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Today in the World Countries

  • Armed Forces Day is being celebrated in Azerbaijan
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Madagascar, Somalia
  • People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Earliest possible evidence of cannibalism found in 1.45-million-year-old fossilized hominin leg bone, with cut marks made by stone tools from the National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi.
  • Russian leader Vladimir Putin vows to bring leaders of the Wagner Group rebellion to justice, saying they wanted "to see Russia choked in bloody strife".
  • Yilena Hernández, Model, born in Holguin, Cuba.
  • Craig Brown, Scottish soccer wing half (Rangers, Dundee, Falkirk) and manager (Scotland 1993-2001; Preston NE, Motherwell, Aberdeen), who died at 82.
  • Kingdom Eighties: Summer of Greed for PC is released. Kingdom Eighties is a new and standalone title in the award-winning micro-strategy series, Kingdom. A love letter to the nostalgic days of bike riding, summer camps, and sitting around in your pajamas on a Saturday morning in front of the TV. You play as The Leader, a young camp counselor who'll have to protect their family and the entire town from the relentless attack of the mysterious Greed. The young neighbourhood kids will be at your side, and you'll also find some new friends along the way: The Champ, the Tinkerer, and the Wiz will lend you their skills and support in battle.

On this day in 2022

  • Stanley Cup Final, Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL: Colorado Avalanche beats two-time defending champions Tampa Bay Lightning,2-1 for a 4-2 series win; Avs 3rd championship in franchise history.
  • Jupiter, Amur tiger at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (Ohio), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 14.
  • Frank Williams, English actor (Dad's Army - "Reverend Farthing"), who died at 90.
  • Westworld: Season 4 is released. The fourth season of the sci-fi western series inspired by the 1973 Michael Crichton film of the same name picks up seven years later.

On this day in 2021

  • South Africa announces 14-day lockdown to counter a third COVID-19 pandemic wave of infections fueled by the Delta variant, with only 2.5 million vaccines administrated.
  • Sydney goes into a two-week lockdown amid a Delta variant COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and low levels of vaccination.
  • Largest-ever pile up in the Tour de France caused by a spectator with a sign during Stage 1. Spectator later hunted down and arrested..
  • Marcelo Campo, Argentine rugby union winger (20 Tests Argentina,6 South America; Pueyrredón SC), who died from a heart attack at 63.
  • Johnny Solinger, American rock singer-songwriter (Skid Row,1999 to 2015), who died of liver failure at 55.
  • Frederic Rzewski, American concert pianist, and composer (Spacecraft), who died of a heart attack at 83.
  • Abdalelah Haroun, Runner.
  • British Health Minister Matt Hancock resigns after photos of him kissing an aide (and not social distancing) emerge.
  • (Maurice) "Mike" Gravel, American politician (US Senator (D) - Alaska,1969-81), and peace activist (Pentagon Papers), who died at 91.
  • Mike Gravel, American politician (US Senator (D) - Alaska,1969-81), and peace activist (Pentagon Papers), who died at 91.

