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Today in the World Countries

  • Constitution Day is being celebrated in Ukraine
  • National Day Holiday is being celebrated in Djibouti, Djibouti
  • St Vitus Day (RS) is being celebrated in Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • St. Vitus' Day is being celebrated in Serbia
  • People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Run Rabbit Run is released. As a fertility doctor, Sarah (Sarah Snook) has a firm understanding of the cycle of life. However, when she is forced to make sense of the increasingly strange behavior of her young daughter, Sarah must challenge her own beliefs and confront a ghost from her past.

On this day in 2022

  • Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in US federal prison for grooming and aiding Jeffery Epstein to abuse underage girls.
  • Deborah James, British teacher, journalist, author (You, Me and the Big C), and charity campaigner, who died of cancer at 40.
  • Only Murders in the Building: Season 2 is released. Charles, Mabel and Oliver team up again to investigate the death of Arconia Board President Bunny Folger, but soon find themselves suspects and subjects in a competing podcast in the second season of the comedic murder mystery co-created by John Hoffman and Steve Martin.
  • DNF Duel for PC is released. Action fighting to the extreme. Enter the new beat ’em up world of Arad as your favorite character from the esteemed Dungeon and Fighter franchise. One of the most popular and widely played RPGs in the world, Dungeon and Fighter is now back as a 2.5D action fighting game. Choose from 10 charming characters, each with their own distinct skills and personalities. Outsmart, outplay, or downright beat up your opponents and become the master of the Ultimate Will.
  • Fobia - St. Dinfna Hotel for PC is released. Treze Trilhas is home to the St. Dinfina Hotel, a decadent site that is the subject of numerous rumors including mysterious disappearances and paranormal activity. Hoping to break the story, amateur journalist Roberto Leite Lopes travels to Santa Catarina following a tip from his friend Stephanie.His investigative skills will be needed not only to uncover the truth but to survive when reality is turned upside down with his discovery of a camera that reveals different timelines, a fanatical cult, human experiments, and apparitions roaming the halls.Solve puzzles and scavenge for anything to stop their hunt as the past, present and future collide.
  • F1 22 for PlayStation 5 is released. Enter the new era of Formula 1® in EA SPORTS™ F1® 22, the official videogame of the 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship™. Take your seat for a new season as redesigned cars and overhauled rules redefine race day, test your skills around the new Miami International Autodrome, and get a taste of the glitz and glamour in F1® Life. Race the stunning new cars of the Formula 1® 2022 season with the authentic lineup of all 20 drivers and 10 teams, and take control of your race experience with new immersive or broadcast race sequences. Create a team and take them to the front of the grid with new depth in the acclaimed My Team career mode, race head-to-head in split-screen or multiplayer, or change the pace by taking supercars from some of the sport’s biggest names to the track in our all new Pirelli Hot Laps feature.
  • Disgaea 6 Complete for PlayStation 5 is released. Zed is a boastful zombie who wallows on the lowest rung on the Netherworld ladder alongside his sister Bieko. When a God of Destruction threatens their way of (un)life, Zed must harness his unique ability of Super Reincarnation to stand against the approaching menace. Along the way, he will unite with twisted and colorful denizens of the Netherworld, face challenges around and within, and see if even an undying hooligan like himself can defy the odds! Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny unites a grim yet touching story with insane tactical combat, while introducing gameplay elements never before seen in previous installments. As a result, new and returning players alike can craft a truly memorable and unique journey through the Netherworld. Bring the pain in battle with special attacks and support from a plethora of ally units. Customizable settings such as Auto, Retry, and Replay allow both hardcore and casual players to fight their own way. And should things take a terrible turn, use Super Reincarnation to rejoin the fight and keep trying until you succeed. This truly is a Netherworld fit for everyone! From Grave to Glory: Join Zed in his quest to rise above his lowly status and challenge a God of Destruction. Along the way, meet zany characters, explore chaotic new worlds, and discover the power of sibling bonds and determination. Undying and Unstoppable: Experience over-the-top tactical combat, complete with insane special attacks and a wide variety of allies to choose from. And when things get too hairy, use Super Reincarnation to keep trying until you succeed! A Netherworld for Everyone: With customizable gameplay features such as Autoplay and Demon Intelligence, both new and returning players can forge a HL-raising experience that fits their lifestyle. Diving into DISGAEA has never been easier! Additionally, Disgaea 6 Complete includes new recolor DLC as well as all previously released character and cosmetic DLC.
  • MX vs ATV Legends for PlayStation 5 is released. MX vs ATV Legends is the latest installment within the MX vs ATV offroad racing universe. Players live the fantasy of becoming a world-famous, professional offroad rider. They´ll bask in the glory of fame and the adulation of both fans and sponsors alike while playing the career and online modes. Race in 2 player split-screen and 16-player online mode with squad-based gameplay. Experience the brand new Trails mode for high intensity outdoor racing, - each turn can present new surprises, challenging your drivestyle in new ways. Compete in the new career mode where your choices lead to different paths, sponsorship opportunities and special invitational events. Experience the brand new Trails mode for high intensity outdoor racing, - each turn can present new surprises, challenging your drivestyle in new ways. Feel the refined physics system for higher precision racing even in the toughest situations like riding berms and ruts. Endure dynamic weather like rain and snow which adds a new dynamic to chasing the podium.
  • Portal Companion Collection for Switch is released. Including Portal and Portal 2, the Companion Collection comes to Nintendo Switch™ with all the groundbreaking gameplay, dark humor, and exploration that earned the series hundreds of awards. In Portal, you’ll use a highly experimental portal device to solve physical puzzles and challenges. Maneuver objects--and yourself--through space to puzzle your way through the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories.Return to Aperture Laboratories in Portal 2 where you’ll once again face off with the lethally inventive, power-mad A.I. named GLaDOS. Meet an expanded cast of characters as you think your way through dangerous, never-before-seen areas of the laboratories and a wider variety of portal puzzles. Plus Portal 2 also includes a co-operative game mode with local, split-screen and online multiplayer so you and a friend can think with portals.
  • Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei for Switch is released. Fifteen years after the Heiji Rebellion, the Heike clan has reached the height of its power, while the Genji clan remains devastated by defeat. Hidden deep within the mountains of Kurama lives Shanao, the youngest surviving male heir to the Genji name. However, Shanao harbors a deep secret known by very few.The youngest heir to the Genji name is no man.Torn between her duty to live up to the Genji family name and her desire to live a peaceful life, Shanao sets off in hopes to take down the Heike stronghold and finally bring peace in the country. Her adventure leads her to find new cherished relationships, as well as something deeper than the feud between the rivaling clans.

