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  • Constitution Day is being celebrated in Dominican Republic
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Cambodia
  • National Flag Day is being celebrated in Azerbaijan
  • People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Archaeologists announce discovery of oldest decipherable sentence on an ivory comb “May this tusk root out the lice of the hair and the beard.” in 1,700 B.C Canaanite script from Tel Lachish, Israel.
    • DEATHS
    • Einars Gnedojs, Latvian soccer defender (18 caps; FK Zvejnieks Liepaja, FC Skonto Riga), who died at 57.
    • Werner Schulz, Politician.
    • The Crown: Season 5 is released. The fifth seasons sees Queen Elizabeth (Imelda Staunton) facing a number of challenges in the 1990s including the public breakdown of the marriage between Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki).
    • God of War: Ragnarok for PlayStation 5 is released. The freezing winds of Fimbulwinter have come to Midgard, making survival for Kratos, Atreus, and Mimir in the Norse wilds even more challenging than before. Kratos, still bearing the knowledge of his past mistakes, wants to spare Atreus the bloody lessons he learned from his conflict with gods. He wants to keep his son safe, above all, and their confrontation with Baldur has vindicated the belief that only tragedy will come from further entanglements with the Aesir. Together, Kratos and Atreus will have to make a choice about which path they will take. Whatever they choose will define the fate of all those living in the Nine Realms as Ragnarok approaches. Whatever your choice of combat strategy, the enemies that await in God of War Ragnarök will be ready. The realms have grown harsher, and a whole host of new creatures from across Norse mythology will test your skills. God of War Ragnarök will take you to the previously unreachable Vanaheim, Svartalfheim, and Asgard - as well as to new areas from locations featured in the last game. Exploring the realms will take you everywhere from verdant, otherworldly jungles to intricate subterranean mining networks. This next installment in the series will bring you a more diverse, beautiful, and mysterious variety of locations than in any other God of War game.
    • A Little To The Left for Switch is released. Sort, stack, and organize household objects into just the right spot in A Little to the Left, a tidy puzzle game with a mischievous cat who likes to shake things up!Which way should the clock hands point? How to arrange the eggs? Who put so many stickers on this fruit?!? Come enjoy a calming world with an observational puzzle game with surprises around every corner. With charming illustrations and surprising scenarios, A Little to the Left is satisfying and curious with 75+ delightful puzzles to discover.Keep your eye out for a mischievous cat who has an inclination for chaos!
    • NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 2 for Switch is released. NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 2
    • Once Upon a Jester... for Switch is released. Best friends Sok & Jester devise a mischievous scheme to steal the Royal Diamond!To complete their master plan, they must start an improv theatre show and outperform every other act - including their rivals, Hofnar & Bok. Only becoming the best show in the kingdom will get them invited to the Royal Theatrical Spectacle in the Royal Palace, where the king keeps his precious gem.They embark on a grand adventure across a fantasy kingdom, meeting tons of wacky characters, performing improvised shows and singing their hearts out. Along the way, they unintentionally discover the freedom and joy of musical theatre. Will the pair change their wicked ways or do whatever it takes to get rich?

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • Actor Paul Rudd is named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.
    • EU accuses Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko of "inhuman, gangster-style approach" to thousands of migrants massing on their border with Poland in freezing conditions.
    • Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai ties the knot with Asser Malik in an Islamic Nikkah ceremony in Birmingham, England.
    • DEATHS
    • Jerry Douglas, Soap Opera Actor.
    • Max Cleland, Politician.
    • Austin Currie, Politician.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Football Manager 2022 for PC is released. M22 brings new, progressive ways to find that winning edge, instil your footballing style and earn it for the fans. Pack includes an FM 'Coaching Planner' to take your tactical planning and squad building to the next level. Football isn't just about winning - it's about overcoming the odds and earning your success. Fighting your way to the top or clawing your way back from the brink; these are the moments that taste sweetest. In Football Manager 2022, you're the architect of your club's destiny - the fans' fortunes rest with you. Prevail in the moments that matter to turn their dreams into reality and earn your place alongside the managerial greats.
