its entire life in solitude calling out at a frequency that is different from any other whale. As the film embarks on this engrossing journey, audiences will explore what this whale’s lonely plight can teach us — not just about our changing relationship to the oceans, but to each other.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Summertime is released. Over the course of a hot summer day in Los Angeles, the lives of 25 young Angelinos intersect. A skating guitarist, a tagger, two wannabe rappers, an exasperated fast-food worker, a limo driver—they all weave in and out of each other’s stories. Through poetry they express life, love, heartache, family, home, and fear. One of them just wants to find someplace that still serves good cheeseburgers.
    • Black Widow is released. Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
    • This Way Up: Season 2 is released. Aine makes a decision on Richard (Tobias Menzies), while her sister Shona has her own relationship issues with Vish (Aasif Mandvi) and her business partner, Charlotte (Indira Varma).
    • ALBUMS
    • Treasure of Love was released by The Flatlanders. The first full-length studio release in 12 years for the Texas trio that includes Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock was produced by Lloyd Maines.
    • Vince Staples was released by Vince Staples. The fourth full-length studio release for the Southern California rapper was produced by Kenny Beats and features a guest appearance from Fousheé.
    • Temporary High in the Violet Skies was released by Snoh Aalegra. The third full-length studio release for the Los Angeles-based R&B artist features guest appearances from James Fauntleroy and Tyler, The Creator.
    • Exit Wounds was released by The Wallflowers. The first new full-length release in nine years for the Jakob Dylan-led rock project was produced by Butch Walker.
    • Mythopoetics was released by Half Waif. The fifth full-length release for the Nandi Rose solo project was produced with Zubin Hensler.
    • Mirror II was released by The Goon Sax. The third full-length release for the Australian trio was recorded in Bristol by producer John Parish.
    • It Won't Always Be like This was released by Inhaler. The debut full-length release for the Irish indie rock band led by Elijah Hewson (the eldest son of U2's Bono) was produced by Anthony Genn.
    • Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin for Switch is released. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin offers both RPG and Monster Hunter fans a unique new experience with a rich storyline featuring charming characters, challenging quests and friendly encounters with familiar monsters from the Monster Hunter series. Assuming the role of a young Monster Rider who can use a Kinship Stone to form strong bonds with monsters, players can gain experience and improve their skills to form deeper connections with these wonderful creatures. When ready, players can embark on memorable adventures filled with dramatic events and heartwarming friendships as the epic tale unfolds.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • McGirt v. Oklahoma, in landmark case US Supreme Court rules Congress had not disestablished Oklahoma Indian reserves.
    • The Beach House is released. Escaping to his family’s beach house to reconnect, Emily and Randall find their off-season trip interrupted by Mitch and Jane Turner, an older couple acquainted with Randall’s estranged father. Unexpected bonds form as the couples let loose and enjoy the isolation, but it all takes an ominous turn as increasingly strange environmental phenomena begin to warp their peaceful evening. As the effects of an infection become evident, Emily struggles to make sense of the contagion before it’s too late.
    • Expecting Amy is released. The three-part documentary series follows comedian Amy Schumer throughout her pregnancy and includes behind-the-scenes of her life on tour as well as planning out a stand-up special.
    • CrossCode for PlayStation 4 is released. A retro-inspired 2D Action RPG set in the distant future. A story about the distant future of gaming - from an unexpected angle. Plenty of characters and plot twists included. Master the bouncing ball mechanics and solve a whole bunch of puzzles. CrossCode has fast, action-packed combat filled with damage numbers. And we still managed to squeeze some strategy in there. Be a proper avatar and master all 4 elements: Cold, Heat, Shock and Wave. What, those are not the right elements? No idea what you are talking about. Being a proper RPG, CrossCode comes with tons of skills, equipment, items, NPCs, quests and all those fun little things consuming your precious time. CrossCode is full of awesome: huge hostile cyborg crabs, a seaman with a jetpack and head-banging meerkats.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Northern Ireland MPs vote to extend same-sex marriage and make abortion legal to bring it in line with rest of UK.
    • Indian restaurateur "dosa king" P. Rajagopal finally begins his life sentence for organizing a murder,15 years after he was convicted.
    • DEATHS
    • Rip Torn [Elmore Rual Torn Jr], American actor, voice artist and comedian (Cross Creek, The Larry Sanders Show), who died at 88.
