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Today in the World Countries

  • Ascension Day is being celebrated in most countries
  • Ascension Day of Jesus Christ is being celebrated in Indonesia
  • Day of memory and honor is being celebrated in Uzbekistan
  • Day of victory over fascism is being celebrated in Azerbaijan
  • Europe Day is being celebrated in Kosovo, Luxembourg
  • Liberation Day is being celebrated in Guernsey, Jersey
  • Victory and Peace Day is being celebrated in Armenia
  • Victory Day is being celebrated in most countries
  • Victory Day (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

  • Former Pakistani PM Imran Khan dramatically arrested at the High Court in Islamabad, prompting violent protests between his supporters and security forces.
  • English musician Jon Povey from The Pretty Things died age 80. The English rock band formed in September 1963 (taking their name from Bo Diddley's 1955 song 'Pretty Thing') released five studio albums and 15 UK singles, including the Top 20 UK singles 'Don't Bring Me Down' and 'Rosalyn' (both covered by David Bowie on his 1973 album Pin Ups) and 'Honey I Need'..
  • George Harrison's "Here Comes The Sun" becomes 1st Beatles song to register a billion streams on Spotify, it is also the oldest song to do so.
  • Cos Sylvan, Bassist, born in Canada.
  • Ys IX: Monstrum Nox for PlayStation 5 is released. While imprisoned in Balduq, Adol is cursed and becomes a Monstrum. With his newfound powers, he must stop the Grimwald Nox from consuming the city. Feared Protectors: Play as any of the six notorious Monstrum, each with their own unique Gifts that grant abilities such as scaling sheer walls or detecting hidden objects to protect the city from shadowy creatures. The World Within the Walls: Explore the massive city, accept quests to aid the townsfolk, and enter the Grimwald Nox to vanquish the threats to Balduq. Strength of the Night: Familiar mechanics such as Flash Dodge and Flash Guard allow you to outmaneuver your foes, while new additions such as Gifts and Boost Mode further augment your ability to fight. Story"What is real is defined by what is not.Who one is defined by who one isn't."To move forward, one must accept these truths."Yes, in this prisonthis cradlemy dreams and reality became one."Renowned adventurer Adol "the Red"Christin and his companion Dogi arrive at Balduq, a city annexed by the Romun Empire, only for Adol to be detained before setting foot inside. While imprisoned, he meets a mysterious woman named Aprilis who turns him into a Monstrum, a being with supernatural Gifts and the power to exorcise monsters. Now, Adol must ally with his fellow Monstrum to fend off the fearsome threats emerging from a shadowy dimension called the Grimwald Nox, as well as unravel the mysteries of the Monstrum curse, and the truth behind the unrest within Balduq.
  • Dokapon Kingdom: Connect for Switch is released. Everyone in Dokapon Kingdom loves money.One day in this peaceful land, monsters suddenly appeared and began attacking nearby towns. The economy collapsed, and people were at their lowest. Taxes were no longer being paid, of course.So that's when the King took action!He decided to gather the bravest warriors to rescue these towns so he can get paid! In exchange, the one who collects the most shall be rewarded with the Princess' hand in marriage and the throne.And thus, an adventure for money begins, where absolutely anything goes!
  • Former US President Donald Trump is found guilty of sexually abusing E. Jean Carroll in a New York court and ordered to pay $5 million for battery and defamation.
  • Antonio Carbajal, Mexican soccer goalkeeper (32 caps; Club León 364 games) and manager (León, Unión de Curtidores, Atlético Morelia), who died at 93.

On this day in 2022

  • An Andy Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe sells for $195 million at auction in New York - the highest price ever for an American artwork.
  • 44 more inmates die in a prison riot in Ecuador, leading Amnesty International to say imprisonment nearly “a death sentence” now in Ecuador.
  • Midge Decter, American journalist and author (The Liberated Woman & Other Americans), who died at 94.
  • Candy: Season 1 is released. The miniseries created by Robin Veith is based on the true story of Candy Montgomery (Jessica Biel), who killed her neighbor Betty Gore (Melanie Lynskey) with an axe in 1980 Texas.

