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Today in the World Countries

  • Mashujaa Day is being celebrated in Kenya
  • Revolution Day is being celebrated in Guatemala

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Briza Torres, Blogger, born in Mexico.
  • Jhon Alex Alava, Reality Star, born in Ecuador.

On this day in 2022

  • UK Prime Minister Liz Truss announces her intention to resign, after 44 days in office, making her term shortest in country's history.
  • Jimmy Millar, Scottish soccer centre forward (2 caps; Rangers 197 games) and manager (Raith Rovers), who died from dementia at 87.

On this day in 2021

  • Confirmation that Vikings established settlement first in 1021 AD in the New World at L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, provided by new dating technique using solar storms.
  • Barbados elects Sandra Mason as its first-ever president, as part of a process to replace Queen Elizabeth and become a republic.
  • Brazilian Senate inquiry finds President Bonsonaro should face series of criminal charges, including crimes against humanity, for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Brian Laundrie, Instagram Star.
  • Dragan Pantelic, Serbian soccer goalkeeper (19 caps Yugoslavia; Radnicki Niš, Bordeaux), who died at 69.

On this day in 2020

  • Argentina becomes the fifth country in the world to record over 1 million confirmed COVID-19 pandemic cases with the death toll at 26,716.
  • Nigerian police open fire on protesters in Lagos amid escalating protests against police violence around the country.
  • US Justice Department sues Google for illegal monopoly over search and search advertising.
  • Vietnam suffers its worst floods in decades with over 100 people killed according to the Red Cross.
  • James Randi, Magician.
  • Bill Mathis, American football halfback (AFL All Star 1961,63; New York Titans/Jets), who died at 81.
  • Derryl Cousins, American baseball umpire (World Series 1988,99,2005; MLB All-Star Game 1987,98,2008), who died from cancer at 74.
  • Bruno Martini, French soccer goalkeeper (31 caps; Auxerre, Nancy, Montpellier), who died from heart failure at 58.

On this day in 2019

  • 1st New York to Sydney non-stop test flight by a commercial airline achieved by a Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner, takes 19 hours 42 minutes.
  • 1st test flight New York to Sydney by a commercial airline a Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner, takes 19 hours 42 minutes, landing in Sydney.
  • Nick Tosches, American writer (bio of Jerry Lee Lewis), who died at 69.

On this day in 2018

  • Australia's center-right coalition government loses its 1-seat majority by losing the Wentworth by-election.
  • All-England Lawn Tennis Club announces tie break to be used when scores reach 12-12 in deciding set at Wimbledon.
  • 12,000 year old fossil called "Luzia", oldest known fossil in South America announced found mostly intact after devastating fire at Brazil's National Museum.
  • President Trump threatens to pull the US out of an arms control agreement with Russia because Russia has violated its terms.
  • Wim Kok, Dutch politician, Dutch Prime Minister (1994-2002), who died at 80.

On this day in 2017

  • " Coco" Pixar animated film, the first nine-figure budget film with all-Latino cast premieres at Morelia film festival.
  • Pollution linked to 1 in 6 deaths worldwide or 9 million in 2015 in report published in "The Lancet".
  • Everleigh Isabella Dawn, YouTube Star, born in Hawaii.

On this day in 2016

  • Junko Tabei, Japanese mountain-climber,1st woman to climb Mount Everest, who died at 77.

On this day in 2015

  • Migrants arriving in Greece top 500,00 for the year, according to the UN.
  • US Vice President Joe Biden confirms he will not run for President.
  • US Vice President Joe Biden confirms he will not run for President in 2016.
  • Jett Newman, Instagram Star, born in Mesa, AZ.
  • Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger, who died at 89.
  • Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), who died at 74.
  • Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night - "Joy to the World"), who died at 74.

On this day in 2014

  • Laquan McDonald (17) is shot dead by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke while jaywalking, the murder caught on video footage.
  • Joko Widodo becomes President of Indonesia.
  • John Hoskyns, Policy Advisor to Margaret Thatcher (1979-82), who died at 87.
  • Lili Carati, Miss Italy 1975 and actress (Alcove), who died at 58.
  • Oscar de la Renta, Domincan American fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973), who died at 82.
  • Óscar De La Renta, Fashion Designer.
  • Pavle Merku, Italian-Slovene composer and ethnomusicologist, who died at 87.

On this day in 2013

  • 30 people are killed by a suicide truck bomber in Hama, Syria.
  • 78 people are killed by cattle raiders in Jonglei, Sudan.
  • 37 people are killed in a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Actor Rider Strong at the age of 33 weds actress Alexandra Barreto at the age of 31 in Oregon.
  • American singer and television personality Kelly Clarkson at the age of 31 weds talent manager Brandon Blackstock at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee; divorce 2021.
  • Singer Kelly Clarkson at the age of 31 weds talent manager Brandon Blackstock at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee; divorce 2021.
  • Singer Kelly Clarkson at the age of 31 weds talent manager Brandon Blackstock at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee.
  • Frog Trent, Race Car Driver.
  • Lawrence Klein, American economist who created computer models to forecast economic trends (1980 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences), who died at 93.




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