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Today in the World Countries
- Arafat is being celebrated in Djibouti
- Arafat Day is being celebrated in Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya
- Corban Bairam Holiday is being celebrated in Sudan
- Eid al-Adha is being celebrated in Jordan, Saudi Arabia
- Eid al-Adha Holiday is being celebrated in Qatar, Yemen
- Hajj Day is being celebrated in Maldives
- National Day is being celebrated in Djibouti
- National Unity Day is being celebrated in Tajikistan
- St. Vitus' Day is being celebrated in Serbia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Carol Villanes, TikTok Star, born in Peru.
On this day in 2022
- 51 migrants die after being found inside an abandoned truck in San Antonio, Texas in extreme heat, with 16 people hospitalized.
- Eileen Barton, American singer (Broadway Open House; "If I Knew You Were Comin'I'd've Baked a Cake"), who died of ovarian cancer at 81.
On this day in 2021
- Heat dome envelops the Pacific Northwest with Portland posting highest temperature since records began of 112 F (broken the next day).
- Hottest temperature ever recorded in Canada at 46.6 C (116 F) in Lytton, British Columbia (breaks record 2 days later with 49.6 C).
- Boat sinks off Tunisia, drowning 43 migrants with 84 rescued by Tunisian navy.
- Women's PGA Championship, Atlanta AC: Nelly Korda beats fellow American Lizette Salas by 3 strokes to win her first major title.
- Noel Furlong, Irish businessman and poker player (World Series of Poker main event 1999), who died at 83.
- Arturo "Chico" O'Farrill, Cuban Latin and Afro-Cuban jazz composer, arranger, and conductor, who died of pneumonia at 79.
On this day in 2020
- American guitarist Pete Carr died age 70. He was lead guitarist for the famed Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and recorded extensively at FAME Recording Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield, Alabama. He recorded with Joan Baez, Bob Seger, Joe Cocker, Boz Scaggs, Paul Simon, The Staple Singers, Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Wilson Pickett, Hank Williams, Jr., among many others..
- Ireland's coalition government appoints Micheál Martin as Prime Minister after four months of negotiations.
- Ireland's coalition government appoints Micheál Martin as Prime Minster after four months of negotiations.
- Locust invasion labelled 'Swarmageddon'by The Times of India as it reaches Delhi.
- Johnny Mandel, American composer, arranger and musician (M*A*S*H theme), who died at 94.
- Linda Cristal, Argentinian actress (High Chapparal), who died at 89.
- (Lionel) Frederick "Freddy" Cole, American jazz singer and pianist, who died at 88.
- (Jesse) "Pete" Carr, American session guitarist (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section), who died at 70.
- Mihai Romila, Romanian soccer midfielder (19 caps; Politehnica Ia?i 367 games), who died at 69.
- Ilija Petkovic, Serbian soccer midfielder (43 caps, Yugoslavia; Troyes, OFK Beograd) and manager (Serbia & Montenegro), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 74.
- Carl Reiner, American comedian, actor, writer and director (2000 Year Old Man, Dick Van Dyke Show), who died at 98.
On this day in 2019
- Chief Apple designer Jony Ive, designer of the iMac and the iPhone, announces he is leaving Apple after 30 years.
- US Supreme Court rules 2020 census cannot contain a question about citizenship in a 5-4 ruling.
- US Supreme Court rules the Constitution doesn't prohibit partisan gerrymandering, allowing a ruling party to redraw electoral boundaries.
- Aria Kurzawa, Instagram Star, born in Marbella, Spain.
- Aria Kurzawa, Instagram Star, born in Spain.
- Hella Sketchy, Rapper.
On this day in 2018
- Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 arrives at diamond-shaped asteroid Ryugu.
- Complex carbon-based molecules found by Cassini spacecraft on Saturn moon Enceladus, previously only ever found on earth and meteorites in research published in "Nature".
- Democrat Representative Joseph Crowley is defeated in New York Primary election by liberal challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
- French government intoduces plan to bring back national service for 16 year-olds.
- French government introduces plan to bring back national service for 16 year-olds.
- US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announces he will retire on July 31.
- US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announces he will retire 31st July.
- President Salva Kiir of South Sudan and former Vice President Riek MacharSouth sign peace deal to end four-year civil war.
- Malaysian police announce seizure of goods linked to former prime minister Najib Razak, worth $273 million, biggest in the country's history, including 567 handbags and 14 tiaras.
- Joe Jackson, American talent manager and patriarch of the Jackson family, who died at 89.
- Joe Jackson, American talent manager (Jackson 5), and patriarch of the Jackson family, who died of pancreatic cancer at 89.
- Joe Jackson, Talent Manager.
On this day in 2017
- Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook has reached 2 billion monthly users.
- Petya malware cyber-attack affects organisations in more than 64 countries.
- Tennis star Serena Williams poses pregnant and nude for the cover of "Vanity Fair".
- Colombia's rebel group FARC officially end armed existence after 52 years in ceremony with President Juan Manuel Santos in Mesetas.
- European Union fines Google record $2.7 billion for unfair competition practices.
- African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina wins the World Food Prize.
- Geri Allen, American jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, and educator, who died of cancer at 60.
- Michael Nyqvist, Movie Actor.
On this day in 2016
- Mack Rice, the composer who wrote 'Mustang Sally' died in Detroit at the age of 82. Rice originally recorded 'Mustang Sally' himself in 1965, but the song was not initially a hit. It became a chart success two years later, after Rice's former Falcons bandmate Wilson Pickett asked if he could record it. Rice was also known for co-writing one of the Staple Singers' biggest hits, 'Respect Yourself'..
- US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law restricting abortion 5-3.
- 27th and present titular Maharaja of Mysore Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar at the age of 34 weds Trishika Kumari Singh in Mysore, India.
- Mack Rice, American musician and songwriter (Mustang Sally), who died at 82.
- Mack Rice, American musician and songwriter (" Mustang Sally" ; "Respect Yourself"), who died at 82.
- Harry Halbreich, German-Belgian musicologist (Arthur Honegger, Bohuslav Martinu), who died at 85.
- Alvin Toffler, American author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave), who died at 87.
- Bud Spencer, Italian actor (Aladdin, Extralarge, Go For It), who died at 86.
- Bud Spencer, Movie Actor.
On this day in 2015
- Chris Squire, the bass guitarist and co-founder of 1970s British progressive rock band Yes, died at the age of 67 after battling leukemia. He was the only member to appear on each of their 21 studio albums, released from 1969 to 2014..
- Chris Squire, British progressive rock bassist, founding and longest serving member of Yes,1969-2014 (" The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)"), who died of acute erythroid leukemia at 67.
- Chris Squire, English rock bassist (Yes), who died of cancer at 67.
- Denis Vigay, British cellist (BBC Symphony; Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band), who died at 89.
On this day in 2014
- NHL Coyotes franchise changes geographic name from "Phoenix" to "Arizona" after change of ownership.
- Bobby Womack, American Hall of Fame R& B singer, who died at 70.
- Bobby Womack, American R& B singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer (" It's All Over Now" ; "Woman's Got to Have It" ; "Across 110th Street"), who died at 70.
On this day in 2013
- NBA Draft: UNLV power forward Anthony Bennett first pick Cleveland Cavaliers.
- Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is re-elected President of Mongolia.
- Alain Mimoun, Algerian/French distance runner (Olympic marathon gold 1956; 3 x silver 1948,52), who died at 92.
- Clarence Auckly, Race Car Driver.
- Henrik Otto Donner, Finnish trumpeter, and avant garde and film score composer, who died at 73.