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Today in the World Countries

  • Aid al-Hadj is being celebrated in Burundi
  • Aid el-Addha is being celebrated in Djibouti, Djibouti
  • Aid el-Kebir is being celebrated in Chad
  • Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche is being celebrated in Bhutan
  • Corban Bairam Holiday is being celebrated in Sudan
  • Eid al-Adha is being celebrated in most countries
  • Eid al-Adha Holiday is being celebrated in Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
  • Eid al-Hajj is being celebrated in Tanzania
  • Eid ul-Adha is being celebrated in Philippines
  • Eid ul-Adha-Holiday is being celebrated in Bangladesh
  • Eid-ul Al'haa is being celebrated in Maldives
  • Father's Day is being celebrated in Puerto Rico
  • Id al Adha is being celebrated in Madagascar
  • Id el Kabir is being celebrated in Nigeria
  • Id el-Kabir is being celebrated in Mayotte
  • Ide el Kabir is being celebrated in Comoros
  • Idi Qurbon is being celebrated in Tajikistan
  • Idul Adha is being celebrated in Timor Leste
  • Kurban Bajram (BF) is being celebrated in Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Kurman Ait is being celebrated in Kyrgyzstan
  • Sacrifice Feast is being celebrated in Turkey
  • Tabaski is being celebrated in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Niger, Senegal, Togo
  • Tobaski is being celebrated in Gambia
  • Youth Day is being celebrated in South Africa
  • People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2022

  • NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors beat Boston Celtics,103-90 for a 4-2 series win; Warriors'4th title in 8 years; MVP: Stephen Curry.
  • Sir Elton John kicked off the UK leg of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Norwich. The 75 year-old singer announced the Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour would be his last, back in 2018, but it was halted during the pandemic..
  • Mad God is released. Mad God is an experimental animated film set in a world of monsters, mad scientists and war pigs. A corroded diving bell descends amidst a ruined city, settling down upon an ominous fortress guarded by zombie-like sentries. The Assassin emerges to explore a labyrinth of bizarre, desolate landscapes inhabited by freakish denizens. Through unexpected twists and turns, he experiences an evolution beyond his wildest comprehension. Thirty years in the making, Mad God combines live-action and stop-motion, miniature sets and other innovative techniques to bring director Phil Tippett’s wholly unique and grotesquely beautiful vision to life. [Shudder]
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Father of the Bride is released. A father's coming to grips with his daughter's upcoming wedding through the prism of multiple relationships within a big, sprawling Cuban-American clan.
  • Players (2022): Season 1 is released. A League of Legends esports team that includes a 17-year-old rookie and a pro with 27 years of experience must learn to work together if they want to win the championship after failing over the years in this mockumentary series co-created by Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault.
  • The Old Man: Season 1 is released. Ex-CIA officer Dan Chase (Jeff Bridges) has been in hiding for years when an assassin tries to kill him in this series based on Thomas Perry's novel of the same name.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge for PC is released. With Bebop and Rocksteady assaulting Channel 6 and stealing super gnarly devices to support Krang and Shredder's latest twisted plan, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge sees the Turtles battling across a righteous range of timeless TMNT locations. From Manhattan and Coney Island, to city rooftops and dank sewers, help the fearsome foursome trounce Foot Soldiers, Triceraton Warriors, and Rock Troops all the way to Dimension X! Enjoy stunning full-color pixel art graphics and a vintage TMNT vibe that will rock you straight back to the awesome 80s. Every character, vehicle, weapon, item, and background is directly inspired by the 1987 TV show, making you feel like you hopped into the television -- with a dope mix of killer humor and action-packed adventures!
  • Starship Troopers - Terran Command for PC is released. Starship Troopers - Terran Command is a thrilling real-time strategy game set in the Starship Troopers movies universe. Take command of the Mobile Infantry and do your part in the war against the Arachnid threat. Build, develop and control your armies to strike an effective balance between tactical superiority and strength in numbers. Ensure that human civilization, not insect, dominates the galaxy now and always!Planetary CampaignsFight for control over an entire planet in the campaign mode, where the storyline and missions develop according to your choices and achievements on the battlefield. Remain obedient to the demands of Terran Command no matter how costly or ruthless to benefit from exclusive unit types and special abilities, or follow your own path to glory to become an irrefutable Hero of the Federation. Develop and customize your forces through a detailed technology tree and upgradeable leader characters that can be assigned to your units.Tactics & NumbersWhile the Arachnids can rely on virtually limitless numbers, the Mobile Infantry must develop effective tactics to overcome this imbalance. Deploy your units at strategic locations to cover vital choke points and gain superior firepower through tactical use of elevation levels. Be wary, however, that battle mechanics such as True Line of Sight and True Line of Fire also allow Bugs to lay ambushes around every corner, as they are well known for their use of surprise attacks and deception.Units & AbilitiesAn expansive range of unique units, weapons, and special abilities are at the disposal of MI commanders. Infantry squads armed with Morita Assault Rifles and MX-90 Fragmentation Grenades form the mainstay of your forces. Rocket Troopers deliver deadly payloads with pin-point accuracy while Engineers are vital to shore up defensive positions with MG turrets, barricades, and minefields. As a campaign progresses, technological breakthroughs unlock the true potential of the Federation's arsenal with Power Armor infantry squads, TAC Fighter airstrikes, Marauder mobile suits, and many more developments optimized for spraying Bug ichor across the battlefield.Key features- Dynamically generated campaigns for virtually limitless replayability.- Dozens of unique unit types, each with their own special abilities.- Terrain elevation, True Line of Sight & True Line of Fire provide deep tactical gameplay.- An extensive technology tree to develop and customize your forces.- Persistent leaders can be attached to units and upgraded throughout the campaign.- Heroics, explosions, gore, and Bugs. Lots of Bugs.
  • The Sims 4: Werewolves for PC is released. What big teeth you’ll have! Transform into a werewolf and embrace (or fight) your animalistic nature. Beyond rocking a fearsome form werewolf Sims will have unique temperaments and abilities, be affected by the phase of the moon, and experience wolf-specific life events. Craft your werewolf identity. Were you bitten, or were you born into a werewolf family? However it happened, now you’ve got to decide what kind of wolf you want to be. Find a pack to prowl the night with, meet your fated mate atop Howling Point, or shun all that and try to make it as a lone wolf. There’s a lot to learn about werewolves and their origins. Unravel werewolf, vampire, and spellcaster lore as you read books, discover secret tunnels, grow your collection, and interact with denizens of Moonwood Mill.
  • Frozenheim for PC is released. Frozenheim is a serene Norse city builder with elaborate management gameplay and RTS tactical combat. Lead your Viking clan through hardships of the frozen north, season by season, year after year. Build and survive. Set sail, explore and conquer. Win Odin’s favor and secure your place in Valhalla!
  • Redout 2 for PlayStation 5 is released. The fastest racing game in the universe. Redout 2 is a tribute to classic arcade racing games and the sequel to the critically acclaimed Redout. Reach impossible speeds in exhilarating futuristic races across an extensive single-player campaign and competitive multiplayer.
  • Zorro: The Chronicles for PlayStation 5 is released. Zorro The Chronicles is an exciting and humorous action game that includes combat and exploration scenarios inspired by the TV series. Explore 18 levels and adapt your approach according to the situation and enemies. Use cunning to surprise your opponents, sneak around them and explore the surroundings, or take them on in action-filled sword fights.Protect vulnerable and innocent people from the evil general and his army. Restore justice in 19th century Spanish California.
  • Neon White for Switch is released. Neon White is a lightning fast first-person action game about exterminating demons in Heaven. You are White, an assassin handpicked from Hell to compete with other demon slayers for a chance to live permanently in Heaven. The other assassins seem familiar, though… did you know them in a past life?Features:• You play as Neon White, an assassin plucked from Hell to compete with other demon slayers for a shot at redemption.• Collect “Soul Cards” to attack your foes or discard them to use unique movement abilities.• Compete for the best times by cleverly combining cards to discover massive shortcuts.• Uncover Heaven’s mysteries by getting to know the other assassins… did you know them in a past life?
  • Cloud Gardens for Switch is released. Harness the power of nature to overgrow lo-fi scenes of urban decay and manufactured landscapes. Create small overgrown dioramas of brutalism and beauty by planting seeds, repurposing hundreds of discarded objects and creating unique structures for nature to reclaim. Dive into a relaxing sandbox mode with no goals, or take on a multi-chapter "campaign"where the task is to strike a balance between the natural and the manufactured. Adding objects will encourage lush vegetation to grow, but each object must be covered in foliage in order to proceed.
  • Don Neely, New Zealand cricket historian, administrator (President NZ Cricket 2006-09), who died at 86.

