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Today in the World Countries

  • National Sports Day is being celebrated in Qatar
  • Rafik Hariri Memorial Day is being celebrated in Lebanon
  • Valentine's Day is being celebrated in Canada

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • At least 73 European-bound migrants are missing presumed dead after a boat capsizes off the coast of Libya, with just seven known survivors, according to the UN.
  • Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announces she is running for US President, the first to challenge Donald Trump for the Republican party nomination.
  • Semyon Rezchikov, Photographer, born in Russia.
  • Tohru Okada, Music Producer.
  • Charley Ferguson, American football tight end (AFL All-Star 1965; AFL C'ship 1964,65; Buffalo Bills), who died at 83.

On this day in 2022

  • The megadrought affecting the American Southwest is now considered the worst for 1,200 years according to scientists.
  • Borislav Ivkov, Chess Player.
  • Julio Morales, Uruguayan soccer striker (24 caps; Racing Montevideo, Nacional, Austria Wien), who died at 76.

On this day in 2021

  • Guinea declares an Ebola epidemic after three deaths, its first deaths since 2016.
  • At least 60 people killed and hundreds missing after a boat capsizes on the Congo River carrying 700 people in western Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • 63rd Daytona 500: Michael McDowell navigates through fiery, final-lap pileup to claim his first career NASCAR Cup Series win in his 14th season; race delayed by rain for 6 hours after huge Lap 14 crash.
  • Doug Mountjoy, Welsh snooker player (Masters 1977; Pot Black 1978,85; UK C'ship 1988, World C'ship 1981 runner-up), who died at 78.
  • Carl Judie, TV Actor.
  • Carlos Menem, World Leader.

On this day in 2020

  • UEFA places 2 year ban on Manchester City from European club competition for committing "serious breaches" of club licensing and financial fair play regulations; EPL champions also fined €30million.
  • More than 800,000 people displaced from their homes in north-western Syria amid assault by Syrian pro-government forces on last rebel stronghold.
  • Garrett Fitzgerald, Irish rugby union coach and administrator (CEO Munster Rugby 1999-2019), who died at 65.
  • Jimmy Conway, Irish soccer midfielder (20 caps Republic of Ireland; Fulham), who died at 73.

On this day in 2019

  • JP Morgan is the first bank to create its own crypo-currency JPM Coin.
  • JP Morgan is the first bank to create its own crypto-currency JPM Coin.
  • Kanye West hired renowned saxophonist Kenny G to play his sultry sax in a room full of roses for his wife, Kim Kardashian, as a Valentines' Day surprise. They pair end up collaborating, with Kenny G playing on Kanye's Jesus Is King track 'Use This Gospel.'.
  • Egyptian parliament approves measures to enable President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to extend his rule till 2034.
  • Explosive-packed vehicle rams paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir killing at least 40. Islamic group Jaish-e-Mohammad claim responsibility..
  • Colombian Juan Carlos Sánchez Latorre jailed for sexual abuse of 276 children in Barranquilla.
  • Amazon cancels plans to build a corporate campus in Long Island, Queens, New York after widespread opposition.
  • Singer Ryan Adams accused of sexual misconduct towards younger upcoming female singers in a report by "The New York Times".
  • OKC guard Russell Westbrook makes a triple-double (44 points,14 rebounds,11 assists) in an NBA record 11th consecutive game as the Thunder go down,131-122 in New Orleans.
  • US Senate confirms William Barr as Attorney General.

On this day in 2018

  • South African President Jacob Zuma resigns from office.
  • American snowboarder Shaun White wins an unprecedented 3rd Olympic halfpipe gold medal (previous 2006,10) at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.
  • Dutch speed skater Jorien ter Mors wins her 3rd career Olympic gold medal in the 1,000m at Pyeongchang; 1,500m and team pursuit champion in Sochi (2014).
  • Ex-student Nikolas Cruz shoots and kills 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida, before being captured.
  • Heaven Bahati, Instagram Star, born in Kenya.
  • Mila Marwah, YouTube Star, born in Saudi Arabia.
  • Comedian Amy Schumer weds chef Chris Fischer in Malibu.
  • Morgan Tsvangirai, Politician.
  • Norm Holden, Race Car Driver.
  • Ruud Lubbers, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1982-94), who died at 78.

