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Today in the World Countries
- Cheikh Al Maarouf Day is being celebrated in Comoros
- Maha Shivaratri is being celebrated in India
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- (Rodolfo) "Fito" Olivares, Mexican-American Tejano saxophonist and songwriter (" Juana La Cubana; "El Colesterol"), who died of cancer at 75.
On this day in 2022
- Alfons Dirnberger, Austrian soccer midfielder (3 caps; FC Austria Wien), who died at 80.
On this day in 2021
- US House Judiciary Committee hearing begins on rise of violence and discrimination against Asian-Americans with report saying 3,800 hate incidents recorded over 12 months.
- US President Joe Biden agrees Russian President Vladimir Putin is a "killer" in ABC News interview (Putin responds "It takes one to know one" a day later).
- US Senate confirms William Joseph Burns as new CIA Director.
- Jerzy Prokopiuk, Polish philosopher and anthroposophist, who died at 89.
On this day in 2020
- US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agree to close the US-Canada border, the world's longest, to non-essential travel to curb COVID-19 pandemic.
- Turing Award given to Pixar employees Pat Hanraha and Ed Catmull for three-dimensional computer graphics.
- Alfred M. Worden, American Colonel USAF, NASA astronaut (Apollo 15), who died of a stroke at 88.
On this day in 2019
- Champion racing pigeon Armando "the Lewis Hamilton of pigeons" sells for a record $1.42 million in Belgium.
- “Historic to catastrophic flooding" faced by Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota according to US National Weather Service.
- Italian charity ship Mare Jonio rescues 50 migrants off the coast of Libya.
- Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi makes national radio address to the nation after Cyclone Idai, saying more than 1,000 people feared dead with 100,000 at risk.
- Slipknot announced that percussionist Chris Fehn has left the band after he launched legal action against the group over a financial dispute. Fehn had been a member since 1998, and had the lineup number of 3. Fehn accused band leaders Corey Taylor and Shawn Crahan of "shady business dealings, "and had demanded "full forensic accounting"with a view to recovering profits and damages..
- Suspected terrorist attack by shooter aboard a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands kills 3 and injures 5.
- UK Speaker of the House John Bercow rules a third vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal is not possible without new changes.
- 40-year old Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki overtakes Wilt Chamberlain to go 6th with 31,424 points on the NBA scorers'list; Mavs suffer 129-125 OT loss to New Orleans Pelicans.
On this day in 2018
- US Senator Amy Klobuchar calls on Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the Senate Judiciary in wake in data mining scandal with Cambridge Analytica.
- Vladimir Putin is elected to a new six-year term as Russian President with 76% of the vote, his fourth term.
- Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seize Kurdish held northern Syrian town of Afrin.
- Serial bomber suspected after fourth bomb goes off in Austin, Texas, injuring two, total bombing death toll,2 dead,5 injured.
- Portuguese soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo records his 50th career hat-trick in Real Madrid's 6-3 win over Girona.
- First fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving car hitting a pedestrain in Tempe, Arizona.
- Bushfire in Tathra, New South Wales, Australia, destroys over 70 buildings.
- African American Stephon Clark shot 20 times by police in his Grandmother's backyard in Sacramento, California during vandalism investigation.
- Chada, Rapper.
- Tom Dill, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2017
- Chuck Berry died aged 90. The American guitarist, singer and songwriter was one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as 'Maybellene' (1955), 'Roll Over Beethoven' (1956), 'Rock and Roll Music' (1957) and 'Johnny B. Goode' (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive..
- Chuck Berry, Rock Singer.
- Don Hunstein, American photographer of musicians, who died at 88.
- Chuck Berry [Charles Andersen], American rock n'roll guitarist and singer-songwriter (Roll over Beethoven), who died at 90.
- Trisha Brown, American choreographer and dancer, who died at 80.
On this day in 2016
- Jan Nemec, Czech film director (Diamonds of the Night), who died at 79.
- Joe Santos, American actor (Rockford files), who died at 84.
On this day in 2014
- Transnistria formally requests to join the Russian Federation.
- Phil Jackson signs a five-year contract to be president of the New York Knicks.
- Russia formally annexes Crimea, previously part of Ukraine. by signing Treaty on Accession.
- American musician, percussionist, actor and voice actor Joe Lala died from complications of lung cancer at the age of 66. As a drummer and percussionist, he worked with The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Manassas, The Bee Gees, Whitney Houston, Joe Walsh, Andy Gibb and many others. He played the trademark congas that drove the Bee Gees' 1976 US chart-topper 'You Should Be Dancing', subsequently included on the multi-million selling Saturday Night Fever soundtrack..
- US closes the Syrian embassy in Washington & expels all Syrian diplomats.
- Jax Izzo Roy, YouTube Star, born in Miami, FL.
- Joseph "Joe" Lala, American musician, actor and singer notable for co-founding the rock band "Blues Image", who died from complications of lung cancer at 66.
- Joe Lala, American drummer, percussionist, singer (" Blues Image"), and actor, who died from complications of lung cancer at 66.
On this day in 2013
- 98 people are killed and 248 are injured across Iraq from a series of bombings and shootings.
- Explosions kill 25 people at a bus park in Kano, Nigeria.
- David Bowie's first album in a decade become the fastest-selling of the year, hitting the No.1 spot in the UK in its first week of release. Bowie took great pains to keep the recording of the album secret, requiring people involved in the recording to sign NDAs. Bowie had to change recording studios after one day when someone at the studio leaked the rumour that he was recording there. The Next Day was the 66-year-old's first No.1 since 1993's Black Tie White Noise and sold 94,000 copies in the first week..
- A car bombing kills 10 people and injures 20 in Mogadishu, Somalia.
- Muhammad Mahmood Alam, Pakistani general and fighter ace, who died at 77.