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  • King Norodom Sihamoni's Coronation Day is being celebrated in Cambodia
  • Republic Day is being celebrated in Turkey
  • People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Crowd surge at Halloween festivities in Seoul, South Korea, leaves 155 people dead.
    • Taylor Swift overtook Madonna by setting a new chart record for the quickest succession of nine UK No.1 albums by a female artist after her 10th album, Midnights, topped the UK chart. The album also became the fastest-selling record of 2022..
    • Twin car bombs by a jihadist group in Mogadishu, Somalia, kill 120 people.

    On this day in 2021

    • BIRTHS
    • Octavio Ocana, TV Actor, born in Mexico.
    • Madison Conder, Family Member, born in England.
    • DEATHS
    • Ashley Mallett, Australian cricket spin bowler (38 Tests,132 wickets, best 8/59; South Australia), who died from cancer at 76.
    • Mehdi Cerbah, Algerian soccer goalkeeper (57 caps; JS Kabylie), who died at 68.
    • Puneeth Rajkumar, Movie Actor.
    • Only the Animals is released. Following the disappearance of glamorous housewife Evelyne Ducat (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) in the French highlands, the lives of five people inextricably linked to Evelyne are brought together to devastating effect as the local police investigate the case.
    • Violet is released. Violet Calder, a 32 year-old film executive, realizes that the voice inside her head has been lying to her. Her entire life.
    • The Spine of Night is released. This epic fantasy tale, about the history of a land that never was, begins when an ambitious young man steals forbidden knowledge from a sacred plant. He falls to its darker temptations and in so doing, unleashes ages of suffering onto mankind. As his power grows over the years, it falls to people of different ilk and culture to attempt to stop him. Among those who stand against him are a daring tomb-robber, star-crossed lovers, a maniacal necromancer, winged assassins, and an undying guardian.
    • Speer Goes to Hollywood is released. How did a man in charge of 12 million slaves become "the good Nazi"? A cautionary tale about Albert Speer's 1971 attempt to whitewash his past with a Hollywood adaptation of his bestselling wartime memoir, "Inside the Third Reich".
    • Army of Thieves is released. In this prequel to Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead, small-town bank teller Dieter gets drawn into the adventure of a lifetime when a mysterious woman recruits him to join a crew of Interpol’s most wanted criminals, attempting to heist a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe.
    • Attica is released. Survivors, observers, and expert government officials recount the 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility. The violent five-day standoff between mostly Black and Latino inmates and law enforcement gripped America then, and highlights the urgent, ongoing need for reform 50 years later.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Antlers is released. A small-town Oregon teacher (Keri Russell) and her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, become entwined with a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences.
    • A Mouthful of Air is released. Julie Davis writes bestselling children's books about unlocking your fears, but has yet to unlock her own. When her daughter is born, that trauma is brought to the fore, and with it, a crushing battle to survive.
    • Last Night in Soho is released. Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie), an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy). But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker.
    • The Souvenir: Part II is released. In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic and manipulative older man, Julie begins to untangle her fraught love for him in making her graduation film, sorting fact from his elaborately constructed fiction.
    • Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin is released. A documentary filmmaker follows Margot (Emily Bader) as she heads to a secluded Amish community, in the hopes of meeting and learning about her long-lost mother and extended family. Following a string of strange occurrences and discoveries, she soon realizes this community that welcomed them into their home might be hiding something sinister.
    • Swagger: Season 1 is released. Coach Ike (O'Shea Jackson Jr.) mentors top player Jace Carson (Isaiah Hill) and the rest of the team in this sport drama inspired by Kevin Durant's experiences with youth basketball.
    • Colin in Black & White: Season 1 is released. The limited series from Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick (who also narrates) examines the challenges Colin (Jaden Michael) faced as he grew up in California's Central Valley with his white adoptive parents (Nick Offerman and Mary-Louise Parker).
    • ALBUMS
    • Always Inside Your Head was released by Lone. The first full-length release in five years for British electronic producer Matt Cutler under the Lone name is also his first with guest vocals.
    • Lily We Need to Talk Now was released by Lily Konigsberg. The debut full-length solo release for the Palberta band member was produced by Nate Amos.
    • Hushed and Grim was released by Mastodon. The eighth full-length studio release for the Atlanta metal band was produced by David Bottrill.
    • I Don't Live Here Anymore was released by The War on Drugs. The fifth full-length release for the Philadelphia rock band led by Adam Granduciel is its first in four years.
