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Today in the World Countries

  • Martyrdom of Imam Reza is being celebrated in Iran
  • National Day is being celebrated in Maldives
  • People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

In the future 2179

  • Nyota Uhura, Fictional Star Trek communications officer, born in Nairobi, Kenya.

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • A US judge dismissed a man's lawsuit against Nirvana over the band's iconic 1991 album cover which showed him naked as a baby. Spencer Elden,31, said his appearance on the front of the Nevermind record constituted child sexual abuse. But the judge said he had left it too late to claim he had been exploited. The lawsuit focused on a photograph of Mr Elden, which depicted him swimming naked in a pool towards a dollar bill pierced with a fish hook..
    • Mass stabbing leaves 10 people dead and 19 injured with two suspects on the run in James Smith Cree Nation, in Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
    • DEATHS
    • Bo Brundin, Swedish actor (The Rhinemann Exchange; A Baltic Tragedy), who died at 85.
    • Pat Stay, Rapper.

    On this day in 2021

    • BIRTHS
    • Wave Set Cephus, Family Member, born in United States.
    • DEATHS
    • Willard Scott, American weather forecaster (Today Show), who died at 87.
    • Nigerian government announces it is suspending Twitter indefinitely after it removed a post by President Muhammadu Buhari.
    • SPORTS
    • Tunch Ilkin, American football offensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1988,89; Pittsburgh Steelers) and broadcaster (Pittsburgh Steelers TV & radio 1998-2020), who died of ALS complications at 63.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Record 52% of American 18-29-year-olds are living with their parents because of the pandemic according to Pew Research Center study.
    • DEATHS
    • Peter Cronjé, South African rugby union center (7 caps; Transvaal, Natal), who died from cancer at 70.
    • Lloyd Cadena, YouTube Star.
    • Gary Peacock, American jazz bassist (Keith Jarrett Trio), who died at 85.
    • Annie Cordy, Movie Actress.
    • Critical Thinking is released. Based on a true story from 1998, five LatinX and Black teenagers from the toughest underserved ghetto in Miami fight their way into the National Chess Championship under the guidance of their unconventional but inspirational teacher.
    • Feels Good Man is released. Artist Matt Furie, creator of the comic character Pepe the Frog, begins an uphill battle to take back his iconic cartoon image from those who used it for their own purposes.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Mulan is released. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
    • MOVIES: R
    • i'm thinking of ending things is released. Despite second thoughts about their relationship, a young woman (Jessie Buckley) takes a road trip with her new boyfriend (Jesse Plemons) to his family farm. Trapped at the farm during a snowstorm with Jake’s mother (Toni Collette) and father (David Thewlis), the young woman begins to question the nature of everything she knew or understood about her boyfriend, herself, and the world.
    • Away: Season 1 is released. Astronaut Emma Green (Hilary Swank) leaves behind her husband (Josh Charles) and daughter (Talitha Bateman) for a dangerous mission to Mars in this drama written by Jason Katims and Jessica Goldberg.
    • The Boys: Season 2 is released. Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) are in hiding as Homelander (Antony Starr) takes over as leader of The Seven, but new Supe Stormfront (Aya Cash) has plans of her own.
    • ALBUMS
    • Sun Racket was released by Throwing Muses. This is the first full-length studio release in seven years for the Boston alternative rock trio of Kristin Hersh, David Narcizo and Bernard Georges.
    • Zeros was released by Declan McKenna. The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was recorded in Nashville with Jay Joyce and mixed by Spike Stent.
    • Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex was released by Various Artists. The tribute album to Marc Bolan and T. Rex's music from the late producer Hal Willner (who passed away in April 2020) features Marc Almond, Devendra Banhart, BØRNS, John Cameron Mitchell, Nick Cave, Helga Davis, Elysian Fields, Perry Farrell, Father John Misty, Gavin Friday, Emily Haines, Jessie Harris, Joan Jett, David Johansen, Elton John, Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Kesha, King Khan, Julian Lennon, Sean Lennon, Maria McKee, Gaby Moreno, Nena, Beth Orton, Todd Rundgren, U2, Lucinda Williams, and Victoria Williams.
    • All That Emotion was released by Hannah Georgas. The latest full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter was produced by The National's Aaron Dessner.
