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Today in the World Countries

  • Abolition Day is being celebrated in Martinique
  • Full Moon Day of Kasong is being celebrated in Myanmar
  • Independence Day Holiday is being celebrated in Montenegro
  • Unity Day is being celebrated in Yemen
  • Visak Bochea Day is being celebrated in Cambodia
  • Visakhabousa Day is being celebrated in Laos
  • Waisak Day is being celebrated in Malaysia
  • People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • PGA Championship Men's Golf, Southern Hills CC: 2017 champion Justin Thomas beats Will Zalatoris by 1 stroke in a 3-hole playoff after 54-hole leader Mito Pereira double bogeys the 72nd hole.
    • DEATHS
    • József Duró, Hungarian soccer midfielder (21 caps; Debreceni VSC, Vasas SC, Budapest Honvéd FC), who died at 55.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sending rivers of lava towards the nearby city of Goma, prompting evacuations.
    • Eurovision Song Contest won by Italian metal band Maneskin with 524 points in Rotterdam.
    • 30 year old Scottish light-welterweight boxer Josh Taylor becomes Britain's first undisputed world champion in the four-belt era by beating Jose Ramirez by unanimous decision in Las Vegas.
    • DEATHS
    • Chi Modu, Photographer.
    • Andre Ribeiro, Race Car Driver.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • China unveils new national security legislation against Hong Kong at its annual legislative session.
    • Pakistan International Airlines flight crashes near Jinnah International Airport in Karachi killing 97 with just two survivors.
    • DEATHS
    • Mory Kante, World Music Singer.
    • Mory Kanté, Guinean singer and kora harp player (Yé ké yé ké), who died at 70.
    • Luigi Simoni, Italian soccer midfielder (Napoli, Torino, Juventus, Brescia, Genoa) and manager (UEFA Cup 1998, Inter; Genoa, Torino, Napoli), who died from effects of a stroke at 81.
    • Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1957-58, Wimbledon, US C'ships 1958), who died at 83.
    • Zara Abid, Model.
    • The Ghost of Peter Sellers is released. In 1973 Peter Sellers, one of the biggest comedy actors at the time, embarked on a pirate comedy for Columbia Pictures. He lost confidence with the film immediately and tried to sabotage it, first firing the producers before turning on his friend (and the film's young director), Peter Medak. Despite an illustrious career and the passing of 43 years since the unraveling production, Medak is still reeling from the disastrous experience and healing the wounds inflicted by Sellers and the film's failure.
    • The Painter and the Thief is released. Desperate for answers about the theft of her 2 paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and an inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls.
    • Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy is released. Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy is an intimate, candid perspective into the curious world of cookbook author and British ex-pat Diana Kennedy - widely regarded as the world’s expert on Mexican cuisine. At five feet tall and 97 years old, Diana is larger than life: a foul-mouthed fireball far more feisty and energetic than her age and petite frame let on. Author of nine Mexican cookbooks, she has spent over 60 years researching and documenting the regional cuisines of Mexico. Kennedy has lived ‘off-the-grid’ on an eight-acre ranch outside Zitácuaro, Michoacán since the 1970’s: composting, growing her own crops, and using solar power to run her home. Aware of her own mortality, she is working tirelessly to solidify the legacy of her life’s efforts, with the hope of turning her home into a foundation for culinary education in Mexico.
    • Inheritance is released. A patriarch of a wealthy and powerful family suddenly passes away, leaving his wife and daughter with a shocking secret inheritance that threatens to unravel and destroy their lives.
    • Joan of Arc is released. In the 15th century, both France and England stake a blood claim for the French throne. Believing that God had chosen her, the young Joan (Lise Leplat Prudhomme) leads the army of the King of France. When she is captured, the Church sends her for trial on charges of heresy. Refusing to accept the accusations, the graceful Joan of Arc will stay true to her mission.
    • Lucky Grandma is released. In the heart of Chinatown, New York, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old Grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho) predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck...suddenly attracting the attention of some local gangsters. Desperate to protect herself, Grandma employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang (Corey Ha) and soon finds herself right in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.
