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Today's Star Sign

People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Lil Haiti, Rapper, born in Haiti.

On this day in 2022

  • 19 children and two teachers shot and killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, by an 18-year-old gunman.
  • John Thompson, American football executive (GM Seattle Seahawks 1976-82; NFL Executive of the Year 1978), who died at 95.

On this day in 2021

  • RCA releases "Diamond Dogs", David Bowie's 8th studio album, recorded in London and the Netherlands, with cover design by artist Guy Peellaert, it peaks in the U.S. charts at No. 5, and goes to No. 1 in the U.K. and Canada.
  • Constitutional crisis deepens in Samoa after Speaker of the House shuts out Fiame Naomi Mata’afa from being sworn in as the country's first woman leader in 56 years.
  • India's official COVID-19 pandemic death toll passes 300,000 (303,720), the third country to do so, with experts saying it is a vast undercount.
  • Deposed Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court against charges laid by the military government.
  • Dmitry Mindiashvili, Soviet and Russian wrestling coach (coach Olympic champions Ivan Yariguin 1972,76 and Buvaisar Satiev (1992,96,2004), who died from pneumonia at 87.
  • Samuel E. Wright, American stage and screen actor and singer (Jesus Christ Superstar; Ball Four; The Little Mermaid; The Lion King), who died of prostate cancer at 74.

On this day in 2020

  • Millions of cicadas in a once in 17-year event about to emerge from the earth in the US south posing crop danger and noise issues, according to scientists from Virginia Tech.
  • British PM Boris Johnson refuses to sack his senior aide Dominic Cummings, after it is revealed he broke the country's lockdown rules to drive across the country.
  • The New York Times prints front page with nearly 1,000 names of people who have died from coronvirus COVID-19 pandemic, as the UStoll nears 100,000.
  • The New York Times prints front page with nearly 1,000 names of people who have died from COVID-19 pandemic, as the US toll nears 100,000.
  • [Wilbur James] Jimmy Cobb, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis'First Great Sextet), who died of lung cancer at 91.
  • Al Rex [Piccirilli], American rock upright bass player (Bill Haley & His Comets - "Rock Around The Clock"), who died at 91.

On this day in 2019

  • Brazil's Supreme Court votes to make homophobia and transphobia crimes.
  • Johnny Brazil, Race Car Driver.
  • Murray Gell-Mann, American physicist who predicted quarks (1969 Nobel Prize for Physics for theory of elementary particles), who died at 89.
  • Edmund Morris, Non-Fiction Author.

On this day in 2018

  • Actor Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment by several women in CNN report.
  • At least 14 children reported mauled to death by wild dogs near Khairabad, India after closure of slaughterhouses.
  • Bangladeshi police reported to have shot 52 suspected drug traffickers in anti-narcotics crackdown in 10 days.
  • Record US fentanyl seizure of 120lbs (54kg) confirmed by police in Nebraska in April, enough to kill 26 million people, one of largest drug busts in US history.
  • World's largest cat-proof fence (44km) completed at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, central Australia to protest endangered species.
  • US President Donald Trump cancels summit with North and South Korea because of hostile statements from North Korea.
  • US President Donald Trump posthumously pardons boxer Jack Johnson for racially orientated criminal conviction - transporting a white woman across state lines.
  • US President Donald Trump signs into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act easing financial regulations and reducing oversight for banks.
  • Jerry Maren [Gerard Marenghi], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Mayor McCheese), who died at 98.
  • John Bain, YouTube Star.
  • Gudrun Burwitz [Himmler], German daughter of SS leader Heinrich Himmler, who died at 88.

On this day in 2017

  • UEFA Europa League won by Manchester United 2-0 against Ajax in Stockholm.

On this day in 2016

  • Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in a sexual assault case in Norristown.
  • Kaduna state in Nigeria declares a state of emergency due to 'Tomato Ebola', as moth destroys 80% of tomato crops.
  • Burt Kwouk, English actor (Pink Panther movies), who died at 85.

On this day in 2015

  • Indianapolis 500: 2000 champion Juan Pablo Montoya of Columbia sets record for most years between two victories in the race - fifteen years.
  • Indianapolis 500: Juan Pablo Montoya wins in 3:05:56.5286 (259.653 km/h).
  • IPL Cricket Final, Eden Gardens, Kolkata: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs; Lendl Simmons top scores,68 (45).
  • Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, French Lick Resort: Defending champion Colin Montgomerie of Scotland wins by 4 strokes from Mexican Esteban Toledo.
  • 68th Cannes Film Festival: "Dheepan" directed by Jacques Audiard wins the Palme d'Or.
  • Actress and model Michelle Keegan at the age of 28 weds TV presenter Mark Wright at the age of 28 at Hengrave Hall estate in Suffolk.
  • Tanith Lee, British Science-fiction author (The Flat-Earth Cycle), who died of cancer at 67.

On this day in 2014

  • UEFA Champions League Final, Lisbon: Real Madrid beats cross town rivals Atlético Madrid,4-1 after extra time; scores locked at 1-1 in regulation; Los Blancos record 10th title.
  • Yingluck Shinawatra, former prime minister of Thailand, is detained by the army after a military coup.
  • Tydus Talbott, YouTube Star, born in Santa Cruz, CA.
  • Rapper and record producer Kanye West at the age of 36 weds model Kim Kardashian at the age of 33 at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy.
  • Stormé DeLarverie, American gay rights leader (Stonewall protests), who died at 93.
  • David Allen, English cricketer (England off-spinner of 60's), who died at 78.

On this day in 2013

  • Rafael Correa is sworn into a third term as President of Ecuador.
  • Ron Davies, Welsh footballer (29 Welsh caps), who died at 70.
  • Michel Crozier, French sociologist, who died at 90.
  • Antonio Puchades, Spanish soccer midfielder (23 caps; Valencia 256 games), who died from Alzheimer's disease at 87.




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