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Today in the World Countries
- Independence Day Holiday is being celebrated in Montenegro
- Labour Day is being celebrated in Jamaica
- World Turtle Day is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- New York City removes its last public payphones in Midtown Manhattan, they will become part of a museum display.
- US President Joe Biden says for the first time he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan against a Chinese invasion.
- Wendell, Brazilian soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; Botafogo, Fluminense FC, Santa Cruz FC), who died at 74.
On this day in 2021
- 28th Billboard Music Awards: The Weeknd wins 10; Pop Smoke wins 5.
- 21 runners die in freezing conditions during an ultramarathon in Yellow River Stone Forest Park, Gansu Province, China.
- PGA Championship Men's Golf, Ocean Course Kiawah Island: Phil Mickelson becomes oldest major winner in history (50); wins his 6th major by 2 strokes over Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen.
- Belarus accused of “state-sponsored hijacking" after diverting commercial Ryanair flight to Minsk to arrest dissident journalist Roman Protasevich.
- Bob Fulton, Australian rugby league five eighth (35 Tests; Manly, Warrington, Easts; RL Immortal) and coach (39 Tests Australia; Manly, Easts), who died from cancer at 73.
- Cristóbal Halffter, Spanish conductor, and composer (Yes, speak out, yes; Lazarus), who died at 91.
- Eric Carle, American illustrator, collage artist, and writer of children's books (The Very Hungry Caterpillar), who died of kidney failure at 91.
- Eric Carle, Children's Author.
- Max Mosley, British auto racer and lawyer (President Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile [FIA] 1993-2009), who died from cancer at 81.
- Max Rufus Mosley, Race Car Driver.
- Ron Hill, British athlete (Boston Marathon,1970; Commonwealth Games marathon gold,1970), who died at 82.
- Ron Hill MBE, British athlete (Boston Marathon,1970; Commonwealth Games marathon gold,1970), who died at 82.
- Ron Hill, Runner.
On this day in 2020
- Saturn, American-born alligator that escaped Berlin Zoo during WWII, who died at about 84 in Moscow Zoo.
- Saturn, American-born alligator that escaped Berlin Zoo during WWII, who died at about 84 in Moscow Zoo (Moscow, Russia).
- Mota Jr, Rapper.
- Eddie Sutton, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma State; first coach to take 4 schools to NCAA tournament), who died at 84.
- Hana Kimura, Wrestler.
On this day in 2019
- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins re-election in a landslide over the opposition Congress Party, world's largest-ever democratic election with over 600 million voters.
- More than 170 tornadoes reported in a week in US states of Missouri, Oklahoma and Iowa, killing seven and causing widespread damage.
- Prototype of new high-speed train that will float above the track, capable of travelling 600km an hour (370 mph), unveiled by Chinese Railway Rolling Stock Corporation in Qingdao.
- Fifty children rescued from an international paedophile ring on the dark web in Thailand, Australia and the US by Interpol under Operation Blackwrist, main organizer sentenced to 146 years.
- Brazilian cosmetics group Natura buys UK's Avon for $2 billion, creating the world's fourth-largest cosmetics company.
- The last slave ship to smuggle slaves to America from Africa, the Clotilda (sunk 1860), is found in Mobile river, Alabama.
- Six migrant children have now died in US custody in eight months prompting calls for an investigation.
- Richard Ashcroft regained rights to his song ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ after more than two decades. The Verve singer lost the rights to his most recognisable song, which ended up in the possession of The Rolling Stones’ Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Released in 1997 on Urban Hymns, the track sampled The Rolling Stones’ song ‘The Last Time’, using a composition by Andrew Oldham, and became the centre of lawsuits, which saw Ashcroft stripped of rights and royalties..
- Dumiso Dabengwa, Politician.
On this day in 2018
- NFL owners approve new NFL national anthem policy whereby players required to stand if they choose to be on the field for pre-game presentations.
- Hamburg, Germany, becomes the first city to ban diesel cars on some roads.
- Homer Neal, African-American particle physicist, who died of a stroke at 75.
- László Tábori, Hungarian middle/long distance runner (1,500m world record 1955), who died at 86.
- Glynn Edwards, English television actor, who died at 87.
- Don Hume, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2017
- Library of Al-Qarawiyyin, the world's oldest continually operating library, reopens after a major restoration by King Mohammed VI in Fez, Morocco.
- UK raises terror threat level to critical following Manchester bombing.
- US President Donald Trump meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.
- Roger Moore, British actor (The Saint, James Bond), who died at 89.
- Roger Moore, Movie Actor.
- Cortez Kennedy, American NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)dies at 48.
- Alexander Burdonsky, Russian theater director and Joseph Stalin's grandson, who died at 75.
On this day in 2016
- Chinese archaeologists announce findings of earliest use of barley in China to make beer, Shaanxi province 3400-2900 BC.
- Actress Amber Heard at the age of 30 files for divorce from fellow actor Johnny Depp at the age of 52.
On this day in 2015
- 60th Eurovision Song Contest: Mans Zelmerlow for Sweden wins singing "Heroes" in Vienna.
- Calvin Mecham, YouTube Star, born in Utah.
- Anne Meara, American comedian and actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place, The Other Woman), mother of Ben Stiller, who died at 85.
- John Carter, American actor (Scarface, The Hoax, Badlands, Max-Falcon Crest), who died at 87.
- John Nash, American mathematician (subject of movie "A Beautiful Mind") and Nobel laureate, who died in a car crash at 86.
On this day in 2014
- " Pauline" a chamber opera by Margaret Atwood and Tobin Stokes premieres at the York Theatre in Vancouver.
- The parents of a camera assistant who was killed after being hit by a train while shooting footage for a biopic about Gregg Allman were suing the musician and the film's producers. The case claimed film-makers "selected an unreasonably dangerous site for the filming location" and failed to take actions to adequately protect the crew..
- Russia and China veto the U.N. Security Council resolution to establish an International Criminal Court for war crimes in Syria.
- Mona Freeman, American actress, who died at 87.
On this day in 2013
- Patrick Roy is named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, his former team where he won two Stanley Cups.
- Amansaka Yukikuu96, Instagram Star, born in Japan.
- Boston Hoellein, YouTube Star, born in Logan, UT.