On this day in 2021

  • AirCar, prototype flying car capable of flying 1,000km (600 miles), at height of 8,200ft (2,500m), completes 35 min test flight between Nitra and Bratislava airports in Slovakia.
  • Mexico's Supreme Court decriminalizes marijuana use by adults.
  • Sergio Victor Palma, Argentine boxer (WBA Super Bantamweight champion 1980-82), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 65.
  • Jock Aird, Scottish soccer defender (4 caps Scotland,2 New Zealand; Burnley), who died at 94.
  • Ethiopian government declares unilateral ceasefire in breakaway Tigray region as rebel forces say they have retaken its regional capital Mekelle.
  • Tigray Defense Forces retake Tigray's regional capital of Mekelle in Ethiopia's Tigray War. The Ethiopian government declares a unilateral ceasefire to save face but neither side sticks to it..

On this day in 2020

  • 50th anniversary of 1st Gay Pride march in New York City marked around the world.
  • COVID-19 pandemic cases surge in southern and western US states with California, Texas and Florida closing bars, Arizona reports 20% of tests returning as positive.
  • Global death toll from COVID-19 pandemic passes 500,000, doubling in less than two months (Johns Hopkins).
  • Marián Cišovský, Slovak soccer defender (15 caps; Inter Bratislava, Viktoria Plzen), who died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis at 40.
  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark is released. The Liz Garbus-directed six-part documentary series based on Michelle McNamara's nonfction book about her search for the Golden State Killer features interviews with investigators, survivors and family of the killer as well as original recordings and archival footage.
  • Joe Bugel, American football coach (offensive line Washington Redskins 'Hogs', Super Bowl 1982,87; Phoenix Cardinals, Oakland Raiders), who died of bone cancer at 80.

