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Today in the World Countries

  • Dayton Agreement Day (RS) is being celebrated in Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2022

  • China reports new COVID-19 pandemic outbreaks, with 28,127 new cases, with half in Guangzhou and the municipality of Chongqing and public venues closed in Beijing and Shanghai.
  • Jeremy Lloyds, English cricket umpire (5 Tests,18 ODIs,1 T20I) and all-rounder (Somerset CCC, Orange Free State, Gloucestershire CCC), who died at 68.

On this day in 2021

  • British driver Lewis Hamilton wins 1st Qatar Grand Prix Formula One motor race at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.
  • " Voiceless Mass" by Raven Chacon, premieres at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee - first work by an Native American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.
  • Antwain Lee Fowler, Instagram Star.
  • Gordon Crosse, British contemporary classical composer (Grace of Todd; Purgatory; Changes), and educator, who died at 84.

On this day in 2020

  • Texas National Guard mobilized to help El Paso County, deal with a morgue crisis as COVID-19 pandemic cases and deaths surge.
  • Ricky Yacobi, Indonesian soccer striker (31 caps; Arseto Solo, Matsushita), who died from a heart attack at 57.
  • Paul Wensink, Race Car Driver.
  • Between the World and Me is released. The HBO special based on the 2018 adaptation and Apollo Theater staging of Ta-Nehisi Coates' book about white supremacy in America features readings from Coates' book, animation, documentary footage and archival footage.

On this day in 2019

  • Elon Musk launches Tesla's electric Cybertruck with shatterproof windows that when demonstrated on stage shatter.
  • 44% of Americans work in low-wage jobs with medium annual wage of just $18,000, with most aged 25 - 54 according to analysis by Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program.
  • WHO says Measles has killed more than 5,000 people in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2019, in world's largest and fastest-moving epidemic.
  • Gahan Wilson, American author and cartoonist known as the "Michelangelo of the Macabre", who died at 89.
  • Black Future '88 for PC is released. Black Future ’88 is a Synth-Punk roguelike 2D action Shooter. Vertically climb an always evolving procedural tower to reach the top and kill its insane owner…before your heart explodes. Shoot, slash, dash and upgrade yourself to survive the endless waves of Homicidal AI, Traps & Colossal Wardens.
  • Deemo Reborn for PlayStation 4 is released. Rayark’s classic game Deemo is reborn on the PS4 console with a brand-new look. Having both TV/VR mode, this title allows you to immerse in the fantastical music performances and adventurous world explorations.
  • The Touryst for Switch is released. You are just arriving at the Monument Islands. Want to go swimming? Or rather take a dive into the deep sea? Or do you want to visit the amusement arcade, do some shopping, dance at the beach party? Fancy some surfing? Or will you talk with the strange old tourist and listen what he has to say about these ancient mysterious monuments..
  • First of a series of national strikes in Colombia against the government of President Iván Duque and proposed cuts to pensions.
  • 22 killed in displacement camp in attack by Syrian government in Idlib province, Syria.

On this day in 2018

  • Former Guatemalan soldier Santos López Alonzo sentenced to 5,160 years for killing 171 people in Dos Erres during the civil war.
  • RIBA’s best building in the world biennial international prize awarded to Canuanã school in Brazil.
  • Devin Lima [Harold Lima], American singer (LFO), who died of cancer at 41.
  • Roma is released. Roma follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. [Netflix]
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet is released. Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet – which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Sara Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part of save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet – the netizens – to help navigate their way, including a website entrepreneur named Yesss (Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.”
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Robin Hood is released. Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton), a war-hardened Crusader, and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.
  • Creed II is released. Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family's past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what's worth fighting for, and discover that nothing's more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can't escape your history.

