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Today in the World Countries

  • Lunar New Year Holiday is being celebrated in Hong Kong
  • Revolution Day January 25 is being celebrated in Egypt
  • Spring Festival Holiday is being celebrated in China
  • Tet holiday is being celebrated in Vietnam

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • America and Germany announce decision to send powerful battle tanks (US 31, Germany 14) to Ukraine to fight Russia invasion.
  • Enrique Campos Buchelli, Music Producer, born in Mexico.
  • Iqra Kanwal, YouTube Star, born in Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Nguy?N Phu?C L?C, TikTok Star, born in Vietnam.
  • Enkyboy, TikTok Star.
  • Cindy Williams, American actress (Laverne & Shirley - "Shirley; American Graffiti), who died at 75.

On this day in 2022

  • Australian government buys the copyright to the Aboriginal flag designed by artist Harold Thomas for A$20 million (US$14m).
  • People smuggling boat reported to have capsized in the Florida Straits with the loss of 38 lives.
  • Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Keith Yandle becomes NHL's new "Iron Man" with his 965th consecutive regular-season game, breaking Doug Jarvis's all-time record, in a 4-3 loss at the New York Islanders.
  • Swedish guitarist Fredrik Johansson died from cancer at the age of 47. He was a member of death metal band Dark Tranquillity for almost six years. His final album with the group would be the band's fourth release, Projector, in 1999..
  • Wim Jansen, Dutch soccer utility (65 caps; Feyenoord 415 games) and manager (SC Lokeren, Feyenoord, Celtic), who died from dementia at 75.
  • Barry Cryer, British comic, writer (The Kenny Everett Show; Ross Abbot; The Two Ronnies), and actor (All You Need Is Cash), who died at 86.
  • Heinz Werner Zimmermann, Composer.

On this day in 2021

  • Janet Yellen is confirmed as the first female treasury secretary by the US Senate.
  • Jung Hun Chul, Rapper.
  • Barry Heywood, British director of the British Antarctic Survey, who died at 83.
  • Maryan Synakowski, French soccer defender (16 caps; UA Sedan Torcy 241 games), who died at 84.

On this day in 2020

  • 65th NHL All Star Games, Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MI: Pacific All Stars win four-team,3-on-3 tournament; MVP: David Pastrnak LW Boston Bruins.
  • Severe rainstorms cause landslides and floods in Brazil's Minas Gerais state, killing at least 30.
  • Gene Corrigan, American lacrosse player, coach and college athletics administrator (President of the NCAA 1995-97), who died at 91.

On this day in 2019

  • At least 20 people have died this week in Venezuelan anti-government protests according to the UN.
  • Documentary "Leaving Neverland" detailing singer Michael Jackson's relationship with two boys premieres at the Sundance Film Festival.
  • Documentary "Leaving Neverland" detailing singer Michael Jackson's relationship with two boys premieres at the Sundance Film Festivval.
  • Longest-ever US government shutdown ends after 35 days when President Donald Trump agrees to three week of negotiations on border security by a House-Senate conference committee.
  • Roger Stone, political lobbyist for Donald Trump is arrested as part of Mueller investigation for obstruction of justice, witness tampering and making false statements.
  • Tailing dam for an iron ore mine in Brumadinho, south-eastern Brazil, collapses killing at least 110 with 238 missing.
  • Meshulam Riklis, Entrepreneur.
  • Meshulam Riklis, Turkish-born Israeli businessman and husband of Pia Zadora, who died at 95.
  • Donald N. Langenberg, American physicist, who died at 86.
  • Florence Knoll Bassett, American furniture designer (Knoll), who died at 101.

On this day in 2018

  • Doomsday clock moved by 30 seconds to 2 minutes to midnight by Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, closest since 1950s.
  • Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi asked "are there any bookshops in Nigeria?" in controversial French interview.
  • John Morris, American film and Broadway composer who commonly worked alongside Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, who died of a respiratory infection at 91.
  • Tommy Banks, Pianist.

On this day in 2017

  • Kisenosato becomes the 1st Japanese home-grown sumo champion since 1998 when he is made yokozuna,72nd Grand Champion.
  • Aiska Kabbani, Instagram Star, born in United Arab Emirates.
  • Jim Stapley, Race Car Driver.
  • John Hurt, English actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express), who died at 77.
  • Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian English writer (Price of Bride), who died at 72.
  • Mary Tyler Moore, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show; The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Ordinary People), who died at 80.
  • Mary Tyler Moore, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ordinary People), who died at 80.
  • Mary Tyler Moore, TV Actress.
  • Robert Garcia, American politician hit by Wedtech scandal (Rep-D-NY,1978-83), who died at 84.

On this day in 2016

  • British rowing team becomes first female crew and first crew of four to cross the Pacific, San Francisco to Cairns in 257 days.
  • Concepcion Picciotto, American peace activist (longest political protest in US history, outside The White House), who died at 80.
  • Denise Duval, French soprano (music of Francis Poulenc), who died at 94.
  • Denise Duval, French soprano, who died at 94.
  • Frank Collett [Taglieri], American jazz pianist and bandleader, who died of liver failure at 75.
  • Leif Solberg, Norwegian organist, choral conductor and composer, who died at 101.

On this day in 2015

  • Miss Colombia Paulina Vega is crowned Miss Universe 2014.
  • NFL Pro Bowl, University of Phoenix, Glendale, AZ: Team Irvin beats Team Carter,32-28; MVPs: J. J. Watt, Houston Texans, DE; Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions, QB.
  • 60th NHL All-Star Game, Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH: Team Toews beats Team Foligno,17-12; MVP: Ryan Johansen.
  • Greek singer Demis Roussos, who sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, died aged 68 in hospital in Athens. In the 1970s he was a member of Aphrodite's Child, a progressive rock group that also included Vangelis. He was best known for his solo hits in the 1970s and 80s, including 'Forever and Ever, Goodbye' and 'Quand je t'aime'..
  • Demis Roussos, Greek singer and performer (Aphrodite's Child), who died from an undisclosed illness at 68.
  • Demis Roussos, Pop Singer.
  • Bill Monbouquette, American MLB pitcher (3-time All Star, no-hitter 1962), who died of myeloid leukemia at 78.

On this day in 2014

  • Australian Open Women's Tennis: Li Na of China becomes first Asian Australian champion; beats Dominika Cibulková of Slovakia 7-6,6-0.
  • Susan Boyle applied for a minimum wage, £6-an-hour cashier's job after spotting a job advert in the window of her local bookmakers, Ladbrokes, in Blackburn, west Lothian. Upon reading the advert the singer who is said to worth over £20m entered the premises and spent around five minutes talking to the shop's deputy manager David Corr about the role..
  • Laura Johnston, YouTube Star, born in Kansas City, MO.

On this day in 2013

  • Initial GDP figures for the fourth quarter of 2012 show the UK economy shrank by 0.3% raising fears of a triple dip recession.
  • Islamist forces are driven out of Hombori by the Malian army.
  • 6 civilians and 1 police officer are shot dead and 456 people are injured during a nationwide protest against Egypt’s 2011 revolution.
  • Tropical cyclone Oswald makes landfall in Queensland, Australia, causing mass flooding.
  • 50 people are killed and 90 are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
  • 8 people are killed by 2 car bombs in Golan Heights, Syria.
  • Mia Drotini, Instagram Star, born in Australia.
  • Zekkariyas [Cecil Womack], American soul songwriter, singer, and record producer (Womack & Womack - "Teardrops"), who died at 64.




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