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Today in the World Countries
- Ashura is being celebrated in Bahrain, Bangladesh
- Eid al-Adha is being celebrated in Turkmenistan
- Independence Day Holiday is being celebrated in Peru
- Second Day of Ashura is being celebrated in Pakistan
- St Olav's Day is being celebrated in Faroe Islands
- Territory Day is being celebrated in Wallis And Futuna
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Ali Khatibi, MMA Fighter, born in Philippines.
- Louie G, Radio Host, born in Mexico.
On this day in 2022
- Rebekah Vardy loses her UK libel trial with Coleen Rooney in the so-called Wagatha Christie trial, over Rooney accusing Vardy of leaking stories to The Sun newspaper.
- Juris Hartmanis, Computer Scientist.
On this day in 2021
- Australian canoeist Jessicas Fox with 109.96s wins inaugural women's C-1 slalom gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
- Chinese team of Yang Junxuan, Tang Muhan, Zhang Yufei & Li Bingjie smash 4 x 200m freestyle relay WR 7:40.33 at Tokyo Olympics; minor medallists USA and Australia also beat previous mark.
- Croatian rowing brothers Martin and Valent Sinkovic team to win coxless pair gold at the Tokyo Olympics; pair's second Olympic gold after winning double sculls in 2016.
- Flash floods kill at least 60 people in Kamdesh, eastern Afghanistan.
- Following Simone Biles'withdrawal, teammate Sunisa Lee becomes first Hmong-American Olympic champion in any sport when she wins women's artistic individual all-around gymnastics gold in Tokyo.
- Carl Levin, American attorney and politician (U.S. Senator from Michigan,1979-2015), who died at 87.
On this day in 2020
- Scaled back Hajj pilgrimage begins in Saudi Arabia with no foreigners.
- Zealand Labrant, YouTube Star, born in California.
- Andy Haden, New Zealand rugby union lock (41 Tests; 117 All Black games,8 as captain; Auckland), who died from chronic lymphocytic leukaemia at 69.
- Andy Haden, New Zealand rugby union lock (41 Tests; 117 All Black games,8 as captain; Auckland), who died from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 69.
- Mike Gillespie, American college baseball coach (College World Series 1998, Collegiate Coach of the Year 1998, USC), who died from a stroke at 80.
On this day in 2019
- 'Old Town Road', the viral rap song by Lil Nas X, became the longest-running No.1 in US chart history after it topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 17 weeks, overtaking Luis Fonsi's 'Despacito' and Mariah Carey's 'One Sweet Day', which both spent 16 weeks at No.1. The rapper, a college dropout from Atlanta, recorded the song in 2018, using a backing track he bought online for $30 (£24.70)..
- Prison riot kills 58, with 16 decapitated in battle between rival factions at the Altamira prison, Para state, Brazil.
- Record for longest run at the top of US singles chart made by country rap single "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X remixed with Billy Ray Cyrus, No. 1 for 17 weeks.
- Grant Thompson, YouTube Star.
On this day in 2018
- Hun Sen's Cambodian People’s Party Hun Sen claims to have won all 125 seats in country's general election with widespread criticism of a sham vote.
- 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes island of Lombok, Indonesia, killing at least 14.
- Chipper Jones, Alan Trammell, Trevor Hoffman, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Jack Morris are inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY.
- Demonstrations calling for safer road by students begin in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- British Senior Open Men's Golf, St. Andrews: Spaniard Miguel Ángel Jiménez wins by 1 shot from defending champion Bernhard Langer of Germany.
- Tour de France: Geraint Thomas becomes the first Welshman and only 3rd Briton to win the Tour; beats Dutchman Tom Dumoulin by 1'51" ; Peter Sagan wins green points jersey.
- Palestinian teenage activist Ahed Tamimi released from prison after eight months.
- Ethiopian state funeral for murdered dam engineer Simegnew Bekele in Addis Ababa prompts unrest.
- Vibeke Skofterud, Skier.
- Tomasz Stanko, Polish trumpeter (Astigmatic), who died of complication from lung cancer at 76.
- Oliver Dragojevic, Rock Singer.
On this day in 2017
- Terrorist plot to bring down a plane averted in Sydney, Australia,4 arrested.
- Lee May "The Big Bopper", American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, who died from pneumonia at 74.
On this day in 2016
- Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for US President at Democratic convention in Philadelphia - first woman by a major US party.
- Comedians and actors Amy Poehler and Will Arnett divorce after 12 years of marriage.
- Marta Marzotto, Italian countess and designer, who died at 85.
- Zelda Fichandler, American theater director and producer (Raisin, K2), who died at 91.
On this day in 2015
- Zion Harvey became the first paediatric patient to receive a double hand transplant at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
- Mohammed Omar, mullah and Taliban leader is confirmed dead (killed 2013) by the Afghan government.
- Part of missing airline MH370 is found on the island of Reunion.
- 27 people are killed and 149 are injured after a truck runs into a religious procession in Zacatecas, Mexico.
- Microsoft launches Windows 10.
- Over 3,500 immigrants over 2 days attempt to enter the Channel Tunnel at Calais, to cross into Britain.
- Over 3,500 immigrants over 2 days attempt to enter the Channel Tunnel at Calais, to cross into Britian.
- Peter O'Sullevan, British horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', who died at 97.
On this day in 2014
- France contributes 8 million Euros in aid to Gaza.
- 100 Gazans killed overnight by Israeli strikes.
- Chicago Cubs player John Baker scores the win against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field in the longest game in Cubs history.
- Giorgio Gaslini, Pianist.
- Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, who died at 74.
On this day in 2013
- €103 million of diamonds is stolen from the Carton Intercontinental Hotel, Cannes, France.
- British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale: American Mark Wiebe wins in a playoff with Bernhard Langer of Germany.
- 300 prisoners are freed after a Taliban attack in Dera Ismal Khan, Pakistan.
- 44 people are killed in a wave of car bombings in Iraq.
- Tony Gaze, Race Car Driver.
- Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian soccer striker (58 caps; El Nacional, Santos Laguna, América), dies from heart failure at 27.
- Draga Matkovic, Pianist.