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Today in the World Countries

  • Liberation Day is being celebrated in Czech Republic, Slovakia
  • Victory Day is being celebrated in French Polynesia, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Reunion, Saint Barthelemy, Wallis And Futuna
  • Victory in WWII Day is being celebrated in France
  • People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Disney live-action film musical "The Little Mermaid" starring Halle Bailey and Melissa Mccarthy, directed by Robb Marshall, premieres in the US.
  • Marlon Gerbes, Pianist, born in New Zealand.
  • Darkest Dungeon II for PC is released. Darkest Dungeon II is a roguelike road trip of the damned. Form a party, equip your stagecoach, and set off across a decaying landscape in a last gasp attempt to avert the apocalypse. The greatest dangers you face, however, may come from within...
  • Death toll from flash floods and landslides in Kalehe, Congo, passes 400 with President Felix Tshisekedi declaring a national day of mourning for the victims.
  • Joe Kapp, American College / Canadian Football HOF quarterback (UC Berkeley; NFL C'ship & Pro Bowl 1969 Minnesota Vikings; CFL Grey Cup 1964 BC Lions; CFL All-Star 1963,64), who died at 85.

On this day in 2022

  • British actor Ncuti Gatwa named as the first black actor to play Doctor Who (as the fourteenth doctor), replacing Jodie Whittaker in long-running BBC sci-fi drama.
  • 148th Kentucky Derby: Venezuelan jockey Sonny Leon rides 80-1 outsider Rich Strike to victory to become second biggest longshot to win in the history of the event.
  • UK BAFTA Television Awards: "In My Skin" Best Drama, Big Zuu Best Entertainment, Sean Bean and Jodie Comer best acting awards.
  • Dennis Waterman, English stage and screen actor (Fair Exchange; Minder; The Sweeney), and singer, who died of lung cancer at 74.

On this day in 2021

  • Bombings outside a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, kill at least 50 people, mostly teenage girls, amid growing fears about US military withdrawal.
  • Tesla chief executive Tesla Elon Musk hosts "Saturday Night Live" in the US.
  • Spencer Silver, Chemist.
  • Bo, Obama family's Portuguese water dog and "First Dog" of the White House, who died of cancer.
  • Curtis Fuller, American jazz trombonist (Yusef Lateef; John Coltrane; Farmer/Golson Jazztet), who died at 88.
  • Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgarian soccer centre-back (77 caps; CSKA Sofia, Saint-Étienne), who died from cancer at 62.
  • Helmut Jahn, German-American architect who designed the O'Hare United Airlines Terminal and the Thompson Center in Chicago and One Liberty Place in Philadelphia, killed when struck by cars while bicycling at 80 [2].
  • Indian Medical Association calls for a national lockdown, criticizing President Modi's government's response as recorded COVID-19 pandemic deaths pass 4,000 a day.

