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Today in the World Countries
- Clean Monday is being celebrated in Greece
- Green Monday is being celebrated in Cyprus
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Dominican Republic
- Peace Memorial Day Holiday is being celebrated in Taiwan
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- New post-Brexit deal for Northern Ireland announced by UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
- Aurora Páez Gavira, Family Member, born in Los Palacios y Villafranca, Spain.
- Moris Dieck, Self-Help Author, born in Mexico.
On this day in 2022
- Countries sanction Russia for its invasion of Ukraine; EU closes its airspace to Russian planes, Russian banks excluded from worldwide Swift payment system, Sweden sends arms to Ukraine.
- Hanna Havrylets, Ukrainian composer (David's Psalms; Elegiya), and educator, who died at 63.
On this day in 2021
- US authorizes its third COVID-19 pandemic vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, a one-shot vaccine.
- Dylan Kardashian, YouTube Star.
- Ng Man-Tat, Movie Actor.
On this day in 2020
- Dow Jones Index suffers its biggest points fall in history closing down 1,190.95 in New York amid concerns about COVID-19 pandemic.
- Biggest cosmic explosion ever detected from a supermassive black hole in Ophiuchus galaxy 390 million lights years away, (size of 15 Miky Ways), published in "Astrophysical Journal".
On this day in 2019
- Actor Luke Perry (52) suffers a stroke in Los Angeles.
- Doctors announce world's second known case of semi-identical twins, a boy and girl from Brisbane, Australia.
- Pakistan shoots down an Indian fighter jet and captures the pilot, further escalating tensions in the disputed Kashmir region.
- English drummer Doug Sandom died one day after his 89th birthday. He was the first drummer for the rock band The Who. No recordings with Sandom playing with the band were ever released..
- First gun control legislation for 25 years passed by US House of Representatives, with new federal background checks.
- Michael Cohen, former lawyer to Donald Trump testifies before the House Oversight Committee saying Trump is "racist", a "con man" and "a cheat".
- " Captain Marvel" film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson premieres.
- Second summit begins between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam.
- Smallest baby boy ever born to be later successfully released, goes home, after original birth weight of 268g (9.45oz) from Tokyo hospital.
- Train crashes into a buffer at Cairo's main railway station killing 25 and injuring dozens in Egypt.
- Sebastian Leiva, Rapper.
- Nathaniel Taylor, American actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons), who died at 80.
- France-Albert René,2nd President of Seychelles (1977-2004), who died at 83.
- Doug Sandom, British drummer (The Who,1962-64), who died at 89.
- Bill Playle, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests), who died at 80.
On this day in 2018
- Barbra Streisand reveals she has cloned her dog twice.
- Jared Kushner, son-in-law of President Trump, has his top-secret security clearance at the White House downgraded.
- Laureus World Sports Awards, Monte-Carlo Sporting, Monaco: Sportsman: Roger Federer; Sportswoman: Serena Williams; Team: Mercedes F1 team.
- Kailani Ochmann Derbez, Family Member, born in Mexico.
- Luciano Benjamín Menéndez, Argentine general, Commander of the Third Army Corps (1975-79), and convicted human rights violator and murderer, who died of cardiogenic shock at 90.
On this day in 2017
- Gossip Girl's star Penn Badgley at the age of 30 weds singer Domino Kirke in New York.
- " Gossip Girl" actor Penn Badgley at the age of 30 weds British-American singer Domino Kirke at the age of 33 in a New York courthouse.
- Jórunn Viðar, Icelandic pianist and composer, who died at 98.
On this day in 2016
- " The Voice" winner RaeLynn Woodward weds Josh Davis in Nashville.
- George Kennedy, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Naked Gun films), who died at 91.
On this day in 2015
- Madonna said she suffered whiplash as a result of her "nightmare" accident at the 2015 Brit Awards. The 56-year-old was pulled backwards off stage by a cape, which was supposed to fall from her shoulders causing the singer to fall down a flight of steps..
- Russian politician Boris Nemtsov is assassinated in Moscow.
- 70's glam rocker Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) sentenced to 16 years in prison for various child sex convictions.
- Malcolm Boyd, American Episcopal Priest, author and civil rights activist, who died at 91.
- Leonard Nimoy, American actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible), who died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 83.
- Leonard Nimoy, TV Actor.
- Boris Nemtsov, Politician.
- Boris Nemtsov, Russian politician, who died at 55, after being shot four times in Moscow.
- Boris Nemtsov, Russian politician, who died at 55, shot four times in Moscow.
On this day in 2014
- Chaos erupts after the Swedish Public Employment Service mistakenly invites 61,000 people to a job interview in Stockholm.
- Arseniy Yatsenyuk appointed Prime Minister of the Ukraine.
- Arseniy Yatsenyuk appointed Prime Minister of Ukraine.
- Republic of Crimea announces a referendum and ousts its regional government.
- US Republican Governor Jan Brewer vetoes a "religious freedom" bill that would have allowed businesses to turn away gay customers.
- Taffy, Instagram Star, born in Osaka, Japan.
On this day in 2013
- 17 Afghan militia are killed by Taliban insurgents in an attack in the Andar District.
- 20 people are killed in a market fire in Calcutta, India.
- Pope Benedict XVI presents his farewell address to Vatican City.
- Tyler Lim, Instagram Star, born in Singapore.
- Stephane Hessel, German-born French diplomat, who died at 95.
- Richard Street, American R& B musician (The Temptations), who died at 70.
- Van Cliburn, American pianist (Tchaikovsky Competition winner,1958), who died at 78.
- Dale Robertson, American actor (Death Valley Days, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Iron Horse), who died at 89.
- Adolfo Zaldivar, Politician.