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Today in the World Countries
- Liberation Day is being celebrated in Bulgaria
- Martyrs' Day is being celebrated in Malawi
- Mother's Day is being celebrated in Georgia
- Veterans Day is being celebrated in Timor Leste
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Oussama Ramzi, Comedian, born in Morocco.
- David Lindley, American session and touring multi-instrumentalist (The Kaleidoscope; Jackson Browne; James Taylor; Linda Ronstadt; Warren Zevon), who died at 78.
- Tom Sizemore, TV Actor.
On this day in 2022
- Russian forces seize the Ukrainian Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, the largest in Europe.
- Dean Woods, Australian track cyclist (Olympic gold team pursuit 1984; silver individual pursuit 1988; bronze team pursuit 1988,96), who died from cancer at 55.
On this day in 2021
- Great apes at San Diego Zoo reported given experimental COVID-19 pandemic vaccine designed for animals after earlier outbreak among the gorillas.
- Great apes at San Diego Zoo reported given experimental COVID-19 pandemic vaccine designed for animals after earlier outbreak among the gorillas (San Diego, California).
- Australian attorney general Christian Porter denies rape allegation involving 16-year-old girl in 1988.
- 38 people shot and killed by security forces in anti-coup protests in Myanmar.
- Sarah Everard is kidnapped, rapped and murdered by a UK policeman after being arrested under false pretenses in London.
- US President Joe Biden criticizes lifting of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions by Texas and Mississippi as "Neanderthal thinking".
- Yuri Rozanov, Russian sports broadcaster (NTV Plus, Match TV; TEFI Award 2012), who died from cancer at 59.
- Joe Altobelli, American baseball utility (Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins) and manager (SF Giants, World Series Baltimore Orioles 1983, Chicago Cubs), who died at 88.
On this day in 2020
- Heavy rain and landslides hit coastal areas of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro states, Brazil, killing at least 18 people.
- Iran releases 54,000 people from prison to avoid spread of COVID-19 pandemic as country reports 77 deaths and 2,300 cases including two dozen MPs.
- Irishwomen Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamar, of Grafton Architecture, are the 1st women to share the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
- Powerful storm producing multiple tornadoes rips through central Tennessee killing at least 25.
- Last Ebola patient discharged from hospital in Beni, DR Congo, raising hopes outbreak at an end in the country after 2,300 deaths.
- World Bank pledges $12 billion in emergency aid for developing countries dealing with COVID-19 pandemic.
- UK had its wettest February since records began in 1862, according to the Met Office,209.1mm of rainfall,237% above average.
- US Federal Reserve makes its largest rate cut in a decade, short-tern interest rates by 0.5% to protect economy against COVID-19 pandemic.
- Super Tuesday: Biggest voting day for Democrats selecting their presidential candidate revives Joe Biden's campaign, he wins nine states, while Bernie Sanders wins four including California.
- Qasem Soleimani, Iranian major general of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, killed at 62 in a US drone strike outside Baghdad airport, Iraq.
On this day in 2019
- Multiple tornadoes tear through Georgia and Alabama killing at least 23.
- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika confirms he will run for president one last time, his 5th term, amid widespread demonstrations.
- South African music star Mampintsha shown hitting girlfriend Babes Wodumo on Instagram Live and later arrested for assault.
- SpaceX's Dragon capsule successfully docks with the International Space Station during its demonstration run.
- Bobbi Fiedler, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), who died at 81.
- Peter Hurford, British organist, composer and choral conductor (St. Albans Cathedral), who died at 88.
On this day in 2018
- " The Emoji Movie" named worst film in 2017 in Razzies awards.
- Supermodel Chanel Iman at the age of Victoria's Secret Angel, weds New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard in Los Angeles.
- Virgilijus Noreika, Opera Singer.
- Roger Bannister CH CBE, English athlete (first sub-4-minute mile,3:59.4 at Iffley Road Track, Oxford 1954), who died of Parkinson's disease at 88.
