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Today in the World Countries

  • Anniversary of the Election of Pope Francis is being celebrated in Vatican City
  • National Decoration Day is being celebrated in Liberia
  • People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

Happening Today

  • EVENTS
  • Vinyl records outsell CDs in the US for the first time since 1987 (41 million vinyl records vs 33 million CDs), according to new report.
  • DEATHS
  • Jim Gordon, American drummer and studio musician (Derek and the Dominos), who died in prison at 77.
  • POLITICS
  • Pat Schroeder, American politician (Rep-D-Colorado,1973-97), and feminist, who died from complications after a stroke at 82.
  • SPORTS
  • Glen Weir, Canadian Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman (Grey Cup 1974,77 Montreal Alouettes; CFL All-Star 1975,77), who died at 71.
  • UPDATES
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On this day in 2022

  • EVENTS
  • Sir Rod Stewart filmed himself fixing potholes on a road near his home and complaining about the state of it. Videos on the 77-year-old singer's Instagram account showed him shovelling gravel in Harlow, Essex, claiming "no-one can be bothered to do it". In one, he said: "People are bashing their cars up. The other day, there was an ambulance with a burst tyre. My Ferrari can't go through here at all."Rod was seen dressed in a tracksuit and high-vis vest while singing and shovelling..
  • 75th BAFTA awards: Best Film "The Power of the Dog", Best Director Jane Campion, acting awards Joanna Scanlan, Will Smith.
  • After a 40-day retirement, record breaking quarterback Tom Brady announces he will play at least one more season in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • DEATHS
  • William Hurt, Movie Actor.

On this day in 2021

  • DEATHS
  • 'Marvelous'Marvin Hagler, American boxer (undisputed World Middleweight champion 1980-87; second-longest unified C'ship reign in history), who died at 66.
  • Menzi Ngubane, TV Actor.
  • Murray Walker OBE, English motorsport commentator and journalist (Formula 1: BBC 1976-96, ITV 1997-2001), who died at 97.
  • Kenneth Cooper, American harpsichordist, pianist, musicologist, and professor (Barnard College, Brooklyn, NYC), who died shortly after a stroke at 79.

