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Today in the World Countries

  • Anguilla Day is being celebrated in Anguilla
  • Corpus Christi is being celebrated in most countries
  • Corpus Christi (BW, BY, HE, NW, RP, SL, SN, TH) is being celebrated in Germany
  • Indian Arrival Day is being celebrated in Trinidad And Tobago
  • Statehood day is being celebrated in Croatia
  • People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Former American start-up founder Elizabeth Holmes begins her 11-year prison sentence for defrauding investors with her blood-testing company Theranos.
  • 400 leading AI industry experts sign letter warning “Mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority alongside other societal-scale risks such as pandemics and nuclear war.”.
  • Luz De Luna, TikTok Star, born in El Salvador.
  • Yg Pablo, Rapper, born in Belgium.
  • Youkeyy, YouTube Star, born in Nigeria.
  • John Beasley, American actor (Everwood; Rudy), who died at 79.
  • I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson: Season 3 is released. The sketch comedy series from Tim Robinson returns for a third season.
  • System Shock for PC is released. [Also known as "System Shock Remake"] You're a renowned hacker, the most notorious cyberspace thief in the corporate world. Caught during a risky break-in, you become indentured to a greedy TriOptimum executive. After six months in a healing coma, you awaken to the twisted aftermath of a terrible disaster. Where are the surgeons? Why is the station in such disrepair? Slowly, the chilling realization that something is very wrong creeps over you. Once a prime corporate research facility, Citadel Station now teems with mindless cyborgs, robots and terribly mutated beings, all programmed to serve SHODAN, a ruthless A.I. There's scarcely time to think before it unleashes the first terror...
  • Company of Heroes 3: Console Edition for PlayStation 5 is released. The legendary strategy franchise is back! Company of Heroes 3 is the ultimate package of action, tactics and strategy. Take charge in the heat of real-time battle, then command as a General guiding the overall campaign where every decision matters. Overwhelm your opponents with new and familiar factions, units, and international Battlegroups. Command ground, air and naval forces and build supply lines to crush enemy advances on the new Dynamic Campaign Map - no two playthroughs are ever alike! Play at your own pace across campaign and skirmish modes before diving into blistering multiplayer action. Discover the untold stories of a stunning Mediterranean theatre, featuring next generation destructible environments, all powered by Relic's proprietary Essence Engine.

On this day in 2022

  • European Union agrees to a plan to block two-thirds of Russian oil.
  • Boris Pahor, Autobiographer.
  • Bob Talamini, American football guard (Super Bowl 1968 NY Jets; 3 × First-team All-AFL; 6 × AFL All-Star; Houston Oilers), who died at 83.

On this day in 2021

  • Bryson Panton, Family Member, born in United States.
  • Jason Dupasquier, Swiss motorcycle racer, who died of injuries incurred in Italian motorcycle Grand Prix at 19.
  • Bo Burnham: Inside is released. The musical comedy special was filmed by the comedian over the past year by himself, with no crew or audience.
  • Tens of thousands of people march in Brazilian cities against President Jair Bonsonaro and his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Frank Navarro, American college football coach (Williams College, Columbia University, Princeton University), who died at 91.

On this day in 2020

  • Record number of COVID-10 cases reported worldwide 134,064, driven by hot spots in Brazil, Peru, Egypt, South Africa and Bangladesh.
  • SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches carrying the Dragon capsule from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station. First private company to launch astronauts into space..
  • [Nicolas] Michael Angelis, English actor (Thomas & Friends, Boys from the Black Stuff), who died of a heart attack at 76.
  • Hassan Hosny, Movie Actor.
  • Blake Fly, Instagram Star.
  • Bobby Dimond, Australian rugby league winger (24 Tests; NSW, Western Suburbs), who died at 89.
  • Bobby Morrow, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m,200m,4x100m relay 1956), who died at 84.
  • Bob Hammond AM, Australian rules key defender (AFL Hall of Fame; North Adelaide; SA) and coach (Sydney Swans 1984), who died from Parkinson's disease at 78.

