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Today in the World Countries
- Defenders Day is being celebrated in Ukraine
- Liberation Day is being celebrated in Yemen
- Nyerere Day is being celebrated in Tanzania
- Pchum Ben Festival (Day2) is being celebrated in Cambodia
- Svetitskhovloba is being celebrated in Georgia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Libra as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Doc Coyle, Guitarist, born in New Brunswick, Canada.
On this day in 2022
- Coal mine explosion in Amasra, northern Turkey, kills 41 and injures 11.
- Robbie Coltrane, TV Actor.
- Stanislav Kropilák, Slovak basketball power forward-center (4 × FIBA European Selection; 5 × Czech Player of the Year; BK Inter Bratislava), who died at 67.
On this day in 2021
- Record price for a Banksy artwork paid of 18.5 million pounds ($25.4 million) for "Love is in the Bin", that was famously shredded on purchase in 2018.
On this day in 2020
- Post Malone won nine awards including top artist at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. While many artists performed in person, there was no live audience. Due to the delay, the show mostly celebrated hits from last year, with Lil Nas X taking home four prizes for his hit single ‘Old Town Road’. There were also victories for the likes of Billie Eilish and Cardi B..
- A copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio sells for a record $9.98 million at auction in New York.
- Details of the world's first room-temperature superconductor created by scientists at the University of Rochester, NY, published in "Nature".
- French president Emmanuel Macron announces a public health emergency and a curfew of 9 pm for nine cities due to surge in COVID-19 pandemic cases.
- 27th Billboard Music Awards: Post Malone wins 6; Billie Eilish wins 2.
- Herbert Kretzmer, South African-British lyricist of Lithuanian heritage (Les Misérables), who died at 95.
- John Reid, New Zealand cricket all-rounder and captain (58 Tests; 6 x 100s; 85 wickets) and ICC Match Referee (50 Tests 1993-2002), who died at 92.
- Fred Dean, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Pro Bowl 1979–81,83; First-team All-Pro 1980,81; Super Bowl 1981,84; SD Chargers, SF 49ers), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 68.
On this day in 2019
- Nobel prize for Economics awarded to Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer for research on ways to fight poverty.
- Hundreds of forest fires break out in western Lebanon, killing three and prompting calls for international help.
- Booker Prize awarded jointly to Margaret Atwood for "The Testaments" and Bernardine Evaristo for "Girl, Woman, Other", Evaristo 1st black woman to win.
- British Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Pakistan to begin a 5-day royal tour.
- Spain's Supreme Court jails nine Catalan separatist leaders for sedition for 2017 independence referendum, prompting violent clashes in Barcelona.
- Harold Bloom, American literary critic, 'the most notorious literary critic in America'dies at 89.
- Sulli [Choi Jin-ri], South Korean K-pop singer (f(x)) and actress (Fashion King), takes her own life at 25.
- Sulli, TV Actress.
On this day in 2018
- Flash floods in Aude region, France kill at least 10 people.
- Afghan batsman Hazratullah Zazai becomes only the 6th player in cricket history (3rd in T20) to hit 6-sixes in an over; scores 62 in 17 balls in Kabul Zwanan loss v Balkh Legends in Afghanistan Premier League.
On this day in 2017
- Terrorist bomb attack in a truck in Mogadishu, Somalia leaves at more than 300 dead and hundreds injured.
- Producer Harvey Weinstein is expelled by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after historical revelations of sexual harassment and rape.
- Spanish government says it will impose direct rule on Catalonia after the region voted for independence in a referendum.
- American country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves at the age of 29 weds American country singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly at the age of 29 in Tennessee; divorce in 2020.
- Country singer songwriter Kacey Musgraves marries Ruston Kelly in Tennessee.
- Roger De Lageneste, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2016
- Jean Alexander, English actress (Hilda Ogden on Coronation Street), who died at 90.
- Jean Alexander, Soap Opera Actress.
On this day in 2015
- Ricki Lake and Christian Evans divorce after 3 years of marriage.
- Mathieu Kérékou, Dictator and President of Benin (1973-91,1996-2006), who died at 82.
On this day in 2014
- Richard Flanagan's novel "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" wins the 2014 Man Booker Prize.
- Utah State University receives terrorist threats pertaining to Anita Sarkeesian's planned lecture the following day.
- World Health Organization announce Ebola virus death toll at 4,447, and the fatality rate has reached 70%.
- Elizabeth Peña, American actress, who died from cirrhosis at 55.
On this day in 2013
- Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, and Robert Shiller win the 2013 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their work on asset prices.
- Joseph Trump, Family Member, born in United States.