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Today in the World Countries

  • Id el Maulud is being celebrated in Nigeria
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Nicaragua
  • Lady of Sorrows' Day is being celebrated in Slovakia
  • Maouloud is being celebrated in Benin
  • Mawleed al-Nabi is being celebrated in Afghanistan
  • Mawlid An-Nabi is being celebrated in Egypt, Egypt
  • Mouloud is being celebrated in Comoros, Djibouti, Djibouti
  • Prophet Muhammad's Birthday is being celebrated in most countries
  • Prophet's birth anniversary is being celebrated in Lebanon, Lebanon
  • Thimphu Tshechu (Thimphu) is being celebrated in Bhutan
  • People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • MOVIES: PG13
  • A Haunting in Venice is released. In post-World War II Venice, Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh), now retired and living in self-imposed exile, reluctantly attends a seance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered, the former detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets. Based upon the novel Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie.
  • Cassandro is released. Saúl Armendáriz, a gay amateur wrestler from El Paso, rises to international stardom after he creates the character Cassandro, the “Liberace of Lucha Libre.” In the process, he upends not just the macho wrestling world, but also his own life.
  • Dumb Money is released. Dumb Money is based on the insane true story of everyday people who flipped the script on Wall Street and got rich by turning GameStop (yes, the mall videogame store) into the world’s hottest company. In the middle of everything is regular guy Keith Gill (Paul Dano), who starts it all by sinking his life savings into the stock and posting about it. When his social posts start blowing up, so does his life and the lives of everyone following him. As a stock tip becomes a movement, everyone gets rich – until the billionaires fight back, and both sides find their worlds turned upside down.

On this day in 2022

  • Tennis great Roger Federer announces his retirement from professional tennis at 41 with 20 grand slam wins and 103 ATP titles.
  • Eddie Butler, Welsh rugby union #8 (16 caps; Cambridge University RFC, Pontypool RFC), journalist (The Observer Sport, The Guardian) and broadcaster (BBC), who died at 65.
  • Atlanta: Season 4 is released. Earn, Alfred, Darius and Van are back in Atlanta in the fourth and final season.
  • Vampire Academy (2022): Season 1 is released. Vampire-human hybrid Rosemarie Hathaway (Sisi Stringer) and her Moroi vampire best friend Princess Vasilisa "Lissa"Dragomir (Daniela Nieves) are some of the students at St Vladimir's Academy in Julie Plec and Marguerite MacIntyre's adaptation of Richelle Mead's book series of the same name.
  • Wayward Strand for PC is released. Welcome to the Hospital - It’s the summer of 1978, and Casey Beaumaris is trying to make the most of her holidays, when her mum asks her to spend a long weekend helping out at the airborne hospital where she works. Casey prefers the company of books to people, but she agrees, secretly planning to write an article about her visit for the school newspaper. With her trusty notebook at the ready, Casey arrives on board the airship. The staff are overworked as they prepare for the visit of an important official, while the patients react to grief, or deal with active trauma. In the midst of these and many other interlocking and overlapping stories, Casey spends time with the patients, learning about their lives, and, as the stories unfold, discovering what she can do to help.
  • Blind Fate: Edo no Yami for PC is released. It's a new, dark and machine-filled Edo period, and the Shogunate rules over Japan with its just, but pitiless hand: you.You follow orders. You obey. You kill.Until your sight is taken from you, and you must learn to "feel"the world anew...Dive into a world that mixes Sci-Fi and ancient tradition. Slash through robots with a trusty katana, use hi-tech implants to navigate the surroundings, dodge enemy attacks, and land devastating finishers. Reclaim the past following the way of the Japanese samurai in the fantastic period of New Edo.
  • Foretales for PC is released. A terrible curse is ravaging the realm and the only one who can stop it is a small-time thief named Volepain.The Weaver put in the hands of her children the fate of the world's creation and stability. The instruments of creation have the power to create and destroy the many worlds of Foretales.Discover the true goals of the Nymphants and the Cult or embrace the Maelstorm for eternity!Decide the fate of the world in this ingenious story-driven card game. Foretales offers a unique take on the adventure genre, with a multitude of playstyles and story paths through which you can save the world... or bring about its end.
  • Metal: Hellsinger for PlayStation 5 is released. Strike terror into the hearts of demons and devils as you fight your way through eight Hells. Metal: Hellsinger is a rhythm FPS, brimming with diabolical enemies, powerful weapons, and metal music. Set out on an infernal journey in order to achieve the purest of goals: Vengeance.
  • Bear and Breakfast for Switch is released. Bear and Breakfast is a laid-back management adventure game where you play as a well-meaning bear trying to run a B+B in the woods. Hank and his friends find an abandoned shack and, equipped with their teenage ingenuity, turn it into a money-making bed and breakfast scheme for unsuspecting tourists. As your business expands so do the mysteries of the forest, and Hank soon finds himself uncovering a plot deeper than the wilderness itself.
  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping meets Russian President Vladimir Putin and other regional leaders at a summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