On this day in 2021

  • Jose Manuel Caballero, Poet.
  • Ziwe: Season 1 is released. The late-night variety show from writer/comedian Ziwe will feature interviews, unscripted segments and sketches.

On this day in 2020

  • Kristina Lugn, Poet.
  • Little Richard [Wayne Penniman], American singer-songwriter and rock 'n'roll pioneer (Tutti Frutti), who died at 87.
  • Pedro Pablo León, Peruvian soccer forward (49 caps; Alianza Lima), who died from pneumonia and kidney failure at 76.

On this day in 2019

  • Pope Francis introduces new rules on reporting sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, criticized for not going far enough.
  • New Australian $50 bank note misspelling of responsibility as "responsibilty" discovered on 46 million notes.
  • French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin (72) successfully crosses the Atlantic Ocean in a barrel arriving in Martinique.
  • Archaeologists hail Anglo-Saxon tomb found 2003 in Prittlewell, England, as Britain’s equivalent of Tutankhamun’s tomb as full report of its contents published.
  • At least 65 migrants drown off the coast of Tunisia when their boat capsizes after leaving Libya according to the UN.
  • Psalm West, Family Member, born in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Freddie Starr, English comedian & singer (The Freddie Starr Showcase), who died at 76.
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2 for PC is released. SEGA proudly presents Yakuza Kiwami 2, one of the most beloved story lines in the franchise's history, remade in full HD for the PlayStation 4. One year after the 10 billion yen incident, Kazuma Kiryu begins to build a peaceful life with Haruka Sawamura. Tearing him away, an assassination threatens to erupt in an all-out war between the Tojo Clan and the Omi Alliance. Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, must travel to Sotenbori, Osaka in an attempt to broker peace between the rival clans, but Ryuji Goda, known as the Dragon of Kansai, will stop at nothing to get his war. In this world, there can only be one dragon.
  • For the King for Switch is released. For The King is a strategic RPG that blends tabletop and roguelike elements in a challenging adventure that spans the realms. Set off on a single player experience or play cooperatively both online and locally. None before you have returned from their journey. Will you put an end to the Chaos?The King is dead, murdered by an unknown assailant. Now the once peaceful kingdom of Fahrul is in chaos. With nowhere left to turn and stretched beyond her means, the queen has put out a desperate plea to the citizens of the land to rise up and stem the tide of impending doom. Will you put an end to the Chaos?
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 3 - Wastelands for Xbox One is released. Sean and Daniel Diaz’s journey to Mexico continues in Episode 3, a few months after the events in Episode 2 and the boys’ escape from Beaver Creek. The brothers experience life on the fringes of society, as they befriend a close-knit community of drifters and runaways, and become embroiled in the illegal cannabis trade among the towering redwood forests of California. Sean and Daniel’s resolve is put to the test once again, as new relationships create friction between them and they both learn much about who they are as individuals. Uncertain about their once united purpose, can they stay together, or will their journey together end here?
  • English clubs create football history by taking all 4 final spots in Europe's 2 major competitions; Chelsea & Arsenal qualify in Europa Cup after 'miracle'Champions League wins for Liverpool & Spurs.

On this day in 2018

  • Argentina announces talks with the IMF amid a new financial crisis with interest rates at 40%.
  • Dam bursts after heavy rains near Solai, Kenya, killing at least 41.
  • Manchester City smashes EPL records in 3-1 win over Brighton - most goals (105), most points (97) and most wins (31).
  • India's Supreme Court criticises the country’s archaeological conservation body for failing to protect the Taj Mahal from discoloration and green slime.
  • Oldest viral DNA, a form of hepatitis B, reported discovered in 7,000 year old skeleton found in Germany.
  • Walmart takes a majority stake in Indian online retailer Flipkart for 16 billion.
  • Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen, Australian heroin smuggler (Bali Nine), who died of stomach cancer at 34.
  • Poldine Carlo, American writer & Koyukon elder, who died at 97.
  • Scott Hutchison, Guitarist.
  • John Teulan, Race Car Driver.
  • Delphine Gibson, American supercentenarian & former oldest person in the US, who died at 114 years and 265 days.
  • Duke Friedrich of Württemberg, German aristocrat & heir to the House of Württemberg, who died at 56 in a traffic collision.
  • AO International Tennis for Xbox One 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.
  • Historic win in Malaysian general election by opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan led by 92 year old former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, defeating Prime Minister Najib Razak and ending 61 years of rule by the Barisan Nasional coalition.
  • Iranians and their president Hassan Rouhani react angrily to President Trump pulling the US out the Iran Nuclear deal.
  • Nicaraguan anti-government protests involving tens of thousands take place in Managua and Matagalpa y Chinandega.
  • Omar Daoud, Libyan footballer, who died in a traffic collision at 35.

