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Today in the World Countries

  • Constitution Day is being celebrated in Uruguay
  • Nelson Mandela's Birthday is being celebrated in South Africa
  • President's Day Holiday is being celebrated in Botswana

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Dilaida.Ts, Instagram Star, born in Kyrgyzstan.

On this day in 2022

  • Claes Oldenburg, Swedish-American pop artist (Clothespin; Alphabet; Good Humor), who died at 93.

On this day in 2021

  • British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: American Collin Morikawa becomes first male in history to win his debut at 2 separate major events [2020 PGA C'ship]; beats Jordan Spieth by 2 strokes.
  • 108th Tour de France: Defending champion Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia becomes youngest rider to win the Tour twice; also claims Mountains and Youth classifications; Mark Cavendish wins points title.
  • Enn Tarto, Politician.
  • John Woodcock, English cricket journalist ('The Times'1954-88; Wisden Cricketers'Almanack 1981-86; President Cricket Writers'Club 1986-2004), who died at 94.
  • John Woodcock OBE, English cricket journalist ('The Times'1954-88; Wisden Cricketers'Almanack 1981-86; President Cricket Writers'Club 1986-2004), who died at 94.

On this day in 2020

  • Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek are hospitalized with COVID-19 pandemic in Mumbai.
  • Miura Haruma, TV Actor.
  • Charles Papa, Kenyan comedian and actor (Papa Shirandula), who died at 58.
  • Barry Jarman, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (19 Tests; 54 dismissals), who died at 84.
  • El Dany, Rapper.

On this day in 2019

  • Arson attack on animated studio Kyoto Animation Co in Kyoto, Japan, kills at least 33.
  • Ed Sheeran broke yet another streaming record. His latest collaborative album No. 6 Collaborations Project, racked up 69 million streams in a month on Spotify, which was the highest by any artist. This new record wasn’t the first that Sheeran has broken. His last album Divide set a new record of 56 million streams on the day of release, while ‘Shape Of You’ picked up over 10 million streams on its first day..
  • Children's songs "Baby Shark" and "Raining Tacos" used by City of West Palm Beach, Florida to drive away homeless people from the waterfront.
  • One of world's earliest mosques at 1,200 years old discovered by archaeologists in Israel's Negev Desert.
  • June 2019 was the hottest June on record with average worldwide temperature of 61.6F (16.4C) according to The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

On this day in 2018

  • Lava from Kilauea volcano eruption has now destroyed 700 homes and added 700 acres to Big Island confirms Hawaii National Guard.
  • New Earth geological age announced, the Meghalayan Age 4,200 years ago to the present, by the International Commission on Stratigraphy.
  • Nicaraguan government announces Masaya is back under its control after violent clashes with anti-government protesters.
  • 44 Forest fires in Sweden as far north as the Arctic Circle prompt Swedish government to request extra assistance, with drought and warm weather to blame.
  • Google fined record $5.1 billion by the EU for abusing its power in mobile phone market.
  • Elon Musk apologises for calling British caver diver in Thai rescue "pedo guy" after widespread criticism and fall in Tesla stock price.
  • Cliff Richard wins privacy case against the BBC, for reporting he was being investigated over historic child sexual assaults.
  • Turkey ends its two-year State of Emergency.
  • Seventeen men charged with the gang-rape of a 12-year old girl in Chennai, India.

On this day in 2017

  • R&B singer R Kelly denied allegations that he was holding several young women in an "abusive cult". The singer's lawyer said he would work "diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name".A report accused the singer of brainwashing women, who got closer to him in an effort to boost their musical careers.He had faced previous accusations of sexual misconduct, but was never found guilty..
  • Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor (Meatballs), who died at 74.
  • Jose Bragato, Composer.

On this day in 2016

  • Gugu Zulu, Race Car Driver.
  • Chris Brauer, Race Car Driver.
  • Billy Name [William Linich Jr], photographer (Andy Warhol's factory), who died at 76.

On this day in 2015

  • PayPal is spun off from eBay as a separate publicly traded company on the NASDAQ.
  • " The Sun" newspaper in Britain controversially publishes old picture and video of Queen Elizabeth giving Nazi salute in 1933.
  • Jake Lim, Instagram Star, born in Singapore.
  • (Perry) "Buddy" Buie, American rock songwriter, and record producer (Atlanta Rhythm Section - "So Into You" ; "Imaginary Lover"), who died of a heart attack at 74.
  • Alex Rocco, American actor (The Godfather, The Famous Teddy Z), who died at 79.
  • Alex Rocco, Movie Actor.
  • Chris Young, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2014

  • The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) call 18,000 additional reserves soldiers in campaign against Gaza.

On this day in 2013

  • 46th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center.
  • Detroit, Michigan, files for bankruptcy, becoming the largest US municipal bankruptcy ever at $18.5 billion.
  • During her The Truth About Love Tour Pink broke two records at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia becoming the artist who had performed the most shows at the venue, with 18 sold out shows and the first artist to sell more than 250,000 tickets at the venue..
  • Lee Seol-Ah, Family Member, born in South Korea.
  • Lee Soo-Ah, Family Member, born in South Korea.




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