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Today in the World Countries

  • Constitution Day is being celebrated in Poland
  • Constitution Memorial Day is being celebrated in Japan
  • Good Friday at the Orthodox sects is being celebrated in Lebanon
  • Orthodox Good Friday is being celebrated in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia
  • Orthodox Good Friday (RS) is being celebrated in Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Mysterious explosive drone attack on the Kremlin in Moscow has no clear motive or link to people behind it, despite Russian claim it was attempt to assassinate Vladimir Putin, amid Ukrainian and US denials.
  • 13-year old Serbian student shoots and kills nine people at his Belgrade school, eight students and a security guard, before handing himself in.
  • Super Dungeon Maker for Switch is released. The classic action-adventure dungeon experience of your dreams is about to be made... by you! Create and share your very own dungeons, then play a nearly infinite number of highly creative, trap-ridden dungeons made by other creators from all over the world. Unleash your creative streak as a dungeon creator and place as many enemies, floors and secret paths as you like. Make the journey more difficult for your friends with countless traps and hidden spikes.Play built-in dungeons or play the dungeons of your friends and the community. Solve their puzzles and defeat the enemies you encounter during your adventures. Find hidden hearts to replenish your health and make it to the final boss.Become a hero of the most impossible dungeons the community can come up with. Show everyone that your dungeon is the best!
  • Ajay Banga is elected President of the World Bank after being nominated by US President Joe Biden.
  • Manchester City's Norwegian striker Erling Haaland scores in a 3-0 win over West Ham to set a new record for most goals scored in a single Premier League season (35).
  • Lance Blanks, American basketball guard (Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwolves), executive (GM Phoenix Suns 2010-13) and broadcaster (ESPN, Longhorn Network), who died at 56.

On this day in 2022

  • Heatwave continues across North and Central India disproportionally affecting the poor, with March and April temperatures the hottest ever recorded in 122 years.
  • Tony Brooks, Race Car Driver.
  • All My Puny Sorrows is released. Based on the international best-selling novel by Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows is the poignant story of two sisters-one a concert pianist obsessed with ending her life, the other, a writer, who in wrestling with this decision, makes profound discoveries about her herself.
  • Loot River for Xbox Series X is released. Explore procedurally generated labyrinths in a dungeon crawling action roguelike that combines tense, real-time combat with spatial block-shifting - slide blocks of ancient ruins, fight bestial abominations, loot, explore, level-up, strategize, cast powerful spells, die and wake up anew.
  • Norman Mineta, American politician and 1st cabinet member of Asian descent (Secretary of Transportation,2001-06; US Representative (D)-CA,1975-95), who died of a heart ailment at 90.

On this day in 2021

  • German police announce operation and arrests into 'Boystown'world's largest child abuse image website with 400,000 members worldwide.
  • DR Congo announces the end of the latest Ebola outbreak after three months with a death toll of six.
  • Former U.S. Senator and astronaut Bill Nelson, becomes Administrator of NASA.
  • Subway overpass carrying a train collapses in Mexico City killing at least 24 people.
  • US Environmental Protection Agency takes first significant step against climate change by announcing new limits on hydrofluorocarbons (-85% over 15 years).
  • Lloyd Price, American R& B singer (" Lawdy Miss Clawdy" ; "Stagger Lee" ; "Personality"), who died at 88.
  • Rafael Albrecht, Argentine soccer defender (39 caps; San Lorenzo, Club León), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 79.
  • R Balakrishna Pillai, Politician.
  • Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates announce their divorce after 27 years.

On this day in 2020

  • Brazilian confirmed COVID-19 pandemic cases pass 100,000 with the death toll at 7,025, the 9th country to do so.
  • American R&B and swing singer-songwriter, record executive and bandleader, Lloyd Price died age 88. He was known as ‘Mr. Personality’, after his 1959 million-selling hit, ‘Personality’. His first recording, ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’, was a hit for Specialty Records in 1952..
  • Investor Warren Buffet dumps his holdings in four major US airlines saying "the world has changed" for aviation and reflecting increasingly bleak outlook for the industry.
  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China responsible for the spread and severity of COVID-19 pandemic and should be held accountable.
  • Dave Greenfield, British rock keyboardist, and songwriter (The Stranglers - "Golden Brown"), who died of complications from COVID-19 pandemic at 71.

