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Today in the World Countries

  • International Volunteers Day is being celebrated in International
  • The King's Birthday is being celebrated in Thailand

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Anthony Pangilinan, Family Member, born in Philippines.

On this day in 2022

  • Construction begins on world's biggest radio telescope - the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in South Africa and Australia with collection area of nearly 500,000 square meters. Built to test Einstein's theories and search for extraterrestrial life.
  • Jim Stewart, founder of the influential southern soul label Stax Records, died aged 92. As the founder of Stax, Stewart was responsible for signing and nurturing the careers of many of soul and R&B’s most influential figures, including Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Albert King and the Bar-Kays..
  • Kirstie Alley, American Emmy Award-winning actress (Cheers - "Rebecca" ; Look Who's Talking; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan), who died of colon cancer at 71.
  • Kirstie Alley, TV Actress.

On this day in 2021

  • First known Hippos tests positive for COVID-19 pandemic at Antwerp Zoo in Belgium, with staff putting Imani (14) and Hermien (41) into isolation.
  • British rock music vocalist, guitarist, and keyboardist John Miles died after a short illness age 72. Best known for his 1976 top 3 UK hit single ‘Music’. He won the ‘Outstanding Musical Achievement’ award at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards..
  • Kennedy Center Honors ceremony held for Joni Mitchell, Bette Midler, Berry Gordy, Lorne Michaels and Justino Diaz with President Biden attending in Washington D.C..
  • Bill Glass, American College Football HOF defensive end (Baylor University; 4 x Pro Bowl Cleveland Browns; Detroit Lions), who died at 86.
  • Bob Dole, American politician (Senate Republican leader,1985-96, Presidential candidate,1996), who died of lung cancer at 98.
  • Bob Dole, Politician.
  • Gary Callander, Scottish rugby union hooker (6 caps; South of Scotland RFC), who died from pancreatic cancer at 62.
  • John Miles, British vocalist and musician (John Miles Band - "Rebel" ; "Zaragon" ; Alan Parsons Project), who died at 72.

On this day in 2020

  • Russia begins vaccinating people with its Sputnik V vaccine in Moscow, despite the vaccine not finishing clinical trials.
  • Sara Carreira, Instagram Star.
  • Viktor Ponedelnik, Russian soccer striker (29 caps Soviet Union; FC SKA Rostov-on-Don), who died at 83.
  • Wojciech Zablocki, Polish fencer (4 x World C'ship gold team; Olympic silver team sabre 1956,60; bronze 1964), who died at 89.
  • Peter Alliss, English golfer (Ryder Cup 1957 GB winners) and author, course designer and television presenter, commentator (BBC, ESPN, ABC Sports), who died at 89.
  • John Harvey, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2019

  • National strike in France; more than 800,000 people in 100 cities protest against proposed pension reform.
  • WHO says 142,000 people died of the measles around the world in 2018, nearly 20,000 more than in 2017.
  • Saudi state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco raises a record $25.6 billion in its first public share offering, makes it the world's most valuable company at $1.7 trillion.
  • Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, announces articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump will be drawn up for abuse of power.

On this day in 2018

  • Wisconsin Republican senate passes bills restricting power of new Democratic governor Tony Evers.
  • US state funeral for former president George H. W. Bush, eulogy by George W. Bush, attended by President Donald Trump predecessors Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.
  • National day of mourning for former US President George H. W. Bush as he lies in state at the Capitol Rotunda, Washington.
  • Letter by Albert Einstein from 1954 on concept of religion sells for $2.9 million at Christie's in New York.
  • Arrest of Huawei Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou for possible violation of Iran sanctions in Canada.
  • CO2 emissions reach all-time high (up 2.7%) driven by coal use in China and consumption of oil, in Global Carbon Project report.
  • Dynamite Kid, Wrestler.

