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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is released

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is the upcoming seventh expansion set in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft, following Legion. The expansion will raise the level cap from 110 to 120, introduce the Kul Tiras and Zandalar continents, and introduce four allied races for both the Alliance and the Horde.

Pantone announces new purple hue in honor of Prince

The Pantone Color Institute has announced a new shade of purple in honor of Prince. The new hue has been dubbed Love Symbol #2, after the singer’s logo and custom-made Yamaha purple piano. Throughout Prince’s career, he became indelibly associated with the color, from his album and 1984 film, Purple Rain, to his wardrobe.

Obama shares his summer day & night playlist for the first time

The White House joined Spotify and their inaugural playlist was hand-picked by none other than President Obama. When asked to pick a few of his favorite songs for the summer, the President got serious. He grabbed a pen and paper and drafted up not one, but two separate summer playlists: One for the daytime, and one for the evening.

Sleeping Dogs is released

Sleeping Dogs is an action-adventure video game developed by United Front Games and published by Square Enix. Set in contemporary Hong Kong, the story follows Wei Shen, an undercover Hong Kong-American police officer on assignment to infiltrate the Sun On Yee Triad organization.

Hilary Duff marries Mike Comrie

Hilary Erhard Duff is an American actress, singer, songwriter, businesswoman, and author. Duff began dating Canadian NHL player Mike Comrie in 2007. Duff and Comrie announced their engagement in February 2010 and married in August in Santa Barbara, California.

Madden NFL 08 is released

Madden NFL 08 is an American football video game based on the NFL that was published by EA Sports and developed by EA Tiburon. It features the former Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young on the cover; San Diego Chargers defensive end Luis Castillo was the cover athlete for the Spanish-language version.

The first Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland is an electronic dance music festival held in Boom, Belgium. The first edition of the festival took place in 2005. Manu Beers, Michiel Beers and ID&T organized the festival. Performers included Push (M.I.K.E.), Erwin Tang Yew Hon, Armin van Buuren, Cor Fijneman, Yves Deruyter, Technoboy, Yoji Biomehanika and Coone.

James Blunt tops both the UK charts

Initially lingering in the lower regions of the UK Albums Chart in its first few months of release, it became a major international success after its third single, "You're Beautiful", was a huge hit worldwide in the Summer of 2005. Back to Bedlam was the highest-selling album of the year in the UK, with over 2.4 million copies sold.

Ronan Keating has the UK #1 single

"When You Say Nothing at All" is a country song written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz. It is among the best-known hit songs for three different performers: Keith Whitley, who took it to the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

Blur and Oasis are dropping their singles the same day

"Roll with It" received a great deal of attention when Food Records, the label of Britpop rivals Blur, moved the original release date of the single "Country House" to clash with it, sparking what came to be known as "The Battle of Britpop".

Freddie Mercury has his first solo UK #1 single

"Living on My Own" is a song by Freddie Mercury, originally included in his first solo album Mr. Bad Guy. It was released as a single, backed with "My Love Is Dangerous", in the United Kingdom where it peaked at number 50. The July 1985 release in the United States had "She Blows Hot & Cold" as its B-side.

The first feature film airs on the BBC

The Student of Prague is a German silent horror film. It is loosely based on "William Wilson", a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, the poem The December Night by Alfred de Musset, and Faust. The film was remade in 1926, under the same title The Student of Prague. It is generally deemed to be the first independent film in history.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1983

Mila Kunis

born 1966

Halle Berry

born 1962

Lady Bunny

born 1959

Magic Johnson