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Today in the World Countries

  • Armistice Day is being celebrated in Belgium, France, French Polynesia, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Reunion, Saint Barthelemy, Wallis And Futuna
  • Birth Anniversary of Fourth Druk Gyalpo is being celebrated in Bhutan
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Angola, Poland
  • Remembrance Day is being celebrated in Bermuda
  • Remembrance Day (Many regions) is being celebrated in Canada
  • Republic Day is being celebrated in Maldives
  • Saint Martin's Day is being celebrated in Saint Martin
  • Sint Maarten Day is being celebrated in Sint Maarten
  • Veterans Day is being celebrated in American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Day is being celebrated in Micronesia

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Inhaleme, Dancer, born in Trinidad And Tobago.

On this day in 2022

  • Advertisement poster for ill-fated "Winter Dance Party" concert featuring Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens on February 3,1959 - the day they died in a plane crash - sells at auction for $447K.
  • Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 21st studio album "Only The Strong Survive", his covers of American '60s and '70s" R& B and soul songs.
  • John Aniston, Soap Opera Actor.
  • (Julian) Keith Levene, British rock guitarist (The Clash,1976; Public Image Ltd,1978-83), who died of liver cancer at 65.

On this day in 2021

  • Near-earth asteroid Kamo'oalewa, the size of a ferris wheel, very likely a fragment of the moon, according to a new study.
  • English musician, songwriter, and poet Graeme Edge died of metastatic cancer age 80. Best known as the co-founder and drummer of the Moody Blues that scored the successful singles ‘Go Now’, ‘Nights in White Satin’, ‘Tuesday Afternoon’, ‘Question’, ‘Gemini Dream’, ‘The Voice’ and ‘Your Wildest Dreams’..
  • Socialite Paris Hilton marries venture capitalist Carter Reum in Bel Air.
  • Fw De Klerk, World Leader.
  • Graeme Edge, British rock drummer, and poet (Moody Blues - "The Dream" ; "Morning Glory"), who died at 80.
  • Graeme Edge, Drummer.

On this day in 2020

  • All Hong Kong's pro-democracy lawmakers resign after China passes resolution allowing for removal of four of their colleagues.
  • Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians (AL) and Cincinnati Reds starter Trevor Bauer (NL) take Cy Young Award for best pitchers in MLB.
  • UK becomes the first European country to record over 50,000 COVID-19 pandemic related 50,000; 5fth country, after the US, Brazil, India, and Mexico.
  • UK becomes the first European country to record over 50,000 deaths, fifth country after the US, Brazil, India and Mexico.
  • Carlos Campos, Chilean soccer striker (39 caps; Universidad de Chile 259 games), who died from respiratory failure at 83.
  • Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Bahraini royal and politician, world's longest serving Prime Minister (1970-2020), who died at 84.

On this day in 2019

  • More than 120 bush fires in Australia cause the country to declare state of emergency in two states with a catastrophic threat issued for Sydney region.
  • Arctic blast brings record low temperatures for November to the US Midwest including Kansas, Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois.
  • Violent day in Hong Kong as protests continue with person set alight and another shot amid general strike.
  • Transit of Mercury across the sun, closer than any other transit this century.
  • Zeke Bratkowski, American NFL quarterback and coach (Green Bay Packers), who died from a heart attack at 88.

On this day in 2018

  • Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba sets new record for their Singles Day sale, $1 billion in 85 seconds, $30.8bn in 24 hours.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo announces its worst-ever outbreak of Ebola with 198 deaths.
  • Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: in a final denuded of both countries'top players Katerina Siniaková beats American Sofia Kenin 7-5,5-7,7-5 to clinch a 3-0 win for the home side.
  • On centenary of WWI Armistice Day French President Macron urges world to reject Nationalism in speech to under Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
  • Frankie Schneider, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2017

  • Nationalist march in Warsaw, Poland, draws 60,000, to coincide with country's independence day.
  • Largest Singles Day sales ever - Alibaba says its sales alone were $25.3 billion.
  • Ava Jade, Instagram Star, born in Orlando, FL.
  • Bobby Matos, American session percussionist, Latin jazz timbalero, and band leader, who died at 76.
  • Francesco "Frank" Corsaro, American opera director (The Night of the Iguana, Play of the Week), who died at 92.
  • Franco Hernandez, Dancer.

