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  • People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2022

  • A Google engineer claims one of its AI systems, Lamda, might have a sentient mind, causing the company to place him on leave.
  • The Rolling Stones cancel concert in Amsterdam due to singer Mick Jagger testing positive for COVID.
  • Carlos Ortiz, Puerto Rican boxer (World Light Welterweight Champion 1959-60; World Lightweight Champion 1962-65,65-68), who died at 85.

On this day in 2021

  • French Open Men's Tennis: Novak Ðokovic wins his 19th Grand Slam singles title; beats Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-7,2-6,6-3,6-2,6-4.
  • G7 summits ends in Cornwall, England, with leaders promising one billion vaccine doses for poorer nations.
  • Ned Beatty, American stage and screen actor (Deliverance; Hear My Song; Network; Nashville), who died at 83.
  • Ziona Chana, Indian head of a Christian sect and 'world's largest family'(38 wives,89 children), who died at 76.
  • Tuca & Bertie: Season 2 is released. The animated comedy moves to Adult Swim for its second season where Bertie (voiced by Ali Wong) sees a therapist while Tuca (voiced by Tiffany Haddish) looks into dating and Speckle (voice Steven Yeun) builds a house.
  • Kevin Can F**k Himself: Season 1 is released. Allison McRoberts (Annie Murphy) has been living like a stereotypical sitcom housewife but after 10 years, she reaches her breaking point in this dark comedy created by Valerie Armstrong.[Premieres on AMC+ on 13 Jun 2021 and then on AMC on 20 Jun 2021]
  • Blindspotting: Season 1 is released. After Miles (Rafael Casal) is arrested, Ashley (Cephas Jones) has to move in with Miles' mother Rainey (Helen Hunt) and half-sister Trish (Jaylen Barron) in this dramedy series that is set six months after the 2018 film of the same name.
  • Minute of Islands for PlayStation 4 is released. Explore strange and wonderful islands and dark labyrinths below in this narrative puzzle platformer. Guide young mechanic Mo on her quest to repair a world on the brink of collapse. The powerful Omni Switch at your disposal may not be enough to fix the damage that hides beneath the surface..
  • Israel's Knesset votes in a new coalition government with Naftali Bennett as Prime Minister, ousting Benjamin Netanyahu after a record 12 years.
  • US President Joe Biden has tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.

On this day in 2020

  • Persona 4 Golden for PC is released. Inaba—a quiet town in rural Japan sets the scene for budding adolescence in Persona 4 Golden. A coming of age story that sets the protagonist and his friends on a journey kickstarted by a chain of serial murders. Explore meeting kindred spirits, feelings of belonging, and even confronting the darker sides of one’s self. Persona 4 Golden promises meaningful bonds and experiences shared together with friends. With an overall Metacritic score of 93 and a multitude of awards, fan-adored Persona 4 Golden stands as one of the finest RPGs ever made, delivering on enthralling storytelling and quintessential Persona gameplay.
  • Mike McCormick, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1960–1961²; NL Cy Young Award 1967; NL wins leader 1967; NL ERA leader 1960; SF Giants), who died of Parkinson’s disease at 81.
  • Dick Garmaker, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1957-60; Minneapolis Lakers), who died at 87.

