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Today in the World Countries

  • Constitution Day is being celebrated in Andorra
  • Holy Nyepi Day is being celebrated in Indonesia
  • National Heroes Day is being celebrated in Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
  • Summer Day is being celebrated in Albania
  • People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

Happening Today

  • EVENTS
  • Argentina's annual inflation rate pasts 100% at 102.5%, for the first time since hyperinflation in 1991, one of the highest in the world, according to its statistics agency.
  • DEATHS
  • Bobby Caldwell, American jazz and pop singer (" What You Won't Do for Love"), and songwriter (" The Next Time I Fall"), who died from long term adverse reaction to antibiotics at 71.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure for PlayStation 4 is released. Sandwiched between two great powers, the city of Crossbel is the place where the Uroboros group carry out their biggest and darkest schemes. A mysterious drug is spreading its poison across the city, the mafia and the mercenary groups seem to have a role in the crimes. Add a break down to the political order to the mix, and you have complete chaos in your hands. The world becomes more real and the battles become more dangerous in Ao no Kiseki. Feel the rain patter on your skin and enemies creep up to you in the dark.
  • GAMING: XBOX SERIES X
  • WWE 2K23 for Xbox Series X is released. Expanded features, gorgeous graphics, and the ultimate WWE experience. Hit the ring with a deep roster of WWE Superstars and Legends including Roman Reigns, "American Nightmare"Cody Rhodes, Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar, "Stone Cold"Steve Austin and more!2K SHOWCASE: INTERACTIVE SPORTS DOCUMENTARYPlay through the key moments and toughest opponents of John Cena’s storied 20-year WWE career. And in a franchise-first, take on the role of each marquee opponent - some of WWE’s greatest of all time - as you aim to take down Mr. Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect.IT’S WARGAMESThe fan-favorite action-packed WarGames makes its debut in WWE 2K23 and delivers heart-pounding 3v3 and 4v4 multiplayer mayhem inside two side-by-side rings, surrounded by a double-steel cage!YOUR SHOW, YOUR CHOICESWith MyGM, take the reins of a weekly show and compete against rival general managers for brand supremacy. Now featuring more GMs to choose from, additional show options, multiple seasons, expanded match cards, and more match types for up to 4 players.YOU HOLD ALL THE CARDSCollect and upgrade cards of WWE Superstars and Legends to build the ultimate faction and compete for global dominance in MyFACTION, now featuring online multiplayer!DEFINE YOUR FUTURE IN MyRISEWalk through the curtains for your WWE debut and shape your career as a WWE Superstar with the decisions you make along the way through distinct storylines - The Lock and The Legacy.

On this day in 2022

  • EVENTS
  • Civilians able to leave heavily bombed Ukranian city of Mariupol for the first time, amid dead toll of 2,500 in the city and a humanitarian crisis.
  • DEATHS
  • Razor Ramon [Scott Hall], American pro wrestler (9 x WCW World Tag Team Champion; WWE HOF 2014), who died from a heart attack at 63.
  • Scott Hall, Wrestler.
  • GAMING: XBOX SERIES X
  • Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 5 for Xbox Series X is released. Enjoy all new customization possibilities with our enhanced Track Editor, and give a boost to your creativity! Mix and match pre-existing modules with the brand new Rhythm Section Editor, to design complex prefab track sections, ready to be shared with the Community. Creating amazing jumps has never been easier. Bring the challenge to a whole new level of fun with the new Split Screen Mode, for exciting Multiplayer challenges to race shoulder to shoulder with your friends on the couch! And when the couch is not enough, compete in exciting races online against the whole world.
  • SPORTS
  • Dolly Parton removes herself from the ballot for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame saying "I don’t feel that I have earned that right”.

On this day in 2021

  • EVENTS
  • Myanmar opposition leader Mahn Win Khaing Than calls for a revolution "This is the darkest moment of the nation and the moment that the dawn is close, "as protester death toll over 120.
  • 63rd Grammy Awards: Beyoncé breaks record for most Grammys won by a singer (28), Taylor Swift win Album of the Year and Billie Eilish Record of the Year.
  • PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: American Justin Thomas edges Lee Westwood of England by 1 stroke; Thomas wins $2.7m winner's share of the $15m purse.
  • The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Awards were originally scheduled for January 31, at the Staples Center but were pushed back due to escalating COVID-19 pandemic cases. Beyoncé won the most awards with four. Billie Eilish won her second consecutive Record of the Year award for ‘Everything I Wanted’, while Taylor Swift won her third Album of the Year award for Folklore..
  • UK police officer charged with the death of Sarah Everard, who disappeared walking home in south London, and whose death sparked debate about violence against women.
  • DEATHS
  • Thione Seck, World Music Singer.
  • Bobby Fleming, Race Car Driver.
  • Henry Darrow [Enrique Delgado], American stage and screen character actor (The High Chaparral; Harry O; The New Dick Van Dyke Show), who died at 87.

