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  • Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated in Mauritius
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in North Macedonia
  • National Day is being celebrated in Andorra
  • Nativity of Our Lady Mary is being celebrated in Liechtenstein
  • Rishi Panchami (Females) is being celebrated in Nepal
  • Victory Day is being celebrated in Malta
  • 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
    • Queen Elizabeth II dies at Balmoral Castle after ruling for 70 years, as the UK's longest-serving monarch. Her eldest son inherits the throne as King Charles III..
    • DEATHS
    • Dave Smith, Scottish soccer manager (Mansfield Town, Southend United, Plymouth Argyle, Dundee, Torquay United), who died at 88.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Pinocchio is released. Robert Zemeckis directs this live-action retelling of the beloved tale of a wooden puppet who embarks on a thrilling adventure to become a real boy. Tom Hanks stars as Geppetto, the wood carver who builds and treats Pinocchio (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) as if he were his own son. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Jiminy Cricket, who serves as Pinocchio’s guide as well as his "conscience"; Cynthia Erivo is the Blue Fairy; Keegan-Michael Key is "Honest"John; Lorraine Bracco is Sofia the Seagull, a new character, and Luke Evans is The Coachman. [Disney]
    • Wedding Season: Season 1 is released. At Katie's (Rosa Salazar) wedding, her husband and seven guests are murdered. The police suspect her lover (Gavin Drea) of two months, but he thinks she did it in this comedic series written by Oliver Lyttelton.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Steelrising for PC is released. Paris,1789. The French Revolution has been suppressed with bloodshed by Louis XVI and his merciless mechanical army. Aegis, a mysterious automaton masterpiece, must confront the king's army alone to save history in this challenging action-RPG.
    • Jack Move for PC is released. Jack Move is a unique blend of gritty cyberpunk story telling, turn based battles and beautiful modern pixel art. Take on the role of Noa, a vigilante hacker determined to rescue her kidnapped father and take down the overreaching Monomind corporation.They whisper her name on the streets: Solares. A mysterious veteran of the Data Wars, Noa Solares keeps the fight against the Corporations alive as a vigilante hacker-for-hire, empowering the downtrodden and undermining those with power. When she receives an emergency message from her estranged father - the eccentric Dr. Abner Solares, whose wife's death spurred him to become the leading researcher of 'digital reanimation' - Noa is thrust into a world of murder, kidnapping, dark research, and the corporation that would steal it for their own ends: Monomind.What starts as fight to save your father will become a fight for the future of mankind itself...
    • Australian government passes its first climate change legislation in a decade, including cutting emissions by at least 43% by 2030.
    • UK Prime Minister Liz Truss announces huge support scheme to cap price of energy bills at £2,500 costing up to £150bn amid cost of living crisis.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • US Biden administration releases blueprint calling for 44% of American electricity to come from the sun by 2050 (currently 3%).
    • Wildfire in Spanish Sierra Bermeja mountains in Andalucía erupts forcing evacuation of 2,600 people.
    • Forty-one prisoners die in a fire at Tangerang prison, near Jakarta, Indonesia.
    • Large statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee removed from plinth on Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia.
    • DEATHS
    • Big Daddy Graham [Edward Gudonis], American comedian, writer, actor, recording artist, and radio personality, who died of heart failure at 68.
    • Art Metrano, Movie Actor.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster for PC is released. FINAL FANTASY IV delivers one of the richest and most powerful stories in the series. It's filled with characters and scenarios that fans continue to love to this day.It focuses on the dark knight Cecil, who finds himself stripped of his position and rank when he questions his king's increasingly troubling orders. When he's sent on a simple delivery mission with his friend Kain, the shocking events that follow send him and a group of allies on an incredible journey of betrayal, love and redemption.This is the first game to feature the Active Time Battle (ATB) system, which combines turn-based and real-time elements to create fast-paced and strategic combat.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • American composer, singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, saxophonist and co-founding member of Kool & the Gang, Ronald Bell died age 68. He wrote and produced many of the Kool & the Gang’s songs, including ‘Celebration’, ‘Cherish’, ‘Jungle Boogie’ and ‘Summer Madness’. He said his favorite song was ‘Celebration’, which he wrote after picking up a Bible in a hotel room..
