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Today in the World Countries

  • Somaliland Sovereignty Day Holiday is being celebrated in Somalia
  • Whit Monday is being celebrated in Austria
  • Whit Sunday is being celebrated in most countries
  • Youth & Sports Day is being celebrated in Turkey
  • People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

In the future 2161

  • Syzygy: 8 of 9 planets aligned on same side of sun.

On this day in 2023

  • The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future is released. In a river in the south of Chile where fish are dying due to pollution from the nearby cellulose factory, long-deceased Magdalena (Mia Maestro) bubbles up to the surface gasping for air, bringing with her old wounds and a wave of family secrets. The shocking return of Magdalena sends her widowed husband (Alfredo Castro) into turmoil and prompts their daughter, Cecilia (Leonor Varela), to return home to the family’s dairy farm with her own children. There, Magdalena’s presence reverberates among her family, instigating fits of laughter and despair in equal measure with all but Cecilia’s eldest child (Enzo Ferrada Rosati), who seeks their grandmother’s love and unconditional understanding during a time of transition.
  • The Night of the 12th is released. In nearly every police precinct, detectives are inevitably confronted with a case that goes unsolved. The more heinous the crime, the more it haunts those whose duty it is solve it. Such is the dilemma for Yohan Vivès—a young, recently promoted police Captain—when he begins investigating the gruesome murder of a young women named Clara in the town of Grenoble. It's clear that the attack was pre-meditated, and the violent nature of the crime suggests revenge. Vivés' team methodically digs through the details of Clara's life, uncovering her secrets in hopes of weeding out the killer. Certain their suspect is a scorned ex-lover, Vivés is confronted with another, more complicated question: which one? Based on a true crime book by Pauline Guéna.
  • Master Gardener is released. Narvel Roth (Joel Edgerton) is the meticulous horticulturist of Gracewood Gardens. He is as much devoted to tending the grounds of this beautiful and historic estate, as pandering to his employer, the wealthy dowager Mrs. Norma Haverhill (Sigourney Weaver). When Mrs. Haverhill demands that he take on her wayward and troubled great-niece Maya (Quintessa Swindell) as a new apprentice, chaos enters Narvel’s spartan existence.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Fast X is released. Over many missions and against impossible odds, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family have outsmarted, out-nerved and outdriven every foe in their path. Now, they confront the most lethal opponent they’ve ever faced: A terrifying threat emerging from the shadows of the past who’s fueled by blood revenge, and who is determined to shatter this family and destroy everything—and everyone—that Dom loves, forever.
  • Sanctuary is released. Rebecca (Margaret Qualley), and her wealthy client, Hal (Christopher Abbott), engage in a high stakes role playing game for power and control. In the wake of inheriting his father’s hotel chain, Hal attempts to end his long and secret relationship with Rebecca. A battle of wills ensues over the course of one incredibly fraught night, with both Rebecca and Hal struggling to keep the upper hand as the power dynamics swing wildly back and forth.

