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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
- 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.