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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.




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