On this day in 2019

  • Archaeologists announce Scottish crannogs (fortified settlements on artificial islands in lochs) far older than first thought, radiocarbon dated to 3640-3360 BC, older than Stonehenge.
  • Kenyan MP Rashid Kassim arrested for slapping female MP Fatuma Gedi, following a walk out of parliament by female MPs after claiming male MPs joked "its slapping day".
  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Iran is responsible for recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
  • Ray Lepage, Race Car Driver.
  • Edith González, Soap Opera Actress.
  • Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry for Switch is released. Hey ladies, I’m back in business! My new adventure, Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Don’t Dry, takes me – whatever the route or twist of fate – from the end of the ’80s directly into the 21st century and wow, how the world has changed.
  • Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda for Switch is released. In the latest rhythmic action-adventure from Brace Yourself Games, you can enjoy the gameplay of Crypt of the Necrodancer in the setting of The Legend of Zelda series. As Linkor even as Princess Zeldayou'll explore the randomly generated overworld and dungeons on a quest to save Hyrule. Every beat of each remixed, The Legend of Zelda tune is a chance to move, attack, defend, and more, so stay one step ahead of each enemy and bossor face the music. From modern-looking Lynels to the Hyrulean Soldiers of old, you must master the instinctive movements of each pixel-art enemy, and strategically outstep them in rhythmic combat. So equip yourself with an arsenal of iconic Legend of Zelda items, as well as the spells and weapons from Crypt of the Necrodancer. You must be prepared to face Hyrule's most wicked bosses, which have been transformed by magic, granting them mighty, new forms!* A rhythmic action-adventure game in the world of the Legend of Zelda series* Explore the randomly generated overworld and dungeons to save Hyrule as Link or Princess Zelda Use items from the Legend of Zelda series, plus spells and weapons from the Crypt of the Necrodancer game* Outstep legendary enemies and bosses in rhythmic combat* Keep the beat with 25 remixed classic Legend of Zelda tunes
  • Forza Horizon 4: LEGO Speed Champions for Xbox One is released. Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Champions, the second major expansion for the award-winning Forza Horizon 4, presents a wonderous new LEGO Valley to race and explore.Amass your own Brick Collection and construct a Master Builder's House with a garage of amazing LEGO Speed Champions cars including the McLaren Senna, Ferrari F40 Competizione, and 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally. Complete fun new LEGO Brick Challenges, collect hidden Bonus Cubes and earn 31 Achievements for 500 GS.
  • Recently deposed Sudan President Omar al-Bashir is charged with corruption in Sudan.
  • NBA Finals: Toronto Raptors beat defending champion Golden State Warriors,114-110 to win franchise's first Championship; last game at Oracle Arena, Oakland; Kawhi Leonard MVP.

On this day in 2018

  • Raccoon climbs 23 story office building in St Paul, Minnesota, becoming an internet sensation.
  • Legendary Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana died peacefully at his home age 87. Before joining guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black in Presley's backing band the Blue Moon Boys, Dominic Joseph Fontana worked as the house drummer for his hometown of Shreveport's Louisiana Hayride working with the likes of Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Steve Young, Melba Montgomery, Norma Jean, Vassar Clements, Carl Butler and other country artists..
  • Antarctica is melting at an accelerating rate - 200 billion tonnes a year,3 trillion tonnes in 25 years, in report published in "Nature" journal.
  • Volkswagen fined €1 billion (£880m) by German prosecutors over diesel emissions scandal.
  • Charles Vinci, American weightlifter (Olympic bantamweight gold 1956,60), who died at 85.
  • [Dominic Joseph] D. J. Fontana, American drummer (drummer for Elvis), who died at 87.
  • SuperFly is released. The movie is a remake of the 1972 blaxploitation film Super Fly.
  • Bus Simulator 18 for PC is released. Experience the job of a bus driver in a vast and freely drivable urban area. Drive original licensed city buses from the great brands: Mercedes-Benz, Setra, MAN, and IVECO BUS. Transport your passengers safely and punctually, either solo in single player mode, or in multiplayer mode.
  • Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion for Switch is released. Play as an Octoling for the very first time in this large-scale downloadable content for the Splatoon 2 game. This full-on single-player adventure spans 80 missions starring Agent 8, a new character who awakens without her memories on a dark subway platform. Navigate this mysterious underground test facility in a desperate battle to reach the surface of Inkopolis. Escape from these twisted depths, and you'll finally be able to join multiplayer matches as an Octoling. You may think you know everything about the world of Splatoon, but these waters run deep, and so does the lore. Purchase this content today for immediate access to special octo-themed in-game gear.
  • Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years), who died of a stomach illness at 73.
  • Anne Donovan, Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (Olympic gold 1984,88; coach 2008), who died of heart failure at 56.
  • FIFA Congress votes to award 2026 World Cup to joint bid by US, Canada & Mexico.
  • The Spanish Football Association sacks coach Julen Lopetegui just 2 days out from first World Cup game after he agreed to manage Real Madrid.

