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    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Serbian tennis star Novak Ðokovic wins record equalling sixth ATP World Tour Finals beating Casper Ruud of Norway 7-5,6-3 in Turin, Italy.
    • Disney announces Bob Iger's return as chief executive less than a year after he retired from the company.
    • Dutch driver Max Verstappen retains Formula 1 Drivers'C'ship for Red Bull with a win in the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP; Verstappen's 3rd straight Abu Dhabi win, record 15th of the season, record 454 points for season.
    • Elton John completes the North American leg of his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour" at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
    • DEATHS
    • (Ione) "Joyce" Bryant, American cabaret artist (Drunk With Love), missionary, schoolteacher, and opera singer, who died at 95.

    On this day in 2021

    • DEATHS
    • Billy Hinsche, American pop musician, singer, and songwriter (Dino, Desi & Billy; The Beach Boys), who died of cancer at 70.
    • Ray McLoughlin, Irish rugby union prop (40 caps Ireland,3 British & Irish Lions; Barbarians RFC, London Irish RFC), who died at 82.

    On this day in 2020

    • DEATHS
    • Ernesto Canto, Mexican race walker (Olympic gold 20k 1984; World C'ship gold 20k 1983), who died from pancreatic and liver cancer at 61.
    • Jan Morris, Welsh journalist, historian, writer and pioneering trans woman (Venice, Conundrum), who died at 94.
    • Patriarch Irinej [ Miroslav Gavrilovic], Head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 90.
    • Collective is released. Collective follows a heroic team of journalists as they uncover shocking, widespread corruption. After a deadly nightclub fire, the mysterious death of the owner of a powerful pharmaceutical firm, and the quiet resignation of a health minister—seemingly unrelated events, all within weeks of each other—the team of intrepid reporters exposes a much larger, much more explosive political scandal. COLLECTIVE is a fast-paced, real-time detective story about truth, accountability, and the value of an independent press in partisan times.
    • Hearts and Bones is released. War photographer Daniel Fisher (Hugo Weaving) has returned home to the news of his wife’s pregnancy. Determined not to let fatherhood alter his way of life, he begins preparations for an upcoming exhibition and his next overseas assignment. However, as the birth of his child draws near he struggles to keep his rising anxiety hidden. Meanwhile, South Sudanese refugee Sebastian Aman (Andrew Luri) has created a safe life in Australia with his wife and child. His peaceful life is disturbed when Daniel’s exhibition threatens to display photographs of a massacre that occurred in Sebastian’s home village 15 years earlier. When Sebastian approaches Daniel with an appeal to not display any images of the massacre, an unlikely friendship develops between the two men that challenges Daniel’s creative control and unearths disturbing details surrounding Sebastian’s past.
    • Run is released. They say you can never escape a mother’s love... but for Chloe (Kiera Allen), that’s not a comfort — it’s a threat. There’s something unnatural, even sinister about the relationship between Chloe and her mom, Diane (Sarah Paulson). Diane has raised her daughter in total isolation, controlling every move she’s made since birth, and there are secrets that Chloe's only beginning to grasp.
    • Small Axe: Mangrove is released. Mangrove tells the story of a restaurant and its owner in London’s Notting Hill; repeated police harassment leads to a protest march where nine arrests are made and result in a show trial at the Old Bailey in 1971, making legal history.
    • The Twentieth Century is released. Toronto,1899. Aspiring young politician Mackenzie King (Dan Beirne) dreams of becoming the Prime Minister of Canada. But his romantic vacillation between a British soldier and a French nurse, exacerbated by a fetishistic obsession, may well bring about his downfall. In his quest for power, King must gratify the expectations of his imperious Mother, the hawkish fantasies of a war-mongering Governor-General, and the utopian idealism of a Que´be´cois mystic before facing one, final test of leadership. Culminating in an epic battle between good and evil, King learns that disappointment may be the defining characteristic of the twentieth century!
    • Vanguard is released. Covert security company Vanguard is the last hope of survival for an accountant after he is targeted by the world's deadliest mercenary organization.
