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Today in the World Countries

  • Constitution Day is being celebrated in Puerto Rico
  • Guanacaste Day is being celebrated in Costa Rica
  • National Revolutionary Holiday is being celebrated in Cuba
  • Republic Day is being celebrated in Tunisia

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Amina Dehbi, Journalist, born in Taza, Morocco.
  • Benjamin Master Adhisurya, TikTok Star, born in Indonesia.
  • Cristina Colli, Photographer, born in Italy.

On this day in 2022

  • UN says 209 people killed in gang violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, including no-gang members over 10 days, with a further 254 injured with gunshot wounds.
  • Paul Sorvino, American stage and screen actor (Goodfellas; Law and Order,1991-92; Dick Tracy; That's Life), who died at 83.
  • David Trimble, Politician.

On this day in 2021

  • Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Australian Minjee Lee recovers from 7 shots behind to beat South Korea’s Lee6 Jeongeun in a play-off for her first major title.
  • Japanese judokas Uta Abe (women's 52kg) and brother Hifumi (men's 66kg) make history as first siblings to win Olympic gold medals in different events on same day at the Tokyo Games.
  • Japanese skateboarder Yuto Horigome wins the sport's inaugural Olympic gold medal in the men's street section at the Tokyo Games.
  • British Senior Open Men's Golf, Sunningdale: Welshman Stephen Dodd wins his first major title with a 1 stroke victory over Miguel Ángel Jiménez of Spain.
  • USA's men's basketball team see their 25-game Olympic winning streak end; beaten 83-76 by France in first round match in Tokyo.
  • Typhoon In-Fa (Yanhua) makes landfall in the city of Zhoushan on China's east coast.
  • TV star and writer Issa Rae marries Louis Diame in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France.
  • Robert Parris "Bob" Moses, American civil rights activist (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)), and educator (The Algebra Project), who died at 86.

On this day in 2020

  • British musician, author, broadcaster and lecturer CP Lee died age 70. He was a member of the band Greasy Bear and became a linchpin of the punk rock explosion with Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias. In 1977 Lee wrote the 'snuff-rock' musical Sleak..
  • North Korea reports first 'suspected'case of COVID-19 pandemic in city of Kaesong.
  • Cargo ship MV Wakashio runs aground off the coast of Mauritius and begins leaking oil.
  • Hurricane Hanna,1st of the 2020 season, makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast as a category 1 storm.
  • Jim Frick, Swedish harness racing driver (5,002 career race wins), who died from prostate cancer at 68.
  • John Saxon, American actor (Bees, Nightmare on Elm St, Electric Horseman), who died of pneumonia at 83.
  • Eddie Shack, Canadian ice hockey left wing (NHL All Star 1962,63,64; Stanley Cup 1962,63,64,67; Toronto Maple Leafs), who died from throat cancer at 83.
  • Olivia de Havilland, American actress (All the King's Men, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Gone with the Wind), who died at 104.
  • Lou Henson, American College Basketball Hall of Fame coach (all-time leader in victories University of Illinois and New Mexico State), who died of lymphoma at 88.
  • Maurice Petty, American auto racing crew chief, engine builder and team owner (Petty Enterprises, International Motorsports & NASCAR Hall of Fame), who died at 81.
  • Maurice Petty, Race Car Driver.
  • Peter Green [Greenbaum], English guitarist (Fleetwood Mac -" Albatross"), who died at 73 [2].
  • Peter Green [Greenbaum], English guitarist (Fleetwood Mac -" Albatross"), who died at 73.
  • Peter Green, Guitarist.

On this day in 2019

  • " City killer" Asteroid 2019 OK passes by almost undetected at 187 to 427 feet (57 to 130 meters) just 45,000 miles away from earth, closer than the Moon.
  • " City killer" Asteroid 2019 OK (187 to 427 ft (57 to 130 m) estimated diameter) passes by almost undetected approximately 45,000 miles away from earth, nearer than the moon.
  • Scandal-hit Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló resigns.
  • US Justice department announces it is resuming the death penalty, scheduling five executions.
  • Worst Mediterranean migrant drownings this year when boat carrying 250 people capsizes off Libyan coast, with over 100 feared drowned.
  • Highest ever UK temperature of 38.7C (101.6F) recorded in Cambridge, England.
  • High temperature records set across Europe just one day after previous records set, Paris 42.6C (108.7F), Germany 42.6C (108.6F), Netherlands 40.7C (105.2F), Belgium 40.6C (105.2F).
  • Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia's 1st freely elected President (2014-2019), who died at 92.
  • Beji Essebsi, Politician.

