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Today in the World Countries
- Heroes Day is being celebrated in Namibia
- National Repentance Day is being celebrated in Papua New Guinea
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- Mable John, American blues, R& B, and gospel vocalist (Tamla-Motown; Ray Charles; "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)"), and minister, who died at 91.
- Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, Religious Leader.
On this day in 2021
- Two bomb blasts at Kabul Airport, Afghanistan, kill at least 60 people, including 12 US soldiers, amid international efforts to evacuate citizens out of the country.
- Vladimir Shadrin, Russian Hockey HOF centre (Olympic gold Soviet Union 1972,76; 5 x World C'ship gold; HC Spartak Moscow, Oji Seishi), who died at 73.
- Kenny Malone, American Nashville-based session drummer (Dolly Parton; Dobie Gray: Waylon Jennings), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 83.
On this day in 2020
- Milwaukee Bucks forfeit their NBA playoff game after the shooting of Jacob Blake, leading to the NBA postponing more games.
- At least 100 people killed in flash floods in the city of Charikar, Afghanistan, with 500 houses destroyed.
- Dutch author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld (29) is the youngest to win the International Booker prize for their debut novel "The Discomfort of Evening".
- Daisy Bloom, Family Member, born in United States.
- Dan Yochum, American football offensive lineman (CFL All-Star 1975,76,77,78; Grey Cup 1974,77; Montreal Alouettes; CFHOF), who died at 70.
- Joe Ruby, American animator (co-creator of Scooby-Doo), who died at 87.
On this day in 2019
- Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay state of Oklahoma $572 million in 1st trial against opioid manufacturer.
- Indonesian President Joko Widodo proposes moving the country's sinking and over-crowded capital from Jakarta to the island of Borneo (Kalimantan).
- Leo DiCaprio's envirnomental organization Earth Alliance donates $5 to fighting fires in the Amazon.
- Leo DiCaprio's environmental organization Earth Alliance donates $5m to fighting fires in the Amazon.
- Meeting of the G7 agrees on $20 million aid package to fight fires in the Amazon in Biarritz.
- Ed Sheeran eneded his ÷ (Divide) tour with a show at Chantry Park in Ipswich, England, near his hometown of Framlingham. The tour started on March 16,2017 and set the record for highest-grossing tour, earning $775.6 million over 255 shows..
On this day in 2018
- Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President of Zimbabwe.
- Gamer at a Madden NFL 19 gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, loses then returns to shoot two dead and wound nine.
- Danny Boyle pulls out of directing the next James Bond film due to 'creative differences'.
- Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigns after losing Liberal Party leadership contest.
- Boxing match between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul ends in a draw in Manchester, England.
- Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former US Vatican Ambassador, claims Pope Francis knew of and ignored sex abuse allegations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
- Pope Francis asks for forgiveness in speech on child abuse in Dublin, during first official visit to Ireland since 1979.
- Moroccan pop singer Saad Lamjarred arrested in Saint-Tropez, France on a rape allegation.
- Neil Simon, American playwright and author (The Odd Couple), who died at 91.
- Rosa Bouglione, French circus performer, who died at 107.
On this day in 2017
- Manchester City scores a 2-1 win at Bournemouth to start EPL record 18 game winning streak; Raheem Sterling scores for City but is sent off with 2 yellow cards in injury time.
- Half a million people take part in a peace march in Barcelona, following terrorist attacks.
- Hurricane Harvey downgraded to a tropical storm, National Hurricane Center warns of “multiday rainfall disaster”.
- Violent clashes after conviction of spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh kill 31 in Panchkula,120 admitted to hospital.
- Women's Rugby World Cup: New Zealand Black Ferns defeat England 41-32 in the final in Belfast.
On this day in 2016
- San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick kneels in protest during the US national anthem at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium while playing against the San Diego Chargers, objecting to racial injustice and police brutality in the US.
On this day in 2015
- WDBJ TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward are fatally shot live on TV by an ex-colleague in Moneta, Virginia.
- Channing English, Family Member, born in Georgia.
- Amelia Boynton Robinson, Civil Rights Leader.
- P J Kavanagh [Patrick Joeseph], British poet, actor and journalist (The Perfect Stranger), who died at 84.
On this day in 2014
- Israel and Hamas accept another ceasefire.
- Kate Bush made her stage comeback at London's Hammersmith Apollo to an ecstatic response from fans at her first live concert for 35 years. Bush received a standing ovation as she closed the show with 'Cloudbusting', from her 1985 hit album The Hounds of Love. The 22 shows had completely sold out in less than fifteen minutes, after tickets were released in March of this year..
- Burger King agrees to purchase Canadian donut chain Tim Hortons for $11.4 billion.
- Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry informs the WHO of an outbreak of Ebola; later confirmed as a different strain to that affecting west Africa.
On this day in 2013
- All 25,000 applicants to the University of Liberia fail their university entrance examination.
- Isabelle, TikTok Star, born in Burlington, NJ.
- Ruth S. White, American electronic music composer (Flowers Of Evil), who died at 87.
- Bob Malzahn, Race Car Driver.