    • Moria refugee camp, Europe's biggest migrant camp burns down on the Greek island of Lesbos, leaving 13,000 without shelter.
    • Two ex-Myanmar soldiers testify they were ordered to rape and kill Muslim Rohingya villagers,1st public confession of army-directed crimes against Rohingya.
    • DEATHS
    • Simeon Coxe, American songwriter, singer and psychedelic synthesizer player (Silver Apples), who died of pulmonary fibrosis at 82.
    • Ronald Harwood, South African playwright and screenwriter (The Dresser), who died at 85.
    • Alfred Riedl, Austrian soccer striker (4 caps; Austria Wien, Standard Liège) and manager (Austria, Liechtenstein, Vietnam, Palestine, Laos, Indonesia), who died at 70.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning for PC is released. The hit RPG returns! From the minds of the bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, spawn creator Todd mcfarlane, and Elder Scrolls IV: oblivion lead designer Ken rolston, comes kingdoms of amalur: re-reckoning. Remastered with stunning visuals and refined gameplay re-reckoning delivers intense, customizable RPG combat inside a sprawling game world. Uncover the secrets of amalur, from the vibrant city of rathir to the vast region of dalentarth to the grim dungeons of the brigand Hall caverns. Rescue a world torn apart by a vicious war and control the keys to immortality as the first Warrior ever to be resurrected from the grips of death. * Build the ideal character for the most intense combat, choosing from a countless combinations of skills, abilities, weapons and pieces of armor* The revolutionary destiny system allows you to continuously evolve your character class to your style of play* Seamlessly Integrate magical and melee attacks as you take on scores of enemies in grand fight sequences and finish them Off with brutal fate shift kills* Extend your experience in amalur with all DLC from the original release, from teeth of naros to Legend of Dead kel and more!* Hundreds of hours of RPG play await! Travel from the vibrant city of rathir, to the vast region of dalentarth, and the grim dungeons of the brigand Hall caverns as you uncover the secrets of amalur!
    • Star Renegades for PC is released. Star Renegades is a strategy RPG about outsmarting AI-driven adversaries, forging friendships, and toppling galactic empires spanning over multiple generations.
    • The Sims 4: Star Wars - Journey to Batuu for PC is released. Your Sims are definitely not at home anymore. From the Millennium Falcon to the bustling cantina and unique attire of Batuu, Sims will be surrounded by the iconic sights and sounds of Star Wars. Socialize with the alien locals to truly understand why Batuu is unlike any other planet. When your Sim returns home, bring back new decor and recipes inspired by your travels, play a game of sabacc, or host a playful lightsaber training session.
    • Necromunda: Underhive Wars for PlayStation 4 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.
    • AVICII Invector Encore Edition for Switch is released. Soar through vocal melodies, sweep each fade and attack every beat in 25 of AVICII’s biggest hits, in this enthralling futuristic rhythm-action experience – AVICII Invector.
    • RPG Maker MV for Switch is released. An epic journey begins... with YOU! Become a master game developer with RPG Maker MV. With an arsenal of tools at your fingertips, create elaborate, exciting, and memorable video games straight from your console! Then, share your adventures online with other players, who can enjoy your epic chronicles! The possibilities are endless with the latest and greatest RPG Maker software. With hundreds of assets and an infinite number of ways to create your game, turn your dream tale into the next great video game!Features:* Your Next Adventure Begins Here -- A high fantasy tale of knights and dragons? A modern story of high school romance? A chronicle of gods and demons? If you can dream it, you can make it!* Game Development Made Easy -- Say goodbye to complicated coding! This software provides ease of navigating and development with straightforward world and character creation, overworld customization, and more!* Make, Upload, Play! -- Enjoy games made by fellow gamers with the RPG Maker MV Player, free for download and play, even without the RPG Maker MV software!* An Endless Fountain of Customization -- With hundreds of graphical assets and an infinite number of possibilities to create your very own world and story, the sky's the limit!
