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  • Battle of Las Piedras Holiday is being celebrated in Uruguay
  • Constitution and Magtymguly Day is being celebrated in Turkmenistan
  • Flag and University Day is being celebrated in Haiti
  • Somaliland Sovereignty Day is being celebrated in Somalia
  • People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • DEATHS
    • Faouzi Mansouri, Algerian soccer defender (13 caps; Montpellier, FC Mulhouse), who died at 66.
    • Amid a nationwide US baby formula shortage, President Joe Biden invokes the Defense Production Act, requiring suppliers to fulfil orders to baby formula manufacturers first.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • India records the highest recorded daily COVID-19 pandemic death toll to date in the world with 4,529 deaths.
    • Detroit Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull no-hits Seattle Mariners,5-0 at Comerica Park, Detroit.
    • DEATHS
    • Charles Grodin, American stage and screen actor (Heartbreak Kid; Midnight Run; Ishtar: Beethoven series), writer, and talk show host, who died of bone marrow cancer at 86.
    • Franco Battiato, Italian pop, rock, and new wave singer, songwriter (“La Voce del Padrone” (“The Master’s Voice”), and filmmaker (" Lost Love"), who died at 76.
    • Arthur Hills, American golf course designer (designed and renovated more than 200 new courses), who died at 91.
    • Rennie Stennett, Baseball Player.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Essays on Empathy for PC is released. A curated compilation of Deconstructeam's best efforts in seeking new narrative experiences in games. Explore 10 unique, offbeat tales including "De Tres al Cuarto, "a brand new short experience exclusive to the compilation about a couple of two-bit comedians trying to make it big.
    • Siege Survival: Gloria Victis for PC is released. A medieval city under siege and a handful of civilians are all that keep the walls from falling. Mixing survival strategy and resource management, build your camp, craft supplies, and scavenge the occupied city to supply the last troops holding back the invaders.
    • Days Gone for PC is released. HOPE NEVER DIES - At its core, Days Gone is about survivors and what makes them human: desperation, loss, madness, betrayal, friendship, brotherhood, regret, love and hope. It's about how even when confronted with such enormous tragedy they find a reason to live. Hope never dies. DEACON ST. JOHN - Play as Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter facing a brutal struggle for survival, searching for a reason to live.In addition to human drifters, marauders, and other groups, Deacon must face a wilderness overrun by Freakers mindless, feral creatures, more animal than human but very much alive and quickly evolving. Freakers have needs, habits and behaviors that the player can learn and adapt to. Unique SettingThe harsh high-desert of the Pacific Northwest offers a large variety of environments in a single geographical area. One minute Deacon can be riding through a pristine forest, a snow field, a lush meadow, and the next, be in the harsh desert lava fields. The hazardous environments, scarred by millions of years of volcanic activity, are defined by ancient lava flows, mountains, caves, cliffs and river basins, delivering a breathtaking backdrop to an equally diverse style of gameplay. Cinnabar mines, lava tube caves and small rural towns offer a variety of environments to explore.A Dynamic WorldUsing the power of PlayStation 4 and Unreal Engine 4, Days Gone offers an incredibly realistic and detailed open-world experience. Vast and hostile environments can be fully explored on the back of Deacon's drifter bike. Abandoned vehicles can be searched for useful items. Towns and buildings can be entered and searched at great risk. All lighting is done in real time eye adaption technology creates a real sense of dread when entering dark buildings; day and night have an impact on the experience; weather affects enemy behavior.Brutal Sandbox CombatExemplifying true, free-form gameplay, Days Gone offers freedom to explore, strategize and play "your way."Every challenge can be approached and completed in an almost infinite number of ways. Many different items and weapons can be crafted using items found in the field, including brutal melee weapons and traps. Customizable weapons and skills offer true freedom in how the game is played.
