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  • Day of independence is being celebrated in Uzbekistan
  • Revolution Day is being celebrated in Eritrea
  • People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • China locks down the economically important city of Chengdu with 21 million people, after 700 COVID-19 pandemic cases discovered in last few days.
    • The Metallica classic 'Enter Sandman' topped a list of songs with misheard lyrics, while Mick Jagger was named as the singer people struggle most to understand. A survey of 1,000 Americans by WordFinder also suggested that 65% of people, on discovering they’ve been wrong for years about a favorite song, decide they prefer the incorrect version. "Enter Sandman"came on top overall, with 70% of listeners believing the line "Exit light, enter night"was actually "Eggs and light end all nights."52% heard The Beatles sing "I get high, I get high, I get high"on 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' rather than the real words "I can’t hide, I can’t hide, I can’t hide."Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' came next: "With the lights out, it’s less dangerous / Here we are now, entertain us"heard as "With the lights out, it’s Las Vegas / Hear me all now, entertainers"..
    • TV Series "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" premieres on Amazon Prime Video.
    • DEATHS
    • Earnie Shavers, American boxer (2 x world heavyweight c'ship challenger [Muhammad Ali 1977, Larry Holmes 1979]), who died at 78.
    • Pantheon: Season 1 is released. Bullied teen Maddie (voiced by Katie Chang) gets help online from her recently deceased father (voiced by Daniel Dae Kim), whose consciousness has been uploaded to the Cloud after an experimental brain scan in this animated sci-fi series based on short stories by Ken Liu.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Gerda: A Flame in Winter for PC is released. When the snow stops falling, the small Danish village of Tinglev will no longer be the same. Walk the path of Gerda as her quiet life is turned upside down during the World War 2 occupation of her home. Choose where to go, how to act, and who to trust in this intimate narrative RPG-lite experience inspired by real life events.How far would you go to protect your loved ones?In this poignant story-driven game, you play as Gerda, a nurse whose life is turned upside down overnight. A tale told not on the front line, but in the intimate setting of the small Danish village she has lived her whole life. Armed only with her wits and knowledge of her people, Gerda must try to save her loved ones while staying true to herself.
    • ANNO: Mutationem for Switch is released. Welcome to the neon-covered,2D-meets-3D Cyberpunk world of ANNO: Mutationem. In this Action-Adventure game with RPG elements you become Ann: a highly-skilled combat-trained lone wolf on a personal mission in the giant Metropolis, full of sinister mega-corporations, mysterious fringe groups and creatures more bizarre than words can express.This is a world full of surprises waiting for you to find out! While going through the main story you can chat with a Cyborg corgi, take on a part-time bartender job, hunt down vicious criminals reveal the true face of a trending V-streamer! By exploring diverse locations such as neon Noctis Town, an off-shore cargo ship and huge underground structures, players are free to go as they please and act as they want.
    • Ooblets for Switch is released. Ooblets is a farming, creature collection, and town life game where you build up your farm, befriend townsfolk, grow ooblets, and have dance-offs.
    • US President Joe Biden warns of 'threats to democracy'from MAGA Republican extremism in prime-time address in front of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • Texas law banning most abortion after six weeks comes into effect, now most restrictive in the country.
    • Record rain recorded in Central Park, New York (7.13 inches) and Newark, New Jersey (8.41 inches) from remnants of Hurricane Ida.
    • South America's second-longest river, the Paraná, at its lowest levels for 77 years due to drought.
    • Powerful 400 yard wide EF-3 tornado travels 12.5 miles through Gloucester County, New Jersey, destroying 50 homes, several farm buildings, and killing 3 dairy cows.
    • DEATHS
    • Juan Rodríguez Vega, Chilean soccer defender (26 caps; Universidad de Chile, Atlético Español), who died at 77.
    • Daffney, Wrestler.
    • Gregg Leakes, Reality Star.
    • Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Separatist leader in Kashmir (headed resistance against Indian rule), who died at 92.