On this day in 2020

  • Two US White House staffers test positive for coronairus and three members of the COVID-19 pandemic task force go into self-isolation after possible exposure to the virus.
  • Lonnie Caruthers, Race Car Driver.
  • Percy Inglis, Facebook Star.
  • Roy Horn [Uwe Ludwig Horn], German-American Las Vegas entertainer (Siegfried & Roy), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 75.
  • Porno is released. When five teen employees at the local movie theater in a small Christian town discover a mysterious old film hidden in the basement, they unleash an alluring succubus who gives them a sex education... written in blood.
  • Rewind is released. Digging through the vast collection of his father's home videos, a young man reconstructs the unthinkable story of his boyhood.
  • On a Magical Night is released. After a heated argument with her husband of 20 years, Maria, a woman with a wandering eye, spends the night in room 212 of the hotel across the street from their home. There, she has a bird’s eye view of her apartment, her husband, and her marriage. In this comic romp from writer-director Christophe Honoré, she confronts her past lovers and relationships on one magical night, fantasizing about the lives she could’ve lived and wondering if she’s made the right decisions.
  • A Good Woman Is Hard to Find is released. Recently widowed mother of two, Sarah (Sarah Bolger). is desperate to know who murdered her husband in front of her young son, rendering him mute. Coerced into helping a low-life drug dealer stash narcotics stolen from the local Mr. Big, she’s forced into taking drastic action to protect her children, evolving from downtrodden submissive to take-charge vigilante. [Film Movement]
  • Clementine is released. Reeling from a one-sided breakup, anguished Karen (Otmara Marrero) flees Los Angeles for her ex’s idyllic lake house in the Pacific Northwest. There, she becomes entangled with a mysterious, alluring younger woman (Sydney Sweeney), whom she cannot seem to resist.
  • Spaceship Earth is released. Spaceship Earth is the true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life threatening ecological disaster and a growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The bizarre story is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can potentially reimagine anew world. [Neon]
  • How to Build a Girl is released. Johana Morrigan (Beanie Feldstein) is a bright, quirky,16-year-old who uses her colorful imagination to regularly escape her humdrum life in Wolverhampton and live out her creative fantasies. Desperate to break free from the overcrowded flat she shares with her four brothers and eccentric parents, she submits an earnestly penned and off-beat music review to a group of self-important indie rock critics at a weekly magazine. Despite being brushed off initially, Johana clamors to the top of the 90s rock music scene by reinventing herself as Dolly Wilde – a venerable, impossible-to-please music critic with an insatiable lust for fame, fortune, and men. It isn’t long before the rapid pace at which Johana’s life is changing becomes overwhelming and she runs face-first into a devastatingly real, existential crisis: Is this the type of girl she wants to become? Or does she need to start over and build again from the ground up? [IFC Films]
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Valley Girl is released. Set to a new wave '80s soundtrack, a pair of young lovers from different backgrounds defy their parents and friends to stay together. A musical adaptation of the 1983 film.
  • The Eddy: Season 1 is released. The arrival of Elliot Udo's (Andre Holland) teenage daughter (Amandla Stenberg) at his failing Paris jazz club forces him to face his issues in this musical drama series from Damien Chazelle.
  • Solar Opposites: Season 1 is released. The animated sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Mike McMaha about aliens who end up in middle America after their planet is destroyed.
  • Dead to Me: Season 2 is released. Jen and Judy try to keep their deadly secret as Detective Perez (Diana Maria Riva) investigates in the second season of the dark comedy created by Liz Feldman.
  • Mutable Set was released by Blake Mills. The fourth full-length release for the California songwriter/producer features songs co-written with Cass McCombs.
  • Petals for Armor was released by Hayley Williams. The debut full-length solo release for the Paramore singer was produced by Taylor York.
  • It Was Good Until It Wasn't was released by Kehlani. The second full-length studio release for the R&B artist from Oakland, California features guest appearances from Jhene Aiko, James Blake, Tony Lanez, Lucky Daye, and Masego.
  • Straight Songs of Sorrow was released by Mark Lanegan. The latest solo release for the former Screaming Trees lead singer features contributions from such artists as Greg Dulli, the Bad Seeds’ Warren Ellis, Ed Harcourt, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Lamb of God’s Mark Morton, and Portishead’s Adrian Utley.
  • Warnings was released by I Break Horses. The third full-length release for Swedish duo Maria Lindén and Fredrik Balck was inspired from Lindén watching some of her favorite films.
  • Fury Unleashed for Switch is released. Fury Unleashed is an action platformer where you shoot your way through the pages of an ever-changing comic book. Take advantage of unique combo system to unleash your fury and become a whirling tornado of destruction. Discover why your creator doubted in you and prove him wrong.

On this day in 2019

  • Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes argues that Facebook should be split up and regulated in "New York Times" Op-Ed essay.
  • Iran announces it will stop complying with parts of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
  • Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi who spent eight years in prison on death row for blasphemy arrives in Canada.
  • Singapore passes sweeping "anti-fake news" laws bill.
  • UK goes a week without using a coal-fired power station for first time in 137 years due to use of more renewable energy.
  • Jim Fowler, TV Show Host.
  • Wine Country is released. In honor of Rebecca (Rachel Dratch)’s 50th birthday, Abby (Amy Poehler) plans a scenic Napa getaway with their best, longtime friends. Workaholic Catherine (Ana Gasteyer), post-op Val (Paula Pell), homebody Jenny (Emily Spivey), and weary mom Naomi (Maya Rudolph) are equally sold on the chance to relax and reconnect. Yet as the alcohol flows, real world uncertainties intrude on the punchlines and gossip, and the women begin questioning their friendships and futures. [Netflix]
  • Thailand's general elections official results show opposition Pheu Thai Party won most seats but still unable to form governmen, due to rules favoring the military.
  • Governor of Georgia Brian Kemp signs new abortion law, the so-called "heart-beat bill" (comes into effect Jan 2020).

