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Today in the World Countries

  • Republic Day is being celebrated in Italy
  • Sir Randol Fawkes Day is being celebrated in The Bahamas

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

On this day in 2022

  • Jury in defamation case brought by Johnny Depp against ex-wife Amber Heard awards Depp $15 million in damages and compensation and Heard $2 million in damages in Fairfax, Virginia.

On this day in 2021

  • Bill Scanlon, American tennis player (World #9 1984; 6 x ATP titles), who died from cancer at 64.
  • Ottorino Sartor, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (27 caps; Defensor Arica, CNI), who died at 75.

On this day in 2020

  • New outbreak of Ebola has killed five people in city of Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • UK death toll from COVID-19 pandemic passes 50,000 (50,032) according to its Office of National Statistics.
  • UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet says pandemic exposing "endemic inequalities" around the world, cites death of George Floyd and higher death toll for ethnic minorities.
  • Brazilian death toll passes 30,000 from COVID-19 pandemic at 31,199 with 555,383 number of cases confirmed,2nd only to the US.
  • Carlo Ubbiali, Italian motorcycle racer (World Champion 125cc 1951,55,56,58-60; 250cc 1956,59,60), who died of respiratory failure at 90.
  • Chris Trousdale, Pop Singer.
  • John Cuneo, Australian sailor (Olympic gold dragon class 1972), who died at 91.
  • Arrogate, American thoroughbred racehorse (Breeders'Cup Classic, World's Best Racehorse 2016; Pegasus World Cup, Dubai World Cup 2017), who died at 7.
  • Wes Unseld, American Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (NBA C'ship, Finals MVP 1978; NBA MVP 1969; 5 x NBA All-Star; Washington Bullets), who died from pneumonia at 74.

On this day in 2019

  • US Open Women's Golf, CC of Charleston: Lee Jeong-eun of South Korea wins her first major title; beats runners-up Lexi Thompson, Agel Yin and Ryu So-yeon by 2 strokes.
  • Alan Rollinson, Race Car Driver.
  • Alistair Browning, Voice Actor.
  • Lowell North, American yachtsman (Olympic Gold 1968) and sailmaker (North Sails), who died at 89.

On this day in 2018

  • Ringo Starr's thirteenth All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Colin Hay, Graham Gouldman, Gregg Bissonette, and Warren Ham.
  • Socialist Pedro Sánchez is sworn in as Spanish Prime Minister.
  • Malcolm Morley, English-American painter, who died at 86.
  • Paul D. Boyer, American biochemist and Nobel Prize Laureate for research on the "enzymatic mechanism underlying the biosynthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)" (1997), who died at 99.
  • Bruce Kison, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1971,79), who died at 68.

On this day in 2017

  • " Wonder Woman" directed by Patty Jenkins released, earns over $100 million in North American in its opening weekend - domestic record for a female director.
  • Gotham actor Ben McKenzie at the age of 38 weds actress Morena Baccarin at the age of 38 at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Peter Sallis, British actor (Wallace and Gromit, Last of the Summer Wine), who died at 96.

On this day in 2016

  • Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet), who died at 64.
  • Kat Teasdale, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2015

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces his resignation,5 days after his re-election, amid FIFA's involvement in a bribery scandal.
  • US Congress passes new legislation to reform National Security Agency procedures, restricting gathering of phone records.
  • 100 volunteers in Bhutan set a world record for tree planting - 49,672 in 1 hour.
  • 100 volunters in Bhutan set a world record for tree planting - 49,672 in 1 hour.
  • Sebastian Aguilar, YouTube Star, born in United States.
  • Paul Karolyi, Hungarian composer, who died at 80.
  • Miguel-Ángel Cárdenas, Pop Artist.
  • Irwin Rose, American biologist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 2004), who died at 88.

On this day in 2014

  • Former Liberation Front guerilla fighter Salvador Sánchez Cerén,69, is sworn in as president in El Salvador.
  • Telangana with Hyderabad as it's capital becomes India's 29th state after it is separated from Andhra Pradesh.
  • The unity government is sworn into power in Palestine; it agrees to the following: recognition of Israel, compliance to diplomatic agreements, renunciation of violence.

On this day in 2013

  • Togrul Narimanbekov, Painter.
  • Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor, who died at 82.
  • John Gilbert, British politician and Minister (Labour), who died at 86.




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