On this day in 2021

  • US gymnasts, including Simone Biles, testify against former team doctor Larry Nassar at a Senate Committee hearing, criticizing a system that allowed it to happen.
  • US, UK and Australia announce trilateral security partnership Aukus, to counteract influence of China, including helping Australia build nuclear-powered submarines.
  • SpaceX launches the first all-civilian spaceflight from Cape Canaveral, Florida, for three-day orbit around Earth.
  • Lou Angotti, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Chicago Black Hawks) and coach (St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins), who died at 83.
  • By The Time I Get To Phoenix was released by Injury Reserve. The latest full-length release from the Arizona alternative rap group is its last with Stepa J. Groggs, who passed away in June 2020 and features a guest appearance from Zelooperz.

On this day in 2020

  • Family of Breonna Taylor announce $12 million wrongful death settlement with city of Louisville, Kentucky, after her death in botched police raid March 13.
  • Jan Krenz, Polish conductor and composer, who died at 94.
  • Caroline Kaart (neé Raitt0, Scottish-Dutch alto singer, and TV and radio presenter, who died at 88.
  • Sadashiv Patil, Indian cricket fast bowler (1 Test,2 wickets; Maharashtra), who died at 86.
  • Wang Zhiliang, Chinese table tennis player and coach (World Table Tennis C'ships gold, doubles 1963), who died from a stroke at 79.
  • BPM: Bullets Per Minute for PC is released. BPM is a rhythm-action FPS rogue-like where you must shoot, jump and dodge to the beat of an epic rock soundtrack. Delve into a randomly generated dungeon where one missed note can lead to your death. Gain game-changing abilities and loot powerful weaponry to defeat your ancient enemy: Nidhogg.
  • eFootball PES 2021 for PlayStation 4 is released. The eFootball PES 2021 Season Update brings you all of the critically acclaimed features that won us E3 2019's "Best Sports Game"award, plus more!As the PES franchise celebrates a quarter of a century since its debut in 1995, we invite you to join us once again as we head out onto the pitch for a new action-packed season of football.Boasting all the latest player and club data, the game also comes with an exclusive UEFA EURO 2020™ mode, allowing you and your friends to simulate some of the sport's most heated rivalries.
  • Spelunky 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Spelunky 2 builds upon the unique, randomized challenges that made the original a roguelike classic, offering a huge adventure designed to satisfy players old and new. Meet the next generation of explorers as they find themselves on the Moon, searching for treasure and missing family.
  • Fight Crab for Switch is released. Claw through 7 Tutorial stages and a Campaign Mode with 34 stages spread out across 7 chapters- 23 types of playable crab,48 different weapons, and 11 unique battle arenas- A variety of matchmaking options including 1 vs. 1,2 vs. 2, and both offline and online co-op and versus battle modes- Unlock special Skills like the fabled Kanihameha, the devastating Crab Copter, and more- Level up your crab, recruit new crabs, and purchase deadly new weapons – build the ultimate crab warrior- Use the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con™ motion controls to freely manipulate limbs to punch, grab, and flip your way to victory- Use Photo Mode to capture, share, and immortalize epic confrontations and intense battles
  • Moussa Traoré, Mali soldier, politician and dictator, President of Mali (1968-91), who died at 83.
  • Scientific American issues its 1st ever presidential endorsement in 175 years by backing Joe Biden.

