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Today in the World Countries
- National Day is being celebrated in Slovenia
- National Independence Day is being celebrated in Mozambique
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Patrishamusic, Pop Artist, born in Riga, Latvia.
On this day in 2022
- US President Joe Biden signs the "Bipartisan Safer Communities Act" into law, creating greater background checks for gun purchasers, funding for mental health programs and the closure of some existing seller loopholes.
- 30,000-year-old intact remains of a baby wooly mammoth found frozen in permafrost in Klondike gold fields in the Yukon, Canada.
- Bill Woolsey, American swimmer (Olympic gold men's 4×200m freestyle relay 1952, silver 1956), who died at 87.
On this day in 2021
- Former US police officer Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 years and six months for the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
- New species of ancient human announced after finding of massive fossilized skull - Homo longi "Dragon Man" from North East China.
- New type of ancient human announced "Nesher Ramla Homo" lived 140,000-120,000 years ago, a possible ancestor of Neanderthals, uncovered in Ramla, Israel.
- New type of ancient human announced "Nesher Ramla Homo" 140,000-120,000 years ago, possible Neanderthal ancestors uncovered in Ramla, Israel.
- WHO head says COVID-19 pandemic variant Delta is the most transmissible to date, now present in 85 countries and spreading rapidly.
- WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus confirms the COVID-19 pandemic Delta variant is the most transmissible to date, now present in 85 countries and spreading rapidly.
- Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola ties Tom Seaver's 51-year old MLB league record of 10 consecutive strike outs, in 2-1 loss to the Mets in New York.
- Rock group Måneskin, winners of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, became the first act from Italy to have two singles in the top-ten of the UK Singles Chart simultaneously with 'I Wanna Be Your Slave' at No.6 and 'Beggin'' (a cover of the 1967 song by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons) at No. 10..
- Jack Ingram, American auto racer (NASCAR Busch Series champion 1982,85), who died at 84.
- Jack Ingram, Race Car Driver.
- Marcos Ferrufino, Bolivian soccer defender (9 caps; Bolívar 252 games) and manager (San José, Real Potosí), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 58.
- Mood Valiant was released by Hiatus Kaiyote.
The third full-length release for the Australian quartet led by Nai Palm features a guest appearance from Arthur Verocai.
- Nine was released by Sault.
The fourth full-length release for the UK group is only available online for 99 days and features guest appearances from Little Simz and Michael Ofo.
- Home Video was released by Lucy Dacus.
The third full-length release for the indie singer-songwriter features contributions from Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers.
- Fatigue was released by L'Rain.
The second full-length release for the Brooklyn-based experimental artist was produced with Andrew Lappin.
- I Know I'm Funny Haha was released by Faye Webster.
The latest full-length release from the Atlanta-based indie folk artist features a guest appearance from Mei Ehara.
- Boy from Michigan was released by John Grant.
The fifth full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter was produced by Cate Le Bon.
- Call Me If You Get Lost was released by Tyler, The Creator.
The sixth full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from 42 Dugg, Daisy World, Domo Genesis, Brent Faiyaz, Fana Hues, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, NBA YoungBoy, Teezo Touchdown, Ty Dolla $ign, and Pharrell Williams.
- Dark in Here was released by The Mountain Goats.
The latest full-length release for the John Darnielle-led band was recorded in March 2020.
- Death of a Cheerleader was released by Pom Pom Squad.
The debut full-length release for the Brooklyn-based quartet led by Mia Berrin was produced and mixed by Sarah Tudzin.
- A Color of the Sky was released by Lightning Bug.
the third full-length release for the New York indie rock band was self-produced and recorded.
- Quietly Blowing It was released by Hiss Golden Messenger.
The latest full-length release for the MC Taylor indie folk project features contributions from Griffin and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Josh Kaufman of Bonny Light Horseman, Buddy Miller, and Zach Williams of The Lone Bellow.
- Planet Her was released by Doja Cat.
The third full-length release for the Los Angeles rapper features guest appearances from Ariana Grande, JID, SZA, The Weeknd, and Young Thug.
- Planet (i) was released by Squirrel Flower.
The latest full-length release for the indie folk/rock artist from Boston features contributions from Brooke Bentham, Jemima Coulter, Katy J Pearson, Tenci’s Jess Shoman, Tomberlin, her father and her two brothers, Nate and Jameson Williams.
- Valdez was released by Birds of Maya.
The fourth full-length release for the Philadelphia noise-rock trio of Mike Polizze, Jason Killinger and Ben Leaphart was recorded in 2014.
- The Golden Casket was released by Modest Mouse.
The seventh full-length studio release for the indie rock band was produced with Dave Sardy and Jacknife Lee.
- The Turning Wheel was released by Spellling.
The third full-length release for Chrystia Cabral as Spellling was self-produced.