On this day in 2018

  • Ebola outbreak declared in north-west Democratic Republic of Congo with 2 confirmed cases and 17 deaths.
  • Largest-ever wave at 23.8m recorded in the South Hemisphere at Campbell Island by New Zealand scientists.
  • Seattle Mariners MLB left-hander James Paxton hurls a no-hitter in a 5-0 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto.
  • James Scott, American boxer and felon, who died at 71.
  • Ernest Medina, American soldier and commanding officer of the unit responsible for the My Lai Massacre of 16 March 1968, who died at 81.
  • Andy Isbister, Race Car Driver.
  • Anne V. Coates, British film editor (1962 Oscar, Lawrence of Arabia), who died at 92.
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire for PC is released. Pursue a rogue god over land and sea in the sequel to the multi-award-winning RPG Pillars of eternity. Captain your ship on a dangerous voyage of discovery across the vast unexplored archipelago region of the dead Fire. Bend the world to your will, as you explore the depths of Infinite possibilities, including detailed character customization, total freedom of exploration, and more meaningful choices at every turn.
  • Raging Justice for PlayStation 4 is released. Raging Justice is a classic beat ’em up game of epic proportions, dragging the savage charm of the genre kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
  • Megadimension Neptunia VIIR for PlayStation 4 is released. Megadimension Neptunia VIIR (pronounced "V-two-R") is an enhanced version of 2016's Megadimension Neptunia VII featuring smoother graphics courtesy of a new engine, a revamped battle system, and a whole new VR experience. Now, their dimensions and yours are connected. Hang out one-on-one with each of the Gamindustri Goddesses, listen to their conversations, and watch as the Goddesses react to you.
  • AO International Tennis for PlayStation 4 is released. Supported by a community, download and play with thousands of players created by other AO International Tennis fans, including photo-realistic players created through Big Ant Studios’ proprietary PlayFace application.
  • Death Road to Canada for PlayStation 4 is released. Death Road is built to deliver replay value. Everything is randomized: locations, events, survivor appearances, and personalities. There’s a different story every time you play, set in a world that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
  • Tacoma for PlayStation 4 is released. Tacoma is a narrative-driven adventure set aboard a high-tech space station in the year 2088. Explore every detail of how the station’s crew lived and worked, finding clues that add up to a gripping story of trust, fear, and resolve in the face of disaster.
  • Trailblazers for PlayStation 4 is released. Welcome to the Trailblaze Tournament! Get ready for high-speed thrills with an explosion of color in Trailblazers, the first-ever second-to-second co-operative arcade racer.
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Ultimate Edition for Switch is released. Iconic genie Shantae is back in her most thrilling adventure yet! The award-winning 2D platforming series levels-up to stunning new heights thanks to an eye-popping new graphical style, an infectious soundtrack and incredible new game features. Transform into different creatures, dance through dynamic, danger-filled stages, complete quests for friends and face-off against awesome screen-filling bosses in an action-packed thrill ride without equal.FEATURES:* The complete package! -- This Ultimate Edition contains the award-winning Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, plus three major expansions - Pirate Queen's Quest DLC, Friends To The End DLC and Costume Mode DLC -- all in one bumper package!* Day One Edition bonuses! -- Also includes the essential Shantae: Half-Genie Hero artbook, and the toe-tapping,30-song Risky Beats soundtrack CD!* Incredible visuals! -- Eschewing the series' former pixel art look,2D characters and 3D worlds combine seamlessly in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero for the most beautiful platformer yet.* Peerless adventuring! -- Revisit stages with new transformation abilities and morph into a wacky range of creatures (elephants! crabs! mice!) to uncover deeply hidden secrets and unexplored areas.* Play as the full gang! -- Shantae's got company! Take control of popular co-stars Sky, Bolo, Rottytops and even series antagonist Risky Boots herself, and use each character's unique skills to journey through new storylines and scenarios long after Shantae's quest is over!