On this day in 2019

  • " Jojo Rabbit" directed by "Taika Waititi and starring Scarlett Johansson wins the top award at the Toronto Film Festival.
  • Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Gleneagles: Europe beats US,14½-13½; Suzann Pettersen of Norway sinks 8-footer on 18th hole of final match to beat Marina Alex,1-up and regain Cup.
  • The Cook Islands, a nation in the South Pacific, released two silver coins to honour two classic AC/DC albums. The band’s landmark 1981 album ‘For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)’ was honoured on a two dollar coin while 1990’s ‘The Razors Edge’ could be found on a ten dollar coin. Both feature a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse side..
  • UK PM Boris Johnson compares himself to Marvel Hulk character in newspaper interview "The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets" about UK exiting the EU.
  • Norman Lear becomes the oldest person to win an Emmy at 97, in the variety special category for ABC’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience".
  • Hong Kong police fire water cannons and tear gas at thousands of protesters outside the British embassy, as protests continue in the city.
  • Ric Ocasek [Otcasek], American rock singer-songwriter (The Cars - "Best Friend's Girl" ; "Shake It Up" ; "You Are The Girl"), found dead at 75.
  • Roberto Leal, World Music Singer.
  • Mike Stefanik, American auto racer (9 NASCAR Modified Championships), who died in a plane crash at 61.
  • Country Music is released. The eight-part,16-hour documentary written and produced by Dayton Duncan and directed by Ken Burns traces the origins of country music and its evolution with stories about such artists as Gene Autry, Garth Brooks, the Carter family, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Rogers, and Bob Wills.

On this day in 2018

  • Archaeologists find the oldest-known brewery and remains of 13,000-year-old beer in Haifa cave, Israel, belonging to nomadic Natufian people.
  • Swimmer killed by shark at Newcomb Hollow Beach, first fatal shark attack in Massachusetts in 80 years.
  • Russian boxer Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1,34 KOs) loses his first pro fight in record 20th title defence as well as undisputed world middleweight crown when outpointed by Mexican Canelo Álvarez (50-1-2,34 KOs) in Las Vegas.
  • Dudley Sutton, British stage and screen actor (Leather Boys; Brimstone & Treacle; Lovejoy - "Tinker Dill"), who died of cancer at 85.
  • Jeff Lowe, American mountain climber (co-founder Lowe Alpine), who died of pneumonia at 67.