On this day in 2020

  • EVENTS
  • 12 hours after PGA Tour cancelled its flagship event, The Players Championship, Augusta National announces postponement of the Masters Tournament to a date to be fixed because of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • African American Breonna Taylor shot and killed by police officers executing a no-knock warrant on her flat with a battering ram in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates steps down from the company's board to focus on philanthropic activities.
  • DEATHS
  • Barbara Harris,1st American Episcopal female bishop, who died at 89.
  • Breonna Taylor, African American medical technician shot and killed by police officers in her home at 26.
  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • Human Nature is released. A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits. How will this new power change our relationship with nature? What will it mean for human evolution? To begin to answer these questions we must look back billions of years and peer into an uncertain future.
  • Inside the Rain is released. College film student Benjamin Glass (Aaron Fisher) has it all: ADHD, OCD, borderline personality. And he’s also bipolar. But Glass is more than his diagnoses - he prefers the term “recklessly extravagant” - and he’s determined to prove his genius. When a misunderstanding threatens to expel him from college, Glass pushes back; he plans on recreating the incident on video, with the help of a moonlighting sex worker (Ellen Toland) to clear his name. But how will he raise the money for the film, when his parents dismiss the scheme as another manic episode?
  • Heimat is a Space in Time is released. In this immersive film essay, master documentary filmmaker Thomas Heise dives into four generations of his own family archives to trace the profound cultural and political upheaval of Germany's last century.
  • Lost Transmissions is released. When an acclaimed music producer (Simon Pegg) goes off his schizophrenia medication, his friends chase him though the Los Angeles music scene to help commit him to a psychiatric hospital, revealing the troubling inadequacies of our mental health care system.
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always is released. Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) and her cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder) embark across state lines to New York City on a fraught journey of friendship, bravery and compassion
  • MOVIES: PG
  • Stargirl is released. A boy becomes intrigued by a mysterious and quirky student named Stargirl and spends his time trying to know more about her.
  • I Still Believe is released. The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.
  • MOVIES: R
  • Lost Girls is released. When 24-year-old Shannan Gilbert mysteriously disappears one night, her mother Mari (Amy Ryan) embarks on a dark journey that finds her face to face with hard truths about her daughter, herself, and police bias. Determined to find her daughter at all costs, Mari Gilbert retraces Shannan’s last known steps, driving her own investigation to an insular gated community near the desolate outer banks of Long Island. Her discoveries force law enforcement and the media to uncover more than a dozen unsolved murders of sex workers, young lives Mari will not let the world forget.
  • Big Time Adolescence is released. A suburban teenager comes of age under the destructive guidance of his best friend, an aimless college dropout.
  • Bloodshot is released. Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel) is a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he's an unstoppable force -stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn't know what's real and what's not - but he's on a mission to find out.
  • The Hunt is released. Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they’ve been chosen… for a very specific purpose … The Hunt.
  • The Roads Not Taken is released. The Roads Not Taken follows a day in the life of Leo (Javier Bardem) and his daughter, Molly (Elle Fanning) as she grapples with the challenges of her father’s chaotic mind. As they weave their way through New York City, Leo’s journey takes on a hallucinatory quality as he floats through alternate lives he could have lived, leading Molly to wrestle with her own path as she considers her future.
  • ALBUMS
  • Underneath was released by Code Orange. The fourth full-length release for the Pittsburgh punk band was co-produced by Jami Morgan, Nick Raskulinecz and Will Yip.
  • You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere was released by The Districts. The fourth full-length release for the Pennsylvania indie rock band was produced with Keith Abrams.
  • We Are Sent Here by History was released by Shabaka & the Ancestors. The second full-length release for the Sons of Kemet saxophonist's project features poems written and sung by Siyabonga Mthembu.
  • Sixteen Oceans was released by Four Tet. The 10th full-length release for Kieran Hebden as Four Tet features vocals from Ellie Goulding on "Baby."
  • Ricky Music was released by Porches. The fourth full-length release for the Aaron Maine project was co-produced by Jake Portrait and features contributions from Dev Hynes, Peter Maine, Mitski, and Zsela.
  • Birthmarks was released by Hilary Woods. The second full-length solo release for the Irish singer-songwriter was written over two years and recorded while she was pregnant in Ireland and Norway with producer Lasse Marhaug.
  • A Written Testimony was released by Jay Electronica. The debut full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Jay-Z, Travis Scott and The-Dream.
  • Deap Lips was released by Deap Lips. This is the debut full-length release for the collaboration between Deap Vally and The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne & Steven Drozd.
  • La Vita Nuova was released by Maria McKee. The first full-length solo release for Lone Justice singer in 13 years features a 19-piece orchestra.
  • Heartbreak Weather was released by Niall Horan. The second full-length solo release for the ex-One Direction member is said to includes songs about heartbreak from all points of view.
  • Guerrilla was released by Nazar. The debut full-length release for the Manchester-based Angolan artist was inspired by his visits to his homeland and his father's memoirs about the Angolan civil war.
  • Every Bad was released by Porridge Radio. The second full-length release for the British indie rock band led by Dana Margolin is its first on the Secretly Canadian label.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Dead or School for PlayStation 4 is released. Join Hisako's fight for survival against the zombie infestation overrunning Tokyo and defend her right to a normal school life in this fast-paced 2.5D adventure.Forced into isolation underground by the zombie apocalypse, Hisako has little understanding of the world above. After hearing stories about schools aboveground, Hisako dons her grandmother's school uniform and takes up arms against the undead horde with one goal in mind: to become a school girl!Travel across Tokyo visiting iconic locations such as Shinjuku, Asakusa and Roppongi using the subway system and take on gruesome bosses in both close and ranged combat. Upgrade Hisako's weapons and abilities for even more destructive force and find collectables that reveal the truth behind the zombie apocalypse. Will Hisako be able to find salvation at SCHOOL, or is the world just DEAD? Find out in DEAD OR SCHOOL!
  • Nioh 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Master the lethal arts of the samurai as a mysterious half-human, half-supernatural Yokai warrior, in this challenging action RPG sequel. Explore violent Sengoku-era Japan and the deadly Dark Realm, both plagued with grotesque, merciless demons. Unsheathe your deadly weapons and cut down all enemies in your path using a revamped combat system and the ability to transform into a full Yokai to unleash devastating paranormal powers.
  • MLB The Show 20 for PlayStation 4 is released. Run the table and rake in rewards with brand new mode “Showdown”. A new experience and updates throughout DD make Diamond Dynasty the best version yet.
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • My Hero One's Justice 2 for Switch is released. Fight for your justice in MY HERO ONE'S JUSTICE! The popular manga and anime series clashes head-to-head and Quirk-to-Quirk in this 3D arena fighter. Pave your path and choose between hero or villain and battle through iconic moments.
  • Stela for Switch is released. An expanded ending, visual improvements throughout the game to emphasize story elements and an array of bug and quality-of-life fixes will debut on Xbox One alongside the Nintendo Switch and Steam releases, with an Apple Arcade update to follow within days. These join December’s update for Xbox One and Apple Arcade, which added 15 secret areas and unlockable 3D dioramas unveiling a prophecy about the world of Stela, and shed more light on the setting and apocalyptic narrative.
  • Alder's Blood for Switch is released. Alder's Blood is a stealth, tactical turn-based game set in a grim world, where nature stood against humanity and repelled the civilization. Use a wide variety of weapons, stay in shadows and prepare deadly traps to survive in combat.
  • POLITICS
  • US President Donald Trump declares a national emergency, freeing up $50 billion to fight COVID-19 pandemic.
  • SPORTS
  • Elite football in Britain, including England's Premier League, EFL, Women's Super League plus in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is suspended until at least 3 April because of COVID-19 pandemic.

