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Today in the World Countries

  • Constitution Day is being celebrated in Fiji
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Brazil
  • Nijamati Sewa Diwas (Civil Employees) is being celebrated in Nepal
  • Victory Day is being celebrated in Mozambique
  • Vinayaka Chaturthi is being celebrated in India
  • People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Discovery of the earliest evidence of surgery from 31,000 year old skeleton with amputated lower leg in a cave in East Kalimantan, Borneo published in "Nature".
    • DEATHS
    • Anne Garrels, American broadcast journalist (ABC; NBC; NPR), who died of lung cancer at 71.
    • Tell Me Lies: Season 1 is released. The eight-year relationship between Lucy Albright (Grace Van Patten) and Stephen DeMarco (Stephen DeMarco) becomes more toxic over the years in this adaptation of Carola Lovering's novel of the same name.
    • New British Prime Minister Liz Truss appoints her cabinet and for the first time in British politics none of the "great offices of state" are held by white men.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • San Salvador becomes the first country to adopt Bitcom as legal tender.
    • Mexican Supreme Court rules making abortion a crime is unconstitutional, setting an important precedent.
    • El Salvador becomes the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender.
    • US records more than 40 million cases of COVID-1, daily cases at 161,000 (5 September), daily deaths at 1,560 with hospitalizations averaging 102,000 per day (NY Times figures).
    • DEATHS
    • Phil Schaap, American Grammy Award winning jazz historian, DJ, author and educator, who died of cancer at 70.
    • Impeachment: American Crime Story is released. The third installment of Ryan Murphy's American Crime Story anthology centers on how Monica Lewinsky (Beanie Feldstein), Linda Tripp (Sarah Paulson) and Paula Jones (Annaleigh Ashford) become embroiled in a scandal that almost ended the presidency of Bill Clinton was based on Jeffrey Toobin's book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Encased: a sci-fi post-apocalyptic RPG for PC is released. Encased is a tribute to “Roadside Picnic” and the original Fallout games. Fight enemies, explore anomalous wasteland, level up your character, join one of the forces in the ruined world in this new apocalyptic turn-based RPG.
    • F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch for PlayStation 5 is released. Six years ago, the Machine Legion invaded and colonized the Torch City, which was originally inhabited by animals. Rayton, the former soldier in the resistance war, has been living in seclusion since then. After his friend is forcibly arrested, Rayton reclaims his mechanical fist and steps to his journey fighting back. And he never expects that he has been involved in a bigger scheme between the mafia, the rebellion, and the legion.Exploring the Metroidvania game world with a dozen of areas with distinguishing vision themes and level designs. Earning the rewards by conquering the challenges of combats, puzzles and platformers in countless chambers, tunnels and shortcuts.Interconnected and automatically loading game map makes the detailed Torch City more convincing and beautiful.
    • Sonic Colors: Ultimate for Switch is released. The evil Dr. Eggman has built an interstellar amusement park – but he’s powering it with a captured alien race called “Wisps.” Use Sonic’s speed to free the Wisps and gain their amazing powers as you explore six colorful unique worlds.
    • Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs law restricting voting rights in the state, including limiting use of drop boxes and empowering partisan observers.
    • Taliban announce their interim government in Afghanistan with Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund in the most senior role.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Tour Championship, Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Dustin Johnson wins by 3 strokes from Xander Schauffele & Justin Thomas; claims FedEx Cup, equal biggest winner's prize in golf, US$15m.
    • Wildfires have burnt a record 2 million acres in California 2020 fire season, more than the state of Delaware according to Cal Fire.
    • India overtakes Brazil to record the second-highest number of COVID-19 pandemic cases with 4.2 million.
    • British singer-songwriter Lily Allen at the age of 35 weds American actor David Harbour at the age of 45 in Las Vegas, Nevada; an Elvis impersonator officiates.
