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Today in the World Countries

  • Constitution Day is being celebrated in Slovakia
  • Day of independence is being celebrated in Uzbekistan
  • Dri-Jerbal Day is being celebrated in Marshall Islands
  • Gai Jatra (Kathmandu valley) is being celebrated in Nepal
  • Revolution Day is being celebrated in Eritrea

Today in Astrology

  • People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Matthew Bailey, Twitter Star, born in England.

On this day in 2022

  • China locks down the economically important city of Chengdu with 21 million people, after 700 COVID-19 pandemic cases discovered in last few days.
  • The Metallica classic 'Enter Sandman' topped a list of songs with misheard lyrics, while Mick Jagger was named as the singer people struggle most to understand. A survey of 1,000 Americans by WordFinder also suggested that 65% of people, on discovering they’ve been wrong for years about a favorite song, decide they prefer the incorrect version. "Enter Sandman"came on top overall, with 70% of listeners believing the line "Exit light, enter night"was actually "Eggs and light end all nights."52% heard The Beatles sing "I get high, I get high, I get high"on 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' rather than the real words "I can’t hide, I can’t hide, I can’t hide."Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' came next: "With the lights out, it’s less dangerous / Here we are now, entertain us"heard as "With the lights out, it’s Las Vegas / Hear me all now, entertainers"..
  • TV Series "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" premieres on Amazon Prime Video.
  • US President Joe Biden warns of 'threats to democracy'from MAGA Republican extremism in prime-time address in front of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.
  • Earnie Shavers, American boxer (2 x world heavyweight c'ship challenger [Muhammad Ali 1977, Larry Holmes 1979]), who died at 78.

On this day in 2021

  • Cristiano Ronaldo breaks world record for goals scored in men's international football; hits his 110th and 111th goals for Portugal in 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Republic of Ireland in Faro.
  • South America's second-longest river, the Paraná, at its lowest levels for 77 years due to drought.
  • Texas law banning most abortion after six weeks comes into effect, now most restrictive in the country.
  • Powerful 400 yard wide EF-3 tornado travels 12.5 miles through Gloucester County, New Jersey, destroying 50 homes, several farm buildings, and killing 3 dairy cows.
  • Record rain recorded in Central Park, New York (7.13 inches) and Newark, New Jersey (8.41 inches) from remnants of Hurricane Ida.
  • Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Separatist leader in Kashmir (headed resistance against Indian rule), who died at 92.
  • Daffney, Wrestler.
  • Juan Rodríguez Vega, Chilean soccer defender (26 caps; Universidad de Chile, Atlético Español), who died at 77.
  • Gregg Leakes, Reality Star.
  • Catherine Macphail, Children's Author.
  • Jim Fuller, American college football coach and athletics administrator (coach 1977-83; AD 2003-08 Jacksonville State University), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 76.

On this day in 2020

  • BTS become the 1st all-Korean pop act to top the Billboard 100 singles chart with "Dynamite".
  • President Trump visits the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, where Jacob Blake was shot, to offer support to law enforcement.
  • Rare protests in Mongolia against moves to teach school subjects in Mandarin instead of Mongolian.
  • Lyra Sheeran, Family Member, born in England.
  • Erick Morillo, DJ.
  • Jerzy Szczakiel, Polish speedway rider (World Individual C'ship 1973; World Pairs C'ship 1971), who died at 71.

On this day in 2019

  • Houston Astros starter Justin Verlander strikes out 14 as he throws his third career no-hitter in a 2-0 decision against the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • Hurricane Dorian makes landfall on Elbow Cay in the Abaco islands, northern Bahamas as a category five storm with winds of 180mph (285km/h).
  • Exhibition on Christian Dior sets new attendance record of almost 595,000 in seven months on closing at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
  • German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier asks for Polish forgiveness for WWII at 80 year commemoration in Pilsudski Square, Warsaw.
  • Co-founder and CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey has his Twitter account hacked.
  • Saudi-led coalition air strikes on Yemen city of Dhamar kills more than 100 people according to the Red Cross.
  • Tom Collins, Canadian ice skating promoter (Champions on Ice), who died from stroke complications at 88.

On this day in 2018

  • Aretha Franklin's funeral held in Detroit attended by Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande and Bill Clinton with procession of 140 pink Cadillacs.
  • Bishop Charles H. Ellis III apologises for groping Ariana Grande during Aretha Franklin's funeral service.
  • Finnish Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen qualifies in 1:19.119 during Q3 of the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix at Monza; record for fastest average lap speed in F1 (263.588 kph or 163.786 mph).
  • Memorial service for Senator John McCain at Washington National Cathedral with his daughter Meghan McCain, Barack Obama and George W. Bush speaking.
  • Isla Donnelly, Family Member, born in England.

On this day in 2017

  • Kenyan Chief Justice David Maraga invalidates Kenyan re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
  • Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., Family Member, born in West Palm Beach, FL.
  • Novella Nelson, American actress (Antwone Fisher, Purlie, Chiefs), who died at 78.

On this day in 2016

  • Raymond Daveluy, Canadian organist (St. Joseph's Montreal,1960-2002), composer and educator, who died at 89.
  • Len Maddocks, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (Australian mid-50's), who died at 90.
  • Len Maddocks, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests,19 dismissals; Victoria, Tasmania), who died at 90.
  • Jon Polito, actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide), who died at 65.

On this day in 2015

  • India scores their first Test cricket series victory in Sri Lanka since 1993 winning 3rd Test in Colombo by 117 runs; Ravichandran Ashwin (4) & Ishant Sharma (3) combine for 7 Sri Lankan 2nd innings wickets.
  • Google changes its logo, biggest redesign since 1999.
  • EU Migrant Crisis: Hungary closes Keleti Railway Station in Budapest to try and stop migrants travelling.
  • Pope Francis tells priests to pardon women who have had an abortion, in a letter released by the Vatican.
  • Dean Jones, American actor (Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, The Love Bug), who died at 84.

On this day in 2014

  • Nalanda University in eastern Indian begins its first academic year, on the site of the world's oldest university, a Buddhist monastic institution that operated 427 to 1197 CE.
  • Jimi Jamison, American rock singer (Survivor - "High On You"), who died of a stroke at 63.

On this day in 2013

  • Gareth Bale transfers from Tottenham Hotspur FC to Real Madrid for an estimated world record fee of £85.3 million (€100 million).
  • Eve Franke, YouTube Star, born in Utah.
  • Comedian Seth Meyers at the age of 39 weds human rights lawyer Alexi Ashe on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.
  • Tommy Morrison, American boxer (WBO heavyweight title 1993) and actor (Rocky V), who died from AIDS at 44.




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