On this day in 2017

  • CBS TV host Charlie Rose is fired after allegations of sexual harassment by eight women.
  • Robert Mugabe's resignation after 37 years in power is read out in Zimbabwe's parliaments during impeachment proceedings.
  • Mt Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali begins erupting.
  • Pixar animation head John Lasseter takes 6 month leave of absence amid sexual misconduct claims.
  • Rodney Bewes, English actor (The Likely Lads), who died at 79.
  • David Cassidy, American singer and actor (Keith-Partridge Family), who died at 67.
  • Marvel's Runaways: Season 1 is released. Based on the Marvel comics series, six teenagers: Alex Wilder (Rhenzy Feliz), Nico Minoru (Lyrica Okano), Karolina Dean (Virginia Gardner), Gert Yorkes (Ariela Barer), Chase Stein (Gregg Sulkin), and Molly Hernandez (Allegra Acosta) unite against The Pride (a.k.a their parents): Catherine and Geoffrey Wilder (Angel Parker and Ryan Sands); Robert and Tina Minoru (James Yaegashi and Brittany Ishibashi); Dale and Stacey Yorkes (Kevin Weisman and Brigid Brannagh); Frank and Leslie Dean (Kip Pardue and Annie Wersching); and Janet and Victor Stein (Ever Carradine and James Marsters).
  • Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney for 3DS is released. This is the fourth game in the series and the first developed specifically for Nintendo DS and sees a change of direction for the story line with the introduction of new defense attorney Apollo Justice and a host of new characters. Players star as rookie defense attorney Apollo Justice as he visits crime scenes, questions key witnesses and collects vital evidence before stepping into the courtroom to prove his clients' innocence. Facing Apollo across the courtroom is the highly talented and flamboyant prosecutor Klavier Gavin who, in addition to being a legal genius, is also lead singer with Gavinners, a highly successful rock band with a string of hits to their name.
  • TARTARUS for PC is released. In the year of 2230, Mining and Research vessel Tartarus (MRS TARTARUS 220478) activates the security protocol near Neptune without any sign. The only chance for crew to survive is to reach the Bridge and restart all systems one by one before the ship crashes into Neptune. We are playing as Cooper(cook and miner of the ship) who has no education or training about electronics or pilotage; to overcome this, vessels engineer ''Andrews'' is helping us as much as he can. Though it's not as easy as it sounds...
  • World of Final Fantasy for PC is released. Embark on an adventure unlike any before to an all new WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY. With charming, stylized visuals for both the young and the young at heart, players will collect, raise, and battle iconic monsters by stacking them to form adorable yet strategic monster towers. The memorable legends of FINAL FANTASY come to life in this imaginative, colorful world as an epic story fit for the smallest of heroes unfolds.
  • Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier for PlayStation 4 is released. Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier is a narrative adventure game of conquest, betrayal, and survival. When the fates of a tribe of apes and a band of human survivors intertwine, two worlds collide as their precarious existence hangs in the balance.
  • Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 3: The Fractured Mask for PlayStation 4 is released. Discover the powerful and far-reaching consequences of your choices as the Dark Knight. The fate of Bruce Wayne, his dark persona, Batman, and Gotham hang in the balance.
  • Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV for PlayStation 4 is released. The fishing feature of Final Fantasy XV has been revamped and revitalized for PS VR. Join Noctis, Ignis, Prompto, Gladio, and other familiar faces in a picturesque virtual reality backdrop en route to a thrilling encounter with the menace that lurks in the depths.
  • Gear.Club Unlimited for Switch is released. For the first time on Nintendo Switch, drive through an authentic world of cars with Gear.Club Unlimited. Get behind the wheel of the most incredible cars from the most prestigious manufacturers. Race through over 400 challenging races. Learn to master the controls of the world's fastest supercars and collect them in your garage: you can customize and tune them across the numerous workshops, then take them to the race track for the win. Challenge your friends, competing among up to 4 players on the same screen, or beat their times online. []
  • Unbox: Newbie's Adventure for Switch is released. Unbox is a 90s style 3D platformer about the ultimate postal service, self-delivering cardboard boxes! Unbox has giant worlds full of challenges, collectibles and boxy boss battles!
  • SUPERBEAT: XONiC for Switch is released. Experience SUPERBEAT: XONiC, the new music game sensation that's bound to have you on the edge of your seat. Enjoy the visuals and effects as you play your way through over 50 unique songs and unlock tons of hidden rewards and items. Perform and perfect combos and show the world you're the best by climbing the Ranking system.
  • American actor, singer, songwriter, and guitarist David Cassidy died of liver failure aged 67. He was known for his role as Keith Partridge, the son of Shirley Partridge (played by his stepmother Shirley Jones), in the 70s musical-sitcom The Partridge Family, which led to him becoming one of popular culture's teen idols. The Partridge Family had the 1970 US No.1 single 'I Think I Love You', and the 1972 UK No.3 single 'Breaking Up Is Hard To Do'. As a solo artist he scored the 1972 UK No.1 single 'How Can I Be Sure'..

On this day in 2016

  • India celebrates 50th anniversary of IR8, rice variety specially bred that saved much of Asia from famine.
  • Joe Frasson, Race Car Driver.
  • Marathon: The Patriot's Day Bombing is released. The Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg documentary made in association with the Boston Globe chronicles the investigations that led to the capture of the Tsarnaev brothers as well as the journey of recovery by three families who survived the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
  • Search Party (2016): Season 1 is released. Dory (Alia Shawkat) becomes obsessed with finding a missing girl she barely knew in college with reluctant help from her boyfriend Drew (John Reynolds), her narcissist friend Elliott (John Early), and actress friend Portia (Meredith Hagner). TBS will air all 10 episodes over one week, with two episodes per night.

On this day in 2015

  • Actress Sofia Vergara at the age of 43 weds True Blood star Joe Manganiello at the age of 38 in Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Bob Foster, American boxer (world light-heavyweight champion 1968-74), who died at 76.
  • Jason Gaviati, Pianist.
  • Germán Robles, Spanish-Mexican film, theater, television, and voice actor (El Vampiro), who died at 86.
  • Ken Johnson, American baseball pitcher (only pitcher to lose a complete game 9-inning no-hitter 1964), who died at 82.

