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Today in the World Countries
- IEEE Global Engineering Day is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Ana Morquecho, Facebook Star, born in Mexico.
- Antonio Betancourt, Film Producer, born in Puerto Rico.
On this day in 2022
- Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan,2nd President of the United Arab Emirates (2004-2022), who died at 73.
- Lil Keed, Rapper.
- Sahana, Instagram Star.
On this day in 2021
- Gaza conflict has killed 103 people in Palestine, including 27 children, through Israeli airstrikes, more than 1000 rockets fired into Israel by Gaza militants killing seven, city of Lod center of street fighting.
- American CDC says people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pandemic can stop wearing masks.
- Nelson Marcenaro, Uruguayan soccer defender (8 caps; Mundialito 1980; Progreso, Portuguesa, Peñarol, Emelec), who died from a heart attack at 68.
On this day in 2020
- Every African country now has cases of COVID-19 pandemic as Lesotho becomes the last county on the continent to record a case.
- Every African country now has cases of COVID-19 pandemic as The Kingdom of Lesotho becomes the last country on the continent to record a case.
- Rolf Hochhuth, German playwright (Der Stellvertreter), who died at 89.
On this day in 2019
- New study on the moon shows it is still shrinking with recent moonquakes as it cools, published in journal "Nature Geoscience".
- Sri Lanka imposes a nationwide curfew from 9pm to 4am to curb violence against Muslims after the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.
- The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Greystone G & CC: Steve Stricker wins his first career major title by 6 strokes ahead of Billy Andrade, Paul Goydos & David Toms.
- Former President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir is charged in connection with the deaths of protesters the previous month.
- Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty for her part in the US college admissions scandal.
- China retaliates against the US as their trade war escalates, raising tariffs on $60 billion worth of goods affecting over 4,000 items.
- China retatiates against the US as their trade war escalates, raising tariffs on $60 billion worth of goods affecting over 4,000 items.
- Diary of Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt's last days rediscovered and displayed for the 400th anniversary of his execution.
- Doris Day [Kappelhoff], American singer, animal welfare activist and actress known as the "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk, The Man Who Knew Too Much), who died of pneumonia at 97.
- Doris Day [Kappelhoff], American singer (" Sentimental Journey; "Que Sera, Sera"), actress known as the "girl next door" (Pillow Talk; The Man Who Knew Too Much), and animal rights activist, who died of pneumonia at 97.
- Doris Day, Movie Actress.
- Jerome Callet, American musician and designer of brass instruments, who died at 89.
On this day in 2018
- Family of six carry out 3 church bombings in Surabaya, Indonesia, killing at least 13. Islamic State claims responsibility..
- Liverpool's Egyptian soccer forward Mohamed Salah scores in a 4-0 win against Brighton to set the EPL goal scoring record (32) for a 38-game season.
- Manchester City ends the EPL season with a 1-0 win at Southampton having smashed 11 Premier League records including biggest title winning margin (19 points) and most points (100).
- China's first domestically built aircraft carrier begins sea trials in Dalian, China.
- Arsène Wenger guides Arsenal to a 1-0 win at Huddersfield in his final game as Gunners manager after 22 years in charge.
- PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: American Webb Simpson wins by 4 strokes from Xander Schauffele, Charl Schwartzel and Jimmy Walker.
- Margot Kidder, Canadian American actress (Lois Lane in Superman films, Amityville Horror), who died at 69.
On this day in 2017
- 62nd Eurovision Song Contest: Portugal's Salvador Sobral wins singing "Amar Pelos Dois".
- Bus plunges off cliff near Marmaris, Turkey, killing at least 23, injuring 11.
- Portuguese children Francisco and Jacinta Marto (died 1919 & 1920 aged 10 & 9 in flu epidemic) canonized by Pope Francis at Fátima - the youngest Catholic saints not to die as martyrs.
- 22 year old UK blogger halts spread of global ransomware cyber-attack by accidentally identifying "kill switch".
- Actor Jim Parsons marries graphic designer Todd Spiewak at the Rainbow Room in New York.
- Country music vocalist Dan Smyers at the age of 29 weds longtime love Abby Law in Nashville, Tennessee.
- Former WNBA player Diana Taurasi at the age of 34 weds teammate Penny Taylor at the age of 36 in Pheonix, Arizona.
- Former WNBA player Diana Taurasi at the age of 34 weds teammate Penny Taylor at the age of 36 in Phoenix, Arizona.
On this day in 2016
- Chance the Rapper releases his third mixtape "Coloring Book" on Apple Music - first album to chart on Billboard Top 100 based only on streams (Grammy for Best Rap Album).
- Tower of Power played a California prison with former lead singer Rick Stevens, who had served 36 years for a 1976 drug-related triple homicide. Stevens was in his 30s, four years out of Tower of Power and addicted to drugs, when he shot to death three men in a 1976 dealing dispute. A jury voted for his execution, but the California Supreme Court ruled not long afterward that the death penalty was unconstitutional. After the show Stevens talked to the audience about how he rebuilt his life..
On this day in 2015
- Eunwoo Hong, Instagram Star, born in South Korea.
- Robert Drasnin, American clarinetist, composer, and film and television music supervisor (CBS,1977-91), who died after a fall at 87.
On this day in 2014
- Unidentified shipwreck is discovered off the northern coast of Haiti by marine archaeologist Barry Clifford.
- 301 miners are killed by an underground explosion and mine fire in Soma Mine, Manisa, Turkey.
- Malik Bendjelloul, Director.
- David Malet Armstrong, Philosopher.
On this day in 2013
- Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield departs the International Space Station to return to Earth.
- Chuck Muncie, American football running back, who died from a heart attack at 60.
- Dr. Joyce Brothers, American psychologist, who died from respiratory failure at 85.
- Dr Joyce Brothers, Doctor.
- Joyce Brothers, American psychologist, who died from respiratory failure at 85.
- Vladimir Romanovsky, Soviet sprint canoer, who died at 56.