- The Ice Road - PG-13 is released.
After a remote diamond mine collapses in far northern Canada, a big-rig ice road driver (Liam Neeson) must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the trapped miners. Contending with thawing waters and a massive storm, they discover the real threat is one they never saw coming.
- Werewolves Within - R is released.
After a proposed pipeline creates divisions within the small town of Beaverfield, and a snowstorm traps its residents together inside the local inn, newly arrived forest ranger Finn (Sam Richardson) and postal worker Cecily (Milana Vayntrub) must try to keep the peace and uncover the truth behind a mysterious creature that has begun terrorizing the community.
- Sun Children - Not Rated is released.
12-year-old Ali and his three friends work hard to survive and support their families, doing small jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make fast money. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find a hidden treasure underground. He recruits his gang, but first, to gain access to the tunnel, the children must enroll at the Sun School, a charitable institution that tries to educate street kids and child laborers, close to where the treasure is located.
- Wolfgang - Not Rated is released.
An intimate portrait of the life and work of the original "celebrity chef, "Wolfgang Puck.
- I Carry You with Me - R is released.
Starting in provincial Mexico and continuing as first Iván, then Gerardo, journey towards sharing a life together in New York City, I Carry You with Me is an intimate love story, as well as a soulful rumination on family, sacrifice, regret, and ultimately, hope.
- F9: The Fast Saga - PG-13 is released.
Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena).
- False Positive - R is released.
After months of trying and failing to get pregnant, Lucy (Ilana Glazer) and Adrian (Justin Theroux) finally find their dream fertility doctor in the illustrious Dr. Hindle (Pierce Brosnan). But after becoming pregnant with a healthy baby girl, Lucy begins to notice something sinister through Hindle's gleaming charm, and she sets out to uncover the unsettling truth about him, and her own “birth story.” As if getting pregnant weren't complicated enough.
- Fathom - Not Rated is released.
Fathom is a visual and aural wonder of a documentary that follows researchers working to finally decode the communication of humpback whales. With Dr. Michelle Fournet, Dr. Ellen Garland.
- Lansky - R is released.
When the aging Meyer Lansky is investigated one last time by the Feds who suspect he has stashed away millions of dollars over half a century, the retired gangster spins a dizzying tale, revealing the untold truth about his life as the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate.
- TV SERIES
- Sex/Life: Season 1 is released.
Billie Connelly (Sarah Shahi), a married mother of two fantasies about her more wild past are discovered by her husband (Mike Vogel) in this dramedy based on B.B. Easton's book named 44 Chapters About 4 Men.
- The Mysterious Benedict Society: Season 1 is released.
The mysterious and eccentric Mr. Benedict (Tony Hale) enlists a group of orphans to go undercover at a boarding school to stop a scheme that threatens the world in this series based on the Trenton Lee Stewart book of the same name.
On this day in 2020
- WHO declares the Ebola outbreak in the Congo over. The Second worst outbreak it killed 2,280 people over 2 years.
- US Center of Disease Control estimates 20 million people in America have been infected with COVID-19 pandemic,10 times higher than confirmed cases.
- Liverpool FC clinches first EPL soccer title in 30 years with 7 games to spare as Chelsea beats second-placed Manchester City,2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
- American country music band "The Dixie Chicks" change their name to "The Chicks" to remove connotations of Confederate history, two weeks after band "Antebellum" changed their name to "Lady A".
- American music act The Dixie Chicks change their name to The Chicks, removing connotation of Confederate history, two weeks after Antebellum changed their name to Lady A..
- Australian airline Qantas announces it is cutting 6,000 jobs, a fifth of its workforce because of the pandemic.
- Huey, Rapper.
- John Kennedy Sr., Australian Rules Football coach (Australian Football Hall of Fame legend; VFL Premiership 1961,71,76; Hawthorn FC; North Melbourne FC), who died at 91.
- Marga Richter, American classical pianist and composer (Landscapes of the Mind; Out of Shadows and Solitude), who died at 93.
- TV SERIES
- The Twilight Zone (2019): Season 2 is released.
The second season of the Jordan Peele reboot of The Twilight Zone includes Jenna Elfman, Sky Ferreira, Topher Grace, Gillian Jacobs, Thomas Lennon, Joel McHale, Gretchen Mol, Billy Porter, and Damon Wayans Jr.
- Search Party (2016): Season 3 is released.
The TBS series moves to HBO Max for its third season which finds Dory (Alia Shawkat) and Drew (John Reynolds) charged with murder of a private investigator. Elliott (John Early) and Portia (Meredith Hagner) must decided whether to testify or not.
On this day in 2019
- Stephanie Grisham appointed US White House press secretary and communications director.
- San Francisco is the first major US city to ban e-cigarettes.
