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  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Georgia, Georgia, Guyana
  • Royal Ploughing Ceremony is being celebrated in Cambodia
  • People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

  • At least 828 civilians have now died and 3,688 have been injured over six weeks of fighting in Sudan, according to the Sudanese American Physicians Association.
  • At least least 828 civilians have now died and 3,688 have been injured over six weeks of fighting in Sudan, according to the Sudanese American Physicians Association.
  • Jack Lee, American rock singer and songwriter (Blondie - "Hanging on the Telephone" ; Paul Young - "Come Back and Stay"), who died of colon cancer at 71.
  • Kandahar is released. Tom Harris (Gerard Butler), an undercover CIA operative, is stuck deep in hostile territory in Afghanistan. After his mission is exposed, he must fight his way out, alongside his Afghan translator, to an extraction point in Kandahar, all whilst avoiding elite enemy forces and foreign spies tasked with hunting them down.
  • Being Mary Tyler Moore is released. With unprecedented access to Mary Tyler Moore’s vast archive, Being Mary Tyler Moore chronicles the screen icon whose storied career spanned sixty years. Weaving Moore’s personal narrative with the beats of her professional accomplishments, the film highlights her groundbreaking roles and the indelible impact she had on generations of women who came after her.
  • Unclenching the Fists is released. Ada is stuck. Living in a dead-end industrial town in North Ossetia, she is a young woman caught in the grip of the domineering men in her life. But when her older brother returns home and her tyrannical father suddenly falls ill, Ada finally sees a possible path to freedom.
  • You Hurt My Feelings is released. A novelist's longstanding marriage is suddenly upended when she overhears her husband giving his honest reaction to her latest book.
  • The Little Mermaid is released. The Little Mermaid is the beloved story of Ariel (Halle Bailey), a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s (Javier Bardem) daughters, and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King). While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula (Melissa McCarthy), which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • About My Father is released. Sebastian (Sebastian Maniscalco) is encouraged by his fiancée (Leslie Bibb) to bring his immigrant, hairdresser father, Salvo (Robert De Niro), to a weekend get-together with her super-rich and exceedingly eccentric family (Kim Cattrall, Anders Holm, Brett Dier, David Rasche). The weekend develops into what can only be described as a culture clash, leaving Sebastian and Salvo to discover that the great thing about family is everything about family.
  • The Machine is released. Set 23 years after the original story which inspired it, The Machine finds Bert Kreischer facing familial crisis and the arrival of his estranged father (Mark Hamill) when the ghost of his booze-soaked past arrives: a murderous mobster (Iva Babic) hellbent on kidnapping Bert back to the motherland to atone for his crimes. Together, he and his father must retrace the steps of his younger self (Jimmy Tatro) in the midst of a war between a sociopathic crime family while they attempt to find common ground.
  • The Wrath of Becky is released. Two years after she escaped a violent attack on her family, Becky attempts to rebuild her life in the care of an older woman - a kindred spirit named Elena. But when a group known as the “Noble Men” break into their home, attack them, and take her beloved dog, Diego, Becky must return to her old ways to protect herself and her loved ones.
  • Will-o'-the-Wisp is released. On his deathbed, his royal highness Alfredo, king without a crown, is taken back to distant youth memories and the time he dreamt of becoming a fireman. The encounter with instructor Afonso from the fire brigade opens a new chapter in the life of the two young men immersed in love and desire, and the will to change the status quo.
  • The Girl Is Crying in Her Latte was released by Sparks. The latest full-length release from art pop duo Sparks is its first on the Island Records label since the 1970s.
  • Romantic Piano was released by Gia Margaret. The third full-length release from Chicago singer-songwriter Gia Margaret was self-produced.
  • Animals was released by Kassa Overall. The third full-length release from Seattle-based Kassa Overall features guest appearances by Bendji Allonce, Danny Brown, Theo Croker, Ian Fink, Francis And The Lights, Nick Hakim, J. Hoard, Vijay Iyer, Mike King, Lil B, Andrae Murchison, Laura Mvula, Tomoki Sanders, Shabazz Palaces, Anthony Ware, and Wiki.
  • Archangel Hill was released by Shirley Collins. The latest full-length release from British folk artist Shirley Collins was produced by Ian Kearey.
  • Everyone's Crushed was released by Water from Your Eyes. The latest full-length release from Brooklyn-based experimental pop duo Water From Your Eyes is its first on the Matador Records label.
  • My Soft Machine was released by Arlo Parks. The second full-length release from Arlo Parks features a guest appearance by Phoebe Bridgers.
  • Forspoken: In Tanta We Trust for PlayStation 5 is released. The new DLC is set after the original game’s story. Frey has brought peace to Athia, but the effects of the Break remain. As Frey searches for a way to free the land from this corruption, she hears a mysterious voice. Following it leads her to a destination she could never have expected: the past. She arrives, injured and draped in blood-soaked clothing, and finds a land at war. She has travelled to the Purge of the Rheddig - the legendary battle that devastated Athia and eventually drove the Tantas to madness. She also learns a grim truth about herself. Accompanied by Tanta Cinta and a new set of magical abilities, Frey sets out to discover the truth behind these events, save Athia… and perhaps also herself.
  • Fitness Circuit for Switch is released. Super Circuit Training is a workout method that alternates aerobic and strength-building exercises to efficiently burn calories, increase endurance, and improve muscle strength in a short period of time.