    • Equals was released by Ed Sheeran. The fourth full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was influenced in part by his marriage, the birth of his daughter and the death of a friend.
    • The Million Things That Never Happened was released by Billy Bragg. The latest full-length studio release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Dave Izumi and Romeo Stodart.
    • The Path of the Clouds was released by Marissa Nadler. The latest full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter was inspired from watching Unsolved Mysteries episodes during the pandemic lockdown and features contributions from Jesse Chandler, Simon Raymonde, Emma Ruth Rundle, and Amber Webber.
    • Water was released by Lotic. This is the second full-length release for Berlin-based experimental electronic producer J'Kerian Morgan.
    • Projector was released by Geese. The debut full-length release for the Brooklyn indie rock band was mixed by Dan Carey.
    • Ocean to Ocean was released by Tori Amos. The first full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter in four years was written during the pandemic lockdown in Cornwall, England.
    • Mario Party Superstars for Switch is released. A Superstar collection of classic Nintendo 64™ boards - Calling all Superstars! Mario Party™ is back with 5 classic boards from the Nintendo 64 Mario Party games. Frosting meets flowers as you race to get the most stars (and sabotage your opponents) on the Peach’s Birthday Cake board from the original Mario Party game. Or watch the countdown that unleashes Bowser Coin Beam and hold onto those coins on the Space Land board. The tides can turn quickly in Mario Party, so stay vigilant, partygoers. This and all other modes can be played online**, too! 100 classic minigames return from the Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ games and more!Try your hand at a Superstar collection of minigames from throughout the Mario Party series. Whether you are saving up coins for stars in board game mode or practicing in free play, there is nothing quite like being the last one standing in Mushroom Mix-Up or Shy Guy Says. All minigames are played with button controls, so you can stick to the Joy-Con™ controller or bust out the Nintendo Switch™ Pro Controller or a Nintendo Switch Lite system.Party with superstars near or farBring the party anytime, anywhere with same-system***, local wireless***, or online** play. Matches with friends in board game mode save each turn, so feel free to take a break and pick up where you left off. Use stickers to praise or pester fellow players as you race across the board collecting stars. All modes support online multiplayer, so you can hop in with friends for a few minigames or a marathon 30-turn match. Victory is just as sweet (and stealing stars is just as satisfying) from anywhere across the globe.
    • Panorama Cotton for Switch is released. Panorama Cotton is an addictive, pseudo-3D rail shooter, adding an intriguing new twist to the Cotton franchise. When a burnt willow suddenly appears in the Queen's garden, the behavior of her highness begins to get stranger and stranger. Cotton and Silk go on a journey to find the evil willow burner and bring an end to the disaster.
    • Cotton 100% for Switch is released. The Cute 'em Up mascot is back in a more vibrant and colorful look. The world has fallen into darkness, and the fairy Silk sets out to look for help. She crosses paths with a young witch called Nata de Cotton, who seems rather uninterested in helping her. That is until Silk tells her that along the way, giant Willows, a candy that Cotton has a massive craving for, are waiting for her, so the two set out to find out what's causing the darkness... or look for Willows! Cotton 100% was released in 1994 and is based on the original Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams. It offers a stunning and fresh new look with the more vibrant color palette of the Super Famicom. Experience the beautiful and authentic Cute 'em Up action from the 90s in all its glory and charm.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Former leader Jeremy Corbyn is suspended from the British Labour Party after saying a report into antisemitism in the party was "overstated".
    • India records more than 8 million COVID-19 pandemic cases, the second country after the US, with a death toll of 120,527.
    • DEATHS
    • J. J. Williams, Welsh rugby union winger (30 caps Wales,7 British & Irish Lions; Grand Slam 1976,78), who died at 72.
    • Slaven Zambata, Croatian soccer forward (31 caps Yugoslavia; Dinamo Zagreb), who died at 80.
    • City So Real: Season 1 is released. The five-part documentary directed by Steve James looks at the city of Chicago and its residents as 21 candidates run for mayor of the Windy City in 2018-19.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Stirring Abyss for PC is released. Stirring Abyss is an indie tactical squad-based game with strong RPG elements in which you uncover the ancient mysteries of the depths depicted in the classic vein of Lovecraftian horror.
    • Visage for PC is released. Visage is a first-person psychological horror game. Explore a mysterious ever-changing house in a slow-paced, atmospheric world that combines both uncannily comforting and horrifyingly realistic environments, and enjoy a genuinely terrifying experience.
