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Today in the World Countries
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Mexico, Papua New Guinea
- International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is being celebrated in International
- Malaysia Day is being celebrated in Malaysia
- Martyrdom of Imam Reza is being celebrated in Iran
- Martyrs' Day is being celebrated in Libya
- National Day is being celebrated in Maldives
- National Heroes Day is being celebrated in Saint Kitts And Nevis
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Amira Mourtaday, TikTok Star, born in Morocco.
- Mouse Lopez, Illustrator, born in Mexico.
- Laura Celia Valk, Model, born in Netherlands.
- Yadydiva, Instagram Star, born in Cuba.
- Yuliana Maldonado, Dancer, born in Puerto Rico.
On this day in 2022
- Robbie Williams overtook Elvis Presley (13 No.1s), to become the solo artist with the most UK No.1 albums ever when his latest album XXV topped the UK chart. Only The Beatles had more UK No.1 albums than Robbie with 15 across their career..
- Singing drummer Ringo Starr releases his creatively titled third EP, "EP3".
- Allen Aylett, Australian Rules football midfielder (North Melbourne FC 220 games) and executive (president North Melbourne FC 1971-76,2001-05; chairman VFL 1977-84), who died at 88.
On this day in 2021
- Britain's Kew Gardens sets world record for the largest living plant collection (16,900) on a single site according to Guinness World Records.
- Earliest evidence announced for humans making clothes discovered from bone tools 100,000 years old found at Contrebandiers Cave, Morocco.
- French President Emmanuel Macron says France has killed leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi.
- Idaho Department of Health and Wellness says thew whole state in a hospital resource crisis, will ration healthcare, due to COVID-19 pandemic surge.
- Idaho Department of Health and Wellness says whole state now in a hospital resource crisis, will ration healthcare, due to COVID-19 pandemic surge.
- Jane Powell, Movie Actress.
- Jane Powell [Suzanne Burce], American singer and actress (Royal Wedding; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), who died at 92.
- Boet van Dulmen, Dutch motorcycle racer (84 starts,1 win,4 podiums,1 pole; Finnish 500cc GP 1979), who died in a road accident at 73.
- Dušan Ivkovic, Serbian basketball point guard (Radnicki Belgrade) and coach (Yugoslavia 1987-95; Serbia 2008-13; FIBA HOF), who died from pulmonary edema and herpes at 77.
- Clive Sinclair, British consumer electronics inventor (Executive pocket calculator; ZX Spectrum computer), who died of cancer at 81.
- Clive Sinclair, Entrepreneur.
On this day in 2020
- Barbados'Prime Minister Mia Mottley announces the country's intention to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic.
- Yoshihide Suga confirmed as Prime Minister by the Japanese government after Shinzo Abe stood down due to ill health.
- Hurricane Sally makes landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a category 2 storm bringing serious flooding.
- Jack Kelley, American collegiate, WHA, and NHL ice hockey coach, and executive (Colby College coach,1955-62; Boston University coach,1962-72; New England Whalers, coach and general manager,1972-81; Pittsburgh Penquins president,1993-2001), who died at 93.
- Jack Kelley, American ice hockey coach (Colby College; Boston University 1962-72; NE Whalers), who died at 93.
On this day in 2019
- Guantánamo Bay is the world's most expensive prison at US$13 million per prisoner according to investigation by "The New York Times".
- Personal data on every Ecuadorean citizen discovered online on unsecured cloud server.
- Marvel actor Mark Ruffalo rebuffs UK PM Boris Johnson, who compared himself to Hulk, "Boris Johnson forgets that the Hulk only fights for the good of the whole".
- Marvel actor Mark Ruffalo rebuffs UK PM Boris Johnson, who compared himself to Hulk, "Boris Johnson forgets that the Hulk only fights for the good of the whole" on Twitter.
- 50,000 workers at General Motors go on strike in the US over pay and factory closings.
- Study puts prices on value of "thoughts and prayers", average Christian willing to pay US$4 for a prayer, average atheists would pay US$3 not to receive one, published in "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences".
- Zamira Magusara, Family Member, born in Australia.
- Peter Stormonth Darling, Scottish investment banker (Mercury Asset Management Group - largest fund-management in the UK), who died at 86.
On this day in 2018
- " Green Book" wins People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival.
- Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall near Jiangmen City, China, winds 120 miles an hour cause tower blocks in nearby Hong Kong to sway.
- US Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accused of sexual assault in the 1980s in "The Washington Post".
- Salesforce founder Marc Benioff and wife Lynne Benioff announce purchase of Time magazine for $190 million.
- Scott Dixon of New Zealand finishes second in the IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma to wrap up his 5th IndyCar Drivers'title for Chip Ganassi Racing; Honda wins Manufacturers'Cup; Canadian Robert Wickens is Rookie of the Year.
- First ever performance of comedy "Love's Victory" by Lady Mary Wroth at Penshurst Place, England,400 years after it was written.
- English multi-instrumentalist musician and record producer Maartin Allcock died aged 61. He was a member of British folk rock band Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull and also played keyboards for The Mission..
- Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: At age 40, American Angela Stanford wins her first major title by 1 stroke from Amy Olson, Austin Ernst, Mo Martin & Kim Sei-young.
- Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes sets an NFL record of 10 touchdowns in first 2 weeks of a season, torching Pittsburgh’s secondary with 6 TD passes; leads Chiefs to 42-37 victory on the road.
- Cycling land speed record broken for men and women by Denise Mueller-Korenek riding 183.932 mph (296.010 km/h) Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.
- Big Jay [Cecil James] McNeely, American R& B saxophonist, who died of prostate cancer at 91.
- Frank Parker, American actor (Days of our Lives, Never Too Young), who died at 79.
On this day in 2017
- Farm Aid held in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, and Jamey Johnson.
- Farm Aid held in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, and Valerie June.
- New Zealand All Blacks rugby union team hands South Africa their biggest test match defeat in history; beat Springboks,57-0 in Rugby Championship round in Albany, NZ.
- Welsh singer Charlotte Church at the age of 31 marries musician Jonny Powell at the age of 30 in Cardiff.
- Ted Christopher, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2016
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italian President (1999-2006) and Prime Minister (1993-94), who died at 95.
- Edward Albee, American playwright (Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?), who died at 88.
- Edward Albee, Playwright.
On this day in 2015
- Second Republican presidential candidates debate, hosted by CNN, Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump face off at the Reagan Presidential Library.
- Oil tanker explosion kills 170 in Maridi, South Sudan.
- Military coup in Burkina Faso, President Michel Kafando and other officials seized by presidential guards.
- 700 million malaria cases prevented in Africa since 2000 in report by University of Oxford in "Nature" journal.
- Report 3 million people die each year of air pollution, more than malaria and HIV/Aids combined published in "Nature" journal.
- 8.3 magnitude quake hits off coast of Illapel, Chile killing 11 and prompting evacuation of 1 million.
- Bob Cleary, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), who died at 79.
- Bob Cleary, American US Hockey HOF center (Olympic gold 1960; Harvard University), who died at 79.
On this day in 2014
- Barbra Streisand releases album "Partners" features duets with other artists, when reaches No 1, makes Streisand only recording-artist with top album in six decades.
- American singer Ariana Grande was at No.1 on the US album chart with My Everything the singers second studio album. The album also debuted at No.1 in Australia and Canada and peaked in the top ten of twenty countries worldwide..
- Manilla Gee, YouTube Star, born in United States.
On this day in 2013
- Paul Kagame wins re-election to the Rwandan presidency in a landslide.
- Paul Kagame wins the Rwandan presidency in a landslide.
- 12 people are killed after a gunman opens fire at a naval yard in Washington, D.C..
- 21 people are killed by Hurricane Ingrid in Mexico.
- A souvenir booklet from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival signed by Jimi Hendrix fetched $6,500 on eBay. The artifact also included autographs from three members of the Mamas and Papas..
- Jackie Lomax died at his home in England aged 69. He first gained notice as the vocalist and bass player with The Undertakers, which were part of the Mersey Beat movement. He was later one of the first artists to sign with The Beatles label, Apple, with George Harrison penning his single 'Sour Milk Sea'..
- Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), who died at 69.
- Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (" Is This What You Want"), who died at 69.
- Ratiba Elhefny, Opera Singer.
- Scott Adams, American NFL offensive linesman (Chicago Bears),, who died of a heart attack at 46.
- Terrie Hall, Activist.