    • MOVIES: NR
    • The Trip to Greece is released. When Odysseus left Troy it took him ten years to get back to his home in Ithaca. Steve and Rob have only six days on their own personal odyssey in The Trip to Greece. On the way they argue about tragedy and comedy, astronomy and biology, myth, history, democracy and the meaning of life! Featuring locations such as: Temple of Apollo at Delphi, the Ancient Agora of Athens, the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the unique island of Hydra, the Caves of Diros, Nestor’s Palace, Niokastro Fortress in Pylos, and Ancient Stagira, as well as a lot of shooting in restaurants and hotels in Athens, Hydra, Lesvos, Chalkidiki, Pelion, Kavala, and at the Peloponnese.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Military Wives is released. Military Wives centers on a group of women from different backgrounds whose partners are away serving in Afghanistan. Faced with their loved ones’ absences, they come together to form the very first military wives choir, helping each other through some of life’s most difficult moments, and quickly find themselves on an international stage.
    • MOVIES: R
    • The Lovebirds is released. A couple (Issa Rae & Kumail Nanjiani) experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a murder mystery. As their journey to clear their names takes them from one extreme – and hilarious - circumstance to the next, they must figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.
    • Homecoming: Season 2 is released. A woman (Janelle Monáe) wakes up on a boat in a lake with no memory of who she is or how she got there. Her search for answers points to a connection to the Geist Group, (who were behind the Homecoming Initiative) in the second season of the psychological thriller based on the fictional podcast of the same name.
    • ALBUMS
    • Ghosts of West Virginia was released by Steve Earle & the Dukes. The latest full-length release for the singer-songwriter and his band features songs used in the Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen play Coal Country, about the deadly West Virginia mine disaster in 2010 that killed 29 people.
    • Banana Skin Shoes was released by Badly Drawn Boy. The first new release in over eight years for British singer-songwriter Damon Gough features production from Gethin Pearson, Youth, Keir Stewart, and Seadna McPhail.
    • Chunky Shrapnel [Live] was released by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. The live release features tracks from the Australian psychedelic rock band's 2019 tour.
    • Consummation was released by Katie von Schleicher. The latest full-length solo release for the Brooklyn-based indie artist was produced with Adam Brisbin and Julian Fader.
    • Notes on a Conditional Form was released by The 1975. The fourth full-length studio release for the British rock band features guest appearances from Phoebe Bridgers, Cutty Ranks, FKA Twigs, Tim Healy, and Greta Thunberg.
    • Island was released by Owen Pallett. The surprise release for the Canadian artist is his first solo release in six years and was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the London Contemporary Orchestra.
    • I Love the New Sky was released by Tim Burgess. The fifth full-length solo release for the frontman of The Charlatans was produced with Grumbling Fur's Daniel O'Sullivan.
    • Strange to Explain was released by Woods. The 11th full-length studio release for the folk rock band was recorded in Stinson Beach, California.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Saints Row: The Third Remastered for PC is released. Experience The Full Package, Remastered. Steelport, the original city of sin, has never looked so good as it drowns in sex, drugs and guns. The Third Street Saints are at the height of power and yours to control. This is your city. These are your rules.
    • Maneater for PlayStation 4 is released. Experience the ultimate power fantasy as the apex predator of the seas - a terrifying SHARK! Maneater is a single player, open world action RPG (ShaRkPG) where YOU are the shark. Starting as a small shark pup you are tasked with surviving the harsh world while eating your way up the ecosystem. To do this you will explore a large and varied open world encountering diverse enemies - both human and wildlife. Find the right resources and you can grow and evolve far beyond what nature intended, allowing the player to tailor the shark to their play style. This is fortunate, because to get revenge on the cruel fisherman that dismembered you will take evolving into a massive shark, an apex predator of legends. Eat. Explore. Evolve.
    • SPORTS
    • Jerry Sloan, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Utah Jazz 1988-2011) and shooting guard (NBA All-Star 1967,69; Chicago Bulls), who died from Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia at 78.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • UN General Assembly votes for a motion condemning UK occupation of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean and for them to reunite with nearby Mauritius.
    • Washington State becomes the 1st US state to legalize composting human bodies.
    • DEATHS
    • Sultan Ahmad Shah,7th King of Malaysia (1979-84), who died at 88.
    • Judith Kerr, British children's writer and illustrator (The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Mog books), who died at 95.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • The Tomorrow Man is released. Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. In a small town somewhere in America, these two people will try to find love while trying not to get lost in each other's stuff.
    • Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's "All in the Family"and "The Jeffersons"is released. All in the Family and its spinoff, The Jeffersons are getting a live TV staging of a classic episode from each program hosted by Normal Lear and Jimmy Kimmel. Archie Bunker will be played by Woody Harrelson, with Marisa Tomei as Edith, Ellie Kemper as Gloria, Will Ferrell as Tom, Justina Machado as Florence. While the Jeffersons cast includes Jamie Foxx as George Jefferson and Wanda Sykes as Louise.