  • Conan Exiles for Xbox One is released. You are an exile, outcast and downtrodden, sentenced to walk in a barbaric wasteland where the weak are crushed and only the strong can live. Here you must fight to survive, build, and dominate the world alone on your own server, or with enemies and allies in online multiplayer.Journey through a vast, seamless world filled with the ruins of ancient civilizations and uncover its dark history and buried secrets as you seek to conquer and dominate the exiled lands yourself. Start with nothing but your bare hands and forge the legacy of your clan, from simple tools and weapons to gigantic fortresses and entire cities. Enslave the bandits of the exiled lands to do your bidding by breaking them on the grueling Wheel of Pain. Sacrifice the beating hearts of your enemies on the blood-soiled altars of your god to seize true power and glory. Summon the colossal avatar of your god and see them lay waste to your enemies and their homes.Just remember: in this brutal land of vengeful gods, bloodthirsty cannibals, and vicious monsters, survival is more than tracking down food and water. Explore mysterious ruins in search of treasure and knowledge, but beware the risk of your mind being corrupted by the dark forces of the world. Traverse vast sand dunes and seek shelter from scouring sandstorms sweeping across the burning sands. March into war against your enemies and unleash your savage fury in brutal combat. Go in unprepared and it will be your head rolling and limbs flying.Conan Exiles is not an empty sandbox. It is a world rich in history where you must discover the knowledge and secrets of ancient civilizations as you struggle to build your own.* SURVIVE THE BARBARIC WASTELANDIn the world of Conan the Barbarian, survival is more than being well-fed and hydrated. Here you must weather scouring sandstorms, save your mind from being corrupted and going insane, and fight vicious monsters from the darkest holes of the earth.* BUILD YOUR LEGACY IN A VAST, SEAMLESS WORLDJourney through a huge, seamless world filled with danger and opportunity, exploring everything from sand dunes to towering ruins. Harvest resources to craft tools and weapons, then build everything from a small settlement to entire cities.* DISCOVER THE DARK HISTORY OF ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONSExplore shadow-haunted ruins of ancient civilizations and discover great treasures and knowledge. Learn about the people who inhabited this world before and what led to their demise through inscriptions, wandering NPCs, and the environment itself.* CALL UPON THE POWER OF THE GODSCut out the hearts of your enemies and sacrifice it upon the altars of your god to earn their blessing. Summon and take direct control of huge, towering avatars and wreak havoc on your enemies as you crush their homes and drive them from their lands.* DEFEND YOUR LAND WITH AN ARMY OF SLAVESEnslave the criminals of the exiled lands and force them to join your cause and defend your territory. Put them through the grueling Wheel of Pain to break their will, then turn them into archers, crafters, entertainers, and more. Find rare thralls for the greatest rewards!* DOMINATE YOUR ENEMIESMarch forth to war against your enemies, use explosives and see their fortifications crumble to dust, then unleash your savage fury with brutal attacks that will see heads rolling and limbs flying. Find or craft a wide range of weapons and armor.* PLAY TOGETHER OR ALONEPlay alone locally or fight for survival and dominance in persistent multiplayer on public servers. You can also host your own server and invite others to join you in a world where you have full control of the rules and settings. Want to play with just handful of friends? Try co-op mode!* CONTROL YOUR EXPERIENCEWhen playing alone locally or on a server you are the administrator of you have access to a range of in-game tools. These allow you to change progression speed, spawn monsters, turn yourself invisible, deactivate avatars, and much more. Be the dungeon master of your own server!* PLAY WITH MODSDownload Conan Exiles mods directly from the Steam workshop to customize your game experience. You can also download the custom Conan Exiles Unreal Editor and start creating your own!
  • Destiny 2: Warmind for Xbox One is released. Destiny 2 Expansion II: Warmind continues your Guardian’s journey with an all-new story. Ana Bray, a Guardian long thought lost, searches for a connection to her past…one that could be lost forever on the polar ice caps of Mars. As Golden Age warsats begin slamming into the ice, the glaciers begin to thaw, revealing the core of the Warmind Rasputin – and an ancient Hive army bent on its destruction. Now free, the Hive swarm in service to their god Xol. Help Ana discover her past and destroy the Hive’s gargantuan worm-god before it is too late.
  • George Deukmejian, American politician,35th Governor of California (1983-91), who died at 89.
  • Mahmoud Hammoud, Lebanese politician and diplomat, who died at 82 or 83.
  • Paris St-Germain seals the French domestic football treble with a 2-0 win over 3rd Div Les Herbiers in the French Cup Final at the Stade de France.