    • I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter is released. The two-part documentary directed by Erin Lee Carr examines the 2017 case against Michelle Carter for involuntary manslaughter for the 2014 suicide death of her boyfriend Conrad Roy after hundreds of text messages appear to show she encouraged him to kill himself.
    • Aziz Ansari: Right Now is released. The third comedy special for Netflix from Aziz Ansari was directed by Spike Jonze and filmed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
    • Senran Kagura: Peach Ball for Switch is released. Haruka is up to her usual experiments again, brewing up mysterious concoctions with unknown effects. Unfortunately for her fellow shinobi she’s chosen the local arcade she works at as her laboratory, creating the perfect opportunity for an unplanned accident.
    • Ross Perot, American businessman (Electronic Data Systems, Perot Systems), billionaire and presidential candidate (1992,1996), who died of leukemia at 89.
    • William E. Dannemeyer, American politician who opposed LGBT rights (Rep-R-CA,1979-93), who died at 89.
    • Fernando de la Rúa, Argentine politician,51st President of Argentina (1999-2001), who died at 81.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Bright pink is the world's oldest biological colour according to scientists, produced by tiny cyanobacteria in 1.1bn-year-old marine shale rock from Taoudeni basin, Mauritania.
    • Hedge fund billionaire David Tepper buys Carolina Panthers for an NFL record $2.275 billion.
    • Jeremy Hunt becomes UK Foreign Secretary after Boris Johnson's resignation.
    • 4 more boys are rescued from Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand after being trapped there with 8 others and their coach for 17 days by monsoon flooding (4 boys and their coach remain).
    • US coffee company Starbucks announces it will stop using plastic straws by 2020, reducing use of more than 1 billion straws a year.
    • UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns after Theresa May takes a softer Brexit stance.
    • Train derailment kills 24 in the Turkish province of Tekirdag.
    • DEATHS
    • Hans Günter Winkler, German equestrian (5 x Olympic gold 1956 [2],60,64,72), who died at 91.
    • Pato Box for Switch is released. Pato Box is an adventure/fighting game inspired by the "Punch-Out!!"series. Is a surreal boxing quest with a luck! Test your reflexes as you fight your way through an evil corporation in search for retribution. Uncover their deepest secrets by exploring thrilling 3D environments with a graphic novel/comic book art style. Find the henchmen who took your dream away in an action-packed and fast-paced fights that will test you to the limit as a true boxing champion! Will you chicken out or learn how to DUCK?
    • Another World for Switch is released. Also known as Out Of This World, Another World is a pioneer action/platformer that released across more than a dozen platforms since its debut in 1991. Along the years, Another World has attained cult status among critics and sophisticated gamers alike.Another World chronicles the story of Lester Knight Chaykin a young scientist hurtled through space and time by a nuclear experiment that goes wrong. In an alien and inhospitable world, you will have to dodge, outwit, and overcome the host of alien monsters, while surviving an environment as deadly as your enemies. Only a perfect blend of logic and skill will get you past the deadly obstacles that lie in wait.
    • Lord Carrington [Peter Carington,6th Baron Carrington], British conservative politician, former British Foreign Secretary (1979-82) and NATO Secretary General (1984-8), who died at 99.
    • Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed offically end the "no war, no peace" peace deal made in 2000 in Eritrea's capital, Asmara.
    • US President Donald Trump names Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Thai amateur Atthaya Thitikul becomes youngest winner in a female professional golf event at 14 years,4 months & 19 days at Ladies European Thailand Championship.
    • CEO Elon Musk is the first owner of Telsa's first mass market electric car - the Model 3.
    • The Defiant Ones (2017) is released. Featuring interviews and footage from recording session with such artists as Bono, Eminem, Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, N.W.A, Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Springsteen, and Gwen Stefani, the four-part Allen Hughes documentary chronicles how Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine became leaders of their own music empires and business partners.
    • Hundreds of thousands protest against the Turkish government at a rally in Istanbul, Turkey.
    • Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proclaims victory over Islamic State forces in Mosul.
    • SPORTS
    • English international footballer Wayne Rooney announces he will leave Manchester United after 13 years to rejoin his original club, Everton.

    On this day in 2016

    • Fashion designer Christian Siriano at the age of 29 weds singer-songwriter Brad Walsh in Danbury, Connecticut.
    • Fashion model Hannah Davis at the age of 26 weds former Yankees player Derek Jeter at the age of 42 at Meadowood Napa Valley Resort in St. Helena, California.
    • DEATHS
    • Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Falstaff), who died at 77.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • 48th San Diego Comic-Con begins (till 12th) - includes preview of new Star Wars film by J.J. Abrams.