On this day in 2019

  • Highest-ever temperature recorded in France 45.9C in Gallargues-le-Montueux, southern France.
  • The EU and South American trade bloc Mercosur agree historic trade deal, the EU's biggest to date.
  • 3,400 year old Bronze Age palace from the Mittani Empire uncovered on the banks of the Tigris River, due to lack of rainfall dropping the water level in the Mosul Dam reservoir.
  • Rowan_Indiana, TikTok Star, born in New Zealand.
  • Canadian songwriter and record producer David Foster at the age of 69 weds American singer-actress Katharine McPhee at the age of 35 - his fifth, her second - at St. Yeghiche Armenian Apostolic Church in Kensington, England.
  • Maiden is released. Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Although blessed with tremendous self-belief Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men. [Sony Pictures Classics]
  • The Other Story is released. Two rebellious young women - one fleeing the chaos of secular hedonism for the disciplined comforts of faith; the other desperate to transcend her oppressive religious upbringing for sexual and spiritual freedom-cross paths unexpectedly in Jerusalem, to startling consequences.
  • The Plagiarists is released. When a young white couple’s car breaks down after a weekend getaway, they’re helped by an older black man who inspires them with his creative wisdom. When they discover six months later that the words he spoke might not be his own, they’re horrified, fixating on his “crime” while forced to confront the originality of their own lives.
  • Three Peaks is released. German Aaron (Alexander Fehling) has found the woman of his life in his French girlfriend Lea (Bérénice Bejo) but her young son Tristan still imagines his mother reconciling with his American father. On what should be an idyllic vacation in the soaring Italian Dolomites, Aaron fights to win over Tristan and cement his place in this family, while Lea wrestles with conflicting loyalties to her son and her lover. Yet when Tristan disappears into the mountains, it’s unclear who is in the most danger. [Greenwich Entertainment]
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Yesterday is released. Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra (Kate McKinnon), Jack’s fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie — the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.
  • Ophelia is released. Set in the 14th Century but spoken in a contemporary voice, Ophelia is a dynamic re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Ophelia (Daisy Ridley) takes center stage as Queen Gertrude’s (Naomi Watts) most trusted lady-in-waiting. Beautiful and intelligent, she soon captures the attention of the handsome Prince Hamlet (George MacKay) and a forbidden love blossoms. As war brews, lust and betrayal are tearing Elsinore Castle apart from within and Ophelia must decide between her true love or her own life in order to protect a very dangerous secret.
  • Euphoria is released. Ines (Alicia Vikander) and Emilie (Eva Green) are two estranged sisters traveling through Europe toward a mysterious destination. Gradually, it becomes clear to Ines why she has been asked to accompany her sister. Horrified at first, Ines fights to understand Emilie’s intentions as the two women confront their unsettled past – and, more importantly, their future.
  • Dolphine was released by Mega Bog. The fifth full-length release for the singer-songwriter Erin Birgy features contributions from members of such band as Big Thief, Hand Habits and Iji.
  • Can You Really Find Me was released by Night Moves. The third full-length release for the Minneapolis duo of John Pelant and Micky Alfano was produced by Spoon's Jim Eno.
  • Clarity was released by Kim Petras. The debut full-length release for the German pop artist was produced by Dr. Luke, Aaron Joseph and Brandon Hamlin.
  • Bandana was released by Freddie Gibbs. The second full-length studio collaboration between Freddie Gibbs and Madlib features guest appearances from Anderson.Paak, Yasiin Bey, Black Thought, Killer Mike, and Pusha T.
  • Let's Rock was released by The Black Keys. The ninth full-length studio release for the duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney was recorded in Nashville and is their first album in five years.
  • I Was Real was released by 75 Dollar Bill. The third full-length release for the Brooklyn-based duo of Che Chen and Rick Brown features contributions from Sue Garner, Cheryl Kingan, Steve Maing, and Karen Waltuch.
  • Super Mario Maker 2 for Switch is released. Mario fans of the world, unite! Now you can play, create, and share the side-scrolling Super Mario courses of your dreams in the Super Mario Maker 2 game, available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system! Dive into the single-player Story Mode and play built-in courses to rebuild Princess Peach’s castle. Make your own courses, alone or together. And with a Nintendo Switch Online membership*, share your courses, access a near-endless supply made by others, enjoy online multiplayer, and more. A new side-scrolling Mario adventure that unleashes the creative potential of Super Mario Maker 2 awaits in Story Mode, which contains over 100 built-in courses. And in Course Maker, a wide range of parts, tools, and more are available so you can construct your own courses. Want coin-shooting cannons? Bowser riding on a giant Goomba? Cat Mario sliding down slopes to take out an army of baddies? Go for it! You call the shots. Pass a Joy-Con controller to a partner to build cooperatively on a single system.
  • Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne ordered Donald Trump not to use the star’s music for his political campaign. The US president, who was running for re-election in 2020, used Ozzy's 1980 hit Crazy Train in a video mocking his Democratic rivals. Sharon Osbourne suggested Mr Trump could ask some of his prominent supporters such as Kid Rock and Ted Nugent to supply him with music for his campaign..

