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Today in the World Countries

  • Joseph Jenkins Roberts' Birthday is being celebrated in Liberia
  • Revolution Day is being celebrated in Hungary
  • Youth Day is being celebrated in Palau
  • People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

In the future 2044

  • EVENTS
  • On the “Ides of March, ” Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the senate house by a group of conspirators led by Cimber, Casca, Cassius, and Marcus Junius Brutus..

Happening Today

  • EVENTS
  • Another atmospheric river creates a storm across California, bringing widespread flooding and power outages, with Monterey County issuing a 25 mile evacuation order.
  • DEATHS
  • Dorothy Bohm, German-born British pioneering street photographer, who died at 98.
  • MOVIES: TVMA
  • Money Shot: The Pornhub Story is released. Pornhub, the internet's most famous adult entertainment platform, fundamentally changed how pornography is made and distributed. This enabled erotic content creators to reach a massive audience while the company made billions of dollars - but it also became embroiled in allegations including non-consensual material and trafficking on the site. As anti-trafficking organizations seek justice for victims, can the online giant protect those from whom they profit, or is this a new wave of censorship for adult performers making consensual porn?
  • TV SERIES
  • Ted Lasso: Season 3 is released. Ted is still dealing with his own personal issues as AFC Richmond is predicted to finish last in the Premier League and Nate (Nick Mohammed) has left to work for Rupert (Anthony Head) at West Ham United.
  • SPORTS
  • Mimis Papaioannou, Greek soccer forward (61 caps; AEK Athens 480 games), who died at 80.

On this day in 2022

  • EVENTS
  • Architectures'Pritzker Prize awarded to Francis Kéré from Burkina Faso.
  • DEATHS
  • David Stephenson, English rugby league outside back (10 caps Great Britain; Wigan RLFC, Salford RLFC), who died at 63.
  • TV SERIES
  • Phoenix Rising is released. The two-part documentary produced and directed by Amy Berg centers on Evan Rachel Wood as she talks about her experience with domestic violence and advocates for The Phoenix Act, which extended the statute of limitations in California for domestic violence felonies from three years to five years.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Phantom Breaker: Omnia for PlayStation 4 is released. Phantom Breaker: Omnia, a massive update to Phantom Breaker: Extra, a 1-vs-1 2D anime fighter originally released by Mages in 2013. The game features 2 guest characters, Kurisu Makise from Steins; Gate and Rimi Sakihata from Chaos; Head, as well as two brand new characters created specifically for Phantom Breaker Omnia.A mysterious man, known only as 'Phantom' appeared in Tokyothe capital city of Japanand manipulated vulnerable adolescents into fighting each other, bestowing upon them mystical weapons of great strength known as 'Fu-mension Artifacts.' In exchange, he promised to grant their wish if they survive.Unbeknownst to the combatants, the fierce clashes between Fu-mension Artifacts caused distortions in space-time, which compromised the boundaries between parallel universes. The collapse of these parallel universes would ultimately break the seal, unleashing Phantom's destructive powers.
  • The Cruel King and the Great Hero for PlayStation 4 is released. The Wicked King and the Noble Hero is an RPG with a human child named Yuu and the dragon that acts as her foster parent.In the game, the world was ruled by the dragon overlord, and it was defeated by the hero. But instead of killing the dragon, the hero decided just to cut off its horns where his power came from, and the two became friends. One day, the hero returns to the dragon with his daughter named Yuu asking to look after her.The dragon telling to Yuu about her father's feat and then she decided to become a hero like her father.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 5
  • Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin for PlayStation 5 is released. Players of the STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN TRIAL VERSION can explore this dark fantasy world as they battle an array of iconic monsters from the FINAL FANTASY series, using powerful spells and abilities from a sample of jobs including warrior, dragoon and black mage.
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • Dawn of the Monsters for Switch is released. The cataclysmic battle between giant monsters has begun in this manga-inspired, side-scrolling, kaiju beat-'em-up! Titanic creatures known as Nephilim have invaded Earth, and the only hope of stopping them is DAWN (Defense Alliance Worldwide Network), which unleashes its own colossal combatants to defend against the enemy hordes! Take control of four hulking behemoths - Megadon, Aegis Prime, Tempest Galahad, and Ganira - each with distinct abilities and play styles, and smash your way through destructible real-world environments spanning more than 35 missions! Power up with DNA augments, crush foes with devastating Rage moves and brutal finishers, and team up with a friend for 2-player co-op action! You are the planet's last line of defense...but will that be enough for mankind to survive the Dawn of the Monsters!?
  • GAMING: XBOX SERIES X
  • Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox Series X is released. Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a street hustler looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score. Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.The biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world ever created, Grand Theft Auto V blends storytelling and gameplay in new ways as players repeatedly jump in and out of the lives of the game's three lead characters, playing all sides of the game's interwoven story.All the classic hallmarks of the groundbreaking series return, including incredible attention to detail and Grand Theft Auto's darkly humorous take on modern culture, alongside a brand new and ambitious approach to open world multiplayer.