    • Pacer for PC is released. Unique Storm Mode for single player and multiplayer: Life or death in a contracting field of play - the first ever Battle Royale arcade racer.Spectator Mode: Follow any pilot with Chase, Nose, Orbit or Environment cameras while displaying all race stats.Highly customizable: Craft, weapons and cosmetics.Replay Mode: For capturing and sharing amazing action clips and stills.Online Ranked Mode: Find out how your piloting skills rate against the best in the world.Online Tournament/Spectator Mode: For easy streaming and encouraging fun events at all levels.Campaign: Unlock team skins, as well as more challenging tracks and speed classes.Designers Republic partnership: Graphic designs that influenced a generation in games and music.OST and SFX: Created by Tim Wright aka CoLD SToRAGE.In-game VOIP, making in-game chat both easy and fun.Hosted servers: To level the online playing field and minimize the possibility of cheating.
    • Watch Dogs: Legion for PlayStation 4 is released. In the near future, London is facing its downfall: the people are being oppressed by an all-seeing surveillance state, a corrupt private military corporation controls the streets, and a powerful crime syndicate is preying on the vulnerable. The fate of London lies with you, and your ability to recruit a resistance and fight back.Watch Dogs: Legion delivers a never-before-seen gameplay innovation that allows you to recruit and play as anyone you see in the iconic city of London. Every single character in the open world is playable, and everyone has a backstory, personality, and skillset that will help you personalize your own unique team. Bring your characters online and join forces with friends to take back London in four-player co-op missions, end-game challenges, and daily events. Welcome to the Resistance.
    • Wallachia: Reign of Dracula for Switch is released. Fast-paced! Non-stop action! Retro-style! A platform game inspired by great video game classics (Castlevania). Full of shooting and deadly traps that will quench your thirst for blood.FEATURES:? 100% of retro, ? 100% of action, ? 7 action-packed levels, ? story based on Vlad the Impaler, ? waves of enemies to fight, ? bosses that won't give you a chance, ? minigames, unlockables and bonuses (e.g. exclusive bonus from Bloodstained Ritual of the Night), ? full English voiceover by professional actors (Kira Buckland and Robert Belgrade), ? unique & ultra ambient soundtrack!ABOUT THE GAME:Wallachia: Reign of Dracula is an action & shooter platformer inspired by great video game classics (e.g. Castlevania).The game will challenge your reflex, aim and agility skills.It's unparalleled difficulty will satisfy fans of old-school, unforgiving and complex gameplay.Watch out for enemies attacking you from every direction, hidden traps and ruthless bosses!The game has a full, professional voice-over by professional actors, Kira Buckland and Robert Belgrade.You will enjoy a unique soundtrack and story revolving around the one and only true vampire - Vlad the Impaler.Thirsty for some blood?Then get ready for a brutal, yet satisfying adventure!Travel through the land of Wallachia and face the forces of Vlad Dracula!
    • Touhou Spell Bubble for Switch is released. Rythmic puzzle action meets arranged Touhou beats!A fusion of rhythm and puzzle in a simple to pick up action puzzle game! 20 characters and 48 arranged tracks from Touhou to do battle with!¦Puzzle action with a new, rythmic beat!A simple to control puzzle game with an added layer of rhythm-action combine to produce a whole new puzzle experience played to a catchy beat!¦Play with Touhou Project characters!Make use of all 20 characters from Touhou Project, including Reimu and Marisa, and a total of 60 different spell cards to aim for victory!¦Story mode!The game also includes a story mode that you can play by yourself. Travel through the world of Gensoukyo and enjoy an original story, only available here!¦Challenge mode!You will fight against strong enemies with designated characters and spells in the challenge mode.There are also stages with higher difficulty level. Let's challenge it!"¦A collection of 48 arranged tracks from Touhou Project!A total of 48 tracks including, of course, many fan favourites along with 12 exclusive, new tracks only available in Spell Bubble!
    • Three people stabbed to death in church in Nice, France, in an terrorist attack, after similar attack and President Macron's defense of right to publish cartoons of Prophet Muhammad.
    • South Australian government axes the Adelaide 500 from 2021 Supercars Championship due to COVID-19 pandemic and falling revenue.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Rising seas could endanger 150 million people worldwide, three times more than previously thought, according study by Climate Central published in "Nature Communications".
    • 1.5 million people without power in California as utility company turns power off to try and avoid sparking more wildfires.
    • Ed Sheeran became the UK’s richest star under 30 according to the annual Rich List of Britain’s wealthiest young stars with an estimated fortune of £170million - almost double his worth last year. Coming in second was Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe with £90million and former One Direction singer Harry Styles was placed at number three..