On this day in 2020

  • EVENTS
  • Longest-ever scheduled passenger flight by distance by Air Tahiti Nui from French Polynesia to mainland France 9,765 m (15715 km) due to COVID-19 pandemic and it was domestic.
  • DEATHS
  • Genesis P-Orridge [Neil Megson], British avant-garde rock singer-songwriter, and performance artist (Throbbing Gristle; Psychic TV), who died of leukemia at 70.

On this day in 2019

  • EVENTS
  • Google announces its employee Emma Haruka Iwao has broken the world record for calculating pi, to 31.4 trillion digits, on pi day using Google Cloud.
  • Tropical Cyclone Idai comes ashore in Mozambique, killing at least 417 people, and Malawi killing at least 56, after causing widespread flooding.
  • DEATHS
  • Jake Phelps, American skateboarder, journalist (editor Thrasher magazine), who died at 56.
  • Masahiko Kobe, Chef.
  • TV SERIES
  • The Good Fight: Season 3 is released. Diane (Christine Baranski) tries to figure a way to continue her resistance against the current administration, while Adrian Boseman (Delroy Lindo) and Liz Reddick-Lawrence (Audra McDonald) discover its difficult to win with just facts alone. Maia faces off with the Machiavellian Roland Blum (Michael Sheen) as Lucca tries to balance a new baby with a new love.
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • The Red Strings Club for Switch is released. The Red Strings Club is a cyberpunk narrative experience about fate and happiness featuring the extensive use of pottery, bartending and impersonating people on the phone to take down a corporate conspiracy.The professed altruistic corporation Supercontinent Ltd is on the verge of releasing Social Psyche Welfare: a system that will eliminate depression, anger and fear from society. However, the bartender of a clandestine club and a freelance hacker don't regard this evolution as an improvement but as brainwashing. Alongside unwitting company employees and a rogue empathy android, the duo will pull all the strings they can to bring down this scheme.
  • Golf Peaks for Switch is released. No understanding of golf is required – just grab your Joy-Con controllers and conquer the mountain peaks by making your way to the hole, however not in the usual skill-shot based style. Instead, plan your strategy and use action cards to move the ball! Solve over 100 enjoyable yet challenging puzzles accompanied by relaxing music and minimalist, eye-pleasing graphics and conquer the summits. Golf Peaks is a relaxing puzzler where you climb mountains by playing golf. The title uniquely combines puzzle mechanics with an easy-to-learn card-based movement system, providing the player with numerous action cards. Each card moves the ball in a different way and at varying distances.
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Special Episode for Switch is released.
  • POLITICS
  • Former US Democratic representative Beto O'Rourke announces he is running for president.
  • US Senate passes resolution overturning President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration.

On this day in 2018

  • EVENTS
  • US students across American commemorate Florida high school shooting with mass walkouts across the country.
  • UK announces it will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Russian-made nerve agent used on former spy in UK.
  • NASA twin study finds that Scott Kelly is no longer identical to his twin brother after one year in space,7% of his genes altered.
  • World Happiness Report names Finland as world's happiest country and Burundi the unhappiest.
  • DEATHS
  • Rodney Cundiff, Race Car Driver.
  • Emily Nasrallah, Lebanese writer and women's rights activist (Birds of September, A Cat’s Diary), who died at 86.
  • Adrián Lamo, American threat analyst and hacker (NYT, Yahoo!, Microsoft) who reported Chelsea Manning to the FBI, who died at 37.
  • POLITICS
  • Angela Merkel sworn in for fourth term as German Chancellor, head of a coalition government,171 days after the general election.
  • Brazilian human rights politician Marielle Franco is murdered in Rio, prompting mass protests.
  • Marielle Franco, Brazilian politician and human rights activist, assassinated at 38.
  • SPORTS
  • Jim Bowen, British TV game show host (Bullseye) and comedian, who died at 80.