    • MOVIES: R
    • The Last Vermeer is released. While Joseph Piller (Claes Bang), a Dutch Jew, was fighting in the Resistance during the Second World War, the witty, debonair aesthete, Han van Meegeren (Guy Pearce) was hosting hedonistic soirées and selling Dutch art treasures to Hermann Goring and other top Nazis. Following the war, Piller becomes an investigator assigned the task of identifying and redistributing stolen art, resulting in the flamboyant van Meegeren being accused of collaboration — a crime punishable by death. But, despite mounting evidence, Piller, with the aid of his assistant (Vicky Krieps), becomes increasingly convinced of Han's innocence and finds himself in the unlikely position of fighting to save his life.
    • Sound of Metal is released. During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When a specialist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, he thinks his music career — and with it his life — is over. His bandmate and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) checks the recovering heroin addict into a secluded sober house for the deaf in hopes it will prevent a relapse and help him learn to adapt to his new situation. But after being welcomed into a community that accepts him just as he is, Ruben has to choose between his equilibrium and the drive to reclaim the life he once knew.
    • Embattled is released. Raised by an abusive father, Cash (Stephen Dorff) channels his aggression to become a World Champion MMA fighter. Now accustomed to wealth, adulation and global popularity, he faces a new challenge when his second son is born with Williams Syndrome. But this time, rather than stand and fight, he runs. While Cash continues to make his fortune in the ring, his eldest son Jett (Darren Mann) becomes the caregiver to his younger brother Quinn (Colin McKenna). When Jett decides to follow his father's fighting footsteps and take to the fight game, he faces his past head on, embarking on a course inevitably pitting father versus son in a battle which, no matter the outcome, neither can win.
    • Jiu Jitsu is released. A new Sci-Fi Martial Arts franchise from Dimitri Logothetis, Director/Producer of Kickboxer: Retaliation.
    • Animaniacs (2020): Season 1 is released. Yakko, Wakko, and Dot Warner are back along with Pinky and the Brain, as the reboot of the 1990s cartoon begins its first season of 13 episodes.
    • ALBUMS
    • BE was released by BTS. The latest full-length studio release for the South Korean pop band features production from Brasstracks and Cosmo's Midnight.
    • Good News was released by Megan Thee Stallion. The debut full-length release for the rapper features guest appearance from 2Chainz, Beyoncé, Big Sean, City Girls, Da Baby, Lil Durk, Popcaan, SZA,, and Young Thug.
    • K.G. was released by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. The 16th full-length release for the Australian psychedelic rock band was recorded remotely from each member's home during the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine.
    • In Blue was released by The Bug. The latest full-length release for Kevin Martin's The Bug project features Dis Fig and was mixed at Martin's home in Brussels.
    • Night Network was released by The Cribs. The eighth full-length studio release for the British indie rock trio was recorded at the Foo Fighters' Los Angeles studio and was self-produced.
    • Live Drugs was released by The War on Drugs. The live album from the Philadelphia-based indie rock band led by Adam Granduciel features 10 songs recorded from the past six years of touring.
    • Katamari Damacy REROLL for PlayStation 4 is released. The stop-at-nothing pushing prince is back and ready to reroll. When the King of All Cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars in the sky, he orders you, his pint-sized princely son, to put the twinkle back in the heavens above. Join the King and Prince of Cosmos on their wacky adventure to restore the stars now in full HD. The beloved roll-em-up game returns with fully updated graphics, completely recreated cutscenes and in full HD.
    • Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity for Switch is released. See Hyrule 100 years before the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game and experience the events of the Great Calamity. Join the struggle that brought Hyrule to its knees. Learn more about Zelda, the four Champions, the King of Hyrule and more through dramatic cutscenes as they try to save the kingdom from Calamity. The Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game is the only way to firsthand see what happened 100 years ago. - Battle hordes of Hyrule’s most formidable foes - From barbaric Bokoblins to towering Lynels, Ganon’s troops have emerged in droves. Playable heroes like Link, Zelda and more must use their distinct abilities to carve through hundreds of enemies to save Hyrule from the impending Calamity.
    • SPORTS
    • Ken Schinkel, Canadian ice hockey right wing (NY Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins 636 NHL games) and coach (Pittsburgh Penguins 1972-77), who died at 87.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is "climate emergency".
