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Today in the World Countries

  • Constitution Day is being celebrated in Anguilla
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Chad
  • Mountain Day is being celebrated in Japan

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

On this day in 2022

  • David Bowie was named Britain's most influential artist of the past 50 years in the Sky Arts list for his ability to transcend music, film and fashion. Other musicians in the list included the Spice Girls, Sir Elton John, Stormzy and Boy George..
  • " Monster" wildfire south-east of Bordeaux fought by 1,000 firefighters has burnt through 7,400 hectares (18,286 acres) part of France's driest summer since 1961.
  • Scottish singer-songwriter and actor Darius Danesh was found unresponsive in his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota, and he was pronounced dead later that day. He came to prominence after appearing in the first series of UK TV's Popstars contestant in 2001, famous for his rendition of Britney Spears 'Baby One More Time'. Darius scored the 2002 UK No.1 single 'Colourblind' and later performed the role of Billy Flynn in London's West End production of Chicago and played the lead role of Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls..
  • US Attorney General Merrick Garland says he personally approved FBI search of Trump's property, on same day Washington Post source says FBI search was for missing documents on nuclear weapons.
  • Jon Hill, Drummer.
  • Bill Pitman, American touring and session jazz and rock guitarist (Peggy Lee; The Wrecking Crew, "Be My Baby"), and ukulele player (" Raindrops Keep Fallin'On My Head"), who died from complications after a fall at 102.

On this day in 2021

  • American guitarist, Roy Gaines died a day before his 84th birthday. He was a backing musician in sessions with the Everly Brothers, the Supremes, Bobby Darin, Stevie Wonder, and Gladys Knight. Gaines co-wrote the song ‘No Use Crying’, which was recorded by both George Jones and Ray Charles..
  • Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi is confirms signing a rich 2-year contract with French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain after leaving FC Barcelona.
  • Sicily records highest-ever temperature in Europe of 48.8 degrees Celsius (119.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in city of Siracusa (unverified).
  • Torrential rains cause flash flooding in Turkey's northwestern provinces of Kastamonu, Sinop and Barti, killing at least 77 with more missing.
  • Dick Huddart, English rugby league second rower (16 Tests Great Britain; St. Helens, St. George), who died at 85.

On this day in 2020

  • Belarus's opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya flees the country amid protests over the country's election results that returned President Alexander Lukashenko to power.
  • Belarus's opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya flees the country amid large-scale protests over the country's disputed election results that returned Dictator Alexander Lukashenko to power.
  • President Vladimir Putin in a propaganda stunt announces Russia has become the 1st country to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 pandemic vaccine, called “Sputnik V", despite no scientific data being published or phase 3 trials having even begun.
  • US Democratic candidate for President Joe Biden announces California Senator Kemala Harris is his running mate, the 1st woman of color selected by a major party.
  • Trinidad "Trini" Lopez, American singer and guitarist (" If I Had A Hammer" ; "Lemon Tree"), and actor (The Dirty Dozen) dies of COVID-19 pandemic at 83.
  • Trini Lopez [Trinidad Lopez], Mexican American singer and guitarist (If I Had a Hammer), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 83.
  • Sumner Redstone, American media mogul (ViacomCBS), who died at 97.
  • Gordon J. Brand, English golfer (British Open 1986 runner-up), who died at 65.

On this day in 2019

  • Argentine President Mauricio Macri suffers defeat in preliminary election to Alberto Fernández, prompting 20% fall in the value of the peso.
  • American singer Miley Cyrus at the age of 26 and Australian actor Liam Hemsworth at the age of 28 announce their separation and intention to divorce, after 8 months of marriage.
  • Singer Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth announce their separation and intention to divorce.
  • Singer Miley Cyrus at the age of 26 and actor Liam Hemsworth at the age of 28 announce their separation and intention to divorce, after 8 months of marriage.
  • Walter Martínez, Soccer Player.

On this day in 2018

  • Vs Naipaul, Novelist.
  • V. S. Naipaul, Trinidadian-British writer (Middle Passage), who died at 85.

On this day in 2017

  • Chinese crime writer Liu Yongbiao after announcing novel called "Beautiful Writer who Killed", arrested for murders of four people nearly 22 years ago.
  • Fipronil contaminated eggs now affecting fifteen EU countries, Hong Kong and Switzerland according to European Commission.
  • Yisrael Kristal, Supercentenarian.

On this day in 2016

  • Fiji wins inaugural men's rugby sevens gold medal with a comfortable 43-7 rout of Great Britain at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
  • American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins men's 200m individual medley in 1:54.66 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; 3rd athlete and 1st swimmer to win 4 consecutive Olympic gold medals in one event.
  • American Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak of Canada dead heat for the gold medal in coveted 100m freestyle at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; tie in Olympic record 52.70; Sarah Sjöström (Sweden) takes bronze; her 3rd medal of the Games.
  • A Greenland shark declared oldest vertebrate animal in the world at 392 years by international team of scientists.
  • Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani Cricket Batsman (55 Tests; longest Test innings in history at 16 hours,337 v WI 1958; 12 x 100), who died at 81.
  • Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer known as the "Little Master" (1952-69) who played the longest test innings in history at 16 hours, who died at 81.
  • Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer "Little Master" (1952-69), played the longest test innings - 16 hours, who died at 81.
  • Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Religious Leader.

On this day in 2015

  • greek debt crisis: European Commission announces a bailout with Greece and its creditors has been agreed "in principle".
  • Largest ever outbreak of Legionnaires'disease in New York - 12 dead, with over 100 cases in the South Bronx.
  • Japan's Sendai Nuclear Power Plant restarts the first nuclear reactor since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
  • Spain's top matador Francisco “Paquirri” Rivera Ordóñez is gored and injured by a bull in Huesca.
  • Spain's top matador Francisco Rivera Ordóñez Jr. is gored and injured by a bull in Huesca.
  • Lincoln Miller, YouTube Star, born in China.
  • Nour El-Sherif, Movie Actor.
  • Serge Collot, French violist (Paris Opera,1957-86; Le Trio à Cordes Français,1960-92), and music educator (Conservatoire de Paris,1969-89), who died at 91.

On this day in 2014

  • 5 Seconds of Summer were at No.1 on the US album chart with their debut studio album. The Australian rock band achieved the biggest first-week sales for a debut album by a group since Daughtry's self-titled album in 2006. 5 Seconds of Summer were also the first Australian act to achieve a US No.1 album with their debut album..
  • Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting), commits suicide by hanging himself at 63.
  • Robin Williams, Movie Actor.
  • Pierre Ryckmans, Novelist.

On this day in 2013

  • 2 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus crash in the Alps of southern France.
  • 2 people are killed and 30 are injured after a coach crash in southern France.
  • 22 people are killed by flash floods in Kabul, Pakistan.
  • PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oak Hill CC: Jason Dufner wins first major title by 2 shots from fellow American Jim Furyk.
  • Usain Bolt of Jamaica records best time of the year (9.77s) to edge out American Justin Gatlin and win 100m at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow, Russia.
  • Lamberto Puggelli, Italian stage and opera director (Spoleto Festival), who died at 75.

On this day in 3114BC

  • The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Mayans, begins.

On this day in 2492BC

  • Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation..




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