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Today in the World Countries

  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Vietnam

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Yoofi Greene, Dancer, born in Ghana.

On this day in 2022

  • Attempted assassination of Argentina's vice-president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner fails when the gun jams outside her home in Buenos Aires.

On this day in 2021

  • At least 43 people die as the remnants of Hurricane Ida hit the US Northeast with record rains, tornadoes and flooding with New York and New Jersey declaring state of emergency.
  • Sidharth Shukla, Model.
  • David Patten, American football wide receiver (Super Bowl 2001,04,05; New England Patriots), who died in a road accident at 47.
  • Mikis Theodorakis, Greek classical and film music composer (Zorba the Greek; Mauthausen Trilogy; Serpico), who died of cardiopulmonary arrest at 96.

On this day in 2020

  • Press conference with body camera evidence brings to light death of African American Daniel Prude after being retrained by police back in March.
  • English architect Richard Rogers designer of the Pompidou Centre and the Millennial Dome retires.
  • Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi tests positive for COVID-19 pandemic and is later hospitalized.
  • Australia officially enters recession for the first time in almost 3 decades with GDP falling 7% (April-June).
  • David Capel, English cricket all-rounder (15 Tests; 21 wickets; 23 ODIs), who died from a brain tumour at 57.
  • Ian Mitchell, Guitarist.
  • Ian Mitchell, Irish rocker (Bay City Rollers), who died at 62.
  • Khang Khek Leu 'Comrade Dutch', Cambodian Khmer Rouge figure convicted of crimes against humanity, who died at 77.
  • William Yorzyk Jr., American swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly, WR 2:19.3,1956), who died at 87.

On this day in 2019

  • Violence and looting directed at foreigners in Johannesburg results in five deaths and dozens arrested by South African police.
  • Diving boat catches fire at night killing 34 asleep on board off Santa Cruz Island, California.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatens a snap general election if rebel MPs pass bill against no-deal Brexit.

On this day in 2018

  • About 400 prisoners escape a jail near Tripoli in Libya during militia fighting.
  • Major fire at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro destroys most of its 20 million artifacts.
  • Isabella De Nigris, Family Member, born in Mexico.
  • Claire Wineland, Entrepreneur.
  • Conway Savage, Australian piano and organ player (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), who died from a brain tumor at 58.

On this day in 2017

  • Dave Hlubek, American rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet), who died at 66.
  • Halim El-Dabh, Composer.
  • Halim El-Dabh, Egyptian-American composer (Martha Graham Ballets), who died at 96.
  • Halim El-Dabh, Egyptian-American pianist, darabukha drummer, and composer (Martha Graham ballet scores), who died at 96.
  • Murray Lerner, American documentary and experimental film director and producer (Secrets of the Reef), who died at 90.

On this day in 2016

  • Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan (1991-2016), who died at 78.

On this day in 2015

  • Earth's trees number just over 3 trillion according to study in "Nature" by Thomas Crowther of Yale University.
  • US President Barack Obama becomes the first president to visit the Arctic Circle at Kotzebue, Alaska.
  • Donny Conn, American musician (The Playmates), who died at 85.
  • Dick Guldstrand, Race Car Driver.
  • Alan Kurdi,3 year old Syrian refugee drowns off the coast of Turkey, his death and photograph prompt international reaction.

On this day in 2014

  • Bárbara Velásquez, Instagram Star, born in Venezuela.
  • Mohsin Saleh, Family Member, born in United States.
  • Norman Gordon, South African cricket fast bowler (5 Tests,20 wickets; Transvaal), who died at 103.
  • Sila Godoy, Guitarist.

On this day in 2013

  • Tommy Morrison, Boxer.
  • Paul Scoon, Grenadian politician (2nd Governor-General of Grenada (1978-92)), who died at 78.
  • Ronald Coase, British economist (Nobel Prize in Economics 1991), who died at 102.
  • Frederik Pohl, American sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Gateway, Bipohl), who died at 93.
  • David Jacobs, British broadcaster (Juke Box Jury), who died at 87.
  • Elton Hildreth, Race Car Driver.




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