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Today in the World Countries
- Cambodian New Year (Day 4) is being celebrated in Cambodia
- Flag Day is being celebrated in American Samoa
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Syria
- Landing of the Patriots is being celebrated in Uruguay
- Myanmar New Year is being celebrated in Myanmar
- Orthodox Easter Monday is being celebrated in Albania, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine
- Orthodox Easter Monday (RS) is being celebrated in Bosnia And Herzegovina
- Pan American Day is being celebrated in Honduras
- Sham El Nessim (Spring festival) is being celebrated in Egypt
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Alan Nieblas, Guitarist, born in Mexico.
On this day in 2022
- Alex Jones'companies including website Infowars, file for bankruptcy in the US after losing defamation suits filed by families of the Sandy Hook Massacre (which he called a hoax).
- Jim Hartz, American journalist and newscaster (NBC-TV Today,1974-77; PBS - Innovations), who died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at 82.
On this day in 2021
- Funeral of Prince Philip, consort to Queen Elizabeth II, held under COVID-19 pandemic restrictions at Windsor Palace, England.
- Global COVID-19 pandemic death toll passes three million (Johns Hopkins University figures).
- Canada registers more new daily COVID-19 pandemic cases than the US for the first time as infections surge in Ontario.
- San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau ties Gordie Howe's NHL record for most regular season games played at 1,767.
- Black Rob, Rapper.
- Fred Arbanas, American football tight end (All-AFL 1962–67; Super Bowl 1970; Dallas Texans / Kansas City Chiefs), who died at 82.
On this day in 2020
- English bass guitarist Matthew Seligman, best known as a member of The Soft Boys, died aged 64 due to complications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Seligman was also a member of the Thompson Twins, and was a sideman for Thomas Dolby and backed David Bowie at his performance at Live Aid in 1985..
- WHO warns Africa could be next epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 300,000 deaths, pushing 30 million into poverty as it records nearly 1000 deaths and 19,000 cases.
- WHO warns Africa could be next epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 300,000 deaths, pushing 30 million into poverty as it records nearly 1000 deaths and 19,000 cases to date.
- Raymond Van Gestel, Belgian soccer winger (5 caps; Lyra) and athlete (Belgian long jump champion), who died at 90.
- Matthew Seligman, British studio and touring new wave rock bassist (Robyn Hitchcock; Thompson Twins; Thomas Dolby), who died from COVID-19 pandemic complications at 64.
- Norman Hunter, English soccer defender (28 caps; Leeds United, Bristol City, Barnsley; FIFA World Cup 1966), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 76.
- Bobby Winkles, American College Baseball Hall of Fame coach (Arizona State University) and manager (California Angels, Oakland A's), who died at 90.
- Carlos Contreras, Chilean soccer defender (30 caps; Universidad de Chile), who died at 81.
- Arlene Saunders, American soprano, who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 89.
- Arlene Saunders [Soszynski], American soprano,1961-85 (Hamburg Opera; New York Metropolitan Opera), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 89.
On this day in 2019
- 10 babies with "bubble boy disease" cured using a gene therapy made from HIV at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, according to new study.
- Beyoncé releases a live album of her 2018 Coachella performance on the same day as her Netflix documentary "Homecoming".
- Research showing pigs brains partially brought back to life at Yale University, published in "Nature".
- Terror alert closes schools in Denver, Colorado, due to 18 year-old woman obsessed with Columbine massacre, who is then found dead.
- Alan García, President of Peru (Peruvian Aprista Party: 1985-90,2006-11), commits suicide by shooting himself as police try to arrest him on corruption charges at 69.
- David Lama, Mountain Climber.
On this day in 2018
- Former F.B.I. director James Comey publishes his political autobiography “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership”.
- Protests across India at the rape and murder of an 8-year old Muslim girl in Kathua, Bengalu.
- Barbara Bush, First Lady.
- Barbara Bush, First Lady of the US (1989-93) and wife of George H. W. Bush, who died following long illness at 92.
On this day in 2017
- 121st Boston Marathon: Kenyan double; Geoffrey Kirui takes men's title in 2:09:37; Edna Kiplagat women's champion in 2:21:52.
- 1st living giant shipworm at 3 ft found in the Philippines, really a type of clam.
- Layla Jane Butler, Family Member, born in Utah.
On this day in 2016
- Singer Joss Stone postponed shows in the Caribbean to be with her sick dog, which she said was "the closest thing I have to a child". She said her pet had "made it through the night"but she had to "go back and make sure she was ok"..
- Doris Roberts, American actress (Everybody Loves Raymond), who died at 90.
- Doris Roberts, TV Actress.
On this day in 2015
- James Anderson becomes the highest wicket-taking bowler in England's test cricket history.
- Jazz composer and musician John Coltrane is awarded a posthumous Special Citation by the Pulitzer Prize board.
On this day in 2014
- Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins a fourth term as President of Algeria.
- Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Hudson, and Bryn Terfel.
- Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), who died of pneumonia at 87.
- Gabriel García Márquez, Novelist.
- Karpal Singh, Politician.
On this day in 2013
- North Korea blocks a South Korean supply delegation from the Kaesong joint industrial zone.
- 15 people are killed and 100 are injured after a fertilizer plant explodes in West, Texas.
- 5 people are killed in Wana, Pakistan, by a United States drone attack.
- Same-sex marriage is legalized in New Zealand.
- Gerino Gerini, Race Car Driver.
- Bi Kidude, Tanzanian Taarab singer, who died at c. 100.
- Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls,100 Men & a Girl), who died at 91.