On this day in 2017

  • Terrorist bomb only partially explodes in attack at Parsons Green tube station, London, injuring 29.
  • Violet Brown, Supercentenarian.
  • Harry Dean Stanton, American actor (Lucky; Alien; Cool Hand Luke; The Godfather Part II), musician, and singer, who died at 91.
  • Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards is released. Manolo is the in-depth portrait of legendary fashion designer Manolo Blahnik and how his extraordinary dedication to his craft led him to become the world’s most famous luxury shoemaker, revered by celebrities, stylists, and industry icons for generations. Growing up on a remote Spanish Canary island, Manolo made shoes out of sweet wrappers for lizards that he caught in his family’s garden. After opening his first store in London in 1973 and coming of age in fashion capitals such as Paris and New York, Manolo now has shops anddepartment store concessions in over 20 countries and retains full control of the business, still creating every shoe, even hand-carving the wooden forms himself. [Music Box Films]
  • Indivisible is released. Daisy and Violet are twin sisters on the verge of turning 18. They are blessed with beautiful voices and are sought after to sing at weddings, communions and baptisms. Their real draw is another trait which cloaks them in fascinating charm: they are siamese twins. They support their family with their singing like a well oiled company/entertainment machine. This idyllic situation ends when a notable English doctor sees them at a first communion in Casertavecchia. He sentences them to the possibility of a normal life when he states, "I can separate you.".
  • Strong Island is released. In April 1992, on Long Island NY, William Jr., the Ford's eldest child, a black 24 year-old teacher, was killed by Mark Reilly, a white 19 year-old mechanic. Although Ford was unarmed, he became the prime suspect in his own murder. Director Yance Ford chronicles the arc of his family across history, geography and tragedy - from the racial segregation of the Jim Crow South to the promise of New York City; from the presumed safety of middle class suburbs, to the maelstrom of an unexpected, violent death. It is the story of the Ford family: Barbara Dunmore, William Ford and their three children and how their lives were shaped by the enduring shadow of racism in America.
  • Rat Film is released. Across walls, fences, and alleys, rats not only expose our boundaries of separation but make homes in them. Rat Film is a feature-length documentary that uses the rat--as well as the humans that love them, live with them, and kill them--to explore the history of Baltimore. "There's never been a rat problem in Baltimore, it's always been a people problem".
  • mother! is released. A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
  • Brad's Status is released. Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento where he lives with his sweet-natured wife, Melanie (Jenna Fischer), and their musical prodigy son, Troy (Austin Abrams), but it’s not quite what he imagined during his college glory days. Showing Troy around Boston, where Brad went to university, he can’t help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends: a Hollywood bigshot (Mike White), a hedge fund founder (Luke Wilson), a tech entrepreneur (Jemaine Clement), and a political pundit and bestselling author (Michael Sheen). As he imagines their wealthy, glamorous lives, he wonders if this is all he will ever amount to. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or is, in some ways at least, the most successful of them all.
  • First They Killed My Father is released. First They Killed My Father is the adaptation of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung’s gripping memoir of surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1978. The story is told through her eyes, from the age of five, when the Khmer Rouge came to power, to nine years old. The film depicts the indomitable spirit & devotion of Loung and her family as they struggle to stay together during the Khmer Rouge years.
  • American Vandal: Season 1 is released. The true-crime satire series from Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault follows Peter Maldanaldo (Tyler Alvarez) as he investigates the expulsion of high school senior Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro) for allegedly spray painting faculty cars with phallic images.
  • Brick Body Kids Still Daydream was released by Open Mike Eagle. The sixth full-length release for the Chicago rapper was inspired by the low income public housing projects he once lived in and was finally demolished in 2007.
  • Choir of the Mind was released by Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton. The second full-length solo release for the Metric/Broken Social Scene singer was produced with Metric guitarist Jimmy Shaw (who also mixed the album).
  • Concrete and Gold was released by Foo Fighters. The ninth full-length studio release for the rock band led by Dave Grohl was produced with Greg Kurstin.
  • Electric Trim was released by Lee Ranaldo. The latest full-length solo release for the former Sonic Youth guitarist features contributions from Nels Cline, Kid Millions, and Sharon Van Etten.
  • Dedicated to Bobby Jameson was released by Ariel Pink. The 11th full-length release for the Los Angeles artist features a guest appearance from DaM-FunK.
  • Deer Tick, Vol. 1 was released by Deer Tick. One of two releases from the Rhode Island alternative rock band, Vol. 1 features 10 acoustic folk tracks.
  • Give More Love was released by Ringo Starr. The 19th full-length studio solo release for the former Beatles drummer features guest appearances by fellow bandmate Paul McCartney on bass on two tracks, ELO's Jeff Lynne, Greg Leisz, Eagles' Joe Walsh, and Don Was.
  • Half-Light was released by Rostam. The debut full-length release for the ex-Vampire Weekend member features guest appearances from Angel Deradoorian and Kelly Zutrau.
