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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is released

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action-adventure video game developed by FromSoftware and published by Activision. The game takes place in the Sengoku period in Japan, and follows a shinobi known as Wolf as he attempts to take revenge on a samurai clan who attacked him and kidnapped his lord.

Westminster attack

A terrorist attack took place in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster in London, a seat of the British Parliament. The attacker drove a car into pedestrians on the pavement along the south side of Westminster Bridge and Bridge Street, killing 5 people and injuring 49.

Brussels terrorist attacks

Three suicide bombings occurred in Belgium: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem and one at Maalbeek metro station in central Brussels. 32 civilians and 3 perpetrators were killed, and more than 300 persons were injured. The responsibility for the attacks was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

New York lifts subway fare from $2.50 to the current level of $2.75

The price of a single New York City subway or bus ride increased from $2.50 to $2.75 per ride. It was the 5th price increase in the past 8 years. According to New York Post, the fare hike covered only the raises of Metropolitan Transportation Authority employees.

Oso mudslide

A major landslide occurred 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Oso, Washington, United States, on March 22, 2014, at 10:37 a.m. local time. A portion of an unstable hill collapsed, sending mud and debris to the south across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, engulfing a rural neighborhood, and covering an area of approximately 1 square mile (2.6 km2). Forty-three people were killed and 49 homes and other structures destroyed.

Ban Mae Surin refugee camp fire

A fire at the Ban Mae Surin refugee camp in Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand, killed 37 Karen refugees from neighbouring Myanmar, as well as destroying hundreds of dwellings. Thought to have started following a "cooking accident", the fire began at around 16:00 local time, and extinguished around two hours later. The fire had been spread by hot weather combined with strong winds.

Video game Angry Birds Space is released

Angry Birds Space is a physics-based puzzle game and the fifth game in the Angry Birds video game series. It is developed and published by Rovio Entertainment. The game was featured in NASA videos and the game features NASA spacecraft that when found unlock unique levels.

"Jesus Christ Superstar" returns to Broadway

Directed by Des McAnuff, the cast starred Paul Nolan as Jesus, Josh Young as Judas, Brent Carver as Pilate, Chilina Kennedy as Mary Magdalene, Bruce Dow as Herod and Melissa O'Neil as Martha. This moved to La Jolla Playhouse later in the year and transferred to the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway, with Tom Hewitt taking over the role of Pilate. Reviews were mixed. The revival was nominated for two Tonys: Best Revival and, for Young, Best Actor.

Video game Crysis 2 is released

Crysis 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Crytek, published by Electronic Arts and released in North America, Australia, and Europe in March 2011 for MS Windows, PS3, and X360. Officially announced in June 2009, the game is the second main installment of the Crysis series, and is the sequel to the 2007 video game Crysis.

Video game The Sims Medieval is released

The Sims Medieval is a video game that was released in March 2011, by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and iOS, part of The Sims series. It was available for Nokia Lumia Windows Phone in March 2013. Set in medieval times, it allows the player to build a kingdom through quest-driven gameplay.

Video game Angry Birds Rio is released

Angry Birds Rio is the third puzzle video game in the Angry Birds series, developed by Rovio Entertainment. Based on Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio was released for devices using Apple's iOS, Google's Android and Mac OS X in March 2011. The game was released as a marketing tie-in with the 20th Century Fox animated films Rio and Rio 2.

"Rio" premieres at a Cinépolis theater in Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro

Rio is a 2011 American 3D computer-animated musical adventure-comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios and directed by Carlos Saldanha. The title refers to the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, where the film is set. The film features the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Jemaine Clement, and others.

Google angers China by shifting service to Hong Kong

Searching via all Google search sites, including Google Mobile, was moved from mainland China to Hong Kong. Subsequently, searching via all Google search sites in all languages was banned in mainland China. Any attempt to search using Google resulted in a DNS error.

"God of Carnage" opens on Broadway

After some minor changes to the English script to accommodate American audiences, a Broadway production opened at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in previews on February and officially a month later. The play was suspended to allow the principal cast to tie up prior engagements before returning to fulfill their contracts. Directed once again by Matthew Warchus, the original cast included Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini, and Marcia Gay Harden.