On this day in 2019

  • EVENTS
  • Australian cardinal George Pell is sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexual abuse in Australia.
  • Cuban-American singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan and songwriter-musician Emilio Estefan receive Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C..
  • US grounds all Boeing 737 Max aircraft after bans by others countries following the plane type's second crash in Ethiopia.
  • Shooting at school in Suzano, near São Paulo, Brazil, kills six including five children, before former student gunmen turn guns on themselves.
  • Member of the New York Gambino mob family Frank Cali shot dead outside his home, first killing of a high-ranking mobster since 1985.
  • DEATHS
  • Felicite Tomlinson, Instagram Star.
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • Baba Is You for Switch is released. Baba Is You is a puzzle game in which the rules of the game can be changed during gameplay, leading to surprising and unique interactions. In this tricky puzzler, you don't just make the rules – you are the rules!
  • POLITICS
  • British MPs vote to reject a no-deal Brexit, defeating Theresa May's government 321 votes to 278.
  • California Governor Gavin Newsom announces an indefinite moratorium on the death sentence in the state, saying it discriminates against marginalized communities.
  • Home of civil rights activists Medgar and Myrlie Evers established as a national monument in Jackson, Mississippi, by President Donald Trump.

On this day in 2018

  • EVENTS
  • National Geographic magazine admits its past coverage was racist in issue to mark 50 years since death of Martin Luther King Jr..
  • The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was at No.1 on the UK album chart. As of February 24,2019, the soundtrack has totalled 28 non-consecutive weeks at No.1 on the UK chart, making it the longest reigning album of the decade, ahead of Adele's 21, which notched 23 weeks at No.1..
  • DEATHS
  • Dr. T Berry Brazelton, American child development paediatrician, author, TV host (What Every Baby Knows), who developed the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS), who died at 99.
  • TV SERIES
  • For The People: Season 1 is released. Sandra (Britt Robertson) joins her roommate, Allison (Jasmin Savoy Brown) at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in this ensemble legal drama set in New York City's Southern District of New York Federal Court.
  • Rise: Season 1 is released. English teacher Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor) brings excitement and inspiration to his high school's theater department and their working-class town in this drama from Jason Katims and Jeffrey Seller inspired by Lou Volpe, the teacher at the center of Michael Sokolove's non-fiction book, Drama High.
  • GAMING: PC
  • The Council - Episode 1: The Mad Ones for PC is released.
  • Ghost of a Tale for PC is released. Ghost of a Tale is an action-RPG game in which you assume the role of Tilo, a mouse and minstrel thrown into a perilous adventure. Through stealth and cunning you’ll be able to explore the secrets of Dwindling Heights Keep and navigate its dangers.
  • Kerbal Space Program: Making History for PC is released. Mission Builder is an exciting new feature that puts the process of creating and editing missions in your hands. We want to give you the tools to get the sense of being part of a space program’s Mission Design Division by tailoring your own missions and narratives in a friendly and intuitive interface. Once created, you will be able to easily share your missions with the wider community. History Pack are pre-made missions for you to play immediately. You will have the opportunity to re-live historical missions from humankind’s own space history, all with that unique Kerbal Space Program twist! The pack will include a new set of parts and a new astronaut suit for your brave heroes.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection for PlayStation 4 is released. Devil May Cry HD Collection brings the first three original Devil May Cry titles; Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2, and Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition together in one high definition package for the first time.
  • Assassin's Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs for PlayStation 4 is released. Curse of the Pharaohs, the third major expansion for Assassin's Creed Origins, takes Bayek to find a mysterious artifact in Thebes, where he immediately runs into much more than he bargained for. Instead of the mortal and deceitful Order of the Ancients, he finds undead pharaohs materializing in the streets and slaughtering civilians. The Pharaoh's Curse, as the locals call it, likely has something to do with all the grave robbers treating the Valley of the Kings like a strip mine for antiquities, forcing Bayek to hunt down key artifacts linked to each pharaoh in order to put them to rest.
  • Tesla vs Lovecraft for PlayStation 4 is released. Tesla vs Lovecraft is an intense top-down twin stick arena shooter. Play as the enigmatic inventor Nikola Tesla harnessing the static energy to power up Tesla-Mech and give the lovecraftian nightmares a lesson in horror!Tesla vs Lovecraft is a top-down twin stick shooter with goal based levels. The games highlight features are Quantum Teleportation, which allows the player to warp short distances even through solid objects, and the Tesla-Mech, which provides the player an immense boost to firepower for a limited time.Genre hallmarks such as a large arsenal of weapons, a multitude of player empowering perks, monster crushing powerups, and secondary weapon abilities are also included.