On this day in 2021

  • EVENTS
  • Largest sandstorm in northern China in a decade engulfs Beijing turning air pollution levels hazardous.
  • Mass March 4 Justice rallies held across Australia to protest against violence and discrimination towards women.
  • Deb Haaland confirmed as US Secretary of the Interior by the Senate,1st Native American to lead a cabinet agency.
  • AstraZeneca COVID-19 pandemic vaccine halted in Germany, France and Italy joining some other countries despite little evidence of unusual blood clotting.
  • Vatican issues judgement that priests cannot bless same-sex unions, that God “does not and cannot bless sin”.
  • DEATHS
  • Yaphet Kotto, African-American stage and screen actor (Live And Let Die; Alien; Homicide: Life on the Street), who died at 81.
  • Doug Parkinson, Australian pop and rock singer (Focus - "Dear Prudence"), who died at 74.
  • TV SERIES
  • Bloodlands: Season 1 is released. The crime thriller created by Chris Brandon follows Northern Irish officer Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt) as he investigates a suspected suicide case that includes a clue to an assassin connected to deaths during the Troubles.[Premiered originally in the UK on BBC One on 21 Feb 2021 and in the US on Acorn TV on 15 Mar 2021]
  • POLITICS
  • Armed attackers kill at least 58 people in the Tillabery region, southwest Niger, government declares three days of mourning.

On this day in 2020

  • EVENTS
  • European countries impose restrictions on gatherings and borders as COVID-19 pandemic deaths rates rise dramatically - Italy 1,809, Spain 288, France 120.
  • US Federal Reserve slashes interest rates to near zero to support the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • DEATHS
  • Wolf Kahn, Painter.
  • Wade Cole, Race Car Driver.
  • Suzy Delair, French actress and singer (The Murderer Lives at Number 21, Utopia, White Paws), who died at 102.
  • Roy Hudd, British comedian, radio host (News Huddlines,1975-2001), author (Underneath The Arches), and actor (Lipstick On Your Collar), who died at 83.
  • TV SERIES
  • Westworld: Season 3 is released. Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) forms a relationship with Caleb (Aaron Paul) in Los Angeles in the third season of the sci-fi western series inspired by the 1973 Michael Crichton film of the same name.

