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Today in the World Countries
- Martyrs' Day is being celebrated in Sao Tome And Principe
- Mozambican Heroes Day is being celebrated in Mozambique
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Coldest wind chill likely ever recorded in the US of minus 108 degrees, taken at Mount Washington Observatory, New Hampshire.
- Dj Shei, DJ, born in Argentina.
- Bobby Joshi, Photographer, born in India.
- Paco Rabanne, Fashion Designer.
- Paco Rabanne [Francisco Cuervo], Spanish fashion designer and perfumer, who died at 88.
On this day in 2022
- ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi blows himself and his family up during a raid by US Special Forces in Syria.
- Austria brings into force its vaccine mandate for all, first country in Europe to do so.
- Tom Kiernan, Irish rugby union fullback (54 caps [captain 24]; British & Irish Lions 5 [captain 1968]; Munster RUFC), who died at 83.
On this day in 2021
- US and Russia extend their New START nuclear arms control treaty for five years, the last remaining nuclear arms deal between the two countries.
- Taylor Swift was being sued by a US theme park called Evermore, which said the star's latest album had infringed its trademark by using the same name. The theme park's owners said Swift's Evermore release had caused confusion about whether the two were linked saying there was a "dramatic departure from typical levels"of traffic on its website in the week after the album's release..
- US President Joe Biden signs executive orders to reunite immigrant families, setting up a new taskforce to address around 1000 remaining separated families.
- American folk musician and singer-songwriter, political activist Anne Feeney died age 69. Feeney's song "Have You Been to Jail for Justice?"was recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary and she also worked with John Prine and Pete Seeger..
- American singer-songwriter Jim Weatherly died age 77. He wrote mostly pop and country music, his notable songs include "The Need to Be"and "Midnight Train to Georgia"a 1973 No.1 hit single by Gladys Knight & the Pips. Ray Price, Lynn Anderson, Glen Campbell, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Chesney and Garth Brooks have all recorded his songs. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006..
- Engineers at MIT announce they have engineered spinach to send emails when detecting explosive materials in groundwater as part of plant nanobionic research.
- Engineers at MIT engineered spinach to send emails when detecting explosive materials in groundwater as part of plant nanobionic research.
- Jean-Pierre Bastiat, French rugby union lock (32 Tests; US Dax), who died from a stroke at 71.
- Jim Weatherly American pop and country songwriter (" Midnight Train To Georgia"), who died at 77.
- Tony Trabert, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1955; US Open 1953,55; French Open 1954,55), who died at 90.
On this day in 2020
- First Democratic caucus in Iowa won narrowly by Pete Buttigieg (most delegates) and Bernie Sanders (most votes) after lengthy delays and irregularities in reporting the results.
- Malawi's constitutional court annuls 2019 election which saw President Peter Mutharika re-elected due to voting irregularities.
- Cruise ship Diamond Princess with 3700 passengers quarantined in Yokohama port, Japan after cases of COVID-19 pandemic found on board.
- Eric Parkin, British classical pianist and champion of British composers, who died at 95.
- George Steiner, French American literary critic and educator, who died at 90.
- Robert Alner, British racehorse trainer (Cheltenham Gold Cup, Cool Dawn 1998), who died at 76.
- Willie Wood, American Pro Football Hall of Fame safety (Pro Bowl 1962,64–70; Super Bowl 1967,68; Green Bay Packers), who died of dementia at 83.
On this day in 2019
- Wreckage from light aircraft carrying EPL team Cardiff City's record signing Emiliano Sala is discovered on seabed of the English Channel; cause of death, head and trunk injuries.
- Pope Francis arrives in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on the first ever papal visit to the Arabian peninsula.
- Rapper 21 Savage arrested by US immigration for overstaying his visa.
- Super Bowl LIII, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA: New England Patriots beat Los Angeles Rams,13-3; MVP: Julian Edelman, NE Patriots, WR; Patriots'6th SB victory.
- Dam in Townsville, Australia, deliberately opened flooding 20,000 homes after city receives record 3.3ft of rain in a week.
- Bob Friend, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), who died from cardiac arrest at 88.
- Matti Nykänen, Finnish ski jumper (4 Olympic gold 1984,88), who died of diabetes complications at 55.
On this day in 2018
- Moscow has its heaviest snowfall in a day on record, killing one and bringing down 2,000 trees.
- American pop, funk and jazz drummer Leon Chancler died in Los Angeles, California of prostate cancer, at the age of 65. He worked with Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson's (on 'Billie Jean'), Donna Summer, Carlos Santana, The Crusaders, Frank Sinatra, Weather Report, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock and John Lee Hooker..
- Actor John Stamos at the age of Full House weds model Caitlin Mchugh at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California.
- Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, American pop, funk and jazz session and touring drummer, (Michael Jackson -" Billie Jean" ; George Duke; Herbie Hancock), composer, and producer, who died of prostate cancer at 65.
- Willie Green, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2016
- US President Barack Obama visits his first US mosque - the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque in Maryland.
- Rand Paul drops out of the Republican Presidential nomination race.
- Lord Lucan's death certificate is granted,42 years after he disappeared following the murder of nanny Sandra Rivett.
- Mary Healy, American actress ( The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, He Married his Wife), who died of natural causes at 96.
- Joseph Francis "Joe" Alaskey, American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, and impressionist (Buggs Bunny, Daffy Duck), who died from cancer at 63.
- Saulius Sondeckis, Lithuanian violinist, conductor, orchestra leader (Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra,1960-2004), who died at 87.
On this day in 2015
- Canyon Tannerites, YouTube Star, born in Utah.
- Golden Globe Award actor Johnny Depp at the age of 51 weds model Amber Heard at the age of 28 at their home in Los Angeles.
- Norman Yemm, Australian actor (Oklahoma!), who died at 81.
- Charlie Sifford, American golfer (first African-American to join PGA Tour,2 titles), who died of a stroke at 92.
- Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian (Winston Churchill biography), who died at 78.
- William Thomas McKinley, American composer and jazz pianist, who died at 76.
On this day in 2014
- 2 students are shot & killed in a school shooting in Moscow.
- Bruce Springsteen was at No.1 on the US chart with his eighteenth studio album High Hopes. His eleventh No.1 album in the US, placed him third all-time for most No. 1 albums only behind The The Beatles and Jay-Z. The album is a collection of cover songs, out-takes and re-imagined versions of tracks from past albums, EPs and tours..
- Clay Young, Race Car Driver.
- Louise Brough, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1948-50,55), who died at 90.
- Joan Mondale (née Adams;), American artist, author, and wife of US vice-president Walter Mondale, who died of Alzheimer's disease at 83.
On this day in 2013
- 33 people are killed by a suicide bombing by an explosive-packed truck in Kirkuk, Iraq.
- Super Bowl XLVII, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, New Orleans, LA: Baltimore Ravens beat San Francisco 49ers,34-31; MVP: Joe Flacco, Baltimore, QB.
- Red Foote, Race Car Driver.
- Ken Madren, Race Car Driver.
- Cardiss Collins, American politician (first African-American woman to represent the Midwest in Congress), who died at 81.