On this day in 2017

  • EVENTS
  • European Court of Justice rules companies can ban staff from wearing religious symbols, including headscarves.
  • World's oldest golf club Muirfield in Scotland, votes to admit women as members for 1st time in 273 years.
  • BIRTHS
  • Domonic Wilson, Family Member, born in United States.
  • DEATHS
  • Tsunehiko Watase, Movie Actor.
  • TV SERIES
  • Trial & Error: Season 1 is released. The first big case for New York attorney Josh Segal (Nicholas D’Agosto) takes him to a small southern town to defend an unconventional poetry professor (John Lithgow) of murder in this comedic series created by Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass for PC is released. NEW MAP: VERDUN HEIGHTS - The opening barrage of the Battle of Verdun created massive forest fires in which players will fight for domination. This is an uphill battle towards the massive fortresses of Verdun. A constant grinding struggle where the artillery never stops. Where the forge and “the Devil’s Anvil” continues to consume even the bravest combatants. NEW MAP: FORT DE VAUX - The first big engagement inside a fort during World War 1 takes place in the dark underworld of Fort de Vaux. Down in the maze of dark galleries and wet stone corridors, French and Germans fight ferociously with grenades, guns, bayonets, and flamethrowers. Watch your corners. NEW MAP: SOISSONS - Take part in one of the biggest tank assaults of World War 1. The French 10th Army moves to take back Soissons using their powerful Saint Chamond tanks. Planes, tanks, and infantry clash in the beautiful French countryside in the early hours of a hot summer day. Only the thunderstorm is louder than the war. NEW MAP: RUPTURE - In dire need to capture key bridges across the Aisne river, the French find themselves back into battlefields where poppies grow over a rusty wreck from previous tank battles. It might seem calm but this maze of steel beasts provides an excellent place for those who plan an ambush. As the sun sets over Fontenoy, the battle wakes up. [Electronic Arts]
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Danganronpa 1-2 Reload for PlayStation 4 is released. Hope’s Peak Academy — home to the nation’s best and brightest high school students… and your new prison. You and your classmates have been trapped here, forced into a winner-takes-all killing game. You’ll have to solve the mystery of the school to survive, but be careful what you wish for — sometimes, there’s nothing more deadly than the truth… [Playstation.com]
  • GAMING: XBOX ONE
  • Styx: Shards of Darkness for Xbox One is released. Following the fall of Akenash tower, an extraordinary matter has forced Styx out of hiding and into Korrangar, city of the Dark Elves. Supposedly impregnable, a diplomatic summit offers Styx a chance at slipping in unnoticed. His infiltration complete, Styx will stop at nothing to accomplish the robbery of a lifetime: stealing a scepter of immense and indomitable power.Embark upon a stealthy adventure with new enemies, new environments, and a plethora of new mechanics refining the abilities of Styx - grappling around corners, climbing ropes, and using his trusty knife to zip line!

On this day in 2016

  • EVENTS
  • Sony ATV Music Publishing announced that it would buy out Michael Jackson's share of a joint music publishing venture for $750m. The purchase gave Sony the rights to about three million songs, including works by The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Taylor Swift, but did not include Jackson's master recordings..
  • DEATHS
  • Peter Maxwell Davies, British composer (Prolation, Taverner), who died at 81.
  • POLITICS
  • Marco Rubio announces he is dropping out of the Republican presidential nomination race.
  • SPORTS
  • NASA releases data showing February 2016 warmest month ever recorded globally - 1.35C above the long-term average.

On this day in 2015

  • DEATHS
  • Valentin Rasputin, Russian writer (To Live and Remember), who died at 77.
  • SPORTS
  • 62nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Notre Dame beats North Carolina,90-82.
  • 36th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Villanova beats Xavier,69-52.