    • SnowRunner for Switch is released. SnowRunner puts you in the driver's seat of powerful vehicles as you conquer extreme open environments with the most advanced terrain simulation ever. Drive 40 vehicles from brands such as Ford, Chevrolet, and Freightliner as you leave your mark on an untamed open world.Overcome mud, torrential waters, snow, and frozen lakes while taking on perilous contracts and missions. Expand and customize your fleet with many upgrades and accessories including an exhaust snorkel for heavy waters or chain tires to battle the snow.
    • Rust: Console Edition for Xbox One is released. The only aim in Rust is to survive.To do this you will need to overcome struggles such as hunger, thirst and cold. Build a fire. Build a shelter. Kill animals for meat. Protect yourself from other players, and kill them for meat. Create alliances with other players and form a town. Whatever it takes to survive.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • WHO member states agree to set up an inquiry into the global response to the pandemic, including looking at the WHO itself.
    • DEATHS
    • Marko Elsner, Slovenian soccer defender (14 caps Yugoslavia,2 Slovenia; Red Star Belgrade), who died at 60.
    • DC's Stargirl: Season 1 is released. High schooler Courtney Whitmore (Bassinger) discovers the Cosmic Staff and brings together a new group of heroes to fight villains seeking to destroy the world. [Also airs on The CW, the day after it airs on DC Universe]
    • US President Donald Trump confirms he is taking controversial drug hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19 pandemic.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • A sweater worn by Kurt Cobain during the singer’s last photo-shoot with Nirvana sold for $75,000 at a New York auction. Also sold for $23,000 was Nirvana’s handwritten set list from an April 1990 concert in Washington, D.C., which Cobain wrote with black marker on a paper plate. Cobain had eaten some pizza before the show and preceded to write the set list on the plate he had been eating his pizza on..
    • DEATHS
    • Bill Foster, Race Car Driver.
    • Australian federal elections won by Scott Morrison's coalition government In a in a surprise result.
    • SPORTS
    • English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (85,854): Gabriel Jesus & Raheem Sterling each score twice as Manchester City thrash Watford,6-0, completing an unprecedented domestic treble.
    • R&B singer Melvin Edmonds died at the age of 65. He was a member of the group After 7 and the brother of Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds. After 7 scored the hits 'Can't Stop, ' 'Ready or Not' and 'Heat of the Moment.'.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Santa Fe High School shooting; 17 year-old shooter kills 10 and injures 10 in Santa Fe, Texas.
    • Mexican Damojh airlines flight crashes near Havana airport, Cuba, killing 110 with just 3 survivors.
    • K-pop boy band BTS release their album "Love Yourself: Tear", sells 135,000 first week.
    • All of Chile's 34 Roman Catholic bishops offer their resignation to Pope Francis in wake of child sex scandal.
    • DEATHS
    • Stephanie Adams, American Playboy playmate (November 1992), kills herself and her child at 47.
    • Book Club is released. Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol's (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous "50 Shades of Grey, "catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices.
    • Cargo is released. A man and his infant daughter are stranded in the middle of a zombie apocalypse in rural Australia. And when he becomes infected, the countdown begins for him to find her protection before he changes forever.
    • First Reformed is released. Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. [A24]
    • On Chesil Beach is released. Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
    • Pope Francis - A Man of His Word is released. Pope Francis - A Man of His Word is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope’s ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today’s global questions. From his deep concern for the poor and wealth inequality, to his involvement in environmental issues and social justice, Pope Francis engages the audience face-to-face and calls for peace.
    • MOVIES: NR
    • That Summer is released. Welcome to Grey Gardens…as you’ve never seen it before. Three years before the Maysles’ landmark documentary introduced the world to Edith and Edie Beale—the unforgettable mother-daughter (and Jackie O. relatives) living in a decaying dream world on Long Island—renowned photographer Peter Beard chronicled life at their crumbling estate during one summer in 1972. For the first time ever, director Göran Olsson assembles this long-lost footage—featuring glimpses of luminaries like Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, and Truman Capote—into a one-of-a-kind family portrait bursting with the loving squabbles, quotable bon mots, and impromptu musical numbers that would make Big and Little Edie beloved cultural icons.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Dark Crimes is released. When police officer Tadek (Jim Carrey) finds similarities between an unsolved murder and a crime outlined in a book by famed writer Krystov Kozlov (Marton Csokas), Tadek begins to track Kozlov and his girlfriend, a mysterious sex-club worker (Charlotte Gainsbourg). As his obsession with Kozlov grows, Tadek descends into a deadly underworld of sex, lies, and corruption to find the shocking, deadly truth.