    • Gene A. Budig, American baseball executive (last American League [AL] president 1994-99), who died at 81.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Estimated 1 million attend a mass held by Pope Francis near Antananarivo, Madagascar.
    • Cargo ship Golden Ray catches fire and capsizes in St Simons Sound, off coast of Georgia, trapping four crew inside.
    • Brazil's Supreme Court rules Marvel comic depicting two men kissing can be sold after mayor of Rio de Janeiro attempted to ban it.
    • Typhoon Faxai makes landfall near Tokyo, Japan, with winds of up to 210km/h (130mph).
    • DEATHS
    • Bruce Vanderlaan, Race Car Driver.
    • Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer (Perdóname, El Amor De Mi Vida), who died of kidney failure at 72.
    • State of the Union: Season 1 is released. Tom and Louise (Chris O'Dowd and Rosamund Pike) meet up in a pub to decide on what to say during their weekly marital therapy sessions in this 10-part short-form comedy series written by Nick Hornby.
    • WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship for Xbox One 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.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • 75th Venice International Film Festival: a Netflix film wins the Golden Lion for the first time with "Roma".
    • Egypt sentences over 700 people, including 75 death sentences for 2013 pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in at Rabaa al-Adawiya square.
    • Archaeologists uncover more than 300 gold coins from late imperial period from theatre in Como, Italy.

    On this day in 2017

    • BIRTHS
    • Leo Earls, Family Member, born in Georgia.
    • DEATHS
    • Catherine Hardy Lavender, American 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1952), who died at 87.
    • Pierre Berge, Fashion Designer.
    • Trophy is released. Endangered African species like elephants, rhinos, and lions march closer to extinction each year. Their devastating decline is fueled by a global desire to consume and collect these majestic animals. Trophy investigates the powerhouse businesses of big game hunting, breeding, and wildlife conservation. Through the eyes of impassioned individuals who drive these industries, filmmakers Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau grapple with the complex consequences of imposing economic value on animals. What are the ethical implications of treating animals as commodities? Do breeding, farming, and hunting offer some of the few remaining options to conserve these species before it's too late? [Sundance]
    • The Limehouse Golem is released. The city of London is gripped with fear as a serial killer – dubbed The Limehouse Golem – is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in his victim’s blood. With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland Yard assigns the case to Inspector Kildare (Bill Nighy) – a seasoned detective with a troubled past and a sneaking suspicion he’s being set up to fail. Faced with a long list of suspects, including music hall star Dan Leno (Douglas Booth), Kildare must get help from a witness who has legal troubles of her own (Olivia Cooke), so he can stop the murders and bring the killer to justice.
    • The Unknown Girl is released. One evening after work hours, Jenny (Adèle Haenel), a young doctor, allows the door buzzer at the small clinic where she works to go unanswered. It’s only later that she learns that the person ringing was an unidentified African woman found dead shortly after by the side of a road. Consumed by the thought that she is to blame, Jenny embarks on an obsessive crusade to discover who the anonymous woman was and to see to it that she is not forgotten. [Sundance Selects]
    • The Challenge is released. Italian visual artist Yuri Ancarani’s exquisite documentary enters the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs with a passion for amateur falconry. The opulence of this Middle Eastern gas state is on full display as the men race SUVs up and down sand dunes, fly their prized falcons around on private jets, and take their pet cheetahs out for desert spins in their souped-up Ferraris. The result is a film jaw-dropping not only for its displays of wealth, but for the pure cinematic beauty that won Ancarani the Filmmaker of the Present award at the 2016 Locarno Film Festival. [Kino Lorber]
    • Year by the Sea is released. After 30 years as a wife and mother, an empty nester retreats to Cape Cod rather than follow her relocated husband to Kansas. Intent to rediscover herself but plagued with guilt, she questions her decision until stumbling upon a spirited mentor. Supported by her literary agent and a host of locals, including a sexy fisherman, our heroine learns to embrace the ebb and flow of life—ultimately discovering the balance between self and sacrifice, obligation and desire.
