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Today in the World Countries

  • Constitution Day is being celebrated in Seychelles
  • Father's Day is being celebrated in Puerto Rico
  • Queen Mother's Birthday is being celebrated in Cambodia

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Kateryna Kremko, DJ, born in Kiev, Ukraine.

On this day in 2022

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather for the treatment she received when she declined an Oscar on behalf of actor Marlon Brando in 1973.
  • Adibah Noor, Pop Singer.
  • Mark Shields, American political journalist and commentator (PBS NewsHour,1988-2020; CNN Capitol Gang,1998-2005), who died of kidney failure at 85.

On this day in 2021

  • Record 82 million people now forcibly displaced, or over 1% of world's population, according to UN refugee agency.
  • Jurist and conservative Ebrahim Raisi elected President of Iran on a low turn out.
  • Giampiero Boniperti, Italian soccer striker (38 caps; Juventus 443 games), executive (chairman Juventus) and politician (deputy in European Parliament), who died from heart failure at 92.
  • Milkha Singh, Runner.

On this day in 2020

  • Global COVID-19 pandemic death toll passes 450,000 (451,118) with 8,421,357 cases known according to Johns Hopkins figures.
  • Jamaican guitarist Hux Brown died in Oakland, California, aged 75. He featured on many successful rocksteady and reggae records in the 60s and 70s, and was later a member of Toots and the Maytals..
  • Canadian COVID-19 pandemic known cases pass 100,000 with 8,361 deaths.
  • English singer, songwriter and entertainer Vera Lynn died at her home in East Sussex aged 103. She was popular during the Second World War and was widely referred to as the "Forces' Sweetheart"giving outdoor concerts for the British troops overseas. The songs most associated with her are 'We'll Meet Again', and '(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover'. On their 1979 album The Wall, Pink Floyd released a song titled "Vera", referencing Vera Lynn and the song 'We'll Meet Again'..
  • US Supreme Court rules the Obama-era Dreamers Program (DACA), enabling undocumented migrant children ability to study and work, can stay.
  • Actress Raven-Symoné marries Miranda Maday.
  • Arturo Chaires, Mexican soccer defender (22 caps; C.D. Guadalajara), who died at 83.
  • John Bredenkamp, Entrepreneur.
  • Lynford "Hux" Brown, Jamaican session and touring guitarist (Jimmy Cliff; Paul Simon; Toots and the Maytals), who died at 75.
  • Tibor Benedek, Hungarian water polo player (Olympic gold 2000,04,08; World C'ship gold 2003) and coach (Hungary 2013-16), who died from pancreatic cancer at 47.
  • Vera Lynn, British popular music singer, known as 'the Forces'Sweetheart'(" We'll Meet Again" ; "The White Cliffs of Dover"), who died at 103.
  • Vera Lynn, Pop Singer.
  • Vera Lynn 'the Forces Sweetheart', English singer (We'll Meet Again), who died at 103.

On this day in 2019

  • Two 14 year-old boys become the youngest in Irish history to be convicted of murder when found guilty of the murder and sexual assault of a 14 year-old girl in Dublin.
  • Two 14 year-old boys become the youngest in Irish history to be convicted of murder when found guilty of the murder and sexual assaultof 14 year-old girl in Dublin.
  • Sex-changing Australian bush tomato study published in journal "PhytoKeys" detailing how Solanum Plastisexum can change from male to female to hermaphrodite.
  • US President Donald Trump announces his campaign for reelection.
  • Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces the suspension of the pro-China and highly controversial extradition law, after massive protests in the city.
  • Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologizes for introducing the extradition law, announcing its suspension after massive protests in the city.
  • Chennai, India's 6th largest city with 4 million people runs out of water as its reservoirs dry up.
  • China has been forcefully harvesting organs from marginalized groups in prison camps on a significant scale according to International Tribunal in London.
  • England cricket captain Eoin Morgan smashes a ODI world record 17 sixes against Afghanistan in his side's 150-run World Cup victory at Old Trafford; Morgan,148 from 71 balls.

