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Today in the World Countries

  • Francisco Moranzan 's Birthday is being celebrated in Honduras
  • Ghatasthapana is being celebrated in Nepal
  • National Day is being celebrated in Iraq
  • National Day Holiday is being celebrated in China
  • National Foundation Day is being celebrated in South Korea
  • Pchum Ben Festival (Day 3) is being celebrated in Cambodia
  • Unity Day (National) is being celebrated in Germany
  • People born on this day are Libra as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2022

  • Ringo Starr postpones five dates of his All-Starr Band tour in Canada due to his testing positive for COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Kim Jung-Gi, Illustrator.
  • Charles Fuller, American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (A Soldier's Play; Zooman and the Sign; The Brownsville Raid), and screenwriter (A Soldier's Story; A Gathering of Old Men), who died at 83.

On this day in 2021

  • Pandora Papers investigation reveals secret wealth of 30 current and former world leaders including Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Czech PM Andrej Babis and former UK PM Tony Blair.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady becomes NFL's all-time leader in career passing yardage in 19-17 win vs NE Patriots at Gillette Stadium: Brady 22-43 for 269 yards to pass Drew Brees'high of 80,358.
  • TB Bucs quarterback Tom Brady becomes NFL's all-time leader in career passing yardage in 19-17 win vs NE Patriots at Gillette Stadium: Brady 22-43 for 269 yards to pass Drew Brees'high of 80,358.
  • Tropical Cyclone Shaheen makes landfall in Oman and Iran, killing at least nine people.
  • Record rainfall in Europe when 36 inches (925 mm) of rain begins falling in northern Italian town of Rossiglione.
  • Budge Patty, American tennis player (French C'ship, Wimbledon men's singles 1950), who died at 97.
  • Cynthia Harris, American stage and screen actress (Edward & Mrs. Simpson; Mad About You - "Sylvia"), who died at 87.
  • Jorge Medina, Religious Leader.
  • F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch for PC is released. Six years ago, the Machine Legion invaded and colonized the Torch City, which was originally inhabited by animals. Rayton, the former soldier in the resistance war, has been living in seclusion since then. After his friend is forcibly arrested, Rayton reclaims his mechanical fist and steps to his journey fighting back. And he never expects that he has been involved in a bigger scheme between the mafia, the rebellion, and the legion.Exploring the Metroidvania game world with a dozen of areas with distinguishing vision themes and level designs. Earning the rewards by conquering the challenges of combats, puzzles and platformers in countless chambers, tunnels and shortcuts.Interconnected and automatically loading game map makes the detailed Torch City more convincing and beautiful.
  • MLB Cleveland win their last game under the Indians name, beating Texas Rangers 6-0.
  • MLB Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Hector Neris strikes out three Florida Marlins, setting new franchise record of 520, in his last game before becoming a free agent.

On this day in 2020

  • The UK's wettest day on record, with average of 31.7mm (1.24ins) across the country in wake of Storm Alex.
  • Nicholas Taylor, Politician.

On this day in 2019

  • Liam Gallagher was at No.1 on the UK chart with his second solo studio album Why Me? Why Not. The album's lead single 'Shockwave' became one of Gallagher's biggest solo hits, and the best selling vinyl single of 2019 in the UK..
  • Vinnie Bell [Gambella], American session guitarist, electric sitar player, and pioneer of electronic effects in pop music, who died at 87.
  • Joker is released. Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) is struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events.
  • Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory for PC is released. Lead a team of four Troubleshooters of dubious loyalty, who (mostly) obey orders from Friend Computer, a paranoid and irrational artificial intelligence. Inspired by the classic games of the CRPG genre, experience the first official adaptation of the cult role-playing game.
  • Neo Cab for Switch is released. Stay human in a world overcome by automation. Play as Lina, one of the last human driver-for-hire on the streets of Los Ojos. Your friend and only lifeline has gone missing; with no money and nowhere to stay, the only thing you can do is keep driving. Choose what passengers to pick up and how you engage with them to learn their stories. Balance your own emotional wellbeing with the needs of your pax as you strive to keep your perfect rating, and your job. Maybe someone in this city can help you with your own story?
  • Galaxy Champions TV for Switch is released. Get powerful weapons and power-ups, kill huge amount of enemies, level up, unlock upgrades and beat all the bosses to become the champion of the most violent TV show of all time! Are you ready to become the Champ?!
  • Candleman for Switch is released. Candleman is an action adventure story entwined with low-light gameplay. Acting as a little candle who can burn for only 10 seconds, players will venture through unsettling darkness. Struggle to overcome obstacles based on the mechanics of light and shadow. Explore a wide range of enchanted environments while seeking distant light. Unveil the hidden treasure that concerns us all.