    • Detroit 2 was released by Big Sean. The fifth full-length studio release for the Detroit rapper features guest appearances from 42 Dugg, Anderson.Paak, Jhené Aiko, Boldy James, Cash Kidd, Diddy, Drego, Dwele, Earlly Mac, Eminem, Hit-Boy, Kash Doll, Dom Kennedy, Lil Wayne, Nipsey Hussle, Payroll, Post Malone, Royce da 5'9", Sada Baby, Travis Scott, Tee Grizzley, Twenty88, Ty Dolla Sign, Wale, and Young Thug.
    • Hannah was released by Lomelda. The second release for the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter was recorded with her brother Tommy in their Texas hometown.
    • Fall To Pieces was released by Tricky. The 14th full-length studio release for the British electronic artist was recorded in Berlin.
    • Gold Record was released by Bill Callahan. The seventh full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter was recorded with Matt Kinsey and Jamie Zurverza.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Marvel's Avengers for PC 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.
    • Paradise Killer for PC is released. Paradise Island, a world outside reality. There’s been a murder that only "investigation freak"Lady Love Dies can solve. Gather evidence and interrogate suspects in this open world adventure. You can accuse anyone, but you’ll have to prove your case in trial to convict. It’s up to you to decide who’s guilty.
    • WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship for PlayStation 4 is released. The WRC license is back and even better this year with WRC 9. Take part in the Calendar's 3 new rallies and challenge the community with the customisable league system. Then dive into the skin of a co-driver with the astonishing co-op mode.
    • The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters for Xbox One is released. Mina Park, a student of Sehwa High, awakens at night in her school. It isn't long before she realizes that something is amiss. The once-familiar school where she spends her evenings studying looks twisted by something dark and sinister. She finds herself pursued by someone or something that looks eerily like her teacher. To survive, Mina must venture beyond the boundaries of her school and into the surrounding district. There, she will encounter strange creatures, mysterious strangers, and uneasy allies.The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters is an atmospheric, story-driven game. Immerse yourself in the warped Sehwa district as you encounter an engaging cast of characters, solve puzzles, discover revealing clues, and fight for survival against a relentless psycho.Heroines, forced to confront their worst fears, rarely emerge unscathed. Over the course of the story, Mina will encounter dangerous scenarios from which she could sustain permanent damage. Craft items to anticipate future dangers to avoid injury.Dark Song is now more fearsome and powerful than ever before. Falling into her grasp could spell instant death. Running and wielding your flashlight makes you an easy target. You must precariously balance the urgency of exploration with your absolute need to survive!
    • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 for Xbox One is released. Drop back in with the most iconic skateboarding games ever made. Play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater & Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD. All the pro skaters, levels and tricks are back and fully-remastered, plus more.
    • NBA 2K21 for Xbox One is released. With extensive improvements upon its best-in-class graphics and gameplay, competitive and community online features, and deep, varied game modes, NBA 2K21 offers one-of-a-kind immersion into all facets of NBA basketball and culture - where Everything is Game.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdraws controversial extradition bill to China after three months of massive protests.
    • British rebel alliance of MPs vote to ban a no-deal Brexit and reject PM Boris Johnson's call for a snap election.
    • YouTube fined $170 million for illegally collecting data on children's viewing habits by US Federal Trade Commission.
    • DEATHS
    • Peter Ellis, New Zealand convicted child abuser, who died at 61.
    • Deadly Premonition Origins for Switch 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.
    • Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition for Switch is released. Set a thousand years after the first game, Divinity: Original Sin II presents a darker, more grounded narrative and expands on the tactical combat system of its award-winning predecessor. In Divinity: Original Sin, you were on a quest for the forbidden Source magic. Now, you yourself are a Sourcerer: a dangerously powerful individual whose abilities summon creatures from the encroaching Void. The Divine is dead and the Void is everywhere. Sourcerers are blamed and the Divine Order is leading the charge against the threat: you. Captured and sent to Fort Joy, you will be "cured"of your powers -- no matter the cost. But the Order has secrets of its own that may cast doubt on its so-called holy mission. As you escape from Fort Joy, you realize that if the world remains godless, it will be consumed by the Void.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Amazon becomes America's second trillion dollar company.
    • F.B.I. announces it has recovered a pair of Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz", stolen 13 years earlier.
    • NFL player Colin Kaepernick who kneeled during the US national anthem is the new face of Nike's 30th anniversary advertising campaign.
    • Italian city Florence bans people eating in the street in its historic center.
    • Strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years, Jebi hits Tokushima prefecture, swamping Kansai airport and killing at least 11.
    • WHO reports more than a quarter of people worldwide (1.4 billion) don't get enough physical exercise to avoid major diseases.