On this day in 2017

  • US Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee, denies secretly meeting Russians.
  • Warriors win 2nd NBA title in 3 years over the Cavaliers (129-120).
  • Otto Warmbier returns to the US in an unresponsive state after being held in Norther Korean jail for 17 months.
  • Rumi Carter, Family Member, born in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Sir Carter, Family Member, born in Los Angeles, CA.
  • A. R. Gurney, American playwright (The Dining Room), who died at 86.
  • Anita Pallenberg, Italian model and actress credited as the muse of the Rolling Stones, who died of complications of hepatitis C. at 75.
  • Disney/Pixar Cars 3: Driven to Win for Switch is released. Speed into the world of Cars as you determine your path to racing mastery in Cars 3: Driven to Win, the game inspired by the Disney Pixar film. Play with over 20 customizable characters including Lightning McQueen, Jackson Storm, Cruz Ramirez and the next generation of racers in over 20 tracks set in iconic locations from the film such as Radiator Springs. Train and advance your abilities in 6 game modes and challenge your family and friends in the Battle Race to become the Ultimate Champion. On the road to becoming a Hall of Fame Driver, training and skill will give you an edge in a race that anyone can win.

On this day in 2016

  • Some Democratic Party members of US House of Representatives protest 'moment of silence'as an inadequate response to mass shooting, and demand legislative action on gun control.
  • Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps at the age of 30 weds former Miss California USA Nicole Johnson at the age of 30 in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
  • Ofelya Hambardzumyan, Armenian folk singer, who died at 91.
  • Oleg Karavaichuk, Russian pianist and composer, who died at 88.
  • BrainDead: Season 1 is released. New congressional staffer Laurel (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) discovers aliens have eaten the brains of a number of people on the Hill in this Robert and Michelle King comedy-drama set in Washington, D.C.
  • Guilt: Season 1 is released. When Grace Atwood (Daisy Head) is accused of murdering her roommate Molly Ryan in London, her sister Natalie leaves Boston to be with her with the help of lawyer Stan Gutterie (Billy Zane). However, as she learns more about the case, she begins to question her sister's innocence and if the people around them are really there to help.
  • On Rusty Trails for PC is released.
  • Trials of the Blood Dragon for PC is released. The year is 2019. Roxanne and Slayter, the offspring of the legendary Rex Power Colt, are going to Vietnam War 4 to save freedom, and save the world.

On this day in 2015

  • Philae,1st spacecraft to land on a comet in European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission re-awakes after 7 months.
  • Rapper MC Supreme was killed in Malibu, California when a pickup truck hit his parked car on the shoulder of the Pacific Coast Highway. The 47-year-old 'Black in America' performer, whose real name was Dewayne Coleman, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was arrested on suspicion of DUI..
  • Floods in Tbilisi, Georgia, kill 12 people and free animals from the city's zoo including bears and hippos to roam the city.
  • Swedish Prince Carl Philip at the age of 36 weds former model Sofia Hellqvist at Slottskyrkan Royal Chapel in Stockholm.
  • " Big Time" Sarah [Streeter], American blues singer, who died of heart disease at 62.
  • MC Supreme [Dewayne Lawrence Coleman], rapper (Black in America), who died in a car accident at 47.

