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Today in the World Countries
- Battle of Vertieres is being celebrated in Haiti
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Latvia, Morocco
- National Day is being celebrated in Oman
- Remembrance Day is being celebrated in Croatia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Eylem Sahin, TikTok Star, born in Turkey.
- Gina Guangco, Family Member, born in Philippines.
- Sami Malik, TikTok Star, born in Pakistan.
On this day in 2022
- International Bureau of Weights and Measures votes to abandon the leap second (to take effect 2035). Originally inserted in 1972 to reconcile atomic and astronomical time scales.
- Ned Rorem, American Pulitzer Prize-winning composer (Air Music: Ten Etudes for Orchestra; Evidence of Things Not Seen), and author (The Paris Diary), who died at 99.
On this day in 2021
- US judge exonerates two men for the killing of Malcolm X in 1965, saying they were "wrongly convicted".
- Longest partial lunar eclipse since 1440, lasting 3 hours,28 minutes and 23 seconds.
- (Locksley Wellington) " Slide" Hampton, American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger, who died at 89.
- Kim Suominen, Finnish soccer midfielder (39 caps; TPS, FF Jaro), who died at 52.
- Dzyanis Kowba, Belarusian soccer defensive midfielder (36 caps; PFC Krylia Sovetov Samara 247 games), who died from complications of COVID-19 pandemic at 42.
- Slide Hampton [Locksley Wellington Hampton], American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger, who died at 89.
- Mick Rock, Photographer.
On this day in 2020
- Thailand's parliament agrees to reforms, but not to the monarchy, after massive public protests were met by tear gas and water canons.
- US COVID-19 pandemic death toll passes 250,000, recorded cases at 11.5 million, hospitalizations at 76,830 amid a country-wide surge.
- English singer-songwriter and musician Tony Hooper died aged 81. He was best known as a founder-member of Strawbs together with Dave Cousins. They scored the 1973 hit 'Part of the Union', which reached No.2 in the UK..
- Floods and landslides effect more than 3 million people, killing at least 70 in wake of Typhoon Vamco in Cagayan Province, Philippines.
- Michael B. Jordan named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine.
- Mark Fluery, Race Car Driver.
- Kirby Morrow, Voice Actor.
- Adam Musial, Polish soccer defender (34 caps; Wisla Kraków) and manager (Wisla Kraków, Lechia Gdansk, Stal Stalowa Wola), who died at 71.
- Pim Doesburg, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (8 caps; Eredivisie record 687 games; Sparta, PSV), who died at 77.
On this day in 2019
- " Joker" starring Joaquin Phoenix is the 1st R-rated film to earn $1 billion worldwide.
- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reverses US policy regarding Israeli West Bank settlements as illegal after 24 years.
- World wind speeds have risen,3x faster since 2010 than previous decades of decline, according to Princeton study published in "Nature Climate Change".
- Book written by Charlotte Bronte aged 14 for her toy soldiers bought by the Bronte Society for €600,000 at auction in Paris.
- Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon rainforest worst since 2008, has lost 9,762 sq km (3,769 sq miles) of vegetation in 12 months according to country's Space Agency.
- Bill Mcmahan, Race Car Driver.
- Norodom Buppha Devi, Princess.
On this day in 2018
- 21 year old German Alexander Zverev breaks through for a maiden season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6-4,6-3 upset win in London over 5-time champion Novak Ðokovic.
- American missionary John Allen Chau killed on forbidden North Sentinel Island, Bay of Bengal by one of world's most isolated tribe.
- APEC Summit in Papa New Guinea fails to produce a joint agreement for first time in two decades after US and China clash on definition of trade.
- Actress and singer Mandy Moore at the age of 34 weds singer-songwriter and Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith at the age of 33 in Los Angeles, California.
- Jerry Frankel, American Broadway producer, who died at 88.
- Woody Wodzewoda, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2017
- Shawn Mendes is the first singer under 18 to get three No. 1 singles on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.
- Australian musician and songwriter Malcolm Young died age 64. Young was best known as a co-founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter for AC/DC. Except for a brief absence in 1988, he was with the band from its November 1973 beginning until retiring permanently in 2014. Young was born in 1953 in Glasgow before his family emigrated to Australia when he was 10. His family confirmed he was suffering from dementia in 2014..
- Thiago Arias, Family Member, born in Spain.
- Mother Flawless Sabrina [Jack Doroshow], American LGBT activist and drag queen who was a pioneer for transgender people and drag queens, who died at 78.
- Ben Riley, Drummer.
- Gillian Rolton, Australian equestrian (Summer Olympics 1992,1996- gold), who died from endometrial cancer at 61.
- Malcolm Young, Guitarist.
- Malcolm Young, Scottish guitarist and songwriter (founding member of AC/DC), who died at 64.
On this day in 2016
- Motoring TV series "The Grand Tour" premieres on Amazon Prime Video, starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.
- Sharon Jones, the singer who spearheaded a soul revival movement with her band the Dap-Kings, died in a New York hospital after a battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 60. Despite her powerhouse voice, Jones failed to make a breakthrough for decades until a recording session led to a Dap-Kings album in 2002. The band later won a Grammy nomination and performed at Glastonbury..
- Sharon Jones, American soul singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), who died of cancer at 60.
- Denton Cooley, American heart surgeon (1st artifical heart transplant), who died at 96.
- Denton Cooley, American heart surgeon (1st artificial heart transplant), who died at 96.
On this day in 2015
- Eagles of Death Metal, the band whose concert was stormed by gunmen which killed 89 people during a gig at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris made their first statement since returning to the US. The band issued a statement saying they were "bonded in grief with the victims, the fans... and all those affected by terrorism"..
- 2 female suicide bombers aged 18 and 11 blow themselves up in Kano, Nigeria, killing 15 and injuring over 100.
- American singer-songwriter Willie Nelson receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C..
- French police raid terrorist cell in Saint Denis, killing 2 including the leader of the Paris terror attacks Abdelhamid Abaaoud.
- " Kangaroo Dundee" wildlife TV series premieres featuring Brolga and Roger the ripped Kangaroo on BBC Two.
- Jim Slater, British financier and writer, who died at 86.
- Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union winger (youngest ever All Black,63 internationals), who died of a heart attack linked to kidney disease at 40.
- Mal Whitfield, American track athlete (Olympic 3 gold, silver & bronze 1948,52), who died at 91.
- Erik Lotichius, Dutch composer (Anaitalrax), who died at 86.
On this day in 2014
- Jamaica win the 2014 Caribbean Cup in football.
- Gary Bell, Race Car Driver.
- Dave Appell, American musician, arranger, musical director (Ernie Kovacs), record producer (Charlie Gracie; The Orlons; Tony Orlando and Dawn), and songwriter, who died at 92.
On this day in 2013
- 20 people are killed after a train collides with a minibus in Cairo, Egypt.
- Peter Cartwright, Movie Actor.