    • 400-year old sunken Portuguese spice trade ship discovered near port of Cascais, Portugal.
    • DEATHS
    • Bill Daily, American actor and comedian (I Dream of Jeannie, The Bob Newhart Show), who died at 91.
    • Mayans M.C.: Season 1 is released. Set almost three years after the end of Sons of Anarchy, the spinoff finds Ezekiel "EZ"Reyes (JD Pardo) out of prison and trying to rebuild his life as a prospective member of the Mayan MC near the California/Mexico border.
    • The Purge (2018): Season 1 is released. The TV series based on the movie franchise is set in a small town in a totalitarian America where every year there is a 12-hour period when any crime is legal, including murder.The premiere and finale episodes will also air on SYFY.
    • Shadows: Awakening for PlayStation 4 is released. Shadows: Awakening is an isometric single-player RPG with real-time tactical combat. You take control of a demon summoned from the Shadow Realm to consume the souls of long-dead heroes and embark on an epic adventure.
    • 428: Shibuya Scramble for PlayStation 4 is released. A kidnapping in Shibuya brings together a detective, a journalist, a former gang leader, a big pharma researcher, and a part-timer stuck in a cat costume for a series of unexpected events. Can they–or the city itself–make it through the day?
    • Planet Alpha for PlayStation 4 is released. Planet Alpha, a beautiful alien world filled with mystery and danger. Injured, stranded and alone, you must harness the power of night and day as you struggle to survive while being pursued by relentless enemies.
    • Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner MARS for PlayStation 4 is released. JEHUTY lives. And there, ANUBIS thrives. Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner returns with 4K and VR support on Steam.Relive the experience Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner MARS as a full-length remaster of the classic fast-paced 3D robot action game, recreated in VR, native 4K and in full surround sound. Enter JEHUTY's cockpit and fly through Martian skies!The year is 2174 and the despotic BAHRAM military organisation is using new Orbital Frames robot technology to secure its grip on Mars and Earth. Seizing control of the JEHUTY Orbital Frame, the player is the last hope for the stricken planets. Strike deep at the heart of the BAHRAM army with unrivalled powers! Written and directed by Shuyo Murata, The 2nd Runner MARS is recognised as a masterpiece among space action titles.
    • Ninjin: Clash of Carrots for PlayStation 4 is released. An anime-inspired beat-’em-up with a gaggle of varied enemies, deep customization…and ninjas! Play through side-scrolling worlds consisting of multiple stages and collect carrots stolen by the evil Shogun Moe.
    • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age for PlayStation 4 is released. DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age tells a captivating tale of a hunted hero and is the long-awaited role-playing game from series creator Yuji Horii, character designer Akira Toriyama and composer Koichi Sugiyama. While it is the eleventh mainline entry in the critically acclaimed series, DRAGON QUEST XI is a completely standalone experience that features entirely new characters, a beautifully detailed world, finely tuned turn-based combat, and an immersive story that promises to appeal to longtime fans and franchise newcomers alike.
    • Destiny 2: Forsaken for PlayStation 4 is released. With 2 brand-new destinations to explore, and new weapons, armour and Supers to acquire, Forsaken takes players on an epic journey into the wild frontiers of our solar system where the lines between justice and revenge are blurred. Forsaken also features an all-new competitive and collaborative endgame activity, called Gambit. A first-of-its kind for Destiny, Gambit is a new, hybrid 4v4 mode that merges both PvE and PvP experiences into an epic battle. This entirely new way to play Destiny 2 offers something for all types of gamers to enjoy, appealing to those who thrive on the competitive challenge of PvP gameplay, while seamlessly blending the collaborative and unpredictable elements of PvE. [Bungie]
    • God Wars The Complete Legend for Switch is released. A long time ago, there was a beautiful land made up of three nations: Fuji, Izumo, and Hyuga. This land was called Mizuho. The people of Mizuho disliked conflict, honored their ancestral spirits, and lived in harmony with nature. However, over time, they began cultivating crops, forging and using metal, fighting wars, destroying nature, and neglecting to honor their ancestral spirits. In the meantime, various locations in Mizuho suffered from natural disasters like flooding, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. In order to stop a destructive eruption, the Queen of Mizuho, Tsukuyomi, sacrificed her beloved daughter Sakuya to the mountain, confined her other daughter Kaguya within a bamboo seal in case of future disasters, and then disappeared. 13 years later, Princess Kaguya has grown into a beautiful woman and her childhood friend, Kintaro, saves her during a riot. She rises against her "fate to be a sacrifice, "and in order to follow her own path, they both escape from Fuji and journey across Mizuho to discover the truth behind Tsukuyomi's decision.
    • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for Xbox One is released. Battlegrounds (PUBG), the tactical, high-octane battle royale phenomenon, debuted footage from two new maps: Sanhok, a smaller-scale, action-packed map inspired by the islands that dot the Southeast Pacific Ocean, and a snow-covered map currently in development. New footage also debuted of War Mode, a deathmatch-style battle royale gaming experience and the world premiere debut of the Ballistic Shield, a new tool for setting up quick cover for explosive and close-distance attacks. []

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai criticizes Suu Kyi's lack of response to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.
    • US President Donald Trump announces Dreamers program, The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) will be stopped.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • Mother Teresa canonized by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican.
    • Olympic gold medalist track and road cyclists Laura Kenny at the age of 24 weds track cyclist Jason Kenny at the age of 28 at a private ceremony in Cheshire, England.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • Cuban-born Jamaican ska and reggae trombonist Rico Rodriguez died aged 80. He recorded with many artists including Karl Pitterson, Prince Buster, and Lloyd "Matador"Daley. He was known as one of the first and most distinguished ska artists, and from the early 1960s performed and recorded in Britain, with the Specials, Jools Holland, Paul Young, and others..
    • Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards told The New York Daily News that Rap music was for "tone deaf people."He went on to say "All they need is a drum beat and somebody yelling over it and they're happy. There's an enormous market for people who can't tell one note from another.".
    • BIRTHS
    • Hayden Fluellen, YouTube Star, born in United States.
    • DEATHS
    • Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez, Jamaican ska trombonist (The Specials), who died at 80.
    • Contracted: Phase II is released. It’s spreading… After Contracted unleashed the world’s most horrifying virus, this sequel picks up the story as newly infected Riley (Matt Mercer) races against time to contain the outbreak, even as it ravages his own body. But how do you stop a disease when you are the disease? [IFC Films]
    • Dirty Weekend is released. Colleagues Les (Matthew Broderick) and Natalie (Alice Eve) are delayed in the Albuquerque airport. Restless, irritated, and unable to stand the service workers he meets at every turn, Les heads downtown. Natalie refuses to leave his side and discovers that his supposedly aimless wandering has more of a point than he is willing to admit. Natalie conceals secrets of her own, though neither can keep them quiet for long. A rapport grows between this unlikely pair, and soon they search out a spark of excitement in this most unlikely of locales.
    • Blind is released. Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid (Ellen Dorrit Pettersen), retreats to the safety of her home, a place where she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her thoughts. In an effort to maintain a connection to reality, she begins to write a series of sexually-charged stories, whose fictional begin to inhabit her everyday reality.
    • Bloodsucking Bastards is released. Evan (Fran Kranz), a dutiful and overworked employee, is stuck at a soul-killing corporation with his beautiful co-worker and girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick) and his slacker best friend Tim (Joey Kern). When Amanda dumps him and his boss Ted (Joel Murray) hands his coveted promotion to his nemesis Max (Pedro Pascal), Evan's world begins to crumble, but when his office mates start going through disturbing changes, Evan must find a way to stop the evil brewing amidst the cubicles and rescue his workplace pals before his life and career go from dead-end to just dead.
    • A Sinner in Mecca is released. For a gay filmmaker, filming in Saudi Arabia presents two serious challenges: filming is forbidden in the country and homosexuality is punishable by death. For filmmaker Parvez Sharma, however, these were risks he had to assume as he embarked on his Hajj pilgrimage, a journey considered the greatest accomplishment and aspiration within Islam, his religion. On his journey Parvez aims to look beyond 21st-century Islam's crises of religious extremism, commercialism and sectarian battles. He brings back the story of the religion like it has never been told before, having endured the biggest jihad there is: the struggle with the self.
    • Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine is released. In his signature black turtleneck and blue jeans, shrouded in shadows below a milky apple, Steve Jobs’ image was ubiquitous. But who was the man on the stage? What accounted for the grief of so many across the world when he died? Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine is a critical examination of Jobs who was at once revered as an iconoclastic genius and a barbed-tongued tyrant. A candid look at Jobs' legacy featuring interviews with a handful of those close to him at different stages in his life, the film is evocative and nuanced in capturing the essence of the Apple legend and his values which shape the culture of Silicon Valley to this day. [Magnolia Pictures]
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • The Transporter Refueled is released. Frank Martin (Ed Skrein), a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge.