On this day in 2021

  • Frank Bonner [Boers], American actor (WKRP in Cincinnati - "Herb Tarlek" ; The Hoax; Just The Ten Of Us), and television director, who died of complications from Lewy body dementia at 79.
  • The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard is released. The world’s most lethal odd couple – bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) and hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) – are back on another life-threatening mission. Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius’s even more volatile wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek). As Bryce is driven over the edge by his two most dangerous protectees, the trio get in over their heads in a global plot and soon find that they are all that stand between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman (Antonio Banderas).
  • Dave: Season 2 is released. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hailey Bieber, Benny Blanco, J Balvin, CL, Doja Cat, Kevin Hart, Kendall Jenner, Kyle Kuzma, Lil Yachty, Lil Nas X, and Rae Sremmurd (Swae Lee & Slim Jxmmi) are some of the guest stars on the second season of the comedy series.
  • Summit between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland, over issues including cyberattacks and human rights.

On this day in 2020

  • At least 20 Indian soldiers killed in 1st deadly clash on the Chinese Indian border in 45 years in the Galwan Valley, Himalayas.
  • Charles Webb, American writer (The Graduate), who died at 81.
  • Eden Pastora, Politician.
  • The Short History of the Long Road is released. For teenage Nola (Sabrina Carpenter), home is the open road. Her self-reliant father (Steven Ogg) is her anchor in a life of transience. The pair crisscross the United States in a lovingly refurbished RV, relishing their independence and making ends meet by doing odd jobs. A shocking rupture, though, casts Nola out on her own. She makes her way to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in search of a mother she never knew. When her motorhome unexpectedly breaks down, she forges a bond with an auto body shop owner (Danny Trejo), and senses the possibility of mooring her ship in this storm.
  • Desperados III for PlayStation 4 is released. On his epic journey through 1870s USA and Mexico, John Cooper will have to take responsibility for mistakes that have been made in the past. On his quest for redemption, Cooper joins forces with the runaway bride Kate O'Hara, shady Arthur "Doc"McCoy, the giant trapper Hector and a mysterious lady from New Orleans. They make their way from the mountains of Colorado to the heart of Louisiana, then finally to New Mexico, right back into Cooper's past.You take control of this ragtag band becoming a highly functional group of unlikely heroes and heroines. The leader of his team is Cooper, drifter and gunslinger, who can kill quietly with a knife or take out multiple foes with his revolvers. Strongman Hector carries a giant beartrap and can slay the toughest opponents with his trusty axe. Cold-blooded bounty hunter McCoy likes to be methodical, using lures, knockout gas, poison syringes and a custom long-range pistol. Kate can fool almost any man with the right outfit and kill discretely with her hidden gun.Combine your specialists to overcome tough challenges in many different ways. Plan your moves wisely and execute them perfectly in real-time to sneak past your enemies while remaining undetected.
  • Disintegration for PlayStation 4 is released. Dive into an action-drived first-person shooter, set in near-future sci-fi universe created by V1 Interactive, a newly-assembled studio of industry veterans. Journey into a vision of tomorrow where humankind is on the brink of extinction and has turned to technology in the hope of survival. Using a process known as Integration, human minds are surgically implanted into robotic armatures creating a new form of sentient life. As a domineering enemy superpower known as the Rayonne emerges, take on the role of Romer Shoal, an expert Gravcycle pilot. Astride your heavily-modified craft (fitted with an armoured chassis and a powerful array of weapons), lead a small resistance force in the fight to save what remains of humanity.
  • Darius Cozmic Collection: Arcade for PlayStation 4 is released. The Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade contains 4 legendary console titles in a total of 7 versions: DARIUS (old version) DARIUS (new version) DARIUS (extra version) DARIUS II (dual screen version) SAGAIA (Ver. 1) SAGAIA (Ver. 2) DARIUS GAIDEN
  • Summer in Mara for Switch is released. 'Summer in Mara' is a summer adventure with easy-RPG elements and farming, crafting, and exploring mechanics set in a tropical archipelago.'Summer in Mara' is a single player experience in a calm, relaxing environment, with a handmade look and a interesting narrative. You will be Koa, a little adventurer who wants to explore the world that surrounds her.In 'Summer in Mara' you'll have to take care of your own island, harvest your crops, create new tools and buildings, and sail with your boat to discover new islands and secrets.KEY FEATURES- 'Summer in Mara' is an adventure and farming game, with an archipelago full of islands and secrets to explore.- Day and night cycle with climate events.- More than 100 quests to make the world a better place.- Over 20 characters to meet and trade with. Befriend them!- Improve your boat, make it bigger, better and faster.- More than 130 inventory items to make, use and trade.- Unlock and acquire new abilities and skills for Koa, helping her to craft, trade and explore in an easy-RPG system.You'll have your own island, but taking care of something like that is a lot of hard work. You'll be able to plant trees to get wood and craft new tools and buildings with it. Or create crop fields to grow all kinds of vegetables. You'll also have a farm with chickens and pigs to take care of. But be careful, because this isn't as easy as it looks! You'll also be able to fish in a pond on the island, cut trees with your hatchet, build things with your hammer and use a hoe to help you harvest your island.Koa will need your help. With an easy-RPG system, she can acquire new abilities and grow stronger. We want you to feel like you're growing up with Koa, bonding with her and with all the other people in the archipelago.You'll be able to sail to new islands and find treasures and other secrets in the middle of the sea with your trusty boat which you can upgrade with a little effort and time.With new islands comes new people. You'll talk and trade with over twenty characters, each one with their own story and lifes. They'll give you quests, hints about the world or just anecdotes about their life and travels. Getting to know them is a very important part in the game, so we put much effort in making them unique and interesting.But not all of the people you find will be friendly. An evil corporation called Elite wants to conquer Mara and exploit the ocean. Napopo is one of their first victims, a strange creature that will seek Koa for help.
  • Support from Manchester United player Marcus Rashford and others forces UK Government to make U-turn on summer school meal vouchers.

