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Today in the World Countries
- Carnival Monday is being celebrated in Grenada
- Father's Day Holiday is being celebrated in Samoa
- Heroes' Day is being celebrated in Zimbabwe
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Pakistan
- Oued Ed-Dahab Day is being celebrated in Morocco
- World Lizard Day is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2126
- Comet Swift-Tuttle approaches close to Earth.
- Komsay, Pop Singer, born in Iraq.
On this day in 2022
- Fire at Abu Sefein Church in Giza, Egypt, results in 41 deaths.
- Arne Legernes, Norwegian soccer midfielder (41 caps; Molde FC, Larvik Turn), who died at 91.
- Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Business Executive.
On this day in 2021
- Spain records its highest ever temperature of 47.2C (117F) in Montoro, Córdoba.
- 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes south-west Haiti near city of Les Cayes, killing at least 2,200 people, injuring many more and destroying 52,000 homes.
- Calder Fire, near Lake Tahoe, begins in California, goes on to destroy 1000 structures and over 218,000 acres.
- Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Tyler Gilbert throws a no-hitter in his MLB debut, defeating San Diego Padres,7-0 in Phoenix; record equalling 8th no-hitter of the season.
- It rains for the first time at Greenland ice sheets'highest point, at Summit Station research facility, above freezing conditions create some melting for 337,000 square miles of ice.
- Igor Oistrakh, Soviet-Russian concert violinist (Wieniawski Competition,1952), and educator (Moscow Conservatory, Brussels Royal Conservatory), who died at 90.
- Nathalie Maillet, Race Car Driver.
- R. Murray Schafer, Canadian composer (Patria), music educator, and environmentalist, who died of complications Alzheimer's disease at 88.
On this day in 2020
- Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda breaks Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele’s 16-year-old 5,000m world record with a run of 12:35.36 at the Diamond League meet in Monaco.
- English hard rock and heavy metal bass player Pete Way died age 69 following life-threatening injuries he had sustained in an accident two months earlier. He was bassist for UFO and was also a founding member of Waysted and Fastway and notably played with Michael Schenker Group and Ozzy Osbourne..
- Herb Orvis, American College Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (University of Colorado; NFL: Detroit Lions, Baltimore Colts), who died at 73.
- James R. Thompson, American politician, Governor of Illinois (1977-91), who died at 84.
- James R. Thompson, American politician, (longest serving Governor of Illinois,1977-91), who died at 84.
- Angela Buxton, English tennis player (French C'ships, Wimbledon women's doubles 1956 [with Althea Gibson]), who died at 85.
- Julian Bream, English classical guitarist and lutenist, who died at 87.
- Shwikar, Movie Actress.
- Thomas Forsyth, Scottish soccer defender (22 caps; Motherwell, Rangers), who died at 71.
On this day in 2019
- " It is raining plastic, "survey published, plastic found in 90% of rain samples taken in Colorado by the US Department of the Interior and US Geological Survey.
- " The 1619 Project" produced by Nikole Hannah-Jones, to examine legacy of slavery in America, launched in "The New York Times Magazine".
- Pakistan PM Imran Khan strongly criticizes India for revoking Kashmir's special status and putting it under lockdown in address in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir.
- American rapper ASAP Rocky found guilty of assault in Stockholm and given a suspended sentence.
- Iowa congressman Steve King says without rape and incest "“Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?" in video for "The Des Moines Register".
- French woman Stephanie Frappart is the first woman to referee a major match in a European men's tournament - UEFA Super Cup Chelsea vs Liverpool in Istanbul.
- Ivo Malec, Croat-French composer (Miniatures pour Lewis Carroll; Lumina), who died at 94.
- Reg Scarlett, West Indian cricket off-spinner (3 Tests 1960), who died at 84.
On this day in 2018
- Pennsylvania grand jury alleges 300 "predator priests" abused over 1000 children over 30 years and Catholic leaders covered it, up after 2-year investigation.
- 2.3 million estimated Venezuelans have left crisis-hit Venezuela since 2015 according to the UN.