On this day in 2016

  • The first day of an auction of art owned by David Bowie took £24.3m ($30.7m), more than double the pre-sale estimate. The 47 artworks sold at Sotheby's in London, England had been valued at between £8.1m ($10.2m) and £11.7m ($14.8m). The most expensive lot was Jean-Michel Basquiat's Air Power, which went for £7.1m ($9m)..
  • Singer-songwriter Adrienne Bailon at the age of 33 weds musician Israel Houghton at the age of 45 at the Hotel Plaza Atheneel in Paris.
  • Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and singer-songwriter (Motown), who died at 79.
  • Robert Vaughn, American actor (Napolean Solo in Man from UNCLE, I Spy), who died at 83.
  • Ilse Aichinger, Austrian writer (Die größere Hoffnung), who died at 95.

On this day in 2015

  • Montreal begins a controversial dumping of raw sewage (2.1bn gallons) into the St Lawrence River.
  • Flawless 12 carat Blue Moon Diamond sells for $48.4 million at auction in Geneva.
  • Phil Taylor better known as "Philthy Animal" Taylor and drummer with Motorhead died aged 61. He was in the classic mark IV Motörhead line-up of Lemmy, Taylor, and Fast Eddie Clarke who recorded ten studio albums and the live album No Sleep 'til Hammersmith..
  • Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer (Motörhead), who died from liver failure at 61.

On this day in 2014

  • 58 people are killed in a bus crash in the Sukkur District, Pakistan.
  • Samsung Lions beat Nexen Heroes,11-1 in Game 6 at Jamsil Baseball Stadium, Seoul to win the Korean Series.
  • Samsung Lions win the 2014 Korean Series in baseball.
  • The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank in April is found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison.
  • The leaders of China and Japan meet for formal talks after more than two years of severe tension over a territorial dispute.
  • The people of Catalonia in north-eastern Spain vote in a disputed and non-binding poll on independence.
  • A collection of dresses and outfits worn by Madonna during her career in music and film helped a celebrity auction raise $3.2m (£2m). The highest lot was a jacket from Desperately Seeking Susan, which fetched $252,000, while a gown from her Material Girl video reached $73,125. Other lots which attracted the bidders were a pair of John Lennon's spectacles which sold for $25,000 (£15,751) and a ring worn by Elvis Presley for $57,600 (£36,291)..
  • Big Bank Hank (Henry Lee Jackson), from The Sugarhill Gang died aged 58 from kidney complications due to cancer. The Sugarhill Gang were the first hip hop act to have a hit with the cross-over single 'Rapper's Delight' in the pop charts in 1979..
  • An Italian appeals court overturns a manslaughter conviction against 6 scientists for failing to give adequate warning of a deadly earthquake.
  • Big Bank Hank [Henry Lee Jackson] American rapper (The Sugarhill Gang - "Rapper's Delight"), who died of cancer at 58.
  • James Erb, American composer, arranger, and musicologist (Shenendoah), who died at 88.

On this day in 2013

  • 4 people are killed and 8 are injured after a building catches fire in Mumbai, India.
  • Novak Ðokovic claims back-to-back ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles with a 6-3,6-4 win over Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the final in London, England.
  • 100 people are killed in a tropical cyclone in the Puntland region, Somalia.
  • " The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" directed by Francis Lawrence starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London.
  • George Reinholt, American actor (Steve-Another World, One Life to Live), who died at 73.
  • Billy Adamson, Scottish drummer (The Searchers,1969-98), who died at 69.
  • Eddie McGrady, Northern Irish politician (SDLP) unseated Enoch Powell, who died at 78.




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