On this day in 2020

  • New York Times says Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked forces to kill US and coalition troops in Afghanistan.
  • Antonella Fernandes, Family Member, born in Brazil.
  • Jaroslav Pollák, Slovak soccer midfielder (49 caps, Czechoslovakia; Sparta Prague, Austria Salzburg), who died at 72.
  • Kelly Asbury, American animated film director (Shrek 2, Smurfs: The Lost Village), who died of abdominal cancer at 60.
  • J.R. Charbonneau, Race Car Driver.
  • Ramon Revilla Sr., Movie Actor.
  • Theo Foley, Irish soccer defender (9 caps, Republic of Ireland; Burnley, Charlton Athletic) and manager (Northampton Town), who died at 83.
  • William Negri, Italian soccer goalkeeper (12 caps; Mantova, Bologna), who died at 84.
  • The Last Tree is released. After a happy childhood in the countryside, a teenager moves to London, where he must navigate an unfamiliar environment on his road to adulthood.
  • The Audition is released. Anna Bronsky is a violin teacher at a music-focused high school. Despite the opposition of all other teachers, Anna drives through the admission of a student, Alexander, in whom she detects a remarkable talent. Committed, she prepares him for the intermediate exam and neglects her family – her son Jonas, whom she brings into competition with her new student, and her husband Philippe. Her colleague Christian, with whom she has an affair, persuades her to join a quintet. When she fails during their joint concert, the pressure mounts and she focuses all her attention on her student Alexander. Come the day of the exam, events take a tragic turn.
  • House of Hummingbird is released. Seoul,1994: A lonely 14-year-old Eun-hee moves through life like a hummingbird searching for a taste of sweetness wherever she may find it. Deprived of attention from her family, she roams the neighborhood with her best friend, attempts romantic relationships with both girls and boys alike and is sent to the hospital with an unclear diagnosis. When new teacher Young-ji arrives, she becomes the first adult Eun-hee feels really understands her.
  • Beats is released. Two best friends in a small Scottish town in the summer of '94 who head out for one last night together before life takes them in different directions. Going to an illegal rave, the boys journey into an underworld of anarchy, freedom and collision with the law as they share a night that they will never forget.
  • All I Can Say is released. Shannon Hoon, lead singer of the rock band Blind Melon, filmed himself from 1990-95 with a Hi8 video camera, recording up until a few hours before his sudden death at the age of 28. His camera was a diary and his closest confidant. In the hundreds of hours of footage, Hoonmeticulously documented his life – his family, his creative process, his television, his band’s rise to fame and his struggle with addiction. He filmed his daughter’s birth, and archived the politics and culture of the 90’s, an era right before the internet changed the world. Created with his own footage, voice and music, this intimate autobiography is a prescient exploration of experience and memory in the age of video. It is also Shannon Hoon’s last work, completed 23 years after his death.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is released. When aspiring musicians Lars and Sigrit are given the opportunity of a lifetime to represent their country at the world’s biggest song competition, they finally have a chance to prove that any dream worth having is a dream worth fighting for.
  • My Spy is released. JJ (Dave Bautista), a hardened CIA operative, has been demoted and finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, named Sophie (Chloe Coleman) where he has been sent undercover begrudgingly to surveil her family. When Sophie discovers hidden cameras in her apartment she uses her tech savviness to locate where the surveillance operation is set. In exchange for not blowing JJ's cover Sophie convinces him to spend time with her and teach her to be a spy. Despite his reluctance JJ finds he is no match for Sophie's disarming charm and wit.
  • Irresistible is released. After the Democrat’s top strategist Gary (Steve Carell) sees a video of a retired Marine Colonel (Chris Cooper) standing up for the rights of his town’s undocumented workers, Gary believes he has found the key to winning back the Heartland. However, when the Republicans counter him by sending in his brilliant nemesis Faith (Rose Byrne), what started out as a local race quickly becomes an out-of-control and hilarious fight for the soul of America.
  • KiCk i was released by Arca. The fourth full-length studio release for the electronic artist/producer features guest appearances from Björk, Rosalía, Shygirl, and SOPHIE.
  • Kitchen Sink was released by Nadine Shah. The fourth full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Ben Hillier.
  • Mordechai was released by Khruangbin. The third full-length release for the Houston trio was produced by Steve Christensen.
  • Coriky was released by Coriky. The debut full-length release for the band that includes Fugazi's Ian MacKaye, Joe Lally and Brendan Canty as well as The Evens' Amy Farina was recorded by Don Zientara.
  • Our Two Skins was released by Gordi. The second full-length release for the Australian singer-songwriter was co-produced with Chris Messina and Zach Hanson.
  • Portrait of an Ugly Man was released by Remo Drive. The third full-length release for the Minnesota emo band was produced by lead singer, Erik Paulson.
  • True Story of Bananagun was released by Bananagun. The debut full-length release for the Australian band features elements of Afrobeat, funk, pop and psychedelia music.
  • Women in Music, Pt. III was released by HAIM. The third full-length release for the Los Angeles trio of sisters was produced with Rostam Batmanglij, Ariel Rechtshaid and Buddy Ross.
  • What's Your Pleasure? was released by Jessie Ware. The fourth full-length release for the British singer-songwriter features production from Benji B, Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford, Midland, Metronomy's Joseph Mount, and Matthew Tavares.
  • Welcome to Bobby's Motel was released by Pottery. The debut full-length release for the Montreal-based indie rock band was produced by Jonathan Schenke.
  • Yes, Your Grace for Switch is released. These are troubling times, Your Grace. The petitioners’ petty matters exceed our limited resources, to say nothing of the war. A careful balance must be struck. Your throne awaits.In this kingdom management RPG, petitioners will arrive in the throne room each turn to ask for your advice and assistance. Decide whether to help them with their problems, or to conserve resources for more important matters. Remember: supplies are limited, and not everyone has the kingdom’s best interests at heart...