On this day in 2022

  • English drummer Alan White best known for his tenure in the progressive rock band Yes died age 72. In 1969, White joined John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band, playing drums on the singles 'Instant Karma! and 'Imagine', as well as most of Lennon's 1971 Imagine album. White also performed on over 50 albums by other musicians, notably George Harrison, Ginger Baker's Air Force, Terry Reid, Joe Cocker and The Ventures..
  • Depeche Mode keyboardist Andy Fletcher died age 60. Fletcher was a founding member of the band which found success with their dark electronic sound with hits including 'Personal Jesus'. Depeche Mode had chart success in the 1980s and 1990s with singles including 'New Life', 'Enjoy the Silence' and 'Just Can't Get Enough.'.
  • A Hindi novel "Tomb of Sand", written by Geetanjali Shree and translated by Daisy Rockwell, wins the International Booker Prize for the first time.
  • Premiere of "ABBA Voyage", a virtual concert with computer generated images of the Swedish pop band and live musicians at the specially built 3,000 seat Abba Arena in London, England; all four members, as well as the king and queen of Sweden attend.
  • The four members of Abba made their first public appearance in 14 years as they attended the premiere of their Abba Voyage show in London, UK. Agnetha, Frida, Benny and Bjorn reunited for the opening night of the concert, which featured digital versions of the band. The concert had been in the works since 2016 and featured ground-breaking new technology that recreated the sight of Abba in their 1970s prime..
  • Ray Liotta, Movie Actor.
  • Alan White, British rock drummer (John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band; Yes,1972-2022; solo - Ramshackled), who died at 72.
  • Andrew Fletcher, Pianist.
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix+ for PC is released. Take the stage! The hit rhythm game series returns with exciting new features:- Mix it up and choose from two playable modes: traditional button control-based Arcade Mode or the new motion control-based Mix Mode. Featuring fan-favorite classics and new hits, choose from over 100 songs for endless rhythm fun!- Take advantage of new customization features! Choose from over 300 costumes, and design custom T-shirts in the new T-shirt editor.- Create playlists for your favorite music videos!No matter where or when, her music will be sure to reach your heart!
  • Out There: Oceans of Time for PC is released. The successor to the award-winning Out There, Oceans of Time blends roguelike, resource management and interactive fiction for a space survival epic where death is one wrong decision away.As Commander Nyx, explore a vast galaxy that is different every time you play, as you search for the Archon; a cosmic villain set on dominating the civilisations of the galaxy.Encounter other strange lifeforms and learn to communicate, trade, and conduct diplomacy as you build a coalition of allies in your mission to find the Archon.Recruit new members from the alien races you cross paths with, and build a team capable of traversing the cosmos. Manage your crew, your ship and its systems; the mission's success is down to your decisions as Commander.
  • Sniper Elite 5 for PlayStation 5 is released. As part of a covert US Rangers operation to weaken the Atlantikwall fortifications along the coast of Brittany, Karl makes contact with the French Resistance. Soon they uncover a secret Nazi project that threatens to end the war before the Allies can even invade Europe: Operation Kraken. It's Karl's mission to take out the high-ranking Nazi officers and end Operation Kraken once and for all. Based upon real world locations from France in 1944, the new game maps are the largest and most immersive in the franchise's history with the new traversal system offering players an even greater sandbox of options when it comes to taking out their targets. You can even invite a friend to help you on your mission with enhanced cooperative gameplay options.
  • BioMotor Unitron for Switch is released. Using the ore mined from the Unitice meteor, humans have been able to develop the man-shaped robots known as UNITRONS. As a Unitron master, you control one of these mighty machines as you explore mysterious dungeons and fight for the ultimate prize in the Unitron Arena! Create - Collect - Trade! Build your own weapons for your Unitron using Arms and Material. There are over 200 possible combinations! Battles against fearsome monsters and skilled Unitron masters await you! If you can defeat them all, you too can become... The Master of Masters!