    • Boris Without Béatrice is released. Boris Malinovsky is an affluent, successful businessman who comports himself with an extreme degree of pride and arrogance. When his wife, a Minister of the Canadian Government, is rendered nearly catatonic by a mysterious depression, it triggers a series of events that brings Boris to the point of professional, personal, and even existential crisis. His attempts to repair his relationships with his wife and estranged daughter are complicated by his affair with a colleague, and the dangerous relationship that develops with his young housekeeper. And to make matters worse, Boris has to contend as well with an enigmatic, threatening, and uncannily all-knowing figure (Denis Lavant).
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Home Again is released. Recently separated from her husband (Michael Sheen), Alice (Reese Witherspoon) decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters. During a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways. Alice’s unlikely new family and new romance comes to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand.
    • School Life is released. This observational documentary follows a year in the lives of two inspirational teachers at Headfort, the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland. Housed in an 18th century estate, school life embraces tradition and modernity. For John, rock music is just another subject alongside Maths, Scripture and Latin, taught in a collaborative and often hilarious fashion. For his wife Amanda, the key to connecting with children is the book, and she uses all means to snare the young minds. For nearly half a century these two have shaped thousands of minds, but now the unthinkable looms: what would retirement mean? What will keep them young if they leave?
    • Rebel in the Rye is released. Set amidst the colorful backdrop of mid-20th century New York City, Rebel in the Rye follows a young Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) as he struggles to find his voice, pursues a love affair with famed socialite Oona O'Neill (Zoey Deutch), and fights on the frontlines of World War II. It’s these experiences that will inform the creation of his masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye, bringing him overnight fame (and notoriety) and leading him to withdraw from the public eye for the rest of his life. [IFC Films]
    • Rememory is released. Rememory explores the unexplained death of Gordon Dunn (Martin Donovan), a visionary scientific pioneer whose body is found shortly after the unveiling of his newest work: a device able to extract, record and play a person's memories. Gordon's wife, Carolyn (Julia Ormond), retreats into her house and cuts off contact with the outside world when a mysterious man (Peter Dinklage) shows up. After stealing the machine, he uses it to try and solve the mystery, beginning an investigation of memories that lead him to unexpected and dangerous places.
    • MOVIES: R
    • It is released. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
    • ALBUMS
    • Hippopotamus was released by Sparks. The 23rd full-length studio release for the Los Angeles rock duo of Ron and Russell Mael is the first new material in eight years (not including 2015 collaborative album FFS).
    • How Did I Find Myself Here? was released by The Dream Syndicate. The first studio release in 29 years for the rock band led by Steve Wynn was produced with Chris Cacavas.
    • Light Information was released by Chad VanGaalen. The sixth full-length release fro the Canadian indie artist was self-produced.
    • Love What Survives was released by Mount Kimbie. The third full-length release for the British electronic duo of Dominic Maker and Kai Campos features guest appearances from Andrea Balency, James Blake, King Krule, and Micachu.
    • Okovi was released by Zola Jesus. The fifth full-length release for Nika Roza Danilova was written in her Wisconsin hometown where she retreated after dealing with depression and dark times experienced by her close friends.
    • Mountain Moves was released by Deerhoof. The 14th full-length studio release for the San Francisco indie rock band features guest appearances from Awkwafina, Devin Hoff, Juana Molina, Chad Popple, Matana Roberts, Xenia Rubinos, Laetitia Sadler, The Staple Singers, and Jenn Wasner.
    • L.A Witch was released by L.A. Witch. This is the debut full-length release for the Los Angeles trio of Sade Sanchez, Ellie English and Irita Pai.
    • Native Invader was released by Tori Amos. The 15th full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter features themes of nature and its death and re-birth cycles.
    • Out of All This Blue was released by The Waterboys. Featuring influences from country, hip-hop and R&B, the two-disc release for the British band led by Mike Scott was recorded in Dublin and Tokyo.
    • Outrage! Is Now was released by Death from Above. The third full-length studio release for the Canadian punk rock duo sees Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler dropping the 1979 suffix (which was added in 2004 due to a dispute with DFA Records) from the band name.
    • Parallels was released by Nosaj Thing. The fourth full-length release for Jason Chung as Nosaj Thing features guest appearances from Kazu Makino, Zuri Marley and Steve Spacek.
    • Antisocialites was released by Alvvays. The second full-length release for the Toronto-based indie-pop band led by Molly Rankin was produced by Alec O'Hanley and John Congleton.
    • CCCLX was released by Lunice. The debut full-length release for the Montreal electronic producer features guest appearances from Syv De Blare, Denzel Curry, CJ Flemings, J.K. The Reaper, King Mez, Le1f, Mike Dean, Nell, Sophie, and Speng.
    • 1992 Deluxe was released by Princess Nokia. The debut full-length studio release from the New York rapper Destiny Frasqueri features remastered tracks from her 2016 mixtape and eight new tracks.
    • Forced Witness was released by Alex Cameron. The second full-length release for the Australian indie singer-songwriter features a guest appearance by Angel Olsen and was produced with Foxygen's Jonathan Rado.
    • Shade was released by Living Colour. The sixth full-length studio release for the hard rock band was produced by Andre Betts.
    • Sleep Well Beast was released by The National. The seventh full-length studio release for the indie rock band was produced by band member Aaron Dessner with co-production by Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger.
    • Southern Blood was released by Gregg Allman. The final release for the singer-songwriter who passed away in May 2017 was produced by Don Was.
    • The Hanged Man was released by Ted Leo. The first full-length released in seven years for the indie rock artist was funded via Kickstarter and was self-produced/recorded.
    • The Source was released by Tony Allen. The latest solo release for the Afrobeat artist features influences from jazz music with the backing of an 11-piece ensemble that included Damon Albarn, Mathias Allamane, Indy Dibongue, Jean Phi Dary, Jean Jacques Elangue, Nicolas Giraud, Yann Jankielewicz, Remi Sciuto, Vincent Taurelle, and Daniel Zimmermann.
    • Wake Up Now was released by Nick Mulvey. The second full-length solo release for the former Portico Quartet member was produced by Ethan Johns and Dan Carey.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Monster Hunter Stories for 3DS is released. When a monster strikes, the fearful hide, but the brave? They ride. Venture into monster nests to collect eggs and hatch a wide array of species with uniquely powerful skills. Form teams, battle alongside them, crush opponents with combo attacks, and ride into the sunset a champion. Need more muscle? Then mix and match genes to create monsters with more abilities! When a monster infected by the Black Blight attacks your remote village of riders, tragedy will thrust you into an exciting yet dangerous world, where you must bond with monsters on your adventure. As the story snakes along, you'll encounter a wealth of side quests and hours of challenging turn-based battles where you must coordinate monster skills, rider skills and enemy attack patterns. The instinctive rock-paper-scissors combat system is a series first, a breath of fresh air for veterans and newcomers alike. It's the perfect entry point into the popular Monster Hunter universe and a game unlike anything else in the series! You can even battle other players online, locally, or via the StreetPass feature. [Nintendo]
    • Drive Girls for PlayStation Vita is released. In a world where humans can transform into automobiles, the Drive Girls are ready to hit the road and save the day! Play as five different Drive Girls and transform from superheroine to supercar and back again, as you smash through wave after wave of mechanised Bug enemies attacking the paradise of Sun Island. Combining action and driving into a hack ‘n’ slash bonanza, Drive Girls lets you burn rubber through the high-octane missions in the epic single-player campaign or enjoy local and online co-operative action for up to four players. Visit the garage between missions to tune, modify and customise your rides, as abilities and attacks can be enhanced with new parts and decals for stat-busting skill augments. Discover the unfolding story and enjoy interactions between the Drive Girls as they bond and get to know each other better, forming close friendships amidst the heat of the battle zone.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • Giraffe DNA study published in "Current Biology" reveals there are 4 species not just 1, as previously assumed.
