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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.




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