    • Forza Horizon 5 for PC is released. Your Ultimate Horizon Adventure awaits! Explore the vibrant and ever-evolving open world landscapes of Mexico with limitless, fun driving action in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars.
    • Blue Reflection: Second Light for PlayStation 4 is released. Blue Reflection: Second Light follows the adventures of three students – Ao Hoshizaki, Kokoro Utsubo, and Yuki Kinjou – who find themselves transported to a mysterious floating academy, searching for clues to find their way back home, with only their names as memories. One day, a path leading to a new land appears, but when the three protagonists set off to unravel the mystery, they’re met by a series of deadly monsters. By battling the fiendish creatures, they unlock unknown powers that only seem to deepen the cryptic nature of their surroundings. Throughout the adventure, the three friends cooperate and struggle to make their everyday-life as rich and as fun as possible. While spending every day trapped in this unknown world, the characters’ true feelings and personalities will be revealed, and as their bonds grow deeper, they will acquire new strengths and abilities.
    • Jurassic World Evolution 2 for Xbox Series X is released. Jurassic World Evolution 2 is the sequel to Frontier’s Jurassic World Evolution, building upon the 2018 management simulation. It introduces a compelling, new narrative campaign, incredible new features, and awe-inspiring new dinosaurs brought to life with captivating authenticity. Together with expanded construction and more customisation options, the result is an even bigger, better and authentic Jurassic World game. FEATURESAn Original Jurassic StoryImmerse yourself in a compelling and original Jurassic World narrative set after the Earth-shattering events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Lead efforts to control, conserve and contain dinosaurs as you work alongside iconic characters from the films, including Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard). Create your own Jurassic WorldTake control with deeper management tools and creative options. Construct and customise new buildings and flex your managerial muscle across never-before-seen locations ranging from dense forests to rocky deserts. Rescue and bioengineer more than 75 prehistoric species, including highly requested flying and marine reptiles, and watch them seek territory, fight and interact with staggering realism. Play with Chaos TheoryChaos Theory mode lets you play through key moments of your favourite films - with a twist. Experience "what-if"scenarios from iconic Jurassic World and Jurassic Park films, with each level set across eras and locations from all five movies. Immerse yourself at the heart of the Jurassic World franchise and see how things turn out when you are put at the helm of managing new challenges with unpredictable outcomes.
    • SPORTS
    • 105 year old Julia Hawkins sets world record as first woman and first American her age to run 100 meters Louisiana Senior Olympic Games.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • US Attorney General William Barr controversially approves federal investigations into voter fraud for the US elections.
    • US recorded COVID-19 pandemic cases pass 10 million, with 1 million new cases recorded in 10 days. Death toll over 237,000..
    • 2020 becomes busiest Atlantic hurricane season ever as tropical storm Theta named record 29th storm.
    • Drugmaker Pfizer says its COVID-19 pandemic vaccine appears to be 90% effective during late-stage trials.
    • Drugmakers BioNTech and Pfizer announce their COVID-19 pandemic vaccine to be over 90% effective in a first look at the results from their phase 3 trial involving nearly 44,000 people.
    • DEATHS
    • Fernando Atzori, Italian boxer (Olympic gold flyweight 1964), who died at 78.
    • Tom Heinsohn, American NBA star, coach (Boston Celtics) and broadcaster, who died at 86.
    • Industry: Season 1 is released. Harper Stern (Myha'la Herrold) and a group of new graduates face a number of personal and professional issues as they seek a permanent spot with the investment banking firm, Pierpoint & Co. in the drama created by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay and executive produced by Lena Dunham.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Fuser for PC is released. From the creators of Rock Band and Dance Central. Welcome to FUSER, a non-stop digital music festival where YOU control the music and share it with the world!
    • Amadou Toumani Touré, Mali politician, President of Mali (2002-12), who died at 72.
    • Peru's Congress votes to impeach and oust President Martín Vizcarra on corruption charges.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Prominent Russian history professor Oleg Sokolov discovered with severed arms of his murder victim in his backpack when rescued from Moika River, St Petersburg.