    • GAMING: PC
    • El Shaddai ASCENSION OF THE METATRON for PC is released. El Shaddai, originally released in 2011, is a unique third-person action adventure filled with a deeply artistic world-building, outstanding aesthetics and thrilling battles. Experience an incredible mix of 2D-like platformer action and a colorful 3D world in an exceptional setting.
    • Lake for PC is released. It's 1986 - Meredith Weiss takes a break from her career in the big city to deliver mail in her hometown. How will she experience two weeks in beautiful Providence Oaks, with its iconic lake and quirky community? And what will she do next? It's up to you.
    • SPORTS
    • Jim Fuller, American college football coach and athletics administrator (coach 1977-83; AD 2003-08 Jacksonville State University), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 76.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • BTS become the 1st all-Korean pop act to top the Billboard 100 singles chart with "Dynamite".
    • Rare protests in Mongolia against moves to teach school subjects in Mandarin instead of Mongolian.
    • BIRTHS
    • Lyra Sheeran, Family Member, born in England.
    • DEATHS
    • Jerzy Szczakiel, Polish speedway rider (World Individual C'ship 1973; World Pairs C'ship 1971), who died at 71.
    • Erick Morillo, DJ.
    • Children of the Sea is released. When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. They were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea as she does. Ruka's dad and the other adults who work at the aquarium are only distantly aware of what the children are experiencing as they get caught up in the mystery of the worldwide disappearance of the oceans' fish.
    • Robin's Wish is released. Robin’s Wish tells the powerful true story of actor/comedian Robin Williams’ final days. For the first time, Robin’s fight against a deadly neurodegenerative disorder, known as Lewy Body Dementia, is shown in stunning detail. Through a journalistic lens, this story sheds an entirely new light on the tragedy, beauty and power behind the mind of one of the greatest entertainers of all time.
    • The Mole Agent is released. When a family grows concerned for their mother’s well-being in a retirement home, private investigator Romulo hires 83-year-old Sergio to pose as a new resident and undercover spy inside the facility. The Mole Agent follows Sergio as he struggles to balance his assignment with his increasing involvement in the lives of the many residents he meets.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Crusader Kings III for PC is released. Paradox Development Studio brings you the sequel to one of the most popular strategy games ever made. Crusader Kings III is the heir to a long legacy of historical grand strategy experiences and arrives with a host of new ways to ensure the success of your royal house.
    • Iron Harvest for PC is released. Iron Harvest is a real-time strategy game (RTS) set in the alternate reality of 1920+, just after the end of the Great War. The Game lets you control giant dieselpunk mechs, combining epic singleplayer and coop campaigns as well as skirmishes with intense action on the battlefield for multiplayer fans, Iron Harvest is the classic real-time strategy games fans have been waiting for.Tradition clashes with scientific and technological progress, while Europe is still recovering from the brutal battles of the World War. Cities are being rebuilt and in the countryside, the era of the Iron Harvest has begun. Farmers are uncovering the remains of the majestic walking machines that had fought on the battlefields of the Great War.In the midst of this chaos, a new threat appears that will put Europe's very existence at risk. Secret forces are putting everything they can towards destabilization of entire countries, determined to set the world on fire once again and finally seize control.
    • Ary and the Secret of Seasons for PlayStation 4 is released. Ary and the Secret of Seasons is adventure game following a young girl named Aryelle, or Ary, as she journeys across the great world of Valdi. By becoming the Guardian of Winter, Ary gains the ability to manipulate the seasons around her. Ary will learn to control the seasons and use them to defeat enemies, overcome obstacles, and solve complex puzzles on her adventure across Valdi. Long ago, the world of Valdi was threatened by an evil mage. After a great struggle, he was defeated by the Legendary Warrior and sealed inside the Vault, imprisoned for all eternity. To ensure the mage's imprisonment, four great sages swore to keep watch and protect the Vault. They formed the original Guardians of Seasons, a secretive organization now steeped in history and legend. After a mysterious force throws the seasons of Valdi into disarray, Ary decides to assist the Guardians of Seasons and sets out to find the source of the mayhem. Using her wits and courage, Ary will have to overcome monstrous enemies, secret plots, and stuffy traditions to save Valdi and bring balance to the world once more.