    • BIRTHS
    • Lake Barker, YouTube Star, born in England.
    • Drew Hazel East, Family Member, born in United States.
    • DEATHS
    • John Witherspoon, American actor (Friday), who died at 77.
    • Barry Frank, American television sports impresario (CBS, ABC and IMG), who died of pulmonary problems at 87.
    • Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout for PlayStation 4 is released. The beautiful role-playing game follows the exploits of teenage tomboy Ryza, who dreams of escaping her mundane village lifestyle, alongside her band of mischievous friends. One day, as they explore a forbidden island in search of adventure, they meet an elderly magician who will change their lives forever.
    • Afterparty for PlayStation 4 is released. In Afterparty, you are Milo and Lola, recently deceased best buds who suddenly find themselves staring down an eternity in Hell. But there’s a loophole: outdrink Satan and he’ll grant you re-entry to Earth. What adventures will you stumble through in the underworld? Every step is up to you. Time to go on the best bender ever, uncover the mystery of why you’ve been damned, and drink the big guy under the table. [Night School]
    • Dusk Diver for PlayStation 4 is released. When an unstable dimensional rift brings together Gods, Phantoms and Humans, headstrong highschool girl Yang Yumo must step up to protect the neighborhood. Fight alongside your guardians as part of a dynamic action-oriented combat system in the bustling streets, stores, personalities and even cuisines of Taipei.
    • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD for PlayStation 4 is released. "Hold onto your bananas, because Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is rolling your way! Experience the magic of one of the most beloved titles in the series, now remastered in HD!Head back into the fantastical world of Super Monkey Ball and take back your bananas from the space alien pirate king, Captain Crabuchin. Race through over 100 colorful stages and challenge your friends and family to 10 fan-favorite Party Games! Feeling like the fastest, most maneuverable monkey around? Try out Time Attack mode or the grueling Decathlon endurance run! Will you make it onto the scoreboard?"
    • Yakuza 4 Remastered for PlayStation 4 is released. As part of The Yakuza Remastered Collection, experience Yakuza 4 in 1080p and 60fps. A murder in Tojo Clan territory soon sets off an investigation by a small Tojo branch. Follow the four playable protagonists as they unravel a battle over money, power, status, and honor and a mysterious woman at the center of it all.
    • Vampyr for Switch is released. Set in early 20th century Britain during a bout of the lethal Spanish flu, the streets of London are crippled by disease, violence and fear. In a completely disorganized and ghostly city, those who are either fools, desperate, or unlucky enough to walk the streets lay prey to Britains most elusive predators: the Vampires.Emerging from the chaos, a tormented figure awakes; as the player it is you who determines how to harness your new powers, by specializing in deadly, versatile RPG skill-trees that change the way you play. As a doctor recently turned into a Vampire, you try to understand your new affliction. Your quest of intuition, discoveries and struggles, will be filled with death and drama, while your attempt to stem the irrepressible thirst that constantly drives you to take human lives.As you cling to what remains of your humanity, your decisions will ultimately shape the fate of your hero while searching for answers in the coughing, foggy aftermath of the Spanish Flu.FEATURES:* Explore a darkly atmospheric early 20th century London.* Play a tormented and powerful Vampire learning the rules of your new condition. A man of science, a beast of the night: Your toughest battles will be within yourself.* Build your own combat style through a wide range of crafted weapons and powerful Vampire abilities to defeat a large and unique bestiary.* Choose your fate: moral choices will shape your story. How human could a Vampire be, when he must feed?
    • Resident Evil 5 for Switch is released. The biohazard threat has not ended: Just when it seemed that the menace of Resident Evil had been destroyed, along comes a new terror to send shivers down players' spines. Chris Redfield, returning Resident Evil hero, has followed the path of the evil literally around the globe. After joining a new organization, Chris heads to Africa where the latest bioterrorism threat is literally transforming the people and animals of the city into mindless, maddened creatures. He is joined by a new partner, Sheva Alomar, who lends her strength, intelligence and sharp-shooting skills to the mission. In order to survive, Chris and Sheva must work together to take on the challenges of discovering the truth behind this evil plot. Utilizing a revolutionary new 2-player co-op mode of gameplay, players assume control of either Chris or Sheva and experience Resident Evil in new ways. In Resident Evil 5, Capcom has players fearing the daylight as much as they have feared shadow in previous games.