    • Kartarpur corridor opens allowing Sikh worshippers from India to access holy site of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan without a visa.
    • India’s Supreme Court rules in favor of Hindus over Muslims in dispute over who has right to holy site in city of Ayodhya.
    • Last segment of "Coach's Corner with Don Cherry and Ron MacLean airs after 37 years in Canada.
    • Unprecedented 70 bush fires in New South Wales, Australia, destroys 100 homes killing three people with seven missing.
    • YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul have second boxing match; KSI wins by split decision.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Three car bombs explode in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing 52 people and injuring 100.
    • Korean pop band BTS appearance on Japanese TV show cancelled after member Jimin wore shirt with atomic bomb image.
    • Mudslide after heavy rain in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil kills 10.
    • Attacker stabs three, killing one in Melbourne, Australia, with homeless man hailed as hero for using shopping trolley to stop him.
    • DEATHS
    • Paula Wayne [Watkins], American stage and Emmy Award-winning actress (Golden Boy; Everglade!), pop vocalist (" Everything's Great"), and civil rights activist, who died of cancer at 84.
    • Sisto Malaspina, Australian cafe owner (Pellegrini's) who started Melbourne coffee culture, who died in terror attack at 74.
    • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is released. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a six-part Western anthology film, a series of tales about the American frontier told through the unique and incomparable voice of Joel and Ethan Coen. Each chapter tells a distinct story about the American West.
    • The New Romantic is released. Blake Conway (Jessica Barden), aspiring journalist, hopeless romantic and college senior, is terrified of graduating. In order to escape her looming post-graduation fate that includes student debt and zero romantic prospects, she becomes a sugar baby. As she documents the adventure in the hopes of winning a journalism award with a generous cash prize, she sets out on a quest to figure out if society is right to judge these woman and if her own self worth comes with a price.
    • Postcards from London is released. Beautiful Essex boy Jim (Harris Dickinson) who, having traveled from the suburbs, finds himself in Soho searching for fame, fortune and cultural stimulation. Down on his luck, he meets with a gang of unusual high class male escorts – The Raconteurs – who specialize in post-coital conversation. What follows is Jim’s comic descent from unsuccessful escort, to artist’s muse and art authenticator – a journey complicated by a rare psychosomatic condition called ‘Stendhal Syndrome’. Rendering him painfully oversensitive to art, the condition threatens to bring about is downfall whilst opening him up to new opportunities – but is Jim willing to grab them? [Strand Releasing]
    • Outlaw King is released. The untold, true story of Robert The Bruce who transformed from defeated nobleman, to reluctant King, to outlaw hero over the course of an extraordinary year. Forced into battle in order to save his family, his people and his country from the oppressive English occupation of medieval Scotland, Robert seizes the Scottish crown and rallies a ragtag group of men to face off against the wrath of the world's strongest army lead by the ferocious King Edward 1 and his volatile son, the Prince of Wales.
    • Here and Now is released. Vivienne (Sarah Jessica Parker), is an established singer/songwriter with a successful music career. On the eve of a major performance, Vivienne receives some life-altering news that causes her to reevaluate her priorities. As she crisscrosses the busy streets of New York City, she tries to balance her upcoming music tour, family, and friends. With the support of her overbearing mother, Jeanne (Jacqueline Bisset), her long-time manager, Ben (Common), and her ex-husband, Nick (Simon Baker), Vivienne strives to make peace with the decisions and sacrifices she’s made along the way.
    • Chef Flynn is released. While many of his peers were still playing with toy cars, Flynn McGarry was creating remarkable gastronomic delights at his home in Studio City, California. Enjoying unwavering support from his mother Meg, an artist who documented every step of his distinctive journey, he devoted himself entirely to his creative passion. Flynn loved to prepare elaborate dinners for friends and family and soon became known as the “Teen Chef, ” establishing his own supper club at age 12 and being featured in a New York Times Magazine cover story at age 15. Before he was 16, he had staged in top restaurants in Los Angeles, New York, and Europe. But critics soon emerged who challenged Flynn’s rapid ascent in the culinary world, threatening to distract him from his dream.
