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Today in the World Countries
- Joseph Jenkins Roberts' Birthday is being celebrated in Liberia
- Revolution Day is being celebrated in Hungary
- Youth Day is being celebrated in Palau
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Another atmospheric river creates a storm across California, bringing widespread flooding and power outages, with Monterey County issuing a 25 mile evacuation order.
On this day in 2022
- Architectures'Pritzker Prize awarded to Francis Kéré from Burkina Faso.
- David Stephenson, English rugby league outside back (10 caps Great Britain; Wigan RLFC, Salford RLFC), who died at 63.
On this day in 2021
- Deb Haaland confirmed as US Secretary of the Interior by the Senate,1st Native American to lead a cabinet agency.
- Armed attackers kill at least 58 people in the Tillabery region, southwest Niger, government declares three days of mourning.
- AstraZeneca COVID-19 pandemic vaccine halted in Germany, France and Italy joining some other countries despite little evidence of unusual blood clotting.
- Largest sandstorm in northern China in a decade engulfs Beijing turning air pollution levels hazardous.
- Mass March 4 Justice rallies held across Australia to protest against violence and discrimination towards women.
- Vatican issues judgement that priests cannot bless same-sex unions, that God “does not and cannot bless sin”.
- Yaphet Kotto, African-American stage and screen actor (Live And Let Die; Alien; Homicide: Life on the Street), who died at 81.
- Doug Parkinson, Australian pop and rock singer (Focus - "Dear Prudence"), who died at 74.
On this day in 2020
- European countries impose restrictions on gatherings and borders as COVID-19 pandemic deaths rates rise dramatically - Italy 1,809, Spain 288, France 120.
- US Federal Reserve slashes interest rates to near zero to support the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Wade Cole, Race Car Driver.
- Wolf Kahn, Painter.
- Roy Hudd, British comedian, radio host (News Huddlines,1975-2001), author (Underneath The Arches), and actor (Lipstick On Your Collar), who died at 83.
- Suzy Delair, French actress and singer (The Murderer Lives at Number 21, Utopia, White Paws), who died at 102.
On this day in 2019
- Terrorist attack on two mosques by a right-wing Australian gunman kills 51 and wounds 50 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
- The Vessel, a honeycomb viewing structure designed by Thomas Heatherwick opens at Hudson Yards development, New York City.
- Climate change strikes held by school children take place around the world inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg.
- George Michael's art collection sold at auction raising more than £11 million ($14,597,000) for charity at the London branch of Christie's auction house. The singer-songwriter was a major supporter of British artists, including the likes of Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst. The highest price was for The Incomplete Truth, a 2006 Hirst work consisting of a dove preserved in formaldehyde, which sold for £911,250..
- Lam Jones, American athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m relay 1976) and NFL wide receiver (NY Jets 1980-86), who died of myeloma at 60.
- Lil Mister, Rapper.
- Alec Coppen, British pioneering psychiatrist (serotonin theory of depression), who died at 96.
- David White, American singer and songwriter (Danny And The Juniors - "At The Hop" : Leslie Gore - "You Don't Own Me"), who died of cancer at 79.
- Mike Thalassitis, Reality Star.
On this day in 2018
- More than 12,000 people flee Hamouria in Eastern Ghouta, Syria, after town bombarded.
- pedestrain bridge in Miami, Florida, collapses onto 8-lane highway 5 days after it was built, killing 6.
- Toy chain Toys R Us announces it will close all its stores after filing for bankruptcy.
- Slovakia’s prime minister Robert Fico resigns amid crisis after the murder of a journalist Jan Kuciak investigating mafia connections.
- Robert Grossman, American illustrator, who died of heart failure at 78.
- Tripp Halstead, Blogger.
- Michael Getler, American journalist and 1st ombudsman appointed by a US broadcasting network (PBS), who died of bile duct cancer at 82.
- Edwin "Ed" Charles, American MLB third baseman (Miracle Mets-1969), who died following long illness at 84.
On this day in 2017
- Disney refuses to cut gay moment in film "Beauty and the Beast" for Malaysian censors, instead pulls film from Malaysia.
- French fashion house Givenchy appoints it first female designer, Englishwoman Clare Waight Keller.
- Dutch elections; Prime Minister Mark Rutte's centre-right VVD party win 33 seats vs against 20 for right wing Geert Wilder's Party of Freedom.
- Auntie Fee, YouTube Star.
- Jackie Pung, American golfer (5 LPGA titles), who died at 95.
On this day in 2016
- Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence wins Go challenge against Lee Se-dol 4-1.
On this day in 2015
- 56th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Arkansas,78-63.
- Henry Griffiths, Family Member, born in United States.
- Michael "Mike" Porcaro, American rock bassist affiliated with Toto (Stranger In Town), who died from Lou Gehrig’s disease at 59.
- Mike Porcaro, American rock bassist (Toto,1982-2007 "Stranger In Town"), who died from Lou Gehrig’s disease at 59.
- Robert Clatworthy, English sculptor, who died at 87.
On this day in 2014
- 35th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Providence beats Creighton,65-58.
- Mike Porcaro bassist with Toto died following a battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was the middle brother of Toto members Jeff Porcaro and Steve Porcaro. Toto who formed in 1978 are best known for such classic rock hits as 'Hold the Line, ' 'Rosanna' and 'Africa' and won an Album of the Year Grammy for 1982's Toto IV..
- Ireland edges France,22-20 at Stade de France, Saint-Denis to beat England on points difference and win Six Nations Rugby Championship; final international match for Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll with record 141 caps.
- " Today" show anchor Savannah Guthrie at the age of 42 weds public relations Michael Feldman at the age of 45 at the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain Resort in Tucson, Arizona.
- Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef (Two Fat Ladies), who died at 66.
- David Brenner, American stand-up comedian and TV talk show host (Nightlife) known as a pioneer of observational comedy, who died from cancer at 78.
On this day in 2013
- Justin Timberlake releases his 3rd studio album “The 20/20 Experience” (2013 Billboard Album of the Year).
- Li Keqiang assumes office as the 7th Premier of the People's Republic of China.
- Scott Asheton best known as the drummer for the Stooges died of a heart attack aged 64. He co-formed the Stooges in 1967 along with his older brother Ron Asheton, Iggy Pop and Dave Alexander..
- Singer, songwriter and guitarist Hardrock Gunter died from complications of pneumonia, at the age of 88. His music at the turn of the 1950s prefigured rock and roll and rockabilly music. His song 'Birmingham Bounce' from early 1950, became a regional hit, and led to over 20 cover versions, the most successful being by Red Foley, whose version reached No.1 on the country chart. Gunter's original version has become regarded as a contender for the first rock and roll record, predating 'Rocket 88' by Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm by a year..
- 16 people are killed by a fireworks accident in Tlaxcala, Mexico.
- 24 people die after a double decker bus veers of a pass in Cape Town, South Africa.
- Patrick Chan of Canada wins the men’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships.
- Lee Seo-Eon, Reality Star, born in South Korea.
- Lee Seo-Jun, Reality Star, born in South Korea.
- Booth Gardner, American politician, who died from Parkinson's disease at 76.
- Terry Lightfoot, British clarinetist and bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen), who died at 77.