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Today in the World Countries
- Bhai Tika is being celebrated in Nepal
- National Peace Day is being celebrated in Ivory Coast
- Republic Day is being celebrated in Brazil
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Chucky73, Reggaeton Singer, born in Dominican Republic.
- Pyrothemaker, Instagram Star, born in South Africa.
- William Sebastian Rudi, Twitch Star, born in Norway.
On this day in 2022
- Ticketmaster sells more than 2 million tickets for Taylor Swift's The Eras tour, the most tickets ever sold in a single day for an artist, amid hours-long wait times for fans.
- Brooklyn Public Library celebrates its 125th anniversary and announces Maurice Sendak's 1963 title "Where the Wild Things Are" is its most borrowed book.
On this day in 2021
- Former Trump aide Stephen Bannon turns himself in after being found in contempt of US Congress by a federal grand jury, after refusing to comply with investigation into Jan 6.
- US President Joe Biden signs a 'once in a generation'$1 trillion infrastructure bill into law.
- Marvin Smith, Race Car Driver.
- Heber Bartolome, Filipino folk-rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, bandurria and kubing player (Banyuhay - "Nena"), who died at 73.
- Julio Lugo, Baseball Player.
- Bobby Collins Jr., American college football coach (head coach University of Southern Mississippi; Southern Methodist University), who died at 88.
- Bengt Madsen, Swedish soccer administrator (chairman Malmö FF 1999-2009), who died from cancer at 79.
On this day in 2020
- British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton clinches 4th straight and record equalling 7th F1 World Drivers C'ship by winning Turkish GP at Intercity Istanbul Park, Tuzla.
- Treaty establishing world's largest trading bloc between 15 Asian Pacific countries signed at virtual Asean meeting.
- 84th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: American Dustin Johnson fires record total -20 to win his first Masters title by 5 strokes from Cameron Smith of Australia & South Korean Sungjae Im.
- SpaceX Falcon 9 launches first regular flight to International Space Station with four astronauts, three from NASA, one Japanese.
- US President Donald Trump tweets [Biden] "won because the election was rigged, ” while still refusing to concede the election.
- World-record price for a Belgian racing pigeon called New Kim sold for €1.6m (£1.4m) at auction.
- Soumitra Chatterjee, Indian actor, playwright and poet (Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy), who died of COVID complications at 85.
- Ray Clemence MBE, English soccer goalkeeper (England 61 caps, Liverpool, Tottenham), who died from prostate cancer at 72.
- Campbell Forsyth, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (4 caps; St Mirren, Kilmarnock, Southampton), who died at 86.
On this day in 2019
- Iran shuts down its internet for five days to suppress news of national protests against higher gas prices - beginning of the worst unrest for 40 years in the country.
- Pakistan becomes the 1st country to introduce a vaccine against typhoid, targeting 10 million children.
- " Joker" starring Joaquin Phoenix is the 1st R-rated film to earn $1 billion worldwide.
- Harrison Dillard, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m,4×100m relay 1948; 110m hurdles,4×100m relay 1952), who died at 96.
- John Barker, Race Car Driver.
- Jorge Vergara, Entrepreneur.
On this day in 2018
- David Hockney's "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" sells for $90.3 million in New York, record for a living artist.
- Art experts in England authenticate two bronzes of men riding panthers as Michelangelo's only surviving bronze works.
- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confims more than 28,000 of the country's military and police have been killed since 2015.
- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confirms more than 28,000 of the country's military and police have been killed since 2015.
- Africa's fastest train between Casablanca and Tangier in Morocco at 320km (198 miles) inaugurated by King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron.
- American singer and musician Roy Clark died aged 85 at his Tulsa home due to complications of pneumonia. He scored the 1969 US hit single, 'Yesterday, When I Was Young' and was best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1997..