On this day in 2019

  • Akira Toriyama is decorated a Chevalier of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his contributions to the arts.
  • Singer R. Kelly charged with 11 new counts of sexual assault and abuse in Chicago.
  • Singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor Leon Redbone died age 69. Redbone rose to fame in the '70s folk scene when Bob Dylan sought him out at a Canadian music festival. He later performed in several TV commercials, including Budweiser beer, in which he lay on a surfboard singing "This Bud's for You.".
  • Two new studies find eating processed foods leads to an early death and ill health published in "British Medical Journal".
  • Frank Lucas, American drug kingpin (fictionalised in 2007 film "American Gangster"), who died at 88.
  • Leon Redbone [Dickran Gobalian], American blues and jazz musician (" Seduced" ; Theme to Mr. Belvedere), who died at 69.
  • Super Cane Magic ZERO for Switch is released. The planetoid of WOTF is in turmoil since magic went wild by the powers of the magic dog AAAH! Unlikely heroes fell from the sky and are guided by a giant talking strawberry cake to save the world. But first, they must find the six witches and wizards of the Academy of Poptarts... Explore more than 50 levels full of secrets, monsters, and treasures and save the world from chaos. Embark in the weirdest video game adventure to save AAAH!
  • Gato Roboto for Switch is released. Pounce inside of your cozy armored mech and set off on a dangerous trek through an alien underworld full of irritable creatures and treacherous obstacles in a valiant effort to save your stranded captain and his crashed spaceship. Tiptoe outside the friendly confines of your technological marvel and follow your feline instincts through tight tunnels and mysterious waterways to scavenge for new weapons and gear. Adventure awaits the most curious of cats in Gato Roboto.
  • Outer Wilds for Xbox One is released. An open world mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time loop. As the newest recruit in the Space Program of Outer Wilds Ventures, a fledgling space program searching for answers in a strange, constantly evolving solar system, you’ll have to discover what lurks in the heart of the ominous Dark Bramble and to see if the endless time loop can be stopped.
  • Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signs new anti-abortion, making it the fifth southern US state to ban abortion when fetal heartbeat detected.
  • Narendra Modi sworn in for a second term as Indian Prime Minister in New Delhi with 8,000 guests at largest-ever gathering at the Presidential Palace.
  • Austria appoints its first female chancellor Brigitte Bierle to head caretaker government after fall of the coalition government.
  • Thad Cochran, American politician (U.S. Senator from Mississippi), who died at 81.

On this day in 2018

  • Wayne Lambeth, Race Car Driver.
  • Reverie: Season 1 is released. Former hostage negotiator Mara Kint (Sarah Shahi) is asked by her former boss (Dennis Haysbert) to help save people who have become lost within the virtual reality system created by the company he now works for in this sci-fi series created by Mickey Fisher.
  • FOX n FORESTS for Xbox One is released. Fox n Forests is a 2D action platformer with RPG and puzzle elements inspired by the glorious days of 16-bit! Switch between various seasons on the fly, shoot and slash with your magic melee crossbow and snatch loot to unveil the mystery of the 5th seasons.