    • Before We Go is released. Two strangers stuck in New York City for the night grow into each other’s most trusted confidants when a night of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives. [RADiUS-TWC]
    • MOVIES: R
    • Break Point is released. Jimmy Price (Jeremy Sisto) is a reckless man-child on the last leg of his career as a doubles tennis player. When his latest partner drops him, he realizes he’s officially burned all of his bridges on the pro circuit. He decides to make one last ditch effort to revive his career, reaching outside of the tennis world and convincing his childhood partner — his estranged brother Darren (David Walton), now an apathetic substitute teacher – to team up with him. The mismatched pair, with the help of a unique 11-year-old named Barry, make an unlikely run at a grand slam tournament and are forced to re-discover their game, and their brotherhood. [Gravitas Ventures]
    • Chloe and Theo is released. A young woman, Chloe (Dakota Johnson), living by her wits on the streets of New York City, has a chance meeting with a wise Inuit Eskimo, Theo (Theo Ikummaq), who was sent to New York by his elders to provide a message to the people of the world – we either change our destructive ways or be destroyed by them. Chloe, who has been searching for something to believe in, becomes inspired by Theo and, with the help of a kind lawyer, Monica (Mira Sorvino), the three of them present Theo’s story to the United Nations in hopes of creating a better future for all of us. [ARC Entertainment]
    • Dragon Blade is released. When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius (Adrien Brody) arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road, Huo An (Jackie Chan) and his group of trained warriors team up with an elite legion of defected Roman soldiers led by General Lucius (John Cusack) to maintain the delicate balance of power in the region. To protect his country and his new friends, Huo An gathers the warriors of thirty-six ethnic nations together to fight Tiberius in an incredible epic battle. [Lionsgate Premiere]
    • Hand of God: Season 1 is released. Judge Pernell Harris (Ron Perlman) suffers a breakdown and believing he is receiving messages from God, seeks vengeance against the rapist who destroyed his family.
    • ALBUMS
    • Illegals in Heaven was released by Blank Realm. The fourth full-length release for the Australian rock quartet was produced by Lawrence English.
    • Invite the Light was released by Dâm-Funk. The second full-length release for Damon Riddick features guest appearances from such artists as Computer Jay, Flea, Junie Morrison, Nite Jewel, Q-Tip, Snoop Dogg, Novena Carmel, and Jody Watley.
    • Max Richter: Sleep [8 Hour Version] was released by Max Richter. The German-born British composer consulted with neuroscientist Dr. David Eagleman for his eight-hour "lullaby for a frenetic world."There is also an one-hour version called From Sleep.
    • Everybody's a Good Dog was released by Diane Coffee. The second full-length release for Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming as Diane Coffee was inspired by his move to Bloomington, Indiana.
    • Discreet Desires was released by Helena Hauff. This is the debut full-length release for the German electronic producer.
    • Brace the Wave was released by Lou Barlow. The first solo release for the Sebadoh frontman in six years was recorded in six days with Justin Pizzoferrato.
    • Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise was released by The Dear Hunter. The fourth release of a planned six-part conceptual series for the progressive rock band led by Casey Crescenzo.
    • All Yours was released by Widowspeak. The third full-length release for the Brooklyn dream pop duo features Woods drummer Aaron Neveu and was produced by Jarvis Taveniere.
    • Too was released by FIDLAR. The second full-length release for the Los Angeles garage rock quartet was produced by Jay Joyce.
    • The Night Creeper was released by Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. The fourth full-length release for the British psychedelic metal band was inspired by Italian slasher films and was produced by Laim Watson.
    • The Original Faces was released by Helen. The debut full-length release for the dream-pop trio led by Grouper's Liz Harris was recorded over several years with Scott Simmons and Jed Bindeman.
    • What the World Needs Now was released by Public Image Ltd.. This is the 10th full-length studio release for the British post-punk band led by John Lydon.
    • The Book of Souls was released by Iron Maiden. The 16th full-length release from the British heavy metal band was produced by Kevin Shirley.
    • Over and Even was released by Joan Shelley. The third full-length release for the Kentucky singer-songwriter features guest appearance from Rachel Grimes and Will Oldham.
    • Rodeo was released by Travis Scott. The debut full-length studio release for Houston hip-hop artist features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Justin Bieber, Chief Keef, Juicy J, Swae Lee, Quavo, Toro y Moi, The Weeknd, Kanye West, and Young Thug.
