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Today in the World Countries
- Death of Dessalines is being celebrated in Haiti
- International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is being celebrated in International
- The Day Maldives Embraced Islam is being celebrated in Maldives
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Libra as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Nightbarbie, Twitter Star, born in California.
On this day in 2022
- FIFA Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema wins his first award; Barcelona midfielder Alexia Putellas claims women's award for a second-straight season.
- K-pop band BTS announces that all seven members will be serving in the South Korean military for the required 18 month minimum.
- Michael Ponti, Pianist.
On this day in 2020
- Labour Party headed by Jacinda Ardern re-elected in a landslide in New Zealand's general election.
- Chicago declared the 'rattiest city'in America for sixth year in a row by pest control service Orkin.
- Chicago declared the 'rattiest city'in America for the sixth year in a row by pest control service Orkin.
- Pinky Curvy, Instagram Star.
On this day in 2019
- Mick Mulvaney, President Trump's acting chief of staff says the White House withheld nearly $400 million in military aid from Ukraine to further Trump's own political interests.
- Turkey agrees to a ceasefire in Northern Syria for 5 days to allow withdrawal of Kudish troops, after talks between US VP Mike Pence and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
- Turkey agrees to a ceasefire in Northern Syria for 5 days to allow withdrawal of Kurdish troops, after talks between US Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
- Turkey agrees to a ceasefire in Northern Syria for 5 days to allow withdrawal of Kurdish troops, after talks between US VP Mike Pence and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
- UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces new Brexit deal with the EU, removes the Northern Ireland backstop clause.
- US adults identifying as Christian falls 12% in a decade to 2/3 according to the Pew Research Center, born-again Protestants falls to 16%.
- The 'Blob', mysterious yellow slime organism (physarum polycephalum) with 720 sexes, moves and can solve problems to go on display at the Paris Zoological Park.
- Lana Del Rey's ballad "Video Games" named song of the decade at Q Awards in London.
- Márta Kurtág [née Kinsker], Hungarian classical pianist, who died at 92.
- Elijah Cummings, American politician (Rep-Maryland (D) 1996-2019), who died at 68.
- Alicia Alonso, Cuban ballerina and founder of the National Ballet of Cuba, who died at 98.
- Alicia Alonso, Cuban ballerina, founder of the National Ballet of Cuba, who died at 98.
- Alicia Alonso, Dancer.
On this day in 2018
- Australian state of Queensland decriminalizes abortion.
- Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch puppeteer Caroll Spinney leaves "Sesame Street" after 50 years.
- Canada legalizes the sale of recreational cannabis, the second country after Uruguay.
- India's junior foreign minister MJ Akbar is highest official to resign in #MeToo case after sexual harassment accusations by numerous women.
- The revived "The Connors" debuts on ABC TV starring Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf and John Goodman, without fired former star Roseanne Barr.
- Student shoots and detonates a bomb killing 20 with 40 injured at Kerch polytechnic college, Crimea.
- João Marcio, Family Member, born in Brazil.
- Alaïa Mcbroom, YouTube Star, born in United States.
- Charlie Blanton, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2017
- Islamic State headquarters Raqqa declared under full control of US-led alliance by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Talal Sello after 4 months of fighting.
- George Soros announces he has donated $18 billion to his grantmaking network the Open Society Foundations.
- American short-story writer George Saunders wins the Man Booker Prize for his first novel "Lincoln in the Bardo".
- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declares city of Marawi "liberated" from militants.
- Mychael Knight, Fashion Designer.
- Ingvar Lidholm, Swedish composer (Toccata e Canto), who died at 95.
- Gordon Downie, Canadian rock musician (The Tragically Hip), who died of glioblastoma at 53.
- Julian May, American sci-fi author (Golden Torc, Magnificat), who died at 86.
On this day in 2016
- Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-11 launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China.
- Eddie Applegate, American actor (Patty Duke Show), who died at 81.
- Eddie Applegate, American actor (The Patty Duke Show - "Richard"), who died at 81.
On this day in 2015
- Amy Schumer's comedy special " Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo" premieres on HBO.
- Star forward Cristiano Ronaldo becomes Real Madrid's all-time leading scorer across all competitions, overtaking club legend Raul with his 324th goal in a 3-0 win over Levante.
- Actress Bridget Moynahan at the age of 44 weds businessman Andrew Frankel at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, New York.
- Danièle Delorme [Gabrielle Girard], French actress (Pardon My Affair), who died at 89.
- Howard Kendall, English footballer and football manager (Everton), who died at 69.
- Emory Tate, Chess Player.
On this day in 2014
- Canadian rock musician Gord Downie died of glioblastoma aged 53. He was the lead singer and lyricist for the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip as well as releasing six solo albums. The bands final concert was held at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario, on August 20 2016 and was broadcast and streamed live by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on television, radio and internet. It was viewed by an estimated 11.7 million people..
On this day in 2013
- 59 people are killed in a wave of attacks on Shia Muslims in Iraq.
- Golsa Adamian, Instagram Star, born in Iran.