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Today in the World Countries

  • Agricultural Reform Day is being celebrated in Sao Tome And Principe
  • Botswana Day is being celebrated in Botswana
  • Chuseok Holiday is being celebrated in South Korea
  • Mid-Autumn Festival is being celebrated in Hong Kong
  • The Day Following Mid-Autumn Festival is being celebrated in Macau

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

On this day in 2022

  • Ed Sheeran was ordered to stand trial in the US over claims he copied his hit song 'Thinking Out Loud' from Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On'. A judge denied Sheeran's bid to dismiss the case, saying a jury should decide on the similarities between the songs. The claim was originally lodged in 2018, by investment banker David Pullman and a company called Structured Asset Sales, which had acquired a portion of the estate of 'Let's Get It On' co-writer Ed Townsend. Seeking $100m (£90m) in damages, they alleged that Sheeran and his co-writer Amy Wadge "copied and exploited, without authorisation or credit"..
  • Hurricane Ian makes another landfall, just south of Georgetown, South Carolina.
  • In defiance of international law Vladimir Putin announces Russia's illegal annexation of four Ukrainian provinces, Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia. Despite Russia occupying only part of each region..
  • François Remetter, French soccer goalkeeper (26 caps; RC Strasbourg, FC Metz, FC Sochaux), who died at 94.

On this day in 2021

  • Former UK policeman Wayne Couzens given rare life-sentence for raping and killing Sarah Everard, judge saying his crime as bad as a terrorist atrocity.
  • Land, including world's oldest living rainforest, Daintree National Park (180 million yrs old) returned to the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people in Far North Queensland, Australia.
  • Canada observes its first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, honoring victims and survivors of residential schools for indigenous children.
  • Emersyn Raylee Day, Family Member, born in United States.
  • José Pérez Francés, Spanish road racing cyclist (Tour de France 1963 overall 3rd), who died at 84.

On this day in 2020

  • California becomes the 1st US state to pass a law allowing for reparations for black residents and descendants of slaves.
  • Spanish government orders a COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in Madrid and surrounding areas after a rapid rise in cases.
  • Papa Bear Petty, Family Member, born in United States.
  • Quino [Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón], Argentine cartoonist (Mafalda), who died at 88.

On this day in 2019

  • 315 billion-tonne iceberg named D28 calves from Amery ice shelf, Antarctica.
  • Ben Pon, Race Car Driver.
  • Jessye Norman, American opera singer (sang at two presidential inaugurations), who died at 74.

On this day in 2018

  • New York Yankees suffer a 10-2 drubbing at the Boston Red Sox but accumulate a MLB record 267 home runs for the season; surpass Seattle Mariners previous mark of 264 in 1997.
  • Chinese-French painter Zao Wou-Ki's work "Juin-Octobre 1985" sells for $65 million in Hong Kong, in one of the most expensive art auctions ever in Asia.
  • Ryder Cup Golf, Le Golf National: Europe regains Cup with 17½–10½ win over the US; Italian Francesco Molinari wins all 5 matches; Sergio Garcia becomes biggest point scorer in event history with 25½.
  • Geoffrey Hayes, British TV presenter and actor (Rainbow, Z-Cars), who died at 76.
  • Kim Larsen, Rock Singer.

On this day in 2017

  • Indonesian man survives a fight with giant python 7.8m long in Batang Gansal.
  • Elizabeth Baur, American actress (Fran-Ironside, Teresa-Lancer), who died at 69.
  • Alam Thomas "Tom" Paley, American folk musician (New Lost City Ramblers), who died at 89.
  • Monty Hall, Canadian-American TV game show host (Let's Make a Deal), who died at 96.
  • Monty Hall, Game Show Host.

On this day in 2016

  • A schoolboy from Philadelphia who skipped class to meet his musical hero handed his teacher an absence note with a difference.The typewritten note was signed by Bruce Springsteen. Fifth-grader Michael Fenerty met the star at a "meet-and-greet" in the Free Library of Philadelphia when Springsteen was in town signing copies of his new autobiography, Born to Run..
  • Oscar Brand, Canadian-born American folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh), who died at 96.

On this day in 2014

  • A case of Ebola Virus reaches Dallas, Texas.
  • Jerrie Mock, Pilot.
  • Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist & Nobel Laureate, who died from a heart attack at 87.
  • Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist (1995 Nobel Prize for Physics for discovery of the tau lepton particle), who died from a heart attack at 87.

On this day in 2013

  • 54 people are killed by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Arat Hosseini, Instagram Star, born in Iran.
  • Rene Charland, Race Car Driver.




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