    • Billy Corgan announces a new solo album, recorded with producer Rick Rubin, via a Facebook live video.
    • NASA launches Osiris-Rex probe to retrieve a rock sample from the 500m-wide Bennu asteroid.
    • Jamaican singer, songwriter and producer, Prince Buster died in a hospital in Miami, Florida, after suffering heart problems. The first Jamaican to have a top 20 hit in the UK, Prince Buster defined the sound of ska in the 1960s before going on to inspire the Two Tone movement of the late '70s..
    • DEATHS
    • Johan Botha, Opera Singer.
    • The Lady Chablis [Benjamin Knox], American transgender entertainer (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), who died at 59.
    • Prince Buster [Cecil Bustamente Campbell], Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (" Al Capone" ; "Madness", "Whine and Grine"), who died at 78.
    • One More Time with Feeling is released. A unique one night only cinema event directed by Andrew Dominik, One More Time With Feeling will be the first ever opportunity anyone will have to hear Skeleton Tree, the sixteenth studio album from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. The film will screen in cinemas across the world on 8th September 2016, immediately prior to the release of Skeleton Tree the following day. Originally a performance based concept, One More Time With Feeling evolved into something much more significant as Dominik delved into the tragic backdrop of the writing and recording of the album. Interwoven throughout the Bad Seeds’ filmed performance of the new album are interviews and footage shot by Dominik, accompanied by Cave’s narration and improvised rumination.
    • Better Things: Season 1 is released. The Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. co-created comedy series focuses on a single mother/actress (Pamela Adlon) raising three children.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice for 3DS is released. This narrative adventure stars beloved defense attorneys Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice and sees the return of many familiar faces alongside some exciting new additions. Filled with puzzling cases to solve, the new game also brings popular investigative techniques from previous installments, along with brand new mechanics such as the Divination Séance. Spirit of Justice sees Phoenix in a brand new location: a courtroom situated in the Kingdom of Khura'in, origin of the Kurain Channeling Technique, where mysterious séance trials decide the fate of all defendants. Meanwhile, defense attorney Apollo Justice faces his own challenges holding down the fort at the Wright Anything Agency, as he takes on a case that will have explosive implications. Both our heroes are joined by a host of returning friends and adversaries in their fight to bring about justice. []
    • GAMING: PC
    • Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander for PC is released. Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander is a retro space strategy RPG with base building, deep tactical combat, crew management and emergent storytelling.
    • Project Highrise for PC is released. Project Highrise is a skyscraper construction and management sim.
    • Jotun: Valhalla Edition for Wii U is released. In Jotun, you play Thora, a Norse warrior who has died an inglorious death and must face the challenges of Viking purgatory to prove herself to the Gods and enter Valhalla.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • Pope Francis announces moves to streamline the annulment process within the Catholic Church.
    • Comedian Stephen Colbert debuts as the new host of CBS's "The Late Show".
    • BIRTHS
    • Wynter Charles, Family Member, born in England.
    • Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Season 1 is released. Stephen Colbert moves from his satirical late night show, "The Colbert Report"to take over David Letterman's seat at the long-running CBS late night talk show.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX for 3DS is released. Includes both Touch Mode and Button Mode, each featuring multiple levels of difficulty and an array of customization options. Gamers are able to adjust difficulty through challenge and support items, change timing indicators and target icons, and swap out vocals in certain songs. Players can peep their favorite videos and add scrolling commentary in the Mirai Theater, formulate unique dance routines in the Dance Studio, and compose their own song phrases in My Tune.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Master Spy for PC is released. Master Spy is a stealth-based precision platformer with retro cut-scenes full of espionage, intrigue, and betrayal.