On this day in 2021

  • Ferry sinks carrying about 150 people in Nigeria between Niger state and Kebbi state, with only 20 people rescued.
  • A super "blood" moon, the first total lunar eclipse for two years, visible across the Pacific.
  • Amazon says it will buy 97-year-old film and television studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for $8.45 billion.
  • In landmark case oil giant Royal Dutch Shell ordered by a Hague court to cut its global carbon emissions by 45% by 2030.
  • Russia reports it has started vaccinating domestic animals against COVID-19 pandemic, using the Karnivak-Kov vaccine.
  • Nine people shot and killed by their colleague, a public transit employee in San Jose, California.
  • Police in the US state of New Hampshire issued an active arrest warrant for singer Marilyn Manson in connection with assault charges. Manson, was accused of two counts of "class A misdemeanour simple assault"involving a videographer during a concert in Gilford in 2019. In a statement, the police said the singer and his agents "have been aware of the warrant for some time". But he had made no effort to return to answer the charges, the police said..
  • Patrick Sky [Lynch], American musician, folk singer, songwriter, record producer, and uilleann bagpiper (Songs That Made America Famous), who died of cancer at 80.
  • REKT! High Octane Stunts for Xbox One is released. Flipping fun stunt simulator for up to four players!Ever wanted to kickflip a car? Get behind the wheel in this high octane stunt driving game and get REKT! With REKT doing tricks is incredibly smooth and easy, and with realistic physics it's easy to learn and hard to master. Get your landing right and power slide into the next trick for an incredible trick combo chain at a smooth 60 frames per second. Get a couch, up to four friends and engage in crazy multiplayer battles to take the crown as the ultimate REKT driver!-Stunts, lots of 'em!-Three main arenas to do stunts in-Unlock over fifty customizable cars-An almost endless amount of challenges-Compete with other players in the global leaderboards-Many zany pop culture references!Local MultiplayerGather a couple of friends and play with up to four players! Play capture the crown and see who keeps the crown the longest! Infect other players in Virus or be the fastest to capture all the checkpoints in Baja or just take three friends and simultaneously fight for the highest score!-Four extra unique multiplayer arena's-Local multiplayer with up to four players-Even more pop culture references!
  • Former advisor Dominic Cummings gives a damming report to MPs into UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
  • Tarcisio Burgnich, Italian soccer defender (66 caps; Internazionale 358 games) and manager (Como, Genoa), who died at 82.

