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Today in the World Countries

  • Chosun Children's Union Foundation Day is being celebrated in North Korea
  • Memorial Day is being celebrated in South Korea
  • National Day is being celebrated in Sweden

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Ahmed Owsari, YouTube Star, born in Iraq.
  • Mia Games, YouTube Star, born in Belarus.

On this day in 2022

  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins Tory party no-confidence vote 211-148, with 41% of MPs voting against him.
  • Former chairman of far-right group the Proud Boys Enrique Tarrio and four others, indicted for seditious conspiracy for their role in Jan 6 attack on the US Capitol.
  • Jim Seals of the US soft rock duo Seals and Crofts, died at the age of 80. The singer was behind laid-back 1970s classics like 'Diamond Girl' and 'Summer Breeze', later covered by the Isley Brothers. Between 1972 and 1976, Seals and Crofts had a run of five gold albums, culminating in an double-platinum greatest hits collection..
  • Eric Nesterenko, Canadian ice hockey center (NHL All Star 1961,65; Toronto Maple Leafs; Stanley Cup 1961 Chicago Black Hawks), who died at 88.

On this day in 2021

  • Four members of a London, Ontario, family killed when they are struck by a truck in an anti-Muslim attack.
  • US Open Women's Golf, Olympic GC Lake Course: Yuka Saso of the Philippines sinks 10-foot birdie putt on 3rd playoff hole to edge Japan's Nasa Hataoka; becomes 2nd teenager to win the event.

On this day in 2019

  • On 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, New York City’s police commissioner James O’Neill apologizes for his department's actions during the 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn.
  • American singer and songwriter Dr John known for music combining blues, pop, jazz, boogie woogie and rock and roll died at the age of 77 after suffering a heart attack. Born Malcolm John Rebennack his career started in the late 1950s, when he became prominent as a pianist and singer on the New Orleans music scene. He also worked with the Rolling Stones, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Neil Diamond, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger and Joe Walsh..
  • Amir Ohana becomes the first openly gay minister in Israel as acting justice minister.
  • German serial killer nurse Niels Hoegel jailed for a second life sentence for the murder of 85 more people (previously convicted for six). Germany's worst post-war serial killer..
  • Jota Mario Valencia, TV Show Host.
  • Dr. John [Malcolm John Rebennack], American musician (Right Place, Wrong Time), who died at 77.
  • Dr. John [Malcolm John Rebennack], American singer and piano player (" Right Place, Wrong Time"), who died at 77.

On this day in 2018

  • French man announced to have won France's €1 million My Lottery for the second time in 2 years, with odds of 1 in 16 trillion.
  • At least 46 Ethiopian migrants drown after their boat capcizes of fthe coast of Yemen.
  • Convicted drug trafficker, Alice Johnson, granted clemency by US President Donald Trump after Kim Kardashian highlights case.
  • LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan's record (109) for most 30-point games in NBA playoff history in Cleveland Cavaliers'110-102 Game 3 Finals loss to Golden State Warriors.
  • Iraqi parliament orders manual recount of legislative elections in May after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi claims evidence of irregularities.
  • 52nd CMT Music Awards: Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood win.
  • MLB Draft: Auburn pitcher Casey Mize first pick by Detroit Tigers.
  • Special pedestrain lane introduced just for "phubbers" slow-walking smartphone users in Xi'an, China.
  • Red Schoendienst, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman/manager (10-time All Star), who died at 95.
  • Red Schoendienst, American Baseball HOF second baseman, manager, coach (10 x MLB All Star; 5 x World Series St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Braves), who died at 95.
  • Kira Muratova, Director.

On this day in 2017

  • Korean singer T.O.P is rushed to hospital after a suspected overdose while serving mandatory military service.
  • Floods in Salto, Paysandú and Artigas in Uruguay displace over 3,000 people.
  • Paul Zukofsky, American violinist and conductor (Cappricio), who died from non-Hodgkin lymphoma at 73.
  • Scooter Gennet hits four home runs in Cincinnati Reds 13-1 victory against at home against St. Louis Cardinals,17th player to do so.
  • Scooter Gennet hits four home runs in Cincinnati Reds 13-1 victory at home against St. Louis Cardinals,17th player to do so.
  • Indian Arundhati Roy publishes her 2nd novel "The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness" 20 years after her first.
  • Syrian Democratic Forces backed by the US launch offensive to take Raqqa from Islamic State in Syria.
  • The site of the 1969 Woodstock music festival was officially recognised for its place in history when Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that Bethel Woods Center for the Arts had been placed on the National Register of Historic Places..
  • London Powell, YouTube Star, born in United States.
  • Alexander and Ella Clooney, twin children of actor George and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, born in London.
  • Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi businessman (arms dealing), who died at 81.
  • Paul Zukofsky, American violinist and conductor (Cappricio), who died from non-Hodgkin lymphoma at 73.

On this day in 2016

  • Sofía Sundance, Family Member, born in Costa Rica.
  • Theresa Saldana, American actress (Raging Bull), who died at 62.
  • Viktor Korchnoi, Chess Player.
  • Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, who died at 85.
  • Peter Shaffer, English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), who died at 90.
  • Kimbo Slice [Kevin Ferguson], American mixed martial artist, who died at 42.
  • Kimbo Slice, MMA Fighter.

On this day in 2015

  • Convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat break out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York.
  • French Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her 3rd French title and 20th Grand Slam singles event; beats Lucie Šafárová of Czech Republic 6-3,6-7,6-2.
  • Singer Ronnie Gilbert, a member of the influential 1950s Folk quartet The Weavers, passed away at the age of 88. At the height of their popularity the quartet sold millions of records and are most often remembered for 'On Top Of Old Smoky', 'Kisses Sweeter Than Wine' and 'Rock Island Line'..
  • UEFA Champions League Final, Berlin: FC Barcelona beats Juventus,3-1 for 5th title and second treble (Spanish La Liga & Cup champions).
  • 147th Belmont: Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah wins in 2:26.65,1st horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown.
  • 236th Epsom Derby: Golden Horn ridden by Frankie Dettori wins.
  • Vincent Bugliosi, American attorney and author (Helter-Skelter), who died at 80.
  • Pierre Brice [Pierre-Louis Le Bris], French actor (Winnetou), who died at 86.
  • Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers - "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine"), who died at 88.
  • Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), who died at 88.
  • Ludvik Vaculik, Czech writer (Two Thousand Words), who died at 88.

On this day in 2014

  • Daelo Walton, TV Actor, born in Atlanta, GA.
  • Actess Melanie Griffith at the age of 45 and actor Antonio Banderas at the age of 53 file for divorce citing irreconcilable differences after 18 years of marriage.
  • Actress Melanie Griffith at the age of 45 and actor Antonio Banderas at the age of 53 file for divorce citing irreconcilable differences after 18 years of marriage.
  • Eric Hill, British children's books author and illustrator (Where's Spot), who died at 86.
  • Lee Hyla, American contemporary classical composer (Mythic Birds of Saugerties; Pre-Pulse Suspended), and music professor (New England Conservatory; Northwestern University), who died of pneumonia at 61.

On this day in 2013

  • Kevin Barry's City of Bohane wins the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
  • MLB Draft: Stanford pitcher Mark Appel first pick by Houston Astros.
  • Tom Sharpe, British satirist and author, who died from complications from diabetes at 85.
  • Harold Wilcox, Race Car Driver.
  • Jerome Karle, American chemist and Nobel Laureate, who died at 94.
  • John Settlemyre, Race Car Driver.
  • Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (Dangerous When Wet), who died from natural causes at 91.




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