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Today in the World Countries
- Independence Day (BF) is being celebrated in Bosnia And Herzegovina
- Independence Movement Day is being celebrated in South Korea
- International Day of the Seal is being celebrated in International
- National Heroes Day is being celebrated in Paraguay
- Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day is being celebrated in Marshall Islands
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- At least 1000 Iranian school girls exposed to toxic gas attacks, since November, amid accusations they are an attempt to close schools after girls participated in recent anti-government protests.
- Tanyahereforu, TikTok Star, born in Russia.
- Irma Serrano, Folk Singer.
- Jerry Richardson Sr., American businessman and NFL team owner (Carolina Panthers 1995-2018), who died at 86.
- Just Fontaine, Soccer Player.
On this day in 2022
- Cargo ship carrying 4,000 luxury Volkswagen Group cars sinks off the Portuguese Azores archipelago, two weeks after it caught fire.
- DC film "The Batman" starring Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz, directed and written by Matt Reeves premieres in New York.
- US President Joe Biden's says Vladimir Putin has "badly miscalculated" by invading Ukraine in his State of the Union address.
- Alevtina Kolchina, Russian cross-country skier (Olympic gold 3×5km relay 1964, silver 1956, bronze 1968; bronze 5k 1964,68), who died at 91.
- Zohreh Fakoor-Saboor, Movie Actress.
On this day in 2021
- Former French President Nicholas Sarkozy is sentenced to three years for trying to bribe a judge.
- Ian St John, Scottish soccer forward (21 caps; Motherwell; Liverpool 425 games), manager (Motherwell, Portsmouth) and broadcaster (ITV: Saint and Greavsie), who died from cancer at 82.
- Jahmil French, TV Actor.
- Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Leader.
- Vladimír Heger, Czech basketball coach (Czechoslovakia 1965-69,72-76; Netherlands 1983-85), who died at 89.
- Ralph Peterson Jr., American jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers; Fo'tet), and educator (Berklee), who died of cancer at 58.
- Zlatko Kranjcar, Croatian soccer striker (2 caps; Dinamo Zagreb, Rapid Wien) and manager (Croatia, Montenegro, Dinamo Zagreb), who died at 64.
On this day in 2020
- Pete Buttigieg drops out of the US Democratic presidential race.
- Muhyiddin Yassin sworn as Malaysian Prime Minister by Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.
- Turkey launches major offensive against Syrian government in northern Syria after 36 Turkish soldiers killed in air and artillery strikes 3 days earlier.
- First known COVID-19 pandemic case identified in New York, a health care worker returning from Iran.
- Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan Catholic priest, politician, poet, and writer, who died from ongoing heart and kidney issues at 95.
- Jack Welch, American businessman and CEO of General Electric (GE), who died of renal failure at 84.
- Jack Welch, American businessman & CEO of General Electric (GE), who died of renal failure at 84.
- Stefan Lindqvist, Swedish soccer midfielder (5 caps; IFK Göteborg), who died from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 52.
- Max Ledbetter, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2019
- Zhores Alferov, Soviet/ Russian physicist (2000 Nobel Prize in Physics), who died at 88.
- Zhores Alferov, Soviet/Russian physicist (2000 Nobel Prize in Physics), who died at 88.
- Kevin Roche, Architect.
- Kevin Roche, Irish architect (Pritzker Prize winner,1982), who died at 96.
- Eusebio Pedroza, Boxer.
- Eusebio Pedroza, Panamanian boxer (WBA featherweight champion 1978-85), who died of pancreatic cancer at 62.
On this day in 2018
- Earliest evidence for figural tattoos (bull and sheep) on two naturally mummified bodies from Egypt’s predynastic period (3351-3017BC) published in "Journal of Archaeological Science".
- Hope Hicks resigns as White House Communications Director to President Trump.
- Vladimir Putin in his annual state address claims Russia has an "invincible” intercontinental cruise missile.
