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Today in the World Countries

  • Awal Ramadan is being celebrated in Afghanistan
  • Awal Ramadhan is being celebrated in Brunei
  • First of Ramazan is being celebrated in Maldives
  • Nauryz holiday is being celebrated in Kazakhstan
  • Navruz Holiday is being celebrated in Tajikistan
  • Novruz Holiday is being celebrated in Azerbaijan, Iran
  • Pakistan Day is being celebrated in Pakistan
  • Southern Africa Liberation Day is being celebrated in Angola
  • World Meteorological Day is being celebrated in International

Today in Astrology

  • People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

Happening Today

  • BIRTHS
  • Megan Hess, Illustrator, born in Australia.

On this day in 2022

  • EVENTS
  • Abel Prize, mathematics'Nobel equivalent, awarded to American Dennis Sullivan for his work on topography.
  • WEDDINGS
  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the age of 50 marries Stella Moris in prison in Belmarsh prison, London.
  • DEATHS
  • Jimmy Lindley, English jockey (2,000 Guineas 1963,66; St Leger 1964) and broadcaster (BBC), who died at 86.

On this day in 2021

  • EVENTS
  • First ever tweet by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey "just setting up my twttr" sells for $2.9 million in digitally autographed version.
  • Grammy-winning record producer Ethel Gabriel passed away in New York aged 99. A trailblazer for women in the music industry, she was one of the first women to work as a record producer. "We had a son-of-a-gun president at RCA who was not favourable to women in the industry, "she said in 1992. "He put me in charge of the Camden label, the economy line subsidiary, because it was supposed to fold. I’m sure he thought it was a way to get rid of me. Well, I made a multimillion dollar line out of it, conceived, programed and produced everything.".
  • Brazil's daily COVID-19 pandemic death toll passes 3,000 (3,251) for the first time (298,676 total deaths reported) as country's Supreme Court blocks President Jair Bonsonaro overturning local restrictions.
  • Cargo ship Ever Given gets stuck in the Suez Canal, Egypt, a 400m megaship it completely blocks the shipping canal.
  • DEATHS
  • Don Heffington, American touring and session drummer, singer, songwriter and producer (Lone Justice; Watkins Family Hour; Emmylou Harris), who died of leukemia at 70.
  • Benny Dees, American college basketball coach (U of New Orleans; U of Wyoming; Western Carolina Uni), who died at 86.
  • George Segal, American actor (Carbon Copy; Fun With Dick & Jane; Just Shoot Me!), and banjo player, who died at 87.
  • George Segal, Movie Actor.
  • Julié Pomagalski, French snowboarder (World C'ship gold snowboard cross 1999), who died in an avalanche at 40.
  • Ethel Gabriel (nee Nagy), American record producer and label executive (RCA,1943-84), who died at 99.

On this day in 2020

  • EVENTS
  • New York confirmed as center of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US with 20,875 cases (5,707 in the last day) and 157 deaths.
  • New York confirmed as new center of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US with 20,875 cases (5,707 in the last day) and 157 deaths.
  • WHO says the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating,1st 100,000 cases took 67 days,2nd 100,000 cases 11 days,3rd 100,000 cases 4 days.
  • WHO says the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing,1st 100,000 cases took 67 days,2nd 100,000 cases 11 days,3rd 100,000 cases 4 days.
  • Immediate global ceasefire to fight COVID-19 pandemic called for by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
  • African American Daniel Prude dies after being physically retrained by police in Rochester, New York, including having a hood put over his head.
  • COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns imposed in South Africa and the United Kingdom while other European nations extend and strengthen their lockdowns.
  • DEATHS
  • Branko Cikatic, Croatian kickboxer (first K-1 World Grand Prix Heavyweight C'ship 1993), who died from Parkinson's disease at 65.
  • Branko Cikatic, Kickboxer.

