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Today in the World Countries
- Constitution Day is being celebrated in Andorra
- National Heroes Day is being celebrated in Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
- Summer Day is being celebrated in Albania
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Argentina's annual inflation rate pasts 100% at 102.5%, for the first time since hyperinflation in 1991, one of the highest in the world, according to its statistics agency.
- Bobby Caldwell, American jazz and pop singer (" What You Won't Do for Love"), and songwriter (" The Next Time I Fall"), who died from long term adverse reaction to antibiotics at 71.
- Bobby Caldwell, Pop Singer.
On this day in 2022
- Civilians able to leave heavily bombed Ukranian city of Mariupol for the first time, amid dead toll of 2,500 in the city and a humanitarian crisis.
- Dolly Parton removes herself from the ballot for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame saying "I don’t feel that I have earned that right”.
- Razor Ramon [Scott Hall], American pro wrestler (9 x WCW World Tag Team Champion; WWE HOF 2014), who died from a heart attack at 63.
- Scott Hall, Wrestler.
On this day in 2021
- PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: American Justin Thomas edges Lee Westwood of England by 1 stroke; Thomas wins $2.7m winner's share of the $15m purse.
- The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Awards were originally scheduled for January 31, at the Staples Center but were pushed back due to escalating COVID-19 pandemic cases. Beyoncé won the most awards with four. Billie Eilish won her second consecutive Record of the Year award for ‘Everything I Wanted’, while Taylor Swift won her third Album of the Year award for Folklore..
- 63rd Grammy Awards: Beyoncé breaks record for most Grammys won by a singer (28), Taylor Swift win Album of the Year and Billie Eilish Record of the Year.
- 63rd Grammy Awards: Beyoncé breaks record for most Grammys won by a singer (28), Taylor Swift wins Album of the Year and Billie Eilish Record of the Year.
- 63rd Grammy Awards: Beyoncé breaks record most Grammys won by a singer (28), Taylor Swift Album of the Year, Billie Eilish Record of the Year.
- UK police officer charged with the death of Sarah Everard, who disappeared walking home in south London, and whose death sparked debate about violence against women.
- Myanmar opposition leader Mahn Win Khaing Than calls for a revolution "This is the darkest moment of the nation and the moment that the dawn is close, "as protester death toll over 120.
- Henry Darrow [Enrique Delgado], American stage and screen character actor (The High Chaparral; Harry O; The New Dick Van Dyke Show), who died at 87.
- Bobby Fleming, Race Car Driver.
- Thione Seck, World Music Singer.
On this day in 2020
- American singer and songwriter Phil Phillips died age 94. He is best known for his 1959 song, "Sea of Love"which peaked at No.2 on the US Billboard chart and sold over one million copies. The song was featured prominently in the 1989 film Sea of Love starring Al Pacino. It was the only top-40 chart song for Phillips, who never recorded another hit..
- English singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and performance artist Genesis P-Orridge, died age 70 after battling leukaemia for two-and-a-half years. A founding member of the cult experimental bands Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, the group played an abrasive brand of industrial rock, often combined with sexually-explicit live shows. Their 1976 exhibition at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts, titled Prostitution, scandalised the art world, and prompted UK Conservative MP Nicholas Fairbairn to denounce the group as "the wreckers of civilization"..
- Longest-ever scheduled passenger flight by distance by Air Tahiti Nui from French Polynesia to mainland France 9,765 m (15715 km) due to COVID-19 pandemic and it was domestic.
- Genesis P-Orridge [Neil Megson], British avant-garde rock singer-songwriter, and performance artist (Throbbing Gristle; Psychic TV), who died of leukemia at 70.
On this day in 2019
- Google announces its employee Emma Haruka Iwao has broken the world record for calculating pi, to 31.4 trillion digits, on pi day using Google Cloud.
- Former US Democratic representative Beto O'Rourke announces he is running for president.
- California officially free of drought for the first time in more than 7 years (Dec 2011).
- US Senate passes resolution overturning President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration.
- Tropical Cyclone Idai comes ashore in Mozambique, killing at least 417 people, and Malawi killing at least 56, after causing widespread flooding.
- Charles Whiting, English Formula 1 Race Director (Safety Delegate, Starter, head F1 Technical Dep't), who died of a pulmonary embolism at 66.
- Jake Phelps, American skateboarder, journalist (editor Thrasher magazine), who died at 56.
- Masahiko Kobe, Chef.
On this day in 2018
- NASA twin study finds that Scott Kelly is no longer identical to his twin brother after one year in space,7% of his genes altered.
- Angela Merkel sworn in for fourth term as German Chancellor, head of a coalition government,171 days after the general election.
- Brazilian human rights politician Marielle Franco is murdered in Rio, prompting mass protests.
- UK announces it will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Russian-made nerve agent used on former spy in UK.
- US students across American commemorate Florida high school shooting with mass walkouts across the country.
- World Happiness Report names Finland as world's happiest country and Burundi the unhappiest.
- Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes), who died at 76.
- Stephen Hawking, Physicist.
- Rodney Cundiff, Race Car Driver.
- Adrián Lamo, American threat analyst and hacker (NYT, Yahoo!, Microsoft) who reported Chelsea Manning to the FBI, who died at 37.
- Emily Nasrallah, Lebanese writer and women's rights activist (Birds of September, A Cat’s Diary), who died at 86.
- Marielle Franco, Brazilian politician and human rights activist, assassinated at 38.
- Marielle Franco, Politician.
- Jim Bowen, British TV game show host (Bullseye) and comedian, who died at 80.
- Jim Bowen, Game Show Host.
On this day in 2017
- European Court of Justice rules companies can ban staff from wearing religious symbols, including headscarves.
- World's oldest golf club Muirfield in Scotland, votes to admit women as members for 1st time in 273 years.
- Domonic Wilson, Family Member, born in United States.
- Tsunehiko Watase, Movie Actor.
On this day in 2016
- Marco Rubio announces he is dropping out of the Republican presidential nomination race.
- President Putin orders Russian troops out of Syria.
- President Vladimir Putin orders Russian troops out of Syria.
- Sony ATV Music Publishing announced that it would buy out Michael Jackson's share of a joint music publishing venture for $750m. The purchase gave Sony the rights to about three million songs, including works by The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Taylor Swift, but did not include Jackson's master recordings..
- NASA releases data showing February 2016 warmest month ever recorded globally - 1.35C above the long-term average.
- Peter Maxwell Davies, British composer (Prolation, Taverner), who died at 81.
On this day in 2015
- 36th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Villanova beats Xavier,69-52.
- 62nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Notre Dame beats North Carolina,90-82.
- Valentin Rasputin, Russian writer (To Live and Remember), who died at 77.
On this day in 2014
- Actress Jamie Lynn Spears at the age of 22 weds businessman Jamie Watson at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Luca Moro, Race Car Driver.
- Werner Rackwitz, German musicologist (Handel-Renaissance), who died at 84.
- Werner Rackwitz, German opera director and musicologist (Handel-Renaissance), who died at 84.
- Tony Benn, British politcian, Minister of Technology and President of the Stop the War Coalition, who died aged 88.
On this day in 2013
- 7 people are killed after gunmen storm a bar in Cancun, Mexico.
- 25 people are killed and 50 are wounded by a series of car bombings in Baghdad, Iraq.
- Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China.
- Xi Jinping named the new President of the People's Republic of China.
- Ieng Sary, Politician.
- Jack Greene, American country artist, who died from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 83.
- Paul Rose, Politician.
- Mirja Hietamies, Finnish skier, who died at 82.