    • Super Bomberman R Online for Stadia is released. With the new Battle 64 mode, players will automatically be placed in one of many areas at the start of each match, and must battle it out against other players in the same area. Areas will begin to close down as the clock ticks and players must pass through the gates to the other remaining areas before the timer runs out!Those who make it to the last remaining area must battle it out to become the last one standing!!
    • Marvel's Avengers for Xbox One is released. Marvel’s Avengers is an epic, third-person, action-adventure game that combines an original, cinematic story with single-player and co-operative gameplay. Assemble into a team of up to four players online, master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, and defend the Earth from escalating threats.
    • President Trump visits the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, where Jacob Blake was shot, to offer support to law enforcement.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Houston Astros starter Justin Verlander strikes out 14 as he throws his third career no-hitter in a 2-0 decision against the Toronto Blue Jays.
    • Co-founder and CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey has his Twitter account hacked.
    • Exhibition on Christian Dior sets new attendance record of almost 595,000 in seven months on closing at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
    • Saudi-led coalition air strikes on Yemen city of Dhamar kills more than 100 people according to the Red Cross.
    • DEATHS
    • Tom Collins, Canadian ice skating promoter (Champions on Ice), who died from stroke complications at 88.
    • German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier asks for Polish forgiveness for WWII at 80 year commemoration in Pilsudski Square, Warsaw.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Finnish Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen qualifies in 1:19.119 during Q3 of the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix at Monza; record for fastest average lap speed in F1 (263.588 kph or 163.786 mph).
    • Bishop Charles H. Ellis III apologises for groping Ariana Grande during Aretha Franklin's funeral service.
    • Aretha Franklin's funeral held in Detroit attended by Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande and Bill Clinton with procession of 140 pink Cadillacs.
    • Memorial service for Senator John McCain at Washington National Cathedral with his daughter Meghan McCain, Barack Obama and George W. Bush speaking.
    • BIRTHS
    • Isla Donnelly, Family Member, born in England.

    On this day in 2017

    • BIRTHS
    • Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., Family Member, born in West Palm Beach, FL.
    • DEATHS
    • Novella Nelson, American actress (Antwone Fisher, Purlie, Chiefs), who died at 78.
    • Kill Me Please is released. Bia (Valentina Herszage), Michele (Júlia Roliz), Mariana (Mariana Oliveira) and Renata (Dora Freind) are a clique of affluent high school girls. They waste away their days wandering the fields between the vertigo-inducing high rises in Barra da Tijuca, an affluent new neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. Both privileged and abandoned by busy parents, the girls spend most of their time together. When a wave of murders begins to terrorize the neighborhood, the girls develop a morbid curiosity with the victims – and lines separating life, desire and death begins to break down.
    • Jesús is released. Eighteen-year-old Jesús is trapped in a dead-end cycle of drugs, sex, apathy, and an obsession with violence. Living in a small flat with his widower father, Hector, where the TV covers up their inability to communicate, is not helping matters. After his band loses a competition, he and his friends get drunk and head out, looking for a thrill. They finally find it in a cemetery: a young defenseless boy crosses their path, and violence ensues. Soon, the attack is national news, and the police are searching for those responsible. Desperate to avoid the authorities as well as his friends, Jesús has no choice but to turn to his father for help.
    • Goon: Last of the Enforcers is released. After one too many concussions, hockey enforcer Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott) is forced to give up his aspirations of going to the big show and settle into a buttoned down career as an insurance salesman at the urging of his pregnant wife Eva (Alison Pill). However, Doug can’t resist the siren call of the Highlanders, so he sets course to reclaim his former glory.
    • Dolores is released. Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions by starting the country's first farm worker's union with fellow organizer Cesar Chavez. What starts out as a struggle for racial and labor justice, soon becomes a fight for gender equality within the same union she is eventually forced to leave. As she wrestles with raising 11 children, three marriages, and is nearly beaten to death by a San Francisco tactical police squad, Dolores emerges with a vision that connects her new found feminism with racial and class justice.