- Mirazur on the French Riveria crowned the world's best restaurant at ceremony in Singapore.
- Mirazur on the French Riviera crowned the world's best restaurant at ceremony in Singapore.
- NHL Draft: Barrie Colts (OHL) defenceman Aaron Ekblad first pick by Florida Panthers.
- A fan who went into labour at Pink’s concert in Liverpool, England successfully gave birth at the venue – and named the newborn after the pop star herself. Two medics, who were on duty as crowd doctors, took the fan to the stadium’s first aid room, where they delivered the baby..
- Ken Behring, American real estate developer, NFL team owner, philanthropist (Seattle Seahawks), who died at 91.
- Ken Behring, American real estate developer, NFL team owner (Seattle Seahawks,1988-97), and philanthropist dies at 91.
On this day in 2018
- Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson announces it plans to move some production abroad in response to EU retaliatory tariffs.
- Oakland pitcher Edwin Jackson takes the mound in a 5-4 win at Detroit; A's are his 13th MLB club, tying Octavio Dotel's record.
- Californian Governor Jerry Brown declares State of Emergency for wildfire spread over 8,200 acres in Lake County.
- General Strike in Argentina in response to austerity measures required by an IMF loan.
- UK House of Commons votes for a controversial third Heathrow runway.
- Bo Nilsson, Swedish composer (Doppelspiel), who died at 81.
On this day in 2017
- Tanker carrying fuel bursts into flames near Ahmedpur East, Pakistan, killing more than 200 people.
- George "Skip" Homeier, American actor (Boys Ranch, Beachhead, Dan Raven, Interns), who died of spinal myelopathy at 86.
- Bill Dana [William Szathmary], American comedian, characters actor (José Jiménez) and screenwriter (The Nude Bomb, The Bill Dana Show), who died at 92.
- Gordon Wilson, Scottish politician (Leader of the Scottish National Party), who died at 79.
- TV SERIES
- Preacher: Season 2 is released.
Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy continue their adventures with Noah Taylor, Pip Torrens, Julie Ann Emery, Malcolm Barrett, Justin Prentice and Ronald Guttman joining the cast for the second season.
- Prime Suspect: Tennison: Season 1 is released.
The prequel to Prime Suspect is set in 1973 where 22-year-old Jane Tennison (Stefanie Martini) begins working on on her first murder case as a WPC (woman police constable) with Greater London's Metropolitan police.[Aired between 2 March 2017 and 6 April 2017 in the UK under the name Prime Suspect 1973]
On this day in 2016
- The Yellow Cloud guitar owned by Prince and said to be one of his favourites was bought at auction for $137,500 (£110,000), by the owner of the American Football team Indianapolis Colts. A lock of David Bowie's hair also sold for $18,750 at the same auction..
- Singer-songwriter Jill Scott at the age of 44 weds longtime boyfriend Mike Dobson in a private ceremony.
- Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), who died at 87.
- Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (The New York Times), who died at 87.
- Peter Hutton, American filmmaker (Study of a River), who died at 71.
- Peter Hutton, American filmmaker, who died at 71.
- Jim Hickman, American baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs), who died at 79.
- Lor Scoota, Rapper.
On this day in 2015
- NBA Draft: Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns first pick by Minnesota Timberwolves.
- Obamacare subsidies in The Affordable Care Act preserved by US Supreme Court Ruling in King v Burwell 6-3.
- The Affordable Care Act ('Obamacare') subsidies preserved by US Supreme Court Ruling in King v Burwell 6-3.
- Patrick Macnee, British actor (The Avengers, Magnum, P.I., Sherlock Holmes), who died at 93.
On this day in 2014
- Luis Suárez is charged with biting at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
- Amnesty International apologised to Iggy Pop after it had used an image of the singer in its latest anti-torture campaign without the singer's permission. The Belgian advert featured the Stooges frontman's face bloodied and beaten, quoting him as saying Justin Bieber was "the future of rock and roll" and the slogan: "Torture a man and he will tell you anything.".
- Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arcade Fire, and Metallica headline; other performers include The Black Keys; Lana Del Ray; Dolly Parton, Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry, and Ed Sheeran.
- Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arcade Fire, and Metallica headline; other performers include The Black Keys; Lana Del Rey; Dolly Parton, Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry, and Ed Sheeran.
- The US Supreme Court rules that police cannot examine the digital contents of a cell phone without a court order.
- Magdalena Žebeljan, YouTube Star, born in Croatia.
- Harry Hookway, Chief Executive of the British Library (1973-84), who died at 93.
- The Pleasures of Being Out of Step - Not Rated is released.
