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Today in the World Countries
- Day of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War is being celebrated in North Korea
- Independence Day Holiday is being celebrated in Maldives
- National Revolutionary Holiday is being celebrated in Cuba
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Reborn Live, Twitch Star, born in Spain.
On this day in 2022
- 170-carat pink diamond the "Lulo Rose, "thought to be largest discovered in 300 years, announced found in Angola.
- Jaydayoungan, Rapper.
- Mary Alice [Smith], American stage and screen actress (Fences - Tony Award,1987; I'll Fly Away - Emmy Award,1993; A Different World - "Lettie"), who died at 85 or 80 [year of birth disputed].
On this day in 2021
- Swiss team of Jolanda Neff, Sina Frei and Linda Indergand make a clean sweep of the medals in the women's cross-country mountain bike event at the Tokyo Olympics.
- Triathlete Flora Duffy claims historic first ever Olympic gold medal for Bermuda in the women's event at the Tokyo Games.
- Ítalo Ferreira of Brazil and American Carissa Moore claim inaugural men's and women's surfing gold medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
- Largest-ever repatriation of 17,000 looted Iraqi antiquities returned to Baghdad, including items from Hobby Lobby's Museum of the Bible and Cornell University.
- American gymnast and four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles withdraws from the women's team final at the Tokyo Games citing need to focus on her mental health; also misses individual finals.
- China tests a missile with a hypersonic weapon system, later called “very close” to a Sputnik moment by a US general.
- Fiji retains Olympic Rugby Sevens title with 27-12 win over New Zealand in Tokyo; only second gold in the country's Olympic history.
- Florida records its highest one-day total of COVID-19 pandemic cases since the start of the pandemic at 21,683.
- Saginaw Grant, Native American character actor, hereditary chief of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma, musician, and U.S. Marine, who died at 85.
- Mike Hendrick, English cricket fast bowler (30 Tests,87 wickets; 22 ODIs; Derbyshire CCC), who died from bowel cancer at 72.
- Mike Hendrick, English cricket fast bowler (30 Tests,87 wickets; 22 ODIs; Derbyshire), who died from bowel cancer at 72.
- Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones - "Life Is But A Dream" ; “A Sunday Kind of Love”), who died of a heart attack at 91.
On this day in 2020
- WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesussays that COVID-19 pandemic is "easily the most severe" global health emergency it has faced.
- WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus states that COVID-19 pandemic is "easily the most severe" global health emergency the WHO has faced.
- US congressman John Lewis becomes the first black lawmaker to lie in state in the Rotunda in Washington D.C..
- Google decides its employees can work from home until July 2021, the largest tech company to commit to working from home.
- Denise Johnson, British rock and soul singer (Primal Scream - "Don’t Fight It, Feel It"), and songwriter (" Where Does It Go"), who died at 56.
On this day in 2019
- At least 65 mourners killed in a gun attack at a funeral near Maiduguri, by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria.
- American swimmer Caeleb Dressel wins 3 gold medals in one day at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea; 50m freestyle,100m butterfly and mixed 4×100m freestyle relay (WR 3:19.40).
- American swimmer Caleb Dressel wins 3 gold medals in one day at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea; 50m freestyle,100m butterfly and mixed 4×100m freestyle relay (WR 3:19.40).
- Amy Winehouse's ex boyfriend Blake Fielder-Civil made legal claim for a £1million cut of the tragic singer’s fortune. Fielder-Civil told Amy’s family his lawyers said he had a valid claim because he was with her for six years during which she released some of her best-selling material. The family replied by saying he's spent a lot of their marriage in prison, bringing nothing but pain to everyone and to give him another penny would be too much..
- US President Trump, calls Baltimore a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess, "calls Congress Rep Elijah Cummings responsible.
- John Robert Schrieffer, American physicist (Nobel Prize for Physics 1972 for BCS theory), who died at 88.
- Carlos Cruz-Diez, Pop Artist.
- Carmen Victoria Pérez, TV Show Host.
On this day in 2018
- CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves is accused of sexual misconduct in the "New Yorker" by journalist Ronan Farrow.
- CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves is accused of sexual misconduct in the "New Yorker" by Ronan Farrow.
- CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves is acussed of sexual misconduct in the "New Yorker" by Ronan Farrow.
- American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond gives a small thank-you concert to firefighters near his home in Colorado.
- Jim Victor, Race Car Driver.
- Vladimir Voinovich, Russian writer and dissident (Moscow 2042), who died of a heart attack at 85.
On this day in 2017
- Reince Priebus resigns as Chief of Staff to US President Donald Trump, shortest non-interim tenure ever.
- Boy Scouts of American chief Michael Surbaugh apologies for politically motivated remarks made by President Donald Trump at rally attended by 30,000 scouts.
- Boy Scouts of American Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh issues an apology for politically motivated remarks made by President Donald Trump at rally attended by 30,000 scouts.
- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos briefly becomes world's richest man at $91.4bn overtaking Bill Gates for half a day.
- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos briefly becomes world's richest man at $91.4B USD, overtaking Bill Gates for half a day.
- Sam Shepard Ill, American actor and playwright (Frances, Crimes of the Heart), who died at 73.
On this day in 2016
- Three of Michael Jackson's nephews, Taj, TJ and Taryll Jackson, filed a $100 million libel lawsuit against Radar Online over stories published last June that alleged they were sexually abused by their uncle and accepted gifts to cover it up. Radaronline.com is a website that focuses on celebrity news, fashion and pop culture..
- Jack Davis, Cartoonist.
- James Alan MacPherson, American writer,1st black writer to win Pulitzer Prize, who died at 72.
On this day in 2015
- Fiat Chrysler fined record $105 million by Us regulators over their number of car recalls.
- The Shanghai Composite Index drops 8.5% in one day.
- Abdul Kalam, World Leader.
- A. P. J. [Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen] Abdul Kalam, Indian scientist and politician,11th President of India (2002-07), who died at 83.
On this day in 2014
- British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Porthcawl: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his second Open Senior title by 13 strokes from Colin Montgomerie of Scotland.
- Liberia shuts down most of its borders with fears about the spread of Ebola epidemic.
- 101st Tour de France won by Vincenzo Nibali of Italy.
- Obama reaffirms Israel's "right to defend itself", but condemns civilian casualties in Gaza.
- Actress and model Scheana Marie at the age of 29 weds longtime boyfriend Michael Shay at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California.
On this day in 2013
- 1,000 inmates escape from a prison in Benghazi, Libya.
- First Przewalski’s horse (whose wild populations were believed extinct in 1969) is born via artificial insemination at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute as part of a worldwide effort to rebuild the wild herds.
- 100 people are killed and 1,500 injured in a crackdown against protesters in Cairo, Egypt.
- Oliver Lanning, YouTube Star, born in California.
- Kidd Kraddick, Radio Host.
- Lindy Boggs [Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs], American political administrator, who died from natural causes at 97.
- Lindy Boggs (née Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne), American politician (US Representative from Louisiana,1973-97), and diplomat, who died from natural causes at 97.