On this day in 2014

  • Chuck Noll, NFL head coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), who died of natural causes at 82.
  • A Coffee In Berlin is released. Niko (Tom Schilling) lives for the moment as he drifts through the streets of Berlin, curiously observing everyone around him and oblivious to his growing status as an outsider. Then on one fateful day, through a series of absurdly amusing encounters, everything changes: his girlfriend rebuffs him, his father cuts off his allowance, and a strange psychiatrist dubiously confirms his 'emotional imbalance'. Meanwhile, a former classmate insists she bears no hard feelings toward him for his grade-school taunts when she was “Roly Poly Julia, ” but it becomes increasingly apparent that she has unfinished business with him. Unable to ignore the consequences of his passivity any longer, Niko finally concludes that he has to engage with life. [Music Box Films]
  • All Cheerleaders Die is released. Teenage outsider Maddy (Caitlin Stasey) is keeping some dark secrets and holding a serious grudge against the captain of the Blackfoot High football team. When Maddy joins the school's elite and powerful cheerleading squad, she convinces her new friends to help inflict her revenge. After a late-night party goes awry, their plans take an unexpected turn for the worst and all of the girls die. A sinister, supernatural power intervenes and the girls mysteriously appear at school the next day with a killer new look and some unusual new appetites.
  • Heli is released. Estela is a 12 year old girl who has just fallen in love with a young police cadet who wants to run away with her and get married. While she tries to achieve this dream, her family is engulfed in the violence of the region.
  • Hellion is released. Hard-drinking Texas single dad Hollis (Aaron Paul) struggles to raise his two boys, including rebellious teenager Jacob (Josh Wiggins). Seething with anger, Jacob finds release in the high-risk, white-knuckle world of motocross—but his increasingly reckless behavior threatens to spin out of control.
  • I Am I is released. Rachael meets her estranged father, Gene, at her mother’s funeral. Eager to get to know her father, Rachael later tracks him down at an assisted living home only to realize that Gene suffers from memory loss and thinks he is still a young man. He has no recollection of having a daughter and instead is convinced that Rachael is actually her mother. After trying and failing to make him remember her, Rachael eventually decides to go along with her father’s delusions by pretending to be her mother in order to get to know him. Before long, Rachael is visiting Gene every day, finding new ways to bring elements from his past into their present relationship. What began as a search for understanding has become romantic and joyful, but it can’t go on forever. As Rachael pieces together the past and plays out memories for Gene, her need to be seen by her father for who she truly is grows strong.
  • Manuscripts Don't Burn is released. Clandestinely produced in disavowal of a 20-year filmmaking ban passed down by the Iranian authorities, the scathing Manuscripts Don’t Burn brings a whole new level of clarity and audacity to Mohommad Rasoulof’s already laudable career. Drawing from the true story of the government’s attempted 1995 murder of several prominent writers and intellectuals, Rasoulof imagines a repressive regime so pervasive that even the morally righteous are subsumed or cast aside. A lacerating and slow-burning thriller filmed in a frigid palate of blues and greys, Manuscripts Don’t Burn is perhaps the most subversive and incendiary j’accuse lodged against an authoritarian regime since the fall of the Soviet Union. [Kino Lorber]
  • The Human Race is released. Eighty strangers from all walks of life are ripped out of their daily lives and forced to participate in a brutal race to the death. The rules are simple; follow the arrows or you will die, step on the grass and you will die, get lapped twice and you will die. Only one participant will survive. Race or die. There can only be one winner, but who will survive and for what purpose?
  • Policeman is released. Yaron, an elite special operations squad leader, is the spiritual leader and alpha male among his peers, a small, highly trained team that is part of the Israeli Defense Ministry’s Anti-Terrorism unit. Like a band of brothers, these men work, play, laugh, and cry together. They are true patriots; they love their country, their families, and each other. Yaron is ambitious and energetic, but a cyclone of emotions consumes him. His wife is expecting their first child, and the failing health of a team member weighs on his soul as the men contend with an unforgivable accident resulting from a miscalculation during a recent rescue mission, and the price that must be paid as a result of this. As the story shifts, the antagonists are introduced: a small group of young, passionate, idealist, and politically extreme individuals with their own vision of how Israeli society should be. They see themselves as a Robin Hood of sorts, and although their means involve methods of terrorism, set forth to make their misguided vision a reality. Circumstances swell, and Yaron faces something he never imagined; the prospect of the same sort of evil he works to eliminate taking on the form of his beloved Israeli countrymen. For the sake of his team, his expectant wife, and himself, he must hold himself together and perform his duties. [Corinth Films]
  • Violette is released. Violette Leduc (Emmanuelle Devos), born out of wedlock at the beginning of the 20th century, encountered Simone de Beauvoir in the post-WWII years in St-Germain-des-Prés. An intense relationship began between the two women, which would last their whole lives, a relationship based on the quest for freedom through writing, for Violette, and, for Simone, on the conviction that she held the fate of an extraordinary writer in her hands.
  • Witching and Bitching is released. When their bank heist doesn’t go according to plan, José and Tony find themselves in possession of hostages and speeding through the mountains of Spain, hoping to quietly slip over the border. Not wanting to give up his custody days to his ex-wife, José has also brought his son along, for both the robbery and the ride. Little do they know that this is only the beginning of their troubles. When they decide to make a stop in a small tavern in the Basque countryside, the group encounters a series of local wackos. Falling victim to a mysterious spell, they soon find themselves the honored guests of a fractured family of witches who are preparing for an ancient ritual. More colorful characters begin to enter the picture, including a pair of hapless cops hot on the trail, a defecting vixen witch and José’s controlling ex-wife. [IFC Films]
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 is released. It's been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.
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  • Ivory Tower is released. As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), Ivory Tower asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point.
  • The Signal is released. Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour: the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. The trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area. Suddenly everything goes dark. When one of the students, Nic (Brenton Thwaites), regains consciousness, he is in a waking nightmare.
  • The Rover is released. Ten years after the collapse of society, the rule of the law has disintegrated and life is cheap. Eric (Guy Pearce) travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind a wounded Rey (Robert Pattinson) in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that still matters to him.
  • 22 Jump Street is released. After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.
  • Lullaby is released. Estranged from his family, Jonathan (Garret Hedlund) discovers his father has decided to take himself off life support in forty-eight hours’ time. During this intensely condensed period, a lifetime of drama plays out. Robert (Richard Jenkins) fights a zero sum game to reclaim all that his illness stole from his family. A debate rages on patients’ rights and what it truly means to be free. Jonathan reconciles with his father, reconnects with his mother (Anne Archer), sister (Jessica Brown Findlay), and his love (Amy Adams) and reclaims his voice through two unlikely catalysts—a young, wise-beyond-her-years patient (Jessica Barden) and a no-nonsense nurse (Jennifer Hudson). Through this intensely life-affirming prism, an unexpected and powerful journey of love, laughter, and forgiveness unfolds.
  • Inazuma Eleven Go: Light for 3DS is released. Inazuma Eleven Go puts you at the center of a huge football adventure, recruiting the ultimate team to save your school club from closure. Learn powerful Special Moves, then take on rival teams as you shoot for the top.
  • Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms for PC is released. In the action-RPG Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms players are caught up in a terrible conspiracy and propelled upon an epic journey through a world of dark fantasy. They take control of the Devourer, a demon that swallows the souls of the dead and brings them back into the mortal realm as puppets.
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II for PC is released. The incredible adventures continue, and Van Helsing, the famous monster-hunter returns to save the day again with the help of his charming, ghostly companion, Lady Katarina. The gothic metropolis of weird science is on the brink of destruction as chaos rules the streets and a new enemy plots revenge. It’s time to enter the dark side of Borgova and the forbidden wilderness, but beware: you are not the only one behind a mask.
  • Space Run for PC is released. Space Run is a real-time spaceship construction strategy game. Space Run takes the well-known Tower Defense-style gameplay and twists it, challenging you to manage and protect a spaceship and its cargo against the hazards of deep space.

