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Today in the World Countries
- Carnival Tuesday is being celebrated in Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
- Independence Day is being celebrated in American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Us Virgin Islands
- King Tupou VI's Birthday is being celebrated in Tonga
- Liberation Day is being celebrated in Rwanda
- Unity Day is being celebrated in Zambia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- Lone shooter at a 4th of July parade in Highland Park, Chicago, kills seven and wounds 47, later captured.
- Hank Goldberg, American sports broadcaster (radio colour commentator Miami Dolphins 1978-92; ESPN2, ESPN Radio), who died from chronic kidney disease at 82.
- Remco Campert, Poet.
On this day in 2021
- Researchers reveal there are 14 living descendants of Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci.
- Pope Francis undergoes surgery to remove part of his colon in Rome.
- Military plane crashes near Jolo, Philippines, killing at lease 45 with dozens saved from the burning wreckage.
- Irish musician, photographer, teacher, and author Rick Laird died of lung cancer age 80. He is best known as the bassist and founding member of the jazz fusion band Mahavishnu Orchestra, led by English guitarist John McLaughlin with which he performed from 1971 to 1973..
- American country-rockabilly singer and guitarist Sanford Clark died age 85. He is best known for his 1956 hit 'The Fool' written by Lee Hazlewood..
- Columbus Blue Jackets'24 year old Latvian goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks is killed when accidentally struck by fireworks at the home of team goaltending coach Manny Legace in Novi, Michigan.
- Columbus Blue Jackets'24 year old Latvian goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks is killed when accidently struck by fireworks at the home of team goaltending coach Manny Legace in Novi, Michigan.
- Daniel Mickelson, TV Actor.
- Dicky Moegle, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (All-American 1954, Rice; Pro Bowl 1955, SF 49ers), who died at 86.
- Eddie Payne, American college basketball coach (USC Upstate, Oregon State Uni, Greensboro College), who died from a stroke at 69.
- Matiss Kivlenieks, Hockey Player.
- Sanford Clark, American country-rockabilly singer and guitarist (" The Fool" ; "Son Of A Gun"), who died of COVID-19 pandemic while undegoing cancer treatment at 85.
- Terry Donahue, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (head coach UCLA 1976-96, record 151–74–8; Pac-10 Coach of the Year 1985,93), who died from cancer at 77.
- The One and Only Dick Gregory - TV-MA is released.
Chronicles the incredible life and times of legendary comedian and activist Dick Gregory. As a renowned Black comedian, Gregory had a platform to take on the most incendiary battles of hunger, gender equity, and civil rights – stirring trouble and making headlines in the service of social justice.
On this day in 2020
- Record rain in over island of Kyushu in Japan causes flooding killing a least 37 people with evacuation of more than 200,00.
- Sebastián Athié, TV Actor.
On this day in 2019
- Record temperatures in Alaska as Anchorage reaches 90F (32C).
- Notorious Dutch crime boss Willem Holleeder sentenced to life for ordering five murders in Amsterdam.
- UN accuses Venezuelan government of using death squads and policy of installing fear to remove opposition with 5,287 people killed in 2018 for supposedly resisting arrest.
- Russian President Vladmir Putin meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
- US President Donald Trump holds a “Salute to America” Fourth of July celebration in Washington, D.C., controversial for its emphasis on the military and presence of tanks.
- US publication Mad Magazine announces it will stop publishing new material after 67 years.
- Egypt claims 3,000-year-old Tutankhamun bust is stolen as it sells for $6 million at auction at Christies.
- Largest earthquake in California in 20 years 6.4 magnitude near Ridgecrest.
- Biggest seaweed bloom in the world, the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt stretches from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico after algae explosion due to deforestation and fertiliser.
- Chris Cline, Entrepreneur.
- Eva Mozes Kor, War Hero.
- TV SERIES
- Stranger Things: Season 3 is released.
What could happen in the summer of 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana?
On this day in 2018
- Wildfire in Yolo county, California, grows to 82,700 acres with 2,800 fire fighters battling the blaze.
- Hong Kong'stop court rules same-sex couples entitled to equal visa rights in landmark case.
- Chinese technology company Baidu announces it has begun mass production of self-driving buses, the 14-seat Apolong.
- Harry M. Miller, Entrepreneur.
- The First Purge - R is released.
To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.
On this day in 2017
- North Korea tests first successful intercontinental ballistic missile into Sea of Japan.
- Gene Conley, American baseball pitcher (4 x MLB All Star; Boston/Milwaukee Braves, Philadelphia Phillies) and basketball forward (NBA C'ship 1959–1961; Boston Celtics), who died at 86.
- Gene Conley, American MLB player and NBA player, who died at 86.
- Dave Simpson, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2016
- NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully enters Jupiter's orbit.
- Kayden Gaulden, Family Member, born in United States.
- Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer, who died at 80.
- Abbas Kiarostami, Director.
- Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author and director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up, Taste of Cherry), who died at 76.
On this day in 2015
- Copa América Final, Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Santiago: Chile defeats Argentina,4-1 penalties to win their first title; 0-0 after extra time.
- Blur's Damon Albarn was removed from stage at the Roskilde festival in Denmark after a mammoth five-hour set. The singer who was headlining the event with his Africa Express project encouraged the crowd to protest at the plug being pulled. The stage manager emerged, put the singer's jacket over his shoulders and lifted him off stage..