On this day in 2017

  • Car bomb outside ice cream shop in Baghdad kills 17, Islamic State claim responsibility.
  • Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John reveals her breast cancer has returned after 25 years.
  • Large suicide bomb in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul, Afghanistan kills more than 150 and injures 400.
  • Elena Verdugo, American actress (Little Giant, Cavalier of the West), who died at 92.
  • House of Cards (2013): Season 5 is released. Patricia Clarkson and Campbell Scott join the fifth season of the political drama.
  • Rising Storm 2: Vietnam for PC is released. Red Orchestra Series' take on Vietnam: 64-player MP matches; 16-player Skirmish; M16, M79, Hueys and Attack Helicopters; the AK, Double-Barrel Shotguns, Toe-Popper Mines, Tripwires, Tunnels and more. Brutal. Authentic. Gritty. Character customization. And napalm in the morning.
  • Perception for PC is released. A first person narrative horror adventure that puts players in the shoes of a young blind woman who must use her extraordinary hearing and razor-sharp wits to solve mysteries and escape a deadly presence.
  • The Long Journey Home for PC is released. Explore an endlessly shifting universe. Forge alliances with powerful alien races. Harness your crew’s skills, from research to archaeology to space combat. Do whatever it takes to get Home.
  • Victor Vran: Overkill Edition for PlayStation 4 is released. Become Victor, hunter of demons. Forge your own hero on a quest to liberate the cursed city of Zagoravia. Explore ‘Motörhead: Through the Ages’ - a wild tour through the mythos of the loudest band in the world, and enter the Fractured Worlds, a dimension formed from the fragments of broken realms.
  • Ys Origin for PlayStation 4 is released. 700 years before the events of Ys I & II, the land of Ys was on the brink of destruction. Demons came in droves and forced the twin Goddesses who ruled the land to whisk their subjects away from the surface, into the safe embrace of the clouds. The demons were persistent, however, erecting a massive tower in pursuit. The battle that raged upon the ground had begun ascending for a second round up above.
  • Oh...Sir! The Insult Simulator for PlayStation 4 is released. The parrot is back from the dead bringing countless new insults for your disposal, Sir! Remember that silly game that parted lovers, destroyed families and turned friends into enemies? Here’s its console incarnation.
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew for PlayStation 4 is released. Developed specifically for VR, Star Trek: Bridge Crew is the only game to offer a true-to-life level of immersion in the Star Trek universe, where- as officers of the Federation- every action and decision you make together will determine the fate of your ship and crew.
  • Danger Zone for PlayStation 4 is released. DDangerZoneanger Zone is a 3D vehicular destruction game. The concept is simple : crash for cash by creating the biggest car crash.
  • Astro Duel Deluxe for Switch is released. Battle your friends in space! (Then run over their pilots!)Astro Duel Deluxe includes new features and gameplay created for the Nintendo Switch!ASTRO DUEL DELUXE is a fun, frenetic same-screen local multiplayer party game for 1 to 6 players!Game rounds are quick and defeat is sudden as you blast enemy ships, or run over your friends' shipless pilots. (Hilarity ahead!)FEATURES-Play anywhere On the TV, on the go, or even face up on a table or floor!-Play with multiple controller types (including touch screen)-Wipe out your friends' squad in "Team Annihilation"mode-6-player "Chaos"mode (More open arenas support Free-For-All and 3v3)-Pilot Selection Pick from 6 pilots to control, including Box Cat and Chomper-Instant Replay after completing each round-Additional music-Wacky "Touch"mode Ships can only turn in one direction!-Battle your friends or team up to take on CPU opponents-Run over pilots in "Pilot Hunters"mode, battle for the most kills in "Ship Hunters, "or join forces in "Team Deathmatch"-Arm your ship with offensive and defensive powerups including missiles, lasers, jousters and shields-Dynamic arenas provide a host of hiding places and hazards Avoid turrets, death beams, and black holes-Mix up play with Game Modifiers (enable asteroids, starting power-ups, super dashes, and so much more)
  • The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier Episode 5: From The Gallows for Xbox One is released. After society was ripped apart by undead hands, pockets of civilization emerge from the chaos. But at what cost? Can the living be trusted on this new frontier? Telltale’s latest episodic adventure in the world of the Walking Dead is now available on all your favorite devices.
  • Bomb outside government pension office in Baghdad kills 14, injures 34, Islamic State claim respnsibility.
  • South Korean President Moon Jae-in orders a probe into additional launchers for the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system.

On this day in 2016

  • Germany's highest court ruled in favour of a hip-hop artist who used a two-second sample of music from the pioneering electro-pop band Kraftwerk.Kraftwerk's Ralf Hutter sued Moses Pelham, alleging that his use of the clip, without asking, infringed the band's intellectual property rights.But the German Constitutional Court decided that the impact on Kraftwerk did not outweigh "artistic freedom"..
  • Former Chad dictator Hissène Habré convicted of crimes against humanity by the Extraordinary African chambers,1st ex-head of state convicted of the charge.
  • Rick MacLeish, Canadian ice hockey center (Stanley Cup 1974,75; Philadelphia Flyers; NHL All Star 1977,78), who died of meningitis at 66.
  • Roots (2016): Season 1 is released. The second adaption of Alex Haley's book is a four-night, eight-hour miniseries about the journey of Kunta Kinte (Malachi Kirby) from Gambia into slavery in colonial America and the eventual freedom of his family.
  • The Dresser (2016) is released. During World War II, a small English regional theatre is hosting a touring production of Shakespeare's King Lear. An hour before the show, actor/manager Sir (Anthony Hopkins) who is playing Lear, is missing and it is up to his dresser Norman (Ian McKellen) to keep the show going in this adaptation of Ronald Harwood's play.
  • Planar Conquest for PC is released. Assume the roll of an all-powerful Sorcerer Lord and lead one of 8 different races to the ultimate victory. Explore multiple planes of existence, raid dungeons, and conquer cities. Expand your armies, cast mighty spells, and summon godly creatures to do your bidding. Fight the enemies in D20 OGL battles.
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine for PlayStation 4 is released. This expansion pack is an old-school add on with 20 hours of new adventures, where players will travel to the land of Toussaint.