    • Yours, Dreamily was released by The Arcs. The debut release for Dan Auerbach's side project features Leon Michels, Nick Movshon, the Shins' Richard Swift, and the Dap-Kings' Homer Steinweiss.
    • Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse for Xbox One is released. Paris in the spring. Shots ring out from a gallery… A robbery… a murder… and the beginning of another epic, original Broken Sword adventure. From Revolution Software comes the latest explosive episode in this classic series.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Aracheological remains of a Viking fortress from the 900s CE, the Vallø Borgring, is discovered in Denmark.
    • Monsoon rains begin and cause flooding over a sustained period that kills over 400 people in India & Pakistan.
    • DEATHS
    • Joan Rivers, American comedienne (Late Show, Hollywood Sq), who died at 81 after serious complications from a procedure on her vocal cords.
    • Gustavo Cerati, Guitarist.
    • Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor (Solaris, Goya or the Hard Way to Enlightenment), who died at 90.
    • Wlodzimierz Kotonski, Polish composer, who died at 89.
    • Wolfhart Pannenberg, German theologist (Gingham Girl), who died at 85.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Tappingo 2 for 3DS is released. Solve pixel art puzzles by making numbered blocks extend into lines. Sounds easy? Wait until you find out these lines keep running unless they hit something! Be smart and use other blocks and lines to stop the line at the correct length.-Line running action that will make your brain crack.-Over 100 puzzles for you to solve.-Divided over small and big grids.-Game keeps track of time it took to solve a puzzle... can you beat it?-Awesome funky fresh art style and tunes.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Train Fever for PC is released. It is 1850. You are tasked with establishing a transport company and serving as its manager. Build infrastructure such as railways and stations, purchase transportation vehicles and manage lines. Fulfill the people’s needs and watch cities evolve dynamically. Train Fever runs on an engine specifically developed for this game.
    • Cubemen 2 for Wii U is released. Cubemen 2 is a fast paced, action packed, original 3D Strategy game where you use your little Cubemen units to defend and attack enemies in a range of awesome game modes including CTF, Skirmish, Territory and more.
    • Ice Cream Surfer for Wii U is released. The evil Broccoli, irritated by the fact that kids hate vegetables and love ice creams, has created an army of vegetables to destroy the flavor galaxy. Only the Ice Cream Surfer with the help of his 4 super tasty friends can prevent that. Straight to the action, we aren't here to tell stories, but for button-mashing, well in this case iPhone-mashing. Are you ready to shot Ice Cream balls filled with pure cooling energy?

    On this day in 2013

    • DEATHS
    • Herb Lewis, Race Car Driver.
    • La Maison de la Radio is released. La Maison de la Radio is a vibrant portrait of Radio France, that nation's equivalent of NPR or the BBC. Directed by Nicolas Philibert (To Be and To Have), a master of the documentary genre, La Maison shows the day-to-day of a beloved cultural institution, as radio hosts, producers and journalists produce a vast array of shows. [Kino Lorber]
    • GAMING: PC
    • MirrorMoon EP for PC is released. MirrorMoon is a first-person puzzle-adventure game set on an uninhabited planet that is experiencing a full solar eclipse. MirrorMoon is about mystery, solitude and feeling lost, it's a metaphor of space. It challenges players through real-time juxtaposition of two 3D coordinate system that partially coexist in the same game space, questioning the nature of interaction with the limits of the represented game world.
    • Outlast for PC is released. In the desolate mountains of Colorado, horrors await inside Mount Massive Asylum. An abandoned home for the mentally ill, recently re-opened by the “research and charity” branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation, has been operating in complete secrecy… until now. Acting on a tip from an inside source, independent journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the facility, and what he discovers walks a terrifying line between science and religion, nature and something entirely different. Once inside, his only hope of escape lies with the terrible truth at the heart of Mount Massive.
    • GAMING: XBOX 360
    • Disney Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse for Xbox 360 is released. Mickey Mouse returns to star in Castle of Illusion, a reimagining of the Sega Genesis classic. With all-new HD graphics and gameplay, Castle of Illusion brings Mickey and his world to life in this magical Disney adventure. When the evil witch Mizrabel kidnaps Minnie, it’s up to Mickey to face the dangers of the Castle of Illusion to rescue Minnie. Build your courage and traverse enchanted forests, challenge on hordes of rebellious toys and navigate mazes of living books. Play as Mickey and save Minnie from Mizrabel’s evil clutches.


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