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Today in the World Countries

  • Botswana Day Holiday is being celebrated in Botswana
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Guinea
  • Independence Day Holiday is being celebrated in Palau
  • Labour Day (Most Region) is being celebrated in Australia
  • Mathatma Gandhi Jayanti is being celebrated in India
  • National Day Holiday is being celebrated in China, Hong Kong, Macau
  • Peat Cutting Day is being celebrated in Falkland Islands
  • Prophet Muhammad's Birthday Holiday is being celebrated in Fiji
  • Queen's Birthday (QLD) is being celebrated in Australia
  • Thanksgiving Day is being celebrated in Saint Lucia
  • Tuvalu Day Holiday is being celebrated in Tuvalu
  • World Farm Animals Day is being celebrated in International

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Johanna Ortiz, Fashion Designer, born in Colombia.
  • Mishel Dadashev, Instagram Star, born in Israel.
  • Moran Tarasov, YouTube Star, born in Israel.
  • Mush Slime, YouTube Star, born in South Africa.

On this day in 2022

  • Éder Jofre, Brazilian boxer (WBA, WBC & The Ring Bantamweight, WBC Featherweight titles; International Boxing HOF), who died from chronic traumatic encephalopathy at 86.

On this day in 2021

  • Massive oil slick from a pipeline discovered off California, along Orange County coast covering 13 square miles.
  • Sidney Walton, War Hero.
  • John Wes Townley, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2020

  • US President Donald Trump announces via twitter that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19 pandemic, President hospitalized later that day.
  • Ron Perranoski, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1963,65; AL saves leader 1969,70; LA Dodgers) and coach (World Series 1981,88; LAD), who died at 84.
  • Bob Gibson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1968,70; NL MVP 1968; 9 x MLB All Star; St. Louis Cardinals), who died from pancreatic cancer at 84.
  • Bob Hogle, Race Car Driver.
  • Bob Miller, American ice hockey center (47 games USA; Boston Bruins, Colorado Rockies, LA Kings), who died at 64.

On this day in 2019

  • Australian women's cricket wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy smashes T20I world record 148 not out off 61 balls against Sri Lanka in Sydney; her century from Australian record 46 balls.
  • Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex sue British newspaper The Mail on Sunday claiming it published her private letter.
  • Two politicians in Peru claim to be the country's leader for a day until Mercedes Aráoz resigns so the constitutional court can rule on the matter.
  • Barrie Masters, British pub-rock singer (Eddie & the Hot Rods - "Teenage Depression"), who died of drug intoxication at 63.
  • Bill Bidwill, American NFL team owner (Arizona Cardinals 1962-2019), who died at 88.
  • Bud Burdick, Race Car Driver.
  • Giya Kancheli, Georgian composer (NightPrayers; Exil), who died at 84.

On this day in 2018

  • Nobel prize in Physics awarded to Arthur Ashkin (optical tweezers), Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland ( both for laser beams).
  • US First Lady Melania Trump arrives in Ghana to begin a four-nation tour of Africa.
  • Saudi American journalist Jamal Khashoggi enters the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, never to be seen again prompting a diplomatic crisis.
  • The Queen's Window, with stained glass designed by David Hockney, celebrating the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, is consecrated at Westminster Abbey.
  • Jamal Khashoggi, Journalist.
  • Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabian dissident, author, Washington Post columnist and editor in chief (Al-Arab News Channel), assassinated in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul at 59, reportedly on the orders of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
  • Geoff Emerick, British sound engineer and record producer (Beatles; Elvis Costello), who died of a heart attack at 72.

On this day in 2017

  • US scientists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young awarded Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for work on the body clock.
  • Tom Petty, American classic rock singer and songwriter Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - "American Girl" ; Traveling Wilburys - "Last Night" ; solo -" I Won't Back Down"), who died of an accidental overdose at 66.
  • Tom Petty, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), who died of an accidental overdose at 66.
  • Tom Petty, Rock Singer.
  • Robert Yates, American auto racing team owner and engine builder (Yates Racing, NASCAR), who died from cancer at 74.
  • Donna Ares, World Music Singer.

On this day in 2016

  • Colombia votes against a peace agreement with rebel group FARC in a national referendum.
  • Colombia votes against a peace agreement with rebel group FARC in a national referundum.
  • Kim Kardashian is robbed at gunpoint of $10 million worth of jewelry in her hotel in Paris.
  • Ryder Cup Golf, Hazeltine National GC: US regains Cup; beats Europe,17-11; Americans Brooks Koepka, Brandt Snedeker & Patrick Reed each win 3 matches.
  • Veteran broadcaster Vin Scully calls his final LA Dodgers game (7-1 loss in San Francisco) after a record 67 MLB seasons.
  • Veteran broadcaster Vin Scully calls his final LA Dodgers game (7-1 loss in SF) after a record 67 MLB seasons.
  • Actress Lyndsy Fonseca at the age of 29 weds actor Noah Bean at the age of 37 at Saltwater Farm in Connecticut.
  • Actress Zosia Mamet at the age of 28 weds actor Evan Jonigkeit at the Cedar Lakes Estate in Port Jervis, New York.
  • Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), who died at 92.
  • Thomas Round, British tenor (Gilbert and Sullivan For All), who died at 100.

On this day in 2015

  • Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi are arrested in Vermont after leaving Canada.
  • Coleridge Goode, Jamaican-British jazz double bassist (Joe Harriot Quintet), who died at 100.
  • Brian Friel, Irish dramatist "Irish Chekhov" (Dancing at Lughnasa), who died at 86.
  • Brian Friel, Playwright.
  • Lindsay Kline, Australian cricketer (Australian chinaman bowler Hat-trick 1957), who died at 81.
  • Steve Camacho, West Indian cricket batsman, author, administrator (11 Tests, CEO WI Cricket Board), who died at 69.

On this day in 2014

  • Siege of Syrian town Kobani and its surrounds by ISIS prompts 130,00 people to flee the area.
  • 15 people are killed after a gun powder plant explodes in Gorni Lom, Bulgaria.
  • 15 people are killed after a gunpowder plant explodes in Gorni Lom, Bulgaria.

On this day in 2013

  • 8 people are killed and 14 are injured after an accident involving an SUV, church bus, and tractor trailer in Jefferson County, Tennessee.
  • Bob Rozario, American pianist (Louis Prima), and orchestra leader (Bobby Darin; Tony Orlando; Donny & Marie), who died of cancer at 80.
  • Tom Clancy, Novelist.




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