    • Close to the Sun for Switch is released. It’s 1897. Deep in international waters, the Helios stands still. Dark clouds loom overhead as unforgiving waves crash against the hull. Colossal effigies of gold, decorated with magnificent finery, stretch as far as the eye can see. Born of Nikola Tesla’s vision, the Helios serves as a haven for the greatest scientific minds. An unbound utopia for research, independent from state and isolated from the gaze of society. Free to push the boundaries of matter and time. Journalist Rose Archer steps aboard the Helios in search of her sister Ada. She quickly discovers not all is as it seems. Grand halls stand empty. The stench of rotting flesh lingers in the air. Silence. A single word is painted across the entrance… QUARANTINE!
    • Disgaea 4 Complete+ for Switch is released. When the Corrupternment threatens to disrupt the way of life in Hades, Valvatorez finds himself at the helm of a fiery revolution. Dive into a tale of revolution and redemption, woven throughout a dark and hilarious realm of vampires, werewolves, and other devilish denizens. Engage in immersive and in-depth tactics-based gameplay brimming with over-the-top destructive action, and unload a horde of special features to take your Netherworldly adventures to another level.
    • Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and the Lion King for Xbox One is released. Two Disney games make their long-awaited return to modern consoles in Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King. This package of Disney classics is filled with tons of new features, enhancements, game modes, and display options, plus multiple versions of the games. Join Aladdin and his sidekick, Abu, as they race through the marketplace toward their date with destiny. Relive Aladdin’s classic adventure as you travel through Agrabah, the Cave of Wonders and more to defeat Jafar and rescue Jasmine. Jump, fight, dodge and carpet-ride your way through this adventure, collecting gems along the way. The Lion King brings to life the majesty and mystery of Africa through the tale of Simba, a lion cub faced with the challenging transition to maturity. Now, you too can be part of the adventure. Driven into the wilderness by his evil uncle Scar, Simba finds salvation and Hakuna Matata with Pumbaa the warthog and Timon the meerkat. Tackle heinous hyenas in the elephant’s graveyard, avoid the trampling hooves of stampeding wildebeest as you battle through 10 levels to ensure Simba claims his rightful place as The Lion King.
    • Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigns after two weeks of nationwide protests and an economic crisis.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Lion Air flight JT 610 crashes into the sea just after takeoff near Jakarta, Indonesia, with the loss of all 189 on board.
    • German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces she will not seek re-election in 2021 and step down as party leader.
    • Japanese Princess Ayako of Japan marries commoner Kei Moriya at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, giving up her royal status.
    • New research says cacao tree first used in Ecuador by Mayo Chinchipe culture,5000 years ago, not in central America as previously thought.
    • Singer, songwriter and musician James Edwin Farrar died due to heart failure, at the age of 67. He was the original lead singer of the Raw Energy band and the second lead singer of the American Southern Rock band Molly Hatchet from 1980 to 1982, and in more recent years, Gator Country..
    • Storms in Italy kill at least 11 with 75% of Venice flooded and two tornadoes striking Terracina.
    • World Scrabble Championship won for the fourth time by New Zealand Malaysian Nigel Richards with the word "groutier" (bad-tempered).
    • DEATHS
    • Young Greatness, Rapper.
    • Larry Snyder, American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey (US Champion Jockey by wins 1969; George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award 1989), who died from cancer at 76.
    • Mandy Blank, Fitness Instructor.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Call of Cthulhu for PC is released. Plunge into Cyanide Studio's Call of Cthulhu, the official Cthulhu videogame inspired by Chaosium's classic pen and paper RPG. Uncover the chilling mysteries of this RPG-investigation game, descending deep into a world of cosmic horrors, creeping madness, and shrouded Old Gods within Lovecraft's iconic universe.The Cthulhu Mythos has been fascinating audiences for generations, growing to become one of the largest shared universes ever envisioned and giving birth to countless stories, novels, movies, tabletop and videogames since the original publication of H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu. Adaptions and references have formed a widespread legacy stretching back to the very beginning of the 20th century, latching on to the key fear of the human psyche: that of the unknown. Now, Call of Cthulhu will bring the mythos to life like never before, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.In this world, nothing is as it seems. Sanity is an irregular bedfellow, all too often replaced by the whisperings in the dark. Strange creatures, weird science, and shadowy cults dominate the Cthulhu Mythos, intent on realizing their mad schemes to bring about the end of everything. Your mind will suffer -- balancing a razor-thin line between sanity and madness, your senses will be disrupted until you question the reality of everything around you. Trust no one. Creeping shadows hide lurking figures... and all the while, the Great Dreamer prepares for his awakening.