On this day in 2022

  • Argentine landmark criminal trial finds state responsible for massacre of more than 400 Qom and Moqoit people in 1924 in the Chaco region. First trial of its kind in Latin America..
  • Angelyne: Season 1 is released. The limited series about the life of Angelyne (Emmy Rossum), who in the 1980s placed billboards of herself around Los Angeles and drove around Hollywood in a pink Corvette.
  • The Ipcress File: Season 1 is released. Joe Cole (Harry Palmer) begins his intelligence career in Berlin, while Jean Courtney (Lucy Boynton) get close to CIA agent Paul Maddox (Ashley Thomas) in this loose adaptation of Len Deighton's 1962 book with influences from the 1965 film with Michael Caine.[Premiered originally in the UK on ITV on 6 Mar 2022 and set to air in the US on AMC+ in 19 May 2022]
  • Eternal Threads for PC is released. Eternal Threads is a single-player, first-person story-driven puzzle game of time manipulation, choice and consequence.
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong for PlayStation 5 is released. What if vampires were real? What if these bloodthirsty predators lived hidden among us, meticulously and skilfully hatching ancient conspiracies? And what if you became one of them? In Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong, you play as these alluring monsters in a sophisticated world where the lines between the real and supernatural are always blurred.Hazel Iversen, the Swan, is the new Prince of the Boston Camarilla. An iron hand in a velvet glove, she intends to assert her power and respect the Masquerade, the vampiric law designed to ensure humans never learn of the existence of these creatures of the night. But nothing works as planned. With rumours of plots, murders and power struggles, you must work in the shadows to protect your Sect in a frantic investigation that plunges Boston into chaos.Play as 3 vampires who are over a hundred years old. Progress through the game through their intertwined destinies, deal with their different points of view and use their character sheets to try to separate the truth from the lies. Each character has their own abilities and vampiric disciplines that you can upgrade individually to suit your preferred approach.Will you choose intimidation, seduction or stealth? It's your decision, as long as you can sate your Hunger for blood.With its unique approach to gameplay, Swansong puts emphasis on the consequences of your actions in both the investigation and your social interactions with characters. Analyse each situation carefully because your decisions can have huge consequences on your heroes' lives and the fate of the Boston Camarilla.
  • Snow Bros. Nick & Tom Special for Switch is released. A 1990s arcade-style platformer revival.

On this day in 2021

  • New York City begins re-opening after 423 days (March 2020) with the COVID-19 pandemic death toll at 33,000.
  • New York Yankees pitcher Cory Kluber no-hits Texas Rangers,2-0 at Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas.
  • The EU agrees to open its borders to vaccinated travelers from safe countries.
  • BBC investigation finds their 1995 Princess Dianna interview was secured through 'deceitful behavior'by journalist Martin Bashir.
  • Israel and Hamas agree to a bilateral ceasefire in Gaza after nearly two weeks of fighting, amid international diplomatic efforts.
  • World's largest iceberg 'A-76'at 1,667-square-miles (4,320 square km) calves off the Ronne Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
  • Joey Cathcart, American rock guitarist (Nelson - "Love & Affection") dies of brain cancer at 53.
  • Lee Evans, American athlete (Olympic gold men's 400m,4x400m relay 1968), who died from stroke complications at 74.
  • Alix Dobkin, American folk and feminist singer-songwriter (Lavender Jane Loves Women), who died of a brain aneurysm and stroke at 80.
  • Abubakar Shekau, Nigerian Islamist militant (leader of Boko Haram), who died detonating a suicide vest.
  • The Wild At Heart for PC is released. A mysterious hidden realm. Two precocious kids fleeing hardship. Magical creatures and an oddball order of guardians who have lost their way. A stygian evil imprisoned. Welcome to the Deep Woods.Collect and deploy a swarm of quirky Spritelings; small magical creatures for you to command. Break stuff, collect loot, fight enemies, build new paths, and more!Explore a unique and sequestered world rich with centuries full of lore. Woods, caves, coastline, ancient shrines... The Deep Woods is full of puzzles to be solved and secrets waiting to be uncovered.
  • Aerial_Knight's Never Yield for Switch is released. Survive A futuristic Tokyo style Detroit in this 3D runner that tells the story of Wally who has uncovered the evidence that can change his city forever. Explore a game world with a dope-tastic soundtrack featuring the authentic sounds of Detroit Artist. Take the role of Wally. A mysterious character that has recovered what was taken from him. Hopefully, you're fast enough to outrun your enemies. Expose the truth and try to uncover the mystery of what happened to them.