  • Pure Farming 2018 for PlayStation 4 is released. Go global and expand your farm across four continents. Use the latest technology and state-of-the-art licensed machines to manage all aspects of modern farming, from cultivating land and growing crops to breeding livestock and producing green energy. Travel between Europe, Asia, and both Americas to plant region-specific crops such as hemp, coffee beans, cherries, and olives using dedicated farming vehicles. Play the way you like best: three vastly different modes means this game is meant for you, no matter if you are a simulation veteran or an enthusiastic newcomer.
  • Q.U.B.E. 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Assume the role of Amelia Cross, a stranded archaeologist who has mysteriously awaken among the sand swept ruins of an ancient alien landscape. Together with the distant help of another survivor, Commander Emma Sutcliffe, you must traverse and manipulate the structure of this forgotten world to find a way back home.
  • The 25th Ward: The Silver Case for PlayStation 4 is released. It is five years since the events of 1999's "The Silver Case, "set in the new 25th Ward that arose in the bayside area of Kanto. In a room of the "Bayside Tower Land"apartment complex, a woman is found murdered under mysterious circumstances. This sets off a series of seemingly random events throwing together multiple protagonists including The Silver Case's Tokio Morishima. With all viewpoints assembled, a truly shocking pattern emerges...Available for the first time outside Japan, The 25th Ward: The Silver Case is presented with new HD assets and additional content not found in the original version.Game Features:* A SUDA51 Trip -- Set in the "Kill the Past"universe, the series continues its bleak look into a semi-futuristic world on the edge of collapse and the misfits and antiheroes that inhabit it.* Brave New World -- The return of the signature "Film Window"system is brought to The 25th Ward for the first time! New visuals, sounds and controls capture the game in a fresh perspective. * One Story, Many Sides -- Includes all three of the original arcs released for the title, "Correctness", "Placebo", and "Matchmaker".
  • The Raven Remastered for PlayStation 4 is released. London,1964. An ancient ruby has been stolen from the British Museum. At the crime scene: a raven feather. Is someone trying to follow in the footsteps of The Raven, the legendary master thief who disappeared years before?
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION VITA
  • Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms for PlayStation Vita is released. This is a story about a girl who allies with the warriors of the Shinsengumi, who are struggling to uphold their faith in an era of rapid social change in Japan, and the fate of those who sought to resist that change.
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • Danmaku Unlimited 3 for Switch is released. Inspired by classic Japanese shooting games, Danmaku Unlimited 3 is a lovingly crafted medley of the best aspects of Japanese bullet hell games, all in a polished, accessible package.An old school shoot'em up? Why is it worth my time?Bullet hell style mechanics is having a kind of renaissance with its inclusion in many hit indie games. However if players want to explore more into the world of Bullet Hell a lot of traditional titles can be hard to understand in its mechanics or just plain too difficult to get into as a newcomer.Danmaku Unlimited 3 is designed to be intuitive and accessible to players unfamiliar with the genre, all the while without losing any of the intensity and flashiness that makes the genre so exciting to play.Okay, so how does the game do that?CORE A staple feature in Bullet Hells, only the very center of the player's craft, the core, is vulnerable to enemy fire.GRAZING Get the core close to bullets to just barely "graze"it will power up the player's craft. Once fully charged it can unleash a powerful rampage that makes you feel like a total boss.SPIRIT/GRAZE SYSTEM Shooting down enemies turns their shots into harmless ghost bullets that the player can safely touch while also powering up the plane.All of this allows the game to be at a level of challenge that is manageable for a wide range of players without reducing the game into a bullet free turkey shoot.I'm good at bullet hell shooters, won't I just breeze though the game then?The game has two unique modes, GRAZE MODE features a differently tuned system (with conditions to trigger the ghost bullets) that offers a higher level of challenge comparable to the toughest traditional bullet hell titles.Is there a story?It is about a guardian, entrusted with Earth, rebelling against her overseers. Shakespeare it isn't, but you are here for the bullets and explosions right?How is the music? A Shmup is nothing without good music!Music is by BLANKFIELD from Japan, who does awesome remixes of Touhou and many other anime/game musics!Anything else?- The campaign features 5 stages each ending with an epic multi-stage boss fight.- Up to 25 weapon combinations for players to unlock and experiment to find what works best for them.- Unique rendering technique that procedurally animate sprites on the fly.- TATE support for players that use vertical screens. Or if you like to play lying down on your sides, I'm not going to tell you how to live your life.Okay I'm sold! (Or not, if so then thanks for making it down to here!)TLDR List- Authentically crafted Japanese style shoot'em up in High Definition- Intuitively designed to be an accessible gateway to the world of Bullet Hell- 5 handcrafted stages packed with dynamically rendered sprites- Epic multi-phase boss battles with spellbinding bullet patterns- Up to 25 unique weapon combinations- Turn enemy attacks into your advantage with the SPIRIT/GRAZE system- Music by the talented Japanese indie circle BLANKFIELD Multiple modes of difficulty that caters to players of all skill ranges
  • POLITICS
  • US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is fired via a tweet from President Donald Trump.

