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Today in the World Countries
- Day of Songun is being celebrated in North Korea
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Uruguay
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Shrishti Behl, TV Producer, born in India.
On this day in 2022
- California votes to ban the sale of all new gasoline-powered cars by 2035.
- Herman Van Springel, Belgian road cyclist (Tour de France,5 career stage wins; Tour de France 1968 & Giro d'Italia 1971 runner-up; Vuelta a España 1970 3rd), who died at 79.
On this day in 2021
- Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus'musical "Mamma Mia!", featuring the songs of ABBA, re-opens at the Novello Theatre in London's West End, after COVID-19 pandemic interruption stopped performances in March of 2020.
- Neal Brendel, American rugby union prop (6 Tests; Pittsburgh RC) and executive (Chairman USA Rugby 2002-05), who died from cancer at 66.
- Robin Miller, American motorsports journalist (Indianapolis Star, Autoweek, Car and Driver, ESPN, Speed, NBCSN), who died from leukemia at 71.
- Ted Dexter, English cricket all-rounder and captain (62 Tests,4,502 runs @ 47.89,9 x 100s,66 wickets; Sussex), who died at 86.
On this day in 2020
- WHO announces that Africa has eradicated polio (defined as four years since last case).
- Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito no-hits the Pittsburgh Pirates,4-0 at Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago.
- Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito no-hits the Pittsburgh Pirates,4-0 at Guaranteed Rate Field.
- England's James Anderson becomes first fast bowler to reach 600 wickets in Test cricket; Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali caught at first slip on 5th day of 3rd Test at Southampton.
On this day in 2019
- Double Dave, a rare two-headed timber rattlesnake found in Pine Barrens forest, New Jersey.
- Ben Stokes with an unbeaten 135 leads England to a record run chase of 362-9 and victory over Australia in the 3rd cricket Test at Headingley, Leeds; keeps Ashes Series alive at 1-1.
- NASA investigates possibly the 1st crime in space over astronaut Anne McClain illegally accessing bank a/c from space.
- Tour Championship, Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins by 4 strokes from Xander Schauffele; biggest winner's prize in golf, US$15m.
- Vince Naimoli, American businessman and MLB team owner (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), who died of progressive supranuclear palsy at 81.
- Pál Benko, Hungarian-American chess player, author (Grandmaster; record 8 US Open Championships), who died at 91.
On this day in 2018
- Neil Young and American actress and environmental activist Daryl Hannah married in a secret ceremony in Atascadero, California. It was Young's third marriage and her first..
- Afghan Islamic State leader Abu Saad Erhabi and 10 others killed in an air strike in province of Nangarhar, Afghanistan.
- John McCain, American war hero and Republican politician (Rep-Arizona,1983-2018, Presidential nominee 2008), who died of brain cancer at 81.
- John Mccain, Politician.
On this day in 2017
- Indian spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is convicted of raping two of his followers in Panchkula.
- President Donald Trump grants presidential pardon to Joe Arpaio, who had been convicted of contempt of court for racial profiling.
- Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong jailed for 5 years for corruption in South Korea.
- Category 4 Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas northeast of Corpus Christi with 130 m.p.h. winds.
- Enzo Dara, Italian operatic basso buffo (The Barber of Seville - "Don Bartolo"), and author, who died at 78.
- Rich Piana, Bodybuilder.
On this day in 2016
- Rudy Van Gelder, American recording engineer (Miles Davis, John Coltrane), who died at 91.
- James Cronin, American nuclear physicist (Physics Nobel Prize 1980), who died at 84.
- Marvin Kaplan, American actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice), who died at 89.
- Marvin Kaplan, American character and voice actor (Top Cat - "Choo Choo" ; Alice - "Henry"), who died at 89.
- Sonia Rykiel, French fashion designer, who died at 86.
On this day in 2015
- Efe Zeyno, TikTok Star, born in Turkey.
- Frank E. Petersen Jr, American soldier and 1st African American Marine aviator & General, who died at 83.
- Ian Smith, South African cricket leg-spin bowler (9 Tests), who died at 90.
On this day in 2014
- Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love' was voted the greatest guitar riff of all time by listeners of BBC Radio 2 in the UK.The rock classic came out top from a list of 100 riffs drawn up by a panel of Radio 2 and 6 Music DJs, critics and record producers. 'Sweet Child O' Mine' by Guns 'N' Roses was second in the poll, with Back In Black (AC/DC) and 'Smoke On The Water' (Deep Purple) the next most popular..
- 66th Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Seth Meyers broadcast on NBC.
On this day in 2013
- 30th MTV Video Music Awards: Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars win.
- 4 people are killed and 25 are injured after a train derails in Tabasco, Mexico.
- 41 people are killed in a wave of bomb attacks across Iraq.
- Canadian Open Women's Golf, Royal Mayfair GC: New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko successfully defends her title by 5 shots from Karine Icher.
- Gilmar, Brazilian football player, who died from complications from a heart attack at 83.