    • Deadpool 2 is released. After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
    • Show Dogs is released. A human detective (Will Arnett) and his canine partner (Chris "Ludacris"Bridges) go undercover at the world's most exclusive dog show to solve his biggest case yet.
    • 13 Reasons Why: Season 2 is released. Clay and his classmates discover a series of photos that reveal a secret and a conspiracy to cover up the circumstances that played a part in Hannah's death.
    • ALBUMS
    • Sparkle Hard was released by Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks. The seventh full-length release for the indie rock band features a guest appearance from Kim Gordon.
    • Rausch was released by Gas. This is the sixth full-length release for Wolfgang Voigt under the GAS moniker.
    • Part of the Light was released by Ray LaMontagne. The seventh full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter was self-produced.
    • Now That I'm a River was released by Charles Watson. The debut full-length solo release for the Slow Club/The Surfing Magazines member was self-produced.
    • Lovelaws was released by TT. The debut full-length solo release for Warpaint guitarist Theresa Wayman was co-produced with her brother Ivan, Dan Carey and Money Mark.
    • Islands was released by Ash. The eighth full-length release for the Northern Ireland trio was produced by the band's frontman, Tim Wheeler.
    • It's a New Day Tonight was released by Michael Rault. The second full-length release for the Montreal-based rock artist was produced by Wayne Gordon.
    • Deafman Glance was released by Ryley Walker. The fourth full-length release for the Chicago singer-songwriter was produced with LeRoy Bach.
    • Addendum was released by John Maus. The sixth full-length release for the synth-pop artist was recorded during the same sessions as 2017's Screen Memories.
    • Angels of Death was released by Jennifer Castle. The third full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter was written in a 19th century church near Lake Erie.
    • Electric Light was released by James Bay. The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was co-produced by Paul Epworth and Jon Green.
    • Hundreds of Days was released by Mary Lattimore. The second full-length release for the Los Angeles-based harpist was created in a Northern California barn during a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts.
    • Tell Me How You Really Feel was released by Courtney Barnett. The second full-length release for the Australian singer-songwriter was produced with Burke Reid and Dan Luscombe.
    • Wide Awake! was released by Parquet Courts. The sixth full-length studio release for the New York rock band was produced by Danger Mouse.
    • Understand What Black Is was released by The Last Poets. The first release in over 20 years for the Harlem trio of Abiodun Oyewole, Umar Bin Hassan, and Baba Donn Babatunde was produced by Ben Lamdin and Prince Fatty.
    • PixelJunk Monsters 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Get ready to experience the next generation of real-time tower defense gameplay in the PixelJunk Monsters series.
    • Little Nightmares: Complete Edition for Switch is released. INCLUDES- Little Nightmares- Little Nightmares: Secret of The MawImmerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears! Help Six escape The Maw a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal.Unveil all the secrets in a parallel escape story where you play as the Runaway Kid, another prisoner looking for a way out of this place of misfortune. On his journey, The Kid will explore hidden parts of The Maw offering a different perspective on Sixs adventures.
    • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition for Switch is released. A new, ultimate version of the exhilarating action game set in the Zelda universe will include every map and mission, plus all 29 playable characters from both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game, along with all of the previous paid downloadable content. Play as Link, Zelda, Midna, Skull Kid and dozens more in action-packed battles at home or on the go. Additionally, the game includes new outfits for Link and Zelda based on the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game.
