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Today in the World Countries
- Constitution Day Holiday is being celebrated in Mexico
- St Brigid’s Day is being celebrated in Ireland
- Unity Day Holiday is being celebrated in Burundi
- Waitangi Day is being celebrated in New Zealand
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Powerful earthquakes strike Türkiye and Syria, the first 7.8 magnitude at 4.15am 23 kilometers east of Nurdagi, the second 7.5 magnitude at 1:24pm with many strong aftershocks, leaving thousands killed or injured in collapsed buildings.
- Billy Thomson, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; St Mirren 206 games, Dundee United), who died at 64.
On this day in 2022
- Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson declares a state of emergency over a trucker protest against a covid vaccination mandate on the US-Canada border.
- NFL Pro Bowl, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada: AFC beats NFC,41-35; MVPs: Justin Herbert, QB LA Chargers; Maxx Crosby, DE LV Raiders.
- Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking seventy years on the throne.
- Ronnie Hellström, Swedish soccer goalkeeper (77 caps; Hammarby IF,1. FC Kaiserslautern; Sweden Player of the Year 1971,78), who died at 72.
- Lata Mangeshkar, World Music Singer.
- Abdelmalek Ali Messaoud, Algerian soccer defender (38 caps; USM Alger, USM Annaba), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 66.
- Frank McAtamney, New Zealand rugby union prop (1 Test; Otago 38 games), who died at 87.
- George Crumb, American composer (Pulitzer Prize,1968 - Echoes of Time and the River; Vox Balaenae), and educator, who died at 92.
- Henry Thillberg, Swedish soccer midfielder (22 caps; Malmö FF), who died from heart failure at 91.
On this day in 2021
- George P. Schultz, American economist, and statesman (Secretary of State,1982-89; Secretary of the Treasury,1972-74), who died at 100.
- George P. Shultz, American economist, and statesman (Secretary of State,1982-89; Secretary of the Treasury,1972-74), who died at 100.
- Ezra Moseley, Barbadian cricket fast bowler (2 Tests; 9 ODIs, West Indies; Barbados; Glamorgan), who died in a road accident at 63.
- Ken McCaffery, Australian rugby league centre (12 Tests; North Sydney; Queensland), broadcaster (9 Network) and administrator (North Sydney DRLFC), who died at 91.
- Bruce Taylor, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (30 Tests,111 wickets; 2 x 100s), who died at 77.
On this day in 2020
- Date of the 1st COVID-19 pandemic related death in the US (confirmed by the CDC April 21).
- Date of the 1st COVID-19 pandemic related death in the US (only confirmed by the CDC on April 21).
- Antarctica records high temperature of 64.9 F / 18.2 C at Esperanza, Argentina’s research station.
- US astronaut Christina Koch completes the longest continuous spaceflight by a female astronaut after 328 days on the International Space Station, landing in Kazakhstan.
- Lovelyn Burge, TikTok Star, born in Ames, IA.
- Lynn Evans [Carolyn Hargate], American pop vocalist (The Chordettes - "Mr. Sandman" ; "Lollipop"), who died of a stroke at 95.
- Nello Santi, Italian opera conductor (Opernhaus Zürich; NY Metropolitan Opera), who died of a blood infection at 80.
- Peter Argetsinger, Race Car Driver.
- Jan Liberda, Polish soccer forward (35 caps; Polonia Bytom), who died at 83.
On this day in 2019
- Honeybees are able to add and substract and understand concept of zero according to research from RMIT University in Australia.
- Honeybees are able to add and subtract and understand concept of zero according to research from RMIT University in Australia.
- Davido's 'Fall'becomes longest-charting Nigerian pop song in US Billboard history.
- 2018 named the 4th warmest year on record according to NOAA and NASA, after 2016,2015, and 2017.
- US President Donald Trump makes presidential State of Union address to Congress a week later than usual due to government shutdown.
- Quadriga, Canada's biggest cryptocurrency exchange is unable to get to $145 million of bitcoin assests after its CEO dies with its access passwords.
- Quadriga, Canada's biggest cryptocurrency exchange is unable to get to $145 million of bitcoin assets after its CEO dies with its access passwords.
- Rosamunde Pilcher, English novelist (The Shell Seekers), who died at 94.
- Jim Dunlop Sr., Entrepreneur.
