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Today in the World Countries
- Candlemas is being celebrated in Liechtenstein
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2338
- Data, android character on Star Trek Next Generation.
- Mohammed Hijab, YouTube Star, born in Egypt.
- Mq, TikTok Star, born in Pakistan.
- Muhammad Mughrabi, Rapper, born in Jerusalem, Israel.
- Lanny Poffo, Wrestler.
- Glória Maria, Journalist.
- Jean-Pierre Jabouille, French auto racer (55 x F1 GP,2 wins; 4 x 3rd overall 24 Hours of Le Mans), who died at 80.
On this day in 2022
- More than one million Afghans have fled the country for Iran since October due to the country's economic crisis, according to immigration authorities threatening a new migrant crisis.
- Aire Webster, Family Member, born in United States.
- Bill Fitch, American Basketball HOF coach (NBA C'ship 1981, Boston Celtics; NBA Coach of the Year 1976,80; NBA All-Star coach 1982; Cleveland Cavaliers; NJ Nets, Houston Rockets, LA Clippers), who died at 89.
- Bill Fitch, American Basketball HOF coach (NBA C'ship 1981, Boston Celtics; NBA Coach of the Year 1976,80; NBA All-Star coach 1982; Cleveland Cavs; NJ Nets, Houston Rockets, LA Clippers), who died at 89.
- Mosese Taga, Fijian rugby union front rower (48 Tests; Suva RFU, Nabua RUFC), who died at 57.
- Luca Itvai, TikTok Star.
- Hamid Zouba, Algerian soccer manager (Algerian national team x 6 separate spells), who died at 86.
- Roy Purdon, New Zealand harness-racing trainer (21 x NZ trainers premierships; 4 x NZ cup winners; 54 x Group One wins), who died at 94.
On this day in 2021
- Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny jailed for three and a half years in jail over alleged parole violations in Moscow.
- Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 pandemic vaccine deemed 91.6% effective according to analysis published in "The Lancet".
- Pete Buttigieg is the first openly gay person to be confirmed to a US cabinet post as transportation secretary.
- US President Joe Biden signs executive orders to reunite immigrant families, setting up a new taskforce to address around 1000 remaining separated families.
- Jeff Bezos announces he is stepping down as CEO of Amazon after 30 years, becoming executive chairman.
- Alejandro Mayorkas is the first Latino and immigrant to be confirmed as head of the US Department of Homeland Security.
- Danny Ray, American MC, stage manager, valet and "cape man" for singer James Brown, who died at 85.
- Danny Ray, American MC, stage manager, valet and "cape man" for soul singer James Brown, who died at 85.
- Grant Jackson, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1969; World Series 1979; Philadelphia Phillies; Baltimore Orioles; Pittsburgh Pirates), who died from complications of COVID-19 pandemic at 78.
- Tom Moore, English army captain knighted for raising £32 million for the NHS, who died with COVID-19 pandemic at 100.
On this day in 2020
- 73rd British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "1917" Best Film, Sam Mendes Best Director, Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix best actors.
- 73rd British Film awards (BAFTAS): "1917" Best Film, Sam Mendes Best Director, Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix best actors.
- Palindrome Day: the date 02022020 reads the same forward and backward including in the US and China (last one like this 11 November 1111).
- Super Bowl LIV, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL: Kansas City Chiefs beat San Francisco 49ers,31-20; MVP: Patrick Mahomes, KC Chiefs, QB; Chiefs'1st victory in 50 years.
- Australian Open Men's Tennis: novak djokovic of Serbia rallies to beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-4,4-6,2-6,6-3,6-4 for a record-extending eighth title at Melbourne Park.
- Australian Open Men's Tennis: Novak Ðokovic of Serbia rallies to beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-4,4-6,2-6,6-3,6-4 for a record-extending eighth title at Melbourne Park.
- Zoe Sato Nagle, Family Member, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
- Ivan Král, Czech-American bass player, songwriter, record producer (Patti Smith; Iggy Pop; John Waite), and filmmaker, who died of cancer at 71.
On this day in 2019
- More than 40 mummies from 323-30 BC found at a burial site at Tuna el-Gebel archaeological site south of Cairo, Egypt.
- American singer R. Kelly arrested after turning himself in on ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, including with three minors.
- Virginia Governor Ralph Northam admits to wearing blackface in 1984 but says he's not in a photo of men wearing blackface and a Ku Klux Klan robe on a yearbook page.
- Carol Emshwiller , Novelist.
On this day in 2018
- All 955 miners rescued from the Beatrix gold mine in Welkom town, South Africa, after 2 days underground.
- Dave Barrett,26th Premier of British Columbia (1972-75), who died at 87.
- Joseph Polchinski, American leading theoretical physicist (multiverse), who died of brain cancer at 63.
On this day in 2017
- (Mary) Norma Procter, British contralto singer, who died at 89.
On this day in 2016
- First case of Zika contracted on US mainland (Texas) and second known sexually transmitted case confirmed in Texas.
- Cloecouture Mom, Family Member.
- Bob Elliott, American comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life), who died at 92.
- Henry Wallace, Race Car Driver.
- Intizar Hussain, Pakistani and Urdu writer and columnist, who died in his early 90s.
On this day in 2015
- Davi Lucca Sampaio Sales, Instagram Star, born in Brazil.
- Joseph Alfidi, American classical prodigy pianist, composer and conductor, who died at 65.
- Stewart Stern, American screenwriter (Rebel Without A Cause), who died at 92.
On this day in 2014
- Protests in Ukraine turn violent after parliament passes legislation that outlaws protest.
- Super Bowl XLVIII, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ: Seattle Seahawks beat Denver Broncos,42-8; MVP: Malcolm Smith, Seattle, LB.
- Alena Rose Jonas, Family Member, born in Morristown, NJ.
- Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor (Capote, Moneyball) dies of a suspected drug overdose at 46.
- Philip Seymour Hoffman, Movie Actor.
On this day in 2013
- 18 people are killed and 34 are injured after a bus catches fire after falling down a ravine in Gansu province, China.
- 23 people are killed and 8 are injured after militants attacked an army base in the Lakki Marwat District, Pakistan.
- Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister vows to defend the Senkaku Islands "at all costs".
- Malaya Burriss, Family Member, born in United States.
- John Kerr, American actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum), who died at 81.
- Chris Kyle, American sniper, is shot at 38.
- Chris Kyle, Non-Fiction Author.
- Pepper Paire, American National Women's Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (1948 AAGPBL All-Star Team), who died at 88.
- Walter Francis Sweeney, American NFL guard (San Diego Chargers), who died from pancreatic cancer at 71.
- Walt Sweeney, American football offensive lineman (9 × Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1967,68; San Diego Chargers), who died from pancreatic cancer at 71.