    • El Angel is released. Buenos Aires,1971. Carlitos (Lorenzo Ferro) is a seventeen-year-old with movie star swagger, blond curls and a baby face. As a young boy, he coveted other people’s things, but it wasn’t until his early adolescence that his true calling — to be a thief — manifested itself. When he meets Ramon at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him and starts showing off to get his attention. Together they will embark on a journey of discovery, love and crime. Killing is just a random offshoot of the violence, which continues to escalate until Carlitos is finally apprehended. Because of his angelic appearance, the press dubs Carlitos “The Angel of Death.” Showered with attention because of his beauty, he becomes an overnight celebrity. Altogether, he is believed to have committed over forty thefts and eleven homicides. [The Orchard]
    • MOVIES: NR
    • Infinite Football is released. After fracturing his fibula in a 1987 game, former Romanian soccer star and current bureaucrat Lauren?iu Ginghina now dreams of radically revising his beloved sport’s rules to reduce injuries and, in turn, revolutionize it. With Infinite Football, Romanian New Wave master Corneliu Porumboiu has crafted a hilarious, typically incisive documentary. [Grasshopper Film]
    • MOVIES: PG
    • The Grinch is released. The Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Who-ville when he runs out of food. Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh. Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who-a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer-plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother. As Christmas approaches, however, her good-natured scheme threatens to collide with the Grinch's more nefarious one. Will Cindy-Lou achieve her goal of finally meeting Santa Claus? Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos' holiday cheer once and for all?
    • MOVIES: R
    • The Long Dumb Road is released. Nat (Tony Revolori), an aspiring photographer, is heading towards a bright future in art school in Los Angeles and wants to find the real America en route to new beginnings out West; Richard (Jason Mantzoukas), a lovably unkempt motormouth, is simply looking for connection in the moment - and maybe a beer or ten - while he grapples with indecision, past mistakes and dead-ends. As they travel through the American Southwest, taking in picturesque towns and crossing paths with an assortment of old flames, fellow travelers, kooky cons, and Good Samaritans, both passengers come alive through the myriad possibilities of the open road.
    • The Girl in the Spider's Web is released. Computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.
    • Weightless is released.
    • Overlord is released. On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion's success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment.
    • In a Relationship is released. Owen (Michael Angarano) & Hallie (Emma Roberts) spent the first half of their twenties together, and now they’re hitting a wall. Just as they decide to take a break, their friends Matt (Patrick Gibson) & Willa (Dree Hemingway) embark on an unexpected romance of their own. The two couples’ fates intertwine over the course of a single summer.
    • ALBUMS
    • Holy Hell was released by Architects. The eighth full-length release for the British metalcore band is its first without Tom Searle, who passed away in August 2016.
    • Origins was released by Imagine Dragons. The fourth full-length studio release for the Las Vegas rock band features production from Alex Da Kid, John Hill, Joel Little, Mattman & Robin, Jorgen Odegard, and Ido Zmishlany.
    • Powerhouse was released by Planningtorock. The fourth full-length release for the Berlin-based electronic producer was recorded in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, and New York.
    • Queen of Golden Dogs was released by Vessel. The third full-length release for Sebastian Gainsborough as Vessel is his first in four years and features vocals from Olivia Chaney.
    • Elastic Days was released by J Mascis. The latest solo release for the Dinosaur Jr. singer/guitarist features guest vocals from Black Heart Procession's Pall Jenkins, Mark Mulcahy and Luluc's Zoë Randell.
    • Cocoon Crush was released by Objekt. This is the second full-length release for Berlin-based electronic producer TJ Hertz.
    • Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2 was released by Lil Peep. The posthumous release of the New York rapper's second full-length album was completed with the help of his mother, Liza Womack and producer Smokeasac.
    • Ghost Forests was released by Meg Baird. The debut full-length release for the collaboration between Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore was recorded in Los Angeles with Thom Monaghan.