On this day in 2017

  • BIRTHS
  • Scarlett Smith, TikTok Star, born in United States.
  • WEDDINGS
  • 21 Jump Street actor Dave Franco at the age of 32 weds actress Alison Brie at the age of 34 in a private ceremony.
  • DEATHS
  • Ed Whitlock, British-born runner, oldest person to run marathon under 4 hrs (at 85), who died at 86.
  • POLITICS
  • Eligio [Kika] De La Garza, American politician (Rep-D-Texas,1965-97), who died at 89.

On this day in 2016

  • EVENTS
  • Suicide Bombing in Ankara, Turkey kills 37 people.
  • DEATHS
  • Hilary Putnam, American philosopher, who died at 89.
  • Adrienne Corri, British actress (River, Doctor Zhivago), who died at 85.
  • TV SERIES
  • And Then There Were None (2016): Season 1 is released. Originally aired on the BBC in Dec 2015, the adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel of the same name, begins with eight people invited to a small island off the coast of Devon. At dinner, they hear a message that accuses them all of murder. One by one, as people are killed, the remaining guests try to discover who is the killer before it is too late.
  • Houdini & Doyle: Season 1 is released. Harry Houdini (Michael Weston), Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) and Constable Adelaide Stratton (Rebecca Liddiard) reluctantly team up to solve strange supernatural crimes together.

