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Today in the World Countries
- Baptism of the Prophet is being celebrated in Mali
- Constitution Day is being celebrated in Vanuatu
- Education Day is being celebrated in Kiribati
- Francisco Moranzan 's Birthday is being celebrated in Honduras
- National Day Holiday is being celebrated in China
- Republic Day is being celebrated in Portugal
- World Teacher's Day is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Libra as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Clara La San, Music Producer, born in England.
On this day in 2022
- Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless (his 2nd) for their work on Click Chemistry.
On this day in 2021
- Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi for pioneering work that warned of climate change.
- 480 Otis wins Alaska's Fat Bear Week for pre-hibernation weight gain for the third year in a row.
- Major French investigation fings clergy sexually abused more than 200,000 children over 70 years, most of the victims boys.
- Russia launches an actor and director to the International Space Station to make the first film in orbit.
- Dickie Boswell, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2020
- At least 14m tonnes of plastic pieces are at the bottom of the ocean,30 times more than on the surface according to new research.
- At least 14m tonnes of plastic pieces are at the bottom of the ocean,30 x more than on the surface according to new research.
- India COVID-19 pandemic death toll passes 100,000, with 6.6 million known cases,3rd highest death toll in the world behind the US and Brazil.
- Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of hepatitis C virus.
- Taylor Swift was at No.1 on the US chart with her eighth studio album Folklore. It was a surprise album, released in July following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 when Swift cancelled a concert tour and quarantined herself, during which time she conceived Folklore..
- US President Donald Trump leaves Walter Reed National Military Medical Center while still infectious with COVID-19 pandemic and returns to the White House.
- WHO estimates 10% of world's population may have been infected with COVID-19 pandemic, more than 20 times the number of confirmed cases.
On this day in 2019
- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reveals he has a neuromuscular disease, myasthenia gravis, causing him health problems.
- Marcello Giordani, Italian tenor (Metropolitan Opera,1993-2008), who died of a heart attack at 56.
- Larry Junstrom, American rock bassist (.38 Special), who died at 70.
On this day in 2018
- Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad for "efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war".
- Record price at auction for a living female artist as Jenny Saville's "Propped" sells for £9.5 million in London.
- Banksy work "Girl With Balloon" automatically shreds moments after being sold for 1 million pounds in London, renamed "Love is in the Bin".
- US unemployment figures hit lowest level since 1969 - 3.7% according to Department of Labor.
- Bobby Notkoff, American rock and blues violinist (Crazy Horse; The Rockets), who died at 80.
On this day in 2017
- Iraqi forces claim victory and control over Islamic State's last urban stronghold Hawija, Northern Iraq.
- " The New York Times" publishes investigation into sexual harassment behaviour by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
- Spanish constitutional court suspends Catalan parliament to prevent declaration of independence.
On this day in 2016
- Heavy Minds, Photographer.
- Fred Cziska, Race Car Driver.
- Pompeiu Harasteanu, Romanian basso profondo singer (Opera Bonn,1968-72; Romanian National Opera,1972-2012), who died at 81.
- Michal Kovác, ist President of Slovakia (1993-98), who died at 86.
- Michal Kovac, World Leader.
On this day in 2015
- Governor of California Jerry Brown signs a bill giving terminally ill patients the "right to die".
- Nobel prize for Medicine awarded to William C. Campbell, Satoshi Omura (Roundworm) and Youyou Tu (Malaria).
- Floods in South Carolina a "1,000-year storm" result in 12 deaths and 9 dams to fail.
- Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement announced by trade ministers of 12 countries in Atlanta.
- Chantal Akerman, Belgian feminist filmmaker (Jeanne Dielman,23 Quai du Commerce, Je Tu II Elle), who died at 65.
- Chantal Akerman, Belgium film director (Akermania, Je Tu II Elle), who died at 65.
- Henning Mankell, Swedish playwright and author (Wallander novels), who died of cancer at 67.
On this day in 2014
- French F1 driver Jules Bianchi collides with recovery vehicle during Japanese Grand Prix, who died 10 months later; first F1 death due to racing accident in 21 years (Ayrton Senna 1994).
- Russell Crowe owned South Sydney Rabbitohs beat Canterbury Bulldogs,30-6 to break 43 year drought and win National Rugby League (Australia) Premiership.
- Geoffrey Holder, Movie Actor.
- Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, singer, director and painter (Annie, The Wiz), who died at 84.
- Andrea De Cesaris, Race Car Driver.
- Anna Przybylska, Movie Actress.
On this day in 2013
- In an all-Russian boxing contest, Wladimir Klitschko beats Alexander Povetkin in 12 round unanimous points decision in Moscow to retain his WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO heavyweight titles.
- New Zealand beats South Africa,38-27 in Johannesburg to retain the Rugby Championship with an undefeated record; All Black flanker Liam Messam crosses for 2 tries.
- Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko beats Russian Alexander Povetkin in a 12 round unanimous points decision in Moscow to retain his WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO heavyweight titles.
- Miriam Krein, YouTube Star, born in New York.
- Skateboarder and actor Bam Margera at the age of 34 weds Nicole Boyd in Reykjavík, Iceland.
- Soccer player Abby Wambach at the age of 33 weds longtime partner Sarah Huffman at the age of 29 in Hawaii.