On this day in 2019

  • Cyclone Fani strikes Odisha State, India and Bangladesh, killing 33 people after one of the biggest human evacuations ever - 1.2 million in India in 24 hours.
  • The Stranglers’ keyboard player Dave Greenfield died at the age of 71 after testing positive for COVID-19 pandemic. Greenfield contracted COVID-19 pandemic following a prolonged stay in hospital for heart problems. He is best known as a long-standing member of the rock band and penning the music for their biggest hit 'Golden Brown'..
  • Shadow is released. In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want. [Well Go USA]
  • Meeting Gorbachev is released. Rising from a farm boy to become President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev brought about changes that helped end the Cold War, toppled the USSR, enabled the reunification of Germany and transformed the world forever.
  • UglyDolls is released. In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) and her UglyDoll friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities. The endearingly unique residents of Uglyville occasionally look to the sky above the town, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community. Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) loves her square-peg life in this round-hole town, but her curiosity about all things leads her to wonder if there's something - anything - on the other side of the mountain which nestles Uglyville. Moxy gathers a group of her closest friends and sets off to find what's on the other side. They discover another world - Perfection - a town where more conventional dolls are trained in protocols before they graduate and are sent to the "real"world to find the love of a child. In Perfection, Moxy and her crew are subject to the manipulations of Lou (Nick Jonas), the perfect doll in charge of training recruits. Here, the UglyDolls will confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don't have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most. [STXfilms]
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  • The Intruder is released. When a young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller (Dennis Quaid) continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale.
  • Non-Fiction is released. Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer (Vincent Macaigne) begins blurring the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs—including a passionate fling with an actress (Juliette Binoche) who happens to be married to his editor (Guillame Canet)—as fodder for his explosive new novel. [IFC Films]
  • Long Shot is released. When Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter. A fish out of water on Charlotte's elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamourous lifestyle in the limelight. Sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.
  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is released. A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) from the perspective of Liz (Lily Collins), his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
  • El Chicano is released. When L.A.P.D. Detective Diego Hernandez is assigned a career-making case investigating a vicious cartel, he uncovers links to his brother’s supposed suicide and a turf battle that’s about to swallow his neighborhood. Torn between playing by the book and seeking justice, he resurrects the masked street legend El Chicano. Now, out to take down his childhood buddy turned gang boss, he sets off a bloody war to defend his city and avenge his brother’s murder.
  • Tell It to the Bees is released. Dr. Jean Markham (Anna Paquin) returns to the town she left as a teenager to take over her late father’s medical practice. When a school-yard scuffle lands Charlie (Gregor Selkirk) in her surgery, she invites him to visit the hives in her garden and tell his secrets to the bees, as she once did. The new friendship between the boy and the bee keeper brings his mother Lydia (Holliday Grainger) into Jean’s world. In the sanctuary of the doctor’s house the two women find themselves drawn to one another in a way that Jean recognizes and fears, and Lydia could never have expected. But, in 1950’s small-town Britain, their new secret can’t stay hidden forever.
  • Tuca & Bertie: Season 1 is released. 30-year-old toucan bird women Tuca (voiced by Tiffany Haddish) and her songbird friend Bertie (voiced by Ali Wong) live in the same apartment building in this animated comedy created by BoJack Horseman's Lisa Hanawalt.
  • Dead to Me: Season 1 is released. After the murder of her husband, Jen (Christina Applegate) meets Judy (Linda Cardellini) at a support group in this dark comedy created by Liz Feldman.
  • Emerald Valley was released by Filthy Friends. The second full-length release for the indie rock supergroup that includes Kurt Bloch, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon, and Corin Tucker was co-produced by Bill Rieflin.
  • End of Suffering was released by Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes. Recorded over six month with producer Cam Blackwood, the third full-length release for the former Gallows frontman with The Rattlesnakes features a guest appearance from Tom Morello and was mixed by Alan Moulder.
  • Father of the Bride was released by Vampire Weekend. After a six-year break and the departure of Rostam Batmanglij, the New York indie-rock band is finally back with a fourth studio album, produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and frontman Ezra Koenig. Guests include Dave Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Steve Lacy (The Internet), Danielle Haim, and Jenny Lewis.
  • U.F.O.F. was released by Big Thief. The third full-length release for the Brooklyn indie rock band led by Adrianne Lenker was produced by Andrew Sarlo.
  • Useless Coordinates was released by Drahla. The debut full-length release for the British post-punk trio features contributions from Chris Duffin of XAM Duo.
  • This Mess Is a Place was released by Tacocat. The fourth full-length release for the Seattle pop-punk band was produced by Erik Blood.
  • Scatter the Rats was released by L7. The first studio release in 20 years for the Los Angeles grunge/punk band was produced by Norm Block and Nick Launay.
  • There is No Other was released by Rhiannon Giddens. The collaboration between the Carolina Chocolate Drops member with Francesco Turrisi was recorded over five days in Dublin and was produced by Joe Henry.
  • SNK 40th Anniversary Collection for Xbox One is released. 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of legendary studio SNK! To celebrate this extraordinary milestone, a variety of classic arcade games from SNK's golden age are coming back together in one anthology on Nintendo Switch. SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is packed full of retro games and a treasure trove of features!FEATURES:* Collection of classics in your hands! Take a piece of SNK history with you wherever you go on Nintendo Switch. Choose from over a dozen titles and experience an intense blast from the past!* Modern Meets Retro! Rewind and save at any time while you're playing, enjoy updated graphics at 1080p resolution, and experience redesigned control schemes for a modern feel!* Enter the SNK Museum: A history of SNK and its games await in the Museum Mode. Explore the legacy of one of Japan's leading developers with high definition artwork and original promotional assets!