On this day in 2020

  • US restricts travel from Brazil as the country posts world's second highest number of recorded cases of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • J. K. Rowling begins publishing children's story "The Ickabog" online in installments.
  • Costa Rica becomes the first county in Central America to legalize same-sex marriage.
  • Houdini, Rapper.
  • Richard Herd, American actor (V: The Final Battle), who died of cancer at 87.
  • Stanley Ho, Chinese casino tycoon who transformed Macao, who died at 98.
  • I Will Make You Mine is released. Rachel (Lynn Chen) lives in idle luxury with a cheating husband, Professor Erika (Ayako Fujitani) juggles career demands while raising her daughter Sachiko (Ayami Riley Tomine), and struggling musician Yea-Ming (Yea-Ming Chen) is still chasing a fast-fading dream. Three women who could not be more different have one thing in common: their flawed romantic history with singer-songwriter Goh Nakamura (himself). When the amiable but unreliable Goh ambles back into town and into their lives, the past comes roaring back.
  • Hannah Gadsby: Douglas is released. The second Netflix comedy special for the Australian comedian was recorded in Los Angeles.
  • Minecraft Dungeons for PC is released. What exactly is Minecraft: Dungeons? It's an all-new action-adventure game inspired by classic dungeon crawlers, where you'll constantly discover new weapons and items that will help you defeat a ruthless swarm of new-and-nasty mobs. You'll fight or flee through canyons, swamps and of course mines. You can brave the dungeons alone, or team up with friends. Up to four players can battle together through action-packed, treasure-stuffed, wildly varied levels, all in an epic quest to save the villagers and take down the evil Arch-Illager.
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor for PC is released. A YEAR-LONG GOTHIC ADVENTUREStop a powerful Vampire Lord from enslaving Tamriel in the Dark Heart of Skyrim, a gothic tale of sinister secrets and deadly betrayals. The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor is the next stage in the epic story that begins with the Harrowstorm DLC and continues throughout the entire year. EXPLORE WESTERN SKYRIMVenture through an iconic land, almost 1000 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Traverse the frozen tundra and snowy mountains of the Nord homeland and delve into the perilous depths of long-forgotten Blackreach.AN ANCIENT EVILTerrible monsters, led by a Vampire Lord, rise from the depths of Blackreach, intent on devouring souls to fuel their fiendish plans. As darkness consumes the land, Skyrim needs heroes to restore the light.DISCOVER TAMRIEL'S HISTORYTravel across Tamriel to recover lost artifacts with the new Antiquities System. Scry the location of ancient relics and excavate them to uncover Tamriel's hidden history and become a world-renown Archaeologist! ALL-NEW ADVENTURESExplore the land of the Nords and encounter a people as unique and stalwart as Skyrim itself! This all-new zone features a macabre main story, exciting side quests, terrifying world bosses, dangerous delves, and more. A NEW TRIAL: KYNE'S AEGIS Defend the island bastion of Kyne's Aegis in a massive 12-player trial and protect the besieged villagers from invading Sea Giants. Battle hordes of monstrous raiders and three challenging bosses in this new PvE group challenge. NEW WORLD EVENTS: HARROWSTORMS Supernatural Harrowstorms plague Western Skyrim, draining the life energy of anyone caught within and transforming them into ravenous monsters or mindless zombies. Band together and shut down these world events before the very soul of Skyrim is lost. NEW REWARDS: SKYRIM'S BOUNTY Earn, unlock, and loot a massive selection of new and unique rewards found within the snow-swept region of Western Skyrim, including six armor sets, tons of collectables, Achievements, items, and more!
  • Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen for PlayStation 4 is released. Prelude to the Fallen follows the story of a young man with no memories who awakens in a strange world, and is taken in by a tribe of kindhearted villagers. He is raised as one of their own, eventually receiving the name "Hakuowlo."When neighboring nations begin to encroach on his village, Hakuoro rises up against the tyrannical invaders, setting off on an unforgettable journey that lives on in the songs of legend.
  • Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath for PlayStation 4 is released. Aftermath features a brand-new cinematic story centered around trust and deceit. Fire God Liu Kang, the new keeper of time and protector of Earthrealm, looks to secure the future he envisions. In order to do so, he is forced to enlist the help of some unlikely allies and familiar foes. Players will have to decide who they can trust and who they must defeat with fate on the line. Forge a new history. New Playable FightersSheeva and Fujin triumphantly return, with special guest RoboCop making his debut in Mortal Kombat. Dead or Alive, they're coming with you!Stage FatalitiesThe Klassic finishing move is back! Use the world as your weapon, and watch as the environment engulfs, eviscerates and destroys your opponents. FriendshipsYou can dance if you want to. Friendly finishers are back for the entire roster. Kill them with Kindness as the ultimate troll move. New StagesKronika's Keep and Soul Chamber will be brand-new additions. Aftermath will also bring the klassic Dead Pool stage and RetroKade featuring favorites from MKI-III.
  • Twitter adds warning labels to warn about inaccuracies in US President Donald Trump's tweets for the first time.

