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Today in the World Countries
- Earth Hour is being celebrated in International
- Greek Independence Day is being celebrated in Cyprus
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Greece
- The Annunciation of the virgin mary is being celebrated in Lebanon
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2184
- Pavel Andreivich Chekov, Leningrad, USSR (Star Trek-character).
- Chikis Ra, Rapper, born in Mexico.
- Ingrid Laien, Rapper, born in Dominican Republic.
On this day in 2022
- American drummer Taylor Hawkins died age 50. He had worked with Alanis Morissette as her touring drummer on her Jagged Little Pill tour. He joined Foo Fighters in 1997, and had a side project, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, in which he played drums and sings. He was voted Best Rock Drummer in 2005 by the UK drumming magazine Rhythm. At Live Earth in 2007, Hawkins was part of SOS Allstars with Roger Taylor of Queen and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers..
- Sydney forward Lance "Buddy" Franklin kicks 4 goals to become only 6th player in VFL/AFL history to kick 1,000 career goals; Swans overrun Geelong,107-77 at the SCG.
- Taylor Hawkins, American drummer (Foo Fighters - "Everlong" ; "My Hero"), who died at 50.
- Taylor Hawkins, Drummer.
On this day in 2021
- Renaissance masterpiece The Ghent Altarpiece (1432) by Hubert and Jan Van Eyck goes on display, after seven-year restoration, in Saint Bavo Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium.
- Renaissance masterpiece The Ghent Altarpiece (1432) by Hubert and Jan Van Eyck goes on display, after seven-year restoration, in St Bravo's Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium.
- Republican-led Georgia Senate passes restrictive changes to state voting. President Joe Biden calls it "Jim Crow in the 21st Century" and "a blatant attack on the Constitution"..
- Republican-led Georgia State Senate passes restrictive changes to state voting. President Joe Biden calls it "Jim Crow in the 21st Century" and "a blatant attack on the Constitution"..
- US President Joe Biden announces a new goal of 200 million vaccinations in his administration's first 100 days (previously 100 million).
- Grace Warrior Irwin, Family Member, born in Australia.
- Grace Warrior Irwin Powell, Family Member, born in Australia.
- Larry McMurtry, American Pulitzer Prize winning novelist (Lonesome Dove), and Academy Award-winning scriptwriter (Brokeback Mountain), who died at 84.
- Bertrand Tavernier, Director.
- Beverly Cleary, American Newberry Medal winning writer of children's and young adult fiction (Ramona series,1955-99), who died at 104.
- Beverly Cleary, Children's Author.
- Bill Brock, American Republican politician (Senator from Tennessee 1971-77) and US Secretary of Labor (1985-87), who died at 90.
- Bobby Brown, American baseball third baseman (NY Yankees; World Series 1947,49–51) and executive (president American League 1984-94), who died at 96.
- Stan Albeck, American basketball coach (Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, New Jersey Nets, Chicago Bulls), who died from a stroke at 89.
On this day in 2020
- United Kingdom's Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19 pandemic.
- Spain's death toll from COVID-19 pandemic overtakes China's at 3,434 to become second worldwide behind Italy with 7,503 deaths with a worldwide toll of 20,836.
- Spain's death toll from COVID-19 pandemic overtakes China's at 3,434 to become then second worldwide behind Italy with 7,503 deaths with a worldwide toll of 20,836.
- Peter Kemper, Dutch soccer defender (3 caps; PSV 221 games), who died of heart failure at 77.
- Bill Bartholomay, American businessman and MLB owner (Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves 1962-76), who died from pneumonia at 71.
- Mark Blum, American actor (Desperately Seeking Susan, Blind Date, Presidio), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 69.
- Mike Stratton, American football linebacker (AFL C'ship 1964,65; AFL All-Star 1963–68; Buffalo Bills; NFL: SD Chargers), who died from heart complications at 78.
- Floyd Cardoz, Chef.
On this day in 2019
- Further power blackouts in Caracas, Venezuela, prompt government to tell workers and students to stay at home.
- First organ transplant between a live HIV donor and an HIV recipient with a kidney transplant in Boston, Massachusetts.
- First rocket fired from Gaza since 2014 toward Tel Aviv prompts Israeli return air strikes on Gaza.
- NASA cancels a planned historic all-female spacewalk because it doesn't have enough spacesuits to fit women.
- Apple introduces new TV streaming platform Apple TV+, news service Apple News+ and an Apple credit card at star-studded event featuring Oprah.
- British Airways flight from London mistakenly flies to Edinburgh, Scotland instead of Düsseldorf, Germany when wrong flight plan submitted.
- Scott Walker singer with The Walker Brothers died age 76. The US star found fame as a teen idol in The Walker Brothers, scoring hits with 'The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore' and 'Make It Easy On Yourself'. He lived in the UK from 1965 and became a British citizen in 1970. Walker began a solo career with 1967's Scott, moving toward an increasingly challenging baroque pop style on late '60s albums such as Scott 3 (1969) and Scott 4 (1969). As a record producer or guest performer, he worked with a number of artists including Pulp, Ute Lemper and Bat for Lashes..
- Teacher of the Year awarded to rural Kenyan math and physics teacher and Franciscan brother Peter Tabichi in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
- Sofía Rocha, Movie Actress.
- Rusty Johnson, Race Car Driver.
- Cal Ramsey, American basketball broadcaster, small forward (NY Knicks), who died of cardiac arrest at 81.
On this day in 2018
- Fire in a shopping mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, Russia, kills at least 64.
- Australian cricket captain Steve Smith handed one-match ban after admitting Australian team tampered with the ball in 3rd test against South Africa in South Africa.
- North Korean leader Kim Jong un begins surprise trip to Beijing by train to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping.
- First scheduled non-stop flight between Australia and the UK, leaves Perth for Heathrow airport in London, arrives after 17 hours.
- " The View" former co-host Star Jones at the age of 56 weds attorney Ricardo Lugo on a cruise ship in the Bahamas.
On this day in 2017
- Largest banana split ever, at 8,040 metres long, is made in Innisfail, Australia.
- Orange Is the New Black actress Samira Wiley at the age of 30 weds writer Lauren Morelli at the age of 34 in Palm Springs, California.
- Mark Harding, Race Car Driver.
- Dave Steele, Race Car Driver.
- Roberta Hazard, American retired Rear Admiral (US Navy), who died at 82.
On this day in 2016
- Suicide attack during a football match in Iskandariya, Iraq kills at least 32 people, ISIS claim responsibility.
- Zayn's [Zayn Malik] solo debut album "Mind of Mine" is released,1st British male artist to debut at No. 1 in US.
- Liam Jkrew, YouTube Star, born in Charleston, SC.
On this day in 2015
- British musician Zayn Malik announces he is leaving the band One Direction.
- Sam Smith was at No.1 on the UK sinlges chart with 'Lay Me Down'. The lead single from his debut studio album In the Lonely Hour originally peaked at No.46 on the UK Singles Chart. This version featuring John Legend was recorded for the British charity telethon Comic Relief..
On this day in 2014
- Eddie Lawrence, American comedian and monologist (The Old Philosopher), who died at 95.
On this day in 2013
- Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking.
- Milo Lachowski, Family Member, born in Canada.
- Lou Sleater, American MLB pitcher, who died from lung disease at 86.
- Anthony Lewis, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize 195,1963) & author, who died from kidney and heart failure at 85.