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Today in the World Countries
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Tanzania
- National Day is being celebrated in Myanmar
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Sagittarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2340
- Worf, Fictional Klingon character in Star Trek Next Generation.
- Worf, Klingon character on Star Trek Next Generation.
- Ahood Alenezi, Instagram Star, born in Kuwait City, Kuwait.
On this day in 2022
- Sheet of paper on which scientist Charles Darwin defended his theory of evolution in 1865 sells for a record $882,000 at Sotheby's.
- Ruth Madoc, TV Actress.
On this day in 2021
- Actor Jussie Smollett found guilty of falsely reporting a hate crime in 2019, in a Chicago court.
- David Lasley American recording artist, singer and songwriter died age 74. He was known for his contributions as a background singer and songwriter for such artists as Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Luther Vandross, Chic, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield and Boz Scaggs..
- Jamaican musician Garth Dennis died from complications of pneumonia age 72. He was a founder member of Black Uhuru, later a member of The Wailing Souls for ten years. He grew up in Trenchtown and became friends with Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer..
- Lina Wertmuller, Director.
- Demaryius Thomas, Football Player.
- Brian Aldridge, New Zealand cricket umpire (26 Tests,45 ODIs), who died at 81.
- Carmen Salinas, Soap Opera Actress.
- Al Unser, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2020
- American record producer, songwriter and musician Jason Slater died age 49. He was bassist and backup vocalist for the American rock band Third Eye Blind and Slater went on to produce many projects, including four albums by progressive rock band Queensryche..
- Canada approves the Pfizer/ BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 pandemic.
- United Arab Emirates is the first country to authorize China's Sinopharm vaccine for COVID-19 pandemic saying it is 86% effective.
- Stanley Smith, Race Car Driver.
- Paolo Rossi, Italian soccer striker (48 caps; FIFA World Cup 1982 [Golden Boot, Golden Ball]; L.R. Vicenza, Juventus), who died at 64.
- Paolo Rossi, Soccer Player.
- Ray Hunter, Northern Irish cricket all-rounder (28 international matches) and rugby union centre (10 Tests; British & Irish Lions 1962; Portadown RFC), who died at 82.
- Ray Perkins, American football coach (New York Giants, University of Alabama, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arkansas State University), who died from heart disease at 79.
- Chi Tai, Comedian.
- Alex Olmedo, American/Peruvian tennis player (Australian C'ships, Wimbledon 1959), who died from brain cancer at 84.
- Gordon Forbes, South African tennis player and author (French Open mixed doubles [Darlene Hard] 1955), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 86.
On this day in 2019
- Chilean Air Force plane lost on flight to Antarctica with presumed loss of 38 lives.
- Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at The Beacon Theatre, NYC; performers include: Sting, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Bob Geldof, Ricky Martin, Eurythmics, Deborah Harry, Shaggy, Zucchero, MC Rodriguez, and H.E.R..
- US officials "deliberately misled" the public on progress of the Afghanistan war, hid that it was a lost cause, according to The Washington Post analysis of the "Afghanistan Papers".
- White Island / Whakaari volcano, a tourist attraction in New Zealand erupts killing 16.
- World Anti-Doping Agency bans Russia from all major sporting events including 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 football World Cup in Qatar for manipulating laboratory data.
- Charm Norris, YouTube Star, born in Newcastle, Australia.
- Marie Fredriksson, Swedish singer (Roxette - Must Have Been Love), who died after a long illness at 61.
On this day in 2018
- Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rogers breaks Tom Brady's NFL record with his 359th straight pass without an interception during Packers 34-20 win over Atlanta Falcons; finishes game with streak intact at 368.
- Armenia's acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan wins a snap election with 70.4% of the vote.
- Winter storm hits US south east killing three, leaving hundreds of thousands without power, cancelling over 1,000 flights.
- Tens of thousands march on Delhi, India, to demand Hindi temple be built on contentious religious site in Ayodhya.
- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady breaks Peyton Manning's record for most touchdown passes in NFL history; moves to 582 with 3 TD passes during 34-33 defeat by Miami Dolphins; record includes TDs thrown in regular season & post-season.
- Copa Libertadores Final, Madrid: River Plate beats Boca Juniors 3-1 in extra time (aggregate 5-3); Juan Quintero's stunning extra-time strike helps River come from a goal down to record historic victory over 10-man Boca.
- Riccardo Giacconi, Italian American astrophysicist, Nobel Prize for Physics 2002 for X-ray astronomy, who died at 87.
- Melvin Dummar, American gas station attendant, claimant to the Howard Hughes estate, and subject of the film "Melvin and Howard", who died at 74.
On this day in 2017
- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declares victory over the Islamic State in Iraq, ending more than 3 years of conflict.
- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declares victory over the Islamic State in Iraq, ending more than 3 years of convict.
- Funeral for French rock star Johnny Hallyday draws hundreds of thousands onto Paris streets.
- 83rd Heisman Trophy Award: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma (QB).
- " Star Wars: The Last Jedi" directed by Rian Johnson, starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Adam Driver premieres in Los Angeles.
- Same-sex marriage is legalized in Australia after being signed into law by the Governor General.
On this day in 2016
- South Korean MPs vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye.
- Mosconi Cup nine-ball pool, London, England: Europe wins 7th consecutive title convincingly beating US,11-3; MVP: Albin Ouschan (Austria).
- The widow of Chris Cornell filed a complaint in a Florida federal court in a row over unpaid Soundgarden royalties. Court documents claimed that Cornell’s former bandmates were attempting to "strong-arm Chris’ Estate into turning over certain audio recordings created by Chris before he passed away.".
- Ghanaian Presidential election won by Nana Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party.
On this day in 2015
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel named Time Magazine's Person of the Year, for her handling of debt and refugee crises.
- Attack on Kandahar airport by Taliban forces kills at least 37 before Afghan forces retake control.
- Amazon's best-selling book of the year is "Girl on a Train" by Paula Hawkins.
- Gheorghe Gruia, Romanian handball player, who died at 75.
On this day in 2014
- CIA Torture Report released, detailing the CIA's use of torture on detainees between 2001-2006.
- José Feghali, Brazilian concert pianist (Van Cliburn Gold Medalist,1985) takes his own life at 53.
- Mary Ann Mobley, American model/actress, who died from breast cancer at 77.
- Winfred "Blue" Lovett, American singer (Manhattans-One Life to Live), who died at 71.
On this day in 2013
- The Rolling Stones topped the UK chart with their latest album Blue & Lonesome, the bands first original studio album to reach No.1 for 22 years and the 12th album by The Rolling Stones to reach the top of the charts..
- Mike Ditka's #89 jersey is retired by the Chicago Bears.
- MLB pitcher Roy Halladay announces his retirement due to persistent back injury.
- Eleanor Parker, American actress (Caged, Detective Story, Hans Brinker), who died from pneumonia at 91.
- Barbara Hesse-Bukowska, Pianist.
- Rounder Saverance, Race Car Driver.