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Today in the World Countries
- Commemoration of the Victory over Gaddafi is being celebrated in Libya
- Feast of St Joseph is being celebrated in Malta
- Oil Nationalization Day is being celebrated in Iran
- San Jose (Many Regions) is being celebrated in Spain
- St Joseph's Day is being celebrated in Liechtenstein, Vatican City
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- UBS, Switzerland's largest bank agrees to buy its rival Credit Suisse (established 1856) for about $3.2 billion to help ease global financial panic, in deal brokered by Swiss government.
On this day in 2022
- LeBron James moves past Karl Malone (36,909) into second on NBA's all-time scoring list with 38 points in LA Lakers'127-119 loss to Washington Wizards; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar leads (38,387).
- Dave Sims, English rugby union lock (3 Tests; Gloucester RFC; Barbarians RFC 1995,96,99), who died at 52.
- Shahabuddin Ahmed, Politician.
On this day in 2021
- Icelandic volcano Fagradalsfjall erupts for the first time in 800 years and after more than 50,000 earthquakes.
- Ludwig Heimrath, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2020
- Italian death toll from COVID-19 pandemic at 3,405 surpasses China's official total (3,245) making it then the worst-affected country in the world.
- Italian death toll from COVID-19 pandemic at 3,405 surpasses China's total (3,245) making it the worst-affected country in the world.
- Entire US state of California with 910 cases of COVID-19 pandemic ordered to 'stay at home'.
- State of California with 910 cases of COVID-19 pandemic locks down and orders people to "stay at home".
- Professional football in England is further postponed until 'no earlier than 30 April'due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Bella Mikula, TikTok Star, born in United States.
On this day in 2019
- American Karen Uhlenbeck becomes the 1st woman to win mathematics Abel Prize.
- American Karen Uhlenbeck is the first woman to win mathematics Abel Prize.
- Image of Australian rules footballer Tayla Harris attacked by internet trolls and controversially removed before being reinstated.
- Houston Rockets guard James Harden becomes first player in NBA history to score at least 30 points against all 29 opponents in a single season with 31 in a 121-105 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
- Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announces his resignation after nearly 30 years in office, the last soviet-era head of state.
- " Superbloom" of poppies in Walker Canyon, southern California visible from space, after high rainfall.
- Singer Sam Smith comes out as non-binary in interview on Jameela Jamil’s Instagram show.
On this day in 2018
- World's last male northern white rhino,45 year old Sudan, who died in Kenya.
- Mississippi signs into law the US's strictest abortion laws, no termination after 15 weeks.
- Drake was at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘God’s Plan’. The lead single from his fifth studio album, Scorpion, topped the Hot 100 for 11 weeks and spent 26 weeks in the top ten. The song broke first-day streaming records on both Apple Music and Spotify and topped the charts in fourteen countries..
- Bernard Boyer, Race Car Driver.
- Goldie Parsons, Race Car Driver.
- Irwin Hoffman, American conductor, who died at 93.
- Keith O'Brien, Religious Leader.
On this day in 2017
- Taylin Gaulden, Family Member, born in Louisiana.
- Roger Pingeon, French cylist (Tour de France 1967 champion), who died at 76.
- Ken Still, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), who died of kidney failure at 82.
- Jimmy Breslin, American author and columnist (NY Post, News, Newsday), who died at 88.
- Mary Maples Dunn, American college president (Smith College), who died at 85.
- Nestor Peles, Race Car Driver.
- Ian Stewart, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2016
- I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It the second studio album by The 1975 went to No.1 on the US chart becoming the album with the longest title of a Billboard No.1 album with 71 characters..
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Synder and starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, first premieres in Mexico City.
- England beats France 31-21 at Stade de France, Paris to claim Six Nations Rugby Championship; secure their first Grand Slam since 2003; Owen Farrell with 7 goals, England's 2nd-highest points scorer behind Jonny Wilkinson.
- Kuzie Kuzmanich, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2015
- Ed Sheeran sold the two millionth copy of his second album, X, (pronounced multiply), in the UK, nine months after it was released. He became only the fifth artist to achieve the feat this decade, following in the footsteps of Adele, Emeli Sande, Take That and Michael Buble..
- Leandra Becerra Lumbreras, Supercentenarian.
- Peter Katin, British concert pianist, who died at 84.
- Michael Brown, American musician and songwriter (Don't Walk Away Renee), who died at 65.
- Michael Brown, American rock keyboardist and songwriter (Left Banke - Walk Away Renee; Pretty Ballerina), who died of heart failure at 65.
- Yosef Ben-Jochannan, Historian.
On this day in 2014
- Russia captures the Ukrainian naval base in Sevastopol.
- Israel sends airforce against Syrian military units involved in an attack yesterday on an Israeli patrol in the Golan Heights.
- Maneli Azizi, Instagram Star, born in Iran.
- Fausto Merello, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2013
- NASA's Mars rover Curiosity discovers further evidence of water-bearing minerals.
- 27 people are killed and 14 are injured in a bus crash in Maharashtra, India.
- 16 people are killed by mudslides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- Bud Palmer, American basketball player (NY Knicks) and sportscaster, who died at 91.
- Harry Reems, American actor, who died from pancreatic cancer at 65.