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  • Flag and Independence Day is being celebrated in Albania
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Mauritania, Timor Leste
  • Independence Day from Spain is being celebrated in Panama
  • Republic Day is being celebrated in Chad
  • Thanksgiving Day is being celebrated in American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, Us Virgin Islands
  • People born on this day are Sagittarius as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • 50 million birds killed in record-breaking outbreak of avian flu across the US according to Department of Agriculture, amid similar outbreaks elsewhere around the world.
    • DEATHS
    • Clarence Gilyard Jr, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger - "Trivette" ; Matlock,1989-93 - "Conrad" ; Die Hard), and educator, who died at 66.
    • (Trevor) Tom Phillips, English visual artist, printmaker and collagist, who died at 85.
    • GAMING: PC
    • World of Warcraft: Dragonflight for PC is released. The dragonflights of Azeroth have returned, called upon to defend their ancestral home, the Dragon Isles. Surging with elemental magic and the life energies of Azeroth, the Isles are awakening once more, and it's up to you to explore their primordial wonder and discover long-forgotten secrets.

    On this day in 2021

    • DEATHS
    • Virgil Abloh, Fashion Designer.
    • Mustafa Cengiz, Business Executive.
    • Norodom Ranariddh, Politician.
    • Arlene Dahl, Movie Actress.
    • Lee Elder, American golfer (first African-American to play in the US Masters; 4 PGA Tour titles), who died at 87.
    • François Moncla, French rugby union flanker (31 Tests; Racing 92, Section Paloise), who died at 89.
    • Frank Williams, British businessman, racing team owner (Principal Williams Formula 1 team 1977-2020; 9 x F1 Constructors'C'ships,7 x Drivers'C'ships), who died at 79.
    • Honduras presidential elections: Xiomara Castro elected country's female president (declared 2 Dec).
    • Barbados becomes a Republic, removing Queen Elizabeth II as head of state in a ceremony with Sandra Mason sworn in as the first President, with Rihanna declared a national hero.
    • Carrie Meek, American politician (Rep-D-Florida 1993-2003), who died at 95.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • At least 110 people killed in attack on Koshobe village in north-east Nigeria by Boko Haram jihadist group.
    • Joe Biden injures his foot playing with his dog Major.
    • Thousands of farmers begin entering Delhi to protest proposed agriculture reforms.
    • DEATHS
    • Vítor Oliveira, Portuguese soccer midfielder (Braga, Portimonense) and manager (won 11 promotions to Primeira Liga,6 as champion), who died from a heart attack at 67.
    • Dave Prowse, English actor (Darth Vader), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 85.
    • David Prowse, Bodybuilder.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • European parliament declares a climate emergency.
    • Iraqi security forces open fire on protesters killing at least 25 in Nasiriya a day after the Iranian embassy in Najais is burnt down.
    • Zimbabwe on the brink of man-made starvation according to the UN.
    • DEATHS
    • Padú del Caribe [Juan Chabaya Lampe], Aruban pianist and composer, known as the "Father of the Caribbean" (" Aruba Dushi Tera" - Aruba's national anthem), who died at 99.
    • Servant: Season 1 is released. Dorothy (Lauren Ambrose) and Sean Turner (Toby Kebbell) hire Leanne (Nell Tiger Free) as the nanny to help care for a lifelike baby doll after the loss of their own child in the M. Night Shyamalan thriller series.
    • Asterix & Obelix XXL 3: The Crystal Menhir for Xbox One is released. The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely... One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. And life is not easy for the Roman legionaries who garrison the fortified camps of Totorum, Aquarium, Laudanum and Compendium.Peace reigns in the small Armorican village, where the villagers go about their daily business. Our two heroes, Asterix and Obelix, hunt wild boar, the blacksmith and the fishmonger quarrel, and the village chief strolls around the village square atop his shield.One day, the village druid, Getafix, receives a strange letter. It is from Avina Gandir, the high priestess of Thule! She warns the druid of a grave threat to his people and asks him to take a mysterious Menhir out of its hiding place...Set off on an exciting adventure and immerse yourself in the world of Asterix! Alone or in co-op, explore the lands of the Roman empire and unravel the mystery of the Crystal Menhir and its incredible powers!
    • SPORTS
    • Mosconi Cup nine-ball pool, Las Vegas, Nevada: US retains trophy with an 11-8 win over Europe; MVP: Skyler Woodward (USA).