- Roger Bannister, English athlete (first sub-4-minute mile,3:59.4 at Iffley Road Track, Oxford 1954), who died of Parkinson's disease at 88.
- Roger Bannister, English middle-distance athlete who was the 1st to run a 4 minute mile at Iffley Road Track, Oxford (1954), who died of Parkinson's disease at 88.
- Roger Bannister, Runner.
- Patrick Doyle, English drummer (Veronica Falls, Boys Forever), who died at 32.
- David Ogden Stiers, American actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc), who died of bladder cancer at 75.
- David Ogden Stiers, American stage and screen actor (M*A*S*H,1977-83 - "Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III" ; Lilo & Stitch), who died of bladder cancer at 75.
On this day in 2017
- American guitarist Jim Fuller from The Surfaris died aged 69. The Surfaris had the 1963 US No.2 & UK No.3 single 'Wipe Out' and Fuller was known as the "Godfather" of surf music, a Californian instrumental music. With his Fender guitar he contributed to the popularity of Leo Fender's instruments..
- American jazz ukulele musician Lyle Ritz died at the age of 87. As a session musician on the bass guitar he joined the Wrecking Crew a popular group of studio musicians in the Los Angeles recording industry. Ritz compiled over 5,000 recording credits including such notable tracks as Herb Alpert's 'A Taste of Honey', The Righteous Brothers' 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'', and The Beach Boys 'Good Vibrations.'.
- Mass grave of 800 children and infants confirmed at a former Catholic care home in Tuam, Ireland.
- Bachelorette TV personality Ali Fedotowsky at the age of 32 weds TV and radio host Kevin Manno at the age of 33 at Terranea Resort in Los Angeles, California.
- Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), who died at 81.
- Misha Mengelberg, Pianist.
- Lyle Ritz, American jazz ukulele and session bassist, who died at 87.
- Jim Fuller, American 'Godfather of Surf Guitar'and songwriter (The Safaris - "Wipe Out"), who died at 69.
- Jim Fuller, American "Godfather of surf guitar" and songwriter (The Safaris - "Wipe Out"), who died at 69.
- Raymond Kopa [Kopaszewski], French footballer 'the Napoleon of football', who died at 85.
- René Préval, President of Haiti (1996-2001,2006-2011), who died of cardiac arrest at 74.
- Rene Preval, World Leader.
- Stephen Ross, American economist (arbitrage pricing theory), who died at 73.
- Tommy Page, American pop singer (" I'll Be Your Everything"), found dead of apparent suicide at 46.
- Tommy Page, Pop Singer.
On this day in 2016
- Eleventh Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by Fox, held in Detroit, Michigan.
- Martin Crowe, Cricket Player.
- Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and batsman, who died of cancer at 53.
On this day in 2015
- " Under the Dome" a documentary on pollution in China by Chai Jing has been viewed over 150 million times in 3 days on Tencent.
- Keith Richards objected to a planned £1.5million cafe being built on a beachfront near his country mansion. The guitarist lodged an objection against the new development which is near his Redlands estate where he was famously arrested with band mate Mick Jagger in 1967 in a drugs raid. Richards is opposed to the planned restaurant which was earmarked for West Wittering beach in West Sussex..
- Scarlet Snow Belo, Instagram Star, born in Philippines.
- Roman Wingrove, Family Member, born in England.
On this day in 2014
- Landen Roque, YouTube Star, born in California.
- William R. Pogue, American astronaut, who died at 84.
On this day in 2013
- A 2 year old US girl becomes the first child born with HIV to be cured.
- 45 people are killed by a bomb blast in Karachi, Pakistan.
- Bobby Rogers, American pop and soul tenor vocalist (The Miracles - "You've Really Got a Hold on Me"), and songwriter (" Going To A Go-Go" ; "The Way You Do the Things You Do"), who died from complications from diabetes at 73.
- Bobby Rogers, American vocalist, who died from complications from diabetes at 73.