On this day in 2015

  • EVENTS
  • Cyclone Pam causes widespread damage in Vanuatu and the South Pacific, including 15-16 deaths..
  • DEATHS
  • Daevid Allen [Christopher David], Australian musician and performance artist (Soft Machine, Gong), who died of cancer at 77.
  • Jean-Louis Capette, Race Car Driver.
  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is released. Alex Gibney profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, including their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion. The film covers a broad range of material from the church's origins—punctuated by an intimate portrait of founder L. Ron Hubbard—to present-day practices and alleged abuses as reported in the media. [Sundance]
  • Champs is released. Boxing, "the poor man’s sport, "has long given kids from America’s roughest neighborhoods an opportunity to escape violence with violence. But with success in the ring comes new fights for which there is no training: champions are made and broken in the blink of an eye, and young men thrust into the spotlight are often ill-equipped for the fame, fortune, and hangers-on that accompany a title belt. And for many, the toughest bouts are fought during retirement, when health and financial issues begin to mount. Built around the stories of heavyweight legends Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins, who open up about their lives and careers as never before, Champs balances these uncensored recollections with gorgeous reenactments, classic fight footage, and candid interviews. [Amplify]
  • The Wrecking Crew is released. What the Funk Brothers did for Motown…The Wrecking Crew did, only bigger, for the West Coast Sound. Six years in a row in the 1960s and early 1970s, the Grammy for Record of the Year went to Wrecking Crew recordings. And now, The Wrecking Crew tells the story in pictures and that oh, so glorious sound. The favorite songs of a generation are all here, presented by the people who made them for you. [Magnolia Pictures]
  • MOVIES: PG
  • Seymour: An Introduction is released. Meet Seymour Bernstein: a virtuoso pianist, veteran New Yorker, and true original who gave up a successful concert career to teach music. In this wonderfully warm, witty, and intimate tribute from his friend, Ethan Hawke, Seymour shares unforgettable stories from his remarkable life and eye-opening words of wisdom, as well as insightful reflections on art, creativity, and the search for fulfillment. [IFC Films]
  • Cinderella is released. The story of Cinderella follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella's father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother's dying words and to "have courage and be kind."She will not give in to despair nor despise those who abuse her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears as if her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella's hopes of once again encountering the charming "Kit."Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand as a kindly beggar woman steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella's life forever. [Walt Disney Pictures]
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • 3 Hearts is released. One night in provincial France, Marc (Benoît Poelvoorde) meets Sylvie (Charlotte Gainsbourg) after missing his train back to Paris. Instantly and intensely drawn to one another, they wander through the streets until morning in rare, almost choreographed, harmony. A thwarted plan for a second meeting sends each in a separate direction—Sylvie reunites with her ex and leaves France; Marc falls in love and marries. What neither knows is that Marc’s new bride is Sylvie’s sister, Sophie (Chiara Mastroianni). Upon Sylvie’s return to France, the spark between her and Marc is reignited in ways that will forever alter the relationships between sister to sister and husband to wife. [Cohen Media Group]
  • The Cobbler is released. Max Simkin (Adam Sandler) repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. Sometimes walking in another man's shoes is the only way to discover who you really are.
  • MOVIES: R
  • Run All Night is released. Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Liam Neeson), once known as “The Gravedigger, ” has seen better days. Longtime best friend of mob boss Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris), Jimmy, now 55, is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective (Vincent D'Onofrio) who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. Lately, it seems Jimmy’s only solace can be found at the bottom of a whiskey glass. But when Jimmy’s estranged son, Mike (Joel Kinnaman), becomes a target, Jimmy must make a choice between the crime family he chose and the real family he abandoned long ago. With Mike on the run, Jimmy’s only penance for his past mistakes may be to keep his son from the same fate Jimmy is certain he’ll face himself. Now, with nowhere safe to turn, Jimmy just has one night to figure out exactly where his loyalties lie and to see if he can finally make things right.
  • The Lovers is released. Unfolding across multiple centuries and continents, this breathtaking epic time travels to 18th century India and beyond to tell a sweeping saga of treachery, betrayal, and a love that defied all boundaries. Jay Fennel (Josh Hartnett), marine archaeologist is left brain dead following a diving accident while rescuing his wife. In his comatose dream state, Fennel is transported to India circa 1778, where a young British captain (Hartnett) embarks on a life-threatening mission and a steamy romance with a female warrior (Bipasha Basu). [IFC Films]
  • Home Sweet Hell is released. Don Champagne (Patrick Wilson) seems to have it all but when his wife, Mona (Katherine Heigl), learns of Don's affair with a pretty new salesgirl, Mona will stop at nothing to maintain their storybook life.
  • It Follows is released. For 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe), fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her teenage friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.
  • Cymbeline is released. King Cymbeline, leader of the Briton Motorcycle Club, clashes with the corrupt Roman Police while his radiant but disobedient daughter Imogen (Dakota Johnson) fends off assaults on her honor and her life. Cymbeline’s wife and her son aspire to take over the king’s empire, and Imogen’s marriage to Posthumus (Penn Badgley) is undermined by sinister interference from Iachimo (Ethan Hawke), a malevolent stranger.
  • GAMING: 3DS
  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. for 3DS is released. Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is a new take on strategy games inspired by third-person shooters. Like the Fire Emblem and Advance Wars games before it, Code Name S.T.E.A.M. tasks players with planning out strategic moves using a team of soldiers to do battle with enemy forces. But this game throws a wrench into many of the conventions familiar to the genre.
  • GAMING: PC
  • LA Cops for PC is released. LA Cops is an action-packed 3D top down shooter set in 1970s LA with police trying to do a tough job in a tough town.
  • SPORTS
  • Al Rosen, American baseball third baseman (MLB All-Star 1952–55; World Series 1948; AL MVP 1953; Cleveland Indians) and executive (NL Executive of the Year 1989), who died at 91.

