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Today in the World Countries
- Coming of Age Day is being celebrated in Japan
- Constitution Day Holiday is being celebrated in Ghana
- Epiphany Holiday is being celebrated in Colombia
- Martyrs' Day is being celebrated in Panama
- Orthodox Christmas Holiday is being celebrated in Kosovo, Russia, Ukraine
- Republic Day (RS) is being celebrated in Bosnia And Herzegovina
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Capricorn as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- College Football, National Championship, SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California: #1 Georgia beats #3 TCU,65-7; 58 point victory most lopsided win Championship Game history.
- Chef Schwarz, Chef, born in Mexico.
- Daruma_1_1, Cosplayer, born in Japan.
- David Duckham, English rugby union outside back (36 Tests England,3 British & Irish Lions; Coventry RFC), who died from a heart condition at 76.
On this day in 2022
- Fire in a Bronx, New York, residential high rise kills 17 and injures 63.
- At least 200 people killed and 10,000 displaced by armed bandits in northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara, after military raids on their hideouts, amid continuing struggle for order in the region.
- Bob Saget, American comedian, actor (Full House), and TV host (America's Funniest Home Video), who died of head trauma at 65.
- Bob Shearer, Australian golfer, course designer (4 x PGA Tour of Australia Order of Merit), who died from a heart attack at 73.
- Dwayne Hickman, American actor (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis; How to Stuff a Wild Bikini), and network executive, who died of complications from Parkinson's disease at 87.
- James Mtume [Forman], American Grammy Award-winning jazz and R& B percussionist, songwriter, record producer (Mile Davis,1971-75; "Juicy Fruit"), social activist, and radio personality, who died at 76.
- Maria Ewing, American opera mezzo-soprano singer (Metropolitan Opera,1976-97), who died at 71.
On this day in 2021
- Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 crashes in the Java Sea just after take off from Jakarta, Indonesia, killing all 62 on board.
- China places two cities, Shijiazhuang and Xingtai, under lockdown after over 130 cases of COVID-19 pandemic reported.
- Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Russian physicist, who died at 101.
- Vivalyn Latty-Scott, West Indian women's cricket all-rounder (10 Tests,25 wickets; Jamaica), who died at 82.
On this day in 2020
- Roscoe Nance, American sportswriter (USA Today; Mississippi’s first African American sportswriter at mainstream newspaper), who died at 71.
- Pete Dye, American golf course designer (TPC at Sawgrass, Crooked Stick, Oakwood CC), who died of Alzheimer's disease at 94.
On this day in 2019
- California's monarch butterfly count drops by 86% according to 2018 census.
- Car manufacture Hyundai unveils a model of a proposed walking car, for first responders, in Las Vegas.
- US President Donald Trump makes Oval Office address live on TV over government shutdown and border wall.
- Joseph Howze, American Roman Catholic bishop,1st African American Bishop to be appointed in 20th century, who died at 95.
On this day in 2018
- President Trump cancels program allowing 200,000 San Salvadoreans temporary status to live in the US.
- Mudslides sweep away 100 houses in Montecito, California, killing at least 20, on land stripped bare by recent fires.
- Former White House strategist Steve Bannon leaves Breitbart News after his criticism of the White House in "Fire and the Fury" book.
- US President Trump cancels program allowing 200,000 Salvadorans temporary status to live in the US.
- The first same-sex marriages take place in Australia after legislation passed a month ago.
- The first same-sex marriages take place in Australia after legislation passed a month earlier.
- Swimmer and 12-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte weds model Kayla Rae Reid in Florida.
- Terence Marsh, British production designer (Oliver!, Dr. Zhivago, Spaceballs), who died of cancer at 86.
- Tommy Lawrence, Scottish football player and goalkeeper (Liverpool, Tranmere Rovers), who died at 77.
- Odvar Nordli,21st Prime Minister of Norway (Labour: 1976-81), who died at 90.
- Karin von Aroldingen, German ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co), who died at 76.
- Karin von Aroldingen, German ballet dancer (NYC Ballet), who died at 76.
On this day in 2017
- College Football National Championship, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa: #2 Clemson beats #1 Alabama,35-31.
- Melody Amadea, Instagram Star, born in Jakarta, Indonesia.
- Teresa Ann Savoy, British actress in Italian films (Caligula; Salon Kitty), who died of cancer at 61.
- Zygmunt Bauman, Polish-born sociologist (Modernity and the Holocaust), who died at 91.
- Warren Allen Smith, American gay rights activist and writer, who died at 95.
On this day in 2016
- Stars paid tribute to Motorhead frontman Lemmy at his funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Slash from Guns N' Roses, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich from Metallica, Judas Priest singer Rob Halford and Anthrax frontman Scott Ian. all spoke at the service. Lemmy's bass guitar was plugged in to a stack of amplifiers and the volume turned up, with the congregation applauding as feedback from the speakers filled the chapel..
- Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Australian Nick Kyrgios beats Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine 6-3,6-4 for an unassailable 2-0 lead and the home nation's second title.
- Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Australian Nick Kyrgios beats Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3,6-4 for an unassailable 2-0 lead and the home nation's second title.
- Anahita Hashemzade, Instagram Star, born in Iran.
- Ed Stewart, British DJ and broadcaster (Crackerjack), who died of a stroke at 74.
On this day in 2015
- Darren Partington, a member of 1980s and '90s acid house pioneers 808 State, was jailed for 18 months for dealing heroin and crack cocaine. The court was told how Partington was pressured into dealing drugs after getting into debt with his own dealer..
On this day in 2014
- Rolling Stone magazine published their Readers Poll: The 10 Greatest Double Albums of All Time. The top 5 were: 5. Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti - Bruce Springsteen - The River,3. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street 2. Pink Floyd - The Wall, and winning the poll was The Beatles - The White Album..
- 5 people are killed in a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant, Yokkaichi, Japan.
- Yaya Toure wins African Footballer of the Year.
- Taliban suicide car bomb assassinates senior police officer Chaudhry Aslam and kills three others in Pakistan, Pakistan.
- Jackson Mecham, YouTube Star, born in Utah.
- Dale T. Mortensen, American economist and Nobel laureate, who died at 74.
On this day in 2013
- James M. Buchanan, American economist (Nobel Memorial 1986), who died at 93.