On this day in 2019

  • Two US Florida towns pay hackers considerable ransom to unfreeze their computer systems; Riviera Beach $600,00 and Lake City $500,000.
  • More than 5,000 smuggled turtles discovered in luggage at Kuala Lumpur Airport, Malaysia, bound for India.
  • Japanese animation film "Spirited Away"by Hayao Miyazaki is released in China and tops the box office,18 years after its initial release.
  • Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: American rock band The Killers headline; Kylie Minogue plays the Pyramid stage 14 years after cancer forced her to cancel; other performers include Bastille, Hozier, and Mavis Staples.
  • Highest ever June temperatures recorded in Germany (38.6C), Poland (38.2C) and the Czech Republic (38.9C) during week-long heatwave in Europe.
  • Eugene Alcalay, Romanian concert pianist, composer, and educator, who died of a heart attack at 52.
  • Beth Chapman, American bounty hunter and reality star (Dog the Bounty Hunter), who died of cancer at 51.
  • Max Wright, American character actor (Buffalo Bill; Alf; Misfits of Science), who died of lymphoma at 75.
  • The Chambermaid is released. In her feature debut, theater director Lila Avilés turns the monotonous work day of Eve (Gabriela Cartol), a chambermaid at a high-end Mexico City hotel, into a beautifully observed film of rich detail. Set entirely in this alienating environment, with extended scenes taking place in the guest rooms, hallways, and cleaning facilities, this minimalist yet sumptuous movie brings to the fore Eve’s hopes, dreams, and desires.
  • Annabelle Comes Home is released. Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens’ ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.
  • Former Gambian beauty queen Fatou "Toufah"Jallow says she was raped by former President Yahya Jammeh as part of a Human Rights Watch and Trial International report.