    • Britain's Prince Andrew announces he is stepping back from public duties after outcry from disastrous interview on his friendship with Jeffry Epstein.
    • Snakes lived with hind legs for 70 million years (Najash rionegrina), according to research from La Buitrera Palaeontological Area, Argentina, published in "Science Advances".
    • BIRTHS
    • Aeko Brown, Family Member, born in Tarzana, CA.
    • DEATHS
    • Charles Brumskine, Politician.
    • Michael J Pollard [Pollack], American character actor (Bonnie & Clyde; Roxanne), who died from cardiac arrest at 80.
    • John Martin, Race Car Driver.
    • Mad About You (2019): Season 1 is released. Paul and Jamie Buchman (Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt) must learn to adjust to life without their 17-year-old daughter Mabel (Abby Quinn) after she leaves for college.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Still There for PC is released. Every day is the same on the faraway Bento space-lighthouse - until a mysterious radio message breaks through. Evade the past, welcome oblivion, make the perfect Italian coffee. Still There is a psychological adventure game about grief, technical puzzles, wacky AIs and dark humour. How far is far enough?
    • Children of Morta for Switch is released. Children of Morta is a narrative-based roguelike hack’n slash game for PC, Mac and Linux which will involve you in the adventures of a family.
    • US Ambassador Gordon Sondland testifies in impeachment inquiry that “We followed the president’s orders.” and that “everyone was in the loop” over Ukraine dealings.
    • SPORTS
    • Wataru "Wat" Misaka, American professional basketball player, first non-white player, and first player of Asian descent in BAA (later known as NBA) (New York Knicks,1947-48), who died at 95.
    • Fred Cox, American football kicker (NFL C'ship 1969; Pro Bowl 1970; Minnesota Vikings all-time leading scorer), who died at 80.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Airbnb bans listings in Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
    • Mississippi 15 week abortion ban overturned by US judge saying it violated women's constitutional rights.
    • More than 40 religious scholars killed, at event to mark birth of prophet Mohammed, by a suicide bomber near the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
    • Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan confirms he has paid off the debts of 1,398 farmers worth $560,000, amid Indian agricultural crisis.
    • Sell-off in technology stocks leads stock market losses wiping out all 2018 market gains.
    • South African golfer Gary Player receives PGA recognition for his 3 Senior British Open wins (1988,90,97) from before event recognised as a major title (2003); takes him to 9 Senior majors.
    • DEATHS
    • Aaron Klug, Chemist.
    • Harald Heilmann, German composer, who died at 94.
    • Eimuntas Nekrosius, Director.
    • Farming Simulator 19 for PlayStation 4 is released. The multimillion-selling franchise takes a giant leap forward for 2018 -- the ultimate farming simulation returns this year with a complete overhaul of the graphics engine, offering the most striking and immersive visuals and effects, along with the deepest and most complete farming experience ever!Farming Simulator 19 takes the biggest step forward yet with the franchise's most extensive vehicle roster ever! You'll take control of vehicles and machines faithfully recreated from all the leading brands in the industry, including for the first time John Deere, the largest agriculture machinery company in the world, Case IH, New Holland, Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Krone, Deutz-Fahr and many more.Farming Simulator 19 will feature new American and European environments in which to develop and expand your farm and will introduce many exciting new farming activities, including new machinery and crops with cotton and oat! Tend to your livestock of pigs, cows, sheep, and chickens -- or ride your horse for the first time, letting you explore in a brand-new way the vast land around your farm.
    • Beat Saber for PlayStation 4 is released. Enjoy precisely handcrafted levels and exclusively created electronic dance music, all embedded in an appealing futuristic world. Swing your sabers, match the color and the right direction to slash the cubes, and keep up with the adrenaline-pumping music…
    • Marvel's Spider-Man: Turf Wars for PlayStation 4 is released. Spider-Man must put an end to the turf war erupting between the Maggia crime family and gang leader Hammerhead before Marvel’s New York becomes its greatest casualty.