    • Protests break out in Jakarta, Indonesia against the re-election of President Joko Widodo, killing six people and injuring 200.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • New York Stock Exchange announces Stacey Cunningham will be its first woman head in its 226-year history.
    • Outbreak of Nipah virus confirmed to have killed 10 including a nurse in Kozhikode, India.
    • Australian court finds Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson guilty of covering up sexual abuse in 1970s, most senior Catholic priest to be convicted.
    • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is questioned by members of the European parliament in Brussels in wake of its security scandal.
    • DEATHS
    • Dave Garcia, MLB manager (California Angels, Cleveland Indians), who died at 97.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Ancestors Legacy for PC is released. Ancestors Legacy is a squad-based real time strategy with a strong focus on tactics. Inspired by medieval European history, it brings to life four different nations and their conflicts, usually solved by war.
    • Quarantine Circular for PC is released. First, do no harm. From the award-winning team behind Thomas Was Alone and Subsurface Circular comes another experimental short, the next mutation in text-based adventure. In the middle of a world-ending pandemic, a group of scientists discover the galaxy has been watching.
    • State of Decay 2 for PC 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]
    • Shio for PlayStation 4 is released. Shio isn’t your typical platformer. Floating lanterns aren’t just decorations – their purpose is to help you explore the world of Shio. Jumping from lantern to lantern should be easy, no? Wrong. You’ll need to harness the best of your wits and dexterity to navigate through this world.
    • Space Hulk: Deathwing for PlayStation 4 is released. Space Hulk: Deathwing is a First-Person Shooter experience based on Games Workshop's classic Space Hulk boardgame set in the universe of Warhammer 40,000. Space Hulk: Deathwing was developed on Unreal Engine 4, and offers you and up to three of your friends the chance to experience a desperate battle against Genestealers in the claustrophobic tunnels of a Space Hulk. You also gain skills, new abilities, and new equipment as you earn experience during missions.Space Hulks drift along the currents of the Warp, the immaterial dimension of Chaos. Made up of gigantic, mangled asteroids, ship wrecks, and other stellar debris, they can grow to the size of a moon, and often contain treasured and ancient lost technologies. They are often also infested with broods of the lethal Genestealer.In the game you take on the role of a Space Marine from one of the most secret and most feared Space Marine forces: the Deathwing of the Dark Angels Chapter.As a Librarian, you can also master the destructive powers of the Psykers. Your skills and performance in battle grant you Fervor Points to spend on 3 skill trees, allowing you to improve your abilities and unlock new powers.Don your Terminator armour and arm yourself with the iconic weaponry of the Space Marines and face the threats that await you in the Space Hulk.Key Features* Take on the role of a Space Marine Terminator from the most secret and feared Deathwing.* Plunge into the claustrophobic tunnels of a Space Hulk. and experience a desperate battle against the Genestealers.* Unlock new abilities through 3 skill trees.* Grow in power and weild devastating weapons.* Coop mode: play with your friends as a Terminator squad in an epic coop mode
    • EVERSPACE for PlayStation 4 is released. Everspace is an action-focused single-player space shooter combining roguelike elements with top-notch visuals and a captivating non-linear story.
    • One Piece: Grand Cruise for PlayStation 4 is released. Come aboard and experience the pirate’s life in One Piece Grand Cruise for PS VR. Be prepared to be swept away in the first One Piece VR experience.
    • Mega Man Legacy Collection + Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 for Switch is released. Mega Man Legacy Collection is a celebration of the 8-bit history of Capcoms iconic Blue Bomber. Featuring faithful reproductions of the series origins with the original six Mega Man games, the Legacy Collection will remind long-time fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega Man such a popular and iconic character. Mega Man Legacy Collection will feature all six games and more!In addition to the six Mega Man games, Mega Man Legacy Collection features new ways to experience the classic games with the Museum Mode and new Challenge Mode. Challenge Mode remixes gameplay segments from all six games, with plenty of scaling difficulty objectives for experienced players to conquer yet serving as a good starting point for new players, too. Museum Mode contains a comprehensive collection of history, high-res art and original concept pieces a mega treat for any fan of Mega Man and video game history.FEATURES* Six classic games in one Play a piece of video game history with the original six Mega Man games and experience the origins of the classic series.* 8-bit style with HD flair The games retain their retro 8-bit style with an added HD finish, giving a crisp, clean look to the charming, classic sprites.* Challenge remix mode for new and veteran players The robust new Challenge Mode remixes gameplay from all six games for a new type of challenge. It provides both increasingly difficult trials for experienced players and also teaches newcomers to become familiar with the style of the games and tackle some of the trickier areas.* Museum of the era The Museum Mode features a massive repository of history and art collected from the era of the games in this collection. Take a look back at the history of Mega Man with loads of information, high-res art, concept pieces, sketches and more in the Museum.* Developed with an all-new engine Using the newly developed Eclipse Engine, Capcom and Digital Eclipse are able to archive these six pieces of video game history with faithful reproductions of the originals for a new generation of gamers.* Leaderboards and video replays Fans will be able to watch video replays of the top players on the leaderboards, showcasing a whole new generation of Mega Man talent!