On this day in 2020

  • Greenhouse gas emissions dropped 17% worldwide in April 2020 when world was in lockdown, in study published in "Nature Climate Change".
  • Two dams on Tittabawassee River in central Michigan breached by floodwaters, forcing evacuation of thousands of residents.
  • WHO member states agree to set up an inquiry into the global response to the pandemic, including looking at the WHO itself.
  • Ravi Zacharias, Religious Leader.
  • Richard Anuszkiewicz, American artist 'new wizard of op', who died at 89.
  • Annie Glenn, Activist.
  • Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything is released. Filmed at Charlotte's Knight Theater, the third Netflix comedy special for the comedian includes topics like turning 50, buying a new house and finding love again.
  • Dark Nights with Poe and Munro for PC is released. Guide local radio hosts Poe and Munro through six TV-like episodes of supernatural strangeness and sizzling on-screen chemistry. From the creators of The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker and The Shapeshifting Detective.
  • If Found... for PC is released. If Found... is an interactive visual novel about going home, coming out and erasing everything.
  • GORN for PlayStation 4 is released. Gorn is a ludicrously violent VR gladiator simulator. Savagely strike down an infinite supply of poorly-animated opponents with all manner of weapons – from swords, maces, and bows to nunchuks, throwing knives, massive two-handed warhammers or even your blood-soaked bare hands.
  • Mafia II: Definitive Edition for PlayStation 4 is released. After taking a bullet during World War II and returning home to Empire Bay on leave, Sicilian immigrant Vito Scaletta discovers that his late father was indebted to a loan shark. He needs to make a lot of money fast, and thanks to his career criminal best friend Joe, soon becomes entangled with the mob. As Vito, you need to prove yourself by committing crimes of escalating reward, status, and consequence. But what happens when your motivations become less about necessity and more about greed? When having it all is not enough? For the first time ever, Mafia II: Definitive Edition packs the entire Mafia II crime drama into one HD package. HDR and 4K resolution are supported on PC as well as on PlayStation®4 Pro and Xbox One X consoles. Mafia II: Definitive Edition also benefits from improved facial animations to give cutscenes an even more cinematic feel. While technological and graphical improvements have given Empire Bay and its inhabitants a visual overhaul, Vito's timeless story is unchanged.
  • The Wonderful 101: Remastered for Switch is released. Lead an army of 100 Wonderful Ones from around the world in this Unite Action spectacular! A team of heroes from around the world must UNITE to protect the earth from vicious alien invaders! This band of 100 Wonderful Ones works together using their fantastic abilities to create a variety of forms. Whether it be a giant fist or a sharp blade, they’ll use their wits and power to overcome the enemy’s pitfalls and perils! And the final member of this team of courageous heroes—is you. From PlatinumGames, creators of the Bayonetta series, ASTRAL CHAIN, NieR:Automata, and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, comes The Wonderful 101: Remastered! This game will be PlatinumGames' first self-published title, and is a powered-up version of The Wonderful 101, originally released by Nintendo on September 15th,2013 as a Wii U exclusive. The Wonderful 101: Remastered offers the unprecedented ability to control 100 heroes at once, with the flowing controls and dynamic action that are the PlatinumGames hallmark. It’s all brought together by a pulse pounding tale of heroic bravery and friendship standing tall against evil, and is PlatinumGames’ most ambitious offering to date. Hideki Kamiya, director of The Wonderful 101, has supervised this remaster and added numerous improvements to ensure that this game can be more easily and thoroughly enjoyed by all and on various platforms, and with improved visuals, framerate, and loading time for an enhanced experience on all fronts.
  • Golf With Your Friends for Xbox One is released. Golf With Your Friends is an entertaining, challenging, multiplayer mini golf game for up to 12 players. The game currently has 3 levels containing 18 holes each. The controls are simple and the game is designed for the user to be able to host or join a game within a few seconds.