    • Squishies for PlayStation 4 is released. Get lost in a cheerful world full of adventures. Squishies is a single player, puzzle platform experience, built exclusively for PlayStation VR. Solve puzzles and save Squishies or be creative and build your own levels then share them with the community.
    • Youtubers Life: OMG Edition for Switch is released. Become the world’s greatest content creator. Create your character focusing on gaming, music, or cooking, and start broadcasting your life from your parent’s house, then continue to increase your popularity through social networks and manage fans, friends, and family to move on up in the world and become the biggest start in the world.
    • Warframe for Switch is released. They were called Tenno. Warriors of blade and gun: masters of the Warframe armor. Those that survived the old war were left drifting among the ruins. Now they are needed once more. The Grineer, with their vast armies, are spreading throughout the solar system. A call echoes across the stars summoning the Tenno to an ancient place. They summon you. Allow the Lotus to guide you. She has rescued you from your cryostasis chamber and given you a chance to survive. The Grineer will find you; you must be prepared. The Lotus will teach you the ways of the Warframes and the secrets to unlocking their powers. Come Tenno, you must join the war.
    • Bendy and the Ink Machine for Xbox One is released. Bendy and the Ink Machine is a first-person puzzle action horror game that begins in the far days past of animation and ends in a very dark future. With twists and turns around every corner, this game promises to thrill you… and decimate your childhood.
    • SPORTS
    • Levine Andrade, Indian-British violinist (Arditti Quartet,1974-90), film score composer and conductor, who died at 64.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Investment corporation Tencent's market value hits $511 billion, - first Asian company to join the $500 billion club.
    • Atlanta's Georgia Dome, once the world's largest covered stadium, is destroyed in a controlled implosion.
    • BIRTHS
    • Jersey Mcclure, YouTube Star, born in United States.
    • Jersey Tayo Mcclure, Family Member, born in United States.
    • Battle Chef Brigade for Switch is released. In the fantasy realm of Victusia, the members of the elite Battle Chef Brigade are revered for their ability to skillfully take down monsters and transform their kills into delicious cuisine! But getting in isn't easy; chefs from across Victusia must vie for their spot in a high stakes competition. Follow two contestants, Mina and Thrash, as their journeys through the tournament unfold. In order to become a Brigadier you'll need to hunt monsters with combo-based attacks and prepare your freshly caught ingredients in puzzle-based cooking challenges to serve up winning dishes to the judges – all while the round clock ticks down. [Nintendo]
    • German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces that coalition talks to form a government have collapsed.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • Jimmie Johnson driving for Hendrick Motorsports, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida to claim record equalling 7th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series; Richard Petty & Dale Earnhardt,7 titles.
    • Scotsman Andy Murray breaks through for a first season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6-3,6-4 win in London over 5-time defending champion Novak Ðokovic.
    • BIRTHS
    • Gemma Chatwin, YouTube Star, born in United States.
    • DEATHS
    • William Trevor, Irish writer (Children of Dynmouth, Fools of Fortune), who died at 88.
    • The Affair: Season 3 is released. Season three picks up three years later where Noah becomes involved with a new woman named Juliette Le Gall (Irene Jacob), Helen's unsure about her relationship with boyfriend Vik (Omar Metwally), while Alison is raising her daughter with the help of Cole and Luisa.
    • South Korean President Park Geun-hye's controversial friend Choi Soon-sil charged with abuse of authority and coercion amid calls to also impeach the President.
    • Kostis Stephanopoulos, Greek conservative politician (President of Greece,1995-2005), who died at 90.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • " 25" 3rd studio album by Adele is released (Grammy Award for Album of the Year 2017,2016 Billboard Album of the Year).
    • XL/Columbia releases "25",3rd studio album by Adele (Grammy Award for Album of the Year,2017; 2016 Billboard Album of the Year).
    • DEATHS
    • Keith Michell, Australian actor and theater director (6 Wives of Henry VIII), who died at 88.
    • Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), who died at 82.
