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Today in the World Countries
- Day after Laylat al-Qadr is being celebrated in Ivory Coast
- Declaration of Independence is being celebrated in Venezuela
- King's Birthday is being celebrated in Eswatini
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Anh Thu Mai, Instagram Star, born in Vietnam.
On this day in 2022
- US Biden administration restores climate impacts and community say to the National Environmental Policy Act, previously removed by Donald Trump.
- Kane Tanaka, Japanese centenarian (world's 2nd oldest recorded person), who died as the world's oldest living person at 119.
- Kane Tanaka, Supercentenarian.
On this day in 2021
- NASA successfully flies its drone helicopter Ingenuity on Mars, first powered aircraft to fly on another world.
- New Zealand and Australia open a travel bubble between the two countries after more than a year of border closures.
- Producer and songwriter Jim Steinman, most famous for his work on Meat Loaf's best-selling Bat Out Of Hell album, died at the age of 73. His most successful chart singles include Bonnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse of the Heart', Air Supply's 'Making Love Out of Nothing at All', Meat Loaf's 'I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)', the Sisters of Mercy's 'This Corrosion'..
- Cuba's Communist party announces Miguel Díaz-Canel will replace Raúl Castro as party leader, after the latter steps down.
- In Las Vegas, Nevada: San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau breaks Gordie Howe's NHL record for most games played, now at 1,768 and counting.
- Jim Steinman, American Grammy Award-winning songwriter and record producer (Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell; Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart), who died at 73.
- Jim Steinman, American Grammy Award-winning songwriter and record producer (Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell; Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart), who died of kidney failure at 73.
- Walter Mondale, American politician (US Senator from Minnesota (D),1964-76 ; 42nd Vice President,1977-81), who died at 93.
- Walter Mondale, Vice President.
- Willy van der Kuijlen, Dutch soccer forward (22 caps; PSV 528 games), who died from Alzheimer's disease at 74.
- Monica Bandini, Italian racing cyclist (World Championship gold women's team time trial 1988), who died from a heart attack at 56.
On this day in 2020
- US COVID-19 pandemic death toll passes 40,000, with 742,442 cases recorded according to Johns Hopkins tally.
- Together At Home concert for COVID-19 pandemic aid curated by Lady Gaga and streamed worldwide.
- Turkey passes Iran to become the Middle Eastern country with the most COVID-19 pandemic cases with 86,306 infections, Iran continues to have the most deaths.
- UK COVID-19 pandemic death toll reaches 16,060 (hospitals only), as "The Sunday Times" criticizes Boris Johnson's government's response, saying they "sleepwalked into disaster".
- Michael Ball and Captain Tom Moore went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of "You'll Never Walk Alone". The charity single made Moore – six days short of his one hundredth birthday – the oldest person to achieve a No.1 (he was at the top of the charts on his 100th birthday), beating the previous record-holder Tom Jones..
- Ian Whitcomb, English rocker (" You Turn Me On"), who died at 78.
- Ian Whitcomb, English rocker (You Turn Me On), who died at 78.
- Índio, Brazilian soccer striker (7 caps; Flamengo, Corinthians, Espanyol), who died at 89.
- Bob Oliver, American MLB player, who died at 77.
- Steve Dalkowski, American baseball player and inspiration for Bull Durham film, who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 80.
- Steve Senerchia, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2019
- Bob Efford, British jazz and session baritone saxophonist and reed player, who died at 91.
- Julio Melgar, World Music Singer.
- Martin Böttcher, German composer and conductor, who died at 91.
On this day in 2018
- Miguel Diaz-Canel is elected Cuba's new president after former president Raúl Castro steps down.
- King Mswati III of Swaziland changes the name of Swaziland to eSwatini, or “land of the Swati”.
- King Mswati III of Swaziland changes the name of Swaziland to Eswatini, which translates as the “Land of the Swati”.
- Senator Tammy Duckworth (Illinois) is the first parent to bring a baby into the US Senate, a day after the Senate votes to allow babies on the chamber's floor.
- Senator Tammy Duckworth is the first parent to bring a baby into the US Senate a day after the Senate votes to allow babies on the chamber's floor.
- US Senator Tammy Duckworth (Illinois (D)) is the first parent to bring a baby into the Senate chambers, a day after the Senate votes to allow babies on the chamber's floor.
- Graciela Agudelo, Mexican pianist and avant garde composer (Celebration of Wine), who died at 72.
On this day in 2017
- Fox News confirms they would be letting go of Bill O'Reilly after allegations of sexual harassment.
On this day in 2016
- Mar'Cannon Hall, YouTube Star, born in Las Vegas, NV.
- Milt Pappas, American baseball pitcher, (3-time MLB All Star), who died at 76.
- Patricio Aylwin, Chilean lawyer, politician and President of Chile (1990-94), who died at 97.
- Bob Nagel, Race Car Driver.
- Walter Kohn, Austrian-born American scientist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 1998), who died at 93.
- Walter Kohn, Physicist.
On this day in 2015
- 50th Academy of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and Miranda Lambert win.
- Boat carrying approx. 850 migrants is shipwrecked in the Mediterranean between Italian and Libya, with only 27 migrants rescued..
- Roy Mason [Baron Mason of Barnsley], British defense secretary and Labour MP, who died at 91.
On this day in 2014
- The White House refused to comment on a campaign to deport Justin Bieber from the US. Around 275,000 people had signed a petition on its website calling for the Canadian singer to be removed from the country. The campaign had been set up in January of this year when the 20-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drink and drug-driving and illegal drag racing..
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Joe Lo Truglio at the age of 43 weds Beth Dover in Santa Barbara, California.
On this day in 2013
- Boston bombing suspects killed and captured in Boston after 4 days.
- Allan Arbus, American actor and photographer (M*A*S*H, Greaser's Palace, Curb Your Enthusiasm), who died of congestive heart failure at 95.
- Allan Arbus, American commercial photographer, and actor (M*A*S*H - "Dr. Sidney Freeman" ; Greaser's Palace; Curb Your Enthusiasm), American actor and photographer (M*A*S*H, Greaser's Palace, Curb Your Enthusiasm), who died of congestive heart failure at 95.
- François Jacob, French biologist and bacteriologist (Nobel 1965), who died at 92.
- Patrick Garland, British director (Doll House), who died at 78.
- Mike Denness, English cricket batsman and captain (28 Tests, top score 188), who died from cancer at 72.