On this day in 2019

  • Three suicide bomb attacks kill 30 people in Konduga, north east Nigeria.
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans: 2-time World F1 champion Fernando Alonso along with Swiss driver Sébastien Buemi and Japan's Kazuki Nakajima win back-to-back titles for Toyota Gazoo Racing.
  • India imposes retaliatory tariffs on 28 US goods.
  • Massive unprecedented power cut affects all of Argentina and Uruguay and parts of Paraguay.
  • Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki marries NBA player David Lee in Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany.
  • Tom Tillotson, Race Car Driver.
  • City on a Hill: Season 1 is released. Set in 1990s Boston, FBI agent Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) and new ADA Decoucy Ward (Aldis Hodge) team up to catch a family of armored car robbers that leads to a wider case of corruption in the entire criminal justice system in Boston.
  • Euphoria: Season 1 is released. Rue (Zendaya), a 17-year-old drug addict, is just one of of the group of teenagers at the center of the teen drama based on the Israeli series of the same name.
  • Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admits to misuse of state funds in court.

On this day in 2018

  • Two suicide bombers attack Damboa in Borno state, Nigeria, killing at least 31 people.
  • World Cup: Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology is used for the first time, awarding France a penalty in 2-1 win over Australia in Kazan.
  • Beyoncé and Jay-Z release their joint album "Everything is Love".
  • Donald Ritchie, Scottish ultrarunner who set a world record, running 100 miles in 11:51:11 in 1979, who died of health complications at 73.
  • Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Russian conductor (Bolshoi Theatre,1951-61; USSR State Radio,1961-74; USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony,1983-91), who died at 87.
  • Everything is Love was released by The Carters. The debut full-length collaborative album for Beyonce and Jay-Z was a surprise release and features guest appearances from Migos, Offset, Quavo, Rory from Stone Love, and Ty Dolla $ign.

