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Today in the World Countries
- Flag Day is being celebrated in Curacao
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- Earliest evidence for the use of opium from 14th century bce found in burials at Tel Yehud, ancient Canaan (now Israel).
- Actors Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons marry.
- Alain de Cadenet, English auto racer (3 x 24 Hours of Le Mans class 3rd place) and broadcaster (Speed Channel, ESPN, Velocity Channel, Petrolicious website), who died at 76.
On this day in 2021
- India's known COVID-19 pandemic death toll passes 400,000 with 30.45 million cases, amid expert speculation that over one million have died.
- India's known COVID-19 pandemic deathtoll passes 400,000 with 30.45 million cases, amid expert speculation that over one million have died.
- Lehlo Ledwaba, South African boxer (IBF super bantamweight title 1999-2001), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 49.
- Elliot Lawrence [Broza], American jazz pianist, film score composer (Network), arranger, and orchestra leader (Tony and Emmy Award broadcasts; As The World Turns,1981-93), who died at 96.
- Naïm Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist, who died at 92.
On this day in 2020
- More than 160 people die after a landslide at a jade mine in northern Hpakant area of Myanmar.
- Texas Governor Greg Abbott makes wearing face masks mandatory as cases of COVID-19 pandemic soar in the state.
- Funeral for slain Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa in Ambo amid nationwide unrest at his death that has killed over 80 people.
- British Darts Organisation’s commercial arm – BDO Enterprises Ltd, goes into liquidation due to lack of sponsorship; oversaw original professional, semi-pro and amateur competitions in Britain.
- Reckful, Twitch Star.
- Nikolai Kapustin, Russian jazz pianist and composer, who died at 82.
On this day in 2019
- Newly rediscovered Lewis chessmen piece sells at auction for £735,000 in London.
- Newly rediscovered Lewis chess piece sells at auction for £735,000 in London.
- Total solar eclipse over Chile and Argentina.
- Virginie Viard presents her first haute couture collection as designer at Chanel after the death of Karl Lagerfeld at the Grand Palais.
- Air strike kills at least 40 people at Libyan migrant center in Tripoli, with Libyan National Army blamed.
- Germany's Ursula von der Leyen is the first woman nominated to lead the European Commission with France's Christine Lagarde 1st woman nominated to lead the European Central Bank.
- Lee Iacocca, American automotive executive (CEO of Chrysler Corp), who died at 94.
- Michael Colgrass, American-Canadian composer (" Déjà vu" - Pulitzer Prize for Music,1978), who died at 81.
- Michael Colgrass, American-Canadian composer who won the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Music for the piece "Déjà vu", who died at 81.
On this day in 2018
- 270,000 people now displaced by fighting in south-western Syria says UN since assault on rebel-held area two weeks ago.
- Singers Cheryl and Liam Payne announce they are splitting up after two years.
- British divers discover 12 boys and their coach alive in Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand after being trapped for 9 days by monsoon flooding.
- Canon Curry, Family Member, born in California.
- Alan Longmuir, Bassist.
- Alan Longmuir, Scottish pop-rock musician (Bay City Rollers), who died at 70.
On this day in 2017
- Home town underdog Jeff Horn upsets Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines on points in a highly controversial WBO welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia.
- Home town underdog Jeff Horn upsets Manny Pacquiao of the Phillipines on points in a highly controversial WBO welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia.
- FIFA Confederations Cup: Germany defeats Chile 1-0 to win for the 1st time at Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie causes uproar by day at beach during his government's shutdown of beaches.
- US President Donald Trump tweets edited wrestling video of himself attacking news network 'CNN'.
- US Senior Open Men's Golf, Salem CC: Kenny Perry wins by 2 strokes ahead of Kirk Triplett for his 2nd US Senior title.
- Women's PGA Championship, Olympia Fields CC: American Danielle Kang scores her first professional win,1 stroke ahead of defending champion Brooke Henderson of Canada.
- World Health Organization declares Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo over (4 deaths).
- Vladimir Malaniuk, Chess Player.
- Vladislav Rastorotsky, Soviet gymnastics coach, who died at 84.
- Tatiana Zatulovskaya, Israeli chess player (Women's Soviet Chess Championship 1960,62,63), who died at 81.
- Mel Shaw, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2016
- Large lorry bomb in Baghdad kills at least 125 people and wounds 150, Islamic State claims responsibility.
- Earle Brown, American Composer (open form), who died at 75.
- Michael Cimino, American director (The Deer Hunter), who died at 77.
- Michael Cimino, Director.
- Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress (The Royale Family), who died of cancer at 52.
- Elie Wiesel, Activist.
- Elie Wiesel, Jewish Auschwitz survivor and author (Night), Nobel Prize winner 1986, who died at 87.
- Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), who died at 85.
- Patrick Manning, Politician.
- Patrick Manning, Trinidad and Tobago politician, Prime Minister (1991-95,2001-10), who died at 69.
On this day in 2015
- 62 people are killed after the Kim Nirvana ferry capsizes off the coast of the Philippines.
- BP agrees to compensate US government & gulf states $18.7 billion for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
- Charlie Sanders, American football player (Detroit Lions), who died at 68.
- Slavko Avsenik, Composer.
- Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian musician and composer, who died at 75.
- Royce Hagerty, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2014
- Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is criminally charged with corruption by French prosecutors.
- Louis Zamperini, American World War II veteran whose story of capture by the Japanese inspired the movie "Unbroken", who died at 97.
- Charles Musselman, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2013
- Reds pitcher Homer Bailey no-hits SF Giants 3-0 in Cincinnati, his second no-hitter in 10 months.
- 16 people are killed and 200 are injured in protest clashes at Cairo University against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.
- Actor John Barrowman at the age of 46 weds longtime boyfriend Scott Gill in California.
- Anthony Llewellyn, Welsh-American scientist and NASA astronaut, who died at 80.
- Arlan Stangeland, American politician, who died at 83.
- Bengt Hallberg, Pianist.
- Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, who died at 80.
- Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist (computer mouse, Engelbart's Law), who died at 88.
- Fawzia Fuad, Egyptian princess who became Queen of Iran as the first wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who died at 91.