  • Prophets of Rage was released by Prophets of Rage. The debut full-length release for the collaboration between Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy and B-Real of Cypress Hill was produced by Brendan O'Brien.
  • Savage (Songs from a Broken World) was released by Gary Numan. The 21st full-length studio release from the British electronic/industrial artist is a concept album about a post-apocalyptic world where much of it has become a desert.
  • The Laughing Apple was released by Yusuf. The 15th full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Paul Samwell-Smith and features guitarist Alun Davie, who both worked on some of the artist's 1970s albums released under the Cat Stevens name.
  • Try Not To Freak Out was released by Sløtface. The debut full-length release for the Norwegian pop-punk band led by Haley Shea was produced by Dan Austin.
  • Metroid: Samus Returns for 3DS is released. A classic Metroid adventure returns, rebuilt from the ground up. Brave the hostile terrain of an alien planet teeming with vicious life forms as legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran. Her mission? Terminate the Metroid menace in this masterful reimagining of her 1991 Game Boy adventure. Samus Arans arsenal has been enhanced with new moves and abilities that are sure to help her face the deadly surprises that await. This intense, side-scrolling action platformer is a great entry point into the Metroid franchise and perfect for returning fans as well, and its available only on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.Features: * This intense, side-scrolling action platformer has been completely remade with engaging and immersive 3D visuals and a rich, atmospheric color palette.* Classic Metroid II: Return of Samus gameplay is joined by a wealth of new content, including a set of brand new abilities that utilizes a mysterious energy resource called Aeion, a powerful melee counterattack, and 360-degree Free Aim Mode. * There are plenty of secrets to findand if you uncover enough of them, you may even start to unravel the mystery of Planet SR388s past. * Two new amiibo figures*Samus Aran and Metroidwill be released as a set alongside the game. This game is also compatible with the Zero Suit Samus and Samus amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series. Functionality details will be revealed at a later date. * While supplies last, fans will be able to purchase a special edition of the game, which includes a physical copy of the game, a sound-selection CD featuring 25 tracks from across the Metroid franchise, and a reversible title-sheet insert for the game case.
  • NBA Live 18 for PlayStation 4 is released. NBA LIVE 18 introduces THE ONE, a new, dynamic career experience centered on your player, your choices and your legacy. Create your unique player identity and decide how you become a legend by mastering your selected role on the court along with signature abilities and traits, only you can pull off. Embark on your quest to be the greatest basketball player on the planet in The League and The Streets with, or against other players in solo, co-op and multiplayer challenges delivered through LIVE Event content. Dominate the court with innovative one-on-one gameplay arming you with an arsenal of all-new moves for each position with unprecedented control and responsiveness. Put your new-found skills to the test as you manage and build your favorite team in Franchise and Live Ultimate Team.
  • Nidhogg 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. The rules are simple. Reach the other side and kill anyone that stands in your way. Deftly parry and rend their throats, riddle their bowels with arrows, or squish their brains between your toes. The wurm cares not for chivalry.
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider for PlayStation 4 is released. Take on the role of Billie Lurk (aka Megan Foster), once one of Dunwall's most notorious killers-for-hire. Reunited with your old mentor, the legendary assassin Daud, you undertake the greatest assassination ever conceived: killing the Outsider, a god-like figure whom Billie and Daud see as instrumental to some of the Empire's most dishonorable moments. As you venture deep into the grimiest corners of Karnaca to uncover the mystery of the Outsider and his origins, you will face deadly opposition, ancient powers, and difficult decisions that will forever change the world around you.
  • WRC 7 for PlayStation 4 is released. Play as the best drivers in the Championship and experience the competition through its 13 official events. Take part in the famous Super Special Stages and race in the key locations from the real WRC rallies.
  • NBA 2K18 for Switch is released. Shape your MyPLAYER and write your own narrative, build your dream MyTEAM, take control of the league, or prove you're the best of the best by competing against players from around the globe.
  • Robonauts for Switch is released. The action combines familiar arcade shooting gameplay with a unique possibility to switch gravity. Colorful graphics appeal to both younger and adult players while first-class music by Simon Viklund makes the adventure feel even more epic.
  • Tricky Towers for Xbox One is released. With your brilliant robe and magic powers, it's time to build some Tricky Towers!Tricky Towers is a multiplayer physics-based tower building game. In a game of Tricky Towers you stack your bricks to create a stable tower and try to topple those of your opponents. To spice it up you can cast magic to support your structure and fend off the dark spells of your rivals in this frantic physics party game.Tricky Towers offers local and online multiplayer with up to 4 players in Race, Survival and Puzzle mode. It also features 50 single player trials for players to test their skills or practice for online play.With spells flying everywhere and bricks tumbling down, Tricky Towers makes for a chaotically good time!