    • Singer Lily Allen weds actor David Harbour in Las Vegas.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Necromunda: Underhive Wars for PC is released. Deep below the nightmarish, polluted hive cities of Necromunda, in the twisted, vertiginous, dark tunnels of the Underhive, rival gangs fight to the bitter end for personal power, wealth, survival and the honour of their Houses. Only the strongest survive. Lead, customize, and grow your gangs of Escher, Goliath, and Orlock. Specialize each member and send them to battle in hazardous dystopian environments. Exploit the terrain in tactical gunfights: climb raised walkways to take advantage, set traps, and ambush foes to force them into bloody melee engagements. Learn new skills, loot equipment and bring your evolved gang to 4-player online gang fights.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • " The Joker" directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix wins the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
    • Indian Space Agency loses contact with its Chandrayaan-2 moon lander just 2 km from landing on the Moon's surface.
    • US President Donald Trump says he has cancelled a secret meeting with the Taliban for peace talks at Camp David.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Legacy Recordings releases "In the Blue Light", the fourteenth solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon; album consists of new recordings, with altered arrangements, of lesser-known songs from his catalog.
    • Rappers Cardi B and Nicki Minaj come to physical blows at a New York Fashion event.
    • Eminem breaks 36-year UK chart record for consecutive No. 1 albums with "Kamikaze".
    • DEATHS
    • Mac Miller [Malcolm McCormick], American rapper and music producer (Best Day Ever), who died of a drug overdose at 26.
    • Kusama - Infinity is released. Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame countless odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from her peers and those in power in the art world. Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her—the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family that discouraged her creative ambitions, sexism and racism in the art establishment, mental illness in a culture where that was a particular shame, and eventually growing old and continuing to pursue and be devoted to her art full time. In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and has created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry, and novels. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers, as Kusama continues to create new work every day.
    • Hal is released. Although Hal Ashby directed a remarkable string of acclaimed, widely admired classics throughout the 1970s, he is often overlooked amid the crowd of luminaries from his generation. Amy Scott’s exuberant portrait explores that curious oversight, using rare archival materials, interviews, personal letters, and audio recordings to reveal a passionate, obsessive artist. Ashby was a Hollywood director who constantly clashed with Hollywood, but also a unique soul with an unprecedented insight into the human condition and an unmatched capacity for good. His films were an elusive blend of honesty, irreverence, humor, and humanity. Through the heartrending and inspiring Hal, you feel buoyed by Ashby’s love of people and of cinema, a little like walking on water.
    • I Am Not a Witch is released. Following a banal incident in her local village,8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp in the middle of a desert. At the camp she takes part in an initiation ceremony where she is shown the rules surrounding her new life as a witch. Like the other residents, Shula is tied to a ribbon which is attached to a coil that perches in a large tree. She is told that should she ever cut the ribbon, she'll be cursed and transformed into a goat.
    • Five Fingers For Marseilles is released. A member of the Five Fingers returns to colonial Marseilles after fleeing police aggression two decades before, and finds the town under a new threat.
    • The Apparition is released. Jacques (Vincent Lindon) is a journalist at a large regional newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial and talented investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican who recruits him for a special task; taking part of a committee to investigate the veracity of a saintly apparition in a small French village – a true canonical investigation. Upon his arrival, he meets the young and sensitive Anna who claims to have personally witnessed the apparition of the Virgin Mary. A profound devout, she’s garnered an impressive following in the village and is torn between her faith and the many solicitations she receives. Confronted with opposing views from clergy members and skeptics in the group, Jacques gradually uncovers the hidden motivations and pressures at work and sees his beliefs system profoundly shaken. [Music Box Films]
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Sierra Burgess Is a Loser is released. High school is hard. Dating is harder. But finding yourself? That's the hardest.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Peppermint is released. Peppermint is an action thriller which tells the story of young mother Riley North (Jennifer Garner) who awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system frustratingly shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerilla. Channeling her frustration into personal motivation, she spends years in hiding honing her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force - eluding the underworld, the LAPD and the FBI - as she methodically delivers her personal brand of justice.