"Ned Kelly" premieres in Melbourne

Ned Kelly is a 2003 Australian historical drama film based on Robert Drewe's 1991 novel Our Sunshine. Directed by Gregor Jordan, the film's adapted screenplay was written by John Michael McDonagh. The film dramatises the life of Ned Kelly, a legendary bushranger and outlaw who was active mostly in Victoria, the colony of his birth.

Des'ree releases "You Gotta Be ('99 Mix)"

"You Gotta Be" is a pop song by British singer Des'ree, written by the singer with the track's producer, Ashley Ingram. It was the third song on Des'ree's second album I Ain't Movin' and the first song on that album's US version. A 1999 remix single became a top-10 hit in Des'ree's native UK and a number one hit in Spain.

Video game Resident Evil is released

Resident Evil, known in Japan as Bio Hazard, is a survival horror video game developed and released by Capcom originally for the PlayStation in 1996 and is the first game in the Resident Evil series. It is Capcom's best-selling debut game, with sales of over 8.5 million copies worldwide.

First Pentium processor is released

The Intel Company introduced its first processor with the P5 architecture, better known as the Pentium. It was probably the best-known series of processors in history. Although Intel still sold processors called Pentium today, their architecture is different. The true Pentium series ended in 2006.


Clint Malarchuk suffers life-threatening injury during NHL game

During a game between the St. Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres, Steve Tuttle's skate blade hit the right front side of Malarchuk's neck. The injury was so serious, that Malarchuk believed he was going to die. Fortunately, his life was saved due to quick action by the team's athletic trainer, Jim Pizzutelli.


Bryan Trottier scores a goal 5 seconds into game

Playing for the New York Islanders, Bryan Trottier scored a goal five seconds into the game against the Boston Bruins at Boston Garden, tying record for fastest goal to start a game. The 1st player who scored the quickest goal in a NHL match was Doug Smail for the Winnipeg Jets.

The Beatles spoof The Rutles: All You Need is Cash airs on NBC

The film was co-produced by the production companies of Eric Idle and Lorne Michaels and directed by Idle and Gary Weis. It was the first broadcast on NBC, earning the lowest ratings of any show on American Primetime network television that week. It did much better in the ratings when it premiered in the UK on BBC2.

The 20th Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest 1975 was the 20th edition of the contest hosted by SR and held in Stockholm, Sweden. ABBA's victory in Brighton the previous year gave Sweden the right to host the contest for the first time. The Contest was won by Teach-In, who sang "Ding-a-dong" in English, representing the Netherlands.


Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley

Muhammad Ali knocked out Zora Folley in the 7th round. The fight took place at Madison Square Garden, New York, and it was Ali's last boxing match before his suspension from boxing, as he refused to be drafted to army service.

Beatles release their first album "Please Please Me"

"Please Please Me" is the debut studio album by English rock band the Beatles. Parlophone rush-released the album in March 1963 in the United Kingdom to capitalize on the success of their singles "Please Please Me" which was No. 1 on most lists though only No. 2 on Record Retailer, and "Love Me Do".

Laser is patented

American physicists Arthur Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes patented the laser. However, another American, Gordon Gould, invented the same device independently of them. This led to the twenty-eight-year lawsuit. The term "laser" is an acronym for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation."

Elvis Presley releases "All Shook Up"

"All Shook Up" is a song recorded by Elvis Presley, published by Elvis Presley Music, and composed by Otis Blackwell. The single topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in April 1957, staying there for 8 weeks. It also topped the Billboard R&B chart for 4 weeks, becoming Presley's second single to do so, and peaked at No. 1 on the country chart as well.

American physicist Burton Richter is born

He is known as one of the co-discoverers of the J/psi meson. The particle was discovered independently by two teams. Richter was head of a research group from Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. The other group at the Brookhaven National Laboratory was led by Samuel Ting. The discovery started rapid changes in high-energy physics, often called November Revolution.

Lumiere brothers show their first movie

Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory, a French short black-and-white silent documentary film directed and produced by Louis Lumière, is often referred to as the 1st real motion picture ever made. However, Louis Le Prince's Roundhay Garden Scene pre-dated it by 7 years.

Stamp Act passes

The Stamp Act imposed a direct tax on the colonies of British America and required many printed materials in the colonies to be produced on stamped paper produced in London. The purpose of the tax was to help pay for troops stationed in North America after the British victory in the Seven Years' War.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1955

Lena Olin

born 1971

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