On this day in 2017

  • Robert Gutter, American conductor and teacher (founded International Institute for Conductors,1996), who died at 78.
  • Loaded: Season 1 is released. After selling their gaming company for millions, Josh (Jim Howick), Leon (Samuel Anderson), Ewan (Jonny Sweet) and Watto (Nick Helm) discover the challenges their new wealth brings and working for Casey (Mary McCormack), a Vice President at the parent company that bought them out in this dramedy based on the Mesudarim, the Israeli series created by Muli Segev and Assaf Harel.

On this day in 2016

  • Sadiq Khan (L) is elected Mayor of London, - 1st Muslim mayor of a major Western city.
  • Following his unexpected death, Prince had the top two spots on the Billboard albums chart with The Very Best of Prince at No.1 and Purple Rain at No.2. With his music unavailable on most streaming services and download distributors, physical albums were in many cases the best way to get his music..
  • Colton Sopo Squad, YouTube Star, born in United States.
  • John Bradshaw, American theologian, who died at 82.
  • William Schallert, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Get Smart), who died at 93.
  • A Moon Shaped Pool was released by Radiohead. This is the surprise release of the ninth full-length studio album from the British rock band. A physical release is scheduled for 17 Jun 2016.

On this day in 2015

  • (Antoni) "Ton" Hartsuiker, Dutch pianist, composer, broadcaster, and educator, who died at 81.
  • Jaime León, Colombian pianist, composer, and conductor Filarmónica de Bogota,1971-78), who died at 93.
  • Mwepu Ilunga, Soccer Player.
  • Saint Laurent is released. 1967-1976. As one of history's greatest fashion designers entered a decade of freedom, neither came out of it in one piece.
  • 1001 Grams is released. When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale. Finally Marie is forced to come to terms with how much a human life truly weighs and which measurements she intends to live by. [Kino Lorber]
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Hot Pursuit is released. A by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) tries to protect the widow (Sofia Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.
  • 5 Flights Up is released. Forty years ago, artist Alex Carver (Morgan Freeman) bought a run-down apartment in a sketchy part of Brooklyn with his wife, schoolteacher Ruth (Diane Keaton). Today, their neighborhood is now very hip and their apartment worth a small fortune. The now-retired Ruth and Alex haven’t changed – they are still as much in love as ever. But they have let Ruth’s niece Lily (Cynthia Nixon), a real estate agent, list their property to see what the market might bear. On the eve of their open house, the Brooklyn Bridge is rumored to be under a terrorist attack, sending the media into a frenzy and people’s attitudes about living in New York. Closer to home, Dorothy, the Carver’s beloved dog, is suddenly having trouble walking. While Dorothy is having expensive treatment at the vet, Ruth convinces Alex to go apartment hunting in Manhattan, where they miraculously come across an ideal place they might actually be able to afford. As the world around them seems to mirror their own chaos and confusion, Ruth and Alex realize the same bond of love that has kept them together all these years will allow them to see their way through this crazy weekend as well. [Focus Features]
  • Maggie is released. When a deadly zombie virus sweeps the nation, a father (Arnold Schwarzenegger) will stop at nothing to save his infected daughter (Abigail Breslin).
  • Noble is released. Vietnam. 1989. When Irish woman Christina Noble (Deirdre O'Kane) flies into Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) she leaves behind an extraordinary life story. But the best is yet to come. With a few dollars, a dream and her own hard-won courage, she is about to change everything. For hundreds of thousands of people. Forever. Noble is the inspirational true story of a woman who believes that it only takes one person to make a difference. And of how she is proved right.
  • Skin Trade is released. Detective Nick Cassidy (Dolph Lundgren) heads to Bangkok to hunt down Viktor Dragovic (Ron Perlman) and destroy his human trafficking network; Nick killed Dragovic's son in a shootout during a sting operation on the New Jersey docks, and Dragovic responded by attempting to kill Nick and his family. Nick miraculously survived the brutal attack that destroyed his family; with nothing but vengeance to live for, Nick smashes his way through the Bangkok underworld in search of the elusive Dragovic. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Eddie Reed (Michael Jai White) is sent in to bring Nick home even as Thai detective Tony Vitayakui (Tony Jaa) questions the motives and methods that have brought Nick across the globe to Thailand. As the crossfire between all sides grows more and more deadly, Nick has to determine who his true allies are. [Magnet Releasing]
  • The D Train is released. All his life, Dan Landsman (Jack Black) has never been the cool guy. That’s about to change – if he can convince Oliver Lawless (James Marsden), the most popular guy from his high school who’s now the face of a national Banana Boat ad campaign, to show up with him to their class reunion. A man on a mission, Dan travels from Pittsburgh to LA and spins a web of lies to recruit Lawless. But he gets more than he bargains for as the unpredictable Lawless proceeds to take over his home, career, and entire life.
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is released. After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya. [Music Box Films]
  • In the Name of My Daughter is released. 1976. When her marriage falls apart, Agnes Le Roux (Adèle Haenel) moves back to the South of France from Africa to live with her mother, Renee (Catherine Deneuve), owner of the Palais de La Mediterranee casino in Nice. There, Agnes falls in love with Maurice Agnelet (Guillaume Canet), a lawyer and Renee’s business advisor, who is ten years her senior. Maurice continues to have relationships with other women. Agnes is madly in love with him. As a shareholder in the Palais de la Mediterannee casino, Agnes decides to sell what should have been her inheritance to go it alone. A fixed card game threatens the casino’s financial stability. Someone is trying to intimidate her mother. Behind the scenes hangs the shadow of the mafia and Fratoni, the owner of a rival casino, who wants to take over the Palais de la Mediterannee. Agnelet, who has fallen from grace with Renee, introduces Agnes to Fratoni. Fratoni offers her 3 million francs to vote against her mother in the shareholder’s meeting. Agnes accepts the offer. Renee loses control of the casino. Agnes finds it hard to cope with her betrayal. Maurice also distances himself from her. In November 1977, after a failed suicide attempt, Agnes disappears. Her body is never found. Thirty years on, Maurice Agnelet remains the prime suspect in a murder case with no body and no proof of his guilt. Convinced of his involvement, Renee is prepared to fight to the bitter end to see him put behind bar. [Cohen Media Group]
  • Playing It Cool is released. A young man (Chris Evans) disillusioned by love meets a breathtaking young woman (Michelle Monaghan) at a charity dinner by pretending to be a philanthropist. Only one problem: she’s engaged. But he enters into a platonic relationship to be able to keep seeing her.
  • Bravetown is released. Josh Harvest (Lucas Till), a hardened New York City teen from a broken home - and quietly one of the country's top dance club DJs and remixers - is sentenced to counseling for a minor drug infraction, along with an extended stay with his estranged father, who lives in a small town in North Dakota. He is slow to warm to his new environment, a town best-known for sending its young off to war, many of whom never return. But when Josh is asked to help out the last-place dance team as they vie for the state competition title, his rough exterior begins to soften. As his relationships emerge with both the team's captain, Mary, and his therapist, each of whom have lost someone special to war, it forces all three to begin to face and heal their pasts.
  • Grace and Frankie: Season 1 is released. Long-time adversaries Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) are unexpectedly brought together when their husbands (Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson) fall in love with each other.