On this day in 2017

  • Amazon announces it is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.
  • John G. Avildsen, American film director (Rocky, The Karate Kid), who died of cancer at 81.
  • Helmut Kohl, German chancellor (West Germany,1982-90, unified Germany,1990-98), who died at 87.
  • Stephen Furst, American actor (Animal House, St. Elsewhere) dies from diabetes complications at 63.
  • Cars 3 is released. Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!
  • Lost in Paris is released. When Fiona’s (Fiona Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom (Dominique Abe), the affable, but annoying tramp who just won’t leave her alone.
  • Maudie is released. Maudie, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Maudie charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • 47 Meters Down is released. On the rebound after a devastating break-up, Lisa (Mandy Moore) is ready for adventure while on vacation in Mexico. Even still, she needs a little extra persuasion when her daring sister Kate (Claire Holt) suggests they go shark diving with some locals. Once underwater in a protective cage, Lisa and Kate catch a once in a lifetime, face-to-face look at majestic Great Whites. But when their worst fears are realized and the cage breaks away from their boat, they find themselves plummeting to the bottom of the seabed, too deep to radio for help without making themselves vulnerable to the savage sharks, their oxygen supplies rapidly dwindling.
  • The Book of Henry is released. Sometimes things are not always what they seem, especially in the small suburban town where the Carpenter family lives. Single suburban mother Susan Carpenter (Naomi Watts) works as a waitress at a diner, alongside feisty family friend Sheila (Sarah Silverman). Her younger son Peter (Jacob Tremblay) is a playful 8-year-old. Taking care of everyone and everything in his own unique way is Susan’s older son Henry (Jaeden Lieberher), age 11. Protector to his adoring younger brother and tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother – and, through investments, of the family as a whole – Henry blazes through the days like a comet. Susan discovers that the family next door, which includes Henry’s kind classmate Christina (Maddie Ziegler), has a dangerous secret – and that Henry has devised a surprising plan to help. As his brainstormed rescue plan for Christina takes shape in thrilling ways, Susan finds herself at the center of it.
  • The Journey is released. In 2006, amidst the ongoing, decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland, representatives from the two warring factions meet for negotiations. In one corner is Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall), the deeply conservative British loyalist; in the other is Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney), a former Irish Republican Army leader who has devoted his life to the cause of Irish reunification. Opposites in every way, the two men at first seem to have little chance of ever finding common ground. But over the course of an impromptu, detour-filled car ride through the Scottish countryside, each begins to see the other less as an enemy, and more as an individual—a breakthrough that promises to at last bring peace to the troubled region. [IFC Films]
  • Rough Night is released. Five best friends from college (Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz) reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amidst the craziness of trying to cover it up, they're ultimately brought closer together when it matters most.
  • Kill Switch is released. Set in a future version of the world, the video game style plot follows an experiment for unlimited energy, harnessing parallel universes, which goes wrong. Chased by drones and soldiers, pilot and physicist Will Porter (Dan Stevens) must race through an imploding world to get the Redivider box to a tower, which will save humanity, including his family, in the real world.
  • All Eyez on Me is released. A chronicle of the life of rapper Tupac Shakur, from his humble beginnings through his turbulent rise to fame and subsequent violent demise.
  • Score: A Film Music Documentary is released. This documentary brings Hollywood's premier composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world's most widely known music genre: the film score.
  • Harmonium is released. Life for Toshio (Kanji Furutachi), his wife Akie (Mariko Tsutsui) and their young daughter Hotaru (Momone Shinokawa) carries on as usual until he hires the mysterious Mr. Yasaka (Tadanobu Asano), an old acquaintance dressed in white who has just been released from prison. [Film Movement]
  • Once Upon a Time in Venice is released. Steve Ford (Bruce Willis) is a down but not out L.A based Private Investigator whose professional and personal worlds collide after his loving pet Buddy is stolen by a notorious gang. A series of crazy circumstances find him doing the gang's bidding, while being chased by two vengeful Samoan brothers, a loan shark's goons, and a few other shady characters. They say a dog is a man's best friend, and Steve shows how far a man will go to be reunited with him.
  • Other was released by Alison Moyet. The ninth full-length solo studio release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Guy Sigsworth.
