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Today in the World Countries

  • Days of History and Commemoration of Ancestors is being celebrated in Kyrgyzstan
  • World Town Planning Day is being celebrated in International

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Azagabriela, TikTok Star, born in Romania.
  • Reggi El Autentico, Music Producer, born in Venezuela.
  • Young Miko, Rapper, born in Puerto Rico.

On this day in 2022

  • Actor Chris Evans named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, says “My mom will be so happy”.
  • Dan McCafferty, Scottish rock vocalist (Nazareth - "Love Hurts"), who died at 76.

On this day in 2021

  • American songwriter, singer, musician and lyricist Margo Guryan died age 84. Her 1960s song ‘Sunday Mornin'‘, was hit for both Spanky and Our Gang and Oliver. Her songs have also been recorded by Cass Elliot, Glen Campbell amongst others..
  • US reopens its borders to vaccinated non US citizens after more than 18 months, lifting restrictions imposed because of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Rinus Bennaars, Dutch soccer midfielder (15 caps; Feyenoord Rotterdam), who died at 90.
  • Amalia Aguilar, Movie Actress.
  • Cecilia Robinson, English cricket batsman (14 Tests,2 x 100s; Kent WCT), who died at 97.
  • Keith Bradshaw, Australian cricket administrator (Secretary & Chief Executive Marylebone Cricket Club; CEO South Australian Cricket), who died from multiple myeloma at 58.
  • Margo Guryan, American jazz and pop pianist, songwriter, and singer (“I’m on My Way to Saturday”; "Take a Picture") dies at 84.
  • Pedro Feliciano, Baseball Player.

On this day in 2020

  • More than 50 people beheaded in latest attack by Islamist militants in Cabo Delgado province, northern Mozambique.
  • First test of a high-speed levitating pod system to carry people and cargo, by Richard Branson's Virgin Hyperloop in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Global recorded cases of COVID-19 pandemic pass 50 million, with the known death toll at 1,245,240 (Johns Hopkins data).
  • Kamala Harris makes history in the US as the first woman and first woman of color to be elected to the vice presidency (date election called).
  • Kamala Harris makes US history as the 1st woman and 1st woman of color to be elected to the vice presidency (date election called).
  • Rudy Giuliani holds infamous Trump Campaign press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia to contest the US election results.
  • Rudy Giuliani holds infamous Trump Campaign press conference at the Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia to contest the US election results.
  • Howie Meeker, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing, coach, broadcaster (NHL All Star 1947-49; Stanley Cup 1947,48,49,51; Toronto Maple Leafs) and politician (Canada MP), who died at 97.
  • Ginimbi, Instagram Star.
  • Alex Trebek, Canadian-American TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy), who died of cancer at 80.
  • Alex Trebek, Game Show Host.

On this day in 2018

  • Authorities report more than 150 people have been killed in week-long assault by government forces on port of Hudaydah in Yemen.
  • CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's White House clearance revoked after continuing to question President Donald Trump while an intern tried to wrestle the microphone off him.
  • Deadliest fire in Californian history, the Camp Fire starts at Plumas National Forest spreads in Butte County destroying town of Paradise, more than 13,000 buildings and killing at least 88.
  • Azerbaijan woman who spent £16m in Harrods granted bail in UK after being arrested for suspested embezzlement under new laws.
  • Mass grave of 200 people discovered on border of Somali and Oromia regions, Ethiopia, in investigation into atrocities by former regional president Abdi Mohammed.
  • Qatar delivers $15 million in cash to pay civil servants in Gaza after earlier sending fuel to increase electricity from 4 to 8 hours a day.
  • Virtual newsreader unveiled by China's state news agency Xinhua News, able to work 24 hours a day.
  • Woolsey Fire starts near Thousand Oaks, California with Malibu and Calabasas evacuated, kills three.

On this day in 2017

  • UK Minister Priti Patel resigns after secret meetings revealed with Israeli officials.
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi is inaugurated, largest art museum on Arabian peninsula.
  • In unprecedented move, Indian officials close all Delhi schools for rest of the week due to smog.
  • Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaks the world record for surfing the biggest-ever wave at 24.4m at Nazaré, Portugal.
  • Bentley Hammington, Instagram Star, born in South Korea.
  • Antonio Carluccio, Chef.

On this day in 2016

  • Adele more than doubled how much she's worth to be crowned the richest British celebrity under 30. She knocked One Direction off the top spot after their three-year run in first place and was now reported to have an estimated £92m in the bank. Last year the 28-year-old was in fourth place on Heat's list of the 30 richest British stars under 30..
  • Indian PM Narendra Modi announces the demonetization of all ?500 and ?1,000 banknotes during an unscheduled live televised address, canceling 86% of the notes in circulation in a battle against corruption.
  • Republican Donald Trump is elected President of the United States of America, defeating democrat Hillary Clinton, who received 2.9 million more votes.
  • Republican Donald Trump is elected 45th President of the United States of America, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton, with an Electoral College victory of 304- 227; Clinton received just under 2.9 million more popular votes.
  • Florence Finch, Filipino-American war hero who fought against the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II, who died at 101.

On this day in 2014

  • Mikhail Gorbachev warns that tensions between America and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new Cold War.
  • Protests across New Zealand against the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.
  • US President Obama authorises deployment of 1,500 additional troops to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants.
  • Bill Schmitt, Race Car Driver.
  • Don Paul,89, American football player, who died at 89.

On this day in 2013

  • At least 6,000 people are killed after Typhoon Haiyan, tied with Typhoon Meranti as being the strongest storm ever recorded at landfall, hits the Philippines.
  • 11 people are killed in a car park bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia.
  • 27th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Tamar Braxton win.




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