    • The Layover is released. When their plane is rerouted due to a hurricane warning, two single female best friends (Alexandra Daddario, Kate Upton) find themselves competing for the same guy (Matt Barr) during an extended layover in St. Louis.
    • Viceroy's House is released. India,1947: Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) is dispatched, along with his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson), to New Delhi to oversee the country’s transition from British rule to independence. Taking his place in the resplendent mansion known as the Viceroy’s House, Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power. But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country divided by deep religious and cultural differences proves no easy undertaking, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart. [IFC Films]
    • MOVIES: R
    • Unlocked is released. After failing to apprehend the terrorist behind a Paris attack that claimed dozens of lives, CIA agent Alice Racine (Noomi Rapace) is forced to live in London as a caseworker. Unexpectedly, she is called back into action by her mentor, Eric Lasch (Michael Douglas), when the CIA discovers intel of another imminent attack. While "unlocking"the suspect, Alice discovers that the classified information she has uncovered has been compromised. Running for her life, Alice turns to ex-soldier Jack (Orlando Bloom) to prevent a lethal biological attack on the citizens of London.
    • Tulip Fever is released. In 17th century Amsterdam, a married woman (Alicia Vikander) begins a passionate affair with an artist (Dane DeHaan) hired to paint her portrait. The lovers gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together.
    • I Do... Until I Don't is released. An ensemble comedy following three couples stuck in the web of a jaded filmmaker looking to prove that marriage should be a seven-year contract with an option to renew.
    • Narcos: Season 3 is released. With Escobar gone, DEA agent Javier Peña (Pedro Pascal) focuses on the Cali Cartel led by Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela (Damian Alcazar), his brother Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela (Francisco Denis), hitman Pacho Herrera (Alberto Ammann) and New York-based Chepe Santacruz Londono (Pepe Rapazote).
    • ALBUMS
    • Omnion was released by Hercules & Love Affair. The fourth full-length release for the Andy Butler dance project features guest appearances from Faris Badwan, Sísý Ey, Gustaph, Mashrou' Leila, Rouge Mary, and Sharon Van Etten.
    • Hearts That Strain was released by Jake Bugg. The fourth full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was recorded in Nashville and features guest appearances from Dan Auerbach (on guitar) and Noah Cyrus.
    • Every Country's Sun was released by Mogwai. The ninth full-length studio release for the Scottish post-rock band was produced by Dave Fridmann
    • Elytral was released by Mary Epworth. The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Thom Monahan.
    • American Dream was released by LCD Soundsystem. The fourth full-length studio release for the rock band led by James Murphy is its first in five years (seven years for a studio album).
    • Bicep was released by Bicep. This is the debut full-length release for the London-based duo from Belfast, Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson.
    • The Punishment of Luxury was released by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. The 13th full-length studio release for the synth-pop band was self-produced.
    • The Echo of Pleasure was released by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. The fourth full-length release for the New York indie pop band led by Kip Berman was produced by Andy Savours and features guest appearances from A Sunny Day in Glasgow's Jen Goma, Jacob Danish Sloan, and Kelly Pratt.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Songbringer for PC is released. Explore 308 million procedurally-generated worlds. Awaken and face dormant evil. Uncover lost technology and create powerful artifacts. Those familiar with the nanosword will crush giants and check galactic war.
    • Rabi-Ribi for PlayStation 4 is released. Dodge bullets, missiles and lasers in battle as you wrap your head around that bunny girl costume! Combo away with your mighty Piko Hammer or spam various spells from afar with your fiery fairy friend. Explore and explode through Rabi-Rabi Island as you collect power-ups and uncover secrets.
    • Kenyan Chief Justice David Maraga invalidates Kenyan re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    On this day in 2016

    • DEATHS
    • Len Maddocks, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests,19 dismissals; Victoria, Tasmania), who died at 90.
    • Jon Polito, actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide), who died at 65.