On this day in 2018
- Elon Musk's company SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy, world's most powerful rocket.
- Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo equals world record number of victories for a jockey - 12,844 in Rio de Janeiro.
- 6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Hualien County, Taiwan, leaving 10 dead and over 50 missing.
- Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declares state of emergency ordering arrest of two judges.
- Polish president Andrzej Duda signs controversial Holocaust law, outlaws accusing Poles of complicity under Nazis.
- UN calls for ceasefire in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area by Syrian government troops after 40 people reportedly killed.
- Hinata Hiropy, TikTok Star, born in Japan.
- Joe Knollenberg, American politician (Rep-R-Michigan 1993-2009), who died at 84.
On this day in 2017
- Qatar Airways achieves the longest-ever commercial flight in service when its B777 aircraft lands in Auckland after a 16 hour and 23 minutes flight from Doha.
- US Tax Court Judge Mark Holmes had always been puzzled by the rap at the end of Michael Jackson's Thriller, so when the star's former lawyer John Branca appeared in front of him, he took the opportunity to settle the matter. "What exactly does 'the funk of 40,000 years' mean?" "Karma, "answered Branca. The exchange came during the first day of a trial looking into Michael Jackson's debts to the taxman. The IRS claimed that Jackson's estate owed it over $700 million (£566 million) in taxes and penalties, a massive chunk of the star's estimated $1bn fortune.It put Jackson's team in the strange position of arguing the star was worth much less, after his image was tarnished by accusations of child molestation, skin bleaching and drug use..
- Henry Seewald, Family Member, born in Arkansas.
- Joost can der Westhuizen, South African rugby player, who died of motor neurone disease at 45.
- Joost van der Westhuizen, South African rugby union halfback (89 Tests; Bulls), who died of motor neurone disease at 45.
- Alec McCowen, English actor (Frenzy), who died at 91.
- Christine Dolce, Reality Star.
- Roger Walkowiak, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1956), who died at 89.
- " Professor" Irwin Corey, American comedian (Car Wash, Doc), who died at 102.
On this day in 2016
- Eighth Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by ABC, held in Goffstown, New Hampshire.
- Dan Hicks, American singer and songwriter (Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks), who died at 74.
- Eddy Wally, Pop Singer.
On this day in 2015
- 46th NAACP Image Awards: "Selma" wins Outstanding Motion Picture.
- Ziva Dhoni, Family Member, born in India.
- Norm Drucker, American basketball referee (NBA Supervisor of Officials 1977–81; ABA Supervisor of the Officials 1969–73), who died at 94.
- Norm Drucker, American basketball referee, who died at 94.
- André Brink, South African writer (Kennis van die aand - 1st Afrikaans book banned), who died at 79.
- Assia Djebar, Novelist.
On this day in 2014
- American singer-songwriter Dan Hicks, best-known as the lead musician and founder of the Seventies acoustic band Hicks and His Hot Licks, died at the age of 74 after suffering with throat and liver cancer. Hot Licks' hits included 'I Scare Myself' and 'Canned Music', which blended genre such as country, blues, jazz and swing..
- Jay Leno ends his time on "The Tonight Show".
- Jay Leno hosts "The Tonight Show" for the final time (NBC).
- 64th Berlin International Film Festival: "Black Coal, Thin Ice" wins the Golden Bear.
- The Taliban and Pakistani government begin peace negotiations.
- Ralph Kiner, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL home run leader 1946–52; 6×MLB All-Star; Pittsburgh Pirates) and sportscaster (NY Mets), who died at 91.
- Ralph Kiner, American Baseball HOF left fielder (NL HR leader 1946–52; 6×MLB All-Star; Pittsburgh Pirates) and sportscaster (NY Mets), who died at 91.
On this day in 2013
- 9 people are killed as an 8.0 magnitude 8.0 earthquake strikes off the Solomon Islands coast.
- Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' was named as the greatest song of all time by NME. 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' was one of the last songs written for Nirvana's breakthrough album, 'Nevermind', which was released in 1991. The rest of the top five tracks were: 5: 'Last Nite', The Strokes,4: 'How Soon Is Now?', The Smiths,3: 'I Feel Love', Donna Summer,2: 'Love Will Tear Us Apart', Joy Division.
- A magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurs off the Solomon Islands coast causing the death of nine people.