  • Melodrama was released by Lorde. The second full-length release for the New Zealand pop singer-songwriter was produced with Jack Antonoff.
  • Resistance was released by Songhoy Blues. The second full-length release for the Northern Mali desert rock/blues band features guest appearances from Elf Kid, Iggy Pop and Stealing Sheep and was recorded in London with producer Neil Comber.
  • Pretty Girls Like Trap Music was released by 2 Chainz. The fourth full-length release for the rapper features guest appearances from Jhené Aiko, Drake, Gucci Mane, Swae Lee, Migos, Nicki Minaj, Monica, Pharrell, Quavo, Travis Scott, Trey Songz, and Ty Dolla Sign.
  • Iteration was released by Com Truise. The first new full-length release from electronic producer Seth Haley in six years concludes Com Truise's story.
  • How Did We Get So Dark? was released by Royal Blood. The second full-length release for the British rock duo was first written instrumentally in sessions in Brighton, Los Angeles and Nashville before being recorded (with vocals) in Brussels.
  • City Music was released by Kevin Morby. The fourth full-length solo release for the former Woods bassist was inspired by cities and music of the mid-70s.
  • Crack-Up was released by Fleet Foxes. The third full-length release for the indie folk quintet from Seattle was co-produced by the band's Robin Pecknold and Skyler Skjelset.
  • Abysmal Thoughts was released by The Drums. The fourth full-length release for the Brooklyn indie pop band-turned-solo-project by Jonny Pierce who wrote and produced the album.
  • BOOMIVERSE was released by Big Boi. The third full-length solo studio release for the Outkast rapper features guest appearances from Eric Bellinger, Big Rube, Curren$y, Gucci Mane, Jeezy, Killer Mike, Kurupt, Adam Levine, LunchMoney Lewis, Pimp C, Scar, Sleepy Brown, Snoop Dogg, and Trozé.
  • Beautiful Thugger Girls was released by Young Thug. The debut full-length studio release for the rapper features guiest appearances from Future, Gunna, Jacquees, Lil Durk, Millie Go Lightly, and Snoop Dogg.
  • Fake Sugar was released by Beth Ditto. The debut full-length solo release for the ex-Gossip singer was produced by Jennifer Decilveo.
  • Platinum Tips & Ice-Cream [Live] was released by Royal Trux. The 12 live tracks were recorded from the alternative rock band's two reunion concerts in California and New York in 2015.
  • So You Wannabe an Outlaw was released by Steve Earle & the Dukes. The 17th full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter was produced by Richard Bennett and features guest appearances from Johnny Bush, Miranda Lambert and Willie Nelson.
  • The Nashville Sound was released by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. The sixth full-length solo studio release (and third credited with the 400 Unit) for the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter was produced by Dave Cobb.
  • We're All Alright! was released by Cheap Trick. The 18th full-length studio release for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rock band was produced by Julian Raymond.
  • Woodstock was released by Portugal. The Man. The eighth full-length release for the indie rock band was recorded twice [they discarded a majority of the first session] with production from Danger Mouse, John Hill, Mike D, and Ammar Malik.
  • Weather Diaries was released by Ride. The first new release in 21 years for the British rock band was produced by DJ Erol Alkan and mixed by Alan Moulder.
  • ARMS for Switch is released. The first fighting game of its kind. Choose a fighting champion from around the world, equip your own combination of extendable arms, and then use a mix of button presses and quick hand motions to really take the fight to your opponent. Throw punches and guide them midflight to hit agile fighters, avoid incoming attacks with dashes, or trampoline high into the air to rain down fists from above. Power-up your punches to deal extra damage or curve your fists around obstacles to hit skittish opponents. Fill up your special gauge to dish out devastating combinations and finish them off. Unleash your inner fighter in this unbelievable sporting event. Fight via simple motion and button controls Grab onto your Joy-Con with a unique "thumbs-up"grip and use simple motions and button presses to outthink your opponent. Toss and curve punches when you find an opening, and dodge a flurry of incoming attacks. It's fast-paced fun for everyone!* Select from a variety of fighters Select from brand-new fighting superstars like Ribbon Girl, Master Mummy, and more! Each fighter has their own special attributes to learn and master.* Fight in arenas with unique obstacles Throw punches around (or through) mysterious liquid-filled columns in a spooky laboratory, or in certain arenas, toss fighters onto trampolines for epic aerial skirmishes.* Choose your arms carefully Each weapon has its own strength. Some are slow and do tons of damage, while others are fast as lighting, but will only serve to set up larger combinations. It's up to you to mix and match your arms to fit your play style.
  • US President Donald Trump reinstates Cuban travel and business restrictions after they were loosened by President Obama.