    • #Horror is released. Cyberbullying goes offline during one deadly night. Inspired by a shocking true story, #Horror follows a group of preteen girls living in a suburban world of money and privilege. But when their obsession with a disturbing online game goes too far, virtual terror becomes all too real. [IFC MIdnight]
    • Mediterranea is released. Ayiva (Koudous Seihon) and Abas (Alassane Sy) are close friends from Burkina Faso determined to make it to Italy in order to find work and provide for their families back home. But even after surviving the harrowing journey—desert bandits, a treacherous sea voyage, arrest—nothing can prepare the two men for the hostility and violence that awaits them. [IFC Films]
    • Mustang is released. It’s the beginning of the summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters come home from school, innocently playing with boys. The supposed debauchery of their games causes a scandal with unintended consequences. The family home slowly turns into a prison, classes on housework and cooking replace school, and marriages begin to be arranged. The five sisters, driven by the same desire for freedom, fight back against the limits imposed on them. [Cohen Media Group]
    • Censored Voices is released. One week after the 1967 Six-Day War, a group of young kibbutzniks, led by renowned author Amos Oz and Editor Avraham Shapira, recorded intimate conversations with soldiers returning from the battlefield. The Israeli army censored the recordings, allowing only a fragment of the conversations to be published. Censored Voices reveals these original recordings for the first time.
    • Criminal Activities is released. Four friends stumble into a deal too good to refuse. But when the investment goes bad, they learn that part of their funding came from a notoriously ruthless crime boss (John Travolta)... and it’s payback time. Now, they must successfully kidnap a family member of a rival kingpin in order to erase the life-threatening debt. In way over their heads, if they can complete the assigned task without screwing up, they just might escape with their lives. [RLJ Entertainment]
    • The Summer of Sangaile is released. 17 year-old Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. Afraid of heights, she has never dared to even enter in one of the cockpits. At a summer aeronautical show, nearby her parents’ lakeside villa, she meets Auste, a local girl of her age, who unlike Sangaile, lives her life to the full with creativity and dare. As the two girls become lovers, Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret, and finds in her teenage love the only person to truly encourage her in flying. [Strand Releasing]
    • Very Semi-Serious is released. The iconic cartoons of The New Yorker have become an instantly recognizable cultural touchstone over the past 90 years, and Leah Wolchock's intimate documentary offers an unprecedented glimpse into the process behind the cartoons. The film follows cartoon editor Bob Mankoff as he sifts through hundreds of submissions and pitches every week to bring readers a carefully curated selection of insightful and humorous work.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 is released. With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games. [Lionsgate]
    • Secret in Their Eyes is released. A tight-knit team of rising FBI investigators – Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess (Julia Roberts), along with their District Attorney supervisor Claire (Nicole Kidman) – is suddenly torn apart when they discover that Jess’s teenage daughter has been brutally and inexplicably murdered. Now, thirteen years later, after obsessively searching every day for the elusive killer, Ray finally uncovers a new lead that he’s certain can permanently resolve the case, nail the vicious murderer, and bring long-desired closure to his team. No one is prepared, however, for the shocking, unspeakable secret that will reveal the enduring, destructive effects of personal vengeance on the human soul. Interweaving past and present, this deeply layered mystery explores the murky boundaries between justice and revenge, and asks the question: how far would you go to right an unfathomable wrong?
    • MOVIES: R
    • The Night Before is released. Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they’re entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball – the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.
    • Carol is released. Set in 1950s New York, two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in the throes of love. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) threatens her competence as a mother when Carol’s involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) comes to light. As Carol leaves the comfort of home to travel with Therese, an internal journey of self-discovery coincides with her new sense of space. [TWC]
    • Legend is released. Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray (Tom Hardy) terrorize London during the 1950s and 1960s.
    • Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 1 is released. Former superhero Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) has opened a detective agency called Alias Investigations and meets Luke Cage (Mike Colter) on one of her cases as a man (David Tennant) from her past resurfaces.
    • The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 is released. Based on a novel by Phillip Dick where the Axis powers won World War II after dropping an atomic bomb on Washington D.C. Julianna (Alexa Davalos) leaves San Francisco for Colorado to search for her sister's killer, while new resistance recruit Joe (Luke Kleintank) is in New York ready to be assigned to his first mission to Colorado.