On this day in 2017

  • Laureus World Sports Awards, Monte-Carlo Sporting, Monaco: Sportsman: Usain Bolt; Sportswoman: Simone Biles; Team: Chicago Cubs.
  • Melody Valentine Dubose, Family Member, born in New York.
  • Fast and the Furious star Tyrese Gibson at the age of 38 weds Samantha Lee in a secret ceremony.

On this day in 2016

  • NBA All-Star Game, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON: West beats East,196-173; MVP: Russell Westbrook, OKC Thunder, G.
  • 69th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "The Revenant" Best Film, and Best Director - Alejandro González Iñárritu.
  • 69th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Revenant" Best Film, Alejandro González Iñárritu Best Director.
  • Model and actress Liberty Ross at the age of 37 weds producer Jimmy Iovine at the age of 62 in Malibu, California.
  • Steven Stucky, American composer (Los Angeles Philharmonic), who died of cancer at 66.
  • Steven Stucky, American Pulitzer Prize-winning composer (Silent Spring; August 4,1964; Los Angeles Philharmonic,1988-2009), conductor (Ensemble X,1997-2006), educator, and musicologist, who died of brain cancer at 66.

On this day in 2015

  • Marvelous Okeke, YouTube Star, born in Nigeria.
  • British actor Benedict Cumberbatch at the age of 38 weds opera director Sophie Hunter at the age of 36 at the 12th century Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Mottistone, England.
  • Actor Benedict Cumberbatch at the age of 38 weds opera director Sophie Hunter at the age of 36 at the 12th century Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Mottistone, England.
  • Alan Howard, British actor (Royal Shakespeare Company), who died at 77.
  • Louis Jourdan [Louis Robert Gendre], French actor (The Paradine Case, Count Dracula, Gigi, Octopussy), who died at 93.
  • Louis Jourdan, Movie Actor.
  • Louis Jourdan [Robert Gendre], French actor (The Paradine Case, Count Dracula, Gigi, Octopussy), who died at 93.
  • Michele Ferrero, Business Executive.
  • Michele Ferrero, Italian entrepreneur (Ferrero SpA) created Nutella, who died at 89.
  • Philip Levine, American poet (1995 Pulitzer prize), who died at 87.

On this day in 2014

  • Swiss cross country skier Dario Cologna wins his 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the 15k classical; also wins 30k skiathlon.
  • For the first time in men's figure skating, all 3 Olympic singles medalists are of Asian descent; Yuzuru Hanyu (Japan) gold, Patrick Chan (Canada) and Denis Ten (Kazakhstan).
  • Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigns after less than a year in office.
  • Actress Ellen Page comes out as gay in a speech at the Human Rights Campaign's "Time to Thrive" conference.
  • Britain's Lizzy Yarnold wins her first of 2 consecutive Olympic women's skeleton gold medals in Sochi; also wins event in Pyeongchang (2018).
  • Eric Cowell, Family Member, born in New York.
  • Yigit Sayin, Instagram Star, born in Turkey.

On this day in 2013

  • The recession in the Eurozone economy deepens with a fall of 0.6% in GDP in the fourth quarter of 2012.
  • The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, will be switched off for two years for upgrading.
  • Oscar Pistorius, a South African amputee sprinter, is charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.
  • Japan remains in recession as the economy shrinks by a further 0.1%.
  • A suicide bombing kills 4 police officer and injures 5 in Dagestan.
  • Wedding planner to the stars Preston Bailey at the age of 63 weds Theo Bleckmann at the age of 47 at Empire State Building.
  • Reeva Steenkamp, Model.




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