On this day in 2019

  • US billionaire Robert F. Smith announces he will pay off college loans of nearly 400 students of the graduating class of Morehouse College, Atlanta.
  • 64th Eurovision Song Contest won by Duncan Laurence of the Netherlands.
  • PGA Championship Men's Golf, Bethpage State Park: Defending champion Brooks Koepka leads wire-to-wire; wins despite 5 bogeys on last 8 holes by 2 strokes from world #1 Dustin Johnson.
  • Sprinter Dutee Chand comes out as India's first openly gay professional athlete.
  • Harper Fluellen, TikTok Star, born in United States.
  • Alfred Janson, Norwegian jazz and classical pianist and composer (Passacaglia Vendetta; Variations over Variations on a Norwegian Folk Tune), who died at 82.
  • Adam Mahamed Ismail, Chef.
  • Pappy Pryor, Race Car Driver.
  • Gentleman Jack: Season 1 is released. In 1832, after several years of traveling, Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) returns to England seeking to restore her family home by reopening the coal mines and marrying a wealthy heiress named Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle) in Sally Wainwright's series inspired by the real-life diaries of Anne Lister.

On this day in 2018

  • American musician, songwriter and record producer Reggie Lucas died aged 65. Lucas is best known for having produced the majority of Madonna's 1983 self-titled debut album, and for playing with Billy Paul and Miles Davis electric band of the first half of the 1970s..
  • Queen Elizabeth II grants the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle upon their marriage.
  • 71st Cannes Film Festival: Japanese film "Shoplifters" by Hirokazu Kore-eda wins the Palme d'Or.
  • American actress Meghan Markle at the age of 36 marries Prince Harry at the age of 33 at a ceremony at Windsor Castle, England.
  • Pierre Orsini, Race Car Driver.
  • Fahrenheit 451 is released. Guy Montag (Michael B. Jordan) does his job of burning books without question until he meets someone that helps him to decide to go against his mentor (Michael Shannon) and society at large in Ramin Bahrani's adaptation of Ray Bradbury's sci-fi novel of the same name.