On this day in 2019

  • EVENTS
  • The Vessel, a honeycomb viewing structure designed by Thomas Heatherwick opens at Hudson Yards development, New York City.
  • Terrorist attack on two mosques by a right-wing Australian gunman kills 51 and wounds 50 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Climate change strikes held by school children take place around the world inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg.
  • George Michael's art collection sold at auction raising more than £11 million ($14,597,000) for charity at the London branch of Christie's auction house. The singer-songwriter was a major supporter of British artists, including the likes of Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst. The highest price was for The Incomplete Truth, a 2006 Hirst work consisting of a dove preserved in formaldehyde, which sold for £911,250..
  • DEATHS
  • Lam Jones, American athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m relay 1976) and NFL wide receiver (NY Jets 1980-86), who died of myeloma at 60.
  • Lil Mister, Rapper.
  • Mike Thalassitis, Reality Star.
  • Alec Coppen, British pioneering psychiatrist (serotonin theory of depression), who died at 96.
  • David White, American singer and songwriter (Danny And The Juniors - "At The Hop" : Leslie Gore - "You Don't Own Me"), who died of cancer at 79.
  • MOVIES: MARCH 15 2019
  • The Eyes of Orson Welles is released. Granted exclusive access to hundreds of private drawings and paintings by Orson Welles, filmmaker Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of this legendary director and actor, to reveal a portrait of the artist as he’s never been seen before – through his own eyes, sketched with his own hand, painted with his own brush. Executive produced by Michael Moore, The Eyes of Orson Welles brings vividly to life the passions, politics and power of this brilliant 20th-century showman, and explores how the genius of Welles still resonates today in the age of Trump, more than 30 years after his death. [Dogwoof]
  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • Yardie is released. Set in '70s Kingston and '80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd). Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he's not seen since she was a baby. He also hooks up with a soundclash crew, called High Noon. But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime and follow "the righteous path", he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier, and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution - a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico (Stephen Graham).
  • Combat Obscura is released. Just out of high school, at the age of 18, Miles Lagoze enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was deployed to Afghanistan where he served as Combat Camera — his unit's official videographer, tasked with shooting and editing footage for the Corps’ recruiting purposes and historical initiatives. But upon discharging, Lagoze took all the footage he and his fellow cameramen shot, and he assembled quite simply the very documentary the Corps does not want you to see. Combat Obscura is a groundbreaking look at the daily life of Marines in a war zone as told by the soldiers themselves. More than a mere compilation of violence, the edit ingeniously repurposes the original footage to reveal the intensity and paradoxes of an ambiguous war from an unvarnished perspective.
  • Ash Is Purest White is released. Qiao (Zhao Tao) is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him. Qiao gets five years in prison for this act of loyalty. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off.
  • Knife + Heart is released. Paris, Summer 1979. Anne (Vanessa Paradis) produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald. But one of her actors is brutally murdered and Anne gets caught up in a strange investigation that turns her life upside-down.
  • Girl is released. Lara is a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina.
  • MOVIES: PG
  • Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase is released. A bit of an outsider struggling to fit into her new surroundings, Nancy and her pals set out to solve the mystery, make new friends, and establish their place in the community.
  • Wonder Park is released. A young girl named June (Brianna Denski) brings a magnificent amusement park to life.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Captive State is released. Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, Captive State explores the lives on both sides of the conflict - the collaborators and dissidents.
  • Five Feet Apart is released. Stella Grant (Haley Lu Richardson) is every bit a seventeen-year-old...she's attached to her laptop and loves her best friends. But unlike most teenagers, she spends much of her time living in a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control - all of which is put to the test when she meets an impossibly charming fellow CF patient named Will Newman (Cole Sprouse). There's an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction. Further complicating matters is Will's potentially dangerous rebellion against his ongoing medical treatment. Stella gradually inspires Will to live life to the fullest, but can she ultimately save the person she loves when even a single touch is off limits?
  • MOVIES: R
  • Finding Steve McQueen is released. When an unlikely gang of thieves attempt to steal $30 million in illegal campaign contributions from President Richard Nixon's secret fund, the plan quickly goes sideways, prompting the biggest manhunt in FBI history.
  • Never Grow Old is released. An undertaker profits when outlaws take over an American frontier town on the California Trail, but his family comes under threat as the death toll rises. Set in the harsh American frontier landscape of 1849 the film is about greed and its consequences. It is a Faustian tale of outsider Patrick Tate who lives with his young family on the outskirts of a relatively peaceful frontier town until outlaws take over and kill all those who challenge them. Patrick plays a dangerous game befriending and profiting from the outlaws mayhem and it is only a matter of time before he must protect his own from the bloodshed.
  • The Aftermath is released. In 1946 postwar Germany, Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.
  • The Mustang is released. Roman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an “outdoor maintenance” program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang.
  • The Highwaymen is released. The outlaws made headlines. The lawmen made history. The Highwaymen follows the untold true story of the legendary detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde. When the full force of the FBI and the latest forensic technology aren't enough to capture the nation's most notorious criminals, two former Texas Rangers (Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson) must rely on their gut instincts and old school skills to get the job done.
  • The Hummingbird Project is released. Cousins from New York, Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and Anton (Alexander Skarsgård) are players in the high-stakes game of High-Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a straight fiber-optic cable line between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. But nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to the breaking point with their quixotic adventure. Constantly breathing down their necks is their former boss Eva Torres (Salma Hayek), a powerful, intoxicating and manipulative trader who will stop at nothing to come between them and beat them at their own game.
  • TV SERIES
  • Shrill: Season 1 is released. Aspiring journalist Annie (Aidy Bryant) juggles her boyfriend (Luka Jones), her mom (Julia Sweeney) and her boss (John Cameron Mitchell) in this comedy based on Lindy West's memoir.
  • Turn Up Charlie: Season 1 is released. Struggling DJ Charlie (Idris Elba) is trying to restart his career while working as a nanny of his best friend's 11-year-old daughter (Frankie Hervey) in this comedy co-created by Elba and TV producer Gary Reich.
  • Catastrophe: Season 4 is released. The fourth and final season of the comedy find Rob dealing with AA meetings as Sharon begins a new hobby.
  • ALBUMS
  • ATAXIA was released by Rian Treanor. This is the debut full-length release for the British electronic producer.
  • Lux Prima was released by Karen O. This is the debut full-length release for the collaboration between Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O and Danger Mouse.
  • Groove Denied was released by Stephen Malkmus. The first solo release for the rock artist in 18 years is an electronic album and was self-recorded/produced.
  • To Believe was released by The Cinematic Orchestra. The fourth full-length studio release for the British electronic/nu-jazz project led by Jason Swinscoe and Dom Smith features guest vocals from Grey Reverend, Roots Manuva, Moses Sumney, Tawiah, and Heidi Vogel.
  • Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery was released by The Comet Is Coming. The second full-length release for the London-based jazz trio of Max Hallett, Shabaka Hutchings and Dan Leavers features a guest appearance from Kate Tempest.
  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre was released by The Brian Jonestown Massacre. The 18th full-length studio release for the San Francisco psychedelic rock project led by Anton Newcombe was recorded in Berlin.
  • Plastic Anniversary was released by Matmos. The latest release for the experimental electronic duo features sounds made from plastic objects including dominos, coolers, polyethylene waste containers, PVC panpipes, bubble wrap, silicone gel breast implants and synthetic human fat.
  • Punk was released by CHAI. This is the second full-length release for the Japanese quartet that includes Mana, Kana, Yuna and Yuki.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • One Piece: World Seeker for PlayStation 4 is released. Leave your compass behind and join Luffy as he embarks on a brand new action-packed adventure where you can experience the powers of the legendary Gum-Gum fruit to uncover hidden secrets on an original, never-before-seen island.

