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Today in the World Countries

  • August Bank Holiday is being celebrated in Saint Helena
  • Id el-Kabir is being celebrated in Mayotte
  • Late Summer Bank Holiday is being celebrated in Gibraltar
  • National Heroes' Day is being celebrated in Philippines
  • Qurbon Hayit is being celebrated in Uzbekistan
  • Saint Mary's Day is being celebrated in Georgia
  • Summer Bank Holiday is being celebrated in Guernsey, Isle Of Man, Isle Of Man, Isle Of Man, Jersey

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Karen Castro, Instagram Star, born in Nicaragua.

On this day in 2022

  • A 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card sells for $12.6 million at auction, becoming the world's most expensive piece of sporting memorabilia.
  • Tour Championship, Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Irishman Rory McIlroy wins $18m with 1 stroke win over Scottie Scheffler & Im Sung-jae; becomes first 3-time winner of the FedEx Cup.
  • Manzoor Hussain, Pakistani field hockey striker (Olympic gold 1986; World Cup gold 1978,82; 175 caps,86 goals), who died at 63.

On this day in 2021

  • MLB Los Angeles Angels pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani becomes 1st player in team history to reach 20 stolen bases and hit 40 home runs in a season, in 10-2 win over San Diego Padres.
  • Teddy Ballinger, Family Member, born in United States.
  • Pierre Bourque, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2020

  • Japanese tech company SkyDrive says it has completed the first manned test flight of a flying car.
  • Chadwick Boseman, American actor (Black Panther), who died of colon cancer at 42.
  • Chadwick Boseman, Movie Actor.
  • El Loco Valdés, Comedian.
  • Scott Deware, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2019

  • US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ends her campaign for president.
  • Climate change activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York after sailing across the Atlantic in an emissions-free voyage.
  • Discovery of 3.8-million-year-old skull of early human ancestor Australopithecus anamensis, found by Yohannes Haile-Selassie, at Miro Dora, Ethiopia, upends previous evolutionary theory published in journal "Nature".
  • British PM Boris Johnson prorogues parliament, suspending it for 5 weeks to limit opposition to a no deal Brexit, prompting a furious backlash.
  • New Italian coalition government formed of anti-establishment Five Star Movement and center-left Democratic Party ousting Matteo Salvini.
  • Sogyal Rinpoche, Teacher.

On this day in 2018

  • Puerto Rico raises official death toll of 2017 Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975.
  • Chinese ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing issues public apology after second Hitch passenger killed within three months.
  • Aretha Franklin lies in state at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detriot in a 24 carat coffin.
  • Aretha Franklin lies in state at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit in a 24 carat coffin.
  • Tatyana Kuznetsova, Soviet cosmonaut (youngest person selected for space training at 20 but never flew), who died at 77.

On this day in 2017

  • English actor Ed Skrein pulls out of role in movie “Hellboy” after whitewashing criticism.
  • Investigation into German nurse Niels Högel, a serving life sentence for killing two patients, concludes he probably killed 86 more.
  • Kenya brings in world's toughest ban on plastic bags with possible US$38,000 fine and four years in jail.
  • Matt Vogel makes his debut as the voice of Kermit the Frog in "Muppet Thought of the Week" video.
  • North Korea launches missile that flies over Japan, the country's J-Alert warning system warns people to take cover.
  • Bobby Boyd, American NFL cornerback (5 × All-Pro 1964–1968; NFL interceptions leader 1965; Baltimore Colts), who died of bladder cancer at 79.

On this day in 2016

  • Canadian Open Women's Golf, Priddis Green CC: Ariya Jutanugam of Thailand wins by 4 from Kim Sei-young of South Korea.
  • Mexican singer, songwriter Juan Gabriel died from a heart attack aged 66. Having sold over 200 millions records worldwide, Gabriel was among Latin America's best selling singer-songwriters. His nineteenth studio album, Recuerdos, Vol. II, is reportedly the best-selling album of all time in Mexico, with over eight million copies sold..
  • Juan Gabriel [Alberto Aguilera Valadez], Mexican singer, -songwriter dies of a heart attack at 66.
  • Juan Gabriel [Alberto Aguilera Valadez], Mexican singer, who died at 66.
  • Juan Gabriel, World Music Singer.

On this day in 2015

  • Al Arbour, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman, coach and executive (coach NY Islanders Stanley Cup 1980-83), who died of Parkinson's disease and dementia at 82.

On this day in 2014

  • Bill Kerr, South African-born Australian actor (Hancock's Half Hour), who died at 92.
  • Glenn Cornick, British rock bassist (Jethro Tull,1967-70; Wild Turkey), who died from heart failure at 67.
  • Glenn Cornick, English rock bassist, who died from heart failure at 67.

On this day in 2013

  • China and Russia walk out of a UN Security Council meeting after the US pushes for immediate action against Syria's use of chemical weapons.
  • 51 people are killed in a series of bombings across Iraq.
  • 70th Venice Film Festival: "Sacro GRA" directed by Gianfranco Rosi wins Golden Lion.
  • Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, who died at 79.




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