    • Phil Rudd, a drummer with AC/DC was sentenced in New Zealand to eight months house detention for drug possession and making threats to kill. The court heard how Rudd had fired several employees after the failure of his solo album, Head Job, in August last year, Rudd had also called one victim saying: "I'm going to come over and kill you." His sentence would be served at his beachfront home in Tauranga, with Judge Thomas Ingram warning he would be face jail if he breached the conditions..
    • Rectify: Season 3 is released. Another dead body appears in town as Daniel faces a decision about his freedom.
    • GAMING: PC
    • F1 2015 for PC is released. Honda returns and once more forges an alliance with McLaren, which also welcomes back Fernando Alonso. Sebastien Vettel moves to Ferrari and, alongside a new generation of exciting young drivers on the grid, will attempt to halt the winning start Mercedes have made in the new era of FORMULA 1. The race calendar for 2015 also features a new circuit, with a return to Mexico for the first time in over 20 years.
    • The Magic Circle for PC is released. In this darkly comedic story, you are the hero of an unfinished fantasy game - and your designers have failed you. Trap their creations. Swap behaviors and body parts, crafting your own unique solutions to free-form puzzles. Steal the power of creation, to either ship the game from the inside... or cancel it.
    • The Red Solstice for PC is released. A tactical eight-player co-op survival game set in the distant future on Mars. Join the fight and lead your customized squad as you roam freely over huge maps, completing random objectives and dealing with random events. The goal is to strategize, survive and conquer by any means necessary.
    • Traverser for PC is released. The sun is dead. Mankind has fled underground. In the two-sided city of Brimstone, the all-seeing Raven Corporation controls our most precious resource: breathable air. It now falls to guard-in-training Valerie to infiltrate the company, reveal its secrets and uncover years of lies and propaganda.
    • Transport for London, the government body that runs the metro rail system in the UK, banned posters promoting The Rolling Stones' forthcoming exhibition, 'Exhibitionism', at London's Saatchi gallery, because of its artwork. The neon advert showed the Rolling Stones iconic tongue and lips design plastered over a woman's bikini bottoms..
    • SPORTS
    • Chuck Blazer receives a lifetime ban from FIFA and all football related activity due to corruption.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Typhoon Rammasun begins and kills 151 people.
    • Spokesperson for Medical Aid for Palestinians claims that at least 7 children have been killed by Israeli air strikes.
    • BIRTHS
    • Nelly Shepherd, Family Member, born in England.
    • DEATHS
    • Juozas Kazickas, Entrepreneur.
    • Eileen Ford, American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), who died from complications of meningioma and osteoporosis at 92.
    • Closed Curtain is released. In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a young woman fleeing from the authorities. Refusing to leave, she takes refuge in the house. But come dawn, another unexpected presence will change everything. [Variance Films]
    • Extant: Season 1 is released. Astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry) returns from a 13-month solo mission to her husband (Goran Visnjic) and son (Pierce Gagnon).
    • The Bridge (2013): Season 2 is released. Sonya (Diane Kruger) meets a man from her past as Marco (Demián Bichir) continues to battle corrupt cops and the cartel. While the ongoing investigation by El Paso Times reporters Daniel Frye (Matthew Lillard) and Adriana Mendez (Emily Rios) may lead to something major.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Whispering Willows for PC is released. In Whispering Willows, the player takes on the role of Elena, a determined young girl with the extraordinary ability to project her spirit outside of her body. In her spectral form, Elena can interact with the benevolent spirits and wicked wraiths that used to dwell within the walls of the sinister Willows Mansion - lost souls, stuck in time and space, who hold the secrets that Elena will need to traverse the terrifying old manor. Players need to make use of Elenas corporeal and ethereal forms to overcome obstacles, solve the riddles of the mansions enigmatic specters, and find Elenas lost father.
    • 4PM for PC is released. 4PM is a short, narrative driven game, made by one person as an attempt to tell a real, thriller story in the form of an interactive experience. It has high production values and a cinematic style. It is, with your support, a first in a series of smaller, narrative driven experiences, that spare no expense on audio-visual style.
    • GAMING: XBOX 360
    • The Wolf Among Us: Episode 5 - Cry Wolf for Xbox 360 is released. Following a bloody trail of murder and corruption, Bigby Wolf faces a powerful enemy: a dark force that has been feeding on the desperation of Fabletown’s seedy underbelly. But when hidden truths are revealed, you must decide exactly what justice means in the gripping season finale of The Wolf Among Us.
