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Today in the World Countries

  • Saint Maroun's Day is being celebrated in Lebanon

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declares "a national state of disaster" to respond to the country's electricity crisis amid daily blackouts.
  • R.Tee, DJ, born in Singapore.
  • Youngn Lipz, Rapper, born in Australia.
  • Marcos Alonso, Spanish soccer winger (22 caps; Atlético Madrid, FC Barcelona) and manager (Rayo Vallecano, Racing Santander, Sevilla, Atlético Madrid, Valladolid), who died from cancer at 63.

On this day in 2022

  • Nearly four million bottles of beer destroyed in large crackdown on alcohol in northern Nigerian state of Kano, where alcohol prohibited under Sharia law.
  • Super Muñeco, Wrestler.
  • Johnny Raper, Australian rugby league lock (33 Tests,6 World Cup games; Newtown RLFC, St. George RLFC; Inaugural RL "Immortal") and coach (St. George, RLFC, Cronulla RLFC), who died from dementia at 82.
  • Ian McDonald, English rock musician (saxophone, keyboards, guitar) (King Crimson,1968-69; Foreigner,1976-80), who died of cancer at 75.
  • Jeremy Giambi, American MLB baseball player,1998-2003 (Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, and two other teams), takes his own life at 47.
  • Betty Davis (née Mabry); American model, soul and funk singer-songwriter (" They Say I'm Different" ; "Nasty Gal"), who died at 77.

On this day in 2021

  • American jazz composer, keyboardist, bandleader Chick Corea died age 79. His compositions 'Spain', '500 Miles High', 'Armando's Rhumba' and 'Windows' are widely considered jazz standards. As a member of Miles Davis's band in the late 1960s, he participated in the birth of jazz fusion. In the 1970s he formed Return to Forever along with Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans..
  • United Arab Emirates is the fifth entity to successfully orbit a probe around Mars, as probe Hope begins to study the planet's atmosphere..
  • US Senate Impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump begins in Washington D.C..
  • WHO team investigating origin of COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan say it is "extremely unlikely" that it leaked from a local research lab.
  • Armando "Chick" Corea, American jazz-fusion pianist and composer; 23 time Grammy winner (Return To Forever, Delhpi I, Toy Dance), who died of cancer at 79.
  • Chick Corea, Pianist.
  • Kasia Lenhardt, Model.

On this day in 2020

  • Fastest supersonic New York to London journey made by British Airways Boeing 747-436 in four hours and 56 minutes, speeds of 1,327 km/h / 825 mph due to Storm Ciara.
  • Deaths from COVID-19 pandemic virus overtake those of Sars (2003) with 813 deaths worldwide, with more than 34,800 known infections.
  • Deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic overtake those of Sars (2003) with 813 deaths worldwide, more than 34,800 known to be infected.
  • Suspected militants attack and kill at least 30 people, many while sleeping in their cars in Auno, north-eastern Nigeria, kidnapping women and children.
  • Storm Ciara makes landfall in northern Scotland bringing widespread wind and flooding to northern Europe resulting in 18 deaths.
  • Solar Orbiter probe attached to an Atlas rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral.
  • 92nd Academy Awards: "Parasite" 1st non English film to win Best Picture, Best Director Bong Joon-ho, Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix, Best Actress Renée Zellweger.
  • Rosie Robert Joseph, Family Member, born in United States.
  • Sorrel [Doris Ernestine] Hays, American pianist and composer (The Glass Woman), who died of cancer at 78.
  • Mirella Freni, Italian lyric soprano (Madame Butterfly), who died at 84.
  • Mirella Freni, Opera Singer.

On this day in 2019

  • Elizabeth Warren officially announces her 2020 presidential campaign in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
  • Cadet, Rapper.

On this day in 2018

  • Craig McGregor, American rock bassist (Foghat,1976-2018), who died of lung cancer at 68.
  • XXIII Olympic Winter Games open in PyeongChang, South Korea.
  • Reginald "Reg" E Cathey, American actor (The Wire, Oz, House of Cards), who died of lung cancer at 59.
  • Johann Johannsson, Composer.
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson, Icelandic theatre, dance, and film score composer (The Theory of Everything), who died form a combination of cocaine and prescription medication at 48.
  • John Gavin [Juan Vincent Apablasa Jr], American actor (Imitation of Life, Psycho), and US Ambassador to Mexico (1981–86), who died of complications from pneumonia at 86.
  • Liam Miller, Irish soccer midfielder (21 caps; Sunderland, Hibernian), who died of pancreatic cancer at 36.
  • Liam Miller, Soccer Player.
  • Craig McGregor, American rock bassist (Foghat,1976-2018), who died of lung cancer at 68.

On this day in 2017

  • Clem Smith, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2016

  • US primary elections: New Hampshire Primary, In Republican race Donald Trump wins (35%), John Kasich 2nd (16%), and Bernie Sanders (60%) defeats Hillary Clinton (38%) in Democratic race.
  • Two German passenger trains collide near Bad Aibling, Bavaria, killing 10 and seriously injuring 18.
  • Majood Badr, YouTube Star, born in Saudi Arabia.
  • Cody Cohen, TikTok Star.
  • Earle Canavan, Race Car Driver.
  • Sushil Koirala, Nepalese politician, Prime Minister of Nepal (2014-2015), who died at 76.

On this day in 2015

  • Bob Dylan turned the tables on his critics during a 30-minute speech, at the Musicares charity gala honouring his career. The 73-year-old, who rarely talks about his work, asked why critics complained he "can't sing" and sounds "like a frog" but do not "say that about Tom Waits?" The singer added, "Critics say my voice is shot, that I have no voice. Why don't they say those things about Leonard Cohen? Why do I get special treatment?".
  • Dj Prince, YouTube Star, born in Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Drew Mcdonald, Wrestler.
  • Ed Sabol, American filmmaker (NFL Films), who died at 98.
  • Claude Ruel, Canadian NHL coach (Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup 1968-69), who died at 76.
  • Claude Ruel, Canadian NHL coach (Stanley Cup 1968-69, Montreal Canadiens), who died at 76.
  • Marvin David Levy, American composer (Mourning Becomes Electra), who died at 82.

On this day in 2014

  • Australian National University scientists discover the oldest known star at 13.6 billion years old.
  • Switzerland votes to return immigration quotas.
  • Slopestyle snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Jamie Anderson is inaugural women's gold medallist.
  • Slovak biathlete Anastasiya Kuzmina retains her Olympic 7.5k sprint title (Vancouver 2010) at the Sochi Winter Games.
  • Protest erupt in Sarajevo and other cities in Bosnia-Herzegovina; the unemployment rate remains at 40% (57% for youth).
  • Olympic teams figure skating event debuts in Sochi with Russia taking the gold medal; pairs champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov win first of 2 gold at the Games.
  • Graham Hills, English physical scientist and principal (Strathclyde University, England), who died at 87.

On this day in 2013

  • 5 people are killed after Cessna plane crashes on a Brussels runway.
  • Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-born American martial artist, who died at 99.




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