On this day in 2018

  • First exomoon, moon outside the solar system, discovered 8,000 years away (size of Neptune) by astronomers at Columbia University.
  • Most expensive whisky ever sold at auction for $1.1 million, the Macallan Valerio Adami 1926, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Frances Arnold, Gregory Winter and George Smith for their use of evolution to produce new enzymes and antibodies.
  • Leon M. Lederman, American experimental physicist (1982 Nobel Prize for research on quarks and leptons) and author (The God Particle), who died from complications of dementia at 96.
  • Bent Lorentzen, Danish orchestral, electronic, and opera composer, who died at 83.
  • Overcooked! 2: Surf 'n' Turf for Switch is released.
  • Cervical Cancer could be eliminated in Australia within decades because of government vaccination program, according to report in "The Lancet Public Health".
  • Wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrested on corruption charges.

On this day in 2017

  • King Felipe of Spain speaks out against the Catalan referendum saying organizers have "broken the rule of law".
  • Michel Jouvet, French neuroscientist and medical researcher who discovered the region of the brain that controls rapid eye movement (REM sleep), who died at 91.
  • Isabella Karle, American scientist who was instrumental in developing techniques to extract plutonium chloride, who died from a brain tumor at 95.
  • Kevin (Probably) Saves the World: Season 1 is released. Originally called The Gospel of Kevin, self-centered Kevin Finn (Jason Ritter) is chosen by God to save the world, but first Yvette (Christina Alonso), a messenger of God, must help guide Kevin toward the right path in this drama from Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters.
  • The Mayor: Season 1 is released. 27-year-old rapper Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) runs for mayor to promote his mixtape and winds up winning the election in this comedy from Jeremy Bronson and Daveed Diggs.
  • Culdcept Revolt for 3DS is released. As the series celebrates its 20th Anniversary, the addictive card game-meets-board game is back, bigger and better than ever with hundreds of new cards, inventive boards, and exciting multiplayer. Follow Allen, a new recruit for the rebel Free Bat forces as you fight for freedom from the tyranny of Count. Build your deck, create new strategies, and dominate the board in Culdcept Revolt! With all the classic elements veterans love yet a gentle learning curve for newcomers, Culdcept Revolt is the best Culdcept yet.
  • Forza Motorsport 7 for PC is released. Experience the thrill of motorsport at the limit. Enjoy graphics at 60fps and native 4K resolution in HDR. Collect and race more than 700 cars, including the largest collection of Ferraris, Porsches, and Lamborghinis ever. Challenge yourself across 30 famous destinations and 200 ribbons, where race conditions change every time you return to the track. [Microsoft]
  • JYDGE for PlayStation 4 is released. Build your JYDGE. Enter Edenbyrg. Get out alive.JYDGE is a lawful but awful roguehate top-down shooter where you get to build your own cybernetic JYDGE and eradicate crime in the never-sleeping megacity of Edenbyrg. Create your own play-style by augmenting your JYDGE, modifying your Gavel rifle, and choosing companion drones to suit the tasks at hand.Will you be stealthy and lurk in shadows? Or will you assault the evildoers head on? Maybe you'll brutally rocket them to bits from a distance? Or perhaps bring your own squad of reckless companions to solve the scenarios?You be the JYDGE.
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar for PlayStation 4 is released. Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG inspired by the console genre-greats and the 90’s cult comic book. Experience deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in classic JRPG format, and a story driven by exploration of the world.
  • Detention for PlayStation 4 is released. Detention is an unique atmospheric horror game heavily influenced by Taiwanese/East Asian culture, religious elements, and mythology. Venture into a school beset by hostile supernatural events to uncover stories behind the haunted place.
  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen for PlayStation 4 is released. An epitaph speaks of another's demise...A mysterious island known as Bitterblack Isle appears off the coast of Gransys. Its depths have claimed the lives of many Arisen their voices still haunt the labyrinth that lies deep beneath its surface--a labyrinth ripe with secrets waiting to be discovered.The time to take up arms has come once again. Delve into the isle's depths and uncover its dark secret!
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime for Switch is released. Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a frantic 1- or 2-player couch co-op action space shooter set in a massive neon battleship. Only through teamwork can you triumph over the evil forces of Anti-Love, rescue kidnapped space-bunnies, and avoid a vacuumy demise. Deep space is a dangerous place, but you dont have to face it alone!
  • Jalal Talabani, Iraqi-Kurdish politician and President of Iraq (2005-2014), who died at 83.
  • Solly Hemus, American baseball infielder (St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals 1959–61), who died at 94.