On this day in 2014

  • EVENTS
  • After protests earlier this month, the Israeli parliament votes 65 to 1 for legislation that ends exemptions from military service for ultra-Orthodox Jewish seminary students.
  • Two people were killed and 23 injured after a drunk driver crashed through barricades set up for the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. The driver was thought to have been trying to escape from the police when the accident happened. Two other people later died in hospital..
  • " Captain America: The Winter Soldier", directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, premieres in Los Angeles.
  • BIRTHS
  • Buzz Fletcher, Family Member, born in England.
  • DEATHS
  • Icchokas Meras, Religious Author.
  • GAMING: 3DS
  • Cube Tactics for 3DS is released. This is no ordinary war. This is the war of cubes!Fierce enemies roam the land of cubes, protecting their core and bringing their opponents to mercy. Begin your training with Sir Knight as you take to becoming a Cube Master to tackle these lethal enemies in this strategic and tactical war-game with cubes.Perfect your skills with over 25 Quests to complete in Single Player mode and even more online Multiplayer battles with up to 3 enemies at one time! Trample your enemies and build your army with numerous cubes to earn medals not just for appearances but to equip and advance your army with even more power! The battle for power and position has begun in this tactical game of cubes!-Unique and strategic war-game with cubes-Battle against more lethal enemies with online Multiplayer mode and international rankings-Over 25 tactical Quests to complete in Single Player mode-Various cubes and fighters with unique combat abilities for thrilling battles-Multitudes of medals to collect and equip in-game for extra military power!
  • POLITICS
  • Reubin Askew, American politician (37th Governor of Florida), who died at 85.

On this day in 2013

  • EVENTS
  • North Korea shreds the Korean Armistice agreement.
  • Pope Francis succeeds Pope Benedict XVI. Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina became the 266th leader of the Catholic Church, which has 1.2 billion members around the world..
  • The European Parliament rejects a European Union budget for the first time.
  • Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected the new pope, taking the papal name Pope Francis.
  • An Embraer 821 aeroplane crashes and kills 9 people in Para, Brazil.
  • Aleqa Hammond’s Siumut party wins the Greenland parliamentary elections.
  • DEATHS
  • Ducky Detweiler, American MLB player, who died at 94.
  • Malachi Throne, American actor, who died at 84.
  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • Philip Roth: Unmasked is released. A documentary on one of America’s greatest living novelist featuring candid interviews with the Pulitzer Prize-winner.
  • GAMING: XBOX 360
  • Darkstalkers Resurrection for Xbox 360 is released. Highlighting a dynamic cast characters taking part in fast-paced fighting action, Darkstalkers Resurrection contains 2 games (Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3) in one package. Each game has a bunch of features added including robust GGPO-enabled online game play, HD graphical filtering with multiple viewing options, replay sharing, Spectator Mode, in-game achievements, Challenge/Tutorial Mode and an un-lockable vault filled with concept artwork, videos and more.

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