On this day in 2018

  • Hello Kitty bullet train unveiled by the West Japan Railway.
  • India is named the most dangerous country to be a women because of sexual violence and slave labour by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
  • First high level talks between Ethiopian and Eritrean officials in 20 years begins in Addis Ababa.
  • Sudanese court overturns death sentence for teenager who killed the husband after he raped her.
  • Polio outbreak confirmed in New Guinea by WHO,18 years after it was declared free of the disease.
  • Quriyat, Oman, registers highest "low" temperature for a day ever recorded of 42.5 degrees.
  • Phil Rodgers, American golfer (5 PGA Tour wins), who died of leukemia at 80.
  • Edward Simons, American classical violinist and conductor (Rockland Symphony,1962-2017), who died at 101.
  • Daniel Pilon, Canadian actor, (Ryan's Hope; Dallas), who died at 77.
  • Lumines Remastered for PlayStation 4 is released. An HD remake of the classic hit puzzler Lumines, LUMINES REMASTERED comes shinin' back from the creators of Rez Infinite. Groove to this stylish, puzzle-action game where the fusion of light and sound sets the stage for a two-color falling block experience.
  • Rainbow Skies for PlayStation 4 is released. Rainbow Skies is a fantasy RPG with turn-based battles and a humorous story. Immerse yourself in a colorful and vibrant world, filled to the brim with friends and foes, murky dungeons, turn-based battles, towns, shops, and everything else your role-playing heart desires.
  • Salary Man Escape VR for PlayStation 4 is released. Salary Man Escape is an edgy, satirical VR physics puzzle game where the player must use skill and tact to help a disgruntled Salaryman escape his life.
  • Slime-san: Superslime Edition for PlayStation 4 is released. Slime-san: Superslime Edition includes all three major campaigns as well as some brand new, exclusive levels and features. Happy sliming!
  • The Crew 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. The newest iteration in the franchise, The Crew 2 captures the thrill of the American motorsports spirit in an open world. Welcome to Motornation, a huge, varied, action-packed playground built for motorsports throughout the entire US of A. Enjoy unrestrained exploration on ground, sea, and sky. From coast to coast, street and pro racers, off-road explorers, and freestylers gather and compete in all kinds of disciplines. Join them in high-octane contests and share every glorious moment with the world. The Crew 2 gives you the chance to showcase your skills and rise as a multi-skilled motorsports champion. [Ubisoft]
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA for Switch is released. Ys returns with a brand new adventure for the first time in 8 years! Adol awakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and mysterious ruins on the isolated island. Amidst this, Adol begins to dream of a mysterious blue-haired maiden living in an unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the blue-haired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana!FEATURES:An Epic Tale - Follow Adol on his latest adventure and uncover the mysteries of the cursed island. Party On! - Change your playable character on-the-fly as you battle ferocious foes in lighting-fast combat.Another Side - Unravel the mystery of the blue-haired maiden Dana through her unique gameplay sections.It Takes a Village! - Rescue your fellow shipwrecked passengers and bring them to your village where they will provide valuable services.
  • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle - Donkey Kong Adventure for Switch is released. Embark in an epic battle against a vengeful Rabbid Kong who uses his new powers to take over a mysterious island. Donkey Kong, Rabbid Peach, and a moody new Rabbid hero, Rabbid Cranky, will team up on a journey across four brand-new environments. Discover a world full of reinvented tactical gameplay, new enemies, and secrets to uncover. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Donkey Kong Adventure DLC is available for download exclusively on Nintendo Switch. [Nintendo]
  • de Blob for Switch is released. Launch a Color Revolution!Only de Blob can flip, smash, and paint his way into the all-powerful INKT Corporation to launch a color revolution and save Chroma City from a future without color.* Paint the city and smash your way past inky enemies to save the citizens.* Dodge ink cannons, flatten INKT tanks and outsmart inky soldiers.* Compete as ink levels rise and wind cannons fire in nine multiplayer modes.
  • The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit for Xbox One is released. Meet Chris, a creative and imaginative 10-year-old boy who escapes reality with fantastical adventures as his alter ego, the Awesome Captain Spirit. Hearken back to your childhood and play a touching narrative experience from the directors and development team behind the BAFTA award-winning game Life is Strange. The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is an original story set in the Life is Strange Universe that contains links to the brand-new story an characters of Life is Strange 2.
  • NieR: Automata - Become as Gods Edition for Xbox One is released. NieR: Automata is an action RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by machine lifeforms and abandoned by mankind. As part of an android army created by humans to reclaim the planet, players will fight their way through the mechanical horde using a collective of close-combat weapons and ranged attacks.

On this day in 2017

  • America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand defeat Oracle Team USA 7-1 in Bermuda, Peter Burling (26) youngest ever helmsman.
  • Helicopter with rogue police pilot attacks Venezuelan Supreme Court in Caracas.
  • Former N-Dubz rapper Dappy was given a suspended jail sentence for arming himself with a butcher's knife during a row with his partner. The star, whose real name is Costas Contostavlos, admitted having the knife outside the home he shared with Imani Campbell. He was given nine months in jail suspended for two years..
  • Secret World Legends for PC is released. Fight a secret war of the supernatural. Where will you stand in the secret war between good and evil as supernatural forces threaten the modern-day world? Use a wide range of weapons and superhuman abilities to destroy the sinister evils that are threatening humanity’s existence.
  • Theresa May's UK Conservative minority party strike deal to govern with Northern Ireland's DUP with guarantee of 1 billion funding.
  • Brazilian state prosecutors file corruption charges against President Michel Temer.

On this day in 2016

  • Copa América Final, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ: Defending champions Chile defeat Argentina,4-2 on penalty kicks; 0–0 after extra time.
  • An electric guitar owned by Prince and a lock of David Bowie's hair sold at auction in the US for a total of more than $150,000 (£110,000). The Yellow Cloud guitar, said to be one of Prince's favourites, was bought for $137,500. Bowie's hair, which sold for $18,750, came from a former employee of Madame Tussauds in London who had used it to recreate the music icon's 1983 hairdo..
  • City of Falluja freed from Islamic State control after a month-long campaign by Iraqi forces.
  • Panama Canal's third set of locks opens for commercial traffic, doubling the Canal’s capacity at an estimated cost of $5.25 billion.
  • Barbara Goldsmith, American author (Little Gloria...Happy At Last), who died at 85.
  • Roadies: Season 1 is released. The comedy from Cameron Crowe focuses on an arena rock band's road crew that includes tour manager Bill (Luke Wilson), production manager Shelli (Carla Gugino), road manager Phil (Ron White), electric tech Kelly Ann (Imogen Poots), Kelly Ann's twin Jesse (Colson Baker aka Machine Gun Kelly), sound mixer Donna (Keisha Castle-Hughes), and guitar tech (Peter Cambor).
  • Iceland’s presidential election is won by history professor Guðni Jóhannesson.