On this day in 2017

  • Roller derby skater Bonnie Thunders weds NFL player Larry English at the age of 31 at The Montage in Laguna Beach, California.
  • MOVIES: MAY 19 2017
  • Afterimage is released. Polish director Andrzej Wajda returns with this passionate biopic about avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski (Boguslaw Linda), who battled Stalinist orthodoxy and his own physical impairments to advance his progressive ideas about art. [Film Movement]
  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail is released. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves – and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community – over the course of a five-year legal battle.
  • Icaros: A Vision is released. Her medical options exhausted, an American woman travels to the Amazon in search of a miracle. Thanks to a young ayahuasca shaman who is losing his eyesight, she learns instead to confront her ‘susto’: the disease of fear.
  • Paint It Black is released. What happens to a dream when the dreamer is gone? Paint It Black is the story of the aftermath of Michael's death, and Josie's struggle to hold onto the true world he shared with her. As Josie searches for the key to understanding his death, she finds herself both repelled and attracted to Michael's pianist mother, Meredith, who holds Josie responsible for her son's torment. Soon, the two women find themselves drawn into a twisted relationship reflecting equal parts distrust and blind need.
  • The Survivalist is released. A lone man strikes a bargain with two women as they fight to survive roving gangs and the harsh isolation of a kill-or-be-killed world.
  • The Woman Who Left is released. After 30 years in prison, a woman discovers that her friend and fellow inmate committed the murder of which she was accused. This leads to her release and subsequent discovery of the man who framed her.
  • The Commune is released. Erik and Anna are a professional couple with a dream. Along with their daughter Freja, they set up a commune in Erik’s huge villa in the upmarket district of Copenhagen. With the family in the center of the story, we are invited into the dream of a real commune; we participate in house meetings, dinners and parties. It is friendship, love and togetherness under one roof until an earth-shattering love affair puts the community and the commune to its greatest test.
  • Wakefield is released. What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window—an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretch into months, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were?
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is released. Greg convinces his family to take a road trip to attend his great grandmother's 90th birthday as a cover for what he really wants: to attend a nearby gamer convention. Unsurprisingly, things do not go according to plan and Heffley family antics ensue.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Everything, Everything is released. What if you couldn't touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face… or kiss the boy next door? Everything, Everything tells the unlikely love story of Maddy (Amandla Stenberg), a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly, the boy next door who won’t let that stop them. Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world, and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together… even if it means losing everything. [Warner Bros.]
  • Alien: Covenant is released. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic"David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 3 is released. Kimmy goes to college and learns The Reverend (Jon Hamm) is not quite out of her life as her roommate Titus and landlady Lillian (Carol Kane) deal with relationship issues in the third season of the comedy from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.
  • The Keepers: Season 1 is released. Ryan White's seven-part true crime documentary focuses on the investigations by Abbie Schaub and Gemma Hoskins into the 1969 murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a young English teacher at a Catholic high school in Baltimore.
  • The King & I was released by Faith Evans and the Notorious B.I.G.. Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Lil' Kim, Mama Wallace (Biggie's mother), Snoop Dogg, Styles P, and Jamal Woolard are some of the guests on the Faith Evans album that integrate some of the late rapper's material from previously released tracks into the 25-track release.
  • Spin was released by Tigers Jaw. Produced by Will Yip, the fifth full-length release for the Pennsylvania rock band shrunken down from a five-piece into a duo that consists of Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins.
  • The Witch was released by Pumarosa. The debut full-length release for the British psychedelic-pop band led by Isabel Munoz-Newsome was produced by Dan Carey.
  • World Be Gone was released by Erasure. The 17th full-length studio release for the synthpop duo was said to be inspired by the current political climate in the UK and US.
  • Play What They Want was released by Man Forever. The third release for the John Colpitts project features guest appearances by Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Nick Hallett, Trans Am's Phil Manley, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, TIGUE, and Yo La Tengo.
  • Rocket was released by (Sandy) Alex G. The eighth full-length release is the first under the expanded name for the Philadelphia-based artist previously known as Alex G.
  • Party was released by Aldous Harding. The second full-length release for the New Zealand singer-songwriter was produced by John Parish.
  • One More Light was released by Linkin Park. The seventh full-length release for the rock band features guest appearances from Kiiara, Pusha T and Stormzy.
  • Shake the Shudder was released by !!! [Chik Chik Chik]. The seventh full-length release for the dance-punk band was produced by Patrick Ford.
  • Stubborn Persistent Illusions was released by Do Make Say Think. The first new release in eight years for the Canadian instrumental post-rock band was self-produced and mixed.
  • Dirty Pictures, Pt. 1 was released by Low Cut Connie. The fourth full-length release for the Philadelphia rock band is its first without drummer Dan Finnemore with pianist Adam Weiner taking over lead vocals.
  • Black Origami was released by Jlin. The second full-length release for the electronic producer features contributions from William Basinski, Dope Saint Jude, Fawkes, and Holly Herndon.
  • Burials in Several Earths was released by Radiophonic Workshop. The first new release in 32 years for the surviving members of the ensemble that began as the BBC's in-house musicians.
  • Green Twins was released by Nick Hakim. The debut full-length release for the New York City-based artist was recorded over a three year period with guest appearances from Jesse & Forever and Onyx Collective.
  • Goths was released by The Mountain Goats. The 16th full-length release for the John Darnielle indie project features no guitars and was produced by Brandon Eggleston.
  • Life After Youth was released by Land of Talk. Produced by John Agnello, the third full-length release for the indie rock band led by Elizabeth Powell was written while taking care of her father and features a guest appearance from Sharon Van Etten.
  • Modern Kosmology was released by Jane Weaver. The sixth full-length studio release for the British singer-songwriter was self-produced.
  • You're Welcome was released by Wavves. The sixth full-length release for Nathan Williams-led band features influences from 1950s doo-wop, Cambodian pop, and South American '70's psychedelia.
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia for 3DS is released. In 1992, the second game in the Fire Emblem series, Fire Emblem Gaiden, launched exclusively in Japan. Now, for the first time, fans outside of Japan will get a taste of this classic game on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is inspired by the 1992 original, reimagined on a grander scale. Every aspect of the Fire Emblem Gaiden game's presentation has been updated, along with the game being fully voiced. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia recreates classic Fire Emblem gameplay with a modern twist, mixing in exploration of dungeons crawling with enemies.
  • Endless Space 2 for PC is released. The sequel to Endless Space. Endless Space 2 is turn-based,4X space-strategy that will put you in the role of a leader guiding his civilization in making its first steps into the cold depths of interstellar space. Your Vision. Their Future.
  • Chroma Squad for PlayStation 4 is released. Chroma Squad is a tactical RPG about five stunt actors who decide to quit their jobs and start their own Power Rangers-inspired TV show! Cast actors, purchase equipment and upgrades for your studio, craft weapons, and build giant Mechas out of cardboard and duct tape. Once the cameras are rolling, control your cast of five colored-jumpsuit-clad warriors in dramatic, turn-based battles. []
  • Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island for PlayStation 4 is released. Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island sets two unlikely heroes on an adventure to prevent the villainous CRT from conquering their home and turning it into a wasteland.
  • Shadow Warrior 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Shadow Warrior 2 is the evolution of Flying Wild Hog’s offbeat first-person shooter following the further misadventures of former corporate shogun Lo Wang. Now surviving as a reclusive mercenary on the edge of a corrupted world, the formidable warrior must again wield a devastating combination of guns, blades, magic and wit to strike down the demonic legions overwhelming the world. Battle alongside allies online in four-player co-op or go it alone in spectacular procedurally-generated landscapes to complete daring missions and collect powerful new weapons, armor, and arcane relics of legend.