On this day in 2019

  • Nine climbers die in a week on Mt Everest after overcrowding leads to a huge queue to reach the summit.
  • Indianapolis 500: 2016 IndyCar Series champion Simon Pagenaud of France finishes just two-tenths of a second ahead of Alexander Rossi for Team Penske's record-extending 18th victory in the event.
  • Ken Wyatt becomes Australia's first Aboriginal minister in government as the minister for indigenous Australians.
  • Bart Starr, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, coach (Green Bay Packers), who died of effects of stroke at 85.

On this day in 2018

  • Ireland votes to repeal their 8th amendment to allow legalized abortion,66.4% vote yes.
  • UEFA Champions League Final, Kiev: Real Madrid beats Liverpool,3-1 for third straight title. Zinédine Zidane first manager to win 3 consecutive titles.
  • Mazhar Kaleem, Novelist.
  • Ted [Samuel Frederick] Dabney, American electrical engineer and founder of Atari (Pong), who died at 81.
  • Cliff Vose, Race Car Driver.
  • Alan Bean, American Naval captain and astronaut (Ap 12, Skylab 3,4th to walk on the moon), who died at 86.
  • The Tale is released. Jennifer Fox (Laura Dern) faces a host of life-altering questions after a short story from her middle school days forces her to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

On this day in 2017

  • Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Ricky John Best killed, Micah David-Cole Fletcher injured defending Muslim teenager in Portland, Oregon.
  • Chris Cornell was laid to rest at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles next to Johnny Ramone. Mourners at the funeral service include Dave Navarro, Tom Morello, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Courtney Love and his Soundgarden bandmates Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil. Cornell hanged himself on May 18 2017..
  • John Severson, founder of 'Surfer'magazine and artist (known for his depictions of surf culture), who died of cancer at 83.
  • Long Strange Trip is released. The tale of the Grateful Dead is inspiring, complicated, and downright messy. A tribe of contrarians, they made art out of open-ended chaos and inadvertently achieved success on their own terms. Never-before-seen footage and interviews offer this unprecedented and unvarnished look at the life of the Dead.
  • Hermia & Helena is released. Camila (Agustina Muñoz), a young Argentine theater director, travels from Buenos Aires to New York for an artist residency to work on a new Spanish translation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Upon her arrival, she quickly realizes that her work isn't compensating for the loss of her friends and the lover she left behind. When she begins to receive a series of mysterious postcards from Danièle (Mati Diop), a former participant in the same residency, Camila second-guesses her artistic endeavors and begins to seek answers about her past. [Kino Lorber]
  • Buena Vista Social Club: Adios is released. The musicians of the Buena Vista Social Club exposed the world to Cuba's vibrant culture with their landmark 1997 album. Now, against the backdrop of Cuba’s captivating musical history, hear the band’s story as they reflect on their remarkable careers and the extraordinary circumstances that brought them together.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is released. Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.
  • Black Butterfly is released. Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul (Antonio Banderas), a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. After a tense encounter at a diner with a drifter named Jack (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Paul offers Jack a place to stay - and soon the edgy, demanding Jack muscles his way into Paul's work. As a storm cuts off power to the isolated cabin, the two men begin a jagged game of one-upmanship that will bring at least one tale to an end.
  • Berlin Syndrome is released. While holidaying in Berlin, Australian photographer, Clare (Teresa Palmer), meets Andi (Max Riemelt), a charismatic local man and there is an instant attraction between them. A night of passion ensues. But what initially appears to be the start of a romance, takes an unexpected and sinister turn when Clare wakes the following morning to discover Andi has left for work and locked her in his apartment. An easy mistake to make, of course, except Andi has no intention of letting her go again. Ever.
  • MOVIES: TV14
  • Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower is released. Unstable times can create the unlikeliest of heroes. When the promise of Hong Kong’s autonomy was at risk,14 year old Joshua Wong decided to speak up. Amid the glistening cityscape, filmmaker Joe Piscatella introduces viewers to a teenaged activist who inspired tens of thousands to stand up for their beliefs.
  • War Machine is released. An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd recreates a U.S. General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an exploration of a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on a successful, charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist’s no-holds-barred exposé. [Netflix]