    • Far-right politician Jair Bonsonaro wins Brazil's presidential election defeating Fernando Haddad.
    • New mega airport opened in Istanbul by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, planning to be world'busiest with 90 million passengers by 2021.
    • SPORTS
    • Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson breaks NBA record previously held by teammate Stephen Curry for most 3-pointers in a game with 14 in Warriors'149-124 win over the Bulls in Chicago.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki beats American Venus Williams 6-4,6-4 to win the WTA Finals title decider in Kallang, Singapore.
    • British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finishes a distant 9th in Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; good enough to clinch his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship.
    • DEATHS
    • Dennis Banks, American activist (leader of the American Indian Movement), who died at 80.
    • Muhal Richard Abrams, American educator and composer, who died at 87.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • Bob Dylan said he accepted his Nobel Prize in literature, ending a silence since being awarded the prize earlier this month. He said the honour had left him "speechless". The foundation said it had not yet been decided if the singer would attend the awards ceremony in December..
    • Cuban American singer-songwriter Ana Cristina at the age of 30 weds American country music producer John Carter Cash at the age of 46 at French Huguenot Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
    • DEATHS
    • John D. Roberts, American chemist, received American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal (2013), who died at 98.
    • Roland Dyens, French classical guitarist, composer, and arranger (Libra Sonatine), who died at 61.
    • Pen Sovann,1st post-Khmer Rouge Cambodian Prime Minister (1981), who died at 80.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) is elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives, succeeding John Boehner (R-Ohio).
    • BIRTHS
    • Saraiyah Hernandez, Family Member, born in New York City, NY.
    • DEATHS
    • Murphy Anderson, American comic artist (DC Comics), who died at 89.
    • Mike Brumit, Race Car Driver.
    • Abe Jan Koldijk, Dutch physician for the Nazi regime (Limburg's family doctor), who died at 94.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Galak-Z: The Dimensional for PC is released. This hand painted intergalactic adventure takes you to the ends of the universe to fight enemies in brand new ways. Inspired by the classic sci-fi anime of the late 1970s and early 1980s as well as more modern shooters, developer 17-BIT has managed to squeeze both together to create a game that promises the best of both worlds.
    • Pathologic Classic HD for PC is released. Pathologic Classic HD is an extensive remaster of the original game, featuring updated graphics and effects, while addressing the most prominent critiques of the original with a completely redone English script, brand new re-recorded voice-overs, and reinstated text and dialogue.
    • Human Resource Machine for Wii U is released. The machines are coming... for your job.Program little office workers to solve puzzles. Be a good employee! The machines are coming... for your job.Human Resource Machine is a puzzle game for nerds. In each level, your boss gives you a job. Automate it by programming your little office worker. If you succeed, you'll be promoted up to the next level for another year of work in the vast office building. Congratulations!Don't worry if you've never programmed before - programming is just puzzle solving. If you strip away all the 1's and 0's and scary squiggly brackets, programming is simple, logical, beautiful, and something that anyone can understand and have fun with! Are you already an expert? There will be extra challenges for you.From the designer of World of Goo and the team behind Little Inferno. Have fun! Management is watching.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Phil Collins handed over his large collection of Alamo memorabilia to a Texas museum, calling the donation the end of a six-decade "journey". "I'm 64, "he said of his fascination with the 1836 battle. "When I was five or six years old, this thing began."Collins' collection included a fringed leather pouch used by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie's legendary knife..
    • DEATHS
    • Klas Ingesson, Soccer Player.
    • Goodbye to Language 3D is released. The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. The man and woman meet again. The dog finds itself between them. The other is in one, the one is in the other and they are three. The former husband shatters everything. A second film begins: the same as the first, and yet not. From the human race we pass to metaphor. This ends in barking and a baby's cries. In the meantime, we will have seen people talking of the demise of the dollar, of truth in mathematics and of the death of a robin.
    • Revenge of the Mekons is released. Born out of the 1977 British punk scene, the Mekons progressed from a group of socialist art students with no musical skills to the prolific, raucous progeny of Hank Williams. Joe Angio’s documentary reveals how, four decades into a still-evolving career, the Mekons continue to make original, genre-defying music while surmounting obstacles that would derail most bands. [Music Box Films]
    • The Great Invisible is released. On April 20,2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. It killed 11 workers and caused the worst oil spill in American history. The explosion still haunts the lives of those most intimately affected, though the story has long ago faded from the front page. At once a fascinating corporate thriller, a heartbreaking human drama and a peek inside the walls of the secretive oil industry, The Great Invisible is the first documentary feature to go beyond the media coverage to examine the crisis in depth through the eyes of oil executives, survivors and Gulf Coast residents who experienced it first-hand and then were left to pick up the pieces while the world moved on.
