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Today in the World Countries
- Farmers' Day is being celebrated in Ghana
- First President Day is being celebrated in Kazakhstan
- Freedom and Democracy Day is being celebrated in Chad
- Gospel Day is being celebrated in Marshall Islands
- Independence Restoration Day is being celebrated in Portugal
- National Day is being celebrated in Central African Republic, Romania
- World Aids Day is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Sagittarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Andres Maldonado, Radio Host, born in Mexico.
On this day in 2022
- US President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden host their first state dinner at the White House for French President Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron.
- Ercole Baldini, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold men's road race 1956; World C'ship gold individual pursuit 1956; Giro d'Italia 1958), who died at 89.
- Gaylord Perry, Baseball Player.
On this day in 2021
- Tel Aviv named the world's most expensive city for the first time ahead of Singapore and Paris, with Damascus the cheapest.
- Turner Art Prize awarded to activist group Array Collective for installation including mock Irish pub - first Northern Irish artists to win.
On this day in 2020
- Spotify's most streamed artist of 2020 was Bad Bunny, its most streamed song "Binding Lights" by The Weekend.
- Spotify's most streamed artist of 2020 was Bad Bunny, its most streamed song "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd.
- Actor Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page, reveals he is transgender.
- Chinese robotic spacecraft Chang’e-5 lands on the Moon as part of two-day mission to retrieve rock samples.
- Denis Menke, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1969,70; Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds), who died at 80.
- Arnie Robinson Jr., American athlete (Olympic gold long jump 1976; bronze 1972), who died from a brain tumor at 72.
- Alexis Sharkey, Instagram Star.
- Maria Itkina, Russian athlete (9 sprint world records,60m-400m), who died at 88.
- Todd Gibson, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2019
- Iraqi parliament approves resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi after weeks of unrest and 400 deaths.
- British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins season-ending Abu Dhabi GP to claim his 6th F1 World Drivers C'ship by 87 points from team mate Valtteri Bottas; Mercedes'6th straight Constructors title.
- British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins season-ending Abu Dhabi GP to claim his 6th F1 World Drivers C'ship by 87 points from teammate Valtteri Bottas; Mercedes'6th straight Constructors title.
- A newly developed apple that can last a year - the Cosmic Crisp goes on sale in Washington State, US.
- Earliest traceable patient, a 55-year-old man, develops symptoms of a novel COVID-19 pandemic (COVID-19 pandemic) in Wuhan, China.
- Pat Sullivan, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1971, Auburn University; NFL: Atlanta Falcons) and coach (TUC, Samford), who died from cancer at 69.
- Shelley Morrison, American actress (General Hospital, Will & Grace), who died at 83.
On this day in 2018
- Syrian shadow puppetry added to UN list of cultural activities in urgent need of saving.
- Violent demonstrations in Paris, France, by yellow-vest movement with 36,000 protesting nationwide.
- World's first super-high definition 8K television channel by Japanese broadcaster NHK launches.
- Egyptian actress Rania Youssef charged for "inciting debauchery" after wearing see-through dress to Cairo film festival.
- Computer-animated film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Award Best Animated Film 2019).
- Computer-animated film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" starring Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Award Best Animated Film 2019).
- Ariana Grande releases the music video to her single "Thank U Next", biggest ever launch on Youtube Premiere.
- British boxer Tyson Fury dominates much of the fight but survives 2 knockdowns to force a split decision draw with defending WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder at the Staples Center, Los Angeles.
- Singer Nick Jonas at the age of 26 and actress Priyanka Chopra at the age of 36 marry at Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur, India.
- Singer Nick Jonas at the age of 26 and actress Priyanka Chopra at the age of 36 marry at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India.
- Kenneth "Ken" Berry, American actor (F Troop, Mayberry RFD, Mama's Family), who died at 85.
On this day in 2017
- President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the F.B.I..
On this day in 2016
- French President Francois Hollande announces he will not seek a 2nd term - 1st modern French leader not to do so.
- Gambia presidential election: dictator Yahya Jammeh is defeated by Adama Barrow after 22 years in power.
- Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is declared King of Thailand, succeeding his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
- UN admits its peacekeepers were responsible for the cholera epidemic in Haiti in 2010 that killed 30,000.
- Ousmane Sow, Senegalese sculptor, who died at 81.
- Elisabeth Carron, American soprano (" The Saint of Bleecker Street" ; New York City Opera,1958-73), who died at 94.
On this day in 2015
- After finishing the season with the largest payroll in MLB history at $298.3 million, the Los Angeles Dodgers are assigned the largest luxury tax bill ever, $43.7 million.
- In the largest deal ever for a MLB pitcher, Boston Red Sox land one of the biggest catches of the off-season, signing free agent David Price for 7 years and $217 million.
- Jim Loscutoff, American basketball forward (NBA champion (1957,59–64; Boston Celtics), who died from Parkinson's disease and pneumonia at 85.
- George Benson, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2014
- " The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies",3rd and final Hobbit film, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in London.
- Utility Claudio Liverziani becomes first 3-time MVP in the Italian Baseball League; 291/.444/.472 season, with 30 HRs and 20 RBI in 38 games for Fortitudo Bologna.
- (Moisés) "Mario" Abramovich, Argentinian tango and classical violinist (Sexteto Major,1974-2014), who died at 88.
On this day in 2013
- Martin Sharp, Australian cartoonist, album cover artist songwriter (Cream), and filmmaker, who died of emphysema at 71.
- Richard Coughlan, English drummer, who died from pneumonia at 66.