    • Warhammer 40,000: Regicide for PC is released. Regicide is a novel take on the Warhammer universe, featuring an intense mix of strategy and cinematic gameplay. An original and brutal take on turn-based strategy, Regicide fuses characters, abilities and environments derived from the Warhammer 40,000 universe from Games Workshop, with traditional strategy and new action-heavy gameplay elements.
    • Tearaway Unfolded for PlayStation 4 is released. The Tearaway Unfolded Crafted Edition includes a shiny Gold Leaf and a shining Gold Stamp to wear on your messenger, and an exclusive God of War and Journey costumes, allowing you to ‘journey’ through the world of Tearaway Unfolded in style. []
    • Beyond Eyes for PlayStation 4 is released. Beyond Eyes is a modern fairy tale about finding courage and friendship as you carefully guide young Rae on a life changing journey, uncovering an incredible world, step by step. Blinded as a young child, and reluctant to leave the protection of her family home, Raes world is once more shattered as Nani, her pet cat, goes missing. Summoning up all the courage she can muster, Rae learns to face her fears and ventures out into the world, to find her best friend.
    • Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse for PlayStation 4 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.
    • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Makes its Debut. The comedian was a correspondent for the Daily Show and the host of the Colbert Report on Comedy Central before he took over David Letterman as the host of The Late Show on CBS. The first show featured Presidential hopeful and former Governor of the state of Florida, Jeb Bush and actor George Clooney..
    • SPORTS
    • Joaquín Andújar, Dominican baseball pitcher (4 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1982; Gold Glove Award 1984; Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals), who died at 62.

    On this day in 2014

    • Actress Ashley Tisdale at the age of 29 weds singer Christopher French at a private ceremony in Santa Barbara, California.
    • DEATHS
    • Magda Olivero, Italian soprano (Adriana Lecouvreur; La Voix Humaine), who died at 104.
    • S. Truett Cathy, Entrepreneur.
    • S Truett Cathy, Entrepreneur.
    • ALBUMS
    • Wooden Aquarium was released by Mazes. The third full-length release for the British rock band was recorded live with producer Jonathan Schenke.
    • Adrian Thaws was released by Tricky. The eleventh solo studio release for the British trip hopper features guest appearances from Francesca Belmonte, Mykki Blanco, Blue Daisy, Bella Gotti, Nneka, Oh Land, and Tirzah.
    • Haider al-Abadi becomes the 75th Prime Minister of Iraq.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • 11 people are killed after a minibus collides with a train in Lasi, Romania.
    • 6 people are killed and 9 are injured after a minibus collides with a car in Jakarta, Indonesia.
    • Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 is released. Season four picks up in 1924 and Nucky has new problems in the form of Valentin Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright) and FBI Agent Loren Knox (Brian Geraghty). Patricia Arquette joins the cast as a speakeasy owner named Sally Wheet.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Valdis Story: Abyssal City for PC is released. Valdis Story A.C. is a side scrolling action adventure for P.C. with an emphasis on intricate and rewarding combat as well as deep play style customization. The player will assume the role of Wyatt as they explore the ruins of a holy city that was lost many years ago. Wyatt must battle various types of demons, angels, and a new threat tentatively known as Ferals using swordsmanship, martial arts, and sorcery. There are many customizable skills and equipment that will aid Wyatt on his journey.Over 40 years ago the Dark Goddess Myrgato attacked and killed her creator, the All Mother Valdis. Since this event Myrgato has been at war with her twin sister the Goddess of Light Alagath. The war has wreaked havoc on the land and the hope of mankind is dwindling as they are forced to choose a side or perish. Wyatt has been following a trail of clues for the past 5 years left by his father that he believes will lead him to find a way to end the Goddess War.Features:- Intense combat weaving sword and sorcery together seamlessly.- Equipment and Customizable skills to fit your own unique fighting style.- Unique magic souls that aid in combat and traversing the ruins of the city.- Interconnected zones allow you to explore new areas or backtrack.


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