On this day in 2018

  • Georgian representative James Spencer resigns after being fooled into saying racial slurs on Sacha Baron Cohen's "Who is America" programe.
  • Georgian representative James Spencer resigns after being fooled into saying racial slurs on Sacha Baron Cohen's "Who is America" TV series.
  • Somalia’s attorney general announces country's first prosecution of female genital mutilation after death of a 10-year-old girl.
  • Multiple suicide bombings and attacks by the Islamic State in Sweida and surrounding areas of Syria kill more than 200.
  • Party of former cricketer Imran Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), wins the most votes but not a majority in Pakistan's Pakistan general election, which are marred by violence and a bomb that kills 31 people.
  • Liquid lake found on Mars under its South Pole by European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter reported in "Science".
  • Guy [Gaetano] Molinari, American politician (R-House of Representatives from New York,1981-1983), who died of pneumonia at 89.
  • Judith Appelbaum, American magazine & newspaper editor and educator, who died at 78.

On this day in 2017

  • Justin Bieber apologised to his fans after cancelling the remaining dates of his Purpose World Tour because of "unforeseen circumstances". The move affects 14 dates in Asia and North America which were coming up over the next three months. The singer had performed more than 150 shows on the tour, promoting his 2015 album Purpose, since March 2016.The tour had grossed $93.2m (£71.5m) in the first half of 2017..
  • Israeli authorities remove new metal detectors from Temple Mount / Haram al-Sharif after Palestinian protests amid rising tensions in Jerusalem.
  • 167 African migrants rescued by NGO Proactiva Open Arms off the coast of Libya,13 perish.
  • Ram Nath Kovind becomes 14th President of India.
  • Sperm counts have halved in last 40 years says research published in "Human Reproduction Update" journal.
  • Wildfires on France's Mediterranean coast near Bormes-les-Mimosas prompts evacuation of 12,000 people.
  • Bodhi Somerhalder, Family Member, born in United States.
  • Barbara Sinatra, American model and philanthropist, who died at 90.
  • Ivana Loudová, Czech composer (Vocal Symphony), who died at 76.
  • Hywel Bennett, Welsh, actor (Family Way, Shelley), who died at 73.

On this day in 2016

  • England fast bowler Jimmy Anderson becomes first quick to take 50 wickets against all other 7 major Test cricket-playing nations during 2nd Test against Pakistan in Manchester.
  • Verizon announces $4.83 billion purchase of Yahoo.
  • Benito Wogatzki, German radio and TV writer (My Best Friends), who died at 83.
  • David Sisco, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2015

  • UCI BMX Supercross series: Niek Kimmann & Stefany Hernandez win the world title.
  • TV personality Beatrice Borromeo at the age of 30 weds Pierre Casiraghi at the age of 28 in the gardens of the Prince's Palace of Monaco in Monte Carlo.
  • Bob Kauffman, American basketball forward (3-time NBA All Star), who died of heart failure at 69.
  • Bob Kauffman, American NBA basketball forward,1968-75,3X All-Star (Buffalo Braves and 3 other teams), and coach,1977-78 (Detroit Pistons), who died of heart failure at 69.

On this day in 2014

  • Both Israel and Hamas review US Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal for an immediate ceasefire and meetings in Cairo.
  • Israeli airstrike kills leader of Islamic Jihad's military wing, Salah Abu Hassanein.
  • The pop star parodist, Weird Al Yankovic became the first comedy act to hit the top spot for more than 50 years. Mandatory Fun, Yankovic’s 14th album, and his best-selling since Straight Outta Lynwood, which was released in 1991 went to No.1 on the US album chart. The last comedy album to reach No 1 in the US was Allan Sherman’s My Son, the Nut in 1963..
  • Palestinian officials call for a "Day of Rage" in the West Bank and within Israel against Israel's operation against Gaza; Israeli Defence Force prepares for protests.
  • Salah Abu Hassanein, leader of Islamic Jihad's military wing, who died in Israeli airstrike.
  • Carlo Bergonzi, Italian operatic tenor, who died at 90.
  • Bel Kaufman, American author (Up the Down Staircase), who died at 103.

On this day in 2013

  • Bernadette Lafont, French actress (Perils of Gwendoline), who died from cardiac arrest at 74.
  • Michael Shipley, Australian audio engineer, and record producer of rock and country music, who died of an apparent suicide at 56.
  • Mike Shipley, Australian audio engineer (Paper Airplane), commits suicide at 56.




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