- Matt "Megatoad" Stonie, in an upset, defeats 8x hot dog eating champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at Nathan's Famous, Coney Island with 62 hot dogs.
- Unesco grants World Heritage Status to vineyards in Champagne, France along with Singapore's Botanical Gardens, Diyarbakir Fortress (Turkey) and Maymand Caves (Iran).
- Super Rugby Final, Westpac Stadium, Wellington: Otago Highlanders beat Wellington Hurricanes 21-14 for their first title.
- Music legend Billy Joel at the age of 66 weds equestrian Alexis Roderick at the age of 33 in Long Island.
- Actor Ashton Kutcher at the age of 37 weds actress Mila Kunis at the age of 31 in Los Angeles.
- Actress and singer Vanessa Williams at the age of 52 weds Jim Skrip in Buffalo, New York.
- American actress and singer Vanessa Williams at the age of 52 weds Jim Skrip in Buffalo, New York.
- American music legend Billy Joel at the age of 66 weds American equestrian Alexis Roderick at the age of 33 at NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's Long Island home.
- American "That 70s Show" actor Ashton Kutcher at the age of 37 weds Ukranian-American "That 70s Show" actress Mila Kunis at the age of 31 in Los Angeles.
On this day in 2014
- Rolf Harris is sentenced to 5 years and 9 months for indecently assaulting female minors.
- Reef band guitarist Jesse Wood at the age of 37 weds TV presenter Fearne Cotton at the age of 32 in London.
- Star Trek actor Tom Hardy at the age of 36 weds actress Charlotte Riley at the age of 32 in a secret ceremony.
- Wrinkles - Not Rated is released.
Wrinkles portrays the friendship between Emilio and Miguel, two elderly gentlemen shut away in a retirement home. Recent arrival Emilio, in the early stages of Alzheimer, is helped by Miguel to avoid ending up on the feared top floor of the care home, also known as the lost cause or "assisted"floor. Their wild plan infuses their otherwise tedious days with humor and tenderness.
- Me and You - Not Rated is released.
Lorenzo, a quirky 14-year-old loner who has difficult relationships with his parents and peers, decides to take a break from it all by hiding out in his building’s neglected basement where for an entire week he will finally avoid all conflict and pressure to be a “normal” teenager. But an unexpected visit from Lorenzo’s older half-sister Olivia changes everything. A worldly 25-year-old beauty, her problematic and fragile state upsets Lorenzo’s total escape from reality, and their forced cohabitation in the basement’s confined space brings forthvold resentments, but also a need for affection and intimacy. A few emotional days and nights will inspire Lorenzo to see the world through new eyes.
- Gabrielle - R is released.
The musically gifted but developmentally challenged Gabrielle lives in a group home with four other adults who have similar disabilities. Like all young women, Gabrielle wants her independence, but of course her situation is exceptional. When she falls in love with a similarly challenged young man in her choir, she discovers that both the families and the social workers are alarmed; can these two handle an adult relationship? Then Gabrielle’s beloved and supportive sister confesses that she is going to move to India, and Gabrielle’s world is truly in danger of falling apart. With stubborn courage and a real zest for life, Gabrielle prevails against all odds to win her freedom. [Entertainment One]
- Life Itself - R is released.
In 2013, we lost Roger Ebert—arguably the nation’s best-known and most influential movie critic. Based on his memoir of the same name, Life Itself recounts Ebert’s fascinating and flawed journey—from politicized school newspaperman, to Chicago Sun-Times movie critic, to Pulitzer Prize winner, to television household name, to the miracle of finding love at 50, and finally his “third act” as a major voice on the Internet when he could no longer physically speak. [Magnolia Pictures]
- Marius - Not Rated is released.
In Marseilles' Old Port, Cesar (Daniel Auteuil) and his son Marius (Raphaël Personnaz) own La Marine Bar. Marius' biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad's bar and to set off to a faraway land. Fanny (Victoire Bélézy), a young and pretty seafood peddler, has secretly been in love with Marius since her childhood; Marius, never admitting it, has always loved Fanny. One day, a sailor drops by La Marine and offers him a job on an exploratory ship. Trying to hold him off and to make him jealous, Fanny confesses his love to him and provokes a fight between Marius and one of Cesar's old friends, Panisse, a boat merchant, who despite his old age, has been courting Fanny for a while. Torn between the call of the sea and his love for her, Marius abandons his dream to be with Fanny who gives herself to him. As Cesar and Honorine, Fanny's mother, are getting ready for the wedding, Marius changes his mind, drawn back to the call of the sea. Sacrificing her love, Fanny convinces Marius to embark on his journey, leaving her behind. Devastated but holding back her tears, she hides Marius' decision from his father. [Kino Lorber]
On this day in 2013
- 12 people are killed and 60 are injured in a wave of shootings across Chicago.
- Singer Tina Turner at the age of 73 weds music executive Erwin Bach at the age of 57 in Kusnacht, Switzerland.
- American singer Tina Turner at the age of 73 weds German music executive Erwin Bach at the age of 57 in Kusnacht, Switzerland.
- Magna Carta Holy Grail was released by Jay-Z.
The rapper's 12th studio album (released five days early to Samsung mobile device owners via an app) features Rick Ross, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce Knowles, and Frank Ocean, with production from Timbaland, Jerome "J-Roc"Harmon, and others.