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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

Happening Today

  • 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.




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