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • French director Luc Besson accused of sexual harassment by five more women, adding to four already made public.
    • BIRTHS
    • Salomé Feria Valcárcel, Instagram Star, born in Medellin, Colombia.
    • Quentin Tarantino at the age of 55 marries singer and model Danielle Pick at the age of 35 in Los Angeles, California.
    • DEATHS
    • Robert Morris, American sculptor and painter, who died of pneumonia at 87.
    • Thomas J.J. Altizer, US Radical theologian (God is Dead), who died at 91.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Artifact for PC is released. A collaboration between legendary game designer Richard Garfield and Valve, Artifact promises the deepest gameplay and the highest-fidelity experience ever seen in a trading card game.
    • R-Type Dimensions EX for Switch is released.
    • NAIRI: Tower of Shirin for Switch is released. Follow Nairi, a troubled upper class girl, and Rex, a gangster-turned-scholar, as they uncover a dark mystery involving the mysterious Tower of Shirin! In a world brimming with with delightful, deadly, and dastardly creatures Nairi will need all her wits to outsmart bandit cats, befriend crime lord ducks, and escape a conspiracy as old as time. NAIRI: Tower of Shirin is a charming graphic adventure with adorable characters within a troubled world that is sure to delight people of all ages looking for a strong narrative and puzzle experience.
    • Horizon Chase Turbo for Xbox One is released. A tribute to 80s and 90s arcade racers. Chase horizons and find the thrill of 16-bit classics. Soundtrack by the legendary racing games composer Barry Leitch.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • India's Supreme Court rejects appeal to block global release of controversial film "Padmavati".
    • DEATHS
    • Shadia [Fatmah Ahmed Kamal Shaker], Egyptian actress (" Al Maraa Al Maghoula" (The Unknown Woman)), and singer (" Ya Habibti Ya Masr" (Oh Egypt, My Love)), who died from respiratory failure at 86.
    • Shadia, Movie Actress.
    • Sky Force Reloaded for PlayStation 4 is released. The best mobile shooter is now ready to rock your iPhone!Sky Force Reloaded is an award winning and highly acclaimed vertical shooter. It features 3d interactive objects, outstanding graphics, special effects, high quality soundtrack and 100% of pure gameplay.Ever wanted to play a good arcade vertical shooter? This one is for you!----------------------------------------------PRESS:IGN Review:9.5/10 - Force your friend to buy this one.AppSmile.com5/5 - With its recent introduction into the App Store, Sky Force Reloaded (or perhaps re-Reloaded) is a title no arcade junkie should miss.PocketGamer:10/10 - Graphically, Sky Force: Reloaded is stunning. The whole game screams quality.PocketPlayers.deOne of the best, if not THE best shooters!----------------------------------------------FEATURES:- 8 large levels- plenty of enemies, - interactive environment elements*- upgradable weapons- dynamic weather (rain, clouds, wind)- highscoresRecommended for fans of Raiden,1942,1945, iFighter, Siberian Strike
    • Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope - 4K & Full HD Remaster for PlayStation 4 is released. Earth has been decimated by World War III, and now, humanity must turn to the stars in search of a newhome. Explore the galaxy on your quest, make allies and enemies among the alien races you encounter, and uncover a danger so great that it threatens all of creation.
    • It's Quiz Time for PlayStation 4 is released. Go head to head with the brand-new quiz game on PS4. Featuring our witty and devious AI game host Salli, take on It’s Quiz Time’s catalogue of over 25,000 questions. Face off against up to 8 players using your smartphone, or grab your controller and put yourself to the test.
    • Black Mirror for PlayStation 4 is released. Scotland,1926. Following the death of his father, David Gordon visits his ancestral home for the first time in his life. A life that is soon threatened by the dark secrets that claimed the sanity of many Gordons before him. Black Mirror Castle demands an offering.
    • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 for Switch is released. The beginning of the Resident Evil Revelations 2 tale sees fan favorite Claire Redfield make a dramatic return. Survivor of the Raccoon City incident depicted in previous Resident Evil games, Claire now works for the anti-bioterrorism organization Terra Save. Moira Burton, is attending her welcome party for Terra Save when unknown armed forces storm the office. Claire and Moira are knocked unconscious and awaken later to find themselves in a dark and abandoned detention facility. Working together, they must find out who took them and to what sinister end. Will Claire and Moira make it out alive and discover whats led to them being taken to this remote island? A story of twists and turns will have players guessing the next step at every turn.Headed for the remote prison island in search of his missing daughter, Barry Burton meets brand new character Natalia Korda, a little girl who has a strange power that allows her to sense enemies and hidden items. Using this skill alongside Barrys proven combat abilities, players will need to alternate between the two to survive the mysterious island and find Moira. With terrifying enemies waiting around every dark corner, Barry will need to use his ammo and weapon supply wisely, in classic survival horror style.Evolving the episodic chapter set-up of the original Resident Evil Revelations, Resident Evil Revelations 2 will initially release as a weekly series of episodic downloads beginning on February 24,2015. Players also have the option of choosing Complete Season or Full Bundle, ensuring fans have access to each episode as it releases along with additional bonus content. Each episode in Resident Evil Revelations 2 includes Raid mode content and two full playable scenarios focused on the previously announced Claire and Moira campaign and the newly confirmed Barry and Natalia storyline.
    • Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in for a second term as president of Kenya.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • " Hamilton" sets new record for most money earned in a week on Broadway - $3.3 million.
    • Musical "Hamilton" starring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Ramos sets new record for most money earned in a week on Broadway - $3.3 million.
    • BIRTHS
    • Prince Liam Of Nassau, Luxembourgish prince, Geneva, born in Luxembourg.
    • DEATHS
    • Mark Taimanov, Chess Player.
    • Van Williams, American actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon), who died at 82.
    • Allan Zavod, Australian classical and jazz pianist and composer, who died of brain cancer at 71.
    • Grant Tinker, American TV executive (Chairman of NBC), who died at 90.
    • William A. Christenberry, American photographer and artist, who died at 80.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Watch Dogs 2 for PC is released. Check out the birthplace of the tech revolution as Marcus Holloway, a brilliant young hacker who has fallen victim to ctOS 2.0's predictive algorithms and accused of a crime he did not commit. In Marcus' mission to shut down ctOS 2.0 for good, hacking is his ultimate weapon. Players not only can hack into the San Francisco Bay Area's infrastructure, but also into every person and any connected device they possess to trigger unpredictable chains of events in this vast open world.
    • SPORTS
    • New Zealand born Ray Columbus, singer and songwriter, television host, music manager and entertainer died aged 74. He was the lead singer of Ray Columbus & the Invaders, who scored the 1964 hit was 'She's A Mod', a No.1 hit in Australia, the first song from a New Zealand group to reach the top of the charts in another country. During the 60s, Columbus toured with The Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison and The Newbeats..
    • Plane carrying Brazilian Chapecoense fooball team crashes near Medellin, Colombia killing 71 players and journalists.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • British boxer Tyson Fury beats Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision to win WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO, The Ring magazine and lineal heavyweight titles in Düsseldorf, Germany; ends Klitschko's 9 year reign as champion.
    • Actor Kelvin Fletcher at the age of 31 weds actress Elizabeth Marsland at the age of 32 in London.
    • DEATHS
    • Janez Strnad, Slovenian physicist, and author (We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made Of), who died at 81.
    • Luc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director, who died of cancer at 67.
    • Marjorie Lord [Wollenberg], American actress (Make Room for Daddy, Sherlock Holmes in Washington), who died of natural causes at 97.
    • Olene Walker, American politician (R),1st female Governor of Utah (2003-2005), who died at 85.
    • SPORTS
    • Jamie Vardy scores for Leicester City in a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at the King Power Stadium; EPL record 11th consecutive game in which Vardy scores.