On this day in 2018

  • Power company uncovers Neolithic wooden trackway 2,300 years old in Suffolk, England. One of the largest archaeological digs in Europe at 16,000 square meters.
  • Lone gunman attacks offices of Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, killing nine.
  • Amsterdam elects its first-ever woman mayor Femke Halsema since its first mayor in 1343.
  • Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo declared "largely contained" by World Health Organisation, first outbreak to use new Merck vaccine.
  • Employee charged with attempted poisoning of colleague's sandwich in Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany, leading authorities to investigate 21 other suspicious deaths.
  • Fire starts on Winter Hill on Lancashire moorland, England, lit by arson.
  • Marc Sluszny, Race Car Driver.
  • The Crew 2 for PC 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]
  • Tour de France 2018 for PlayStation 4 is released. Embody the greatest champions and hit the official track of the Tour de France 2018. Enjoy all the intensity of this legendary race: attack, follow the best trajectories, and carry out the finest racing tactics to lead your team to victory and earn the mythical Yellow Jersey LCL.
  • LIMBO for Switch is released. LIMBO, a black and white puzzle-platforming adventure, puts players in the role of a young boy traveling through an eerie and treacherous world in an attempt to discover the fate of his sister.
  • INSIDE for Switch is released. Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.
  • Figment for Switch is released. Figment is a whimsical-looking adventure game that is also a full-fledged musical.
  • Harlan Ellison, American sci-fi author and screen-writer (Star Trek-" The City on the Edge of Forever"), who died at 84.

On this day in 2017

  • Wilshire Grand Center becomes the tallest building in Los Angeles and in the US west of the Mississippi at 1,100 ft.
  • " Spider-man: Homecoming" directed by Jon Watts starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr. premieres in Los Angeles.
  • Jayden Foley, YouTube Star, born in California.
  • Pop Aye is released. A successful Bangkok architect in the midst of a midlife crisis is reunited with an elephant he knew growing up. The two embark on a road trip to the man's childhood home in the idyllic Thai countryside. Along the way, they meet a colorful cast of characters that includes a pair of nonplussed local police officers, a forlorn transgender sex worker, and a mysteriously wise drifter. [Kino Lorber]
  • Baby Driver is released. A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
  • Okja is released. For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja — a massive animal and an even bigger friend — at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when the family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja… while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home. [Netflix]
  • Broadchurch: Season 3 is released. DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) and DI Alec Hardy (David Tennant) David Tennant investigate a rape at a house party in the third and final season of the crime drama.
  • China’s president, Xi Jinping begins 3 day trip to Hong Kong to mark 20 years since the territory handed back to China.

