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Today in the World Countries
- King Father's Birthday is being celebrated in Eswatini
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Talia Lahoud, World Music Singer, born in Beirut, Lebanon.
On this day in 2022
- Droupadi Murmu is the first tribal politician to be elected President of India (head of state, without executive powers).
- David Moores, British football executive (Chairman Liverpool FC 1991-2007; Honorary Life President), who died at 76.
- Stuart Woods, Novelist.
On this day in 2021
- US at “another pivotal point in this pandemic” says CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky as the Delta variant becomes dominant.
- Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, French auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1978,80), who died from a heart attack at 84.
On this day in 2020
- Kim Kardashian asks for understanding of her husband Kanye West's struggles with his bipolar disorder on Instagram.
- California passes New York total for COVID-19 pandemic cases (415,763 vs 415,094), though NY death toll much higher.
- Willa Jonas, Family Member, born in Los Angeles, CA.
- Carlton Haselrig, American football guard (Pro Bowl 1992; Pittsburgh Steelers) and wrestler (6 x NCAA titles; Pitt-Johnstown), who died from liver disease at 54.
- Charles Evers, American civil rights leader (1st Black mayor in Mississippi since Reconstruction), who died at 97.
- Charles Evers, Civil Rights Leader.
- Demitra Roche, Reality Star.
On this day in 2019
- Air strikes have killed at least 31 people in Maarat al-Numan, north-western Syria, with Russian planes supporting Syrian government being blamed.
- American singer, songwriter and keyboardist Art Neville died aged 81. Art shot to fame as part of the Neville Brothers when they started singing as children, but went their separate ways in the 1950s and 1960s. It was not until 1977 that the brothers finally got together again and in 1978 they recorded their first Neville Brothers album. Art was a founding member of The Meters, whose musical style represents New Orleans funk. He also played on recordings by many notable artists including Labelle (on "Lady Marmalade"), Paul McCartney, Lee Dorsey, Robert Palmer, Dr. John and Professor Longhair..
- India's lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2 successfully takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota aiming to be fourth nation to soft-land on the moon.
- French submarine Minerve rediscovered off coast of Toulon, France, after disappearing in 1968 with loss of 52 crew.
- Marvel superhero film "Avengers: Endgame" becomes the world's highest-grossing film overtaking "Avatar" earning $2.9 billion.
- NFL Dallas Cowboys named most valuable sports team in the world worth $5 billion, MLB New York Yankees 2nd at $4.6 billion, Real Madrid 3rd with $4.2 billion according to Forbes.
- US President Donald Trump says US could win war in Afghanistan in a week "I just don't want to kill 10 million people. If I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth".
- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan meets with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, D.C..
- Li Peng, Chinese leader, Premier of China (1987-98), who died at 90.
- Art Neville, American funk and R& B singer, keyboard player, and songwriter (Neville Brothers; The Funky Meters), who died at 81.
On this day in 2018
- British Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: Francesco Molinari holds off a pack of players including favourites Rory McIlroy & Justin Rose to win by 2; first Italian to win a major title.
- Lone gunman shooting kills 3 including gunman and injures 13 in Toronto, Canada.
- Heatwave in Japan kills 11 in one day.
- Israeli military and allies evacuate over 400 White Helmet Syrian rescue workers from its border with Syria to Jordan.
- Seattle basketball guard Sue Bird plays record 500th WNBA game as Storm go down 87-74 to the Atlanta Dream; finishes career on 508 games for Seattle.
- US President Donald Trump threatens Iran in an all-caps tweet of "consequences" in response to speech by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
- TV show "Supergirl" announces casting of first live-action transgender superhero, by transgender actor Nicole Maines as Nia Nal.
- Tony Sparano, American football coach (Miami Dolphins 2008-11; Oakland Raiders 2014), who died of a heart attack at 56.
- Tony Sparano, American NFL coach (Miami Dolphins 2008-11), who died of a heart attack at 56.
- Rene Portland, American college basketball coach (Penn State 1980-2007), who died of cancer at 65.
On this day in 2017
- South African golfer Branden Grace records lowest round for a men's major championship - 62 in 3rd round at British Open, Royal Birkdale, England.
- 10 die in over-heated tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas in human-trafficking incident.
- Bernard Consten, Race Car Driver.
- Bobby Taylor, American singer and producer who discovered "The Jackson 5" (Motown Records), who died of cancer at 83.
On this day in 2016
- A man shoots and kills 9 people at the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, Germany and then kills himself.
- Japan’s Funai Electric announce they will manufacture world's last videocassette this month.
- Hillary Clinton announces Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her Vice Presidential running mate.
- Thomas Sutherland, American hostage (Lebanon) and academic, who died at 85.
On this day in 2015
- 'Oldest'Qur'an fragments discovered in collection of Birmingham University, radiocarbon testing dates to AD568 - AD645.
- New research found that a person's taste in music may offer insight into the way in which they think. A study found empathetic people preferred more mellow, low-energy music, while those who were "systemisers" - people who seeked to analyse patterns in the world enjoyed punk, heavy metal and more complex music overall. Researchers at Cambridge University, England had recruited 4,000 participants and put them through a series of different tests..
On this day in 2014
- News broadcaster Al Jazeera claim that its office in Gaza is under attack by the Israeli Defence Force.
- European Union claim that Israel 'has the right to defend itself', but say civilian casualties in Gaza are unacceptable.
- Both the United Arab Emirates and the USA announce aid packages to besieged Gaza.
On this day in 2013
- Mike Babcock is again named head coach of Team Canada, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists).
- 89 people are killed and 500 are injured by earthquakes in Gansu province, China.
- Prince George of Cambridge, son of Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, England (3rd in line to the English throne), born in London, England.
- Prince George, Prince, born in London, England.
- son of Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,2nd in line to the English throne, born in London, England.
- Lawrie Reilly, Scottish soccer striker (38 caps; Hibernian 253 games,185 goals), who died at 84.
- Dennis Farina, American actor, who died from a pulmonary embolism at 69.
- Dennis Farina, TV Actor.