- Jill Janus died by suicide age 42. She was the lead singer of American heavy metal bands Huntress, The Starbreakers and Chelsea Girls..
- Italy's Morandi Bridge collapses in Genoa, taking 30 vehicles with it and killing 43.
- Jill Janus, Metal Singer.
- Jill Janus, American heavy metal singer (Huntress), commits suicide at 43.
- Jill Janus, American singer (Huntress), commits suicide at 43.
On this day in 2017
- Cholera has now infected more than 500,000 people in Yemen and killed over 2,000 according to the World Health Organisation.
- Cholera has now infected more than 500,000 people in Yemen and killed over 2,000 according to the World Health Organization.
- Parliamentary citizenship scandal deepens in Australia after Barnaby Joyce, Deputy PM revealed to be a New Zealand citizen.
- Mudslide and flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone kills over 500 with 600 missing.
- US President Donald Trump condemns racist violence at the White House after criticism of his earlier response to Charlottesville violence.
- Frank Broyles, American collegiate athlete, and administrator (University of Arkansas Athletic Director,1974-2007), who died at 92.
- Frank Broyles, Football Coach.
On this day in 2016
- American keyboard and synthesizer player James Woolley died at the age of 49. Woolley was known for his playing with industrial metal group Nine Inch Nails as well as Rob Halford's one-time band 2wo, which also included John 5 of Marilyn Manson..
- An all-British final in the men's cycling sprint with Jason Kenny beating team mate Callum Skinner at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
- An all-British final in the men's cycling sprint with Jason Kenny beating teammate Callum Skinner at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
- Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt wins coveted 100m Olympic 100m gold medal in 9.81 at Rio de Janeiro Olympics - first man to win the event 3 times.
- Great Britain's Andy Murray wins the men's tennis singles gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics 7–5,4–6,6–2,7–5 over Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina.
- US Senior Open Men's Golf, Scioto CC: Gene Sauers wins by 1 stroke ahead of Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Billy Mayfair.
- South African athlete Wayde van Niekerk sets world record 43.03 to win the men's 400m gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Kirani James (Grenada) silver, American LaShawn Merritt bronze.
- Kenya's Jemima Sumgong wins women's marathon gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2:24:04; Eunice Kirwa (Bahrain) takes silver, and Mare Dibaba (Ethiopia) bronze.
- Justin Rose of Great Britain finishes with a score of 16 under par to win the inaugural men's individual golf gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Rose is 2 strokes ahead of Henrik Stenson (Sweden) and 3 from American Matt Kuchar.
- Neil Black, British oboist, and educator, who died at 84.
- Philip "Fyvush" Finkel, American actor (Boston Public, Picket Fences), who died at 93.
- Hermann Kant, German writer, who died at 90.
On this day in 2015
- Jazz Summers, manager of bands such as Wham!, Snow Patrol, Scissor Sisters and The Verve, died from lung cancer. He co-managed Wham! and is credited with the duo breaking into the United States market in 1985 and to go onto to become the first western pop group to tour China..
- American record producer Bob Johnston died aged 83. Johnson produced a string of notable and highly influential albums including; Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde on Blonde, John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline, Self Portrait, New Morning, as well as Simon And Garfunkel: Sounds of Silence, Leonard Cohen: Songs from a Room and many others..
- Most extensive face transplant surgery ever performed on Patrick Hardison by Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez at New York University Langone Medical Center.
- Karen Stives, American equestrian rider (Olympic gold team, silver individual 1984), who died at 64.
- [Donald William] Bob Johnston, American music producer (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash), who died at 83.
- Gordon "Jazz" Summers, British music manager (Wham; Snow Patrol), who died at 71.
On this day in 2014
- Rowdyrogan, YouTube Star, born in United States.
On this day in 2013
- 14 people are killed and 26 are injured by two roadside bombings in Baqubah, Iraq.
- 638 people are killed in violent clashes between police and protesters across Egypt.
- Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, who died at 43.
- Lisa Robin Kelly, TV Actress.
- Allen Lanier, American rock keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), who died from complications from COPD at 67.