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Today in the World Countries
- Independence Restoration Day is being celebrated in Timor Leste
- National Day is being celebrated in Cameroon
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Meicy Villia, TikTok Star, born in Indonesia.
- Moh Faruk, TikTok Star, born in Indonesia.
On this day in 2022
- Caroline Jones, TV Show Host.
- Roger Angell, American literary editor and baseball journalist (The New Yorker), who died of congestive heart failure at 101.
On this day in 2021
- Israel and Hamas agree to a bilateral ceasefire in Gaza after nearly two weeks of fighting, amid international diplomatic efforts.
- Roger Hawkins, American session drummer (the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section - Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin), who died at 75.
- Samir Ghanem, Comedian.
- Sándor Puhl, Hungarian soccer referee (1994 FIFA World Cup Final; 1997 UEFA Champions League Final; IFFHS World's Best Referee 1994-97), who died at 65.
On this day in 2020
- WHO reports most new cases in a single day - 106,000 worldwide of COVID-19 pandemic.
- Cyclone Amphan comes ashore in West Benga, East India and Bangladesh, with winds of 185 km per hour (115 mph) killing at least 84 people.
- Cyclone Amphan comes ashore in West Bengal, East India and Bangladesh, with winds of 185 km per hour (115 mph) killing at least 84 people.
- Howard Curtis Nielson, American politician (Rep-R-UT,1983-91), who died at 95.
- Stephen A. DiMauro, American thoroughbred racing jockey, trainer, breeder and owner (Eclipse Award 1975; Lady Pitt, Dearly Precious, Nassipour, Wajima), who died from cancer at 87.
On this day in 2019
- Google stops support for Huawei's Android system in an escalation of the tech war between US and China.
- Bangladesh imposes a 65-day ban on coastal fishing to conserve fish stocks.
- Niki Lauda, Austrian auto racer (F1 world champ 1975,77,84), who died ofkidney problems at 70.
- Niki Lauda, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2018
- K-pop boy band BTS are the first Koreans to perform at the Billboard Music Awards.
- 25th Billboard Music Awards: Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar win 6 each; Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars also win; K-pop boy band BTS are the first Koreans to perform at the ceremony.
- President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela wins a second term in an election marked by boycotts and accusations of vote rigging.
- President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela wins a second term in an election marked by boycotts and acussations of vote rigging.
- The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Greystone G & CC: Spaniard Miguel Ángel Jiménez wins by 3 from American trio Joe Durant, Steve Stricker & Gene Sauers.
- Two cyclists attacked by a cougar,1 dies, in North Bend, Washington State.
- Billy Cannon, American College Football Hall of Fame back and tight end (Heisman Trophy 1959, LSU; AFL C'ship 1960,61,67; AFL All-Star 1961,69; Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders), who died at 80.
- Carol Mann, American golfer (1964 Western Open,1965 US Open), who died at 77.
- Dieter Schnebel, German experimental composer (Harley-Davidson, for nine motorbikes and trumpet), who died at 88.
On this day in 2017
- US President Donald Trump begins his 1st foreign trip arriving in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
- 142nd Preakness Stakes: Javier Castellano aboard Cloud Computing wins in 1 minute 55.98 seconds.
- Pippa Middleton at the age of 33, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge marries James Matthews at the age of 41 in Englefield, Berkshire.
- Jimmy Dale, British-Canadian pianist and orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), who died at 81.
- Jimmy Dale, British-Canadian pianist and orchestra leader (The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour), who died at 81.
- Paul Falk, Figure Skater.
On this day in 2016
- Gaga Baby, YouTube Star, born in United States.
On this day in 2015
- David Letterman, after 33 years, hosts the "Late Show with David Letterman" for the last time.
- David Letterman hosts the "Late Show with David Letterman" for the last time, ending 33 years in late night television.
- NASCAR 2016 Hall of Fame inductees: Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte and Jerry Cook.
- Journal Nature publishes findings of the oldest human-made tools from Kenya’s Turkana basin - 3.3 million years,1st found to pre-date the Homo genus.
- 5 major world banks (JPMorgan, Barclays, Citigroup, RBS and UBS) fined US$5.7bn for manipulating currency markets - some of the largest ever fines.
- Brian Cubbon, British senior civil servant, who died at 87.
On this day in 2014
- Belle Brownlee, Instagram Star, born in Essex, England.
- Everly Carganilla, Movie Actress, born in United States.
- Phil Sharpe, English cricket batsman (12 Tests,1 x 100,4 x 50, HS 111; Yorkshire CCC, Derbyshire CCC), who died at 77.
- Phil Sharpe, English cricketer, who died at 77.
On this day in 2013
- 2 people are killed and 20 are injured after a hot air balloon crashes in Cappadocia, Turkey.
- 133 people are killed and 283 are injured in a continued wave of insurgency in Iraq.
- Yahoo purchases Tumbler for $1.1 Billion.
- The Church of Scotland votes to allow openly gay men and women to be ministers.
- Ray Manzarek, American musician and keyboardist (The Doors-Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier), who died of cancer at 74.
- Ray Manzarek, American musician and keyboardist (The Doors - "Light My Fire", "Hello, I Love You"), who died of cancer at 74.
- Ray Manzarek, Pianist.
- Robert DiDomenica, American flautist, composer and educator, who died at 86.
- Zach Sobiech, Folk Singer.
- Zillur Rahman, Politician.
- Miloslav Kríž, Czech basketball coach (Czech Women's team, German Men's team), who died at 88.
- Anders Eliasson, Swedish contemporary classical composer, who died at 66.