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Today in the World Countries
- Full Moon Day of Thadingyut(Day2) is being celebrated in Myanmar
- International Internet Day is being celebrated in International
- King Norodom Sihamoni's Coronation Day is being celebrated in Cambodia
- Kojagrat Purnima is being celebrated in Nepal
- Republic Day is being celebrated in Turkey
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Hana Senpai, Cosplayer, born in Argentina.
- Jaume Lahoz, Entrepreneur, born in Spain.
On this day in 2022
- Crowd surge at Halloween festivities in Seoul, South Korea, leaves 155 people dead.
- Taylor Swift overtook Madonna by setting a new chart record for the quickest succession of nine UK No.1 albums by a female artist after her 10th album, Midnights, topped the UK chart. The album also became the fastest-selling record of 2022..
On this day in 2021
- Octavio Ocana, TV Actor, born in Mexico.
- Madison Conder, Family Member, born in England.
- Mehdi Cerbah, Algerian soccer goalkeeper (57 caps; JS Kabylie), who died at 68.
- Ashley Mallett, Australian cricket spin bowler (38 Tests,132 wickets, best 8/59; South Australia), who died from cancer at 76.
- Octavio Ocana, TV Actor.
- Puneeth Rajkumar, Movie Actor.
On this day in 2020
- Three people stabbed to death in church in Nice, France, in an terrorist attack, after similar attack and President Macron's defense of right to publish cartoons of Prophet Muhammad.
- South Australian government axes the Adelaide 500 from 2021 Supercars Championship due to COVID-19 pandemic and falling revenue.
- Former leader Jeremy Corbyn is suspended from the British Labour Party after saying a report into antisemitism in the party was "overstated".
- India records more than 8 million COVID-19 pandemic cases, the second country after the US, with a death toll of 120,527.
- J. J. Williams, Welsh rugby union winger (30 caps Wales,7 British & Irish Lions; Grand Slam 1976,78), who died at 72.
- Slaven Zambata, Croatian soccer forward (31 caps Yugoslavia; Dinamo Zagreb), who died at 80.
On this day in 2019
- Rising seas could endanger 150 million people worldwide, three times more than previously thought, according study by Climate Central published in "Nature Communications".
- 1.5 million people without power in California as utility company turns power off to try and avoid sparking more wildfires.
- Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigns after two weeks of nationwide protests and an economic crisis.
- Ed Sheeran became the UK’s richest star under 30 according to the annual Rich List of Britain’s wealthiest young stars with an estimated fortune of £170million - almost double his worth last year. Coming in second was Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe with £90million and former One Direction singer Harry Styles was placed at number three..
- Drew Hazel East, Family Member, born in United States.
- Lake Barker, YouTube Star, born in England.
- John Witherspoon, American actor (Friday), who died at 77.
- John Witherspoon, TV Actor.
- Barry Frank, American television sports impresario (CBS, ABC and IMG), who died of pulmonary problems at 87.
On this day in 2018
- Far-right politician Jair Bonsonaro wins Brazil's presidential election defeating Fernando Haddad.
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces she will not seek re-election in 2021 and step down as party leader.
- Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson breaks NBA record previously held by teammate Stephen Curry for most 3-pointers in a game with 14 in Warriors'149-124 win over the Bulls in Chicago.
- Japanese Princess Ayako of Japan marries commoner Kei Moriya at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, giving up her royal status.
- Lion Air flight JT 610 crashes into the sea just after takeoff near Jakarta, Indonesia, with the loss of all 189 on board.
- New mega airport opened in Istanbul by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, planning to be world'busiest with 90 million passengers by 2021.
- New research says cacao tree first used in Ecuador by Mayo Chinchipe culture,5000 years ago, not in central America as previously thought.
- Singer, songwriter and musician James Edwin Farrar died due to heart failure, at the age of 67. He was the original lead singer of the Raw Energy band and the second lead singer of the American Southern Rock band Molly Hatchet from 1980 to 1982, and in more recent years, Gator Country..
- Storms in Italy kill at least 11 with 75% of Venice flooded and two tornadoes striking Terracina.
- World Scrabble Championship won for the fourth time by New Zealand Malaysian Nigel Richards with the word "groutier" (bad-tempered).
- Young Greatness, Rapper.
- Larry Snyder, American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey (US Champion Jockey by wins 1969; George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award 1989), who died from cancer at 76.
- Mandy Blank, Fitness Instructor.
On this day in 2017
- Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki beats American Venus Williams 6-4,6-4 to win the WTA Finals title decider in Kallang, Singapore.
- British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finishes a distant 9th in Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; good enough to clinch his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship.
- Dennis Banks, American activist (leader of the American Indian Movement), who died at 80.
- Muhal Richard Abrams, American educator and composer, who died at 87.
On this day in 2016
- Bob Dylan said he accepted his Nobel Prize in literature, ending a silence since being awarded the prize earlier this month. He said the honour had left him "speechless". The foundation said it had not yet been decided if the singer would attend the awards ceremony in December..
- John D. Roberts, American chemist, received American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal (2013), who died at 98.
- Pen Sovann,1st post-Khmer Rouge Cambodian Prime Minister (1981), who died at 80.
- Roland Dyens, French classical guitarist, composer, and arranger (Libra Sonatine), who died at 61.
On this day in 2015
- Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) is elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives, succeeding John Boehner (R-Ohio).
- China announces the end of their one-child policy after 35 years.
- Saraiyah Hernandez, Family Member, born in New York City, NY.
- Murphy Anderson, American comic artist (DC Comics), who died at 89.
- Mike Brumit, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2014
- Baseball World Series: San Francisco beats Kansas City Royals,3-2 in Game 7 at Kauffman Field, KC to win Giants'3rd title in 5 years; MVP: SF starter Madison Bumgarner.
- Phil Collins handed over his large collection of Alamo memorabilia to a Texas museum, calling the donation the end of a six-decade "journey". "I'm 64, "he said of his fascination with the 1836 battle. "When I was five or six years old, this thing began."Collins' collection included a fringed leather pouch used by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie's legendary knife..
- San Francisco beats Kansas City Royals,3-2 in Game 7 at Kauffman Field, KC to win Giants'3rd Baseball World Series in 5 years; SF starter Madison Bumgarner MVP.
- World Series Baseball: San Francisco beats Kansas City Royals,3-2 in Game 7 at Kauffman Field, KC to win Giants'3rd title in 5 years; MVP: SF starter Madison Bumgarner.
- Klas Ingesson, Soccer Player.
On this day in 2013
- John Lennon's first home, in Liverpool, was sold for £480,000 at an auction held at The Cavern Club. The red brick terrace at 9 Newcastle Road, Wavertree, was where the member of The Beatles lived from birth, in 1940, until he was five. The property has a rear yard and is a few streets away from Penny Lane, made famous by The Beatles..
- Hundreds of viewers complained about Lady Gaga's recent UK performance on The X Factor according to Ofcom. Around 200 people contacted the broadcasting watchdog about her outfit of shells and flesh-coloured underwear. Another 60 viewers complained directly to ITV about the singer's appearance, before the 9pm watershed..
- Anavaeh Wallace, YouTube Star, born in United States.
- Bud Kelleher, Race Car Driver.
- Rudolf Kehrer, Soviet classical pianist of German heritage, who died at 90.