  • The Following Mountain was released by Sam Amidon. The first album of original compositions by the folk artist was produced by Leo Abrahams and features a guest by Milford Graves.
  • Teenage Emotions was released by Lil Yachty. The debut full-length studio release for the Atlanta rapper features guest appearances from Diplo, Evander Griiim, Grace, Migos, Stefflon Don, and YG.
  • The Amazons was released by The Amazons. The debut full-length release for the British indie rock band led by Matt Thomson was produced by Catherine Marks.
  • Kids In The Street was released by Justin Townes Earle. The seventh full-length release for the singer-songwriter was produced by Mike Mogis.
  • A World of Masks was released by The Heliocentrics. The fourth full-length release for the British psychedelic jazz collective features the vocals of Barbora Patkova.
  • Black Laden Crown was released by Danzig. The 11th full-length studio release for the metal band features four different drummers (Joey Castillo, Johnny Kelly, Karl Rockfist and Dirk Verbeuren).
  • Different Days was released by The Charlatans UK. The 13th full-length studio release for the British indie rock band features contributions from such artists as Sharon Horgan, Johnny Marr, Stephen Morris, Anton Newcombe, Ian Rankin, Kurt Wagner, and Paul Weller.
  • Diversions Vol. 4: The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake was released by The Unthanks. The folk group's fourth full-length album features interpretations of the songs Molly Drake recorded in the 1950s (and released in 2013) with readings of her poems by her daughter, Gabrielle Drake.
  • EVERSPACE for PC is released. EVERSPACE combines fast-paced combat with roguelike elements, great visuals and a captivating story. It takes you on a challenging journey through an ever-changing, beautifully crafted universe full of surprises. Shoot, craft and loot your way to victory while the odds are stacked against you.
  • RiME for PC is released. The story of a boy who must use his wits and ingenuity to survive - and ultimately escape from - a mysterious island and a terrible curse.An end, and a new beginning.A strange island with a sinister secret, and an open-world adventure with a difference. As a boy who finds he is key to solving a series of ancient puzzles, you'll use an enigmatic artefact to manipulate your environment and even time itself.Thanks to the innovative control offered by the DUALSHOCK 4 controller, you'll find that light, sound and touch are all essential in your bid to escape the island.
  • Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 includes all previously released DLC from -REVELATOR- as well as new fighters, modes, moves, story chapters and more. It's never been a better time to be a 2.5D brawler in the post apocalypse. Hone your skills with an eclectic cast of 25 insane fighters and prove your mettle as the ultimate fighting master.
  • Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers for Switch is released. Street Fighter II, the game that defined the fighting game genre in the 1990s, is back on the Nintendo Switch. The newest iteration of SFII in nearly 10 years features all of the classic characters, a host of new features, as well as two new fighters; Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. Features a stellar line-up of characters, including all the original fighters and bosses, the characters added in Super Street Fighter II, plus new additions Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. Choose between classic pixel-art graphics for a retro nostalgia trip, or enjoy a refined new modern look. Use the Joy-Con to challenge a second player anytime, anywhere. Pull off flashy super combos and show your opponent who the strongest is around. In addition to versus action, you can now team up with a friend to take on a CPU opponent.
  • Friday the 13th: The Game for Xbox One is released. Friday the 13th: The Game is a third-person horror, survival game in which players assume the role of a teen counselor, or for the first time ever, Jason Voorhees. You and six other unlucky souls will do everything possible to escape and survive while the most well-known killer in the world tracks you down and brutally slaughters you. Friday the 13th: The Game will strive to give every single player the tools to survive, escape or even try to take down the man who cannot be killed. Each and every gameplay session will give you an entirely new chance to prove if you have what it takes not only to survive, but to best the most prolific killer in cinema history, a slasher with more kills than any of his rivals. Meanwhile, Jason will be given an array of abilities to track, hunt and kill his prey. Stalk from the shadows, scare your targets and kill them when the time is right in as brutal a fashion as you can imagine. Take control of the legendary killer that is Jason Voorhees and terrify those unfortunate enough to cross your path.
  • Jim Bunning, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (9 x MLB All Star; perfect game 1964; no-hitter 1958; Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies) and politician (Rep. Senator-Ky), who died of a stroke at 85.
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski, Polish-American national security advisor to President Carter (1977-1981), who died at 89.