On this day in 2018

  • Ferry sinks on Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia, with 193 suspected dead.
  • US President Trump orders US military to set up sixth branch of the military - a space force.
  • President Trump orders US military to set up sixth branch of the military - a space force.
  • Walter Bahr, American soccer midfielder (19 caps) and coach (Penn State), who died of complications broken hip at 91.
  • XXXTentacion [Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy], American rapper and singer-songwriter, is shot during a robbery at 20.
  • XXXTentacion [Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy], American rapper and singer-songwriter, is shot to death during a robbery at 20.
  • Xxxtentacion, Rapper.
  • Barry McDaniel, American lyric baritone (Deutsche Oper Berlin,1962-99), who died at 87.
  • Jimmy Wopo, Rapper.
  • Leon White [Big Van Vader], American professional wrestler (WWF, AJPW), who died at 63.

On this day in 2017

  • French President Emmanuel Macron's party La République en Marche and allies win a majority in 2nd round French legislative elections.
  • US Open Men's Golf, Erin Hills GC: Brooks Koepka wins his first major title by 4 strokes from Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama.
  • Rare magnitude-four earthquake causes a tsunami to hit Nuugaatsiaq in northwestern Greenland.
  • Pakistan defeat India to win cricket's Champions Trophy at the Oval in London by 180 runs, Fakhar Zaman scores 114 runs.
  • Major Melton, Race Car Driver.
  • Lord Joffe [Joel Goodman Joffe], South African-born British lawyer (instructing solicitor for Nelson Mandela’s defence team) and businessman, who died at 85.
  • Jim Blomgren, Race Car Driver.
  • Hope Ryden, American wildlife activist and photographer, who died at 87.

On this day in 2016

  • Adele was named songwriter of the year at the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards, which recognise achievement in songwriting. The singer was honoured for her multi-million selling album,25, which emerged last year after a long struggle with writer's block..
  • Soyuz capsule returns to Earth 1st British International Space Station astronaut Tim Peake, Russian Yuri Malenchenko and American Timothy Kopra after 186 days.
  • Daughter of the Prince Michel de Ligne, Princess Alix de Ligne of Belgium at the age of 31 weds Earl Guillaume de Dampierre at the age of 31 at St Peter's Church in Belgium.
  • Leon Walger, Race Car Driver.
  • Paul Cox, Dutch-born Australian director (Lonely Hearts), who died at 76.
  • Peter Feuchtwanger, German piano teacher, musicologist, and composer (Studies in Eastern Idiom; Introduction and Ragas for 8 Violas and cello), who died at 85.

On this day in 2015

  • Pope Francis blames human selfishness for global warming in his encyclical, named "Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home".
  • 18 vigilantes are killed & 53 are injured after an accidental detonation of an explosive device in Monguno, Nigeria.
  • Van Morrison, Cyndi Lauper and Toby Keith were among the inductees into the Song Writers Hall Of Fame at a star-studded gala in New York City. The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia was also inducted posthumously alongside the band's lyricist Robert Hunter..
  • Dancing with the Stars pro dancer Lindsay Arnold at the age of 21 weds highschool sweetheart Samuel Lightner Cusick in Salt Lake City.
  • Jim Vandiver, Race Car Driver.
  • Ralph J Roberts, American businessman and founder of Comcast, who died of natural causes at 95.

On this day in 2014

  • Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters.
  • King Juan Carlos I of Spain abdicates the Spanish throne to make way for his son Felipe VI.
  • British actor Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters.
  • Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), who died at 85.
  • Michael Frederick, Barbadian cricketer (one Test WI v England 1954, scored 0 & 30), who died at 87.

On this day in 2013

  • 27 people are killed and 30 are injured by a suicide bomb in Sher Garh, Pakistan.
  • 31 people are killed and 60 are injured by two suicide bombings in al-Qahira, Baghdad.
  • Russia passes a law banning foreign same-sex couples from adopting children.
  • Peyton Johnson, YouTube Star, born in Moreno Valley, CA.
  • Gene Freese, American MLB player, who died from complications of back surgery at 79.




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