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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 Frances Cleveland (pictured) was the first United States first lady to have dedicated journalists write about her activities?
- ... that the Stanhope Demonstrator was the first machine to solve problems in logic?
- ... that in 1993, Indonesia's home affairs minister Yogie Suardi Memet used thugs to disrupt the opposition Indonesian Democratic Party's national congress?
- ... that Colonel Mohamed Hashi Lihle's speech after freeing more than 700 prisoners from Mandera Prison first popularized the Somali National Movement in Somaliland?
- ... that American football fullback Harry Bolick was described as being a more effective blocker than an iron fence?
- ... that Bayfront MRT station in Singapore has public art that features ships powered by whales and dragons, hand-drawn by children?
- ... that the "updown" singer piri funded her music career by setting up an OnlyFans account?
- ... that An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx's Capital was considered unusual for introducing the three volumes of Karl Marx's Capital?
In the news
- At least 25 people are killed in a tornado outbreak in Mississippi and Alabama, United States.
- 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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