    • The Nun is released. When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in The Conjuring 2, as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.
    • ALBUMS
    • Solo Piano III was released by Chilly Gonzales. This is the third and final part of the Canadian pianist's Solo Piano trilogy of albums.
    • Love, Loss and Auto-Tune was released by Swamp Dogg. The latest release for the soul artist was produced by Poliça's Ryan Olson (with assistance from Bon Iver's Justin Vernon) and features guest appearances from Bon Iver and Guitar Shorty.
    • Shelly's on Zenn-La was released by Oliver Coates. The third full-length solo release for the British cellist and producer features guest appearances from Chrysanthemum Bear, Malibu and Kathryn Williams.
    • Render Another Ugly Method was released by Mothers. The second full-length release for the Philadelphia-based indie rock band led by Kristine Leschper was produced by John Congleton.
    • In the Blue Light was released by Paul Simon. The latest release for the singer-songwriter features new arrangements on 10 songs that span his career and features contributions from such artists as Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, Steve Gadd, Wynton Marsalis, and yMusic.
    • Language was released by MNEK. The debut full-length release for the British pop singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from Hailee Steinfeld.
    • Head Cage was released by Pig Destroyer. The sixth full-length for the Virginia grindcore band is its first in six years and features guest appearances by Full Of Hell's Dylan Walker, Agoraphobic Nosebleed's Richard Johnson and Kat Katz.
    • Egypt Station was released by Paul McCartney. The 17th full-length solo studio release for the rock and pop singer-songwriter was produced by Greg Kurstin (and one track produced by Ryan Tedder and Zach Skelton).
    • Bodied was released by Ital Tek. The sixth full-length release for British electronic producer Alan Myson is said to have a "much greater focus into the sound design and palette."
    • Book of Bad Decisions was released by Clutch. The 12th full-length release for the Maryland rock band was produced by Vance Powell.
    • Another Life was released by Amnesia Scanner. The debut full-length release for the Berlin-based Finnish experimental electronic duo of Ville Haimala and Martti Kalliala features guest appearances from Pan Daijing and Oracle.
    • And Nothing Hurt was released by Spiritualized. The eighth full-length release is the first in six years for Jason Pierce may be his last as Spiritualized.
    • Black Rainbow Sound was released by Menace Beach. The third full-length release for the British duo of Ryan Needham and Liza Violet features a guest appearance by Brix Smith and was produced by Matt Peel.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Yo-kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps for 3DS is released. Take down enemy Yo-kai and Big Bosses using skills and Soultimate Moves with up to 3 other friends. As you tackle missions, befriend new Yo-kai to amplify your team's awesomeness. Train with Sgt. Burly to become the strongest Blasters team there is! As you complete missions, gather Oni Orbs and items to level up or forge equipment to power up your team. Some missions, bosses, and Yo-kai are exclusive to each version. Trade Yo-kai between versions to collect them all! You can befriend all friend Yo-kai from all versions of the YO-KAI WATCH 2 game, boss Yo-kai, plus the all-new Usapyon, Blizzie, and more. Link save data with a version of YO-KAI WATCH 2 to befriend special Yo-kai. Uncover new sides to the story as well as new Yo-kai, bosses, and missions with a post-launch software update.
    • SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy for PlayStation 4 is released. Play online or with friends as SNK's iconic heroines in the brand-new 2 vs 2 fighting game, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy! Activate Special Moves with a single button, and make use of special items to change the tide of battle! However, the fight isn't over the moment you've chipped enough health away. Once your opponent is on the ropes, utilize your Dream Finish technique to win the match! Spectate on other battles online, and wage on who you think will win using in-game points. Use your winnings to buy voice clips and accessories in an all-new costume system, and customize your favorite heroine to your heart's content!FEATURES:* Assemble Your Heroines and Battle Head-to-Head -- A brand new tag battle action fighting game is here! Players can participate in a four-multiplayer frenzy online or with friends!* An Iconic Cast of SNK's Female Characters! -- Choose from a generous roster of female heroines from the SNK universe!* Defeat Foes With Style and Elegance -- Coordination is key, as players can choose from up to 100 different accessories for their characters. Accessories including cat ears, glasses, face paint, and new sound effects.