On this day in 2016

  • Noitu Love: Devolution for Wii U is released. The year is 2288. The city is protected by an organization called "The Peacekeepers League" and everything is swell except for that it's under attack! By a robot army lead by professor Darnacus Damnation!! Or is it... ?100 years after the events of Noitu Love 1 the new star of the Peacekeepers is Xoda Rap, and what she has to endure is a sudden resurrection of the Darn armies, but adding to that the city is locally turning to places of the past! What could be causing this?Using a mouse reticule as a quick-dash-to-enemies and mouse gestures for special moves, Xoda will take on anything that stands in her way in the name of peace! The game shares little in pacing and action to Noitu Love 1. It is more of a continuation on that universe, so expect much more mindless action!Features:- 7 wholly different levels- 3 modes of playing the game- 3 difficulty levels befitting most players- Several bosses per level- Ratings for every level, difficulty and mode- A bunch of secrets and more!!
  • Rose Mofford, American politician,1st female Governor of Arizona (1988-1991), who died at 94.

On this day in 2015

  • EU Migrant Crisis: Hungary seals its border with Serbia with a razor-wire fence, stranding thousands of migrants.
  • Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus'musical "Mamma Mia!", featuring the songs of ABBA, closes at The Broadhurst Theatre, NYC, after 5,733 performances.
  • Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris: Season 1 is released. Neil Patrick Harris host this live variety show based on the British show Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
  • The Bastard Executioner: Season 1 is released. Wilkin Brattle (Lee Jones), a former knight in charge for King Edward I, who after many wars decides to give up his role only to receive a divine message to become an executioner.
  • Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson for 3DS is released. The game follows the Hanzo & Hebijo Shinobi Academies as they battle for good and evil respectively. This time however there is a greater evil at work, as the tyrannous tycoon behind the Hebijo Academy is hell-bent on raining terror across all of Japan by utilising a destructive army of summoned demons. This great danger thrusts the girls together and forces them to unite and work as one in a way the series has never seen before.
  • Undertale for PC is released. Welcome to UNDERTALE. In this RPG, you control a human who falls underground into the world of monsters. Now you must find your way out... or stay trapped forever.
  • Albino Lullaby: Episode 1 for PC is released. Albino Lullaby is a horror adventure game that doesn't rely on jump scares or gore. Escape from a surreal psychological nightmare as the world dynamically twists and contorts around you.
  • Destiny: The Taken King for PlayStation 4 is released. To battle the Darkness and the Taken army, players get brand new subclasses with new supers. Warlocks now harness the power of an electric storm, Hunters carve a bow formed from gravitational void energy, and Titans summon a flaming hammer that can sear their adversaries from a range or deliver a devastating melee impact.
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for Xbox One is released. The upgraded feint moves allow for sudden directional changes that can cause defenders to lose their balance. But the developers have added a new system to the defenders arsenal. With Perfect Defence, players who time their tackles perfectly are able to powerfully shove their opponent out of the way and instantly secure the ball, allowing to create direct turnarounds and counter opportunities.
  • Forza Motorsport 6 for Xbox One is released. More than 450 cars all carefully recreated and customizable, and complete with working cockpits and full damage. Tour twenty-six world-famous locales including Daytona, Le Mans, and more. 2-player split-screen racing,24-player races, and realistic Drivatar opponents deliver packed tracks and action.

On this day in 2014

  • Apple released a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts six days after giving away the music for free. Some users had complained about the fact that their latest album Songs of Innocence had automatically been downloaded to their devices without their permission..
  • Nicholas Romanov, French-born pretender to the Russian throne, who died at 91.
  • Timothy Mace, British cosmonaut, who died of cancer at 58.
  • President Obama announces the US will send 3,000 troops to help combat spread of the Ebola virus.
  • Ewa Kopacz becomes Prime Minister of Poland.

On this day in 2013

  • Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Suzann Pettersen of Norway wins by 2 strokes over New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko; first time event has major title status.
  • 27 people are killed after a coal mine collapses in Afghanistan.
  • Japan switches off its last working nuclear reactor.
  • 38th Toronto International Film Festival: "12 Years a Slave" directed by Steve McQueen wins the People's Choice Award.
  • Frances Bairstow, American labor relations arbitrator, who died at 93.
  • The Wonderful 101 for Wii U is released. Earth is under attack from an invasion of enormous aliens, and the only thing that can protect the planet is a group of unlikely, yet mighty, heroes with special abilities. Unfortunately, the aliens are too powerful for the heroes to fight individually. They must join forces and work together to defeat their common enemy. These uniquely different heroes can morph into powerful weapons to crush the invaders or turn into objects like a giant fist or bridge to interact with and traverse the environments.
  • Edi Rama is elected Prime Minister of Albania.


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