    • State of Decay 2 for Xbox One is released. Small-Town America, one year from today. The dead have risen, and civilization has fallen. Even the military couldn’t stop the zombies, and now humanity stands on the brink of extinction. It's up to you to gather survivors and build a community, explore your lasting legacy, and redefine what it means to survive. It’s up to you to build your base, develop your characters, and manage resources to survive as a group in this post-apocalyptic zombie open world. RPG progression - Develop each survivor’s skills to improve their capabilities and strengthen your community. Play solo or team up with up to three friends to explore an open world filled with dynamic zombies, human enemies, and the valuable gear necessary to keep your community alive. In the zombie apocalypse, you must create your own moral code. Every decision has lasting consequences that you must face. How you decide to survive may surprise you. [Microsoft]

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • It was announced that The Killers' 'Mr Brightside' was the most-streamed song released before 2010 in the UK. The 2004 single was streamed 26 million times last year, beating any other song released before 2010, according to music industry body the BPI..
    • DEATHS
    • Jacque Fresco, American industrial designer & founder of the Venus Project, who died at 101.
    • Jim Mcelreath, Race Car Driver.
    • Jimmy "Bro" Hayes, American doo-wop bass singer (Persuasions - "Under the Boardwalk"), who died at 74.
    • Roger Ailes, American TV executive & CEO of Fox News (1996-2016), who died at 77.
    • Frankie Paul [Paul Blake], Jamaican reggae musician, who died of kidney disease at 51.
    • Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden, Audioslave), commits suicide at 52.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Inner Chains for PC is released. An FPS horror game set in a surreal, dark and deadly biomechanical world never seen before. Humankind is just a small part of a hostile universe. Want to survive? Discover its secrets.
    • Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days for PC is released. Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days is a top-down tactical-action strategy game based on the 1992 film.
    • Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs for PC is released. Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs is a tactical RPG set in a cheerful fantasy world full of weirdness and wonder. Assemble your party, go adventuring, manage your kingdom, make new friends, and defeat your opponents in challenging turn-based combat.
    • Mages of Mystralia for PC is released. Accompany Zia as she strikes off to train and learn to control her magical abilities that had her exiled. Journey across the lands to meet other exiled mages and uncover runes with magical properties that can be combined into millions of different possibilities, letting you come up with completely new and incredible spells.
    • Thumper for Switch is released. Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality.

    On this day in 2016

    • BIRTHS
    • Skylar Derulo, Family Member, born in Miami, FL.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Duskers for PC is released. Pilot drones into derelict spaceships to find the means to survive and piece together how the universe became a giant graveyard.

    On this day in 2015

    • DEATHS
    • Bobby Ligarski, Race Car Driver.
    • GAMING: PC
    • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for PC is released. With the Empire attacking the Kingdoms of the North and the Wild Hunt, a cavalcade of ghastly riders, breathing down your neck, the only way to survive is to fight back. As Geralt of Rivia, a master swordsman and monster hunter, leave none of your enemies standing. Explore a gigantic open world, slay beasts and decide the fates of whole communities with your actions, all in a genuine next generation format.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G& CC: Kenny Perry wins his third of 4 Champions Tour majors by 1 stroke from Mark Calcavecchia.
    • Swiss voters reject a $25 per hour minimum wage.
    • 21st Billboard Music Awards: Justin Timberlake wins 7; Imagine Dragons win 5; Pharrel Williams wins 4; Daft Punk & Miley Cyrus also win.
    • DEATHS
    • Jerry Vale [Gennaro Vitaliano], American pop singer (" Arriverderci Roma" ; "Have You Looked Into Your Heart"), who died at 83.
    • Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist & astronaut, who died from renal cell cancer at 68.
    • Dobrica Cosic, Serbian writer & President (1992-93), who died at 92.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • RC Toulonnais defeat ASM Clermont Auvergne to win the rugby Heineken Cup final.
    • 58th Eurovision Song Contest: Emmelie de Forest for Denmark wins singing "Only Teardrops" in Malmo.
    • 138th Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Oxbow wins in 1:57.54.
    • DEATHS
    • Steve Forrest, American actor (SWAT), who died at 87.


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