On this day in 2016

  • Suicide bombings and gun attacks at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport kill 42 and wound more than 200.
  • Scotty Moore, American guitarist (for Elvis), who died at 84.
  • Sergei Cortez, Chilean-Belarusian composer (Jubilee and The Bear; Giordano Bruno), who died at 81.
  • Andre Guelfi, Race Car Driver.
  • Fabiane Niclotti, Pageant Contestant.
  • Dead of Summer: Season 1 is released. The drama series from Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis, and Ian Goldberg is set in the 1980s at Camp Stillwater, a midwestern summer camp where danger also looms.
  • Freetown Sound was released by Blood Orange. The third full-length release for Dev Hynes was self-produced and released three days ahead of its scheduled release date.
  • Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma for 3DS is released. Choice is your only method of salvation and your only method of escape. How much of your humanity will you sacrifice to gain your freedom? As a new age of ruin looms large on the horizon, you have to make impossible decisions and weather unimaginable consequences as you straddle the line between absolution and damnation.
  • The Technomancer for PC is released. Spiders are back with The Technomancer, a new post-apocalyptic RPG set in a cyberpunk world for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC set on Mars during the War of Water, where an aspiring Technomancer faces a myriad of questions as his future grows threatened by the secrets of his past.
  • Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness for PlayStation 4 is released. Set between the events of STAR OCEAN: The Second Story and STAR OCEAN: Till the End of Time, STAR OCEAN: Integrity and Faithlessness takes place centuries after humans have left Earth for the stars. On a planet in the distant Faykreed star system, the swordsman Fidel Camuze and his childhood friend Miki Sauvester set out to protect their village from being swallowed in the tides of civil unrest.
  • Prison Architect for PlayStation 4 is released. Build a maximum security prison. Yu need to include all the essentials right down to the plumbing for the toilets, but what else do you include? Guard towers? A workout room? Prevent rioting and stop escapes in Prison Architect.
  • Resident Evil 5 for PlayStation 4 is released. The biohazard threat has not ended: Just when it seemed that the menace of Resident Evil had been destroyed, along comes a new terror to send shivers down players' spines. Chris Redfield, returning Resident Evil hero, has followed the path of the evil literally around the globe. After joining a new organization, Chris heads to Africa where the latest bioterrorism threat is literally transforming the people and animals of the city into mindless, maddened creatures. He is joined by a new partner, Sheva Alomar, who lends her strength, intelligence and sharp-shooting skills to the mission. In order to survive, Chris and Sheva must work together to take on the challenges of discovering the truth behind this evil plot. Utilizing a revolutionary new 2-player co-op mode of gameplay, players assume control of either Chris or Sheva and experience Resident Evil in new ways. In Resident Evil 5, Capcom has players fearing the daylight as much as they have feared shadow in previous games.
  • Full Mojo Rampage for PlayStation 4 is released. Welcome to the world of Full Mojo Rampage where you get to control a Voodoo keeper throughout his adventures. As the player you'll need to guide him safely through each level whilst hunting for voodoo dolls and mojos. These mojos can be found throughout the game in the form of amulets and trinkets that bring him strength and luck. They also unleash an array of other powers that you can craft to your own advantage in order to truly master the terrible powers of Voodoo.
  • Heart&Slash for PlayStation 4 is released. Heart&Slash is a 3D brawler roguelike robot love story set in a world where machines are all that remains from human civilization. You play as Heart, a sentient robot fighting to escape the grip of the evil and all seeing machine QuAsSy (Quality Assurance Systems). But make no mistake, Heart&Slash is no walk in the park. Every death is permanent and means a new randomly generated level for you to start over with a different set of weapons and items you can use, new enemies to fight and secrets to explore. Heart&Slash offers players something new and challenging because it is not about mastering one system, rather adapting to what is provided and making the most of it. []
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven for PlayStation 4 is released. Featuring a new two-on-two battle system, larger arenas, more characters, all the DLC previously released in Japan, and a new scenario from Hirohiko Araki’s epic series, get ready to experience the House of Joestar like never before.
  • Adventures of Mana for PlayStation Vita is released. Enshrined atop Mt. Illusia, high above the lofty clouds, stands the Tree of Mana. Drawing its life energy from the boundless celestial aether, the sentinel grows in silence. Legend holds that he who lays his hands upon its trunk will be granted power eternal - a power the Dark Lord of Glaive now seeks to further fuel his bloody quest for domination.Our unlikely hero is one of countless gladiators indentured to the Duchess of Glaive. Each day, he and his ill-fated companions are dragged from their cells and bade to fight exotic beasts for the amusement of the Dark Lord. If victorious, they are thrown back into the dungeons with just enough bread to tide them over until their next match. But a body can only take so much, and it is never long before the weary captives succumb to their cruel fates.
  • 7 Days to Die for Xbox One is released. It’s an open-world sandbox game to play alone, via splitscreen, or online, that gives you an enormous amount of freedom to choose how to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. You’re dropped into a harsh environment with almost nothing – not even clothes on your back. Through scavenging, crafting, and hunting, you’ll eventually put together the basic items you’ll need to live. You’ll have to deal with cold, heat, hunger and thirst, and there are wild animals that see you as prey. But that’s not the worst, because you’re not alone — the undead wander all around you. Slow and relatively easy to avoid by day, at night they become merciless, fast-moving killers, hungry for your flesh.
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens for Xbox One is released. Experience untold adventures set before Star Wars: The Force Awakens through exclusive new story levels that takes place between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and the new film. Play as all of the heroic characters from the movie, including Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and BB-8, as well as Kylo Ren, General Hux and Captain Phasma, while exploring classic Star Wars locales, such as Jakku and Starkiller Base, and utilizing a multitude of vehicles along the way. [LEGO]
  • Buddy Ryan, American football coach (Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals), who died from cancer and stroke complications at 85.
  • Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), who died at 61.