    • SPORTS
    • San Francisco beats Kansas City Royals,3-2 in Game 7 at Kauffman Field, KC to win Giants'3rd Baseball World Series in 5 years; SF starter Madison Bumgarner MVP.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • Hundreds of viewers complained about Lady Gaga's recent UK performance on The X Factor according to Ofcom. Around 200 people contacted the broadcasting watchdog about her outfit of shells and flesh-coloured underwear. Another 60 viewers complained directly to ITV about the singer's appearance, before the 9pm watershed..
    • John Lennon's first home, in Liverpool, was sold for £480,000 at an auction held at The Cavern Club. The red brick terrace at 9 Newcastle Road, Wavertree, was where the member of The Beatles lived from birth, in 1940, until he was five. The property has a rear yard and is a few streets away from Penny Lane, made famous by The Beatles..
    • BIRTHS
    • Anavaeh Wallace, YouTube Star, born in United States.
    • DEATHS
    • Bud Kelleher, Race Car Driver.
    • Rudolf Kehrer, Soviet classical pianist of German heritage, who died at 90.
    • The Escape Artist: Season 1 is released. Masterpiece Mystery brings the BBC miniseries about barrister Will "The Escape Artist"Burton (David Tennant), who has never lost a case, as he defends accused murderer Liam Foyle (Toby Kebbell). Burton, however, soon discovers his client is more dangerous than he thought.
    • ALBUMS
    • Serpents Unleashed was released by Skeletonwitch. The fifth full-length release for the Ohio trash metal band was produced by Kurt Ballou.
    • Uzu was released by Yamantaka // Sonic Titan. The second full-length release for the Canadian experimental/art rock five-piece was produced by the band's drummer, Alaska B.
    • Watching Dead Empires in Decay was released by The Stranger. This is the first release for British ambient electronic musician Leyland Kirby as The Stranger in five years.
    • Wed 21 was released by Juana Molina. The first release in five years for the Argentinean singer-songwriter was written, recorded and produced by herself.
    • Wild Light was released by 65daysofstatic. This is the sixth studio release for the instrumental British post-rock band.
    • Rap Album One was released by Jonwayne. The third full-length studio release for Southern California rapper/producer features a guest appearance by Scoop DeVille.
    • Reflektor was released by Arcade Fire. The double album from the Canadian indie rock band was produced with James Murphy and Markus Dravs.
    • Process was released by Yvette. This is the full-length debut release for the Brooklyn industrial rock duo of Rick Daniel and Noah Kardos-Fein.
    • Peace on Venus was released by Bardo Pond. The ninth studio release for the Philadelphia psychedelic rock band led by Michael and John Gibbons is five tracks long.
    • Night Time, My Time was released by Sky Ferreira. The debut full-length release for the indie pop singer-songwriter was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and Justin Raisen.
    • No Blues was released by Los Campesinos!. The fifth full-length studio release for the Welsh indie pop band was produced by John Goodmanson.
    • Open was released by The Necks. The 17th release for the Australian improvised jazz trio is an over hour piece.
    • My Friend Fish was released by Diane Coffee. The debut solo release for Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming was recorded in two weeks while he was at home recovering from the flu.
    • Memorial was released by Russian Circles. The fifth full-length release for the Chicago post-rock trio features a guest appearance from Chelsea Wolfe.
    • Black Radio 2 was released by Robert Glasper Experiment. The follow-up to the jazz musician's Grammy-winning R&B release includes contributions from such artist as Marsha Ambrosius, Brandy, Common, Dwele, Faith Evans, Anthony Hamilton, Lalah Hathaway, Norah Jones, Jill Scott, Snoop Dogg, Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, and Malcolm Jamal Warner.
    • Blue Record [EP] was released by Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The five-track EP for the band led by Ruban Nielson is an acoustic release with three songs from its second full-length album and two cover songs: Dirty Projectors' "Swing Lo Magellan"and Beck's "Puttin' It Down."
    • Christmas Songs was released by Bad Religion. The Los Angeles punk band led by Greg Graffin releases a nine-track Christmas album.
    • Corsicana Lemonade was released by White Denim. Produced by Jim Vollentine, The sixth full-length studio release for the Austin band includes two tracks produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.
