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Today in the World Countries

  • International Youth Day is being celebrated in International
  • The Queen's Birthday is being celebrated in Thailand

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Daniel Klossek, Bassist, born in Germany.
  • Luli Amaya, TikTok Star, born in Guatemala.

On this day in 2022

  • British author Salman Rushdie attacked and repeatedly stabbed on stage prior to giving a lecture at Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York.
  • José Luis Pérez-Payá, Spanish soccer forward (2 caps; Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid), who died at 94.
  • Teddy Ray, Comedian.
  • Wolfgang Petersen, Director.

On this day in 2021

  • US Census reveal country grown more diverse, growth in Hispanic (+23%) and Asian (+36%) populations,1st ever decline in white population (-2.6%).
  • US FDA authorises a third booster COVID-19 pandemic vaccine booster shot for people with weak immune systems.
  • 195 million Americans across 34 states under heat advisory warnings from Pacific Northwest to the Northeast as summer of intense heat continues in Northern Hemisphere.
  • Phoenix is the US's fastest-growing city (+11.2%), overtaking Philadelphia to be nations's fifth largest at 1.6 million according to US Census.
  • British rapper Nines admitted to a charge relating to a plot to import 28 kilograms of cannabis from Spain and Poland, and admitted a further charge of money laundering related to a £98,000 debt and the street value of the cannabis. He was remanded in custody. He was later sentenced to 28 months in HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs. He had served 18 months previously for possession of the same drug with intent to supply..
  • Britney Spear's father says he will step down as her conservator after the singer called his conservatorship abusive, amid a #FreeBritney campaign.
  • Bennu Asteroid, size of the Empire State Building, now has 1-in-1,750 chance of hitting Earth in 2182, according to data from NASA's OSIRIS-REX spacecraft.
  • Emilio Flores Márquez, Supercentenarian.
  • Dominic Denucci, Wrestler.
  • Roger Harring, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Uni of Wisconsin–La Crosse 1969–99, record 261–75–7), who died at 88.

On this day in 2020

  • UK posts its worst quarterly economic slump on record, -20.4% (Apr-Jun), pushing it into the largest recession worldwide.
  • Yemen authorities say at least 172 people died in floods caused by torrential rains, which have also destroyed historic buildings in Sanaa, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • Europe fights a new COVID-19 pandemic surge with Germany, France and Spain posting their largest daily infection totals for three months.
  • Bill Yeoman, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (University of Houston 1962-86; record 160–108–8), who died from kidney failure and pneumonia at 92.
  • Don Edmunds, American auto racer and car builder (National Sprint Car HOF; built Evel Knievel's Snake River Canyon Sky cycle), who died at 89.
  • Don Edmunds, Race Car Driver.
  • Marvin Creamer, American mariner,1st recorded person to sail around the world without navigational instruments, who died at 104.
  • Melvin F. Stute, American thoroughbred racehorse trainer (Preakness Stakes 1986, Breeders'Cup Juvenile Fillies 1986, Breeders'Cup Sprint 1987), who died at 93.
  • Howard Mudd, American football OL (Pro Bowl 1966–68; All-Pro 1967-68; SF 49ers, Chicago Bears) and coach (Super Bowl 2006; OL Indianapolis Colts), who died after a motorcycle accident at 78.
  • Pavol Biroš, Slovak soccer defender (9 caps, Czechoslovakia; Slavia Prague), who died from heart disease at 67.

On this day in 2019

  • Scientists say they are closer to an effective treatment for Ebola after new drug trial has 90% success rate in Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Conservative Alejandro Giammattei elected president of Guatemala.
  • Hong Kong International Airport cancels all departures as thousands of anti-government protesters occupy the terminals.
  • Baltimore Orioles concede 7 home runs in doubleheader defeats against NY Yankees to break the American League single season HRs allowed record with 248 and counting.
  • Beginning of the 'glitter revolution'in Mexico City when security chief showered with pink glitter in protest of violence against women after teenager raped by police.