On this day in 2018

  • EVENTS
  • More than 12,000 people flee Hamouria in Eastern Ghouta, Syria, after town bombarded.
  • pedestrain bridge in Miami, Florida, collapses onto 8-lane highway 5 days after it was built, killing 6.
  • Toy chain Toys R Us announces it will close all its stores after filing for bankruptcy.
  • DEATHS
  • Tripp Halstead, Blogger.
  • Robert Grossman, American illustrator, who died of heart failure at 78.
  • Michael Getler, American journalist and 1st ombudsman appointed by a US broadcasting network (PBS), who died of bile duct cancer at 82.
  • Edwin "Ed" Charles, American MLB third baseman (Miracle Mets-1969), who died following long illness at 84.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Surviving Mars for PlayStation 4 is released. Surviving Mars is a sci-fi city builder all about colonizing Mars and surviving the process. Choose a space agency for resources and financial support before determining a location for your colony. Build domes and infrastructure, research new possibilities and utilize drones to unlock more elaborate ways to shape and expand your settlement. Cultivate your own food, mine minerals or just relax by the bar after a hard day's work. Most important of all, though, is keeping your colonists alive. Not an easy task on a strange new planet.There will be challenges to overcome. Execute your strategy and improve your colony's chances of survival while unlocking the mysteries of this alien world. Are you ready? Mars is waiting for you.
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • The Long Reach for Switch is released. The Long Reach is an adventure game filled with colourful characters, puzzles, and a shock of discovery. Wait, weren't we supposed to say, "joy of discovery?"That can't be right. The Long Reach takes place in New Hampshire, in the fictional town of Baervox. The game draws its inspiration from Lone Survivor and The Cave and all the classical adventures (except that The Long Reach is set in the present day). You don't play in a post-apocalyptic world or explore a fairy-filled fantasy world. You're in the thick of it, just around the corner from the place where you buy your groceries. [Nintendo]
  • Clustertruck for Switch is released. ClusterTruck is a chaotic physics based truckformer. Jump your way through insane levels in a game of "the floor is lava"on top of speeding trucks driven by terrible drivers. The game only gets harder when dangers such as swinging hammers, lasers and flamethrowers are added.
  • POLITICS
  • Slovakia’s prime minister Robert Fico resigns amid crisis after the murder of a journalist Jan Kuciak investigating mafia connections.

On this day in 2017

  • EVENTS
  • Disney refuses to cut gay moment in film "Beauty and the Beast" for Malaysian censors, instead pulls film from Malaysia.
  • French fashion house Givenchy appoints it first female designer, Englishwoman Clare Waight Keller.
  • DEATHS
  • Auntie Fee, YouTube Star.
  • Jackie Pung, American golfer (5 LPGA titles), who died at 95.
  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • Tickling Giants is released. In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef makes a decision that’s every mother’s worst nightmare… He leaves his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian. Dubbed, “The Egyptian Jon Stewart, ” Bassem creates the satirical show, Al Bernameg. The weekly program quickly becomes the most viewed television program in the Middle East, with 30 million viewers per episode. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart averaged two million viewers. In a country where free speech is not settled law, Bassem’s show becomes as controversial as it popular. He and his staff must endure physical threats, protests, and legal action, all because of jokes. As Bassem attempts to remain on the air, keep his staff safe, and not get arrested, he continues to let those in power know they’re being held accountable. Despite increasing danger, the team at Al Bernameg employ comedy, not violence, to comment on hypocrisy in media, politics, and religion. Tickling Giants follows the team of Al Bernameg as they discover democracy is not easily won. The young women and men working on Bassem’s show are fearless revolutionaries, who just happen to be really, really funny. No unicorns or falafel were harmed in the making of this film.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Frantz is released. Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war’s “lost generation”: Anna (Paula Beer), a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien (Pierre Niney), a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing flowers on Frantz’s grave. Adrien's presence is met with resistance by the small community still reeling from Germany’s defeat, yet Anna gradually gets closer to the handsome and melancholy young man, as she learns of his deep friendship with Frantz, conjured up in evocative flashbacks. [Music Box Films]
  • GAMING: PC
  • Future Unfolding for PC is released. Future Unfolding lets you explore a mysterious landscape filled with life. Decipher the surreal logic of its world and open up new areas to discover.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe for PlayStation 4 is released. Chaos Code -New Sign of Catastrophe- is a simple 2D fighter in which players can enjoy the thrill of fighting with flashy moves. Choose from 16 unique characters and fight in ranked matches to earn the top spot. [Playstation.com]
  • POLITICS
  • Dutch elections; Prime Minister Mark Rutte's centre-right VVD party win 33 seats vs against 20 for right wing Geert Wilder's Party of Freedom.