    • Disco Dodgeball Remix for Switch is released. Disco Dodgeball Remix is a ridiculous physics-based future-sport amalgamation with robots, one-hit-kill projectile combat, and crazy dodgeball action.
    • Runner3 for Switch is released. The rhythm-music gameplay of BIT.TRIP RUNNER and Runner2 is back. The Timbletot is determined to rid the multiverse of all its love and happiness. CommanderVideo, a lover if ever there were one, refuses to let this happen. He's ready to jump, double-jump, wall-jump, slide-jump, slide, kick, float, drive, fly, and dance his way to victory, all across a medley of thrilling, challenging, and joyous levels.
    • Tennis World Tour for Xbox One is released. The new standard developed by veterans of tennis simulations: play as one of 30 professional tennis players, learn all the shots, master each type of surface and experience a realistic career mode. Define your style of play and tactics to become n°1 in the world!
    • I Hate Running Backwards for Xbox One is released. I Hate Running Backwards is a never-ending adrenaline packed shoot’em down roguelite that puts the emphasis on destruction and fighting never ending waves of enemies while time traveling through procedurally generated, fully destructible worlds.
    • Stacey Abrams is the first black woman to be nominated as US state governor - for Georgia.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, England, after Ariana Grande concert kills 22 and injures 59.
    • Drake broke Adele's record for the most wins at the Billboard Music Awards after the Canadian rapper picked up 13 prizes, beating Adele by one. The event which was held in Las Vegas also saw Twenty One Pilots pick up top duo/group and top rock artist with Metallica winning in the rock album category..
    • Japanese researchers from University of Yamanashi report birth of mice from freeze-dried sperm stored on the International Space Station.
    • BIRTHS
    • Gemma Weiss, YouTube Star, born in United States.
    • DEATHS
    • (Granville) "Mickey" Roker, American jazz drummer (Art Farmer; Milt Jackson; Dizzy Gillespie), who died suffering from diabetes and lung cancer at 84.
    • Dina Merrill, American actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8), who died at 93.
    • Barbara Smith Conrad, American operatic mezzo-soprano singer, and educator (Wagner Theater), who died at 79.
    • Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (MotoGP Champion 2006), who died after being hit by a car at 35.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Impact Winter for PC is released. "In 30 days, help is coming…"A mysterious radio transmission claims that help is inbound. You are Jacob Solomon: leader of a makeshift team trying to survive the aftermath of a devastating asteroid collision. Your goal: lead your team to survival.
    • The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind for PC is released. For players who already own The Elder Scrolls Online, adventure awaits in this new chapter of the award-winning online series. Morrowind is on the verge of destruction, and it’s up to you to save it from a deadly Daedric threat. Embark on a dangerous journey through legendary locales.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Greystone G& CC: Germany's Berhard Langer wins sixth of 13 Champions Tour majors by 6 strokes from Olin Browne.
    • TV series "Preacher", developed by Evan Goldberg, Sam Catlin, and Seth Rogen, premieres on AMC.
    • 23rd Billboard Music Awards: The Weeknd wins 8; Adele wins 6.
    • A guitar that Elvis Presley was given by his father sold for $334,000 (£230,000) at an auction in New York. It was thought that Vernon Presley changed the finish on the Gibson Dove to black after his son earned a black belt in karate. Presley later gave the guitar to a fan during a concert in North Carolina in 1975. Auctioneers Julien's also sold John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for The Beatles' 'Being For The Benefit of Mr Kite!' for $354,400 (£244,000) and a red neoprene vinyl jacket which Michael Jackson wore for his 1996-97 HIStory world tour which sold for $256,000..
    • DEATHS
    • Frank Burany, Race Car Driver.
