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Today in the World Countries
- Somaliland Sovereignty Day Holiday is being celebrated in Somalia
- Youth & Sports Day is being celebrated in Turkey
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2161
- Syzygy: 8 of 9 planets aligned on same side of sun.
- William Jr. Walther Jimenez, DJ, born in Dominican Republic.
On this day in 2022
- Argentine landmark criminal trial finds state responsible for massacre of more than 400 Qom and Moqoit people in 1924 in the Chaco region. First trial of its kind in Latin America..
On this day in 2021
- Argentine President Alberto Fernandez announces a 'circuit-breaker lockdown'as the country records over 39,000 daily COVID-19 pandemic cases.
- BBC investigation finds their 1995 Princess Dianna interview was secured through 'deceitful behavior'by journalist Martin Bashir.
- Israel and Hamas agree to a bilateral ceasefire in Gaza after nearly two weeks of fighting, amid international diplomatic efforts.
- World's largest iceberg 'A-76'at 1,667-square-miles (4,320 square km) calves off the Ronne Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
- The EU agrees to open its borders to vaccinated travelers from safe countries.
- New York City begins re-opening after 423 days (March 2020) with the COVID-19 pandemic death toll at 33,000.
- New York Yankees pitcher Cory Kluber no-hits Texas Rangers,2-0 at Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas.
- Joey Cathcart, American rock guitarist (Nelson - "Love & Affection") dies of brain cancer at 53.
- Lee Evans, American athlete (Olympic gold men's 400m,4x400m relay 1968), who died from stroke complications at 74.
- Abubakar Shekau, Nigerian Islamist militant (leader of Boko Haram), who died detonating a suicide vest.
- Alix Dobkin, American folk and feminist singer-songwriter (Lavender Jane Loves Women), who died of a brain aneurysm and stroke at 80.
On this day in 2020
- Greenhouse gas emissions dropped 17% worldwide in April 2020 when world was in lockdown, in study published in "Nature Climate Change".
- WHO member states agree to set up an inquiry into the global response to the pandemic, including looking at the WHO itself.
- Two dams on Tittabawassee River in central Michigan breached by floodwaters, forcing evacuation of thousands of residents.
- Ravi Zacharias, Religious Leader.
- Richard Anuszkiewicz, American artist 'new wizard of op', who died at 89.
- Annie Glenn, Activist.
On this day in 2019
- PGA Championship Men's Golf, Bethpage State Park: Defending champion Brooks Koepka leads wire-to-wire; wins despite 5 bogeys on last 8 holes by 2 strokes from world #1 Dustin Johnson.
- 64th Eurovision Song Contest won by Duncan Laurence of the Netherlands.
- Sprinter Dutee Chand comes out as India's first openly gay professional athlete.
- US billionaire Robert F. Smith announces he will pay off college loans of nearly 400 students of the graduating class of Morehouse College, Atlanta.
- US billioniare Robert F. Smith announces he will pay off college loans of nearly 400 students of the graduating class of Morehouse College, Atlanta.
- Harper Fluellen, TikTok Star, born in United States.
- Adam Mahamed Ismail, Chef.
- Alfred Janson, Norwegian jazz and classical pianist and composer (Passacaglia Vendetta; Variations over Variations on a Norwegian Folk Tune), who died at 82.
- Pappy Pryor, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2018
- 142nd Preakness Stakes: Mike Smith wins aboard Justify in fog for second-leg of the Triple Crown.
- Queen Elizabeth II grants the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle upon their marriage.
- 71st Cannes Film Festival: Japanese film "Shoplifters" by Hirokazu Kore-eda wins the Palme d'Or.
- American actress Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry at a ceremony in Windsor Castle, making her a member of the British royal family.
- American musician, songwriter and record producer Reggie Lucas died aged 65. Lucas is best known for having produced the majority of Madonna's 1983 self-titled debut album, and for playing with Billy Paul and Miles Davis electric band of the first half of the 1970s..
- English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: Chelsea beats Manchester United,1-0; Belgian international Eden Hazard scores 22'penalty.
- American actress Meghan Markle at the age of 36 marries Prince Harry at the age of 33 at a ceremony at Windsor Castle, England.
- Pierre Orsini, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2017
- Roller derby skater Bonnie Thunders weds NFL player Larry English at the age of 31 at The Montage in Laguna Beach, California.
On this day in 2016
- John Berry, a founding member of rap group Beastie Boys died at the age of 52. Berry originally formed the four-piece hardcore punk band, the Young Aborigines, in 1978 who later became the Beastie Boys and came up with the name for the group..
- EgyptAir flight MS804 goes missing over the Mediterranean on route Paris to Cairo.
- Arven Beren Kusatman, Model, born in Turkey.
- Angus "Alan" Young, British actor and voice actor (Mister Ed, Scrooge McDuck), who died of natural causes at 96.
- Morley Safer, Canadian-American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), who died at 84.
- Morley Safer, Journalist.
On this day in 2015
- Lee Ryan became the fourth and final member of Blue to declare himself bankrupt. Lee became the last member of the chart-topping boyband - who earned more than £80million after selling in excess of 15million records worldwide - to file for bankruptcy, following in the financial footsteps of his band mates Simon Webbe, Antony Costa and Duncan James..
- Historic first handshake between Prince Charles and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the National University of Ireland in Galway.
- UK inflation is recorded as a negative for the first time since 1960.
- Wayne Smith, Race Car Driver.
- Happy Rockefeller, Political Wife.
On this day in 2014
- Decorated Dutch coach Louis van Gaal confirmed as manager of Manchester United; Ryan Giggs named assistant, confirms retirement as a player at age 40 after 963 games and English record 22 major trophies.
- Archie Heaton, Family Member, born in England.
- Aaron Newport, Race Car Driver.
- Gig Stephens, Race Car Driver.
- Jack Brabham AO, OBE, Australian auto racer and team owner (World F1 champion 1959-60,66), who died of liver disease at 88.
- Jack Brabham, Australian auto racer and team owner (World F1 champion 1959-60,66), who died of liver disease at 88.
- Jack Brabham, Race Car Driver.
- Michael Aldrich, British inventor (Online shopping), who died at 72.
On this day in 2013
- A guitar played by John Lennon and George Harrison sold for $408,000 (£269,000) at auction. The custom-made instrument, built in 1966 by VOX was bought by an unidentified US buyer in New York. Harrison played ‘I Am The Walrus’, on the guitar in a scene from Magical Mystery Tour in 1967. Lennon used it in a video for Hello, Goodbye later that year. After playing the guitar, Lennon gave it as a 25th birthday present to Alexis "Magic Alex"Mardas, a member of The Beatles' inner circle in the 1960s..
- Sweden defeats Switzerland to win the 2013 World Ice Hockey Championship.
- 21st Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Red win.
- 20th Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Red win.
- Former Armor for Sleep frontman Ben Jorgensen at the age of 29 weds actress Katrina Bowden at the age of 24 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in NYC, New York.