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  • Saint Teresa Sanctification Day is being celebrated in Albania
  • 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
    • 6.6-magnitude earthquake strikes Chinese city of Chengdu, while it was under lockdown, killing 65 people.
    • Ringo Starr resumes his All-Starr Band tour after two musicians recover from COVID.
    • DEATHS
    • Hans Eder, German soccer defender (Hertha BSC) and manager (Hertha BSC 1974,79,85), who died at 87.
    • UK's ruling Conservative party appoints Liz Truss as their next leader and Prime Minister, replacing scandal-ridden Boris Johnson.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • Tour Championship, Men's Golf, East Lake GC, GA: Patrick Cantlay claims richest prize in golf ($15m) with 1 stroke win over Jon Rahm; runner-up Rahm pockets $5m.
    • English singer Sarah Harding died age 39. Her professional career began in 2002 when she successfully auditioned for the ITV reality series Popstars: The Rivals, during which Harding won a place in the girl group Girls Aloud. The group achieved twenty consecutive top ten singles (including four number ones) in the UK. In August 2020 Harding announced that she had been diagnosed with advanced breast cancer..
    • DEATHS
    • Ivan Patzaichin, Romanian canoeist (Olympic gold C-2 1000m 1968,80,84; C-1 1000m 1972; World C'ship gold x 8), who died from lung cancer at 71.
    • Sarah Harding, British pop singer (Girls Aloud - “Sound of the Underground, ” “Love Machine), who died of breast cancer at 39.
    • Rickie Lee Reynolds, American southern rock guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas - "Jim Dandy (To the Rescue)"), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications, including kidney failure and heart attack at 72.
    • Coup by soldiers in Guinea headed by Colonel Doumbouya deposes President Alpha Condé and his government, claiming rampant corruption.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • More than 50 arrested as Portland, Oregon, marks 100 days of protests against racism and police brutality.
    • 146th Kentucky Derby: 8-1 underdog Authentic with John R. Velazquez aboard holds off heavy favourite Tiz the Law to give trainer Bob Baffert his record-tying 6th Derby win.
    • DEATHS
    • Ethan Peters, Instagram Star.
    • Jim Buick, Race Car Driver.
    • Jirí Menzel, Czech film director (Closely Watched Trains), who died at 82.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Erramatti Mangamma becomes the world's oldest living mother giving birth to twins aged 74 in Hyderabad, India.
    • South African women march on parliament to protest violence against women after a month when 30 were killed by their spouses.
    • New theory the Loss Ness monster may be a giant eel after DNA study reveals no plesiosaur or sturgeon DNA found.
    • DEATHS
    • Jimmy Johnson, American session guitarist and co-founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, who died at 76.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Green Hell for PC is released. Green Hell is a sweltering struggle for survival in the Amazonian rainforest. Clinging to life, the player is set on a journey of durability as the effects of solitude wear heavy not only on the body but also the mind. How long can you survive against the dangers of the unknown?
    • Fantasy General II: Invasion for PC is released. Armies once again draw battle-lines on the war-torn land of Keldonia, and a new generation of commanders will test their bravery and tactics against each other.
    • WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship for PC is released. The most complete and authentic official WRC simulation yet. New physics for all surfaces, a completely redesigned career mode, dynamic weather conditions,50 teams,14 countries,100 tracks, weekly challenges and an eSports mode.
    • River City Girls for PlayStation 4 is released. Kick butt, take names, and pound punks in this all-new installment of the classic co-op beat-'em-up series!River City Girls stars Kyoko and Misako, two street-tough high-schoolers who must fight their way through the six regions of River City to rescue their kidnapped boyfriends, series mainstays Kunio and Riki. Along the way, they'll utilize an arsenal of combos, counters, throws, and special attacks; battle an assortment of enemies; accept numerous side quests; level up with experience points; interact with NPCs (including guest stars from past River City games); and shop for a variety of items, food, and gear to boost stats and unlock new abilities. The girls can even wield weapons and recruit defeated foes to join them in combat!The one- or local two-player bare-knuckle brawling is complemented by spectacular 16-bit-style graphics and an epic synth-pop soundtrack (featuring NateWantsToBattle, Chipzel, Christina Vee, and Megan McDuffee!), while the story roars to life via glorious anime cutscenes and manga-style intermissions.Key Features:-Furious beat-'em-up action for one or two players!-Stunning pixel-art graphics plus anime and manga cutscenes!-Fantastic soundtrack featuring NateWantsToBattle, Chipzel, Christina Vee, and Megan McDuffee!-Six large city regions to fight through, complete with shops and side quests!-Loads of weapons, items, and abilities to power-up your heroines!-Guest appearances by classic River City characters!
