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Today in the World Countries
- Abolition Day is being celebrated in Mayotte
- Freedom Day is being celebrated in South Africa
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Togo
- King's Birthday is being celebrated in Curacao, Netherlands, Sint Maarten
- Resistance Day is being celebrated in Slovenia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- Italian women footballers finally turn professional after Italian Football Federation changes status of top division (takes effect 1 July) and ends capped amateur salaries.
- SpaceX, launches its Crew Dragon capsule with four astronauts, including Jessica Watkins - becomes 1st black woman to serve extended mission on International Space Station.
- Judy Henske, American folk singer (High Flying Bird), who died at 85.
On this day in 2021
- Australian singer-songwriter Anita Lane died age 61. She was briefly a member of the Bad Seeds with Nick Cave and Mick Harvey. Lane released two solo albums, Dirty Pearl (1993) and Sex O'Clock (2001)..
- Brazil's Senate orders an official inquiry into President Jair Bonsonaro'and government official's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Pfizer announces it is working on a new antiviral therapy to treat COVID-19 pandemic at its onset and prevent hospitalization.
On this day in 2020
- US Defense Department declassifies and releases videos of unidentified "aerial phenomena" from 2004 and 2015.
- American R&B, rock and roll and jazz singer and songwriter Young Jessie died age 83. He recorded as Young Jessie in the 1950s and 1960s, and was known for his solo career, work with The Flairs and a brief stint in The Coasters. He later performed and recorded jazz as Obie Jessie..
- Global confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic pass 3 million with the death toll at 205,000. US has 1/3 of all new cases..
- Guitarist Scott Taylor died at the age of 58 from a brain tumour. He was a member of the English rock band Then Jerico. 'Big Area' achieved their greatest chart success, peaking at number 13 in the UK Singles Chart in 1988..
- Ashley Ross, Reality Star.
- Eavan Boland, Poet.
- Robert Herbin, French soccer defender (23 caps; Saint-Étienne) and manager (Saint-Étienne, Lyon, Strasbourg), who died at 81.
- Lynn Harrell, American cellist, who died at 76.
- Lynn Harrell, American classical cellist, educator, and Grammy Award-winner, who died of a stroke at 76.
- Marty Smith, American motocross racer (AMA 125cc 1974,75; AMA 500cc 1977), who died in a dune buggy accident at 63.
- Nur Yerlitas, Fashion Designer.
On this day in 2019
- Shooter opens fire in a synagogue in Poway, California, killing one and injuring three.
- Pope Francis donates $500,000 for migrants stranded in Mexico trying to reach the US.
On this day in 2018
- Historic Korean summit, the North's Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in of South Korea agree to officially end Korean war and rid peninsula of nuclear weapons.
- Mass protests across Spain after 5 men convicted of sexual abuse but not rape of teenage girl during Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona.
- More than 40 Tuareg killed over two days by suspected jihadists in Menaka region, Mali.
- German leader Angela Merkel has a 1-day trip to Washington, DC, meeting US President Donald Trump.
- German leader Angela Merkel has a 1-day trip to Washington meeting US President Donald Trump.
- Swedish band ABBA announce they have recorded new songs for the first time since 1982.
- Paul Junger Witt, American TV and film producer (Brian's Song; Soap; The Golden Girls; Dead Poets Society), who died of cancer at 77.
On this day in 2017
- NFL Draft: Texas A& M defensive end Myles Garrett first pick by Cleveland Browns.
- Charlotte Ann Tucker, TV Actress, born in United States.
- Julius Youngner, American virologist, helped develop Salk polio vaccine, who died at 96.
- Joe Leonard, Race Car Driver.
- Vinod Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor (Mera Gaon Mera Desh), who died at 70.
On this day in 2015
- Suzanne Crough, American child actress (The Partridge Family), who died at 52.
- Gene Fullmer, American boxer (world middleweight champion), who died at 83.
On this day in 2014
- Ariana Grande's first single from her album, "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea, is released.
- Ariana Grande's first single from her second debut album, "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea, is released.
- " Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" late-night talk and news show fronted by John Oliver premieres on HBO.
- Harry Firth, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2013
- A blue plaque was unveiled at Swansea railway station, Wales, honouring Peter Ham who co-wrote 'Without You', a hit for both Harry Nilsson and Mariah Carey. Ham who was a member of Badfinger were signed to The Beatles Apple Records label, (and enjoyed their biggest hit in 1970 with a Paul McCartney penned, 'Come And Get It'. Ham took his own life in 1975 at the age of 27..
- 10 people are killed and 25 are injured after a bomb attack in Karachi, Pakistan.
- NBA great Michael Jordan at the age of 50 weds 2nd wife model Yvette Prieto at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida.