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Today in the World Countries

  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Burkina Faso
  • Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day is being celebrated in Croatia

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

On this day in 2186

  • BIRTHS
  • Kevin Thomas Riley, Tasvennir, Tarsus IV (Star Trek).

On this day in 2184

  • BIRTHS
  • Christine Lauren Chapel, (Star Trek), born in Davenport Heights, Vermont.

Happening Today

  • BIRTHS
  • Lay Tugçe, TikTok Star, born in Turkey.
  • Shylily, Twitch Star, born in Netherlands.

On this day in 2022

  • EVENTS
  • Actress Anne Heche crashes her car into a house in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, igniting a fire that puts her in a coma and destroys much of the house.
  • DEATHS
  • Issey Miyake, Fashion Designer.
  • Jô Soares, TV Show Host.
  • (William) "Clu" Gulager, American actor (Virginian; The Tall Man; The Last Picture Show), who died at 93.

On this day in 2021

  • EVENTS
  • Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts (80) announces he will be unable to accompany the band on its 2021 U.S. tour, based on medical advice; American Steve Jordan tapped to fill in.
  • New Zealand canoeist Lisa Carrington wins her third Olympic gold medal of the Tokyo Games by winning K-1 500m; 5th career gold for Carrington.
  • FC Barcelona confirms record breaking Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi will leave the club because of Spanish La Liga regulations on player payments.
  • DEATHS
  • Emilio Ballack, Family Member.
  • Brian Henderson, TV Show Host.
  • Terry Davies MBE, Welsh rugby union full back (21 Tests Wales,2 British & Irish Lions; Swansea RFC, Llanelli RFC), who died at 88.
  • Terry Davies, Welsh rugby union full back (21 Tests Wales,2 British & Irish Lions; Swansea RFC, Llanelli RFC), who died at 88.

On this day in 2020

  • EVENTS
  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the cornerstone for a new Hindu temple at Ayodhya Ram to replace a previous Muslim mosque.
  • DEATHS
  • Aritana Yawalapiti, Brazilian indigenous cacique (leader) of Yawalapiti people, who sought to preserve the Amazon, who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 71.
  • Isidora Bjelica, Playwright.

On this day in 2019

  • EVENTS
  • Widespread strike in Hong Kong and demonstrations against Chinese policy towards the territory bring huge disruption, including cancelling 200 flights.
  • Australian woman Kerry Robertson confirmed as the first person to use a new assisted dying law to end her life a month earlier in Victoria.
  • Brazilian drug dealer Clauvino da Silva tries and fails to escape Rio de Janeiro jail by dressing up as his teenage daughter in silicone mask and wig.
  • Indian government announces it is changing the status of Indian-controlled Kashmir from a state to a union territory, revoking Article 370 in response to security concerns.
  • July 2019 confirmed as world's hottest-ever month recorded according to Europe's Copernicus programe.
  • July 2019 confirmed as world's hottest-ever month recorded according to Europe's Copernicus Programme.
  • DEATHS
  • Toni Morrison [Chloe Anthony Wofford], American writer (Tar Baby, Beloved, Song of Solomon), first African American woman to win a Nobel Prize (2010), who died at 88.
  • Toni Morrison, Novelist.

On this day in 2018

  • EVENTS
  • Vintage Junkers Ju-52 plane crashes near Flims, Switzerland, killing all 20 on board.
  • 6.9 magnitude earthquake on island of Lombok, Indonesia, kills at least 460 people and displaces 350,000.
  • English swimmer Adam Peaty breaks his own world record in 57.00 as he wins his 9th European 100m breaststroke title in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declares "now we are a land of droughts" as 99% of New South Wales affected.
  • British Open Women's Golf, Royal Lyham & St. Annes: England's Georgia Hall wins her first major title by 2 shots from Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand.
  • DEATHS
  • Byron Beatty, Race Car Driver.
  • Charlotte Rae, American character actress, comedian, singer and dancer (Edna-Facts of Life), who died at 92.
  • Charlotte Rae, American character actress (Facts of Life - "Edna"), comedian, singer and dancer, who died at 92.
  • Barry Chuckle, Comedian.

On this day in 2017

  • EVENTS
  • Jamaican sprint super-star Usain Bolt finishes 3rd behind Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman in his final individual race, the 100m at IAAF World Championships in London.
  • Super Rugby Final, Ellis Park: Canterbury Crusaders (NZ) travel to Johannesburg and beat Lions,25-17 for their 8th SR title.
  • UN Security Council votes to impose sanctions on North Korea for its continued missile program.
  • DEATHS
  • Mark White, American politician, lawyer, and 43rd Governor of Texas (1983-7), who died at 77.
  • Doug Insole, English cricketer (England batsman of the 50's, nine Tests), who died at 91.

On this day in 2016

  • EVENTS
  • English indie pop band Blossoms from Stockport, Greater Manchester released their self-titled debut studio which peaked at No.1 on the UK chart. The band take their name from The Blossoms public house at the corner of Bramhall Lane and Buxton Road in Stockport..
  • Indie band Viola Beach scored a UK No.1 album, six months after they were killed in a car crash. The self-titled debut was compiled by the band's families, using live sessions and studio recordings, many of which were originally bound for an EP. All four members of the Warrington band and their manager Craig Tarry died when their car plunged into a canal in Sweden in February 2016..
  • XXXI Summer Olympic Games officially open in Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

On this day in 2015

  • EVENTS
  • Torrential rains and flooding leave at least 178 people dead in India, in the wake of Cyclone Komen.
  • Fishing boat carrying around 600 migrants sinks of the coast of Libya,373 rescued.
  • BIRTHS
  • Adley Mcbride, TikTok Star, born in United States.
  • WEDDINGS
  • Actress Jennifer Aniston at the age of 46 weds fellow actor and producer Justin Theroux at the age of 44 at their home in Los Angeles.
  • DEATHS
  • George Cole, English actor (Minder), who died at 90.

On this day in 2014

  • EVENTS
  • Obama signs The Iron Dome Bill providing $225 million in additional funding for Israel's Iron Dome defense.
  • DEATHS
  • Jesse Leonard Steinfeld,11th US Surgeon General (1969-73), who died at 87.
  • Arvind Apte, Indian cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test), who died at 79.
  • Chapman Pincher, British journalist and author (about secret service), who died at 100.

On this day in 2013

  • EVENTS
  • American musician, composer, singer and producer George Duke died from chronic lymphocytic leukemia aged 67. He released over thirty solo albums, of which A Brazilian Love Affair from 1980 was his most popular. Duke worked with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa and also appeared on Michael Jackson's Off The Wall album..
  • 160 people are killed by flash floods across Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • MLB bans New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez for 211 games as a result of the Biogenesis Laboratories scandal.
  • The world's first bovine stem cell lab-grown burger is eaten in London.
  • Rain intervenes to end the 3rd cricket Test between Australia and England at Old Trafford; England retains the Ashes after winning the first 2 Tests.
  • Samantha Power becomes the 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
  • BIRTHS
  • Pyper Braun, TV Actress, born in Los Angeles, CA.
  • DEATHS
  • George Duke, American Grammy Award winning jazz and funk keyboard player, and composer, who died from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67.
  • George Duke, American Grammy Award-winning jazz and funk keyboard player, and composer, who died from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67.
  • George Duke, American Grammy-Award winning musician, who died from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67.
  • George Duke, American Grammy-Award-winning musician, who died from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67.

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