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Today in the World Countries

  • Discovery Day is being celebrated in Cayman Islands
  • International Day of Families is being celebrated in International
  • King Norodom Sihamoni's Birthday Holiday is being celebrated in Cambodia
  • Mother's Day Holiday is being celebrated in Samoa
  • National Unification Day Holiday is being celebrated in Liberia
  • President Kamuzu Banda's Birthday Holiday is being celebrated in Malawi

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Maria Marin, Self-Help Author, born in Puerto Rico.

On this day in 2022

  • 29th Billboard Music Awards: Olivia Rodrigo wins 7; Drake wins 5; Taylor Swift and BTS also win.
  • Actress Chloë Sevigny and art gallerist Siniša Mackovic marry for the second time in front of friends and family in Connecticut, two years after their courthouse wedding.
  • Kourtney Kardashian and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker marry in Santa Barbara, for real, shortly after they married in Las Vegas illegally without a licence.
  • Knox Martin, Sculptor.
  • Ricky Gardiner, Scottish rock guitarist (David Bowie - Low; Iggy Pop - Lust for Life), and composer, who died at 73.

On this day in 2021

  • China lands its Zhurong rover on Utopia Planitia, Mars, for the first time as part of the Tianwen-1 mission.
  • American pop star Ariana Grande at the age of 28 weds realtor Dalton Gomez at the age of 25 at home in Montecito, California.
  • Pop star Ariana Grande at the age of 28 weds realtor Dalton Gomez at the age of 25 at home in Montecito, California.
  • Fred Martinelli, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Ashland University 1959-93), who died at 92.

On this day in 2020

  • Germany, Europe's largest economy, officially in recession due to COVID-19 pandemic, as figures show economy shrank 2.2% 1st 3 months of 2020.
  • Phil May, the frontman of The Pretty Things, died aged 75 after suffering complications from emergency hip surgery. The Pretty Things were cited as an influence by a wide range of artists from David Bowie to Jimi Hendrix to Kasabian..
  • Phil May, English rocker (Pretty Things), who died at 75.
  • Jorge Santana, Guitarist.
  • Monk Tate, Race Car Driver.
  • Fred Willard, American comedian and actor (Best In Show, Everyone Loves Raymond), who died at 86.
  • Fred Willard, Movie Actor.

On this day in 2019

  • Findings from China's Chang'e-4 rover to the Moon suggests huge asteroid created the giant crater on Moon's far side with impact so great it cracked its crust and reached the mantle below published in "Nature".
  • Five of world's biggest tech companies pledge to tackle extremist material at "The Christchurch Call" initiative in Paris hosted by Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron.
  • Adria Petty and Annakim Violette daughters of the late Tom Petty filed suit against his widow, Dana York Petty, in a dispute about the singer-songwriter’s catalogue and estate. The papers accused York Petty of superseding the daughters’ right to ‘equal participation, ’ as they claimed was in the terms of the trust, when making decisions regarding his catalogue. The suit was seeking at least $5 million in damages..
  • Alabama passes law banning abortion in almost all cases including rape or incest.
  • Charles 'Chuck' Barksdale a founding Member of the doo-wop group The Dells died age 84. They scored the hits ‘Oh, What a Night’, ‘Stay in My Corner, ’ ‘Always Together, ’ and ‘Give Your Baby a Standing Ovation.’.
  • Jeff Koons "Rabbit" sculpture sells for 91.1 million, setting a new record for a work by a living artist at auction.
  • Mexico City declares an environmental emergency after air pollution reaches dangerous levels.
  • US birthrate in 2018 the lowest for 32 years (total fertility rate 1,728 births per 1,000 women), with record lows for teen births.

On this day in 2018

  • Taliban forces attack and claim to has seized control of the western city of Farah, Afghanistan.
  • " Laurel vs Yanny" disagreement over what word heard in an audio file begins across social media.
  • North Korea threatens to pull out of summit with US and South Korea saying it can "not hide our feeling of repugnance" towards US security advisor John Bolton.
  • 58 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces and 1700 hospitalized on the Gaza border protesting opening of US embassy in Jerusalem and 70 year founding of Israel.
  • Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim is released from prison after being pardoned by King Muhammad V.
  • Controversial Kerch bridge linking Russia and annexed Crimea opened by Russian President Vladimir Putin. At 19km the longest bridge in Europe..
  • Flyover collapses in Varanasi, India, killing at least 18.
  • Lucy Deru, Family Member, born in Utah.
  • Jlloyd Samuel, Soccer Player.
  • Ian Denholm, Scottish shipping CEO (Murray Investment Trust), who died at 91.

On this day in 2017

  • State of Emergency declared in Sanaa, Yemen after outbreak of cholera kills 115.
  • 1st US prosecution under federal Hate Crimes Act of violence against transgender person, murder of Mercedes Williamson.
  • UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test.
  • Ian Brady [Ian Duncan Stewart], British serial killer (Moors Murders), who died in prison at 79.
  • Karl-Otto Apel, Philosopher.
  • Don Israel, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2016

  • PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: World #1 and reigning PGA Champion Jason Day of Australia leads wire-to-wire to win by 4 strokes ahead of Kevin Chappell.
  • Margarito Esparza Nevares, Comedian.

On this day in 2015

  • Carl Icahn invests $100 million in Lyft, a ride-sharing service.
  • Imade Adeleke, Instagram Star, born in Nigeria.
  • Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell at the age of 42 weds F1 racing team boss Christian Horner at the age of 41 in Bedfordshire, England.
  • Garo Yepremian, American NFL place kicker (Miami Dolphins), who died at 70.
  • Bob Hopkins, American basketball forward and coach (Syracuse Nationals; Seattle SuperSonics), who died of heart and kidney failure at 80.
  • Renzo Zorzi, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2014

  • Jean-Luc Dehaene, Belgian Prime Minister (1992-99), who died from a fall at 73.

On this day in 2013

  • The Eurozone records a recession for the sixth straight quarter.




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