    • Headliner: NoviNews for Switch is released. An adventure where you control the news and its impact on society, your friends and career. Different choices lead to unique combinations of endings. Share your story with the community, and see what the players before you did.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Anonymous senior White house official opinion piece "I am part of the resistance inside the Trump administration" published by the New York Times.
    • DEATHS
    • Rachael Bland, TV Show Host.
    • Bisbee '17 is released. An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.
    • ALBUMS
    • Safe In The Hands Of Love was released by Yves Tumor. The surprise release from the experimental artist from Tennessee features a guest appearance from James K.
    • UK Prime Minister Theresa May confirms in parliament two Russian military intelligence officers undertook novichok nerve agent attack, prompts international condemnation.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Barry Callebaut announce a 4th type of chocolate, "Ruby", made from the Ruby cocoa bean.
    • Former Tower of Power lead singer Rick Stevens died age 77 after a battle with cancer. Stevens was in his 30s, four years out of Tower of Power and addicted to drugs, when he shot to death three men in a 1976 dealing dispute and served 36 years in prison..
    • Hurricane Irma becomes the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin region with winds of 185mph (280km/h).
    • DEATHS
    • Holger Czukay [Holger Schüring], German musician (Can), who died at 79.
    • American Horror Story: Season 7 is released. Lena Dunham, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman, Colton Haynes, Cheyenne Jackson, Billie Lourd, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are some of the cast in the seventh season of the Ryan Murphy horror anthology series subtitled Cult which opens its first episode on Election Night.
    • Don't Knock Twice for PlayStation 4 is released. Don't Knock Twice is a first-person VR horror game based on a psychologically terrifying urban legend. One knock to wake her from her bed, twice to raise her from the dead.
    • Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth for PlayStation 4 is released. Forced to flee Yamato’s idyllic Imperial Capital, Haku and his friends now seek safety in the rural nation of Ennakamuy, only to find that nowhere is truly safe from the dark conspiracies they uncovered together.
    • Songbringer for PlayStation 4 is released. Darkness sleeps just beneath the cracks on the ever-changing planet. The curious will uncover powerful artifacts and forge them anew. The strong will take the nanosword and crush galactic giants.
    • Knack 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Meet Knack, a little guy with surprising moves and the ability to transform from big to small and back again in this family-friendly adventure from the developers at PlayStation. Surprising Abilities:• Over 20 awesome moves including boomerang, whip rush, sword, multi-bomb and body slam• Grow to the size of a building or shrink down to just two-feet tall• Jump in a tank or robot and control it – or just destroy them• Collect relics to power up and smash your way through hordes of enemiesFamily Friendly• Seamless co-op mode so you can play together whenever you choose• Accessible gameplay for kids and challenging gameplay for adults• Pick up and play or sit down for a Knack marathonAdventure & Puzzles• Save the world from a villain who’s reviving ancient weapons and enormous titans• Vibrantly colored world with stunning graphics• Puzzles for varying skill levels
    • LEGO Worlds for Switch is released. LEGO Worlds is an open environment of procedurally-generated Worlds made entirely of LEGO bricks which you can freely manipulate and dynamically populate with LEGO models. Create anything you can imagine one brick at a time, or use large-scale landscaping tools to create vast mountain ranges and dot your world with tropical islands. Drop in prefabricated structures to build and customize any world to your liking. Explore using helicopters, dragons, motorbikes or even gorillas and unlock treasures that enhance your gameplay. Watch your creations come to life through characters and creatures that interact with you and each other in unexpected ways. In LEGO Worlds, anything is possible!