On this day in 2017

  • Fossil of Chinese feathered baby dinosaur formally identified as Beibeilong sinensis (baby dragon in Chinese).
  • Swiss-born Italian record producer, composer, musician and DJ Robert Miles died in Ibiza, Spain at the age of 47 after a 9-month battle with stage 4 metastatic cancer.He was best known for his 1996 hit 'Children' which reached No.1 in more than 12 countries..
  • Birdie Joe Danielson, Family Member, born in Phoenix, AZ.
  • Michael Parks, American actor (Tusk, Then Came Bronson), who died at 77.
  • Qian Qichen, Chinese diplomat & vice premier, who died at 89.
  • Robert Miles [Roberto Concina], Swiss musician, record producer, and composer of trance and ambient music (" Children"), who died of pancreatic cancer at 47.
  • STRAFE for PC is released. The future of video games: the fastest, bloodiest, deadliest, most adjective-abusing, action-packed first-person shooter of 1996.
  • Polybius for PlayStation 4 is released. Polybius is the latest trance-shooter from the creators of Tempest 2000 and TxK, Llamasoft.
  • LocoRoco for PlayStation 4 is released. The peaceful world of the LocoRoco are under attack by the not-so-nice Moja Corps! These evil outer space creatures have come to take the LocoRoco from their land of blowing flowers, lively creatures, and pastel scenery. You must move the LocoRoco through more than 40 levels of slippery slopes, teetering platforms, and maze-like passages.
  • Birthdays the Beginning for PlayStation 4 is released. A garden game in which players create cube-shaped worlds that give rise to diverse and unique lifeforms. Shape the geography and alter the temperature of each world to create the conditions for life and witness the birth of an entire ecosystem.
  • Human: Fall Flat for PlayStation 4 is released. Human:Fall Flat is a quirky, open-ended physics-based puzzle and exploration game set in floating dreamscapes. Your goal is to escape these surreal dreams by solving puzzles with nothing but your wits and physics.
  • BUTCHER for PlayStation 4 is released. BUTCHER is a fast-paced 2D shooter and a blood-soaked love letter to the cult classics of the genre.
  • NBA Playgrounds for Switch is released. Up your gameClassic NBA arcade action is back! Take your A game to the playground and beat the best in high-flying 2-on-2 basketball action. Practice your skills, play with up to three others on your Nintendo Switch and use your talents to posterize your opponents with acrobatic jams and ridiculous displays of skill. Collect your favorite players from a massive roster of current and retired NBA superstars from every team. Travel to playgrounds across the globe to compete against the very best with your massive arsenal of dunks and moves. Use your fine-tuned skills to take on the master of the playground himself Allen Iverson.
  • Forza Horizon 3: Hot Wheels for Xbox One is released. Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels, the latest expansion for Forza Horizon 3, is now available exclusively on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Available either as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass, or as a standalone purchase, Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels transports you to a new Australian locale, where orange tracks spiral and loop into the air and iconic Hot Wheels cars come to life.
  • Moon Jae-in elected President of South Korea after a snap election to replace Park Geun-hye.
  • Jakarta’s Christian governor Ahok jailed for 2 years for blasphemy.
  • US President Donald Trump dismisses FBI Director James Comey.

On this day in 2016

  • Boris Johnson resigns as Mayor of London, succeeded by Sadiq Khan.
  • Dennis Nineham, British theologian (Synod and Doctrine Commission), who died at 94.
  • Stellaris for PC is released. Featuring deep strategic gameplay, an enormous selection of alien races and emergent storytelling, Stellaris has a deeply challenging system that rewards interstellar exploration as you traverse, discover, interact and learn more about the multitude of species you will encounter during your travels. Etch your name across the cosmos by uncovering remote celestial outposts, and entire civilizations. Will you expand through war or walk the path of diplomacy to achieve your goals?
  • John Warr, English cricket bowler (avg 281) & president (MCC), who died at 88.
  • Rodrigo Duterte wins Philippine presidential election, promising war on drug trade and killing of criminals.

