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Today in the World Countries

  • Eid-al-Fitr Holiday is being celebrated in Yemen
  • First Day of Summer is being celebrated in Iceland

Today in Astrology

  • People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Rick Jackett, Guitarist, born in Burlington, Canada.
  • Yaya Hand Luggage Only, Blogger, born in Lagos, Nigeria.

On this day in 2022

  • Online streaming service Netflix suffers its first subscriber loss in a decade, losing 200,000 customers Jan-Mar.
  • Guitar Shorty [David William Kearney], American blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter (You Don't Treat Me Right), who died at 87.

On this day in 2021

  • President of Chad for three decades, Idriss Déby reported to have been killed on a battlefield fighting rebels near the capital of Ndjamena.
  • All six EPL clubs withdraw from the controversial European Super League just 3 days after it was announced - Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham.
  • Former police officer Derek Chauvin convicted of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, in a case that prompted huge nationwide racial justice protests.
  • Record number of new COVID-19 pandemic cases reported (5.24 million) in one week around the world according to WHO, with a third in India.
  • Tempest Storm, Movie Actress.
  • Atli Heimir Sveinsson, Icelandic composer (Time and Water), who died at 80.
  • Idriss Déby, Chadian politician and military officer (President of Chad,1990–2021), who died of injuries inflicted on a battlefield at 68.
  • Leslie McKeown, Scottish pop vocalist (Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"), who died at 65.
  • Les Mckeown, Pop Singer.

On this day in 2020

  • Price of US oil turns negative for the 1st time in history - West Texas Intermediate, the benchmark for US oil, falls as low as minus $37.63 a barrel as worldwide demand falls.
  • The last three cruise ships still afloat amid Covid pandemic, finally dock at the ports of Marseille, France; Barcelona, Spain; and Los Angeles California.
  • The last three cruise ships still afloat around the world dock finally dock at the ports of Marseille, Barcelona and Los Angeles.
  • Three US states, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina the 1st to announce end to some COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
  • Tom Lester, American actor (Green Acres - Eb), who died at 81 from complications related to Parkinson’s disease.
  • Tom Lester, American television actor (Green Acres - "Eb"), who died at 81 from complications related to Parkinson’s disease.
  • Mike Curtis, American NFL linebacker (Super Bowl 1971; Pro Bowl 1968,70,71,74; First-team All-Pro 1968,69; Baltimore Colts), who died at 77.

On this day in 2018

  • Mexican court bars sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll.
  • Arsène Wenger announces he will leave London EPL club Arsenal after 22 years as manager.
  • Actress Allison Mack arrested on charges of sex trafficking in relation to sex cult NXIVM in New York.
  • Commonwealth countries decide Prince Charles will succeed Queen Elizabeth as the next head of the Commonwealth.
  • Commonwealth countries decide Prince Charles will suceed Queen Elizabeth as the next head of the Commonwealth.
  • Avicii, DJ.
  • Avicii [Tim Bergling], Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer (Levels, Wake Me Up, Sunshine), commits suicide at 28.
  • Avicii [Tim Bergling], Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer (" Levels" ; "Wake Me Up" ; "Sunshine"), commits suicide at 28.
  • Allan B. Swift, American broadcast journalist and politician (US Representative for Washington (D),1979-95), who died at 82.

On this day in 2017

  • Terrorist attack on police van on Champs Élysées, Paris 1 police officer killed,2 injured.
  • Cuba Gooding, Sr., American pop and soul singer (The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays the Fool"), who died at 72.
  • Cuba Gooding Sr., American singer (Everybody Plays the Fool), who died at 72.

On this day in 2016

  • Chyna [Joanie Laurer], American professional wrestler and reality TV star, who died at 46.
  • Chyna, Wrestler.
  • Guy Hamilton, British director (Goldfinger), who died at 93.
  • Victoria Wood, British comedian and actress, who died of cancer at 62.

On this day in 2015

  • 119th Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia wins men's race in 2:09:17; Caroline Rotich of Kenya women's champion in 2:24:55.
  • Pulitzer Prize awarded to Anthony Doerr's for his novel "All the Light We Cannot See" and to Elizabeth Kolbert for "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History".
  • Bob St. Clair "The Geek", American football player, who died at 84.
  • Aharon Lichtenstein, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, who died at 81.
  • Sir Raymond Carr, English historian and warden (St Antony's College Oxford), who died at 96.

On this day in 2014

  • Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American boxer (famous murder conviction overturned after 19 years imprisonment), who died of prostate cancer at 76.

On this day in 2013

  • 5 snowboarders are killed by an avalanche in Loveland Pass, Colorado.
  • Giorgio Napolitano is re-elected President of Italy.
  • 193 people are killed and 11,826 are injured after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes Lushan County, China.
  • " Hart of Dixie" actor Scott Porter at the age of 33 weds casting director Kelsey Mayfield in Austin, Texas.
  • " Hart of Dixie" actor Scott Porter at the age of 33 weds Kelsey Mayfield in Austin, Texas.
  • Nosher Powell, English actor and boxer, who died at 84.
  • Howard Phillips, American politician, who died from dementia and Alzheimer's disease at 72.
  • Huang Wenyong, Movie Actor.
  • Struther Arnott, Scottish molecular biologist and chemist (cancer research), who died at 78.




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