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Today in the World Countries
- International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Youssouppha Diaby, Comedian, born in France.
On this day in 2022
- Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak begins a 12-year prison sentence for money laundering, after the High Court rejects his final appeal.
- Nicki Minaj's single "Super Freaky Girl" debuts at #1; first female rapper to do so since Lauren Hill in 1998 with "Doo Wop (That Thing)".
- Carlos Duarte, Portuguese soccer forward (7 caps; FC Porto, Leixões SC), who died at 89.
On this day in 2021
- US Food and Drug Administration grants full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pandemic vaccine for people 16 and over. First vaccine to move past emergency-use status in the US..
- Video evidence of a Seychelles giant tortoise hunting and eating a bird revealed for the first time, tortoises previously thought to be herbivores.
- Jimmy Hayes, Hockey Player.
- José Yudica, Argentine soccer forward (4 caps; Newell's Old Boys, Boca Juniors) and manager (Newell's Old Boys, Quilmes), who died at 85.
- Harry Jefferson, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2020
- Indianapolis 500: 2017 champion Takuma Sato of Japan wins his 2nd title under yellow caution flag after a crash with 3 laps remaining.
- Indianapolis 500: Japanese ex-Formula 1 driver Takuma Sato wins his second title ahead of Scott Dixon under the yellow caution flag after a crash with 3 laps remaining.
- British Open Women's Golf, Royal Troon GC: Sophia Popov of Germany claims her first Tour title by 2 strokes from Thailand's Jasmine Suwannapura; at #304, lowest ranked player to win a major.
- US Republican party convention begins by formally renominating Donald Trump for a presidential second term.
- US Republican party convention begins by formally renominating Donald Trump for a second presidential term.
- UEFA Champions League Final, Lisbon: Kingsley Coman heads German giants Bayern Munich to the club's 6th crown in a 1-0 win over Paris St-Germain.
- President Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway announces she is stepping away from the White House for family reasons.
- US black man Jacob Blake shot and injured by police in front of his children in Kenosha, Wisconsin, prompting violent protests.
- Charlie Persip, American jazz drummer (Dizzy Gillespie; The Jazz Statesmen; Billy Eckstine), who died at 91.
- Greg Montgomery, American NFL punter (Baltimore Ravens), who died at 55.
On this day in 2019
- Russia launches the 1st floating nuclear power station the Akademik Lomonosov from port of Murmansk.
- Taylor Swift released her seventh studio album Lover, her first album after parting ways with her former label, Big Machine Records. All of the album's 18 tracks charted on the Hot 100, breaking the all-time female record for the most simultaneous entries. Lover topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and several others. It was Swift's sixth No.1 album on the US Billboard chart..
- Sheila Steafel, South African British actress (The Frost Report), who died at 84.
- Mario Davidovsky, Argentine-American electro-acoustic composer (Synchronisms), who died at 85.
- Mario Davidovsky, Composer.
- Amath Dansokho, Politician.
On this day in 2018
- Tenor Plácido Domingo sings his 150th opera role in Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” at the Salzburg Festival, Austria.
- George Theophilus Walker, African-American pianist, composer and teacher (Lilacs; In Praise Of Folly), who died at 96.
- Dieter Thomas Heck, TV Show Host.
On this day in 2017
- Air strike on hotel in Yemen capital Sanaa by Saudi-led coalition leaves at least 30 dead.
- India toll from swine flu rises above 1000 for the year,22,186 cases reported.
- Nearly 60 million people in the Indus Valley, Pakistan at risk from arsenic in research published in "Science Advances".
- US Navy fires Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin as commander of the Seventh Fleet following series of collisions in Asian waters.
- World's driest place, the Atacama desert in Chile blooms after unexpected rainfall.
- Susan Vreeland, American author (The Passion of Artemisia), who died at 71.
- [Jacob] "Jack" Rosenthal, American journalist and government official, who died of pancreatic cancer at 82.
On this day in 2016
- Steven Hill, American actor (Mission Impossible, Law & Order), who died at 94.
- Reinhard Selten, German economist (Nobel Prize 1994), who died at 85.
On this day in 2015
- 12 year old boy trips and rips 17th-century painting "Flowers" by Paolo Porpora worth $1.5m at exhibition in Taiwan.
- Destruction by IS of the 1st century AD temple of Baalshamin in ancient ruins of Palmyra confirmed by Syrian officials.
- Canadian Open Women's Golf, Vancouver GC: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins in a playoff with Stacy Lewis for her third success in the event.
- English Indycar driver Justin Wilson suffers a head injury during a race crash at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.
- Mila Bouquet, Family Member, born in Argentina.
- Lincoln Hoellein, YouTube Star, born in Logan, UT.
- Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan at the age of 46 weds model Megan Wollover at the age of 28 in NYC.
- Asher Ben-Yohanan, Israeli composer, who died at 86.
- Jean Darling, American child actress (Our Gang), who died at 93.
- Guy Ligier, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2014
- Madison Cummings, YouTube Star, born in Idaho.
- Actress Angelina Jolie at the age of 39 weds actor and film producer Brad Pitt at the age of 50 in Correns, France.
- Albert Ebosse, Soccer Player.
On this day in 2013
- A man found in the pool house at Jennifer Lopez's mansion in the exclusive Hamptons area of New York was charged with stalking. According to police, the singer had a restraining order against John Dubis, who was a retired firefighter, was also charged with burglary, criminal contempt and possessing burglary tools..
- 26 people are killed and 55 are injured by a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq.
- 50 people are killed in mosque bombings in Tripoli, Lebanon.
- UN inspectors are stopped by Syrian government from investigating a reported site of a chemical massacre.
- James Tucker, YouTube Star, born in New Orleans, LA.
- David Garrick [Philip Darryl Core], British singer (Dear Mrs Applebee), who died at 67.
- David Garrick [Philip Darryl Core], British singer (" Dear Mrs. Applebee"), who died at 67.
- William Glasser, American psychiatrist, who died from respiratory failure from pneumonia at 88.