On this day in 2016

  • EgyptAir flight MS804 goes missing over the Mediterranean on route Paris to Cairo.
  • John Berry, a founding member of rap group Beastie Boys died at the age of 52. Berry originally formed the four-piece hardcore punk band, the Young Aborigines, in 1978 who later became the Beastie Boys and came up with the name for the group..
  • Arven Beren Kusatman, Model, born in Turkey.
  • Angus "Alan" Young, British actor and voice actor (Mister Ed, Scrooge McDuck), who died of natural causes at 96.
  • Morley Safer, Canadian-American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), who died at 84.
  • Koihime Enbu for PC is released. Originally an arcade fighting game, Koihime Enbu features fast combat, tight controls, clean visuals, and 13 different playable characters.
  • Time Machine VR for PC is released. Assume the role of a time-traveling cadet tasked with exploring the Jurassic era and the ancient creatures that once ruled the prehistoric oceans. Things take a turn when melting ice caps in the present unleash an ancient deadly virus that lays waste to humanity... and the key to the cure lies in the extraordinary creatures of prehistory. You will need your wits and cunning to survive the past and save the future. [Available for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and SteamVR]
  • The Way for PC is released. Journey to another planet and discover its secrets in order to bring your loved one back to life. Experience an adventure, inspired by old school classics like Another World, Heart of Darkness and Flashback.
  • Fallout 4: Far Harbor for PlayStation 4 is released. A new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency leads you on a search for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. Travel off the coast of Maine to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where higher levels of radiation have created a more feral world. Navigate through the growing conflict between the synths, the Children of Atom, and the local townspeople. Will you work towards bringing peace to Far Harbor, and at what cost? Far Harbor features the largest landmass for an add-on that we’ve ever created, filled with new faction quests, settlements, lethal creatures and dungeons. Become more powerful with new, higher-level armor and weapons. The choices are all yours.