On this day in 2016

  • British MP (L) Jo Cox is shot and killed outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire.
  • Philadelphia is the first US city to pass a tax on sweetened drinks.
  • Jo Cox, Politician.

On this day in 2015

  • Charles Correa, Architect.
  • Tony Ranasinghe, Movie Actor.
  • Tyrant: Season 2 is released. The second season of the political thriller finds Barry presumed dead.
  • Proof: Season 1 is released. Dr. Carolyn Tyler (Jennifer Beals) is recovering from the loss of one of her children and the end of her marriage when a millionaire (Matthew Modine) convinces her to investigate cases of reincarnation and out-of-body experiences.
  • Restless Ones was released by Heartless Bastards. The fifth full-length release for the Ohio indie rock band was produced by John Congleton.
  • Luminiferous was released by High on Fire. The seventh full-length release for the Oakland heavy metal trio was produced by Kurt Ballou.
  • Pale Horses was released by mewithoutYou. The sixth full-length release for the Philadelphia indie rock band was produced by Will Yip.
  • Jaakko Eino Kalevi was released by Jaakko Eino Kalevi. The full-length debut for the Berlin-based electronic artist features guest appearances from Suad Khalifa and Sonja Immonen.
  • Lantern was released by Hudson Mohawke. The second full-length release for the Scottish electronic producer features guest appearances from Jhené Aiko, Antony, Devaeux, Irfane, Miguel, and Ruckazoid.
  • Before This World was released by James Taylor. The first release of original material from the multiple Grammy winning singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from Sting and was produced with Dave O'Donnell.
  • A Dream Outside was released by Gengahr. The debut full-length release for the British alternative rock band led by Felix Bushe was produced with James Bragg.
  • Grand Romantic was released by Nate Ruess. The debut solo release for the Fun. frontman was produced by Jeff Bhasker and Emile Haynie.
  • The Fool was released by Ryn Weaver. The debut full-length release for the pop singer was produced by Benny Blanco and Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos.
  • Success was released by KEN mode. The sixth full-length release for the Canadian noise rock trio was produced by Steve Albini.
  • Payday 2: Crimewave Edition for Xbox One is released. Payday 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op heist shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original Payday crew - Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains. The new CrimeNet network offers a huge range of dynamic contracts and players are free to choose anything from small-time convenience store hits or kidnappings, to cyber-crime or emptying out bank vaults. As the crew progresses the jobs become bigger, better and more rewarding. Along with earning more money and becoming a legendary criminal comes a new character customization and crafting system that lets crews build and customize their own guns and gear.
  • TV personality and real estate mogul Donald Trump launches his campaign for the Republican nomination for US President at Trump Towers.

On this day in 2014

  • Chloe Trump, Family Member, born in New York City, NY.
  • Pierre D'Archambeau, American concert violinist, who died at 87.
  • H.G. Rosier, Race Car Driver.
  • Love Frequency was released by Klaxons. The third full-length release for the British indie trio features production from Erol Alkan, Gorgon City, James Murphy, and Tom Rowlands of The Chemical Brothers.
  • Weird Little Birthday was released by Happyness. The debut full-length release for the British indie rock trio was self produced.
  • Tony Gwynn, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (8-time NL batting champion), who died of salivary gland cancer at 54.

On this day in 2013

  • Meat Loaf was rushed to hospital after collapsing on stage during a concert in in Edmonton, Canada. The singer was performing his hit, 'I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)', when he dropped his microphone and fell to the floor..
  • " Despicable Me 2" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig premieres at the Champs-Elysées Film Festival.
  • Hans Hass, Austrian diving pioneer, who died at 94.
  • The White Queen: Season 1 is released. Based on Philippa Gregory's The Cousin's War book series, the drama begins in 1464, during the War of the Roses, and follows the women caught up in the battle to be the rightful king of England.
  • True Blood: Season 6 is released. Things are changing for vampires, werewolves, and fairies alike after the incident at the end of last season.


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