On this day in 2014

  • Late Phases is released. Crescent Bay is not the best place to live out one’s golden years. Once an idyllic retirement community, the secluded neighborhood has been beset by mysterious and deadly attacks. When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici) moves in, the residents immediately take offense to his abrasive personality. But his take-no-prisoners attitude is just what he needs to survive as it becomes clear that the increasingly violent and patterned attacks are being caused by beasts that are neither animal nor man, and the tight-knit community of Crescent Bay is harboring something truly sinister in its midst. [Dark Sky Films]
  • Flamenco, Flamenco is released. Director Carlos Saura and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro capture 21 flamenco performances.
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is released. In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
  • All Relative is released. Things couldn't be going better for Harry (Jonathan Sadowski) and Grace (Sara Paxton), a young New York City couple in love, until Grace's mother (Connie Nielsen) turns Harry's world upside down.
  • Extraterrestrial is released. Still reeling from her parents divorce, April (Brittany Allen) is dragged back to the vacation cabin she spent fond summers at as a child accompanied by a group of friends. Her trip down memory lane takes a dramatic and terrifying turn when a fireball descends from the sky and explodes in the nearby woods. Lead by her boyfriend, the group venture out toward the crash site and discover the remnants of a ship from another planet along with footprints that suggest its alien occupants are still alive. The college friends soon find themselves caught in the middle of something bigger and more terrifying than anything they could ever imagine. [IFC Films]
  • The Sleepwalker is released. A young couple, Kaia and Andrew (Gitte Witt and Christopher Abbott), spend their days restoring her family's sprawling rural estate. Their peace is upended one night when Kaia's emotionally disturbed sister Christine (Stephanie Ellis) shows up unexpectedly, followed by her distraught boyfriend (Brady Corbet). As Christine's behavior grows increasingly unhinged—including an unsettling incident of sleepwalking—long-buried traumas resurface. [IFC Films]
  • Night Will Fall is released. Researchers discover film footage from World War II that turns out to be a lost documentary shot by Alfred Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein in 1945 about German concentration camps.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is released. Having twice survived the Hunger Games, Katniss finds herself in District 13. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the Capitol and fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.
  • V/H/S: Viral is released. A police chase involving a deranged ice cream truck has captivated the attention of the greater Los Angeles area. Dozens of fame-obsessed teens flock to the streets with their video cameras and camera phones, hell-bent on capturing the next viral video. But there is something far more sinister occurring in the streets of L.A. than a simple police chase. Soon all those obsessed with capturing salacious footage for no other purpose than to amuse or titillate become the stars of the next video, one where they face their own death. [Magnet Releasing]
  • Reach Me is released. A motivational book written by a mysterious man (Tom Berenger) goes viral and quickly gains popularity, inspiring a group of people that includes a journalist (Kevin Connolly), his editor (Sylvester Stallone), a former inmate (Kyra Sedgwick), a hip-hop mogul (Nelly), an actor (Cary Elwes) and an undercover cop (Thomas Jane) to re-evaluate their choices and decisions by confronting their fears in hopes of creating more positive lives.
  • Pokemon Alpha Sapphire for 3DS is released. Pokemon players first enjoyed Pokemon Ruby Version and Pokemon Sapphire Version when it launched in 2003 for the Game Boy Advance. Now, a whole new generation of Pokemon fans will experience the storyline that unfolds in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire.
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby for 3DS is released. Pokemon gamers initially experienced Pokemon Ruby Version and Pokemon Sapphire Version when it launched in 2003 for the GBA. Now, a new generation of Pokemon people can experience the storyline that unfolds in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U for Wii U is released. Duke it out with your favorite Nintendo characters in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii U.

On this day in 2013

  • The Alabama parole board grants posthumous pardons to three members of the Scottsboro boys.
  • " Happy" single is released by Pharrell Williams (Billboard Song of the Year 2014, Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance 2015).
  • 31 people are killed by a truck bomb in northeaster Iraq.
  • Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt at the age of 34 weds actor Brian Hallisay at the age of 34.
  • Maurice Vachon, Canadian professional wrestler, who died at 84.
  • An Adventure in Space and Time is released. The film written by Doctor Who and Sherlock writer Mark Gatiss dramatizes the difficulties of producing the sci-fi series Doctor Who in the 1960s by co-creators Sydney Newman (Brian Cox) and Verity Lambert (Jessica Raine) as well as the origination of regeneration after first Doctor actor William Hartnell (David Bradley) left the show in 1966.
  • Edge for Wii U is released. EDGE is the third Indie game, after Swords & Soldiers and Frenzic, to be redeveloped and taken to other platforms by Two Tribes. The game now feels right at home on modern PCs and Macs, with super high resolutions and new special effects, while still keeping the retro vibe completely intact.
  • The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths for Wii U is released. In Mysterious Cities of Gold : Secret Paths, you get to incarnate Esteban, Zia and Tao on a quest for the new city of gold, right in the heart of Imperial China. Thanks to the heroes’ specific attributes, solve the puzzles and escape Zarès’ hostile men!
  • Vern Mikkelsen, American HOF basketball player, who died at 85.


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