On this day in 2013

  • Model and actress Joanna Krupa at the age of 34 weds businessman Romain Zago in Southern California.
  • Mighty Switch Force! 2 for 3DS is released. This time Officer Wagon and Corporal Gendarmor join Planet Lands Fire Brigade to prevent Tangent City from burning to the ground. Players will combine their wits and reflexes to rescue the reformed Hooligan Sisters and the lost USBs (Ugly Secret Babies) hidden throughout each level. New puzzle types, weapons, enemies, unlocks, and a truly epic soundtrack bring the sizzle this Spring! Deee-lish!
  • Picross e for 3DS is released. Picross e features 150 puzzles of varying difficulties and dimensions.
  • Planetary Annihilation for PC is released. Planetary Annihilation brings Real-Time Strategy to a new generation of gamers in a way they've never been seen before - taking large scale real time strategy games from the past to gameplay on a planetary scale.
  • Mutant Mudds Deluxe for Wii U is released. Love pixels? Fond of platformers? Is there a special place in your heart for the 8-bit and 16-bit era? Want to have fun? Yes!? Well, youve come to the right place, my friend. Mutant Mudds Deluxe is a 12-bit action platformer full of pixels and platforming fun!Our hero, Max, may be just a 2D sprite, but he can leap into the third dimension by jetting between the background and the foreground playfields with his trusty jetpack in this unique dimensionally-woven experience.Armed with a heavy-duty water cannon, Max has what he needs to vanquish his long-term nemesi: the Mutant Mudds. Max must blast and hover his way across the soiled landscape to seek out mysterious Water Sprites. Legend says collecting all of the mysterious Water Sprites will wash the filthy Mutant Mudds away for good!


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