On this day in 2019

  • EVENTS
  • Italy signs up to China's Belt and Road Initiative with deals signed in Rome between Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
  • More than 130 Fulani people killed in Ogossagou, Mali, in attack by Dogon hunters, prompting government ban on the hunters.
  • More than 1 million march on to demanda new EU referendum in London, England.
  • More than 1 million march to demand a new EU referendum in London, England.
  • Syrian Democratic Forces announce that the last Islamic State territory has been retaken raising flags in Baghuz, Syria and ending the five-year Islamic State "caliphate".

On this day in 2018

  • EVENTS
  • Peru's Congress swears in Vice-President Martín Vizcarra as the new President after Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned amid corruption scandal.
  • A Sahara sandstorm turns snow in Sochi, Russia, orange in one of the largest-ever transfers of desert sand.
  • DEATHS
  • DuShon Monique Brown, American actor (Prison Break, Connie-Chicago Fire), who died at 49.

On this day in 2017

  • DEATHS
  • Lola Albright, American singer and actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad, A Cold Wind in August), who died at 92.

On this day in 2016

  • EVENTS
  • Gloria Gaynor's hit 'I Will Survive' was selected to enter the US National Recording Registry. It joined Metallica's Master of Puppets and Mahler's Symphony No 9 on the list of culturally significant recordings..
  • GPR investigation of Shakespeare's tomb at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford concludes the Bard's skull probably has been stolen.
  • DEATHS
  • Gegham Grigorian, Armenian operatic tenor, and artistic director (Yerevan Opera,2000-07), who died at 65.
  • Ken Howard, American actor (The White Shadow), who died at 71.
  • Joe Garagiola, American MLB catcher (4 teams,1946-54), sportscaster, and TV host (Today Show), who died at 90.
  • Joe Garagiola, NFL catcher and sportscaster/host (Today Show), who died at 90.
  • Peter Moores, British businessman and director (Littlewoods), who died at 83.

On this day in 2015

  • EVENTS
  • British artist Lil' Chris was found dead in Suffolk at the age of 24. Chris Hardman first rose to fame on the UK reality show Rock School in 2006 when he was just 15 years old. He later released a hit single, 'Checkin' It Out, ' which reached No.3 on the UK singles chart..
  • WEDDINGS
  • TV personality Kris Jenner and athlete Bruce Jenner divorce after 13 years of marriage.
  • DEATHS
  • Roy Douglas, English composer and arranger (Tomorrow We Live - At Dawn We Die), who died at 107.
  • Roy Douglas, English composer and arranger (Tomorrow We Live-At Dawn We Die), who died at 107.
  • Nick Peters, American Baseball Hall of Fame writer (Oakland Tribune, Sacramento Bee, Berkeley Gazette, San Francisco Chronicle), who died at 75.
  • Lee Kuan Yew, Founding father of modern Singapore and 1st Prime Minister of Singapore (1959-90), who died of pneumonia at 91.
  • Lee Kuan Yew, Politician.
  • Lil'Chris [Hardman], British rock singer (Checkin'It Out), takes his own life at 24.

On this day in 2014

  • EVENTS
  • Canadian musician Dave Brockie died. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Gwar. Brockie was found dead, his body sitting upright in a chair in his home, by a band member. The cause of death was determined to be a heroin overdose..
  • DEATHS
  • Carmelo Bossi, Italian light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1960), who died at 74.
  • Adolfo Suárez, Politician.
  • Adolfo Suárez, Prime Minister of Spain (1976-81), who died from a respiratory infection at 81.
  • Geriatric1927 [Peter Oakley], English video blogger, who died at 86.

On this day in 2013

  • EVENTS
  • 20 people are killed and 200 are injured by a tornado in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh.
  • The US Senate approves its first budget in four years by a margin of 50–49.
  • DEATHS
  • Virgil Trucks, American MLB pitcher (two-time All Star), who died at 95.
  • Joe Weider, Entrepreneur.
  • Barbara Donald, American jazz trumpeter and bandleader (" The Past and Tomorrows"), who died at 70.
  • Boris Berezovsky, Entrepreneur.
  • David Bond, British sailor, who died at 90.

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