    • Julia with Blue Jeans On was released by Moonface. The fourth full-length release for Spencer Krug as Moonface is simplified with only piano and vocals.
    • Lanterns was released by Son Lux. The third full-length studio release for producer Ryan Lott as Son Lux includes contributions from Gem Club's Ieva Berberian Mutemath's Darren King, Lily & Madeleine, The Antlers' Peter Silberman, DM Stith, The Punch Brothers' Chris Thile, and yMusic.
    • Get There was released by Minor Alps. The debut release for the collaboration between Juliana Hatfield and Nada Surf's Matthew Caws was produced with Tom Beaujour.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land for 3DS is released. Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land has players help Mordecai and Rigby use their best skills and unique abilities to traverse the various challenges to escape their favorite video games and get home.
    • Sonic: Lost World for 3DS is released. Sonic Lost World sees Sonic partner with Dr. Eggman to take on six menacing creatures known as the Deadly Six.
    • GAMING: PC
    • The Typing of the Dead: Overkill for PC is released. The Typing of the dead: Overkill brings together the horror and comedy of the legendary House of the Dead series with unique typing mechanics in order to deliver a unique gaming cornucopia. This visceral shooter puts you in the middle of a mutant outbreak in Bayou county.
    • Master Reboot for PC is released. Imagine a world where death is no longer final, where precious memories are saved to enjoy forever, where your soul is immortal, welcome to the Soul Cloud.Upload your soul to our dedicated servers and relax knowing that a part of you will live on, for eternity. That favourite holiday, happy moments from your childhood, meeting that special someone for the first time. All these memories saved for your digital soul and your family to revisit again and again.
    • Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut for PC is released. Deadly Premonition is a third-person survival horror action game which puts players in the role of the intuitive FBI Agent Francis York Morgan. In the process of investigating a murder, players will examine a series of interlocking mysteries in a remote rural town and will encounter an array of complex characters pivotal to the unraveling of the storyline's mystery. Suspenseful action sequences will force players to make strategic moves, gliding by enemies in the shadows or engaging them with long-range weapons or hand-to-hand melee combat. From the unparalleled atmosphere, music and mysterious storyline to driving vehicles and exploring the entire town, Deadly Premonition will offer players a unique and haunting interactive gaming experience unlike any other.
    • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD for PlayStation 3 is released. Initially set 25 years after the events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Mirror of Fate will reveal the story of Gabriel's descendants, as they battle their own destiny in each era only to discover their true, shocking fate.Trevor Belmont, a knight of the Brotherhood of Light sets out to avenge the death of his mother, at the hands of his own father, who has now returned from years of exile to take up residence in a mysterious castle. What was once Gabriel Belmont now stands a powerful vampire called Dracula. Dracula has declared war upon the Brotherhood and thus the scene is set for a cataclysmic showdown between Father and Son!
    • Proteus for PlayStation 3 is released. Proteus is a minimalist game of pure exploration and sublime discovery in a musical wilderness environment. There are no challenges and no goals other than those set by the player. A reactive audio mixing system allows the player to explore the environment as music.
    • WWE 2K14 for PlayStation 3 is released. WWE 2K14 is and authentic and comprehensive WWE videogame experience and the first release in the flagship WWE videogame franchise for 2K Sports.
    • GAMING: XBOX 360
    • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures for Xbox 360 is released. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures has players take the role of Pac and his 2 best friends, Spiral and Cylindria, as they must rise to the challenge of protecting their homeland from the menacing ghosts that have escaped from the Netherworld.
    • Battlefield 4 for Xbox 360 is released. Battlefield 4 is an action blockbuster that aims for unrivaled destruction. Fueled by Frostbite 3, Battlefield 4 allows you to demolish the buildings shielding your enemy. You will lead an assault from the back of a gun boat. Battlefield grants you the freedom to do more and be more while playing to your strengths and carving your own path to victory. Beyond its hallmark multiplayer, Battlefield 4 features an intense, dramatic character-driven campaign that starts with the evacuation of American VIPs from Shanghai and follows your squad's struggle to find its way home. Change the landscape in real-time with interactive environments that react to your every move. Dominate land, air and sea with all-new, intense water-based vehicular combat.
    • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for Xbox 360 is released. The year is 1715. Pirates rule the waters of the Caribbean and have established a lawless Republic. Among these outlaws is a lethal young captain named Edward Kenway. His notorious exploits earn the respect of legends like Blackbeard, but draw him into an ancient war that may destroy everything the pirates have built for themselves.


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