    • Raymond Daveluy, Canadian organist (St. Joseph's Montreal,1960-2002), composer and educator, who died at 89.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Picross 3D: Round 2 for 3DS is released. A fresh new layer of paintand strategy!Chip away at a three-dimensional block puzzle to reveal the object hidden within. Only this time, blocks can be painted with two colors of paint to mold detailed shapes. Enjoy more than 300 puzzles at the Cafe or even tap compatible amiibo figures (sold separately) to solve 10 more puzzles hiding secret Nintendo characters!In the Cafe, the more puzzles you complete, the more that open up to play. Accomplish certain objectives, like getting a high ranking on 30 puzzles, and youll earn even more. You can choose between easy, medium, and hard difficulty levels for each one, but no matter the complexity, youll always be rewarded with the hidden object. Some sets of puzzles offer additional tasks, from Timed Challenges to One-Chance Challenges. With this many brainteasing activities, there are always new risks to take and hidden objects to find!-Solve over 300 3D Picross puzzles using two colors of paint-Complete a variety of objectives to unlock even more puzzles-Scan compatible amiibo figures to unlock additional Nintendo character puzzles-Every puzzle can be completed in three difficulty levels: easy, medium, and hard-Additional challenges include timed puzzles and one-chance puzzles
    • GAMING: PC
    • The Metronomicon for PC is released. Packing in a fully-fledged story mode with a colourful cast of musically-empowered heroes and villains, The Metronomicon sees you take control a party of eight newly graduated masters of the “rhythmic combat arts” to wage musical warfare against a multitude of dance-mongering fiends. By switching between four concurrent hero-controlled tracks on-the-fly, you’ll select and activate a wide array of abilities and spells, buffs and nukes, with your performance and timing all-important in ensuring the effectiveness of your moves. In the RPG spirit, you’ll need to improve your characters’ stats, hunt down powerful equipment, and combine a multitude of newly-learned abilities – switching between tanking, healing, buffing, and damage-dealing classes as required in real time.
    • Axiom Verge for Wii U is released. Plumb the recesses of a large, labyrinthine world in order to learn its secrets and uncover your role within it. Discover tons of weapons, items, and abilities, each with their own unique behaviors and usage. You'll need your wits to find them all. Combat bizarre biomechanoid constructs, the deadly fallout of an ancient war, and the demons of your own psyche. And finally, break the game itself by using glitches to corrupt foes and solve puzzles in the environment. []
    • Earthlock: Festival of Magic for Xbox One is released. Desert scavenger Amon soon finds himself in his life's adventure when he crosses paths with a most peculiar creature back home in Zaber. Join Amon and other heroes in this turn-based fantasy RPG, on a journey across the world of Umbra; a mysterious, beautiful but harsh planet that stopped spinning thousands of cycles ago. With a unique set of customizable characters, all with their own personalities and journeys of self-discovery, you will scavenge, explore and fight your way from the everlasting day-side and into the darkness of perpetual night. To save Umbra you must unlock its secrets, expose the shadows, and defeat a growing evil. [Snowcastle]

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • EU Migrant Crisis: Hungary closes Keleti Railway Station in Budapest to try and stop migrants travelling.
    • Google changes its logo, biggest redesign since 1999.
    • Pope Francis tells priests to pardon women who have had an abortion, in a letter released by the Vatican.
    • DEATHS
    • Dean Jones, American actor (Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, The Love Bug), who died at 84.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for PC is released. The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan has brought a new edge to the Cold War, and in 1984, a one-eyed man with a prosthetic arm appears in the country. Those who know him call him Snake; the legendary mercenary who was once swept from the stage of history and left in a coma by American private intelligence network Cipher. Snake is accompanied by Ocelot, an old friend who saved him from attack when he finally awoke.Now, Snake's former partner Kazuhira Miller is being held by the Soviet forces in Afghanistan. Snake must undertake a solo mission to rescue Miller and prove to the world that the legendary mercenary is not dead and gone. That first step will lead to a path of vengeance against the very Cipher that slaughtered so many of Snake's men, and to a battle that will embroil the whole world...What started in Ground Zeroes must finish with "V".
    • Red Goddess: Inner World for PC is released. Red Goddess is a 2.5D nonlinear side-scroller platformer with combat situations in an adventure to explore the inner-mind of a Young Goddess with the objective of remembering and recovering her own powers.-Explore the mind of a young goddess.-Fight against the dark thoughts and an invisible enemy The Narrator.
