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Today in the World Countries
- Custom Chief's Day is being celebrated in Vanuatu
- Gospel Day is being celebrated in French Polynesia
- Rebellion Anniversary (Kurdistan) is being celebrated in Iraq
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Mj Lee, Journalist, born in South Korea.
- Bob Goodman, American International Boxing HOF promoter (VP & Matchmaker Madison Square Garden 1985-94; Don King Productions; Garden State Boxing), who died at 83.
- Gary Rossington, Guitarist.
On this day in 2022
- Explorer Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance that sank in 1915, rediscovered in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica in excellent condition.
- Lil Bo Weep, Rapper.
On this day in 2021
- Michael Stanley [Gee], American rocker (Michael Stanley Band- "My Town"), who died of lung cancer at 72.
- David Bailie, Movie Actor.
- Tsering Dolma Gyaltong, Activist.
- Yhung Lyric Chanel, Instagram Star.
On this day in 2020
- US senator Elizabeth Warren drops out of the Democratic presidential race.
- Antonio Permunian, Swiss soccer goalkeeper (11 caps; AC Bellinzona, FC Luzern), who died at 89.
On this day in 2019
- Bugatti announces the most expensive new car ever made - the La Voiture Noire costing €16.7 million (almost $19 million), only one will be made.
- Major study into the MMR vaccine involving over 650,000 children in Denmark finds it does not increase the risk of autism.
- Kylie Jenner is the world's youngest-ever billionaire at 21, according to Forbes.
- Japanese architect Arata Isozaki wins architecture's Pritzker Prize.
- Second-ever person "cured" of HIV after stem cell transplant treatment in London, England results published in "Nature".
- Jacques Loussier, French pianist and composer who created jazz arrangements of Bach and other classical music, who died at 84.
- Jacques Loussier, Pianist.
On this day in 2018
- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets South Korean officials for the first time since taking office, hosting a dinner in Pyongyang.
- China announces a military budget of 1.11 trillion yuan ($175 billion).
- Hayden White, American "literary criticism" historian (Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe), who died at 89.
- Helmut Maucher, German businessman, CEO of Nestlé (1990-97), who died at 90.
- André S. Labarthe, French actor, film producer and director (Vivre sa vie, Cinéastes de notre temps), who died at 86.
- Kjerstin Dellert, Swedish opera singer, who died at 92.
- Trevor Baylis, English inventor of the wind-up radio, who died of Crohn's disease at 80.
On this day in 2017
- US President Donald Trump in a tweet accuses former President Obama without offering any evidence of wiretapping Trump Towers during the presidential campaign.
- US President Donald Trump in a tweet accusses former President Obama without offering any evidence of wiretapping Trump Towers during the presidential campaign.
- Ed Sheeran was at No.1 on the UK album chart with his third studio album ÷ (pronounced ‘divide’). All the tracks on the album reached the top 20 of the UK Singles Chart in the week of the album's release, due to heavy streaming. The dominance of its tracks on the UK chart led to calls for change on how the singles chart was compiled. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards..
- Anthony Beilenson, American politician (Rep-D-California,1977-97), who died at 84.
- Kurt Moll, German bass opera singer, who died at 78.
- Leonard Manasseh, British architect (Rutherford School), who died at 100.
On this day in 2016
- US primary elections: Super Saturday - Republican Donald Trump and Ted Cruz win 2 states, Democratics Bernie Sanders wins 2, Hillary Clinton one.
- US air strike kills 150 Al-Shabaab militants north of Mogadishu, Somalia.
- Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor (Early Music Movement), who died at 86.
- Ray Tomlinson, American computer programmer (invented email and the @ sign), who died at 74.
On this day in 2015
- Harrison Ford crash-lands his 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR aeroplane in California.
- US crime drama "American Crime" premieres created by John Ridley.
- -8th Islamic State militants ransack and destroy ancient cities of Nimrud, Hatra and Dur-Sharrukin in Iraq.
On this day in 2014
- A survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights reports that about 1/3 of women in the European Union have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15.
- Nazgol Rahmani, Instagram Star, born in Iran.
- Geoff Edwards, American game show host, who died from pneumonia at 83.
On this day in 2013
- The Dow Jones surpasses its 2007 pre-financial crisis levels for the first time.
- Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro assumes the presidency after the death of Hugo Chávez.
- Willcom announces the world’s smallest mobile phone, weighing 32 grams.
- Hugo Chávez, Politician.
- Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela, who died from respiratory failure at 58.
- Calvin Fowler, American basketball point guard (Olympic gold 1968 co-captain; Saint Francis University), who died at 73.
- Paul Bearer, Wrestler.