On this day in 2016

  • A set of stamps celebrating 50 years of Pink Floyd were unveiled by the Royal Mail. The ten stamps which would be available the following month marked five decades since the band turned professional. The collection included the band's most famous album covers as well as live performance shots..
  • The Catch: Season 1 is released. The fourth drama from Shonda Rhimes on ABC centers on private investigator Alice Vaughan (Mireille Enos), who tries to track down her ex-fiancé (Peter Krause) after he steals all of her money.

On this day in 2015

  • US authorities were investigating the death of blues legend B.B. King after two of his daughters claimed he was poisoned. Karen Williams and Patty King said the musician had been given "foreign substances to induce his premature death" by his business manager Laverne Toney. King died in his sleep at his Las Vegas home on 14 May of this year, aged 89..
  • Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Eastern Conference.
  • English Graffiti was released by The Vaccines. The third full-length release for the British indie rock band was produced by David Fridmann and Cole MGN.
  • Bad Love was released by Summer Camp. The third full-length release for the London-based duo of Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley was self-produced.
  • At.Long.Last.A$AP was released by A$AP Rocky. The second full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from A-cyde, A$AP Yams, Bones, James Fauntleroy, Joe Fox, Future, Juicy J, Lil Wayne, Miguel, Mos Def, M.I.A., Mark Ronson, Schoolboy Q, Rod Stewart, UGK, and Kanye West.
  • Multi-Love was released by Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The third full-length release for the psych-rock band led by Ruben Nielson includes contributions from his brother Cody and his father Chris.
  • Mutilator Defeated at Last was released by Thee Oh Sees. The latest full-length release for the San Francisco garage rock band led by John Dwyer was recorded and mixed by bandmember Chris Woodhouse.
  • Nature was released by Valet. The third full-length release for the indie band led by Honey Owens is its first in seven years.
  • The Clearing was released by Rachel Grimes. The second full-length solo release for the pianist/composer features contributions from Kyle Crabtree, Scott Moore and Scott Morgan of LOSCIL.
  • The Bad Plus Joshua Redman was released by The Bad Plus. This is the debut release for the collaboration between The Bad Plus and jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman.
  • Touch Down 2 Cause Hell was released by Boosie Badazz. The latest release for the Baton Rouge rapper formerly known as Lil Boosie features guest appearances from Akelee, Chris Brown, J. Cole, Keyshia Cole, Jeezy, PJ, Rich Homie Quan, Rick Ross, T.I., Webbie, Young Thug.
  • Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs By Karen Dalton was released by Various Artists. Isobel Campbell, Diane Cluck, Sharon Van Etten, Josephine Foster, Patty Griffin, Larkin Grimm, Laurel Halo, Julia Holter, Marissa Nadler, Tara Jane O'Neil, and Lucinda Williams give voice to lyrics and poems written by folk singer-songwriter Karen Dalton.
  • Magicka 2 for PC is released. Magicka 2 brings the spellcasting system, irreverent humor, and relationship-testing friendly fire into an all-new adventure with up to 4-player co-op for the PlayStation 4 and PC.
  • Magnetic: Cage Closed for PC is released. Magnetic: Cage Closed is a first person puzzle game in which the player manipulates magnetic forces to accomplish their goals. The mechanics are focused around a single tool: The Magnet Gun which allows you to create electromagnetic fields with either positive or negative charges.
  • Audiosurf 2 for PC is released. Ride your music in more ways than ever before. Audiosurf 2 is the music game for your entire music collection, plus online music streaming and Song of the Day. Hundreds of mods/skins on Workshop. Free demo available.
  • Game of Thrones: Episode Four - Sons of Winter for PlayStation 4 is released. In this fourth episode, the fate of the scattered Forresters hangs in the balance, and no one allied with the family is considered to be safe. An unexpected meeting offers Rodrik a new opportunity to free Ironrath from its Whitehill stranglehold, but with young Ryon Forrester still imprisoned, his next moves are critical. Gared must abandon Castle Black and venture beyond the Wall in search of the mysterious North Grove, risking encounters with Wildlings and worse. In King's Landing, the population is reeling from a recent royal death, and Mira must step carefully in an increasingly complex game of politics where secrets are traded as currency. Far away in Essos, Asher infiltrates the slave city of Meereen at the behest of Daenerys Targaryen, but will the friendship he holds dear break under the strain of a mission that raises memories best forgotten? [Telltale Games]
  • ZEN Pinball 2: Portal Pinball for PlayStation 4 is released. Zen Studios, in collaboration with Aperture Laboratories and Valve, is proud to present the Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device, proving that persistent experimentation is not only the hallmark of good science for the benefit of mankind, but also incalculably fun!Table features:- Guide Chell and Wheatley through test chambers by navigating portals, using aerial faith plates, defeating turrets and facing other obstacles.- Battle against GLaDOS as you attempt to escape the facility and reach the surface.- Team up with ATLAS and P-Body for their Cooperative Testing Initiative Multiball.- Discover Ratman's hidden mini playfield and wreak havok on the Turret Factory.