    • ALBUMS
    • 25 was released by Adele. The third full-length studio release for the British singer-songwriter features songs co-written with such artists as Brian Burton, Samuel Dixon, Paul Epworth, Tobias Jesso Jr., Greg Kurstin, Bruno Mars, Max Martin, Karl Johan Schuster, and Ryan Tedder.
    • Shadow of a Doubt was released by Freddie Gibbs. The third full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Black Thought, E-40, Tory Lanez, Gucci Mane, Manman Savage, and Dana Williams.
    • Mutant was released by Arca. The second full-length release for the electronic producer who worked on Kanye West's Yeezus, FKA twigs' LP1, Björk's Vulnicura and Kelela's Hallucinogen EP.
    • Dark Sky Island was released by Enya. The eighth studio release for the Irish artist was inspired by Roma Ryan's poetry books about islands, especially the island of Sark.
    • Hexadic II was released by Six Organs of Admittance. The second release based on Ben Chasny's new composition method features a more acoustic sound.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon for 3DS is released. The player is transformed into one of 20 Pokémon as she sets out on an adventure in a world inhabited solely by the 720 discovered Pokémon. Each dungeon is randomly generated, so the gamer never explores the same dungeon twice as she unravel this tale of adventure and mystery.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Thea: The Awakening for PC is released. Thea: The Awakening, a turn-based, rogue-like, strategic-survival game, set in a post-apocalyptic dark fantasy world, all inspired by Slavic Myth and Folklore and infused with rich story and a unique, card based minigame.
    • Mayan Death Robots for PC is released. Mayan Death Robots reinvents the artillery genre in a Mayan setting invaded by alien killing machines. Pick a robot from the roster and enter the arena to destroy your opponent's power core. Aim your weapon before the timer runs out, but don't be distracted by the pretty scenery: when the rockets start flying, you already need to plan your next move! Will you choose to move your robot to a better vantage point, or will you build defenses to keep your opponent from landing a killing blow?
    • Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash for Wii U is released. Compete with cohorts in the multiplayer Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. Surprise your opponents with a new move to the series, the Jumpshot, which sends the ball flying down the court. Change the sport up with new Mega Battles, using the Mega Mushroom to gain an advantage over the competition. Claim your spot in Mario Tennis lore in singles (1v1) or doubles (2v2) as you play with and against family, friends or the CPU using returning and new characters to the series.

    On this day in 2014

    • DEATHS
    • Mike Nichols, Director.
    • Arthur Butterworth, British classical trumpet player and composer dies at 91.
    • GAMING: PC
    • The Marvellous Miss Take for PC is released. In the bustling heart of London, a once magnificent art collection has been unscrupulously poached and split up among private collectors. Meet Sophia Take, the rightful heir to the misappropriated masterpieces. Help Sophia to reclaim her inheritance on an exciting and daring adventure across the capital!
    • Nearly 5 million illegal migrants in the US have the threat of deportation deferred, after President Barack Obama announces sweeping immigration changes.

    On this day in 2013

    • DEATHS
    • Sylvia Browne, American author and self-proclaimed medium dubbed "America's most controversial psychic, "dies at 77.
    • GAMING: XBOX 360
    • SoulCalibur II HD Online for Xbox 360 is released. Developed by PROJECT SOUL, the elite development team at NAMCO BANDAI Studios Inc., SOULCALIBUR II HD Online reimagines the beloved title by adding online multiplayer support to the title as well as vibrant updated graphics to take advantage of modern high definition TVs. For the first time ever, players will be able to square off against opponents from around the world with their favorite SOULCALIBUR II characters such as Ivy, Taki, Mitsurugi, Talim, Maxi and more. The online infrastructure will feature brand new netcode overseen by the PROJECT SOUL development team. SOULCALIBUR II HD Online will also come with the multitude of modes found in the original release including: Arcade, Survival, VS Battle, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice and Weapon Master.
    • US President Barack Obama posthumously awards civil rights activist Bayard Rustin the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
    • Peter Griffiths, British politician (C), controversially won his seat (1964), who died at 85.
    • Ben Bradlee is presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony.
    • Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (82) divorces Wendi Deng (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 13 years of marriage.


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