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Today in the World Countries

  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Lesotho
  • National Day Holiday is being celebrated in China
  • Peace and Reconciliation Day is being celebrated in Mozambique
  • World Animal 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

  • Ahlam Zaimi, Movie Actress, born in Morocco.
  • Ferow, R& B Singer, born in Eritrea.
  • Ifeoma Efiokwu, Dancer, born in Nigeria.

On this day in 2022

  • Noble Prize for Physics won by Alain Aspect, John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger for their groundbreaking experiments using entangled quantum states.
  • NY Yankees slugger Aaron Judge breaks Roger Maris's AL single season HR record when he slams his 62nd homer in a 3-2 loss against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
  • Loretta Lynn, Country Singer.
  • Dave Dryden, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (designer first mask-cage combination goalie mask; Chicago Black Hawks, Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers), who died at 81.

On this day in 2021

  • Fumio Kishida takes office as Japan's new Prime Minister after taking over as leader of the Liberal Democratic Party.
  • Global outage of Facebook and its apps, including Instagram and WhatsApp, for six hours.
  • Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for discovering receptors for temperature and touch.
  • Three years worth of rain (14 inches or 300 mm) falls in 12 hours in city of Al Khaburah, Oman, in the wake of tropical cyclone Shaheen.
  • Laurie Davidson CNZM, New Zealand yacht designer (Black Magic 1995; Team New Zealand 2000; America's Cup HOF 2007), who died at 94.
  • Laurie Davidson, New Zealand yacht designer (Black Magic 1995; Team New Zealand 2000; America's Cup HOF 2007), who died at 94.
  • Valerie Joy Watson, Children's Author.
  • Eddie Robinson, American baseball first baseman (MLB All Star 1949,51–53; Washington Sens, Chicago WS, Philadelphia A's) and executive (GM Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves), who died at 100.
  • Alan Kalter, American television announcer (Late Show with David Letterman,1995-2015), who died at 78.

On this day in 2020

  • Navy Clinton, Family Member, born in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Kenzo Takada, Fashion Designer.
  • Kenzo Takada, Japanese fashion designer (Kenzo), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 81.

On this day in 2019

  • Fuel subsidies end in Ecuador after four decades, prompting nationwide protests and President Lenín Moreno to declare 60-day state of emergency.
  • The Beatles' Abbey Road returned to No.1 in the UK,50 years after it first topped the album charts after the release of an expanded anniversary edition. The feat also sees the album set a record - the gap of 49 years and 252 days since its initial chart-topping run ended in early 1970 is the longest gap before returning to No.1..
  • Diahann Carroll, American actress (Julia, Claudine, Dominique-Dynasty), who died at 84.
  • Diahann Carroll [Carol Diann Johnson] American Tony Award-winning stage and screen actress (No Strings; Julia; Claudine; Dynasty - "Dominique"), who died of cancer at 84.

On this day in 2018

  • New England's Tom Brady becomes only 3rd NFL quarterback to record 500 career touchdown passes as he connects with Josh Gordon in Patriots'38-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Foxborough.
  • John Tyrrell, British musicologist (Leoš Janácek; The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians), who died at 76.
  • Audrey Wells, Screenwriter.

On this day in 2017

  • Chinese pianist Lang Lang plays Carneige Hall one-handed due to injury with 14 year-old Maxim Lando playing his left hand for Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue".
  • English PM Theresa May suffers nightmare speech at Conservative National Conference as her voice fails, pranster interupts and set collapses.
  • Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for their work on cryo-electron microscopy.
  • UK Prime Minister Theresa May suffers a nightmare speech at Conservative National Conference as her voice fails, a prankster interrupts and the set collapses.
  • Liam Cosgrave, Irish politician (Fine Gael Party), who died at 97.
  • John Miller, American politician (Rep-R-WA,1985-93), who died at 79.

On this day in 2016

  • Singer Gwen Stefani and musician Gavin Rossdale divorce after 13 years of marriage.
  • Hso Khan Pha,1st President of the democratic and newly independent Union of Burma from 1948-52, who died at 78.
  • Donald H. White, American composer (Lyric Suite for Euphonium and Winds; Tuba Sonata) and educator, who died at 95.
  • Angie Kate Cunningham, Tennis Player.
  • Caroline Crawley, British alt-rock singer (Shelleyan Orphan; Babacar), who died at 53.

On this day in 2015

  • American rock band Van Halen's final public performance takes place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California..

On this day in 2014

  • Jean-Claude Duvalier, Politician.
  • Jean-Claude Duvalier "Baby Doc", Haitian dictator and deposed Haitian president-for-life (1971-86) infamous for his brutality, who died of a heart attack at 63.
  • Jean-Claude Duvalier "Baby Doc",41st President of Haiti (1971-86), who died of a heart attack at 63.
  • Konrad Boehmer, German-Dutch composer, who died at 73.
  • Paul Revere, American musician, who died from cancer at 76.

On this day in 2013

  • German singer Helene Fischer releases "Farbenspiel", most successful album ever by a German female artist, over 2.4 million sold.
  • Akira Miyoshi, Japanese composer (Conversations; A Diary of the Sea), who died at 80.
  • Võ Nguyên Giáp, Vietnamese general (Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam War) and politician, who died at 102.




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