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Today in the World Countries

  • Asarnha Bucha Day is being celebrated in Thailand
  • Emancipation Day is being celebrated in Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Trinidad And Tobago, Turks And Caicos Islands
  • Full Moon Day of Waso is being celebrated in Myanmar
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Benin, Benin
  • Liberation Army Day is being celebrated in China
  • Nikini Full Moon Poya Day is being celebrated in Sri Lanka
  • Parents' Day is being celebrated in Dr Congo

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Preyen Moodley, Photographer, born in South Africa.

On this day in 2022

  • First grain ship leaves Ukrainian port of Odesa, in UN brokered deal, breaking months long Russian blockade, to help alleviate global shortage.
  • Hans Weilbächer, German soccer midfielder (1 cap West Germany; Eintracht Frankfurt e.V 241 games), who died at 88.

On this day in 2021

  • Italian Gianmarco Tamberi and Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar avoid a jump-off by agreeing to share the long jump gold medal after tying on 2.37m at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
  • Marcell Jacobs becomes first Italian athlete to win the coveted 100m in 9.80 at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • 394 migrants rescued from a stricken vessel by humanitarian NGO ships in Tunisian waters.
  • Myanmar's military ruler Min Aung Hlaing names himself Prime Minister, pledges to hold elections by 2023.
  • American swimmer Caeleb Dressel wins his 5th gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in 50m freestyle and 4x100m medley relay.
  • American swimmer Robert Finke wins men's 1,500m gold in 14:39.65 at the Tokyo Olympics, completing long distance double 800/1,500m.
  • American virologist Dr. Anthony Fauci says "things are going to get worse" as US COVID-19 pandemic cases double in 10 days due to surge of Delta variant.
  • Australian swimmer Emma McKeon claims gold in 50m freestyle and 4x100m medley relay for total 7 medals at Tokyo Olympics; equals record set by Russian gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya in 1952.
  • Canada marks its first Emancipation Day (date slavery abolished in the British Empire in 1834).
  • Chinese diver Shi Tingmao completes women's 3m springboard/synchronized 3m springboard double at the Tokyo Olympics for second consecutive Games.
  • The US passes the 35 million mark in COVID-19 pandemic cases with California becoming first state to record 4 million cases.
  • Venezuelan triple jumper Yulimar Rojas records a WR 15.67m to claim the women's gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • David A. Gall, Canadian thoroughbred Hall of Fame jockey (US Champion Jockey by wins 1979,81; first to ride 8 winners on single US race card), who died at 79.
  • Edai, Rapper.
  • Ian Thomson, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests,9 wickets; Sussex), who died at 92.

On this day in 2020

  • Egypt tells Elon Musk its pyramids were not built by aliens, after Musk tweets in support of a conspiracy theory that they did.
  • American country singer Luke Combs at the age of 30 weds Nicole Hocking at the age of 28 at home in Florida.
  • Rickey Dixon, American College Football Hall of Fame cornerback (Jim Thorpe Award 1987; Oklahoma Sooners; Cincinnati Bengals, LA Raiders), who died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 53.
  • Rodney H. Pardey, American poker player (2 x World Series of Poker C'ships; World Series of Poker Bracelets 1991,94), who died of stroke complications at 75.
  • Stan Mellor MBE, English National Hunt jockey and trainer (first jumps jockey to ride 1,000 winners; Champion Jockey 1960-62), who died at 83.
  • Vitold Kreyer, Russian athlete (Olympic bronze, triple jump 1956,60) and coach (Soviet athletics team 1967–80; head Russian team 2000 Olympics), who died at 87.
  • Wilford Brimley, American actor Our House, Cocoon), who died at 85.

On this day in 2019

  • Protesting Kenyan cancer survivors in Nairobi urge their government to declare a "nation disaster'in a country with only 35 oncologists for 40 million people.
  • Kelly Craft confirmed by US Senate as US ambassador to the UN.
  • [Donn Alan] DA Pennebaker, American documentary filmmaker (Don't Look Back), who died at 94.

On this day in 2018

  • Swedish crown jewels stolen in heist from Strängnäs Cathedral, Stockholm.
  • Australian Rugby League's 'Immortals'tally moves to 13 as pre-War stars Dally Messenger, Frank Burge & Dave Brown along with latter day giants Norm Provan & Mal Meninga are added.
  • Rick Genest, Tattoo Artist.
  • Larry Richardson, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2017

  • Christopher A. Wray confirmed at F.B.I. Director by US Senate.
  • Bomb blast at Jawadia Shia mosque in Herat, Afghanistan kills about 30.
  • Two Venezuelan opposition leaders, Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma re-arrested, revoking their house arrest.
  • Bud Moore, Race Car Driver.
  • Goldy McJohn, Canadian musician (Steppenwolf), who died at 72.
  • Goldy McJohn, [John Goadsby] Canadian rock organist (Steppenwolf - "Born To Be Wild" ; "Magic Carpet Ride"), who died at 72.

On this day in 2016

  • Anthrax outbreak in Yamalo-Nenets, Siberia kills one and infects 8 others, also kills 2,300 reindeer, global warming blamed.
  • Franciszek Macharski, Polish Cardinal, Archbishop of Krakow (1978-2005), who died at 87.
  • Queen Anne of Romania [Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma], wife of Michael I King of Romania, who died at 92.

On this day in 2015

  • Actor Declan Donnelly weds Ali Astall at St Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Elswick, Tyne and Wear.
  • Anatoly Kremer, Russian composer and conductor (Eksperiment), who died at 82.

On this day in 2014

  • Indiana Pacers NBA super-star Paul George suffers a gruesome compound fracture of his lower right leg in a Team USA scrimmage.
  • USA and UN announce a 72 hour ceasefire between Israel and Palestine, though it quickly breaks down.

On this day in 2013

  • Robert Mugabe continues to maintain power after winning 142 out of 210 seats in the Zimbabwean election.
  • Dick Kazmaier, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1951; Unanimous All-American 1951; Princeton), who died from heart and lung disease at 82.




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