    • Preacher: Season 1 is released. Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) go on a journey to find God in this drama based on the comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.
    • US President Barack Obama arrives in Vietman for a 3 day tour.
    • Independent Alexander Van der Bellen defeats Freedom Party's Norbert Hofer by just 31,000 votes to become President in Austrian elections.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • Ireland becomes 1st country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote.
    • Pakistan begin the first test-playing nation cricket tour of Zimbabwe since 2009.
    • Netflix announce that Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen will not appear on "Full House" revival.
    • Daniel Johns releases “Talk”, his debut album as a solo artist.
    • DEATHS
    • John Horlock, British vice-chancellor (Open College), who died at 87.
    • Love at First Fight is released. Arnaud (Kévin Azai¨s), facing an uncertain future and a dearth of choices in a small French coastal town, meets and falls for the apocalyptic-minded Madeleine (Ade'le Haenel), who joins an army boot camp to learn military and survival skills to prepare for the upcoming environmental collapse. Intrigued and excited by Madeleine’s wild ideas, Arnaud signs up for the boot camp himself. They soon realize that the boot camp is harder than they’d imagined, but the experience nonetheless cements them together as the couple continue to explore their young love. [Strand Releasing]
    • The Farewell Party is released. A group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home decide to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of their assistance begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life and death dilemma. [Samuel Goldwyn Films]
    • The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) is released. Prison warden Bill Boss (Dieter Laser), leading a big state prison in the US of A, has a lot of problems; his prison statistically has the highest amount of prison riots, medical costs and staff turnover in the country. But foremost he is unable to get the respect he thinks he deserves from his inmates and the state Governor (Eric Roberts). He constantly fails in experimenting with different ideas for the ideal punishment to get the inmates in line, which drives him, together with the sizzling heat, completely insane. Under threats of termination by the Governor, his loyal right hand man Dwight (Laurence R Harvey) comes up with a brilliant idea. A revolutionary idea which could change the American prison system for good and save billions of dollars. An idea based on the notorious Human Centipede movies, that will literally and figuratively get the inmates on their knees, creating the ultimate punishment and deterrent for anyone considering a life of crime. Having nothing to lose, Bill and Dwight create a jaw-dropping 500-person prison centipede.
    • Sunshine Superman is released. A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human flight.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Tomorrowland is released. Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen (Britt Robertson) bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor (George Clooney) jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as “Tomorrowland.”
    • When Marnie Was There is released. Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she’s outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong – and shuts herself off from everyone around her, wearing her “ordinary face”. Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not judge Anna for being just what she is. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her newfound friend. [GKIDS]
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Poltergeist is released. Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Aloft is released. As we follow a mother (Jennifer Connelly) and her son (Cillian Murphy), we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart. She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own and a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence. In the present, a young journalist (Mélanie Laurent) will bring about an encounter between the two that puts the very meaning of life and art into question, so that we may contemplate the possibility of living life to its fullest, despite the uncertainties littering our paths. [Sony Pictures Classics]
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition for 3DS is released. Two puzzling RPG adventures await you. Rescue Princess Peach from Bowser or defeat the evil group Paradox by battling enemies with the awesome power of orbs. Drag and match orbs, or chain together combos to deal massive blows to your enemies. Then bolster your forces with hundreds of unique monsters in this two-in-one game pack.In Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, you get to travel to different worlds as you assemble a team of Mushroom Kingdom baddies, like Goombas or Koopa Troopas, and recruit much-loved Mario characters, including Toad and Yoshi! Or in Puzzle & Dragons Z, battle the 5 powerful sky dragons to rebuild the world and customize your team with a plethora of different monsters. Allies gained in both games have the chance to evolve into more advanced forms and learn powerful new skills.
    • Spy Chameleon for Xbox One is released. Don't let the comic look fool you. Being a good RGB agent requires a lot of talent.Spy Chameleon is an arcade-puzzle game where the player must avoid being seen thanks to the chameleon's ability to change colors and camouflage.Through 5 missions and 75 levels, the player will discover different enemies and abilities to complete these super-secret missions: taking photos of a celebrity with her lover and stealing the secret formula of a successful soft drink are just two examples.Watch your enemies, choose the best path and run to the next safe point. The duration of each level can mean finishing a game in just minutes or spending hours trying to complete the missions and all the challenges, getting the best time among your friends or completing all the achievements.Game features:-change colors to camouflage yourself with your surroundings-playability that combines reflexes, synchronization and strategy (at 60 FPS in 1080p)-compare your best times with those of your friends or the whole world
    • SPORTS
    • Marques Haynes, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame guard (Harlem Globetrotters), who died at 88.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie was honoured with a lifetime achievement at this year's Ivor Novello songwriting awards. McVie played with Fleetwood Mac for 28 years and wrote some of their most famous songs, including 'Don't Stop' and 'Little Lies'. Other winners at the ceremony in London included London Grammar, The Chemical Brothers and Nile Rodgers..
    • DEATHS
    • Mathew Cowles, American actor, who died at 69.
    • Gang Related: Season 1 is released. Officer Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez), an infiltrator from a Los Angeles gang, finds his loyalty tested between the criminal family that raised him and his work to curb crime with the city's Gang Task Force led by Sam Chapel (Terry O'Quinn).
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Turtle Tale for 3DS is released. Turtle Island has been invaded by pirates, and it's up to you to stop them!Captain O'Haire and his gang of Monkey Pirates have sailed in and taken over Turtle Island. Armed with his trusty water gun, Shelldon sets out on an adventure to reclaim his home, stopping anyone who gets in his way!With intuitive controls and colorful graphics, Turtle Tale is a classic 2D platformer that fans of retro games will love.Features-Classic 2D gameplay, inspired by our favorite retro platformers!-Travel through five unique areas of Turtle Island.-Catchy and colorful soundtrack.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Panzer Tactics HD for PC is released.
    • Swords & Soldiers HD for Wii U is released. Lead an army of Vikings in their mission to create the ultimate BBQ sauce, lead the Aztecs in defense of the Holy Pepper and build an array of explosive Chinese toys! Build your own forces and defeat your foes using berserkers, dart blowers, giant boulders, ninja monkeys (yes, – ninja monkeys!) and many more.
    • Squids Odyssey for Wii U is released. Squids Odyssey is a unique mix of action strategy and RPG: build your team of Squid heroes for epic turn-based battles against corrupted crabs and shrimps. Steev, Vahine and the rest of the Squids are in danger. An infectious black ooze is corrupting their world. The band of unlikely heroes need to fight back to save their lush underwater kingdoms.
    • Royal Thai Armed Forces, led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha stage a coup in Thailand, suspending the kingdom's constitution and taking control of the government, the 12th since the country's first coup in 1932.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • British Army Fusilier Lee Rigby is murdered near the Royal Artillery Barracks in London by two Islamic terrorists, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale..
    • BIRTHS
    • Parker Ballinger, YouTube Star, born in California.
    • DEATHS
    • Mick Mcmanus, Wrestler.
    • Fusilier Lee Rigby, British Army soldier, murdered near the Royal Artillery Barracks in London by two Islamic terrorists, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.
    • Henri Dutilleux, Composer.
    • Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself is released. Plimpton! tells the story of writer, editor, amateur sportsman and friend to many, George Plimpton. Using Plimpton’s own narration – along with thoughts and stories from friends, family and contemporaries – the film is a joyful celebration of a life lived fully, richly, strangely, and, at times, a life that is hard to believe was actually lived by just one man.
    • GAMING: PC
    • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing for PC is released. Set in a gothic-noir universe resembling a fantastical 19th century Europe filled with monsters, magic, and weird technology, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing will follow the son of the famed hunter, known in-game as Van Helsing, in a tale wrought with wry humor and snappy dialogue. Van Helsing, a larger-than-life hero possessing a dark yet romantic charm, will follow his path to the dismal land of Borgovia where former supernatural foes have enlisted his help to defeat a new scourge terrorizing the ravaged Eastern European city. With an assortment of extraordinary characters, an engrossing storyline, and a beautifully dark and gothic art style, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing looks to bring RPG enthusiasts an anachronistic adventure like no other.
    • Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes for PC is released. Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is an expansion to Stardock's popular Fallen Enchantress fantasy strategy game. The world of Elemental needs your help. The Fallen Enchantress seeks to destroy the fragile civilizations that have arisen from the ashes of the cataclysm. Fortunately, your fame has spread far and wide attracting the great heroes to aid you.
    • GAMING: XBOX 360
    • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger for Xbox 360 is released. From the dust of a gold mine to the dirt of a saloon, Call of Juarez Gunslinger is a genuine homage to the Wild West tales. Live the epic and violent journey of a brutal bounty hunter onto the hunt for the West's most infamous outlaws. Blurring the distinction between man and myth, this adventure made of memorable encounters unveils the untold truth behind some of the greatest legends of the Old West.


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