- Parisian designer Riccardo Tisci is named the new designer of British brand Burberry after the exit of Christopher Bailey.
- US President Donald Trump says he will impose 25% steel,10% aluminium import tariffs, raising fears of a trade war.
- Orin C Smith, American businessman and CEO of Starbucks (2000-05), who died of pancreatic cancer 75.
- Orin C Smith, American businessman & CEO of Starbucks (2000-05), who died of pancreatic cancer 75.
- Harris Devane, Race Car Driver.
- Anatoly Lein, Chess Player.
- Anatoly Lein, Soviet-American chess player (Grandmaster 1968; World Chess Hall of Fame), who died at 86.
- Bender [Alexander Buchanan], Canadian underground hip hop artist (Flight Distance, King of the Dot), who died at 37.
On this day in 2017
- Charo is revealed as a contestant on season 24 of Dancing with the Stars.
- Gustav Klimt's painting "Bauerngarten" sells for $59.3m in London.
- Janae Johnston, YouTube Star, born in Missouri.
- Paula Fox, American writer for children (The Slave Dancer) and adults, who died at 92.
- Paula Fox, American writer (The Slave Dancer), who died at 92.
On this day in 2016
- Two Guatemalan military officers are convicted of sexual slavery during country's civil war - first ever prosecution of sexual slavery during an armed conflict.
- US primary elections: Super Tuesday - both Republican Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton win seven state races each.
- MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred sends a strong message on the issue of domestic violence; issues a 30-game suspension to NY Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman.
- South Korean opposition MPs set a world record for longest filibuster - 9 days (192 hours) trying to block anti-terror bill.
- Gene for grey hair (IRF4) discovery announced by Scientists from University College London in "Nature Communications".
- Forbes Richest List released, Bill Gates No. 1 with $75 billion, number of world's billionaires shrinks to 1,810.
- Jim Kimsey, American co-founder of AOL, who died at 76.
- Martha Wright, American actress and singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), who died at 92.
- Martha Wright, American actress & singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), who died at 92.
- Tony Warren [Anthony McVay Simpson], actor and tv screenwriter (Coronation Street), who died at 79.
- Tony Warren [Anthony McVay Simpson], English actor & screenwriter (Coronation Street), who died at 79.
On this day in 2015
- Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and founder of Riverside Records and Milestone Records labels, who died at 91.
- Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and founder of Riverside Records label, who died at 91.
- Orrin Keepnews, American Jazz record label executive and producer (Riverside records), who died at 91.
- Orrin Keepnews, American Jazz record label executive & producer (Riverside records), who died at 91.
- Minnie Minoso, Baseball Player.
- Minnie Miñoso, Cuban Baseball HOF left-fielder (9 x MLB All Star; Gold Glove Award 1957,59,60; Chicago White Sox), who died of heart disease at 92.
- Minnie Minoso, Cuban baseball left-fielder (9-time MLB All Star; Gold Glove Award 1957,59,60; Chicago WS), who died of heart disease at 92.
On this day in 2014
- 29 people are killed & 130 are injured by a group of knife-wielding terrorists at Kunming Railway Station, China.
- 34th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Movie 43" wins.
- US President Barack Obama warns Russian President Vladimir Putin over involvement in Ukraine.
- Emilio Di Guida, Race Car Driver.
- Alain Resnais, Director.
- Alain Resnais, French director (Muriel, Hiroshima mon amour), who died at 91.
On this day in 2013
- The 2013 US budget sequestration comes into effect.
- 14 people are killed in the Lahad Datu standoff between Malaysian government and rebel forces.
- Ender Orgill, YouTube Star, born in Utah.
- Bonnie Franklin, American actress, who died from pancreatic cancer at 69.
- Rafael Puyana, Colombian baroque harpsichordist (NY debut 1957), who died at 81.
- Sammy Guillen, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests West Indies & 3 Tests New Zealand), who died at 88.