    • Immortal: Unchained for PlayStation 4 is released. You are a living weapon. Unwillingly unchained by the Warden, the player's skills are put to the test, given only the instruction that they must stop the end of the world. With a story the player must piece together themselves, the central character sets off with no memory of their past.Other characters in the game may shed light on the situation, but the reality is not always clear, as characters are always operating on their own agendas. Use your diverse arsenal of ranged and melee weapons to clear your path as you explore dark sci-fi interconnected worlds in your quest for truth and salvation.
    • NASCAR Heat 3 for PlayStation 4 is released. Jump into the enhanced Career Mode, build your own race team and compete in the Xtreme Dirt Tour. Prove that you are the best in the world in the new Online Tournaments feature. Plus, all your favorite modes are back.
    • NBA 2K19 for PlayStation 4 is released. NBA 2K celebrates 20 years of redefining what sports gaming can be, from best in class graphics & gameplay to groundbreaking game modes and an immersive open-world "Neighborhood."NBA 2K19 promises to push limits as it brings gaming one step closer to real-life basketball excitement and culture.
    • NBA Live 19 for PlayStation 4 is released. Create your own player and rise to legend status in THE ONE. Play on different courts across the world, Build Your Squad, and challenge others for global dominance in THE LEAGUE and on THE STREETS. With new ways to develop your player and play the game, experience the most authentic feel NBA LIVE has ever had.
    • Marvel's Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 is released. This isn't the Spider-Man you've known before, or seen in a movie. This is an experienced Peter Parker who is more masterful in fighting major crimes in New York City. At the same time he is struggling to balance his tumultuous personal life and career while the fate of nine million New Yorkers rests upon his shoulders.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • 8.2 earthquake hits south-west of Pijijiapan, Mexico killing at least 90, strongest Mexican quake in a century.
    • Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax reports earlier cyberattack could affects 143 million Americans.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Tyranny: Bastard's Wound for PC is released. Experience a new chapter of Tyranny, the critically-acclaimed role-playing game (RPG), in Bastard’s Wound, a new expansion that builds upon the game’s compelling story. Tyranny, an original RPG from Obsidian Entertainment, invites the player to make their mark on a world conquered by evil, and the Bastard’s Wound expansion opens up a new area of the Tiers where refugees from the war-torn world have established a haven in secret. Delve deeper into the mysteries of Terratus as you bring Kyros' justice (or your own version of it) to a new corner of the Tiers. In addition to the new region, Bastard's Wound gives you a chance to learn more about your party in a trio of companion quests featuring Lantry, Verse, and Barik.
    • Tokyo Dark for PC is released. Legend tells of a door deep below Tokyo's sewers. All who enter are lost forever. Detective Ito's partner is missing. Explore Tokyo & uncover the darkness that lays beneath the streets in this Point & Click - meets Visual Novel - narrative adventure that questions the very core of Ito's sanity.
    • Senko no Ronde 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Senko no Ronde 2 is a unique mix of fighting game and bullet hell shooter in which players pilot powerful armed robots Rounders, and do battle in futuristic arenas.
    • NeuroVoider for Switch is released. NeuroVoider is a twin-stick shooter RPG set in a cyber futuristic world about brains shooting around evil robots with nuclear rocket launchers. Battle through the horde of vigilant robots, boost your character with the smoking remains of your victims, and defeat the master NeuroVoider to end this eternal war. Play it coop with up to 4 friends, or go alone in an adventure of hack'n'slash rampage, with a pinch of rogue-lite, and some permadeath.
    • Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition for Switch is released. In a land filled with Penguin Vikings, Wurst Zombies, and Hipster Ice Giants, survival is an art. Fortunately, an ancient champion with an elegant weapon has been summoned to please the Gods and restore balance to the universe. Grab your lightspear, become a Germonaut, and traverse lands straight out of Germanic myths. Survive with style and expand your powers to fight for the glory and amusement of the almighty Gods. [Nintendo]
    • SPORTS
    • Gene Michael, American baseball shortstop, and general manger (NY Yankees), who died of a heart attack at 79.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band perform their longest show in America, at Citizen Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - clocking in at 4 hours and 4 minutes.
    • 15th Summer Paralympics opens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    • The Chainsmokers featuring American singer Halsey were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Closer'. The song stayed at the top spot for 12 consecutive weeks and topped the charts in more than ten countries. The song went on to become the first song to spend 26 weeks in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also became only the second song in the history of the Hot 100 chart to spend 32 weeks in the top ten of the chart..
    • DEATHS
    • Cary Blanchard, American NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), who died of a heart attack at 47.
    • Bill Small, Race Car Driver.
    • Ken Higgs, English cricket fast bowler (15 Tests,71 wickets,1 x 50), who died at 79.
    • Norbert Schemansky, Weight Lifter.
    • Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas for PlayStation 4 is released. You wake up and find a letter from your father. He is gone The only lead is his old notebook and a mysterious necklace. What happened? Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is an epic action-adventure experience. In the game you explore the islands of Uncharted Seas, a world filled with many dangers, puzzles and secrets. You must fight monsters, learn to use magic and discover ancient treasures, which will help you on your quest. Use all of your wits and skill to unravel the mysteries of the ancient kingdom of Arcadia and the sea monster, Oceanhorn.
    • Awesomenauts Assemble! for Xbox One is released. The game features the most awesome mercenaries in the galaxy in their fight for territorial supremacy. Awesomenauts brings Russian monkeys with jetpacks, giant robots, and lots of other mighty aliens to the two-dimensional console battlefield. Combining classic platforming-action with modern online multiplayer functionality, the action-packed gameplay offers everything the 16-bit generation and modern gamers love.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • British archaeologists announce the discovery of a Neolithic "superhenge" under 3ft of earth at Durrington Walls.
    • DEATHS
    • Dex Osama, Rapper.
    • Dickie Moore, American actor (Oliver Twist, Little Men), who died at 89.
    • Voula Zouboulaki, Movie Actress.
    • ALBUMS
    • HitNRun: Phase One was released by Prince. Exclusively released on Tidal, the album co-produced by Joshua A. M. Welton features guest appearances from Curly Fryz and The Voice contestant Judith Hill.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Asteroid 2014 RC makes a close approach to Earth (39,900 km; 24,800 mi).
    • DEATHS
    • Kwon Ri-Se, Pop Singer.
    • Boardwalk Empire: Season 5 is released. The final season of the drama picks up in 1931 as Nucky plans life after Prohibition.

    On this day in 2013

    • Actor Patrick Stewart at the age of 72 weds singer Sunny Ozell at the age of 35 near Lake Tahoe.
    • DEATHS
    • Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, who died at 90.
    • Fred Katz, American classical and jazz cellist (Chico Hamilton Quintet), and composer (Roger Corman films), who died at 84.
    • British "Star Trek" actor Patrick Stewart (72) weds American country singer Sunny Ozell (35) at Lake Tahoe, Nevada; British actor Ian McKellen officiates.
    • Chinese President Xi Jinping announces plans to develop a new 'Silk Road Economic Belt'(part of Belt and Road Initiative) during visit to Kazakhstan.
    • 14 Syrian rebels and 2 civilians are killed by heavy government shelling of Damascus.
    • Tony Abbott becomes Prime Minister of Australia after a Liberal-National Coalitions wins the election.


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