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Today in the World Countries
- Ascension Day is being celebrated in Austria, Belgium, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Curacao, Denmark, Eswatini, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Ivory Coast, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Martinique, Mayotte, Monaco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Norway, Reunion, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Senegal, Sint Maarten, Sweden, Togo, Vanuatu, Wallis And Futuna
- Ascension Day of Jesus Christ is being celebrated in Indonesia
- Ascension of the Prophet is being celebrated in Indonesia
- Constitution and Magtymguly Day is being celebrated in Turkmenistan
- Flag and University Day is being celebrated in Haiti
- International Museum Day is being celebrated in International
- Somaliland Sovereignty Day is being celebrated in Somalia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Auntie Jillian, YouTube Star, born in Trinidad And Tobago.
- Yalda Kar, TikTok Star, born in Netherlands.
On this day in 2022
- Amid a nationwide US baby formula shortage, President Joe Biden invokes the Defense Production Act, requiring suppliers to fulfil orders to baby formula manufacturers first.
- Faouzi Mansouri, Algerian soccer defender (13 caps; Montpellier, FC Mulhouse), who died at 66.
On this day in 2021
- Detroit Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull no-hits Seattle Mariners,5-0 at Comerica Park, Detroit.
- India records the highest recorded daily COVID-19 pandemic death toll to date in the world with 4,529 deaths.
- Charles Grodin, American stage and screen actor (Heartbreak Kid; Midnight Run; Ishtar: Beethoven series), writer, and talk show host, who died of bone marrow cancer at 86.
- Arthur Hills, American golf course designer (designed and renovated more than 200 new courses), who died at 91.
- Franco Battiato, Italian pop, rock, and new wave singer, songwriter (“La Voce del Padrone” (“The Master’s Voice”), and filmmaker (" Lost Love"), who died at 76.
- Rennie Stennett, Baseball Player.
- Rennie Stennett, Panamanian baseball infielder (World Series 1979; SF Giants; one of 3 players to collect 7 hits in a MLB game), who died from cancer at 70.
On this day in 2020
- US President Donald Trump confirms he is taking controversial drug hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19 pandemic.
- WHO member states agree to set up an inquiry into the global response to the pandemic, including looking at the WHO itself.
- Marko Elsner, Slovenian soccer defender (14 caps Yugoslavia,2 Slovenia; Red Star Belgrade), who died at 60.
On this day in 2019
- English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (85,854): Gabriel Jesus & Raheem Sterling each score twice as Manchester City thrash Watford,6-0, completing an unprecedented domestic treble.
- R&B singer Melvin Edmonds died at the age of 65. He was a member of the group After 7 and the brother of Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds. After 7 scored the hits 'Can't Stop, ' 'Ready or Not' and 'Heat of the Moment.'.
- A sweater worn by Kurt Cobain during the singer’s last photo-shoot with Nirvana sold for $75,000 at a New York auction. Also sold for $23,000 was Nirvana’s handwritten set list from an April 1990 concert in Washington, D.C., which Cobain wrote with black marker on a paper plate. Cobain had eaten some pizza before the show and preceded to write the set list on the plate he had been eating his pizza on..
- Australian federal elections won by Scott Morrison's coalition government In a in a surprise result.
- Australian federal elections won by Scott Morrison's coalition government in a surprise result.
- 144th Preakness: War of Will with Tyler Gaffalione aboard wins for trainer Mark E. Casse by a nose from Everfast.
- Bill Foster, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2018
- All of Chile's 34 Roman Catholic bishops offer their resignation to Pope Francis in wake of child sex scandal.
- Santa Fe High School shooting; 17 year-old shooter kills 10 and injures 10 in Santa Fe, Texas.
- K-pop boy band BTS release their album "Love Yourself: Tear", sells 135,000 first week.
- Mexican Damojh airlines flight crashes near Havana airport, Cuba, killing 110 with just 3 survivors.
- Stephanie Adams, American Playboy playmate (November 1992), kills herself and her child at 47.
On this day in 2017
- American musician, singer and songwriter Chris Cornell died suddenly in Detroit after performing at a show with Soundgarden. Cornell was known for his role as one of the architects of the 1990s grunge movement, and for his near four octave vocal range as well as his powerful vocal belting technique. He released four solo studio albums as well as working with Audioslave and Temple of the Dog..
- It was announced that The Killers' 'Mr Brightside' was the most-streamed song released before 2010 in the UK. The 2004 single was streamed 26 million times last year, beating any other song released before 2010, according to music industry body the BPI..
- Jacque Fresco, American industrial designer & founder of the Venus Project, who died at 101.
- Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden, Audioslave), commits suicide at 52.
- Chris Cornell, Rock Singer.
- Roger Ailes, American TV executive & CEO of Fox News (1996-2016), who died at 77.
- Frankie Paul [Paul Blake], Jamaican reggae musician, who died of kidney disease at 51.
- Jim Mcelreath, Race Car Driver.
- Jimmy "Bro" Hayes, American doo-wop bass singer (Persuasions - "Under the Boardwalk"), who died at 74.
- Jimmy "Bro" Hayes, American doo-wop bass singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk), who died at 74.
On this day in 2016
- Skylar Derulo, Family Member, born in Miami, FL.
On this day in 2015
- Bobby Ligarski, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2014
- 21st Billboard Music Awards: Justin Timberlake wins 7; Imagine Dragons win 5; Pharrel Williams wins 4; Daft Punk & Miley Cyrus also win.
- Swiss voters reject a $25 per hour minimum wage.
- 60th British Academy Television Awards: "A League of Their Own" Best Comedy, "Broadchurch" Best Drama.
- The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G& CC: Kenny Perry wins his third of 4 Champions Tour majors by 1 stroke from Mark Calcavecchia.
- Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist & astronaut, who died from renal cell cancer at 68.
- Dobrica Cosic, Serbian writer & President (1992-93), who died at 92.
- Jerry Vale, American singer, who died at 83.
- Jerry Vale [Gennaro Vitaliano], American pop singer (" Arriverderci Roma" ; "Have You Looked Into Your Heart"), who died at 83.
On this day in 2013
- RC Toulonnais defeat ASM Clermont Auvergne to win the rugby Heineken Cup final.
- 58th Eurovision Song Contest: Emmelie de Forest for Denmark wins singing "Only Teardrops" in Malmo.
- 138th Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Oxbow wins in 1:57.54.
- Steve Forrest, American actor (SWAT), who died at 87.