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Today in the World Countries

  • Jamhuri Day is being celebrated in Kenya
  • Neutrality Day is being celebrated in Turkmenistan
  • Virgin of Guadalupe is being celebrated in Mexico

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • J0p, YouTube Star, born in Finland.

On this day in 2022

  • 'Calculated and targeted execution'leaves three people shot and killed, including two police officers, with the three killers also killed in a six hour gun fight near Wieambilla, west of Brisbane, Australia.
  • Alidspicexo, TikTok Star.
  • John Gregory, American football coach (CFL Grey Cup 1989 Saskatchewan Roughriders; South Dakota State Uni), who died at 84.
  • Mike Leach, Football Coach.

On this day in 2021

  • Dutchman Max Verstappen wins Formula 1 Drivers'C'ship for Red Bull with a controversial last lap win over Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP.
  • British PM Boris Johnson announces a emergency COVID-19 pandemic booster program to protect the NHS and stem a possible incoming “tidal wave of Omicron”.
  • Paulias Matane, Politician.
  • Jimmy Rave, Wrestler.
  • Roland Hemond, American baseball executive (GM Chicago White Sox 1970–85; Baltimore Orioles 1988–95), who died at 92.
  • Vicente Fernández, World Music Singer.

On this day in 2020

  • UN Chief Antonio Guterres urges world's leaders to declare "climate emergency" to avoid catastrophic global warning on 5th anniversary of Paris Climate Accord.
  • Media personality Perez Hilton is banned from TikTok.
  • American singer, guitarist, and professional baseball player Charley Pride died age 86. In the early to mid-70s, he was the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. During the peak years of his recording career (1966–1987), he had 52 top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart,30 of which made it to number one. He won the Entertainer of the Year award at the Country Music Association Awards in 1971..
  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping says the country will reduce its carbon intensity by 65% by 2030.
  • John le Carré [pen name for David Cornwell], English novelist (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold), who died at 89.
  • Ann Reinking, American dancer and actress (All the Jazz, Micki & Maude), who died at 71.
  • Charley Pride, American country singer (Sweet Country), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 86.
  • Charley Pride, Country Singer.
  • Jack Steinberger, American physicist (1988 Nobel Prize for Physics - Neutrinos), who died at 99.
  • Motjeka Madisha, South African soccer defender (13 caps; Mamelodi Sundowns), who died in car accident at 25.
  • Terry Kay, Novelist.

On this day in 2019

  • British General Election won by Boris Johnson's Conservative Party in landslide win with 80 seat majority. Scottish National Party also wins 48 of 59 seats in Scotland..
  • Deepest point on land on earth identified under Denman Glacier, east Antarctica at 3.5km (11,500ft) below sea level.
  • Danny Aiello, American actor (Moonstruck, Do the Right Thing), who died at 86.
  • Danny Aiello, American stage and screen actor (Moonstruck; Do the Right Thing; Broadway Danny Rose), and singer dies at 86.
  • Jorge Hernández, Boxer.
  • Jorge Hernández, Cuban boxer Olympic gold light flyweight 1976; World C'ship gold 1974,78), who died at 65.
  • Jack Scott, Canadian rock and roll singer-songwriter (My True Love), who died of congestive heart failure at 83.
  • Jack Scott, Canadian rock and roll singer-songwriter (" My True Love"), who died of congestive heart failure at 83.
  • Brian Muller, New Zealand rugby union prop (14 caps; Taranaki), who died at 77.
  • Vaughan Johnson, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1989-92; New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles), who died of kidney disease at 57.
  • Peter Snell, New Zealand athlete (Olympic gold 800m 1960,64; 1,500m 1964), who died of heart failure at 81.
  • Peter Snell, Runner.

On this day in 2018

  • Michael Cohen, former lawyer for US President Donald Trump sentenced to three years in prison for campaign-finance violations and tax fraud.
  • Seven mass graves in former Islamic State area discovered containing hundreds of bodies, some tortured, near Albu Kamal, eastern Syria.
  • Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev compete complex spacewalk to fix hole in Soyuz spacecraft.
  • British Prime Minister Theresa May survives 200-117 no-confidence vote from her own Conservative Party.
  • British Prime Minister Theresa May survives 200-117 no-confidence vote from own Conservative Party.
  • American Media Inc. publisher of "National Enquirer" admits paying hush money to mistresses of US President Donald Trump.
  • China built 88 out of world's 143 skyscrapers in 2018 more than any country ever (buildings over 200 meters/656 ft).
  • Salvador Uriel Xipolitakis, Instagram Star, born in Greece.
  • Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate, who died at 74.
  • Meng Lang, Chinese poet and activist, who died at 57.
  • David Owens, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2017

  • Democrat Doug Jones defeats Republican Roy Moore for Alabama Senate seat in upset win marked by allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore.
  • Australian shopping mall firm Westfield is bought by French property company Unibail-Rodamco for $15.7 billion.
  • Chelsea Correia, Reality Star, born in Cannes, France.
  • Pat DiNizio, American rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (The Smithereens - "Only A Memory" ; "Blue Period"), who died from ill health at 62.
  • Pat DiNizio, American rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (The Smithereens - "Only A Memory"), who died from ill health at 62.
  • Pat DiNizio, American rock vocalist (The Smithereens), who died from ill health at 62.

On this day in 2016

  • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte boasts he killed susected criminals personally when mayor of Davao City.
  • Paolo Gentiloni is sworn in as Prime Minister of Italy, succeeding Matteo Renzi.
  • Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo claims award for the 4th time; record winning margin of 429 from Lionel Messi.
  • Bill English is sworn in as New Zealand Prime Minister, succeeding John Key.
  • Jim Lowe, American DJ (WNEW) "King of Trivia", who died at 93.
  • Walter Swinburn, English jockey (The Derby winner,1981), who died after falling from a window at 55.

On this day in 2015

  • COP21 climate change summit in Paris reaches a deal between 195 countries to limit the rise in the global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels.
  • First women ever elected in Saudi Arabia in municipal council elections.

On this day in 2014

  • UN climate change talks in Peru continue past scheduled time as negotiations continue to stall.
  • Over 200 pro-democracy activists arrested in Hong Kong.
  • E! news anchor Jason Kennedy at the age of 33 weds fashion journalist and blogger Lauren Scruggs at the age of 26 at the Four Seasons Resort in Dallas, Texas.
  • Actor and comedian Nick Cannon at the age of 37 files for divorce from singer Mariah Carey at the age of 48 after 6 years of marriage.
  • American comedian ans TV host Nick Cannon at the age of 37 files for divorce from American pop singer Mariah Carey at the age of 48 after 6 years of marriage.
  • Norman Bridwell, American author and cartoonist (Clifford the Big Red Dog), who died at 86.

On this day in 2013

  • The United States announces sanctions on the two dozen companies who assisted Iran with their nuclear program.
  • Tom Laughlin, American actor and director (Billy Jack), who died of complications from pneumonia at 82.
  • Zbigniew Karkowski, Polish composer and experimental musician (Sensorband), who died of pancreatic cancer at 55.
  • Lee Raymond, Race Car Driver.
  • Audrey Totter, American actress (Carpetbaggers, Set-Up, The Unsuspected), who died from a stroke at 95.
  • Don Simkins, Race Car Driver.




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