On this day in 2015

  • US Senior Open Men's Golf, Del Paso CC: Jeff Maggert shoots final round 65 (-5) to win by 2 strokes from defending champion Colin Montgomerie of Scotland.
  • David Sweat shot and captured near Canadian border. 2nd prisoner to escape maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility June 6.
  • Diana Soleimani, Instagram Star, born in Iran.
  • Presley Smith, TV Actress, born in Canada.
  • Chris Squire, Bassist.
  • Jack Carter [Chakrin], American comedian and actor, who died at 93.
  • Humans: Season 1 is released. The sci-fi show based on the Swedish series "Real Humans"is focused on a universe where the latest gadget to have is a Synth, an android robot. Joe Hawkins (Tom Goodman-Hill) buys a Synth named Anita (Gemma Chan), hoping it will help his relationship with his wife Laura (Katherine Parkinson), who is skeptical.
  • Greek Credit Crisis: Greek government says banks closed for a week and ATM withdrawals restricted after European Central Bank refused to supply emergency funds.

On this day in 2014

  • Socialite and actress Olivia Palermo at the age of 28 weds model Johannes Huebl in Bedford, New York.
  • Seymour Barab, American cellist (Philip Glass Ensemble), and composer of fairy tale operas (Little Red Riding Hood), who died at 93.
  • Meshach Taylor, American actor, who died from colorectal cancer at 67.
  • Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and writer (Long Season), who died at 84.

