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Today in the World Countries
- Canada Day is being celebrated in Canada
- Corban Bairam Holiday is being celebrated in Sudan
- CPC Foundation Day is being celebrated in China
- Eid al-Adha Holiday is being celebrated in Iraq, Jordan, Oman, Syria, Yemen
- Eid-ul Al'haa Holday is being celebrated in Maldives
- Emancipation Day is being celebrated in Sint Maarten, Suriname
- First Sermon of Lord Buddha is being celebrated in Bhutan
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Burundi, Rwanda
- Republic Day is being celebrated in Ghana, Somalia
- RONPhos Handover Day is being celebrated in Nauru
- Sacrifice Feast is being celebrated in Turkey
- Sir Seretse Khama Day is being celebrated in Botswana
- Spl Admin. Region Establishment Day is being celebrated in Hong Kong
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Abel Birhanu, YouTube Star, born in Ethiopia.
- La Tia Maria, TikTok Star, born in El Salvador.
On this day in 2022
- Germany and Nigeria have signed an agreement to return ownership of more than 1,000 Benin Bronzes, looted during colonial times, back to Nigeria.
- Richard Taruskin, American musicologist (Oxford History of Western Music), and educator, who died of esophageal cancer at 77.
On this day in 2021
- State of New York charges The Trump Organization and its chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg with tax fraud and grand larceny.
- President Xi Jinping makes a defiant address at celebrations in Tiananmen Square, Beijing to mark the 100 year centenary of the Chinese Communist Party.
- Indonesian President Joko Widodo announces a two-week lockdown for the islands of Java and Bali amid the worst COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in South East Asia.
- Britain's Princes William and Harry unveil statue to their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, on what would have been her 60th birthday, at Kensington Palace.
- Britain's Princes William and Harry unveil statue to their mother Princess Diana, on what would have been her 60th birthday, at Kensington Palace.
- Yury Dokhoian, Chess Player.
- Louis Andriessen, Dutch composer (Reconstruction), who died at 82.
- Marcel Puget, French rugby union halfback and captain (17 Tests; CA Brive, Stade Toulousain, Stade Rodez Aveyron), who died from Alzheimer's disease at 80.
- Philece Sampler, American actress (Another World,1987-89 -" Donna Love" ; Days Of Our Lives,1981-84 - "Renée"), and anime voice dubber, who died of a heart attack at 67.
On this day in 2020
- Word record drug haul of 14 tonnes of amphetamines seized by Italian police in Salerno worth $1.1 billion. Thought made in Syria by Islamic State..
- WHO says Middle East at "critical threshold" with COVID-19 pandemic cases over 1 million,80% of deaths in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin wins national referendum allowing longer presidential terms of office.
- America confirms more than 50,000 new COVID-19 pandemic cases in one day for the 1st time.
- American musician Max Crook died age 83. A pioneer of electronic music he was the featured soloist on Del Shannon’s 1961 hit 'Runaway', which he co-wrote and on which he played his own invention, the Musitron. Crook also recorded a series of instrumentals, credited as Maximilian..
- Australian state of Melbourne re-imposes a COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on 36 Melbourne suburbs affecting 300,000 people.
- Australian state of Melbourne re-imposes COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on 36 Melbourne suburbs affecting 300,000 people.
- Europe opens its borders to 15 safe countries after months of lockdown, excluding the US, Brazil and Russia.
- Everton Weekes OBE, West Indian cricket batsman (48 Tests; 4,455 runs @ 58.61,15 x 100s), who died at 95.
- Everton Weekes, West Indian cricket batsman (48 Tests; 4,455 runs @ 58.61,15 x 100s), who died at 95.
- Heinrich Fink, Politician.
- Hugh Downs, American TV journalist (20/20, Concentration), who died at 99.
- Ida Haendel, Polish-British-Canadian child prodigy violinist, teacher, and author (Woman with Violin), who died of kidney cancer at 91.
- Ida Haendel, Polish-British violinist and author (Woman with Violin),, who died at 96.
- Jonathan Sieff, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2019
- Japan resumes commercial whaling after a break of more than 30 years.
- At least 16 people killed in a Taliban attack with over 100 injured in Kabul, Afghanistan.
- Boguslaw Schaffer, Polish composer and playwright, who died at 90.
- Tyler Skaggs, Baseball Player.
On this day in 2018
- Suicide bombing targeting Sikh community kills at least 19 people in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
- US Senior Open Men's Golf, Broadmoor GC: David Toms wins by 1 stroke from Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Jerry Kelly and Tim Petrovic.
- PGA Women's Championship, Kemper Lakes GC: Park Sung-hyun of South Korea wins in a playoff with Nasa Hataoka & Ryu So-yeon.
- Mexician General election: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador elected President of Mexico.
- Nationwide protests over Trump administration immigration policies in the US.
- NBA super star LeBron James agrees to a 4-year $154m deal with the LA Lakers, moving from Cleveland Cavaliers.
- Canada's retaliatory tariffs against the US's steel tariffs take effect,25% on some steel,10% on 250 other goods.
- Centre-left politician Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) elected President of Mexico.
- Colombia's Chiribiquete National Park declared a world heritage site by the UN.
- French gangster Redoine Faid escapes the Sud-Francilien prison in Réau, France by helicopter.
- Dame Gillian Lynne [Pyrke], British dancer, choreographer and actress, known for Broadway work on "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera, "dies at 92.
On this day in 2017
- Canada celebrates 150 years since its formation.
- Brazilian police arrest drug kingpin Luiz Carlos da Rocha in Sorriso.
- Ethiopian politician, Tedros Adhanom takes office as first African Director-General of the World Health Organisation.
- Mexican police kill 19 gunmen in drug-related shootout in northern state of Sinaloa.
- Norman Dorsen, American lawyer, human rights advocate and president of the American Civil Liberties Union, who died of complications from a stroke at 86.
- Pat Patrick, Race Car Driver.
- Heathcote Williams [John Henly Heathcote Williams], British poet, actor and political activist, who died at 75.
On this day in 2016
- Islamic militants storm a cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 20 hostages and 2 police, country's worse terror attack.
On this day in 2015
- Greek Credit Crisis: Greece becomes 1st developed country to default on debt to the International Monetary Fund (1.7 billion).
- US and Cuba announce agreement to re-open embassies and establish full diplomatic ties.
- Sir Nicholas Winton, English Humanitarian ('British Schindler'- saved 600 children from Nazis), who died at 106.
- Robert La Caze, Race Car Driver.
- Val Doonican [Michael Valentine], Irish singer and entertainer, who died at 88.
- Lawrence Herkimer, American "Grandfather of Cheerleading" (founded National Cheerleading Association, patented the pom-pom), who died at 89.
On this day in 2014
- Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the CBS series "Criminal Minds".
- Martin Schulz is re-elected President of the European Parliament.
- Oscar C. Yatco, Filipino violinist and conductor, who died at 82.
- Walter Dean Myers, African-American author, who died at 76.
- Jean Garon, Quebec economist and politician, who died at 76.
On this day in 2013
- Demonstrations occur across Egypt with 15 million people calling for the resignation of their President, Mohammed Morsi.
- Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union.
- 47 people are killed and 90 are wounded in two bomb blasts in Pakistan.
- Canadian singer Avril Lavigne at the age of 28 weds Canadian singer Chad Kroeger at the age of 38 at the Château de La Napoule, a reconstructed medieval castle on the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France..
- John Stanford, American college baseball coach/administrator (Middle Tennessee), who died at 77.
- William Gray III, American politician, who died from natural causes at 71.
- William H. Gray III, American politician (Rep-D-PA,1978-1991), who died at 71.