    On this day in 2014

    • DEATHS
    • Chespirito, Screenwriter.
    • Before I Disappear is released. As his life hits rock bottom,20-something Richie (Shawn Christensen) decides to end it all—only to have his half-hearted suicide attempt interrupted by an urgent request from his sister (Emmy Rossum) to babysit her precocious daughter (Fatima Ptacek). So begins a madcap tour of Manhattan after dark, as uncle and niece find unexpected bonds in the unlikeliest of places. [IFC Films]
    • Remote Area Medical is released. A documentary on the annual three-day "pop-up"medical clinic organized by the non-profit Remote Area Medical (RAM) in Bristol, Tennessee's NASCAR speedway.
    • The Babadook is released. Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called The Babadook turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, and he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behavior, is forced to medicate him. But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real. [IFC Films]
    • The Immortalists is released. Two eccentric scientists struggle to create eternal youth in a world they call “blind to the tragedy of old age.” As they battle their own aging and suffer the loss of loved ones, their scientific quest ultimately becomes personal.
    • The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness is released. Granted near-unfettered access to the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli, director Mami Sunada follows the three men who are the lifeblood of Ghibli – the eminent director Hayao Miyazaki, the producer Toshio Suzuki, and the elusive and influential “other director” Isao Takahata – over the course of a year as the studio rushes to complete two films, Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises and Takahata’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya. The result is a rare fly on the wall look at the inner workings of one of the world’s most celebrated animation studios, and an insight into the dreams, passion and singular dedication of these remarkable creators. [GKIDS]
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Antarctica: A Year on Ice is released. Antarctica: A Year on Ice is a visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen. Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth. Capturing epic battles against hellacious storms, quiet reveries of nature's grandeur, and everyday moments of work and laughter, this unique documentary shows a steadfast community thriving in a land few humans have experienced. [Music Box Films]
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • The Imitation Game is released. During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality – little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. [The Weinstein Company]

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • It was reported that George Harrison's sister was living in a pre-fabricated home and "struggling for money"since her allowance from The Beatles star's estate was cut off about a year after he died. 82-year-old Louise Harrison admitted that she had no access to her brother's multi-million dollar fortune and was cash-poor living in rural Missouri. She never challenged her brother's estate, adding "I don't care about the money, it's been over ten years and I haven't made any ripples.".
    • Mitja Ribicic, Yugoslavian Prime Minister, who died at 94.


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