On this day in 2016

  • EVENTS
  • Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence wins Go challenge against Lee Se-dol 4-1.
  • TV SERIES
  • Crowded: Season 1 is released. Mike (Patrick Warburton) and Martina's (Carrie Preston) retirement is interrupted when their two grown daughters (Miranda Cosgrove and Mia Serafino) move back in.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Need for Speed for PC is released. One of the first things you’ll notice when tackling the front of your car is the ability to modify your stance. Whether you are changing the ride height by slamming it to the ground, raising it up, or anything in between, you choose your perfect ride height. Throw in options for rake and both front and rear track width, and you’re on your way to creating something truly unique. Suspension tuning is finished up with your camber. With the angle on both the front and rear wheels being set independently you’ve got the ability to create some truly out of this world looking cars. The PC version has new features, including unlocked framerate with 4K resolution, manual transmission, and steering wheel support for a selection of steering wheels.
  • Sheltered for PC is released. Sheltered is a post-apocalyptic disaster management game that gives a new meaning to the term “nuclear family”. You must gather as many supplies as possible en route to the concrete underground shelter that will soon become your family home for the foreseeable dreary future.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Senran Kagura: Estival Versus for PlayStation 4 is released. The high-flying ninja girls of SENRAN KAGURA return, this time with more moves, more playable characters, more story and attitude, and more destruction online with matches that can support up to 10 players (PS4 version only; PS Vita supports up to 4 players). All the previous shinobi girls return with a host of upgraded moves to master, and new playable characters offer more challenges to conquer, along with a story that's equal parts sexy and shocking, serious and scandalous, busty and brawling.
  • Salt and Sanctuary for PlayStation 4 is released. Salt and Sanctuary casts you as a sailor shipwrecked on a strange, purgatorial island, insulated somehow against a backdrop of centuries-old worldwide perpetual war. What hope remains is isolated in Sanctuaries: protected dwellings where travelers band together under common creeds to take shelter from the hostile world outside.
  • Samurai Warriors 4 Empires for PlayStation 4 is released. This installment sees the return of the battle system from SAMURAI WARRIORS 2 Empires, in which bases are joined together by supply lines, necessitating a strategic pushing up of the front lines in order to dominate the field of battle. Additionally, you can now issue individual orders to customize the behavior of each officer. A maximum of eight officers can be taken into battle, and by deepening relationships between officers, the player can freely switch between these characters. The ability to switch between as many as eight playable characters allows for greater variety and strategic depth in battle. [Koei]
  • Just Cause 3: Sky Fortress for PlayStation 4 is released. Just Cause 3: Sky Fortress is the first PDLC pack from the Air, Land & Sea Expansion pass. Be the master of the skies with Rico's all new and fully armed, Bavarium Wingsuit. Save Medici from the threat of the terrifying Sky Fortress and its army of deadly robotic drones. This content pack includes new missions, challenges, the "Bavarium Splitter"assault rifle and the "Evictor"personal defence drone, all of which can be carried over into the main game.
  • Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault for PlayStation 4 is released. A frenetic new spin on action strategy gaming. Dig in, plan out and build up your defenses as hordes of hulking monstrosities bombard your heavily fortified city in an attempt to wipe you off the Earth for good. Command the final bastion of humanity as you fight for the survival of the species using fantastic tech, cunning tactics and massive weapons. [Aksys]
  • GAMING: XBOX ONE
  • EA Sports UFC 2 for Xbox One is released. A new physics-driven hit reaction and knockout system delivers more visceral KOs than before. Every knockout is now unique. Simultaneous two-fighter interaction brings the ground game to life with greater responsiveness and variety. Surprise your opponent with a flying armbar from the clinch, or with a quick transition from a knee bar to a heel hook. Standing submissions and submission chaining have been added. Add an improved blocking and parrying system to the mix and you have new tools to fend off your opponent’s most devastating attacks.

On this day in 2015

  • BIRTHS
  • Henry Griffiths, Family Member, born in United States.
  • DEATHS
  • Michael "Mike" Porcaro, American rock bassist affiliated with Toto (Stranger In Town), who died from Lou Gehrig’s disease at 59.
  • Robert Clatworthy, English sculptor, who died at 87.
  • TV SERIES
  • The Royals: Season 1 is released. The first scripted drama for the E! network follows the lives of a fictional British Royal family that includes Elizabeth Hurley as Queen Helena, Vincent Regan as King Simon, William Moseley as Prince Liam, Alexandra Park as Princess Eleanor and Merritt Patterson as Ophelia, Liam's American lover.
  • SPORTS
  • 56th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Arkansas,78-63.