    • Togo's government shuts down the internet for a week to quell government opposition.
    • Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, becomes the first woman President of the UK Supreme Court.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • An asteroid was named after Freddie Mercury to mark what would have been the singer's 70th birthday. The Queen frontman has had his name attached to Asteroid 17473, which was discovered in 1991 - the year he died. Queen guitarist Brian May told a gathering of 1,250 fans at Montreux Casino in Switzerland that the asteroid would now be known as Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury..
    • DEATHS
    • Duane Graveline, American doctor and astronaut, who died at 85.
    • Hugh O'Brian, American actor (Wyatt Earp, Search), who died at 91.
    • Harley and the Davidsons: Season 1 is released. The three-part miniseries tells how Walter (Michiel Huisman) & Arthur Davidson (Bug Hall) and Bill Harley (Robert Aramayo) built the now iconic motorcycle company.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Mother Russia Bleeds for PC is released. Mother Russia Bleeds is an ultra-violent co-op brawler overflowing with an unmistakable style and unforgettably brutal action for up to four players at once. Set in an alternate U.S.S.R, the story centers on a desperate crew of imprisoned street fighters that must overcome an oppressive criminal authority and crippling drug addictions through any means necessary. Battle solo or alongside friends locally and online in an exceptional story mode campaign or harden your resolve in a multitude of formidable challenge and versus modes.
    • Phyllis Schlafly, American right-wing crusader, Eagle Forum President, who died at 92.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • US health officials confirm a salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers from Mexico is responsible for 1 death and for making hundreds sick.
    • Actress Erika Christensen at the age of 33 weds cyclist Cole Maness in Palm Springs, California.
    • Actress Jessica Raine at the age of 33 weds actor Tom Goodman-Hill in London.
    • DEATHS
    • Jacques Israelievitch, French Canadian classical violinist, concertmaster (St. Louis Symphony,1978-88; Toronto Symphony,1988-2008), and music director (Koffler Chamber Orchestra,2005-14), who died of lung cancer at 67.
    • Setsuko Hara, Japanese actress (Late Spring, Tokyo Story), who died of pneumonia at 95.
    • Patricia Canning Todd, American tennis player, who died at 93.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • World Health Organization estimates 1,900 people have died from the Ebola virus out of 3,500 infected in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.
    • DEATHS
    • Simone Battle, Pop Singer.
    • Thunder and the House of Magic is released. Thunder, an abandoned young cat, stumbles into an old mansion operated by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Owned by a retired magician, the house is occupied by an assortment of his wacky assistants who don’t all welcome the new houseguest. But when the magician lands in the hospital and his scheming nephew puts the mansion up for sale, our young hero and his new family join forces to save their House of Magic.
    • Wetlands is released. Eighteen year-old Helen Memel (Carla Juri) likes to skateboard, masturbate with vegetables and thinks that body hygiene is greatly overrated. Struggling with her parents divorce, she spends her time experimenting and breaking one social taboo after the other with her best friend, Corinna (Marlen Kruse). When a shaving accident lands her in the hospital, she sees it as a way to reconcile her parents and forms an unlikely bond with her male nurse, Robin (Christoph Letkowski). [Strand Releasing]
    • No No: A Dockumentary is released. On June 12,1970, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter on LSD. While he was often embroiled in controversy on and off the field, Dock was an outspoken leader who lived the expression “Black is Beautiful!” His fearlessness enabled him to become one of the most intimidating pitchers of the 70s and a trailblazer for a new wave of civil rights. After retiring, Dock became as outspoken about his career-spanning substance abuse issues as he had been about intolerance. He spent decades utilizing his brash approach as a counselor, helping other addicts in their recoveries. Through intimate stories and a trove of archival footage, No No: A Dockumentary brings Dock's vibrant life to light, burnishing the legend and revealing the man behind it. [The Orchard]
    • Memphis is released. A strange singer with ‘god given talent’ drifts through the mythic city of Memphis under its canopy of ancient oak trees, shattered windows and burning spirituality. Surrounded by lovers, legends, hustlers, preachers, and a wolfpack of kids, the unstable performer avoids the recording studio and is driven to spend time in his own form of self-discovery. Shown in fragments, his journey drags him from love and happiness right to the edge of another dimension. [Kino Lorber]
    • Levitated Mass is released. Prominently displayed outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), land artist Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass gained worldwide recognition during its installation in 2012. Over 10 nights, a 340-ton solid granite boulder crawled through Southern California neighborhoods on a 294-foot-long,206-wheeled trailer. Thousands of people came out to watch it travel through their communities. It is one of the only pieces of art in recent history to inspire such a reaction in pop culture. The film masterfully interweaves this artist's biography, the dreams of a major museum, and the uniting of a city, examining the perennial question: what is art? [First Run Features]
    • Last Days in Vietnam is released. During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. The United States has only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. As Communist victory becomes inevitable and the U.S. readies to withdraw, some Americans begin to consider the certain imprisonment and possible death of their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends. Meanwhile, the prospect of an official evacuation of South Vietnamese becomes terminally delayed by Congressional gridlock and the inexplicably optimistic U.S. Ambassador. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans take matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible.