    • Xeodrifter for PlayStation 4 is released. Drifting through the stars. Xeodrifter is the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a simple mission of exploration. We join our nomad as he embarks on the investigation of a small cluster of four planets in the omega sector, after a collision with a rogue asteroid damaged his warp core. Blast your way through alien landscapes, seek out valuable secrets, and defeat ancient guardians to unlock powers from a legendary supreme culture in this exciting journey of mystery and adventure.
    • Zombie Vikings for PlayStation 4 is released. Loki just snatched Odin's last magic eye right out of his eye-socket and hastly gangled off with it. Thor and the gods are too busy partying, so blind as a bat, Odin makes a desperate move. He raises four of the most fearsome Zombie Vikings out of Norse soil - Gunborg, Seagurd, Hedgy and Caw-kaa! A putrid posse sent on a mission through the most epicness of worlds to retrieve The Eye and make peace with their rotten pasts.
    • Mad Max for PlayStation 4 is released. Mad Max places players in the role of a lone warrior who must embark on a journey to reclaim his stolen interceptor from a deadly gang of marauders.
    • Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence for PlayStation 4 is released. Become a Daimyo of the Warring States period of Japanese history in NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION, a historical simulation game of conquest and domination. It is the 30th anniversary of this series and this current release, NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION: Sphere of Influence, is the crown of the series.
    • Grow Home for PlayStation 4 is released. As the lovable B.U.D. (Botanical Utility Droid), you will explore the skies using the power of the Star Plant, a giant beanstalk-like plant that B.U.D. can grow and direct as he makes his way from the planet’s surface up to his mother ship. [Ubisoft]
    • Armello for PlayStation 4 is released. Armello is a swashbuckling adventure that combines RPG elements with the strategic play of card and board games, creating a personal, story-fuelled experience.
    • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls for PlayStation Vita is released. After the horrors have ended at Hope's Peak Academy, society is on the verge of collapse and violent anarchy has engulfed the whole world in despair. Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls is the pre-sequel to the mystery adventure game Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. Unlike the first 2 installments, players assume the roles of two heroines, Komaru Naegi and Toko Fukawa, as they are thrust into a despair-ridden Towa City with one goal: to escape.
    • The Muppets: Movie Adventures for PlayStation Vita is released. The Muppets Movie Adventures takes place across five blockbuster movie genres, ranging from the Wild West in a level called "The Good, the Bad and the Animal"staring Animal himself - to the far reaches of space, in a sci-fi adventure starring Kermit the Frog known as the "The Koozebane Menace".
    • SPORTS
    • India scores their first Test cricket series victory in Sri Lanka since 1993 winning 3rd Test in Colombo by 117 runs; Ravichandran Ashwin (4) & Ishant Sharma (3) combine for 7 Sri Lankan 2nd innings wickets.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Nalanda University in eastern Indian begins its first academic year, on the site of the world's oldest university, a Buddhist monastic institution that operated 427 to 1197 CE.
    • DEATHS
    • Jimi Jamison, American rock singer (Survivor - "High On You"), who died of a stroke at 63.
    • Houdini: Season 1 is released. The rise to fame by Harry Houdini (Adrien Brody) is illustrated in this two-night miniseries.
    • ALBUMS
    • No Romeo was released by Indiana. The debut full-length release for British pop singer Lauren Henson was produced by John Beck.
    • Creation was released by The Pierces. This is the fifth studio release for the New York-based sister duo of Allison and Catherine Pierce.
    • Blood was released by Pulled Apart Horses. The third full-length release for the British band led by Tom Hudson was produced by Matt Peel.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • Gareth Bale transfers from Tottenham Hotspur FC to Real Madrid for an estimated world record fee of £85.3 million (€100 million).
    • BIRTHS
    • Eve Franke, YouTube Star, born in Utah.
    • Comedian Seth Meyers at the age of 39 weds human rights lawyer Alexi Ashe on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.
    • DEATHS
    • Tommy Morrison, American boxer (WBO heavyweight title 1993) and actor (Rocky V), who died from AIDS at 44.


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