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Today in the World Countries

  • Bon Om Touk (Day1) is being celebrated in Cambodia
  • Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone(Day1) is being celebrated in Myanmar
  • Ill Full Moon Poya Day is being celebrated in Sri Lanka
  • Republic Day is being celebrated in Mongolia

Today in Astrology

  • People born on this day are Sagittarius as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2022

  • 2,500 people pose naked for photographer Spencer Tunick on Australia's Bondi Beach to raise awareness of skin cancer.
  • Brian Hogan, English rugby league forward (5 Tests; St. Helens, Wigan, Bradford Northern, Widnes), who died at 74.

On this day in 2021

  • WHO labels COVID-19 pandemic variant Omicron a "variant of concern", with its dozens of new mutations, after it emerges in Botswana and South Africa.
  • Aleksandr Timoshinin, Russian rower (Olympic gold Soviet Union double sculls 1968,72), who died at 73.
  • Doug Cowie, Scottish soccer defender (20 caps; Dundee FC 341 games), who died at 95.
  • Stephen Sondheim, American Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning theater composer and lyricist (West Side Story; Sunday in the Park With George; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Gypsy), who died at 91.
  • Stephen Sondheim, Composer.

On this day in 2020

  • Turkey gives life sentences to 337 military officers and others involved in 2016 coup.
  • Sadiq Al-Mahdi, Politician.
  • Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudanese politician and Imam, Prime Minister of Sudan (1966-67,1986-89), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 84.
  • Dimitar Largov, Bulgarian soccer midfielder (20 caps; Slavia Sofia 220 games), who died at 84.

On this day in 2019

  • 6.4 magnitude earthquake centered on Durres strikes Albania, with at least 51 killed and hundreds injured.
  • Gary Rhodes, British restaurateur and television chef, who died at 59.
  • Gary Rhodes, Chef.
  • Ken Kavanagh, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2018

  • General Motors announces it will close five factories in North America, cutting 14,000 jobs.
  • NASA's InSight mission lands on Mars after a 7 month voyage.
  • Third of a species begin dying (23,000) over a two day period, the spectacled flying foxes, unable to survive heatwave of 42 degrees in northern Queensland, Australia.
  • First multidrug randomized control trial to treat Ebola started in Democratic Republic of Congo announced by the WHO.
  • Chinese scientist He Jiankui claims to have made the first genetically edited baby.
  • DC superhero film "Aquaman" directed by James Wan starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard premieres in London.
  • Australian surfer Stephanie Gilmore is handed her record equalling 7th world title as American contender Lakey Peterson is a shock 2nd round elimination at the season-ending Maui Pro in Hawaii.
  • Ukraine declares martial law in areas bordering Russia after Russia seizes three of its naval vessels.
  • Bernardo Bertolucci, Director.
  • Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director (Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor), who died of lung cancer at 77.
  • Stephen Hillenburg, Director.

On this day in 2017

  • Presidential elections held in Honduras with allegations of electoral fraud and resulting violent protests.
  • British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finishes 2nd in season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit to claim his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship; wins title by 46 points from Sebastian Vettel.
  • CFL Grey Cup, TD Place Stadium, Ottawa: Toronto Argonauts win 17th Championship with 27-24 victory over Calgary Stampede.
  • Factory explosion in Chinese port city Ningbo kills at least 2, injuries 30, flattens buildings.

On this day in 2016

  • Punk memorabilia said to be worth £5m ($6m) was set on fire in the middle of the River Thames in London, England. Joe Corre, the son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, burnt the items on the 40th anniversary of the Sex Pistols debut single.The 48-year-old told the crowd that "punk was never meant to be nostalgic"..
  • Fritz Weaver, American actor (Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), who died at 90.

On this day in 2015

  • UK nonprofit Raspberry Pi releases its $5 Zero computer, sells out in a day.
  • Ronnie Bright, American doo-wop bass vocalist (Johnny Cymbal - "Mr. Bass Man" ; The Coasters,1968-2009), who died at 77.
  • Alexander Kholminov, Russian composer, who died at 90.

On this day in 2014

  • Frankie Fraser, English gangster who spent 42 years in jail, who died of complications related to surgery at 90.
  • Sabah, Pop Singer.

On this day in 2013

  • Due to a street tirade captured on video, Alec Baldwin's show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" is cancelled after only five episodes.
  • Araucaria [John Galbraith Graham], British crossword compiler (The Guardian) and priest, who died at 92.
  • Arik Einstein, Rock Singer.
  • Tony Musante, American actor (David Toma-Toma, Nowhere to Hide), who died from complications following surgery at 77.




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