    • Kelly & Cal is released. Punk-rocker turned suburban mom, Kelly (Juliette Lewis), is nostalgic for a life she can no longer have and uncertain of a future she doesn't yet fit in. Seventeen-year-old Cal (Jonny Weston) is frustrated at his lack of control over the hand he's been dealt. When the two strike up an unlikely friendship, it's the perfect spark needed to thrust them both back to life. [IFC Films]
    • God Help the Girl is released. While in the hospital dealing with some emotional problems, Eve (Emily Browning) starts writing songs as a way of getting better. These leads her out of the hospital and to Glasgow, Scotland where she meets James and Cassie, two musicians at a crossroads of their own. What follows is a story of renaissance over the course of a long, dream-like summer.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • The Identical is released. The son of a preacher rejects his father’s desire for him to join the ministry and instead embarks on a career as a rock singer. As he struggles to pursue his dream and rise to stardom, he finds love, pain, success and failure, and ultimately uncovers a hidden family secret that reveals who he really is. It’s a captivating story about a family restored, and a life discovered.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • The Longest Week is released. Affluent and aimless, Conrad Valmont (Jason Bateman) lives a life of leisure in his parent's prestigious Manhattan Hotel. In the span of one week, he finds himself evicted, disinherited, and in love.
    • Innocence is released. A young woman (Sophie Curtis) discovers her elite Manhattan preparatory school harbors a dark secret.
    • Frontera is released. Set in the tumultuous Border area of Arizona and Mexico, Frontera follows the events that take place after a former Arizona Sheriff's wife (Amy Madigan) is killed while riding on their Ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man (Michael Pena) crossing in to the US illegally is at fault. As former Sheriff (Ed Harris) and current Sheriff (Aden Young) search for answers, lives are changed forever and the facts as to who is really at fault in this tragedy are nearly as tenuous and complex as the issues and tensions between the people who live in this region on either side of the line.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition for PC is released. Available exclusively for Xbox One, Dead Rising 3 marks the return of one of the most popular zombie video game franchises. Set 10 years after the events of Fortune City in Dead Rising 2, players are introduced to Nick Ramos, a young mechanic with a strange tattoo and a mysterious past, who must find a way to escape a city full of zombies before an impending military strike wipes the city of Los Perdidos, California, and everyone in it, off the map. Nick cant do it alone - he must join up with other survivors to stay alive. They must fight their way out before its too late.With an immersive open-world experience, intense action, and unmatched level of weapon and character customization, a new generation of zombie-slaying fun has arrived with Dead Rising 3.

    On this day in 2013

    • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara for Wii U is released. As the first modern role playing game, the Dungeons & Dragons franchise from Wizards of the Coast gave birth to numerous products including two arcade titles from Capcom, Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and its sequel Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara. Both these titles are now being re-released with updated HD graphics and a wealth of other enhancements as a definitive double pack entitled Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara.
    • SPORTS
    • Willie Frazier, American football player (Houston Oilers), who died at 71.


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