Nat Hentoff is one of the enduring voices of the last 65 years, a writer who championed jazz as an art form and who also led the rise of 'alternative' journalism in America. This unique documentary wraps the themes of liberty, identity and free expression around a historical narrative that stretches from the Great Depression to the Patriot Act. At the core of the film are three extraordinary, intimate conversations with Hentoff. Commentary and perspective are offered through additional interviews with such luminaries as Amiri Baraka, Stanley Crouch, Floyd Abrams, Aryeh Neier and Dan Morgenstern. Interwoven through it all is the sublime music of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and Bob Dylan, along with never-before-seen photographs and archival footage of these artists and other cultural figures at the height of their powers. [First Run Features]
- Yves Saint Laurent - R is released.
A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
- TV SERIES
- Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1 is released.
Based on the Luc Besson film Taxi, New York detective Caitlyn "Cat"Sullivan (Chyler Leigh) has been seeking her father's killer when she was demoted to foot patrol. After she discovers taxi driver Leo Romba (Jacky Ido) he lied on his immigration forms, they form a partnership to help each other.
- Mystery Girls: Season 1 is released.
Former TV detectives Charlie Contour (Jennie Garth) and Holly Hamilton (Tori Spelling) team up once again to solve real life mysteries.
On this day in 2013
- 37 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in the Central African Republic.
- No Place for My Dream was released by Femi Kuti.
Produced by Sodi Marciszewer, the album with influences from Afrobeat, Caribbean, and Latin music from the oldest son of Fela was recorded in Paris.
- One True Vine was released by Mavis Staples.
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy returns to produce the singer's latest release that includes songs written by Alan Sparhawk of Low, Nick Lowe, and Tweedy.
- Palms was released by Palms.
This is the debut release for the art rock band led by the Deftones' Chino Moreno with Isis members Clifford Meyer, Jeff Caxide, and Aaron Harris completing the line-up.
- Melt Yourself Down was released by Melt Yourself Down.
The debut release for the avant-garde jazz group that includes Kushal Gaya, Ruth Goller, Shabaka Hutchings, Satin Singh, Tom Skinner, and Pete Wareham was produced by Leafcutter John.
- Kenny Dennis LP was released by Serengeti.
Produced by Odd Nosdam, the Chicago rapper's latest full-length release is a follow-up to his Kenny Dennis EP as his mustached alter ego.
- In a Warzone was released by Transplants.
The third full-length release for the punk trio of Rancid's Tim Armstrong, blink-182's Travis Barker, and "Skinhead Rob"Aston, is its first in eight years.
- Fantasy was released by Lightning Dust.
This is the third full-length release for the side project for Black Mountain band members Amber Webber and Josh Wells.
- Bass Drum of Death was released by Bass Drum of Death.
The second full-length release for the garage rock band formed by Mississippi-born John Barrett was self-produced.
- Bosnian Rainbows was released by Bosnian Rainbows.
Produced by Johann Scheerer, Mars Volta's Omar Rodríguez-Lopez forms a new group with Mars Volta drummer Deantoni Parks, Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes, and Nicci Kasper.
- Deceiver of the Gods was released by Amon Amarth.
The ninth studio release for the Swedish death metal band was produced by Andy Sneap and includes a guest appearance from former Candlemass singer Messiah Marcoli.
- Soft Will was released by Smith Westerns.
Producer Chris Coady returns for the third release for the Chicago indie rock trio.
- Sound the Alarm was released by Booker T. Jones.
The multiple Grammy-winning R&B/soul singer returns to the Stax label with an album featuring guest appearances from such artists as Gary Clark, Jr., Estelle, Anthony Hamilton, Mayer Hawthorne, Luke James, Sheila E., and Vintage Trouble.
- Return to Annihilation was released by Locrian.
The latest release for the Chicago experimental rock trio is its first on the Relapse label.
- The Sun Dogs was released by Rose Windows.
Elements of folk-rock, psychedelic rock, Persian, Indian, and Eastern European music are found on the debut full-length release from the Seattle rock septet led by Chris Cheveyo and produced by Randall Dunn.
- The Visitor was released by Matias Aguayo.
The third full-length solo release for the South American dance producer/artist includes contributions from Philipp Gorbachev, Ana Helder, Daniel Maloso, Alejandro Paz, Juliana Gattas, A'rea Negrot, Liset Alea and Jorge Gonz lez.
- The Gifted was released by Wale.
The third full-length studio release from the Washington D.C. rapper features guest appearances from such artists as 2 Chainz, Cee Lo Green, Lyfe Jennings, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Rick Ross, Jerry Seinfeld, Wiz Khalifa, and Yo Gotti.
- The Mountain Moves was released by Treetop Flyers.
The debut release for the London-based folk-rock band was recorded in Malibu and produced by Noah Georgeson.
- Without Your Love was released by oOoOO.
Following two EPs on the Tri Angle label, San Francisco-based electronic producer Chris Dexter releases his debut full-length album on his own label.