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Today's Star Sign

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Salmita Corita, TikTok Star, born in Morocco.

On this day in 2022

  • Tennis great Roger Federer announces his retirement from professional tennis at 41 with 20 grand slam wins and 103 ATP titles.
  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping meets Russian President Vladimir Putin and other regional leaders at a summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
  • European parliament says Hungary can no longer be considered a full democracy, saying Viktor Orbán’s government has become a “hybrid regime of electoral autocracy”.
  • Eddie Butler, Welsh rugby union #8 (16 caps; Cambridge University RFC, Pontypool RFC), journalist (The Observer Sport, The Guardian) and broadcaster (BBC), who died at 65.

On this day in 2021

  • SpaceX launches the first all-civilian spaceflight from Cape Canaveral, Florida, for three-day orbit around Earth.
  • US gymnasts, including Simone Biles, testify against former team doctor Larry Nassar at a Senate Committee hearing, criticizing a system that allowed it to happen.
  • US, UK and Australia announce trilateral security partnership Aukus, to counteract influence of China, including helping Australia build nuclear-powered submarines.
  • Lou Angotti, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Chicago Black Hawks) and coach (St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins), who died at 83.

On this day in 2020

  • Family of Breonna Taylor announce $12 million wrongful death settlement with city of Louisville, Kentucky, after her death in botched police raid March 13.
  • Scientific American issues its 1st ever presidential endorsement in 175 years by backing Joe Biden.
  • Sadashiv Patil, Indian cricket fast bowler (1 Test,2 wickets; Maharashtra), who died at 86.
  • Wang Zhiliang, Chinese table tennis player and coach (World Table Tennis C'ships gold, doubles 1963), who died from a stroke at 79.
  • Caroline Kaart (neé Raitt0, Scottish-Dutch alto singer, and TV and radio presenter, who died at 88.
  • Jan Krenz, Polish conductor and composer, who died at 94.
  • Moussa Traoré, Mali soldier, politician and dictator, President of Mali (1968-91), who died at 83.

On this day in 2019

  • Norman Lear becomes the oldest person to win an Emmy at 97, in the variety special category for ABC’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience".
  • " Jojo Rabbit" directed by "Taika Waititi and starring Scarlett Johansson wins the top award at the Toronto Film Festival.
  • Hong Kong police fire water cannons and tear gas at thousands of protesters outside the British embassy, as protests continue in the city.
  • UK PM Boris Johnson compares himself to Marvel Hulk character in newspaper interview "The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets" about UK exiting the EU.
  • Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Gleneagles: Europe beats US,14½-13½; Suzann Pettersen of Norway sinks 8-footer on 18th hole of final match to beat Marina Alex,1-up and regain Cup.
  • Ric Ocasek [Otcasek], American rock singer-songwriter (The Cars - "Best Friend's Girl" ; "Shake It Up" ; "You Are The Girl"), found dead at 75.
  • Ric Ocasek [Richard Otcasek], American musician (The Cars - Best Friend's Girl; Shake It Up), found dead at 75.
  • Roberto Leal, World Music Singer.
  • Mike Stefanik, American auto racer (9 NASCAR Modified Championships), who died in a plane crash at 61.
  • Mike Stefanik, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2018

  • Russian boxer Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1,34 KOs) loses his first pro fight in record 20th title defence as well as undisputed world middleweight crown when outpointed by Mexican Canelo Álvarez (50-1-2,34 KOs) in Las Vegas.
  • Russian boxer Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1,34 KOs) loses his first pro fight in record 20th title defense as well as undisputed world middleweight crown when outpointed by Mexican Canelo Álvarez (50-1-2,34 KOs) in Las Vegas.
  • Archaeologists find the oldest-known brewery and remains of 13,000-year-old beer in Haifa cave, Israel, belonging to nomadic Natufian people.
  • Swimmer killed by shark at Newcomb Hollow Beach, first fatal shark attack in Massachusetts in 80 years.
  • Dudley Sutton, British stage and screen actor (Leather Boys; Brimstone & Treacle; Lovejoy - "Tinker Dill"), who died of cancer at 85.
  • Jeff Lowe, American mountain climber (co-founder Lowe Alpine), who died of pneumonia at 67.

On this day in 2017

  • Terrorist bomb only partially explodes in attack at Parsons Green tube station, London, injuring 29.
  • Violet Brown, Supercentenarian.
  • Harry Dean Stanton, American actor (Lucky; Alien; Cool Hand Luke; The Godfather Part II), musician, and singer, who died at 91.
  • Harry Dean Stanton, American actor, musician, and singer (Lucky, Alien, Cool Hand Luke, The Godfather Part II), who died at 91.

On this day in 2016

  • Rose Mofford, American politician,1st female Governor of Arizona (1988-1991), who died at 94.

On this day in 2015

  • Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus'musical "Mamma Mia!", featuring the songs of ABBA, closes at The Broadhurst Theatre, NYC, after 5,733 performances.
  • EU Migrant Crisis: Hungary seals its border with Serbia with a razor-wire fence, stranding thousands of migrants.

On this day in 2014

  • Ewa Kopacz becomes Prime Minister of Poland.
  • President Obama announces the US will send 3,000 troops to help combat spread of the Ebola virus.
  • Nicholas Romanov, French-born pretender to the Russian throne, who died at 91.
  • Timothy Mace, British cosmonaut, who died of cancer at 58.

On this day in 2013

  • 38th Toronto International Film Festival: "12 Years a Slave" directed by Steve McQueen wins the People's Choice Award.
  • 27 people are killed after a coal mine collapses in Afghanistan.
  • 21 people are killed in a series of bombings in Baghdad and Shia provinces, Iraq.
  • Japan switches off its last working nuclear reactor.
  • Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Suzann Pettersen of Norway wins by 2 strokes over New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko; first time event has major title status.
  • Edi Rama is elected Prime Minister of Albania.
  • Frances Bairstow, American labor relations arbitrator, who died at 93.




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