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Today in the World Countries
- Maha Ashtami is being celebrated in Nepal
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Libra as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- Italy forms new coalition government, choosing far-right Brothers of Italy (Fratelli d'Italia - FdI) leader Giorgia Meloni as Prime Minister, the 1st female to hold the office.
On this day in 2021
- Adele returned to the UK Singles Chart after a five-year absence when her single 'Easy on Me' entered the chart at No.1. Adele also set a new chart record with the single as 'Easy On Me' racked up 24 million streams in the UK in its first week of release, the most streams for a song in one week..
- American singer Jay Black died from pneumonia age 82. Also known as ‘The Voice, ’ whose height of fame came in the 1960s when he was the lead singer of Jay and the Americans. The band had numerous hits including ‘Come a Little Bit Closer’, ‘Cara Mia’, and ‘This Magic Moment’..
- Australian city of Melbourne "world's most locked down city" exits its sixth lockdown after a total of 260 days.
- Jay Black [David Blatt], American pop singer (Jay and the Americans - “Come A Little Bit Closer”; “This Magic Moment”), who died of pneumonia and complications from dementia at 82.
- Peter Scolari, American stage and screen Emmy Award-winning actor (Newhart - "Michael" ; Girls - "Tad" ; Bosom Buddies - "Henry"), who died of cancer at 66.
- Peter Scolari, TV Actor.
On this day in 2020
- Goldman Sachs agrees to pay record $3 billion to end probe into its role in 1MDB corruption scandal to regulators in the US, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.
- The National Hockey League announces the annual NHL All Star Game and the NHL All-Star Skills Competition would be postponed to no earlier than 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- David Keith, Race Car Driver.
- Derek Quinn, British guitarist (Freddie and the Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now"), who died at 68.
- Matt Blair, American football linebacker (6 × Pro Bowl 1977–82; First-team All-Pro 1980; Minnesota Vikings), who died from dementia complications at 70.
On this day in 2019
- Legislation for Northern Ireland legalizing same-sex marriage and abortion comes into effect.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agree deal to jointly control former Kurdish territory in Northern Syria.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan agree deal to jointly control former Kurdish territory in Northern Syria.
- Chilean president Sebastián Piñera agrees to meet opposition leaders after 15 people killed in growing nationwide protests over living costs and inequality.
- Japanese Emperor Naruhito alongside Empress Masako formally declares his ascension to the throne of the world's oldest monarchy.
- Top US diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor, testifies President Donald Trump tied aid to Ukraine to demands the country open an investigation into the Biden family.
- UK parliament approves Brexit deal to leave the EU but rejects legislation to fast-track it to meet October 31 deadline.
- US drug company Biogen claims to have created 1st drug to slow advance of Alzheimer's disease called aducanumab.
- Hans Zender, German composer and conductor (Stephen Climax; Chief Joseph), who died at 82.
- Hans Zender, German composer and conductor (Stephen Climax), who died at 82.
- Raymond Leppard, British-American harpsichordist and conductor (Indianapolis Symphony,1987-2001), who died at 93.
On this day in 2018
- Pipe bomb sent to George Soros'New York home address, first Democrat to receive series of pipe bombs in US.
- Actress Selma Blair reveals she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
- Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison makes a public apology to victims of child sexual abuse in institutions.
- Cameroon's President Paul Biya wins seventh term in office, extending his 36 years in office, in election marred by intimidation and low turnout.
- Cameroon's President Paul Biya wins seventh term in office, extending his 36 years in office, in election marred by intimitation and low turnout.
On this day in 2017
- Australian musician, songwriter and record producer George Young died aged 70. Young, the brother of AC/DC's Angus and Malcolm Young, was a member of the Easybeats and co-wrote the band's 1966 hit 'Friday On My Mind'. Born in Scotland in 1946, he migrated to Australia with his family as a teenager, forming The Easybeats after he met Dutch-born artist Harry Vanda in Sydney. After the band broke up in 1969, Vanda and Young embarked on a songwriting career that saw the pair produce dozens of hits. They became two of Australia's best-known songwriters, with Young's work including 'Love Is In The Air' and 'Yesterday's Hero' both hits for John Paul Young..
- " LA Times" publishes investigation with 38 woman accusing Hollywood writer-director James Toback of sexual harassment.
- Paul J. Weitz, American test pilot and NASA astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6), who died at 85.
- Marv Thorpe, Race Car Driver.
- George Young, Scottish-Australian musician, songwriter and record producer (the Easybeats, Flash and the Pan), who died at 70.
On this day in 2016
- AT& T buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion.
- Legendary Canadian-American singer and songwriter Paul Anka at the age of 75 weds Lisa Pemberton at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles.
- Legendary singer and songwriter Paul Anka at the age of 75 weds Lisa Pemberton at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles.
- Nicolas Koob, Race Car Driver.
- Steve Dillon, English comic book artist (Preacher), who died at 54.
On this day in 2014
- Kasabian won best live act and best act in the world at the Q Awards held in London, England. Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson was named a Q Icon, Elbow's The Take Off and Landing of Everything, was named best album, Paolo Nutini's Iron Sky received the best track award, while 22-year-old soul singer Sam Smith was named best new act..
- Zhuri Nova James, YouTube Star, born in Ohio.
On this day in 2013
- 22 security force personal are killed in attacks on military checkpoints in Anbar Province, Iraq.
- " Thor: The Dark World", directed by Alan Taylor, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in London.
- 37 Boko Harem Islamist militants are killed by air and ground strikes in Nigeria.