    • Joko Widodo is elected President of Indonesia.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • Former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill began a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut for tax evasion. The 38-year-old was sentenced in May for failing to pay tax on $1.8m (£1.2m) of her earnings between 2005-07. After her release, Hill would be under parole supervision for a year, with the first three months to be spent confined to her home..
    • 32 year-old Junior Bradshaw who was involved in a plot to rob and murder soul singer Joss Stone was jailed for 18 years. Both he and Kevin Liverpool, were found guilty at Exeter Crown Court three months ago. The pair were found near the singers home with a body bag and a variety of weapons including a Samurai sword, two hammers and knives..
    • BIRTHS
    • Enzo Moreno, Family Member, born in Spain.
    • DEATHS
    • Clark Yowell, Race Car Driver.
    • Andrea Veneracion, Filipina singer, choral conductor (Philippine Madrigal Singers), composer, arranger, and educator, who died from stroke complications at 84.
    • Aruto Cruz, Politician.
    • Toshi Seeger, Music Producer.
    • Drunk History: Season 1 is released. Jack Black, Michael Cera, Dave Grohl, Winona Ryder, and Kristen Wiig are some of actors on the comedy show based on the Funny Or Die concept where historical reenactments are explained by drunk narrators.
    • ALBUMS
    • Apocalypse was released by Thundercat. Bassist Stephen Bruner collaborated with Flying Lotus on his second release infused by jazz, soul, and electronic music elements as Thundercat.
    • Ciara was released by Ciara. The fifth full-length studio release for the R&B singer features guest appearances from B.o.B, Future, and Nicki Minaj.
    • Ceremony was released by Anna von Hausswolff. The second release for the Swedish singer has already nominated for Swedish Grammys and a Nordic Music Prize.
    • Chewed Corners was released by µ-Ziq. This is the first solo release for the British electronic producer/Planet Mu founder Mike Paradinas since 2007's Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique.
    • Chop Chop was released by Bell X1. The sixth full-length studio release for the Irish rock band was produced by Peter Katis and Thomas Bartlett.
    • Jungle Revolution was released by Congo Natty. Jungle producer Michael West's first album since 2005's Born Again as Rebel MC includes production from Benny Page, Serial Killaz, and Boyson & Crooks.
    • Honey Locust Honky Tonk was released by Robert Pollard. The 17-track album from the prolific singer-songwriter is his 19th solo release.
    • Major Arcana was released by Speedy Ortiz. The debut full-length debut for the Massachusetts indie rock band led by Sadie Dupuis was produced by Justin Pizzoferrato.
    • Me Moan was released by Daughn Gibson. The second solo release of country and electronic music for the former drummer of Pearls And Brass is his first on Sub Pop and was co-produced with Benjamin Balcom.
    • Vicissitude was released by Maps. The third full-length release from indie electronic artist James Chapman was self-recorded.
    • Unreal was released by Hebronix. The debut solo music project of former Yuck frontman Daniel Blumberg was produced by Neil Hagerty of Royal Trux and The Howling Hex.
    • The Blackest Beautiful was released by Letlive. The third full-length release for the Los Angeles-based post-hardcore quartet was self-produced by the band with Kit Walters.
    • The Weight of Your Love was released by Editors. The fourth full-length studio release for the British rock band was produced by Jacquire King and is its first without guitarist Chris Urbanowicz.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Dota 2 for PC is released. Dota 2 features the characters and factions from the original Defense of the Ancients title with new features.
    • NCAA Football 14 for PlayStation 3 is released. NCAA 14 gives players enhanced control over their fate on the turf and as a head coach. The introduction of Infinity Engine 2 lets you play true to your team with gameplay tuned with the unique college game in mind, while new Coach Skills and Power Recruiting create an engrossing Dynasty experience. Also included is the Ultimate Team mode which includes a number of former NCAA stars.
    • GAMING: XBOX 360
    • DARK for Xbox 360 is released. DARK is a stealth action game with RPG elements that lets you slip into the role of the ultimate killer... a vampire. Stalk you enemies from the shadows and use vicious vampire abilities to attack and silently dispatch them. The story of DARK engulfs you in a world full of blood and darkness in which the hunter can become the hunted at any time. As you unravel the mystery behind the global conglomerate that seems omnipresent and all-powerful, continually improve your character by developing powerful skills to aid you in remaining unobserved, or make quick process of those unfortunate to take too keen an interest in you.


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