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Today in the World Countries
- Family Day is being celebrated in Palau
- National Day of Thanksgiving is being celebrated in Turks And Caicos Islands
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Sagittarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Byron Bowers, Comedian, born in Atlanta, GA.
- Betty Bachz, Model, born in Norway.
On this day in 2022
- Anwar Ibrahim is sworn in Prime Minister of Malaysia appointed by King Al-Sultan Abdullah at the head of a coalition government.
- André Malherbe, Belgian motocross racer (FIM 500cc Motocross World Champion 1980,81,84), who died at 66.
- Borje Salming, Hockey Player.
- Megha Thakur, Model.
On this day in 2021
- Sweden's first female Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson resigns after 12 hours in the job after her coalition government falls apart.
- Three men found guilty by a jury of felony murder of black runner Ahmaud Arbery, with Travis McMichael also convicted of malice murder in Brunswick, Georgia.
- At least 27 migrants drown after their boat capsizes in the English Channel trying to reach the UK.
- Big Chubby, TikTok Star.
- Frank Burrows, Scottish soccer defender (Swindon Town 297 games) and manager (Portsmouth, Cardiff, Swansea), who died at 77.
- Guillermo Echevarría, Mexican swimmer (1,500m WR 16:28.1 1968), who died at 73.
On this day in 2020
- COVID-19 pandemic surge in the US gathers further pace with death toll of 2,200 highest since May and new cases averaging 175,000 a day.
- Covid-10 surge in the US gathers further pace with death toll of 2,200 highest since May and new cases averaging 175,000 a day.
- Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 30,000 points for the first time after formal transition to Joe Biden administration begins.
- US General Services Administration officially begins Joe Biden's transition, declaring him the "apparent winner" although Donald Trump vows to continue challenging the result.
- Scotland's parliament votes to become the first country to make period products free.
- Christophe Dominici, French rugby union winger (65 caps; Stade Français), who died from suicide at 48.
On this day in 2019
- Data leaked from Chinese high-security Muslim Uighur security camps, housing 1 million people, show systematic brainwashing in western Xinjiang region.
- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces a late-bid to be the US Democratic presidential candidate.
- Davis Cup Tennis, Madrid: Rafael Nadal beats Denis Shapovalov of Russia 6-3,7-6 to give Spain an unassailable 2-0 lead and a 6th Cup title; first competition under new week-long format at one venue.
- Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates overwhelmingly win district council elections in strong rebuke to Hong Kong leaders.
- New Zealand cricket batsman BJ Watling scores a marathon 205 off 473 balls to lead the home side to an innings and 65 run 1st Test victory over England at Mount Maunganui.
- Taylor Swift wins six awards at American Music Awards including Artist of the Year and Artist of the Decade.
- 47th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift wins six awards, including Artist of the Year and Artist of the Decade.
- Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas, Chilean composer, who died at 100.
- Goo Hara, Pop Singer.
- Clive James, Australian television presenter, poet and critic, who died at 80.
- Clive James, Memoirist.
On this day in 2018
- Copa Libertadores Final 2nd-leg between Buenos Aires rivals River Plate & Boca Juniors is postponed after Boca bus attacked by River fans; players suffer cuts & affects of police tear gas; River wins,5-3 on aggregate when 2nd-leg played in Madrid, Spain (9 Dec).
- Cruise boat sinks on Lake Victoria near Kampala, Uganda, killing at least 29.
- Taiwanese voters vote against referendums to legalise same-sex marriage.
- ICC T20 World Cup Women's Cricket, Antigua: Ashleigh Gardner with 33 from 26 balls and 3 for 22 leads Australia (106/2) to 4th T20 WC; beat England (105).
- Sy Kattelson, American photographer of NY street life, who died at 95.
- Ricky Jay [Richard Potash], American magician and actor ( Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay), who died at 72.
- David Defiagbon, Nigerian-Canadian boxer (Olympic silver 1996), who died at 48.
- Harold Farberman, American percussionist, conductor, and composer (Medea), who died at 89.
- Amanda Sequoyah Swimmer, American potter and preserver of Cherokee culture, who died at 97.
On this day in 2017
- Former First Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President of Zimbabwe, replacing Robert Mugabe's 30-year tenure.
- Militant gunmen attack a Sufi mosque in Bir al-Abed on the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, killing 305 people, government retaliates bombing the area.
- 18 women accuse Jean-Claude Arnault with ties to the Nobel Prize Committee of sexual assault and harassment in Swedish Dagens Nyheter newspaper.
- Mitch Margo, American rocker (The Tokens - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), who died of natural causes at 70.
- Mitch Margo, American rocker (The Tokens, The Lion Sleeps Tonight), who died of natural causes at 70.
- Carol Neblett, American soprano (City and Metropolitan Operas,1969-83), who died at 71.
- Carol Neblett, American soprano (Met and City Opera), who died at 71.
- Carol Neblett, American soprano (New York City and Metropolitan Operas,1969-83), who died at 71.
On this day in 2016
- International research team publishes discovery of 1,500 new viruses found in invertebrates.
- Pauline Oliveros, American composer (Sound Patterns), who died at 84.
- Florence Henderson, American actress and singer (Carol in The Brady Bunch), who died at 82.
- Florence Henderson, American actress (The Brady Bunch - "Carol"), and singer, who died at 82.
- Florence Henderson, TV Actress.
On this day in 2015
- Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder of 17 year old African American Laquan McDonald in 2014.
- Venezuelan opposition leader Luis Díaz is shot and killed days before the country's general election.
- Tunisia declares state of emergency after an attack on a bus in Tunis carrying presidential guards kills at least 12.
- Turkey shots down a Russian fighter jet after claiming it had flown into Turkish airspace.
- Olgerts Gravitis, Latvian-Soviet composer, who died at 89.
On this day in 2014
- " Take Your Time" single is released by Sam Hunt (Billboard Song of the Year 2015).
- A 12-year-old boy is shot dead by police in Cleveland, after brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun in a playground.
On this day in 2013
- CFL Grey Cup, Taylor Field, Regina: Saskatchewan Roughriders win 4th title; defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats,45-23; Roughriders running back Kory Sheets MVP, sets Grey Cup record rushing for 197 yards with 2 TDs.
- German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix; his record 9th straight GP victory; record equalling 13th consecutive GP win; 4th straight World Drivers Championship.
- Robbie Williams scored his 11th UK No.1 album when Swings Both Ways went to the top of the charts. It was also the 1,000 No.1 UK album since the charts began in 1956 when Frank Sinatra was at No.1 with Songs For Swingin' Lovers..
- 41st American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win.
- 40th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win.