On this day in 2018

  • Kilauea volcano on Big Island, Hawaii begins erupting forcing the evacuation of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and residential areas.
  • Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan becomes NFL's first $30m per season player after agreeing to $150m contract extension.
  • Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences members vote to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski.
  • Bollywood actors both posthumously recognized at India's National Film Awards; Sridevi Kapoor Best Actress for "Mum" and Vinod Khanna receives Dadasaheb Phalke award..
  • Billy Fourquet, Radio Host.
  • Demetrio Túpac Yupanqui, Peruvian academic and Quechua translator, who died at 94.
  • Doina Cornea, Romanian human rights activist and professor, who died at 88.
  • David Pines, American physicist, who died at 93.
  • H. Basil S. Cooke, South African-Canadian geologist and paleontologist, who died at 102.
  • Jim Argue, American politician (Arkansas Senate,1996–2008), who died of kidney cancer at 66.
  • Indian government confirms around 110 people have died in dust storms in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in the last 9 days.
  • Junior Rodriguez, American Louisiana politician who criticized FEMA's Hurricance Katrina response, who died at 82.
  • Monica Barnes, Irish politician (Teachta Dála,1982–1992,1997–2002; Senator,1982), who died at 82.
  • Alfonso Dhlakama, Mozambican politician and opposition leader (RENAMO), who died of a heart attack at 65.
  • Bob Prewitt, American college basketball coach (SMU Mustangs), who died at 93.
  • Dan Grimm, American football player (Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons), who died of Parkinson's disease and dementia at 77.
  • Paolo Signorelli, Italian footballer, who died at 79.
  • Joe Scannella, American football coach (Oakland Raiders, Montreal Alouettes, Cleveland Browns), who died at 89.