On this day in 2015

  • Gunman opens fire at beach resort in Sousse, Tunisia, killing 38. Isis claims responsibility..
  • Saudi suicide bomber kills 27 at Shia Imam al-Sadiq mosque in Kuwait,227 injured.
  • NHL Draft: Erie Otters (OHL) center Connor McDavid first pick by the Edmonton Oilers.
  • US Supreme Court rules 5-4 same-sex marriage is a legal right across all US states.
  • Ash Brownridge, American conservationist (National Wildlife Federation) creator of Ranger Rick, who died at 98.
  • A Borrowed Identity is released. Gifted Eyad (Tawfeek Barhom), a Palestinian Israeli boy, is given the chance to go to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem. As he desperately tries to fit in with his Jewish schoolmates and within Israeli society, Eyad develops a friendship with another outsider, Jonathan (Michael Moshonov) a boy suffering from muscular dystrophy, and gradually becomes part of the home Jonathan shares with his mother, Edna (Yael Abecassis). After falling in love with Naomi (Daniel Kitsis), a Jewish girl, he leaves school when their relationship is uncovered, and he discovers that he will have to sacrifice his identity in order to be accepted. Faced with a choice, Eyad will have to make a decision that will change his life forever. [Strand Releasing]
  • Advantageous is released. In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen (Jacqueline Kim) and her daughter Jules (Samantha Kim) do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world.
  • Felt is released. Amy is hanging on by a thread. Struggling to cope with past sexual trauma and the daily aggressions of a male-dominated society, she creates grotesquely costumed alter egos that re-appropriate the male form. While giving her the sense of power she craves, acting as these characters pushes her further into a world of her own making. When she begins a new relationship with a seemingly good guy, she opens herself up to him - but that vulnerability comes at a dangerous cost, and her alter egos threaten to lash out in explosive violence. [Amplify Releasing]
  • Fresh Dressed is released. Fresh Dressed chronicles the history of Hip-Hop | Urban fashion and its rise from southern cotton plantations to the gangs of 1970s in the South Bronx, to corporate America, and everywhere in-between. Supported by rich archival materials and in depth interviews with individuals crucial to the evolution of a way of life--and the outsiders who studied and admired them--Fresh Dressed goes to the core of where style was born on the black and brown side of town.
  • Glass Chin is released. A down-on-his-luck former boxing champ is forced to make a choice between friendship and ambition when he is framed for murder.
  • 7 Minutes is released. Three high school friends are forced to commit a brazen robbery which quickly goes horribly wrong.
  • The Little Death is released. Five suburban couples living in Sydney explore a range of sexual fetishes and deal with the repercussions that come with sharing them.
  • Max is released. A precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service. Shipped stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin, so Max is adopted by Kyle’s family, essentially saving his life. But Justin has issues of his own, such as living up to his father’s expectations for him; he isn’t interested in taking responsibility for his brother’s troubled dog. However, Max may be Justin’s only chance to discover what really happened to his brother that day on the front, and with the help of a tough-talking young teen, Carmen, who has a way with dogs, Justin begins to appreciate his canine companion. Justin’s growing trust in Max helps the four-legged veteran revert back to his heroic self, and as the pair race against time to unravel the mystery, they find more excitement—and danger—than they bargained for. But they each might also find an unlikely new best friend…in each other.
  • Batkid Begins is released. On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5-year-old cancer patient his wish. The documentary Batkid Begins looks at the “why” of this flash phenomenon. Why did the intense outpouring of spontaneous support for a child reverberate around the world and become one of the biggest “good news stories” ever?
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Big Game is released. In the rugged countryside of Finland, a young thirteen-year-old (Onni Tommila) embarks on a traditional quest to prove himself by spending 24 hours alone in the wild, armed with only a bow and arrow. After witnessing a spectacular crash, he discovers the escape pod from Air Force One, containing the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson). When they realize a group of kidnappers is hot on their trail with the intention of taking the president, this unlikely duo must escape their hunters as they search for the American Special Forces team sent out to find them.
  • A Murder in the Park is released. With his execution just 48 hours away, Anthony Porter’s life was saved by a Northwestern University journalism class. Their re-investigation of the crime for which he was convicted—a double homicide in a Chicago park—led to the discovery of the real killer, Alstory Simon, whose confession exonerated Porter. If it all sounds too good to be true, it’s because, as compellingly argued here, Porter actually is guilty, Simon is an innocent man and both are just pawns in a much larger plan.
  • A Little Chaos is released. Madame Sabine De Barra (Kate Winslet) is an unlikely candidate for landscape architect of the still-to-be-completed Palace of Versailles. She has little time for the classical, ordered designs of the man who hires her, the famous architect Le Nôtre (Matthias Schoenaerts). However, as she works on her creation, she finds herself drawn to the enigmatic Le Nôtre and forced to negotiate the perilous rivalries and intricate etiquette of the court of King Louis XIV (Alan Rickman). But Sabine is made of strong stuff; her honesty and compassion help her to overcome both the challenges of her newfound popularity, and an unspeakable tragedy from her past, to win the favour of the Sun King and the heart of Le Nôtre.
  • Escobar: Paradise Lost is released. In Colombia, an American surfer (Josh Hutcherson) meets the woman of his dreams - and then he meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar (Benicio del Toro).
  • Ted 2 is released. Ted fights for equal rights.
  • Runoff is released. The beauty of the land cannot mask the brutality of a farm town. As harvest draws near, Betty confronts a terrifying new reality and will go to desperate lengths to save her family when they are threatened with being forced from their land. An old friend, struggling to keep his own farm profitable by any means necessary offers Betty a way out. She refuses to get involved, but as the pressures mount for her family and they are on the brink of eviction, her husband, Frank, reveals that he is seriously ill. How far will one to go to take care of one’s own? [Monterey Media]
  • US President Barack Obama sings "Amazing Grace"as part of his eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney and 8 church members killed during a bible study in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Greek Credit Crisis: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras calls for a Greek referendum on new bailout terms.