On this day in 2015

  • Namibia defeat Mozambique 2-0 to win the 2015 COSAFA Cup.
  • Jeremy Brown, guitarist for Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, died of unknown causes at the age of 34. Brown began playing with the Stone Temple Pilots singer in 2008..
  • FC Barcelona defeat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in the 2014–15 Copa del Rey final.
  • English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,283): Arsenal beats Aston Villa,4-0; Gunners'12th title.
  • Enrique Iglesias sliced his fingers open when he tried to grab a drone camera, which was taking pictures of the audience, at a concert in Tijuana, Mexico. He was "semi-treated"at the side of the stage to stop the bleeding, and was advised to end the show..
  • Actor Eric Balfour at the age of 38 weds fashion designer Erin Chiamulon at the age of 31 in Pacific Palisades, California.
  • Beau Biden, Politician.
  • L. Tom Perry, American religious leader (LDS apostle), who died at 92.
  • The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe: Season 1 is released. Based on J. Randy Taraborrelli's novel, Marilyn Monroe (Kelli Garner) struggles with fame, her husbands, her mental illness, and always haunted by her mother Gladys (Susan Sarandon), who was secretly institutionalized.
  • Joseph [Beau] Biden III, American politician and son of Vice President Joe Biden, who died of cancer at 47.
  • NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Blackhawks beat Anaheim Ducks,4 games to 3.
  • Alistair Cook becomes the leading run scorer of all time in test cricket for England.
  • Azmat Rana, Pakistan cricket batsman (1 Test, top score 49; 2 ODIs), who died at 63.

On this day in 2014

  • Aretha Franklin received an honorary degree from Harvard University. The Soul legend became an honorary doctor of arts at the Harvard ceremony, which came a year after she was forced to cancel a string of concerts due to ill health..
  • Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West"is released to theatres, MacFarlane's first live-action role on the big screen.
  • Bill Smith, Race Car Driver.
  • Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas is released. With the age of feudalism in decline, Europe rests at a tense crossroads between the old world and the new. Respected, well-to-do horse merchant Michael Kohlhaas (Mads Mikkelsen) is a loving husband and family man leading a peaceful existence, until a ruthless nobleman steals his horses, setting off a chain of irreversible events. Kohlhaas resorts to extremes after these crimes destroy his livelihood and trust in the law, igniting a rampage through the countryside in his quest for justice.
  • Elena is released. Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with dreams of becoming an actress. She leaves behind a childhood spent in hiding during the military dictatorship, and she leaves behind Petra, her seven-year-old sister. Two decades later, Petra goes to New York to pursue acting and in search of Elena. But the film (and the filmmaker) cannot escape the similarities between Petra and Elena’s stories, and as they overlap, they begin to blur.
  • We Are the Best! is released. Three girls in 1980’s Stockholm decide to form a punk band—despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.
  • Maleficent is released. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
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  • The Grand Seduction is released. Tickle Cove, a small fishing village, must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis (Taylor Kitsch) lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor’s time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor Murray French (Brendan Gleeson) has no choice but to pull out all the stops. [Entertainment One]
  • Lucky Them is released. A rock journalist (Toni Collette) is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.
  • Korengal is released. Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war.
  • Night Moves is released. As organic farmer Josh (Jesse Eisenberg), high society dropout Dena (Dakota Fanning) and ex-Marine Harmon (Peter Sarsgaard) plan, carry out and then witness the fallout of an attention-grabbing act of sabotage, they find their own personal limits tested.
  • Filth is released. Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy) wants a promotion. He is clearly the best man for the job—the rest of his colleagues are just idiots. Annoyingly, there's been a murder and Bruce's boss wants results. No problem for Bruce. He's in control, and when he solves the case and wins the promotion, his wife will return to him. No problem, right?
  • A Million Ways to Die in the West is released. After a cowardly sheep farmer backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test. [Universal Pictures]
  • Crossbones: Season 1 is released. Pirate Edward "Blackbeard"Teach (John Malkovich) leads a group of thieves on the island of Santa Compana in 1729. After an attack on an English ship, the pirates capture Tom Lowe (Richard Coyle), a spy sent to kill Blackbeard and ensure a longitude chronometer doesn't fall into the pirate's hands.
  • Astebreed for PC is released. Climb into the pilot's seat of an otherworldly war machine and take down a genocidal alien race bent on eradicating humanity to preserve their own civilization.
  • The Fall for PC is released. Take the role of ARID, the artificial intelligence within a high-tech combat suit. The Fall is a unique combination of adventure-game puzzle solving and side-scroller action, all set within a dark and atmospheric story. Get ready for a disturbing journey as you explore the world of The Fall.
  • Mario Kart 8 for Wii U is released. Mario Kart 8 introduces new racing circuit designs and antigravity karts that will have players driving upside down. Players will also enjoy a variety of series-favorite features, including the return of 12-player online competitive play, hang-gliders, underwater racing and motorbikes.
  • Worms Battlegrounds for Xbox One is released. Worms Battlegrounds features an extensive single player campaign covering 25 story missions and 10 “Worm-Ops” time-attack missions, which are set across five stunning environments (Inca, Viking, Feudal Japan and Industrial Revolution) with new day-to-night lighting transitions.
  • Former military chief al-Sisi wins 93 percent of the vote in Egypt's presidential election.


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