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Today in the World Countries

  • Labor Thanksgiving Day is being celebrated in Japan
  • Saint George's Day is being celebrated in Georgia
  • Thanksgiving Day is being celebrated in American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, Us Virgin Islands

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Briella, TikTok Star, born in Venezuela.

On this day in 2022

  • European Space Agency is the first to announce the inclusion of a disabled person amongst their new class of astronauts - Britain's John McFall.
  • David Johnson, English soccer forward (8 caps; Liverpool FC, Ipswich Town, Everton, Manchester City), who died at 71.

On this day in 2021

  • Egypt reopens its 3000 year old Avenue of the Sphinxes in Luxor with a grand ceremony.
  • At least 45 people are killed when a bus crashes and catches fire, near Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Manuscript of early workings of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity "one of the most important scientific documents of the 20th century" sells at auction for $13 million.
  • NASA launches its DART Mission, to test technology to prevent future impact on earth by hazardous asteroid, by deliberately crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid.
  • NASA launches its DART Mission, to test technology to prevent future impact on earth by hazardous asteroid, by deliberately crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid (in a real life echo of the movie Armageddon).
  • Bill Virdon, American baseball outfielder, manager, coach (NL Rookie of the Year 1955; World Series 1960; Gold Glove 1962), who died at 90.

On this day in 2020

  • AstraZeneca is the third drugmaker to report an effective vaccine for COVID-19 pandemic (62% or 90% effective depending on how it is given) and easy-to make and distribute.
  • Charli D'Amelio becomes the first person to hit 100 million followers on TikTok.
  • China launches Chang’e-5 mission to the Moon from Wenchang space site, Hainan Island, to collect lunar rock and soil samples.
  • US President-elect Joe Biden introduces his new cabinet including Alejandro Mayorkas 1st Latino head of homeland security, Avril Haines 1st female director of national intelligence.
  • David Dinkins, American politician (1st African American Mayor of NYC 1990-93), who died at 93.
  • Anele Ngcongca, South African soccer defender (53 caps; Genk), who died in a car accident at 33.
  • Hal Ketchum, American country singer (Small Town Saturday Night), who died at 67.

On this day in 2019

  • Accounts showed that Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime tour had raked in more than half a billion dollars during it's three-year run grossing $584.2 million (£455.1m). The tour, which kicked off in 2016, sold 5,371,891 tickets, making it the third highest-grossing tour, according to Billboard Boxscore..
  • Sumatran rhino officially declared extinct in Malaysia after last known specimen,25-year-old Iman, who died of cancer in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.
  • Walter Spink, American professor and world expert on South Asian art and architecture (Ajanta caves), who died at 91.
  • Barbara Hillary, American adventurer,1st black woman to reach the North Pole, who died at 88.

On this day in 2018

  • Alabama police kill the wrong suspect after a gunman shoots 18-year-old man and 12-year-old girl at Riverchase Galleria Mall in Hoovermall.
  • Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana apologize for culturally insensitive video and media posts insulting Chinese culture, cancel Shanghai fashion show.
  • US Federal Climate report finds climate change will reduce economy by 10% by 2100 with $141 billion cost from heat-related deaths, $118 billion from sea level rise.
  • Phil Mickelson claims $9m winner-takes-all prize in dramatic matchplay golf duel with Tiger Woods, finishing under floodlights in Las Vegas; match goes to 22nd hole before Mickelson sinks 4-foot putt for rich victory.
  • Canadian singer Justin Bieber at the age of 24 confirms he has married American model Hailey Baldwin at the age of 22.
  • Nicolas Roeg, Director.
  • Nicolas Roeg, English cinematographer and director (Aria, Eureka), who died of natural causes at 90.

On this day in 2017

  • Papua New Guinea Police storm Manus Island refugee camp, forcibly removing asylum seekers.
  • Brazilian footballer Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for rape in Italy.
  • Carol Neblett, American operatic soprano (Metropolitan Opera,1979-93), who died at 71.
  • Jim Darlington, Race Car Driver.
  • Fred van der Spek, Dutch 2nd chamber member (PSP), who died at 93.
  • Gene Marmor, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2016

  • Joe Esposito, a close friend and aide of Elvis Presley died at the age of 78. Esposito was Presley's professional assistant and a member of his inner circle, known as the "Memphis Mafia". He was one of two best men at the star's wedding to Priscilla in 1967 and a pallbearer at his funeral in 1977..
  • Joe Esposito, American author and friend of Elvis, who died at 78.
  • Andrew Sachs, German-born British actor (Manuel In Fawlty Towers), who died at 86.
  • Andrew Sachs, TV Actor.
  • Peggy Kirk, American golfer, (Titleholders Championship 1949), who died at 95.
  • Ralph Branca, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1947–49; pitched “Shot Heard Round the World”), who died at 90.

On this day in 2015

  • President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia bans female genital mutilation.
  • President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia bans "Khatna", the Islamic ritual practice of genital mutilation of young girls.
  • Lydia Ko (18) of New Zealand wins women's LPGA Player of the Year and retains the Race to the CME Globe title worth $1 million.
  • Taylor Swift dominated the American Music Awards, winning three prizes, including album of the year and song of the year. One Direction were named favourite group and artist of the year, for the second year in a row and Ariana Grande was the surprise winner of best female, beating Taylor Swift..
  • Maria Letizia Dantes, Instagram Star, born in Philippines.
  • John Kennedy, Race Car Driver.
  • Douglass North, American economist, (Nobel Prize Economic Sciences 1993), who died at 95.

On this day in 2014

  • A suicide bomber kills 40 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan.
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes central Japan.
  • An adviser to the Kenyan president says the slaughter of 28 people on a bus by the Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab is intended to create a religious war in the country.
  • British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit to clinch his second F1 World Drivers Championship,67 points ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg.
  • British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit to clinch his second F1 World Drivers Championship,67 points ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg.
  • Mass protests in Mexico by relatives of 43 missing Mexican students, who the authorities say were murdered by a drugs gang.
  • Magnus Carlsen defends his World Chess Championship title after defeating Vishy Anand.
  • 103rd Davis Cup: Switzerland beats France in Lille (3-1), winning the Davis Cup for the first time.
  • Republicans condemn US President Obama's use of executive powers to force through immigration reform.
  • 41st American Music Awards: One Direction, Sam Smith and Katy Perry win.
  • 42nd American Music Awards: One Direction, Sam Smith and Katy Perry win.
  • Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player, who died at 98.
  • Jimmy Watson, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2013

  • " The Day of the Doctor" 50th anniversary episode of "Doctor Who" screens on BBC One,1st episode to feature 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi.
  • Manny Pacquiao defeats American Brandon Rios to win the WBO welterweight title.
  • John Banks, Race Car Driver.




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