On this day in 2018

  • Mali's Presidential run-off election held, eventually won by current President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita with opposition disputing outcome.
  • 100th PGA Championship Men's Golf, Bellerive CC: Brooks Koepka becomes only the 5th player to win 2 major titles in a calendar year (US Open 2018) when he beats Tiger Woods by 2 strokes.
  • US man steals a plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, flies for an hour chased by military jets before crashing on Ketron Island.
  • More than 200 Afghan soldiers reported killed after 3 days of attacks by taliban insurgents over multiple fronts including Ghazni city.
  • NASA launches the Parker Space Probe, its first mission to the Sun and its outermost atmosphere, the corona.

On this day in 2017

  • " Unite the Right" march in Charlottesville, Virginia turns violent when car rams protesters killing 1, injuring 19.
  • Usain Bolt injures himself in his very last race - mens 4x100m relay, Jamaica misses gold at world championships.
  • Usain Bolt injures himself in his very last race, the men's 4x100m relay, Jamaica misses gold at world championships.
  • US President Donald Trump at a press conference at Trump Tower says “there is blame on both sides” about Charlottesville violence, provoking widespread condemnation.
  • US President Donald Trump at a press conference at Trump Tower says “there is blame on both sides” in reference to violence in Charlottesville, provoking widespread condemnation.
  • Gary Tootle, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2016

  • Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú wins her 4th medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics finishing 2nd in the women's 200m backstroke; gold to American Maya DiRado in 2:05:99.
  • Italian jockey Frankie Dettori aboard Predilection rides his 3,000th British winner at Newmarket.
  • Joseph Schooling of Singapore sets Olympic record 50.39 to win men's 100m butterfly gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; rare 3-way tie for silver at 51.14, Michael Phelps (USA), Chad le Clos (South Africa) & László Cseh (Hungary).
  • American star swimmer Katie Ledecky sets world record 8:04.79 to dominate the women's 800m field at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; medal tally of 4 gold,1 silver make her most decorated US female athlete at one Olympics.
  • Cannes becomes first French resort to ban the burkini.
  • Singer-songwriter Ray J at the age of 35 weds Princess Love at the Vibiana in Los Angeles.

On this day in 2015

  • US Postal Service issues a second postage stamp featuring rock singer Elvis Presley, as part of its Music Icon series; design is a black & white photograph taken by William Speer in 1955.
  • China cuts its currency the yuan for the 2nd day in a row to boast exports.
  • A second postage stamp was issued in the US bearing the image of Elvis Presley (the first was introduced in 1993). This one featured a black and white photograph by William Speer of Elvis in 1955 and was part of the Music Icon series that began in 2013..
  • Former US President Jimmy Carter reveals that he has cancer.
  • Large series of explosions in Tianjin, China leave at least 50 dead and 700 injured in an industrial accident.
  • In London archaeologists discover a mass grave of 30 bodies from the 1665 plague.
  • John Scott, English organist and choirmaster, who died at 59.
  • Per Hjort Albertsen, Norwegian organist, composer, and educator, who died at 96.

On this day in 2014

  • World Health Organization (WHO) gives its 'cautious blessing'to the use of experimental drugs to treat the Ebola virus.
  • Ebola outbreak death toll exceeds 1000.
  • Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), who died of a stroke at 89.

On this day in 2013

  • James "Whitey" Bulger, American organized crime boss is found guilty on 31 of 32 racketeering and firearms counts, and is found to have been involved in 11 murders.
  • Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta is elected President of Mali.
  • Whitey Bulger, American organized crime boss is found guilty on 31 of 32 racketeering and firearms counts, and is found to have been involved in 11 murders.
  • Whitey Bulger is found guilty on 31 of 32 counts, and is found to have been involved in 11 murders.
  • 8 people are killed and 25 are injured in a suicide bomb attack in Balad, Iraq.
  • 30 people are killed by gunmen in northeast Nigeria.
  • Jett Riviera Hayler, Family Member, born in France.
  • Prince Friso, Prince.




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