    • Bought to Rot was released by Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers. The debut full-length release for the music project from the Against Me! singer/guitarist features Atom Willard and Marc Hudson.
    • Black Velvet was released by Charles Bradley. The posthumous release for the soul singer features songs recorded during sessions from his previous three releases.
    • The Capitol Studios Sessions was released by Jeff Goldblum. Recorded live in studio with an audience, the debut full-length release for the actor/jazz pianist with his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra and features guest appearances from Till Bronner, Imelda May, Haley Reinhart, and Sarah Silverman.
    • Spencer Sings the Hits! was released by Jon Spencer. The debut full-length solo release for the garage rock guitarist was recorded with Sam Coomes of Quasi and M. Sord.
    • Simulation Theory was released by Muse. The eighth full-length studio release for the British rock band was produced by Rich Costey, Mike Elizondo, Shellback, and Timbaland. The deluxe and super deluxe editions feature alternate versions of several of the album's tracks.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales for PC is released. From the creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt comes a brand new tale set in the brutal and twisted universe of witcher Geralt of Rivia. The world stands on the verge of chaos, as the tensions between the power-hungry Nilfgaardian Empire and proud Northern Realms grow. Facing an imminent invasion, Meve — war-veteran Queen of Lyria and Rivia — is forced to once again enter the warpath, and set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge.
    • Tetris Effect for PlayStation 4 is released. From deep beneath the ocean to the furthest reaches of outer space, Tetris Effect’s 30-plus stages are more than just backdrops; together with music, characters, and animations tailor-made for each level and triggered by your actions, they’re all meant to make you feel something — to convey a mood, or even provoke an emotional response. [Enhance, Inc.]
    • Hitman 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Travel the globe and track your targets across exotic sandbox locations in Hitman 2. From sun-drenched streets to dark and dangerous rainforests, nowhere is safe from the world's most deadly assassin, Agent 47. Prepare to experience the ultimate spy thriller story -- your mission is to eliminate the elusive Shadow Client and unravel his militia, but upon learning your target's true identity and the truth about 47's past, nothing will ever be the same.
    • 11-11: Memories Retold for PlayStation 4 is released. 11th November 1916, a young photographer leaves Canada to join the Western Front in Europe. The same day, a German technician is told that his son is missing in action on the front… They will discover the reality of war, crossing paths, on the front, and the rear, trying to preserve their humanity for their loved ones in the face of disastrous events… If they can come back. At 11am the 11th Day of the 11th Month of year 1918, they will face the biggest decision of their lives… This is the moving story of the end of World War One. [Bandai Namco]
    • Townsmen: A Kingdom Rebuilt for Switch is released. Townsmen is back - and it’ s bigger, better and cuter than ever before! Experience this all-new entry to the popular series of medieval city-building and economic simulation games!? BUILD your medieval dream city!? MANAGE your economy!? CHOOSE from dozens of buildings!? WATCH cute Townies scurry around!? BEAT challenging scenarios!Grow your tiny village to a grand medieval city with a thriving economy and happy Townies! From mining, logging and farming to the production of jewelry, tools and clothing – a well managed economy is the key to success! Build churches, taverns and marketplaces for your Townies! Beautify your city with splendorous statues, magnificent monuments and lush parks and gardens. Watch adorable Townies scurry around on their daily routines and keep them happy and well-fed! Remember: only a happy Townie is a hard-working Townie! Features:? City-building gameplay set in medieval times? Cute Townies and Townettes with their own daily routines? Complex economy simulation and deep production chains? Dozens of different town and production buildings? Diverse scenarios and challenging tasks? Unrestricted sandbox gameplay mode
    • Amid Californian forest fires US President Donald Trump accuses state forest management of "gross mismanagement", threatens to withhold funding.
    • SPORTS
    • Ken Howell, American baseball player ( Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies), who died at 57.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls in "Washington Post" report.
    • Five women detail sexual misconduct by comedian Louis C.K. in "New York Times" report.
    • Saudi Arabia's attorney general Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb says 201 more people have been held for questioning in anti-corruption drive.
    • DEATHS
    • Fred Cole, American rock artist (The Lollipop Shoppe, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows), who died from cancer at 69.
    • Hans Vermeulen, Dutch singer and guitarist (Sandy Coast), who died at 70.
    • John Hillerman, American actor (Magnum PI, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles), who died at 84.

    On this day in 2016

    • DEATHS
    • Cristina Ortiz Rodríguez, TV Show Host.
    • Al Caiola, American guitarist (Bonzanza theme), who died at 96.
    • Zoltán Kocsis, Hungarian pianist,  conductor and composer, who died of cancer at 64.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Beholder for PC is released. You’re a State-installed Landlord in a totalitarian State. You must spy on tenants, peep, eavesdrop and profile! You must report on anyone capable of plotting subversion against the State.
    • Motorsport Manager for PC is released.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • " Love Yourself" single released by Justin Bieber (Billboard Song of the Year 2016, Grammy Song of the Year).
    • World Anti-Doping Agency commission report recommends Russian Federation be banned from athletics competitions for running a "state-supported" doping programme.
    • Scottish session drummer Andy White died aged 82. He was affectionately christened "the fifth Beatle"as he was best known for replacing Ringo Starr on drums on the The Beatles' first single, ‘Love Me Do’. White was featured on the American 7"single release of the song, which also appeared on the band's debut British album, Please Please Me. He also played on ‘P.S. I Love You’, which was the B-side of ‘Love Me Do’. White also worked with Chuck Berry, Billy Fury, Herman's Hermits and Tom Jones..
    • " Reclining Nude" by Italian artist Modigliani fetches 2nd highest auction price at $170.4m.
    • San Diego's SeaWorld announces it will overhaul its killer whale show after controversy over the whales treatment.
    • DEATHS
    • Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records (" Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You"), who died at 85.
    • Andy White, Drummer.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Fallout 4 for PC is released. As the sole survivor of Vault 111, you enter a world destroyed by nuclear war. Every second is a fight for survival, and every choice is yours. Only you can rebuild and determine the fate of the Wasteland. Welcome home.
    • Tim Wolfe, President of the University of Missouri, resigns amid protests of endemic racism on campus.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Top African business leaders establish an emergency fund to help countries hit by the Ebola outbreak.
    • United States lead air strikes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul against Islamic State (IS).
    • Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Home favourite Petra Kvitová beats Germany's Angelique Kerber 7-6,4-6,6-4 for an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 3-1) and an 8th title for the Czechs.
    • Asia-Pacific countries, including China and the United States, announce plans to co-operate more closely in the fight against corruption.
    • Cheryl Fernandez-Versini become the first British female solo artist to have five No.1 singles in the UK after her latest song, 'I Don't Care', entered the Official Charts in pole position. The 31-year-old overtook Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora, who both had four chart-toppers..
    • One Direction were the big winners at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Glasgow, Scotland, picking up three awards including best pop act. They also won best live and biggest fans. Ariana Grande picked up her first EMA's for best female and best song for 'Problem'. 5 Seconds Of Summer won the Best New Act award..
    • The Comeback: Season 2 is released. The Lisa Kudrow comedy makes its own comeback nine years after it first aired.
    • The Newsroom: Season 3 is released. The final season of the Aaron Sorkin drama concludes in six episodes.
    • SPORTS
    • Celebrations held in Germany to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; white balloons marking a stretch of the wall symbolize its disappearance.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • 8 people are killed by a gunman in Cali, Columbia.
    • María Gabriela Isler, a 25yo Venezuelan, is crowned Miss Universe 2013.
    • " Mad Men" actor Jared Harris at the age of 52 weds lighting designer and TV host Allegra Riggio on a yacht in Miami.
    • DEATHS
    • Steve Prescott, English rugby league fullback (2 Tests England,4 Ireland; St. Helens RLFC, Hull RLFC, Wakefield Trinity RLFC), who died of cancer at 39.


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