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Today in the World Countries

  • Hartalika Teej (Females) is being celebrated in Nepal
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Chile
  • National Heroes Day Holiday is being celebrated in Angola, Saint Kitts And Nevis
  • Respect for the Aged Day is being celebrated in Japan

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Jarina De Marco, Jazz Singer, born in Dominican Republic.
  • Joeng Yun, Model, born in South Korea.

On this day in 2022

  • Hurricane Fiona makes landfall near Punta Tocon on Puerto Rico's southwest coast as a Category 1 storm with 85km winds causing catastrophic flooding.
  • Steven Spielberg's film "The Fabelmans" wins The People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival.
  • US President Joe Biden says “we still have a problem with Covid” and “We’re still doing a lot of work on it. But the pandemic is over.” in a CBS TV interview.
  • Mustafa Dagistanli, Turkish freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 57kg 1956,62kg 1960; World C'ship gold 1954,57,59), who died at 91.

On this day in 2021

  • US authorities begin moving, to repatriate, more than 10,000 mostly Haitian migrants living under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas.
  • Neil McCarthy, American college basketball coach (Weber State Uni 1974-85, New Mexico State Uni 1985-97), who died at 82.

On this day in 2020

  • Pamela Hutchinson from the American soul/R&B vocal group The Emotions died at the age of 61. The Emotions scored the 1977 US No. 1 hit 'Best of My Love'..
  • Earliest dated evidence for the human species in the Arabian Peninsula as fossilized footprints 120,000 years old uncovered in Saudi Arabia's Nefud Desert.
  • Cyclone Ianos, a rare 'medicane'begins sweeping across Greece, killing three.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American jurist and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1993-2020), who died of pancreatic cancer at 87.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice.

On this day in 2019

  • Saudi Arabia's Defense Ministry says Iran was to blame for drone attack on Saudi oil facilities.
  • Second Israel General Election in five months results in another deadlock between Benny Gantz's Blue and White Party and Likud Party under Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • US White House bars California and other states from setting their own emission standards.
  • Boarding school fire kills at least 27 in Monrovia, Liberia.
  • A Chinese study called for a publicity programme that could enhance public awareness of the negative impact of listening to fast music when driving. The study claimed that drivers should keep music below 120 beats per minute saying that a track like ’American Idiot’ by Green Day - at 189 beats per minute - was a dangerous song to listen to when driving and Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin was a safe song at 63 beats per minute..
  • Photo of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau wearing brownface in 2001 emerges during Canadian election campiagn.
  • Indian government proposes a ban on e-cigarettes.
  • Bob Potter, Race Car Driver.
  • Fernando Ricksen, Dutch soccer midfielder (12 caps; Glasgow Rangers), who died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 43.
  • Fernando Ricksen, Soccer Player.
  • Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, World Leader.

On this day in 2018

  • 70th Emmy Awards: "Games of Thrones". "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", Rachel Brosnahan, Matthew Rhys, Claire Foy, Bill Hader win.
  • South Africa's Constitutional court legalizes cannabis use by adults in private places.
  • China announces new $60 billion tariffs on US imports, a day after the US imposes $200 billion worth of new tariffs on Chinese goods.
  • Amnesty International says 400 civilians have been killed in conflicts between Cameroon soldiers and Anglophone separatists in 2018.
  • Judith Kazantzis, English poet and feminist, who died at 78.
  • Norifumi Yamamoto, MMA Fighter.

On this day in 2017

  • Hurricane Maria passes over the Caribbean island of Dominica as a category 5 hurricane, destroying 90% of structures and killing 27.
  • England footballer Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drunk driving and is banned for driving for 2 years.
  • 69th Emmy Awards: hosted by Stephen Colbert, "The Handmaid's Tale", Elisabeth Moss, Sterling K Brown, Julia Dreyfus, Donald Glover win.

On this day in 2016

  • Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Chun In-gee of South Korea wins her 2nd major title by 4 strokes from Ryu So-yeon & Park Sung-hyun; 21-under-par score a record for all women's majors.
  • Earliest known fishooks at 23,000 years old discovered on Okinawa Island, Japan, findings published in PNAS journal.
  • In Russian elections Putin-backed United Russia party wins 54% of Parliamentary seats led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
  • Mandoza, R& B Singer.
  • Norm Brown, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2015

  • Government of Uttar Pradesh, India, confirms 2.3 million people applied for 238 menial office jobs.
  • Daniel Kyre, YouTube Star.

On this day in 2014

  • American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift was at no.1 on the US singles chart with 'Shake It Off', becoming Swift's second No.1 single in the United States and the 22nd song to debut at No.1 in the chart's history..
  • 8 people (including 2 children) are shot dead in Bell, Florida.
  • Emma Watson delivers an address to a standing ovation at UN Headquarters in New York City, helping launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality.
  • Scotland votes to stay a member of the United Kingdom in an independence referendum.
  • Earl Ross, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2013

  • Abram Rader, YouTube Star, born in Texas.
  • Dominique Loiseau, Entrepreneur.
  • Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer, who died at 70.
  • Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer who had 3 famous fights with Muhammad Ali, who died at 70.
  • Lindsay Cooper, British bassoonist, oboe player, and composer (Henry Cow; News From Babel; Feminist Improvising Group), who died from complications of multiple sclerosis at 62.
  • Lisa Otto, German soprano (Berlin State Opera,1951-85), who died at 93.
  • Richard C. Sarafian, American director and actor (Foley Square), who died from complications from pneumonia at 83.




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