On this day in 2017

  • American drummer Casey Jones died aged 77. In the early 1960s, he recorded with Earl Hooker, A.C. Reed, McKinley Mitchell, and Muddy Waters. As a session drummer, he worked with artists such as Lou Rawls, Otis Rush and Johnny Winter. For six years he was a member of Albert Collins's band as his drummer..
  • Wayne State University of Detroit, Michigan awarded Jack White with an honorary doctor of humane letters degree "for his dedication to Detroit and significant contributions to the arts as one of the most prolific and renowned artists of the past two decades"..
  • Daliah Lavi [Levinbuck], Israeli actress (Casino Royale, Lord Jim), who died at 74.
  • Lukas Ammann, Swiss actor (Graf Yoster, Day of Anger, Class Reunion, Palace Hotel), who died of complications from surgery at 104.
  • Last Men in Aleppo is released. Last Men in Aleppo follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization comprised of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards explosions in the hope of saving lives. Incorporating moments of both heart-pounding suspense and improbable beauty, the documentary draws us into the lives of three of its founders – Khaled, Subhi, and Mahmoud – as they grapple with the chaos around them and struggle with an ever-present dilemma: do they flee with their families or stay and fight for their country.
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd for PC is released. Half a year after Trails in the Sky SC, Father Kevin Graham takes on a routine mission on behalf of the Septian Church. He and his partner are then plunged into a realm that follows an unnaturally strict set of rules and is as intent to open old wounds as it is to keep them behind closed doors.
  • Planetbase for Xbox One is released. Lead a group of space settlers trying to establish a base on a remote planet. Grow food, collect energy, mine resources, survive disasters and build a self-sufficient colony in a harsh and unforgiving environment. []