On this day in 2014

  • EVENTS
  • Mike Porcaro bassist with Toto died following a battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was the middle brother of Toto members Jeff Porcaro and Steve Porcaro. Toto who formed in 1978 are best known for such classic rock hits as 'Hold the Line, ' 'Rosanna' and 'Africa' and won an Album of the Year Grammy for 1982's Toto IV..
  • Ireland edges France,22-20 at Stade de France, Saint-Denis to beat England on points difference and win Six Nations Rugby Championship; final international match for Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll with record 141 caps.
  • WEDDINGS
  • " Today" show anchor Savannah Guthrie at the age of 42 weds public relations Michael Feldman at the age of 45 at the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain Resort in Tucson, Arizona.
  • DEATHS
  • David Brenner, American stand-up comedian and TV talk show host (Nightlife) known as a pioneer of observational comedy, who died from cancer at 78.
  • Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef (Two Fat Ladies), who died at 66.
  • SPORTS
  • 35th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Providence beats Creighton,65-58.

On this day in 2013

  • EVENTS
  • Singer, songwriter and guitarist Hardrock Gunter died from complications of pneumonia, at the age of 88. His music at the turn of the 1950s prefigured rock and roll and rockabilly music. His song 'Birmingham Bounce' from early 1950, became a regional hit, and led to over 20 cover versions, the most successful being by Red Foley, whose version reached No.1 on the country chart. Gunter's original version has become regarded as a contender for the first rock and roll record, predating 'Rocket 88' by Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm by a year..
  • 24 people die after a double decker bus veers of a pass in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Patrick Chan of Canada wins the men’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships.
  • Scott Asheton best known as the drummer for the Stooges died of a heart attack aged 64. He co-formed the Stooges in 1967 along with his older brother Ron Asheton, Iggy Pop and Dave Alexander..
  • Justin Timberlake releases his 3rd studio album “The 20/20 Experience” (2013 Billboard Album of the Year).
  • Li Keqiang assumes office as the 7th Premier of the People's Republic of China.
  • BIRTHS
  • Lee Seo-Eon, Reality Star, born in South Korea.
  • Lee Seo-Jun, Reality Star, born in South Korea.
  • DEATHS
  • Terry Lightfoot, British clarinetist and bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen), who died at 77.
  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • Reincarnated is released. Snoop Dogg goes to Jamaica, immerses himself in Rastafarian culture, changes his name to Snoop Lion and records his first reggae album.
  • My Amityville Horror is released. For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975.
  • MOVIES: PG
  • From Up on Poppy Hill is released. Set in Yokohama in 1963, this lovingly hand-drawn film centers on Umi and Shun and the budding romance that develops as they join forces to save their high school’s ramshackle clubhouse from demolition. [GKIDS]
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Ginger & Rosa is released. In 1962, two teenage best friends living in London get caught up in traumatic family events and protests over the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is released. After breaking up with his longtime stage partner, a famous but jaded Vegas magician fights for relevance when a new, "hip"street magician appears on the scene.
  • Upside Down is released. Adam and Eden live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions. Their budding but illicit romance ends when Eden suffers an apparently fatal fall. But when Adam learns she is alive and working at a vast corporation whose towering headquarters connects their planets, he sets out on a dangerous quest to reconnect with her. [Millenium Entertainment]
  • MOVIES: R
  • The Call is released. In order to save a young girl's life, a 911 operator must confront a killer from her past.
  • Spring Breakers is released. Four college girls who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do some dirty work.
  • Reality is released. Luciano, a charming and affable fishmonger, becomes obsessed with being a contestant on the reality show “Big Brother” leading him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. So overcome by his dream of being on reality TV, Luciano’s own reality begins to spiral out of control. [Oscilloscope Pictures ]
  • If I Were You is released. When a woman tries to outwit her husband's mistress, her plan backfires, and she ends up playing King Lear in an amateur production of the play with the mistress, an aspiring actress, playing the Fool.
  • TV SERIES
  • The World According to Dick Cheney: Season 1 is released. Narrated by Dennis Haysbert, former vice president Dick Cheney is profiled and interviewed by R.J. Cutler in this 110-minute documentary.
  • POLITICS
  • Booth Gardner, American politician, who died from Parkinson's disease at 76.

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