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Today in the World Countries
- Abolition Day is being celebrated in Martinique
- Ascension Day Holiday is being celebrated in Colombia
- Battle of Las Piedras Holiday is being celebrated in Uruguay
- Independence Day Holiday is being celebrated in Montenegro
- International Day for Biological Diversity is being celebrated in International
- Unity Day is being celebrated in Yemen
- Victoria Day (Many regions) is being celebrated in Canada
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Diego Barros, Model, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
On this day in 2022
- PGA Championship Men's Golf, Southern Hills CC: 2017 champion Justin Thomas beats Will Zalatoris by 1 stroke in a 3-hole playoff after 54-hole leader Mito Pereira double bogeys the 72nd hole.
- József Duró, Hungarian soccer midfielder (21 caps; Debreceni VSC, Vasas SC, Budapest Honvéd FC), who died at 55.
On this day in 2021
- Eurovision Song Contest won by Italian metal band Maneskin with 524 points in Rotterdam.
- Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sending rivers of lava towards the nearby city of Goma, prompting evacuations.
- 30 year old Scottish light-welterweight boxer Josh Taylor becomes Britain's first undisputed world champion in the four-belt era by beating Jose Ramirez by unanimous decision in Las Vegas.
- Andre Ribeiro, Race Car Driver.
- Chi Modu, Photographer.
On this day in 2020
- China unveils new national security legislation against Hong Kong at its annual legislative session.
- Pakistan International Airlines flight crashes near Jinnah International Airport in Karachi killing 97 with just two survivors.
- Zara Abid, Model.
- Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1957-58, Wimbledon, US C'ships 1958), who died at 83.
- Mory Kanté, Guinean singer and kora harp player (Yé ké yé ké), who died at 70.
- Mory Kante, World Music Singer.
- Luigi Simoni, Italian soccer midfielder (Napoli, Torino, Juventus, Brescia, Genoa) and manager (UEFA Cup 1998, Inter; Genoa, Torino, Napoli), who died from effects of a stroke at 81.
- Jerry Sloan, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Utah Jazz 1988-2011) and shooting guard (NBA All-Star 1967,69; Chicago Bulls), who died from Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia at 78.
On this day in 2019
- Washington State becomes the 1st US state to legalize composting human bodies.
- UN General Assembly votes for a motion condemning UK occupation of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean and for them to reunite with nearby Mauritius.
- UN General Assembly votes for a motion condemning UK occupation of the Chagos Islands in the Inidian Ocean and for them to reunite with nearby Mauritius.
- Protests break out in Jakarta, Indonesia against the re-election of President Joko Widodo, killing six people and injuring 200.
- Sultan Ahmad Shah,7th King of Malaysia (1979-84), who died at 88.
- Judith Kerr, British children's writer and illustrator (The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Mog books), who died at 95.
On this day in 2018
- Australian court finds Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson guilty of covering up sexual abuse in 1970s, most senior Catholic priest to be convicted.
- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is questioned by members of the European parliament in Brussels in wake of its security scandal.
- Outbreak of Nipah virus confirmed to have killed 10 including a nurse in Kozhikode, India.
- New York Stock Exchange announces Stacey Cunningham will be its first woman head in its 226-year history.
- Stacey Abrams is the first black woman to be nominated as US state governor - for Georgia.
- Dave Garcia, MLB manager (California Angels, Cleveland Indians), who died at 97.
On this day in 2017
- Drake broke Adele's record for the most wins at the Billboard Music Awards after the Canadian rapper picked up 13 prizes, beating Adele by one. The event which was held in Las Vegas also saw Twenty One Pilots pick up top duo/group and top rock artist with Metallica winning in the rock album category..
- Japanese researchers from University of Yamanashi report birth of mice from freeze-dried sperm stored on the International Space Station.
- Suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, England, after Ariana Grande concert kills 22 and injures 59.
- South Africa's Western Cape province declares a drought disaster - worst for 113 years.
- Gemma Weiss, YouTube Star, born in United States.
- (Granville) "Mickey" Roker, American jazz drummer (Art Farmer; Milt Jackson; Dizzy Gillespie), who died suffering from diabetes and lung cancer at 84.
- Dina Merrill, American actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8), who died at 93.
- Barbara Smith Conrad, American operatic mezzo-soprano singer, and educator (Wagner Theater), who died at 79.
- Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (MotoGP Champion 2006), who died after being hit by a car at 35.
On this day in 2016
- 69th Cannes Film Festival: "I, Daniel Blake, "directed by Ken Loach wins the Palme d'Or.
- The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Greystone G& CC: Germany's Berhard Langer wins sixth of 13 Champions Tour majors by 6 strokes from Olin Browne.
- TV series "Preacher", developed by Evan Goldberg, Sam Catlin, and Seth Rogen, premieres on AMC.
- 23rd Billboard Music Awards: The Weeknd wins 8; Adele wins 6.
- US President Barack Obama arrives in Vietman for a 3 day tour.
- A guitar that Elvis Presley was given by his father sold for $334,000 (£230,000) at an auction in New York. It was thought that Vernon Presley changed the finish on the Gibson Dove to black after his son earned a black belt in karate. Presley later gave the guitar to a fan during a concert in North Carolina in 1975. Auctioneers Julien's also sold John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for The Beatles' 'Being For The Benefit of Mr Kite!' for $354,400 (£244,000) and a red neoprene vinyl jacket which Michael Jackson wore for his 1996-97 HIStory world tour which sold for $256,000..
- Independent Alexander Van der Bellen defeats Freedom Party's Norbert Hofer by just 31,000 votes to become President in Austrian elections.
- Frank Burany, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2015
- Ireland becomes 1st country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote.
- Daniel Johns releases “Talk”, his debut album as a solo artist.
- Netflix announce that Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen will not appear on "Full House" revival.
- Pakistan begin the first test-playing nation cricket tour of Zimbabwe since 2009.
- John Horlock, British vice-chancellor (Open College), who died at 87.
- Marques Haynes, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame guard (Harlem Globetrotters), who died at 88.
On this day in 2014
- Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie was honoured with a lifetime achievement at this year's Ivor Novello songwriting awards. McVie played with Fleetwood Mac for 28 years and wrote some of their most famous songs, including 'Don't Stop' and 'Little Lies'. Other winners at the ceremony in London included London Grammar, The Chemical Brothers and Nile Rodgers..
- Royal Thai Armed Forces, led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha stage a coup in Thailand, suspending the kingdom's constitution and taking control of the government, the 12th since the country's first coup in 1932.
- Mathew Cowles, American actor, who died at 69.
On this day in 2013
- British Army Fusilier Lee Rigby is murdered near the Royal Artillery Barracks in London by two Islamic terrorists, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale..
- Parker Ballinger, YouTube Star, born in California.
- Henri Dutilleux, Composer.
- Henri Dutilleux, French composer (Tout un monde lointain, L'arbre des songes), who died at 97.
- Mick Mcmanus, Wrestler.
- Fusilier Lee Rigby, British Army soldier, murdered near the Royal Artillery Barracks in London by two Islamic terrorists, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.