On this day in 2014

  • World Health Organization confirms that Ebola has reached Sierra Leone.
  • Protests across Thailand in response to military coup; General Prayuth warns of a crackdown in demonstrations continue.
  • Shinichi Yamaji, Race Car Driver.
  • Manuel Uribe Garza, Mexican man who suffered from morbid obesity (peak weight of 600 kg), who died at 48.
  • The World Wars: Season 1 is released. Narrated by Jeremy Renner, this three-part, six-hour miniseries covers World War I and World War II by utilizing reinactments, interviews, as well as commentary from political figures such as Sen. John McCain, British Prime Minister John Major, and Gen. Colin Powell, to illustrate the experiences and decisions that went into the wars.
  • The Feast of the Broken Heart was released by Hercules & Love Affair. Co-produced by Ha-Ze Factory and Mark Pistel, the third full-length studio release from the Andy Butler electronic collective features guest appearances from John Grant, Rouge Mary, and Krystle Warren.
  • New York in the '70s was released by Luke Haines. This is the third and final part of the psychedelic concept trilogy from the British artist who previously was a member of The Auteurs, Baader Meinhof, Black Box Recorder, and The Servants.
  • Do It Again was released by Robyn. The five-track mini-LP from the collaboration between Royksopp and Robyn includes two tracks from Röyksopp’s upcoming album.
  • Watch Dogs for PC is released. In the modern hyper-connected world, Chicago has the nation's most advanced and integrated computer system – one which controls almost every facet of city technology and maintains critical information on all of the city's residents. Assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a notorious hacker and former thug, whose criminal past lead to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those people who have hurt your family, you will be able to monitor and hack all who surround you while manipulating the city's systems to stop traffic lights, download personal information, manipulate the electrical grid and more. Use the entire city of Chicago as your personal weapon and exact your signature brand of revenge.
  • Narendra Modi becomes the 15th Prime Minister of India.


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