On this day in 2016

  • Yoshinori Ohsumi from Japan wins Nobel Prize for Medicine for research into autophagy.
  • Joan Marie Johnson, American pop singer (The Dixie Cups - "Chapel Of Love" ; "Iko Iko"), who died of congestive heart failure at 72.
  • Conviction (2016): Season 1 is released. Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell) takes a job with the Conviction Integrity Unit run by District Attorney Wayne Wallis (Eddie Cahill) to avoid being charged with drug possession and hurting her mother's senate campaign.
  • Timeless (2016): Season 1 is released. Garcia Flynn (Goran Visnjic) steals a time machine and its up to a trio that includes the time machine engineer Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett), Delta Force soldier Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter) and history professor Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer) to use a prototype to stop Flynn from changing the past.

On this day in 2015

  • US airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing around 19.
  • Flash floods on the French Riviera kill at least 19 people.
  • Dave Pike, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player, who died at 77.
  • Denis Healey, English politician (Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer), who died at 98.
  • Host nation England crashes out of Rugby World Cup in pool stage; loses to Australia,33-13 at Twickenham; Bernard Foley scores 2 tries and kicks 4 penalties & 3 conversions for the Wallabies.

On this day in 2014

  • Blues guitarist and singer B.B. King's last live performance at the House of Blues in Chicago.
  • A mint-condition copy of The Beatles' Please Please Me album, signed by George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Starr sold for $36,655 at an auction held in the US..
  • 83 million accounts are compromised after a cyber attack on JP Morgan Chase & 9 other financial institutions.
  • The Hero of Color City is released. Each night, when Ben falls asleep, his Crayons' magical Crayon Box transports them to Color City, a world of dazzling hues, soaring fantasy and the whimsy of childhood. When Yellow is accidentally left behind in Ben's room, she awakens two Unfinished Drawings: King Scrawl, a huge monster, and Gnat, Scrawl's sidekick. They follow Yellow to Color City and claim the enchanted Rainbow Waterfall and all of its color for themselves. Soon Color City will fade and disappear. It's up to Yellow and her pals, Blue, Green, Red, and the twins, Black and White, to save the day. Meeting with fantastical creatures and fun adventures along the way, Yellow discovers she has more courage than she knew and learns to believe in herself and to count on the support of her friends. [Magnolia Pictures]
  • The Liberator is released. The Liberator chronicles revolutionary Simón Bolívar’s (Édgar Ramírez) struggle for Latin American independence from Spain and his vision of a united South American nation.
  • The Blue Room is released. A man and a woman, secretly in love, alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. “Life is different when one lives it and peels it off afterwards”. What happened? What is he accused of?
  • Last Hijack is released. Last Hijack is a true tale of survival in Somalia told from the pirate's perspective. Combining animation with documentary storytelling, the film takes an innovative hybrid approach to explore how one Somali pirate - Mohamed - came to live such a brutal and dangerous existence. Animated re-enactments exploring Mohamed's memories, dreams and fears from his point of view are juxtaposed with raw footage from his everyday life in an original non-fiction narrative.
  • Drive Hard is released. American thief, Simon Keller (John Cusack), arrives in a foreign country in need of a getaway driver. Rather than recruit one from the underworld, he takes a driving lesson from ex F-1 champion, Peter Roberts (Thomas Jane), now working as a driving instructor. After Keller robs a bank during the lesson, Roberts has no choice but to use his driving talent to get away from pursuing police and mobsters.
  • Inner Demons is released. When the teenage daughter of a religious family transforms from A-student into heroin addict, her parents agree to allow a reality TV crew to stage an intervention and tape her recovery. What they don't know is that she has been taking drugs to deal with the unnatural, evil feelings growing inside her. When she agrees to rehab, with no drugs to suppress what's inside, the demon emerges. [IFC Films]
  • For Those in Peril is released. Aaron (George MacKay), a young misfit in a remote Scottish community, is the lone survivor of a strange fishing accident that claimed the lives of five men including his older brother. Spurred on by sea-going folklore and local superstition, the village blames him for this tragedy, making him an outcast amongst his own people. Steadfastly refusing to believe that his brother is dead, and possessed by grief, madness and magic, Aaron sets out to recover him.
  • Harmontown is released. A documentary on Community creator Dan Harmon.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Left Behind is released. In the blink of an eye, the biblical Rapture strikes the world. Millions of people disappear without a trace. All that remains are their clothes and belongings, and in an instant, terror and chaos spread around the world. Ray Steele (Nicolas Cage), an airline pilot, struggles to calm, and ultimately to save the lives of the passengers that remain on his flight, as the world below loses its ability to help his plane, and any other to safety. Running out of fuel, his equipment failing, his crew escalating into panic, Ray must guide the plane with the help of GWN reporter, Cameron “Buck” Williams (Chad Michael Murray) who takes over the role of co-pilot in the face of the crisis. For Buck Williams, being trapped at 30,000 feet with a plane full of terrified passengers means a struggle to understand the incomprehensible. On the ground, Ray’s daughter Chloe (Cassi Thomson) struggles to find her young brother and mother, both of whom may have disappeared in the Biblical event. Forcing herself through the chaos, Chloe must navigate a world filled with terror and despair. [Freestyle Releasing]
  • The Good Lie is released. Mamere and Theo are sons of the Chief in their village in Southern Sudan. When an attack by the Northern militia destroys their home and kills their parents, eldest son Theo is forced to assume the role of Chief and lead a group of young survivors, including his sister Abital, away from harm. As the tattered group makes the difficult trek to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, they meet other fleeing children, forging a bond with Jeremiah, who, at 13, is already a man of faith, and Paul, whose skills become essential to their survival. Thirteen years later, the now young adults are given the opportunity to leave the camp and resettle in America. Upon arriving in Kansas, they are met by Carrie Davis (Reese Witherspoon), an employment agency counselor who has been enlisted to help find them jobs—no easy task, when things like straws, light switches and telephones are brand new to them. Although Carrie has successfully kept herself from any emotional entanglements, these refugees, who desperately require help navigating the 20th century and rebuilding their shattered lives, need just that. So Carrie embarks on her own unchartered territory, enlisting the help of her boss, Jack (Corey Stoll). [Warner Bros.]
  • Stephen King’s A Good Marriage is released. When her husband (Anthony LaPaglia) of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson (Joan Allen) looks for batteries in the garage. Instead she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.
  • Gone Girl is released. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?
  • Annabelle is released. John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is Annabelle.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS for 3DS is released. Return to a world of exciting battles with Super Smash Bros. as you fight your way through a host of fan-favorite opponents. Make your way through memorable stages inspired by the most notorious classic Nintendo games. Challenge a myriad of familiar faces to battle, including Mario, Link, Samus and Pikachu, or take on new contenders, such as Mega Man, Little Mac and Palutena, the Goddess of Light from the Kid Icarus games. Leap into battle as your own personalized Mii characters. Dive into a thrilling new mode, exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS, Smash Run. Fight solo through a battlefield of enemies, and snatch up their dropped powerups before the clock runs out — and the real battle begins. Customize your fighter for when you're playing locally or online. Experience all the stunning beauty of the Super Smash Bros. world rendered in immersive 3D. Challenge family and friends locally or online, or seek out new competition from around the globe in online For Fun or For Glory matches.