On this day in 2015

  • Lee Ryan became the fourth and final member of Blue to declare himself bankrupt. Lee became the last member of the chart-topping boyband - who earned more than £80million after selling in excess of 15million records worldwide - to file for bankruptcy, following in the financial footsteps of his band mates Simon Webbe, Antony Costa and Duncan James..
  • Historic first handshake between Prince Charles and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the National University of Ireland in Galway.
  • UK inflation is recorded as a negative for the first time since 1960.
  • Wayne Smith, Race Car Driver.
  • Happy Rockefeller, Political Wife.
  • Heydays was released by Total Babes. This is the second full-length release for the Ohio rock band that includes Cloud Nothings' drummer Jayson Gerycz.
  • Highlights was released by Tanlines. The second full-length release for the Brooklyn duo of Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm was co-produced with Chris Taylor.
  • From Kinshasa was released by Mbongwana Star. After leaving Staff Benda Bilili in 2013, Coco Ngambali and Theo Nsituvuidi started a new group and released this debut release produced by Liam "Doctor L"Farrell.
  • Monterey was released by The Milk Carton Kids. The third full-length release for the California folk duo was recorded live on tour at the venues they would later performed on.
  • Welcome Back to Milk was released by Du Blonde. The debut full-length release for Beth Jeans Houghton as Du Blonde was produced by Bad Seed and Grinderman member Jim Sclavunos.
  • Why Make Sense? was released by Hot Chip. The sixth full-length studio release for the British electronic band was produced with Mark Ralph. On every CD and LP release, the artwork will feature a color variation of a design due to a bespoke printing technique.
  • The Desired Effect was released by Brandon Flowers. The second full-length solo release for The Killers lead singer was produced with Ariel Rechtshaid.
  • The L-Shaped Man was released by Ceremony. The fifth full-length release for the San Francisco Bay Area post-punk rock group was influenced by lead singer Ross Farrar's recent breakup.
  • Saturn's Pattern was released by Paul Weller. The 12th solo release for the British rock singer was produced by Jan "Stan"Kybert.
  • Simple Songs was released by Jim O'Rourke. This is the first solo release for the experimental artist since 2009's The Visitor.
  • Sol Invictus was released by Faith No More. The first release from the San Francisco alternative metal band led by Mike Patton in 18 years was produced by Billy Gould.
  • Mystery Glue was released by Graham Parker & the Rumour. The second release since Parker and the Rumour reunited in 2011 was recorded in six days.
  • Peanut Butter was released by Joanna Gruesome. The second full-length release for the Welsh rock band was produced by Hookworm's MJ.
  • Ratchet was released by Shamir. The debut full-length release for the Las Vegas dance-pop artist was produced by Nick Sylvester.
  • Platform was released by Holly Herndon. The third full-length release for the San Francisco-based experimental electronic-pop artist features vocals from Claire Tolan.
  • Life is Strange: Episode 3 - Chaos Theory for PC is released. In the third installment of Life is Strange, Max & Chloe ramp up their investigation to find out what exactly is going on at Blackwell Academy and the whereabouts of Rachel Amber. Secrets will be uncovered and Max will find another use for her power.
  • Farming Simulator 15 for PlayStation 4 is released. Develop and manage your own farm across hundreds of acres of land offered by the new Nordic environment, and a renovated North American farm. Utilize and drive authentic machines and farming tools, from over 40 most famous manufacturers, including vehicles for the new activity in Farming Simulator 15: woodcutting.
  • Destiny: House of Wolves for PlayStation 4 is released. Expand your Destiny adventure with a myriad of weapons, armor, and gear to earn in new story missions,3 new competitive multiplayer maps, and a new cooperative Strike. Expansion II introduces a new competitive elimination mode in the Crucible and an all-new arena activity – The Prison of Elders. The Reef is open. Join the Awoken and hunt down the Fallen rising against us.
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed for PlayStation Vita is released. Featuring new playable characters, as well as customizable equipment and over-the-top skills that haven't been seen in previous Neptunia games, this game has something to offer old series fans and new fans alike.
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Xbox One 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