On this day in 2016

  • Dave Berube, Race Car Driver.
  • Carl Fredrik Reutersward, Swedish artist (knotted-gun sculpture), who died at 81.
  • Fragments of Him for PC is released. After the death of Will, those left behind learn to cope with the loss. This interactive narrative is played in detached first-person view, as if you were the subconscious mind guiding the characters. Fragments of Him is a drama dealing with real emotions that all of us will have to face someday.
  • Duelyst for PC is released. Duelyst is a tactical turn-based strategy game with a heavy focus on ranked competitive play, brought to you by veteran developers and creators from Diablo III, Rogue Legacy and the Ratchet & Clank series. The world of Duelyst has an expansive identity and mythology, with gorgeous landscapes filled with rich, complex characters, untold stories and unraveled histories. The focus is on squad-based combat on a tactical map with fast-paced multiplayer 1v1 battles where victory comes from defeating your opponent's General. At launch, there will be five unique factions with a roster of 100+ battle units and spells.
  • Coffin Dodgers for PlayStation 4 is released. Welcome to a suburban retirement village where all is not as it seems…After settling down to recover from the responsibilities of working life, the residents of Sunny Pines have been idling away the days, life could not be more tranquil. However, a creepy new resident, Mr Grim Reaper, looks set to turn retirement on its head… After years trawling the earth for souls to harvest, Mr Grim Reaper concludes Sunny Pines is where he’ll lay his hat; here he can harvest souls from the comfort of his rocking chair. However, seven of the sprightliest OAPs (old age pensioners) have other ideas and set out to prove that life for Grim at Sunny Pines definitely won’t be like shooting fish in a barrel.
  • Battleborn for PlayStation 4 is released. Battleborn is a next-gen hero-shooter brought to you by the creators of the award-winning and best-selling Borderlands franchise. In Battleborn’s distant future, the only hope for the last star in a dying universe is a new breed of warriors, who must put aside their differences to drive back an unstoppable menace. Choose from a myriad of powerful heroes and fight together alongside your friends in an intense co-operative campaign, or battle against them in fast-paced competitive multiplayer matches.
  • Push Me Pull You for PlayStation 4 is released. Push Me Pull You is a four-player videogame about friendship and wrestling. Joined at the waist, you and your partner share a single worm-like body and must wrestle the other sports-monster for control of the ball. It’s a bit like a big hug, or playing soccer with your small intestines. With every action affecting both you and your partner (and mandatory shouting) PMPY combines the best parts of 2v2 local multiplayer with the worst parts of your last breakup.
  • Neverending Nightmares for PlayStation 4 is released. A terrifying psychological horror game inspired by the developer's battle with mental illness. Explore nightmares! Branching narrative!
  • The Park for PlayStation 4 is released. The Park is a single-player horror experience developed by Funcom, set against the backdrop of an amusement park where a dark and sinister secret is just waiting to be uncovered.
  • Table Top Racing: World Tour for PlayStation 4 is released. Table Top Racing: World Tour is a high-octane combat racer from Nick Burcombe, the co-creator of the Wipeout series. Get yourself behind the wheel of one of twelve fully-customisable miniature cars and attempt to master 24 race tracks in Championship mode. There is a series of Special Events to beat, or you can head online and challenge up to 8 friends to determine the ultimate racer. []
  • Ray Gigant for PlayStation Vita is released. This adventure is set in the not-too-distant future... Earth’s major cities have been ravaged by giant, terrifying creatures known as Gigants. Across the globe, military forces from every nation attempted to counter the attacks but, to their horror, failed miserably. In a twist of fate, it was reported that a boy named Ichiya Amakaze defeated a Gigant. The boy defeated the Gigants using a mysterious power called the Yorigami. This victory was short-lived, however. Ichiya lost control of his power and tragically destroyed the city he tried so hard to protect. After this fateful experience, he fell unconscious. Ichiya was then detained and sent to a safe location where his fate would soon unfold...
  • Azkend 2: The World Beneath for Xbox One is released. While traveling from Liverpool to New York your ship was pulled down into a massive maelstrom and you woke up in a place that may have never been gazed upon by the eyes of men. From now on your goal is to ascend from the bowels of the earth and return to civilization.Enjoy dozens of exciting levels with variable gameplay in the story mode. The Jules Vernesque story of your journey will be told with gorgeous animated full screen cut scenes and professional voice overs. You'll experience awe and wonder through all the eight fantastic scenes that change constantly as you move through them.Azkend 2 presents you several different and exciting level styles throughout the adventure. You can also earn almost 20 unique powerups and over a dozen achievements. Choose your powerups wisely for each level to hasten your journey.In addition Azkend 2 has two challenge game modes called Time and Medals. The Time-challenge is a quick two minute bite-sized game where you'll try to gain as many points as possible and gain fame on the leaderboards. In the Medals-challenge you can replay all the levels from the story and try to gain a medal from each one.
  • SUPERHOT for Xbox One is released. SUPERHOT is the first person shooter where time moves only when you move. With its gameplay and unique, stylized graphics SUPERHOT aims to finally add something new and disruptive to the FPS genre. See the bullets crawling towards you as you carefully plan your steps and aim your gun. Enjoy the mayhem that is unleashed as you put that plan into motion. Dodge bullets. Take out your enemies. One step at a time. [SuperHot Team]
  • Ted Cruz suspends his campaign to be the Republican Presidential nominee.

On this day in 2015

  • 62nd National Film Awards (India): "Court" wins the Golden Lotus.
  • Herb Trimble, Race Car Driver.
  • Penny Dreadful: Season 2 is released. Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) grow closer on the second season of the horror series.
  • Chelsea wins the 2014–15 English football Premier League.

On this day in 2014

  • 61st National Film Awards (India): "Ship of Theseus" wins the Golden Lotus.
  • The Eagles were suing a hotel in Mexico that calls itself the Hotel California, after the band's hit song and album. The rock band claim the 11-room hotel, in Todos Santos, "actively encourages" guests to believe it is associated with them in order to sell merchandise. They claim the hotel plays Eagles songs in the lobby and sells t-shirts describing the venue as "legendary"..
  • Robert "Bobby" Gregg, American drummer and record producer (Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone"), who died at 78.
  • Colin Pool, Race Car Driver.
  • Bobby Gregg, American drummer and record producer (Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone"), who died at 78.
  • Gary Becker, American economist (Nobel 1992) and recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom 2007, who died from complications following surgery at 83.
  • Jim Oberstar, American politician, who died at 79.


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