On this day in 2014

  • Following the military coup in Thailand, people are warned that anyone calling for protest on social media will be prosecuted for sedition.
  • Cocoro: Line Defender for 3DS is released. Strategy line defender game. Japanese Universe.A legend handed down through the ages says that the Cocoro Islands were created by the god Perfect. He breathed his spirit into them and, through his will alone, each one received a founding entity. These founding entities had extraordinary powers that were to be used for the good of Cocoro; the Yoko were their protectors. And that is the incredible story were going to tell you...Cocoro is a strategy game where you control the "Yoko" of each of the four elements. In this typically Asiatic game world, you must unlock heroes with different characteristics and an array of weapons you can upgrade throughout the battles.
  • Toy Stunt Bike for 3DS is released. The #1 Best Selling XBox Live Indie game comes to iPhone and iPod Touch! Top five bestselling and Top Rated for over a year!Running at a stunning 60 frames per second on an iPhone 3GS, this is an addictive 3D micro-sized motorbike game with realtime physics on the bike and rider!Perform massive stunts, race competitively and collect flags to unlock your way through ten highly crafted levels set in a variety of household environments!Compete against other racers track times with Game Center fully integrated leaderboards!Note: This game is designed to run on iPhone 3GS and above and for iPod Touch 3rd Gen and above.“ Toy Stunt Bike has a little something for everyone!”
  • Shovel Knight for PC is released. Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with memorable characters and an 8-bit retro aesthetic created by Yacht Club Games. You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this valley with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and save his lost beloved. He wields a ShovelBlade; a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly. However, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress at any cost.
  • GRID Autosport for PC is released. It’s all about the teams, the rivals and the race as you become a driver for hire, specialising in your favourite disciplines or conquering them all in an intense world of professional motorsport. GRID Autosport features over 100 routes across 22 incredible locations, the return of in-car view, authentic handling and the world’s most exciting contemporary and classic high-performance racing cars.?
  • Howard Baker, American politician (Senator-R-Tennessee 1967-85), Ronald Reagan's chief of staff, who died at 88.
  • Luis Suárez is expelled from the 2014 FIFA World Cup following his biting incident.


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