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Today's Star Sign
People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- Biggest trial in modern French history for November 2015 Paris Attacks, convicts Salah Abdeslam, and 19 others, of terrorism and murder charges, sentences him to a rare 30-year prison term.
- Singer R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in jail on nine counts of sex trafficking in Brooklyn, New York.
On this day in 2021
- Lytton, British Columbia, records Canada's highest-ever temperature of 49.6C (121.3F), before being destroyed by a wildfire the next day.
- Former South African President Jacob Zuma sentenced to 15 months in prison on contempt of court charges.
- World's first known plague victim identified in the remains of a 5,000-year-old hunter-gatherer in Latvia.
- WWE stars Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins marry.
- Yitzhak "Vicky" Peretz, Israeli soccer striker (40 caps; Maccabi Tel Aviv, Strasbourg, Rennes), who died at 68.
- Stuart Damon [Zonis], American stage and screen actor (General Hospital,1977-2007 - "Dr. Alan Quartermaine"), who died of kidney failure at 84.
- Goolam Rajah, South African cricket administrator (manager RSA national team 1991-2011), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 74.
- Carlos Vilar, Argentine sailor (Snipe World Championships gold 1948,51), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 91.
- Donald Rumsfeld, American politician (US Congress,1963-69; Nixon Whitehouse,1969-74; Secretary of Defense,1975-77 & 2001-06), who died at 88.
- John Lawton, British rock singer (Lucifer's Friend,1970-76,1981-82,2014–21; Uriah Heep,1977-79), who died at 74.
On this day in 2020
- Golden State Killer and former police officer Joseph DeAngelo Jr pleads guilty to 12 murders and dozens of rapes.
- US Supreme Court rules 5-4 that abortion restrictions in Louisiana unconstitutional, striking down a 2014 state law.
- Ernesto Marcel, Panamanian boxer (WBA featherweight title 1972-74), who died at 72.
- Carl Reiner, American comedian, actor, writer and director (2000 Year Old Man, Dick Van Dyke Show), who died at 98.
- Carl Reiner, TV Actor.
- Hachalu Hundessa, Ethiopian singer songwriter (Waa'ee Keenyaa), shot and killed at 34.
On this day in 2019
- Gary Duncan [Grubb] American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service) dies of cardiac arrest at72.
- Gary Duncan [Grubb], American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), who died of cardiac arrest at 72.
- Jim Reed, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2018
- Drake releases his fifth studio album "Scorpion", a double album with 25 tracks.
- Arvid Carlsson, Swedish neuropharmacologist whose work with dopamine to treat Parkinson's disease earned him a Nobel Prize (2000), who died at 95.
- Irina Szewinska, Polish athlete, administrator (Olympic various sprint gold 1964,68,76), who died of cancer at 72.
- Liliane Montevecchi, French-Italian actress, dancer, and singer (Nine, Grand Hotel), who died of colon cancer at 85.
- Markey James, Race Car Driver.
- Steve Ditko, American comic artist (The Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange), who died at 90.
- Steve Ditko, Cartoonist.
On this day in 2017
- Mihai Tudose confirmed as Romanian Prime Minister, by parliament, succeeding Sorin Grindeanu.
- Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces retake destroyed Great Mosque of al-Nuri from Islamic State - symbolic site where their leader declared a "caliphate".
- Vatican treasurer Cardinel George Pell charged with historic sexual offences in Victoria, Australian.
- Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner apologize and remove t-shirts from sale featuring Tupac Shakur and others, after accused of exploiting their legacies.
On this day in 2016
- US Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter lifts Pentagon's ban on transgender people serving in the US armed forces.
- Elechi Amadi, Nigerian novelist (The Concubine), who died at 82.
- Rob Wasserman, American jazz and rock double bassist, and composer (RatDog; Duets), who died at 64.
On this day in 2015
- Beijing Times reports 30% of the Great Wall of China has disappeared due to natural forces and stealing of bricks.
- Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones at the age of 33 weds model Dani Lawrence at the age of 28 at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire.
- Josef Masopust, Czech footballer,1950-70 (Dukla Prague), who died at 85.
- Josef Masopust, Soccer Player.
- Glenn Ford, American freed death row inmate (wrongly spent 30 years in prison), who died at 65.
On this day in 2014
- Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announces establishment of worldwide "caliphate" at the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq.
- Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Fox Chapel GC: Bernhard Langer of Germany beats Jeff Sluman with birdie on 2nd playoff hole; first of Langer's 3 straight Players'titles.
- " Hart of Dixie" actress Brandi Burkhardt at the age of 35 weds Douglas Kazanjian in Annapolis, Maryland.
- John Freeland, Legal advisor UK foreign office and judge at the European Court of Human Rights, who died at 86.