On this day in 2013

  • 13 people are killed after a passenger plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Sean Saves the World: Season 1 is released. Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) returns to NBC as a divorced gay dad whose teenage daughter suddenly moves in with him at the same time his job becomes more demanding. Thomas Lennon (The State, Reno 911), Linda Lavin (Alice), Echo Kellum (Ben and Kate), and Megan Hilty (Smash) also star, and the series comes from Better Off Ted creator Victor Fresco.
  • The Millers: Season 1 is released. Will Arnett stars as a newly divorced reporter whose single life is quickly upended when his feuding parents decide to follow his lead and separate. His mother (Margo Martindale) moves in with him, while his father (Beau Bridges) crashes with his sister (Jayma Mays). The comedy comes from Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope).
  • The Originals: Season 1 is released. A spin-off from The CW's hit series The Vampire Diaries, this New Orleans-set supernatural drama will focus on the vampire siblings of Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Rebekah (Claire Holt).
  • Welcome to the Family: Season 1 is released. College plans turn to marriage plans when young couple (and new high school graduates) Molly (Ella Rae Peck) and Junior (Joey Haro) discover that they are about to become parents. Complicating matters are their own parents (including Glee's Mike O'Malley), who must deal with merging families and cultures.
  • Picross e3 for 3DS is released. The third Picross installment, Picross e3, has arrived!The new Picross e3 is equipped with a navigation function.It includes an all-new mode called "Mega Picross" that's a must-see for fans!" Picross" is a "Picture Crossword Puzzle Game" in which you use numbers as hints to complete illustrations. The rules are simple and easy to understand. Anyone can do it!Beginners and intermediate players alike will be able to enjoy these 150 all-new puzzles!The new Picross includes an all-new mode, "Mega Picross, "which has "Mega Numbers, "numbers which span two rows.It can be difficult to determine where to fill Mega Numbers, so a different kind of logic from the normal Picross may be necessary.You can change the rules for each puzzle to your own liking as you play.
  • F1 2013 for PC is released. F1 2013 sees Codemasters introducing a new F1 Classics mode, opening up circuits and drivers from the 1980s.
  • Chinese President President Xi Jinping announces plans for a ‘21st Century Maritime Silk Road’, linking China to Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean (Belt and Road Initiative / One Belt One Road) while in Indonesia.

On this day in 2333BC

  • State of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao.


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