  • Archie Heaton, Family Member, born in England.
  • Aaron Newport, Race Car Driver.
  • Gig Stephens, Race Car Driver.
  • Michael Aldrich, British inventor (Online shopping), who died at 72.
  • Jack Brabham AO, OBE, Australian auto racer and team owner (World F1 champion 1959-60,66), who died of liver disease at 88.
  • 8 (Infinity) was released by Yann Tiersen. The eighth release for the French artist best known for his work on the Amélie soundtrack was inspired by Iceland and the islands of Brittany.
  • Music for Insomniacs was released by Matt Berry. The latest release from the British actor/musician was inspired by his inability to sleep and was recorded at night in his flat.
  • Ghost Stories was released by Coldplay. The sixth full-length studio release for the alternative rock band led by Chris Martin was influenced in part by Martin's relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow.
  • ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin was released by The Roots. The concept album about violence in America for the hip hip group features guest vocals from Black Thought, Michel Chion, Patty Crash, Raheem DeVaughn, Dice Raw, Mercedes Martinez, Greg Porn, Nina Simone, and Mary Lou Williams.
  • Wild Crush was released by Archie Bronson Outfit. The fourth full-length release for the British band sees the addition of Kristian Robinson and the return of Duke Garwood.
  • Upside Down Mountain was released by Conor Oberst. The first release for the singer-songwriter on Nonesuch Records includes contributions from First Aid Kit, Blake Mills, Macey Taylor, and was produced Jonathan Wilson.
  • Toumani & Sidiki was released by Sidiki Diabate. The release of unaccompanied kora duets from the father and son duo of Toumani Diabaté and Sidiki Diabaté was produced by Nick Gold, Jerry Boys, and Lucy Duran.
  • Sound Mirror was released by Syd Arthur. The second full-length release for the Canterbury psych-rock quartet was self-produced.
  • Smoke Fairies was released by Smoke Fairies. The fourth full-length release for the British blues and folk duo was produced by Kristofer Harris.
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order for PC is released. 1946: Europe. World War II rages on across Europe. Where the Allies once pressed advantage, the Nazi forces have turned the tide in dramatic fashion behind the technologically advanced war machine of General Wilhelm Strasse, aka Deathshead. When a final Allied assault on Deathshead's compound fails, the Allies’ greatest hope falls with it. 1960: Europe. The war is over. And the Nazis are triumphant victors. Using unrelenting force and brutal intimidation, the Nazis have brought even the most powerful nations to their knees. The Nazi regime now rules the globe with an iron fist. You are Captain B.J. Blazkowicz, the American War Hero. After delving into this world of darkness, you must launch an impossible counter-offensive against the monstrous Nazi regime. Only you dare stand up against an unstoppable army of Nazi robots and hulking Super Soldiers. Only you can stop Deathshead. Only you can rewrite history.
  • Decorated Dutch coach Louis van Gaal confirmed as manager of Manchester United; Ryan Giggs named assistant, confirms retirement as a player at age 40 after 963 games and English record 22 major trophies.

On this day in 2013

  • A guitar played by John Lennon and George Harrison sold for $408,000 (£269,000) at auction. The custom-made instrument, built in 1966 by VOX was bought by an unidentified US buyer in New York. Harrison played ‘I Am The Walrus’, on the guitar in a scene from Magical Mystery Tour in 1967. Lennon used it in a video for Hello, Goodbye later that year. After playing the guitar, Lennon gave it as a 25th birthday present to Alexis "Magic Alex"Mardas, a member of The Beatles' inner circle in the 1960s..
  • 21st Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Red win.
  • Sweden defeats Switzerland to win the 2013 World Ice Hockey Championship.
  • 20th Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Red win.
  • Former Armor for Sleep frontman Ben Jorgensen at the age of 29 weds actress Katrina Bowden at the age of 24 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in NYC, New York.


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