- LeBron James passes Wilt Chamberlain for 5th on the NBA's career scoring list with 44 points for the LA Lakers in 126-117 victory over Portland Trail Blazers at the Staples Center, Los Angeles.
- Roy Clark, American country singer and banjo player (Hee Haw, The Tonight Show), who died at 85.
- Roy Clark, American country singer (Hee Haw, The Tonight Show), who died at 85.
- Don Hoffman, Race Car Driver.
- Kim Porter, Model.
On this day in 2017
- Isabel Dos Santos, Africa's richest woman, fired as head of Angola state oil company Sonangol.
- Argentine submarine San Juan goes missing in the Atlantic after reporting mechanical failure.
- Country singer Blake Shelton wins People Magazine's sexiest man alive award.
- American jazz and standards singer Tony Bennett receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C..
- Australian postal vote on same-sex marriage revealed - 61% vote yes.
- Pakistan unveils remains of 1,700 year-old sleeping Buddha in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
- Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Salvator Mundi" sells for $450.3 million at auction in New York, world record price for any artwork.
- The Zimbabwean Army detains Robert Mugabe and the first family and appoints sacked Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa as interim president.
- 3 UCLA basketball players suspended after admitting shoplifting in China, only released at President Trump's request.
- Lil Peep [Gustav Åhr], American rapper, who died of a drug overdose at 21.
- Lil Peep, Rapper.
On this day in 2016
- American jazz and blues pianist, singer, and songwriter Mose Allison died aged 89. He became notable for playing a unique mix of blues and modern jazz. His music influenced many blues and rock artists, including Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, the Yardbirds, John Mayall, J. J. Cale, the Who (who made ‘Young Man Blues’ a staple of their live performances and is featured on their Live At Leeds album)..
- American singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C..
- Jules Eskin, American cellist (Boston Symphony,1964-2016), who died of cancer at 85.
- Milt Okun, American music producer and arranger (John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary), who died at 92.
- Milt Okun, American music producer, conductor, and arranger (John Denver; Peter, Paul and Mary), who died at 92.
- Milt Okun, American music producer, conductor, and arranger (Peter, Paul and Mary; John Denver), who died at 92.
- Mose Allison, American jazz and blues piano player, singer, and composer (" Everybody's Cryin Mercy" ; "Your Mind Is on Vacation"), who died at 89.
- Mose Allison, American jazz artist (Black Country Suite), who died at 89.
- Sixto Durán Ballén, Ecuadorian politician, President of Ecuador (1992-96), who died at 95.
On this day in 2015
- Holly Holm defeats UFC Champion Ronda Rousey in an upset in Melbourne, Australia.
- Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Czech pair Karolína Plíšková & Barbora Strýcová beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova & Elena Vesnina of Russia 4-6,6-3,6-2 for a 3-2 win and 9th title for the home country.
- France launches air strikes on Isis stronghold Raqqa in Syria in wake of terror attack on Paris.
- Cynthia Payne, English brothel madam, who died at 82.
- Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor (The Chess Players, Gandhi), who died at 86.
On this day in 2014
- The parents of 43 Mexican students who disappeared start a nationwide bus tour in protest at the government's handling of the case.
- Vladimir Putin's press secretary says media reports that the Russian president plans to leave the G20 Summit in Brisbane early are nonsense.
- World leaders gather in Brisbane for G20 Summit, which will focus on economic growth.
- A 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes under the Molucca Sea in eastern Indonesia, triggering a tsunami warning.
- (Bernard) "Bunny" Briggs, American tap dancer 'Duke's dancer', who died at 92.
- Bunny Briggs [Bernard Briggs], American tap dancer 'Duke's dancer', who died at 92.
On this day in 2013
- Sony launches the Playstation Four, selling one million units on the first day.
- 5 people are killed and 10 are injured after a train derails in Nashik, India.
- Mike McCormack, American NFL offensive tackle (NY Yankees, Cleveland, Philadelphia), who died at 83.
- Barbara Park, Children's Author.