On this day in 2015

  • Kenan Evren, Turkish soldier & politician, (President of Turkey 1980-1989 by military coup), who died at 97.
  • A gun fight erupts in Macedonian town of Kumanovo between police and Albanian separatists adding to the government crisis.

On this day in 2014

  • Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland at the age of 33 weds manager Tim Witherspoon in Costa Rica.
  • Mary Stewart, British sci-fi author (Crystal Cave), who died at 97.
  • Mel Patton, American athlete (Olympic gold 200m,4x100m relay 1948; WR 100 yards 9.2s 1948), who died at 89.
  • Devil's Knot is released. May 5,1993. West Memphis, Arkansas. Three young boys playing in the nearby woods never come home for dinner. In the rush to find and convict the killers, police focus on a trio of teenagers suspected of devil worship. As the mother (Reese Witherspoon) of one of the murdered boys tries to come to grips with this unspeakable tragedy, she is desperate to believe that the killers have been found and will be brought to justice. It is only when an investigator (Colin Firth) reveals that the evidence doesn’t all add up, that the community is forced to face the reality that the true killer might still be out there.
  • Fed Up is released. Far more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone has ever realized. This potent exposé uncovers the food industry’s dirty secrets. This exploration reveals how, in the wake of media attention, public fascination with appearance and government policies pushing for change, generations of Americans will live shorter lives. [RADiUS-TWC]
  • The Wedding Video is released. When Raif (Rufus Hound) is asked to be the best man at his brother Tim's high society British wedding, he decides to make a no-holds-barred documentary of everything that happens leading up to the big day and give it as a gift to the happy couple. As the moment of matrimony approaches, nothing seems to be going according to plan, leaving the bride & groom to wonder: "whose wedding is it anyway?"
  • Moms' Night Out is released. All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation—a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours—what could go wrong?
  • Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is released. Dorothy’s only just returned home from her first incredible journey to Oz, but she’s already being called back for another adventure! After waking to post-tornado Kansas, Dorothy (Lea Michele) and Toto are whisked to Oz on a magical rainbow mover sent by their old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi) and the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer). Time in Oz has passed much faster than back in Kansas, and Dorothy discovers that the Jester (Martin Short) – the devious brother of the Wicked Witch of the West – is taking Oz over one region at a time, holding their leaders captive and casting a pall of darkness over the beloved land. Even Glinda (Bernadette Peters) is unable to combat the Jester’s evil powers, making Dorothy their only hope.
  • Stage Fright is released. Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she's stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre. [Magnet Releasing]
  • Neighbors is released. A young couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.
  • Palo Alto is released. Shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts) is the class virgin—a popular soccer player and frequent babysitter for her single-dad coach, Mr. B. (James Franco). Teddy (Jack Kilmer) is an introspective artist whose best friend and sidekick Fred (Nat Wolff) is an unpredictable live wire with few filters or boundaries. While April negotiates a dangerous affair with Mr. B., and Teddy performs community service for a DUI—secretly carrying a torch for April, who may or may not share his affection—Fred seduces Emily (Zoe Levin), a promiscuous loner who seeks validation through sexual encounters. One high-school party bleeds into another as April and Teddy finally acknowledge their mutual affection, and Fred's escalating recklessness spirals into chaos.
  • God's Pocket is released. In the gritty, blue-collar neighborhood of God's Pocket, Mickey Scarpato's crazy stepson, Leon, is killed in a construction “accident, ” and Mickey quickly tries to bury the bad news with the body. But when a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, things go from bad to worse. Mickey finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle compounded by a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please, and a debt he can't pay. [IFC Films]
  • Chef is released. Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) loses his restaurant job, so he starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.
  • The Double is released. The life of Simon (Jesse Eisenberg), a timid, isolated man who’s overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams (Mia Wasikowska) is turned upside down with the arrival of a new co-worker, James. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon's horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.


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