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Today in the World Countries

  • Buddhist Lent Day is being celebrated in Thailand
  • Ilinden Day is being celebrated in North Macedonia
  • Lady of the Angels Day is being celebrated in Costa Rica
  • Republic Day is being celebrated in North Macedonia

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Lela Radulovic, Photographer, born in Serbia.

On this day in 2022

  • Buddy Arrington, American auto racer (NASCAR Winston Cup Series 103 x top 10 finishes), who died at 84.
  • Vin Scully, Sportscaster.

On this day in 2021

  • 70% of American have had at least one COVID-19 pandemic vaccination shot, a target President Joe Biden had hoped to meet by 4 July.
  • Ged Dunn, English rugby league winger (8 Tests; Hull KIngston Rovers 301 games), who died at 74.
  • June Daugherty, American women's college basketball coach (Boise State Uni, Uni of Washington, Washington State University), who died from heart issues at 64.

On this day in 2020

  • South Africa confirms over 500,000 cases of COVID-19 pandemic with 10,107 deaths, highest total on the African continent.
  • SpaceX Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken splashes down in the Gulf of Mexico,1st commercial crewed mission.
  • United Arab Emirates starts up the Arab world's first nuclear power station at the Barakah plant.
  • Australian state of Victoria announces state of disaster and imposes further lockdown measures after spike in COVID-19 pandemic cases.
  • Islamic State stages a jail break at a prison in Afghan city of Jalalabad, placing bombs at its entrance, results in 20 hr gunfight,29 deaths and over 300 prisoners at large.
  • Leon Fleisher, American pianist and conductor (Annapolis Symphony 1970-82), who died of cancer at 92.
  • Bob Ryland, American tennis player (first African-American to play professionally) and coach (Harold Solomon, Arthur Ashe, Venus & Serena Williams), who died of aspiration pneumonia at 100.
  • Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov, Kazakh Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic gold, light-flyweight 1980; World C'ship gold 1981), who died at 69.
  • Saïd Amara, Algerian soccer midfielder (5 caps; Strasbourg, Béziers, Bordeaux) and manager (Algeria), who died at 87.

On this day in 2019

  • Saudi Arabia announces news rules for women including allowing them to travel independently abroad without a male guardian's permission.
  • Seven-year-old boy operated on after 526 teeth found inside his mouth in Chennai, India.
  • Singer songwriter Ed Sheeran's Divide tour becomes the most attended and highest grossing tour of all time overtaking U2 after 893 days on the road.
  • Pedro Pierluisi sworn in as new Governor of Puerto Rico replacing Ricardo A. Rosselló.

On this day in 2018

  • Oldest library in Germany confirmed unearthed in Cologne dating to 2AD, possibly held 20,000 scolls.
  • Oldest library in Germany confirmed unearthed in Cologne dating to 2AD, possibly held 20,000 scrolls.
  • Pope Frances declares the death penalty unacceptable in all cases, reversing church teachings and adding to Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Apple becomes the first American public listed company to reach $1 trillion in value.
  • Fields Medal for mathematics awarded to Caucher Birkar (his stolen minutes later), Alessio Figalli, Peter Scholze and Akshay Venkatesh.
  • TikTok, the video-sharing social network, becomes available worldwide after merging with
  • Tokyo Medical University revealed to have been tampering with female entrance exams to ensure under 30% accepted, by Japanese newspaper "Yomiuri Shimbun".
  • Red Harvey, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2017

  • More than a billion people around the world need glasses and 36 million are blind, according to new study published in "The Lancet".
  • New crypto-currency Bitcoin Cash is created via a hard-fork of Bitcoin's blockchain technology and brand.
  • First footage of white giraffes posted by Hirola Conservation Program in north eastern Kenya.
  • First successful gene editing in human embryos to repair disease-causing mutation reported by scientists in "Nature".
  • Great Britain's Prince Philip aged 96 makes his final solo public appearance before retiring from public engagements.
  • US President Donald Trump signs legislation imposing sanctions on Russia, limiting his ability to ever lift them.
  • Santosh Mohan Dev, Politician.
  • Terry Evans, Race Car Driver.
  • Ara Parseghian, American College Football HOF coach (Northwestern; NCAA C'ship 1966,73 Notre Dame), who died at 94.

On this day in 2016

  • Ahmed Zewail, Chemist.
  • Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian-American chemist, (Nobel Prize 1999), who died at 70.
  • Forbes Carlile, Australian athlete and influential swimming coach, who died at 95.
  • David Huddleston, American actor (The Big Lebowski), who died at 85.

On this day in 2015

  • British Open Women's Golf, Turnberry: Inbee Park of South Korea shoots final found 65 (-7) to win her 7th major title,3 strokes ahead of compatriot Ko Jin-young.
  • Forrest Bird, American aviator and inventor (1st respirators and ventilators), who died at 94.
  • Chuck Garrett, Race Car Driver.
  • Cilla Black, English pop singer and TV host (Blind Date), who died at 72.
  • Cilla Black [Priscilla White], British pop singer (" Anyone Who Had a Heart"), and TV personality (Blind Date), who died at 72.

On this day in 2014

  • Super Rugby Final, ANZ Stadium, Sydney: NSW Waratahs win their first SR title in a nail-biting 33-32 home effort against New Zealand's Canterbury Crusaders.
  • Rosetta Hightower, American pop singer (The Orlons - "Don't Hang Up"), who died at 70.
  • Rosetta Hightower, American singer, who died at 70.

On this day in 2013

  • 40 people are killed after an ammunition depot explodes in Homs, Syria.
  • Carl Icahn sues computer giant Dell in an attempt to derail a buyout bid by the CEO,  Michael Dell.
  • Mia Aflalo Shunem, Instagram Star, born in Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Michael Ansara, TV Actor.




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