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Today in the World Countries
- Africa Day is being celebrated in Gambia, Guinea, Lesotho, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
- Africa Unity Day is being celebrated in Ghana
- African Freedom Day is being celebrated in Zambia
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Jordan
- National Day/May 1810 Revolution is being celebrated in Argentina
- Towel 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
- Russian forces pound eastern Ukrainian cities of Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk in attempt to take whole province of Luhansk, with at least 150 deaths.
- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus re-elected Director-General of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Dick Conway, New Zealand rugby union flanker/#8 (10 Tests; Otago RFU, Bay of Plenty RU), who died at 87.
On this day in 2021
- Coup in Mali as military Colonel Assimi Goïta ousts country's civilian President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane arresting and detaining them.
- New research show impact of 'climate racism'in the US, with black people facing double (+3.12C) the amount of heat stress in urban areas.
- US CDC says half of all US adults are now fully vaccinated, with 61% having had their first shot.
- J. D. Roberts, American College Football Hall of Fame guard (University of Oklahoma; Outland Trophy 1953) and coach (New Orleans Saints), who died at 88.
On this day in 2020
- Video of African American George Floyd's arrest and murder while restrained in Minneapolis police custody shows he was pinned to the ground by police officer Derek Chauvin's knee for 8 minuted and 46 seconds, ignites widespread condemnation and nationwide protests.
- Video of African American George Floyd's arrest and murder while restrained in Minneapolis police custody shows he was pinned to the ground by police officer Derek Chauvin's knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, ignites widespread condemnation and nationwide protests.
- Joel Revzen, American opera conductor and pianist, who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 74.
- Marcelino Campanal, Spanish soccer defender (11 caps; Real Avilés CF, Sevilla FC, Deportivo de La Coruña), who died at 88.
- Marvin Luster, American CFL Hall of Fame defensive back (6 x CFL All Star; Toronto Argonauts, Montreal Alouettes), who died at 82.
- Balbir Singh Snr., Indian field hockey centre forward (Olympic gold 1948,52,56) and coach (World Cup gold 1975), who died at 96.
- George Floyd, African American bouncer, murdered at 46 while restrained in police custody by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who placed his knee on Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds causing mechanical asphyxia.
On this day in 2019
- First ever albino panda footage in the wild released (taken in April) from China's Wolong National Nature Reserve.
- Boat capsizes on Lake Mai-Ndombe, western Democratic Republic of Congo, drowning at least 45 with 200 missing.
- 72nd Cannes Film Festival: Bong Joon-ho's South Korean film "Parasite" wins the Palme d'Or, Mati Diop, first black woman in competition wins Grand Prix award for "Atlantics".
- Tornado tears through El Reno, Oklahoma. killing two and injuring dozens.
- LaSalle Leffall Jr., American surgeon, medical educator, and 1st black president of the American Cancer Society (1978), and the American College of Surgeons (1995), who died at 89.
On this day in 2018
- Barbados elects its first female Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who leads the Barbados Labour Party to victory.
- Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to New York police to face charges of rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct.
- Actor Hugh Grant marries Swedish television producer Anna Eberstein.
- Bill Mallory, College Football coach (Miami, Colorado, Northern Illinois, Indiana), who died after brain surgery from a fall at 82.
- Piet Kee, Dutch organist and composer, who died at 90.
On this day in 2017
- Pitched battles between Islamic State-linked militants and Philippine government troops in and around Marawi, leave 43 dead, with thousands fleeing.
- " Wonder Woman" directed by Patty Jenkins, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine premieres in Los Angeles - 1st superhero film directed by a woman.
- Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg receives an honorary degree from Harvard University, after dropping out in 2004.
- Gina Fratini, Fashion Designer.
- Sir Alistair Horne, British historian and journalist (A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954–1962), who died at 91.
On this day in 2016
- Yang Jiang, Chinese writer (Six Chapters From My Life ‘Downunder’), who died at 104.
- Neil Cunningham, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2014
- Petro Poroshenko is elected President of Ukraine.
- Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, GC at Shore Harbor: Colin Montgomerie of Scotland wins first of 3 Champions Tour majors by 4 strokes from Tom Watson.
- Indianapolis 500: American driver Ryan Hunter-Reay holds off runner-up Hélio Castroneves of Brazil by a margin of 0.0600 seconds, the second-closest finish in race history.
- Indianapolis 500: Ryan Hunter-Reay wins in 2:40:48.2305 (300.244 km/h).
- Dalia Grybauskaite is re-elected President of Lithuania.
- 67th Cannes Film Festival: "Winter Sleep" directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan wins the Palme d'Or.
- Actress Lisa Edelstein at the age of 48 weds artist Robert Russell in Los Angeles.
- Happy Endings actress Casey Wilson at the age of 33 weds comedy writer David Caspe at the age of 35 in Ojai, California.
- Herb Jeffries [Umberto Alejandro Ballentino], American actor and director (The Bronze Buckaroo, Mundo depravados), who died of heart failure at 100.
- Berniece Baker Miracle, American writer (My Sister Marilyn) and half-sister of Marilyn Monroe, who died at 94.
- Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general and 1st President of Poland (1989-90), who died at 90.
On this day in 2013
- UEFA Champions League Final, London: Arjen Robben scores twice as Bayern Munich beats Borussia Dortmund,2-1 in first all-German final.
- Yuichiro Miura of Japan becomes the oldest person to climb Mount Everest at 80.
- American rock and roll bassist Marshall Lytle, died aged 79. He was best known for his work with the groups Bill Haley & His Comets and The Jodimars in the 1950s. He played upright slap bass on the iconic 1950s rock and roll records 'Crazy Man, Crazy', 'Shake, Rattle and Roll', and 'Rock Around the Clock'..
- 17 children are killed by a gas cylinder explosion on a school bus in Gujrat, Pakistan.
- Matt Dillard, Race Car Driver.
- Marshall Lytle, American rock bassist (Bill Haley,1951-55), who died from lung cancer at 79.
- Marshall Lytle, American Rock bassist, who died from lung cancer at 79.