On this day in 2013

  • Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole's final "Sportscentre" broadcast on TSN.
  • Coldplay's 2011 headline appearance on the Glastonbury Pyramid Stage was voted the top Glastonbury moment by BBC Radio listeners. Radiohead and Blur's 2009 Pyramid Stage appearances polled second and third respectively, with Bruce Springsteen's performance of Thunder Road in 2009 coming fourth..
  • Writer Josh Kilmer-Purcell at the age of 43 weds physician Brent Ridge in Sharon Springs, New York.
  • Matt Osborne, American professional wrestler, who died at 55.
  • Laurence Anyways is released. A look at the 10-year relationship of a male-to-female transsexual with a straight woman.
  • Gideon's Army is released. Follows three young public defenders who are dedicated to working for the people society would rather forget. Long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads are so common that even the most committed often give up.
  • A Band Called Death is released. A documentary on the 1970s punk band Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they broke up.
  • 100 Bloody Acres is released. Reg and Lindsay run an organic fertilizer business. They need a fresh supply of their "secret ingredient"to process through the meat grinder. Reg comes across two guys and a girl with a broken-down vehicle on their way to a music festival.
  • Some Girl(s) is released. On the eve of his wedding, a successful writer travels across the country to meet up with ex-lovers in an attempt to make amends for past relationship transgressions.
  • The Secret Disco Revolution is released. The disco era, long dismissed as a time of hedonistic excess, has been gravely misunderstood. Revisionist historians now argue the era was in fact an important time of protest: liberating gays, blacks and women. The Secret Disco Revolution juxtaposes the thoughts of disco revisionists with revealing new interviews with some of the era's biggest stars, a goldmine of rarely seen stock footage, and enough disco hits to shake your booty straight back to 1978.
  • Museum Hours is released. When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artwork reflects and shapes the world.
  • Copperhead is released. Based on the novel by Harold Frederic, Copperhead tells the story of Abner Beech, a stubborn and righteous farmer of Upstate New York, who defies his neighbors and his government in the bloody and contentious autumn of 1862.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • White House Down is released. While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a police officer takes action to protect his child and the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.
  • Redemption is released. Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.
  • The Heat is released. Uptight FBI special agent Sarah Ashburn and Boston cop Shannon Mullins become partners in order to take down a ruthless drug lord. The hitch: neither woman has ever had a partner -- or a friend for that matter.
  • Byzantium is released. A mother and daughter vampire duo settle in a small seaside town where the daughter strikes up a relationship with a sick boy.
  • I'm So Excited is released. A technical failure has endangered the lives of the passengers on Peninsula Flight 2549. The pilots, hardened, experienced professionals, are striving, along with their colleagues in the Control Center, to find a solution. The flight attendants and the chief steward are atypical, baroque characters who, in the face of danger, try to forget their own personal problems and devote themselves body and soul to the task of making the flight as enjoyable as possible for the passengers, while they wait for a solution. Life in the clouds is as complicated as it is at ground level, and for the same reasons, which could be summarized in two: sex and death. [Sony Pictures Classics]
  • Jack Keane 2: The Fire Within for PC is released. Jack Keane is back! And his newest adventure is even more fast-paced than ever before!Several years after his last adventure with Dr. T, the hapless but incorrigible hero, Jack Keane returns to experience the greatest adventure of his life alongside the beautiful Amanda. However he soon realises once again that nothing goes quite as smoothly as Jack had imagined.Shanghai,1899 -The mysterious Chinese city is the epicentre for adventurers of all kinds. Jack Keane, too, has been attracted to the place by rumours of a legendary treasure - or to be more precise, these tales have led him right inside the walls of the notorious Shanghai prison. It is within these walls that the guardian of the treasure, a secretive shaman, has been locked up for years. Unfortunately for our hero, Jack has completely disregarded the fact that it is a lot easier to get INTO prison than out of itAnd this is only the beginning of Jack Keane's newest bizarre adventure: mysterious treasures, ruthless villains, two distractingly beautiful women and tons of clever humour await the most lovable treasure hunter to have ever sailed the seven seas in a comical tour de force around the globe. During his travels, Jack will not only meet old friends, but also encounter new faces such as the elegant city-lady Eve and the brilliant German engineer Carl.Jack Keane 2 - The Fire Within is set to revolutionise the classic point & click adventure genre. Never has an adventure been as cinematic, fast-paced and humorous, without breaking any of the iconic point & click gameplay rules.State of the art 3D-graphics, gripping action-sequences and the typical bizarre Jack Keanesque humour will be an absolute delight to all adventure fans.Features- Control your characters directly with WASD, or switch to the classic Point & Click-Style- Experience the kind of love triangle we all know from everyday life movies- Explore your own mind (literally), chase zeppelins by car, and learn a wide array of fight-stances to counter your opponents frantic moves- Created by the developers of adventure hits such as Ankh, Jack Keane and Black Sails- State of the art 3D-graphics based on Deck 13s revolutionary FLEDGE engine- The mix of fast-paced action sequences and iconic point & click-gameplay makes Jack Keane 2 - The Fire Within a truly 21st Century adventure


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