On this day in 2014

  • WEDDINGS
  • Actress Jamie Lynn Spears at the age of 22 weds businessman Jamie Watson at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • DEATHS
  • Luca Moro, Race Car Driver.
  • Werner Rackwitz, German musicologist (Handel-Renaissance), who died at 84.
  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • Exposed is released. Exposed profiles eight women and men who use their nakedness to transport us beyond the last sexual and social taboos that our society holds dear. These cutting edge performers combine politics, satire, and physical comedy to question the very concept of normal. Flying high with them, we get to look down on our myriad inhibitions. This film creates a unique perspective, taking the audience into the clubs and other hidden spaces where new burlesque is challenging traditional notions of body, gender, and sexuality. The body types of the performers range from statuesque to trans-gender to disabled, and their personalities from sensational to scintillating.
  • Better Living Through Chemistry is released. A straight-laced pharmacist's uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder.
  • Big Men is released. Big Men looks at the corruption in the oil industries of Ghana and Nigeria.
  • U Want Me 2 Kill Him? is released. When 16-year-old Mark, a handsome and popular boy, meets local girl Rachel on the internet, he quickly finds himself in an intense online relationship. Besotted, he will do anything for her - even befriend and defend her bullied, loner brother, John. When Rachel, who is trapped in an abusive relationship, is murdered, Mark and John are determined to avenge her death. Their actions draw the attention of a female MI5 agent as they unwittingly stumble into an ongoing operation. Soon, Mark is recruited to commit a devastating crime, one that made British legal history.
  • On My Way is released. Facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman (Catherine Deneuve) hits the road for a trip with her grandson.
  • Teenage is released. Teenagers didn't always exist. In this living collage of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and voices lifted from early 20th century diary entries, a struggle erupts between adults and adolescents to define a new idea of youth.
  • Shirin in Love is released. A romantic comedy about an absent-minded, yet sophisticated, young Iranian-American woman who lives in "Tehrangeles", the large Iranian community of Los Angeles. While Shirin has been engaged for years to a successful Iranian plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, she lives with her overbearing mother and empathetic father. When she falls in love with a mysterious young man who lives in a lighthouse in Northern California, a secret unravels and cultures clash.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Need For Speed is released. Framed for a crime he didn't commit, muscle car mechanic and street racer Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) gets out of prison determined to get revenge on the man responsible for his false conviction.
  • Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club is released. Brought together by an incident at their children's school, a group of single mothers from different walks of life bond, and create a support group that helps them find humor in the obstacles of life.
  • Veronica Mars is released. On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her. While interviewing at high-end New York law firms, Veronica Mars gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don't seem right with how Logan's case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.
  • MOVIES: R
  • The Art of the Steal is released. Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell), a third rate motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get back into the con game and pull off one final lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother, Nicky (Matt Dillon). Reassembling the old team, Crunch comes up with a plan to steal a priceless historical book, but the successful heist leads to another far riskier plan devised by Nicky. They fail to realize each other’s separate agendas when their plan goes awry in this con movie about honor, revenge and the bonds of brotherhood. [RADiUs-TWC]
  • Bad Words is released. Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman), a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee, decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter (Kathryn Hahn) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand), who is completely unfazed by Guy's take-no-prisoners approach to life. [Focus Features]
  • Dark House is released. When Nick Di Santo learns his father is alive, he sets out on a trip to an abandoned mansion he thought only existed in his childhood imagination.
  • Enemy is released. University lecturer Adam (Jake Gyllenhaal) is nearing the end of a relationship with his girlfriend Mary (Mélanie Laurent). One night, while watching a film, Adam spots a minor actor who looks just like him. Consumed by the desire to meet his double, Adam tracks down Anthony, an actor living with his pregnant wife Helen (Sarah Gadon) and engages him in a complex and dangerous struggle.
  • Le Week-End is released. Nick (Jim Broadbent) and Meg (Lindsay Duncan), a long-married British couple, revisit Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. During a two-day escapade, diffident, wistful Nick and demanding, take-charge Meg careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock of half a lifetime of deep tenderness—and even deeper regret. A surprise invitation from Nick’s old friend Morgan (Jeff Goldblum), an amusingly boorish American academic with a fancy Parisian address, soon leads them to an unexpectedly hopeful vision of what their love and marriage might still become.
  • GAMING: 3DS
  • Yoshi's New Island for 3DS is released. Yoshi's Island brings Yoshi and Baby Mario back with flutter jumps, ground pounds, egg throws, and a host of new actions that use the unique features of the Nintendo 3DS.
  • POLITICS
  • Tony Benn, British politcian, Minister of Technology and President of the Stop the War Coalition, who died aged 88.

On this day in 2013

  • EVENTS
  • 25 people are killed and 50 are wounded by a series of car bombings in Baghdad, Iraq.
  • 7 people are killed after gunmen storm a bar in Cancun, Mexico.
  • DEATHS
  • Paul Rose, Politician.
  • Mirja Hietamies, Finnish skier, who died at 82.
  • Ieng Sary, Politician.
  • Jack Greene, American country artist, who died from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 83.
  • POLITICS
  • Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China.

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