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Tell All Your Friends is the debut studio album by American rock band Taking Back Sunday, released on March 26, 2002, through Victory Records. Forming in 1999, the group underwent several line-up changes before settling on vocalist Adam Lazzara, guitarist and vocalist John Nolan (pictured), guitarist Eddie Reyes, bassist Shaun Cooper, and drummer Mark O'Connell. They recorded the album with producer Sal Villanueva at Big Blue Meenie Recording Studio in New Jersey. After the release, they promoted it with various tours of the US alongside Brand New and the Used. Nolan and Cooper then left the group in 2003 and were replaced by Fred Mascherino and Matt Rubano, respectively. Soon afterwards, they went on a co-headlining tour with Saves the Day to close out the year. The album is the longest-running release of Victory Records on the US Billboard magazine's Heatseekers and Independent Albums charts at 68 and 78 weeks, respectively. Certified gold in the US, it has sold a million copies worldwide. (Full article...)
Did you know ...
- ... that the 1st Armoured Division of the British Army chose a white rhinoceros on a black oval as their insignia (pictured)?
- ... that Bertha McNeill challenged policies of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom that excluded Black women from full membership in the organization?
- ... that the concert series Regine at the Theater was conceived two years earlier but was delayed after singer Regine Velasquez suffered acid reflux?
- ... that Hodges Figgis, a bookseller in Dublin, celebrated its 250th year with the largest ever anthology of new Irish writing, with 250 contributors?
- ... that two American officers bribed Japanese troops with their watches to have Dutch medical officer Henri Hekking allocated to their prisoner of war camp?
- ... that at least 14 people were killed during the 1978 Tabriz protests in Iran, which were meant to commemorate the dead in the 1978 Qom protest?
- ... that the Unitized Group Ration – Express is designed to heat food itself without the need of a field kitchen?
- ... that on his death, medical historian Edgar Underwood was described by The Times as one of the last of a dying race, the "canny Scot"?
In the news
- The World Baseball Classic concludes with Japan defeating the United States for the championship (MVP Shohei Ohtani pictured).
- An earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan kills at least 30 people and injures more than 380 others.
- Swiss bank UBS announces its intention to acquire its competitor Credit Suisse in a government-brokered deal.
- The International Criminal Court issues arrest warrants for Russian president Vladimir Putin and Russian official Maria Lvova-Belova for the abduction of children from Ukraine.
On this day
- 1484 – William Caxton (pictured) printed the first English translation of Aesop's Fables.
- 1873 – A Dutch military expedition was launched to bombard Banda Aceh, the capital of the Aceh Sultanate in present-day Indonesia, beginning the Aceh War.
- 1896 – An explosion at the Brunner Mine in New Zealand killed 65 coal miners in the country's deadliest mining accident.
- 1917 – First World War: Attempting to advance into Palestine, the British were defeated by Ottoman troops at the First Battle of Gaza.
- 1953 – Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children.
- Jacob van Eyck (d. 1657)
- James Hutton (d. 1797)
- Guido Stampacchia (b. 1922)
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Somapura Mahavihara is a Buddhist vihara (monastery) at Paharpur in Badalgachhi, Bangladesh. Built during the reign of the second Pala king Dharmapala (circa 781 to 821), it was one of five great Mahaviharas of the period. It is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the country and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. This aerial photograph, depicting the structure of the central shrine of Somapura Mahavihara, was taken in 2021.
Photograph credit: Md. Ahsanul Haque Nayem
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