On this day in 2017

  • Democratic representative John Conyers resigns from US Congress after allegations of sexual harassment.
  • Democratic representative John Conyers resigns from US Congress after allegations of sexual harrassment.
  • Artist Lubaina Himid wins Britain's Turner Prize, oldest person at 63 and first nonwhite woman.
  • Austrian courts rule in favour of same-sex marriage from 2019.
  • Netflix fires actor Danny Masterson from "The Ranch" after allegations of rape.
  • Online store Amazon begins operations in Australia.
  • Twitter reveals K-pop boy band BTS were the most tweeted-about celebrities in 2017.
  • Russia is banned from the next Winter Olympics in South Korea over state-sponsored doping.
  • Harum Dalia, Family Member, born in Malaysia.
  • Johnny Hallyday [Jean-Philippe Smet], French singer and actor known as the "Elvis Presley of France, "dies from lung cancer at 74.
  • Johnny Hallyday, Rock Singer.
  • Surin Pitsuwan, Thai foreign minister and 12th Secretary General of ASEAN (2008-2012), who died from heart failure at 68.
  • Michael I, King of Romania (1927-1930 and 1940-1947), who died from cancer at 96.

On this day in 2016

  • Malta becomes the 1st country in Europe to outlaw conversion therapy.
  • A statue of David Bowie was set to go up in the town where he first performed as Ziggy Stardust following the success of a crowdfunding campaign. More than 650 people pledged sums totalling more than the £100,000 goal,19 hours before the deadline.The statue would be put up in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, where Bowie unveiled his Ziggy character..
  • Bianka Bryant, Family Member, born in California.
  • E. R. Braithwaite, Guyanese diplomat and writer (To Sir with Love), who died at 104.
  • Jayalalithaa, Politician.
  • Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, who died of a heart attack at 68.
  • Mogens Camre, Danish politician andMember of the European Parliament, who died at 80.
  • Mogens Camre, Danish politician (Folketing (Danish Parliament),1968-1987,3 days in 2007; European Parliament,1999-2009, who died at 80.
  • Rashaan Salaam, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1994, U of Colorado; NFL: Chicago Bears), who died at 42.
  • Robert Sumner, American evangelist and author, who died at 94.
  • Shirley Hazzard, Australian-born author (Transit of Venus), who died at 85.

On this day in 2015

  • Saint West, Family Member, born in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Marília Pêra, Brazilian actress (Better Days Ahead, Pixote), who died of lung cancer at 72.

On this day in 2014

  • Maryam Abdullah, YouTube Star, born in Indonesia.
  • Fox Messitt, TV Actor, born in Glendale, CA.
  • Dashiell Messitt, TV Actor, born in Glendale, CA.
  • Actress and model Amber Stevens at the age of 28 weds "The Walking Dead" actor Andrew J. West at the age of 28 in Los Angeles, California.
  • Manuel De Sica, Italian composer, chiefly of film scores, who died of a heart attack at 65.
  • Luis Herrera de la Fuente, Mexican pianist, conductor (Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional,1954-72), and composer, who died at 90.

On this day in 2013

  • 52 people are killed and 167 are injured in a militant attack on a defense ministry compound in Sana'a, Yemen.
  • Spotify responded to critics by revealing how much acts can expect to earn from the music streaming site. The company said it paid an average of $0.007 per play, according to figures on its new website Spotify Artists, aimed specifically at musicians. Explaining its business model, Spotify said it had paid more than $1bn (£612m) in royalties since its 2008 launch. Earlier this year Radiohead singer Thom Yorke pulled material from the site in protest at how much it pays artists..
  • Kd Da Kid, Rapper, born in Florida.
  • Kd Da Kid, Rapper, born in Orlando, FL.
  • John Hamby, Race Car Driver.
  • Colin Wilson, English writer (Afterlife, Book of Great Mysteries), who died at 82.
  • Nelson Mandela, South African anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner (1962-90) and President of South Africa (1994-99), who died of a lung infection at 95.
  • Nelson Mandela, World Leader.




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