On this day in 2014

  • Chuck Berry was named as one of the 2014 Polar Music Prize laureates. A spokesperson from the award committee said: "In the course of three minutes he conjures up an image of the everyday life and dreams of a teenager, often with the focus on cars. Chuck Berry, born in 1926, was the first to drive up onto the highway and announce that we are born to run.".
  • NFL Draft: South Carolina outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney first pick by Houston Texans.
  • World's oldest astrolabe (mariner's navigator tool) c. 1498 from Portugeuese shipwreck of explorer Vasco da Gama found near Al Hallaniyah Island, Oman.
  • Roger L. Easton, American scientist, inventor and designer of GPS, who died at 93.
  • Age of Mythology: Extended Edition for PC is released. The classic real time strategy game that transports players to a time when heroes did battle with monsters of legend and the gods intervened in the affairs of mortals. Use mythological creatures like Minotaurs and Cyclopes to bolster your armies' strength. Call upon the gods for assistance in flattening enemy towns with meteors or scatter opposing troops with lightning storms. The Extended Edition includes: Age of Mythology Age of Mythology: The Titans Golden Gift Campaign
  • Bound by Flame for PC is released. You are a mercenary possessed by a flame demon in a desperate world ravaged by seven Ice Lords and their Dead-Army. In this RPG where all your choices lead to consequences, you will have to choose between unleashing the powers of the beast within and rejecting the demonic influence that wants to claim your humanity.
  • The Impossible Game for PC is released. Jump over spikes and jump on blocks to get to the end. Sounds easy? It's quite possibly the world's hardest game.


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