What’s Happening Today?
World Sjogren’s Syndrome Day. Sjogren’s syndrome is a disorder where the body's immune system attacks its own healthy cells that produce saliva and tears. Sjögren's syndrome often occurs with other such disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The main symptoms are dry mouth and eyes and treatments include eye drops, medication and eye surgery.
Revolution Day (Egypt). This day commemorates the anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 which led to the declaration of the modern republic of Egypt, ending the period of the Kingdom of Egypt. It is the biggest secular public holiday in Egypt and is considered the National Day of Egypt.
What Happened Today?
1. In 1992, A Vatican commission, led by Joseph Ratzinger, established that limiting certain rights of homosexual people and non-married couples is not equivalent to discrimination on grounds of race or gender. Joseph Ratzinger later became the Pope of the Catholic church in 2005, being christened Pope Benedict XVI.
2. In 2012, a solar storm (in the image) occurred. The Solar storm of 2012 was an unusually large coronal mass ejection that was emitted by the Sun which barely missed the Earth by nine days. If it hit, it would have caused up to US$2.6 trillion in damages to electrical equipment worldwide.
3. In 2020, Uganda confirmed its first COVID-19 death. Director General Health Services, Henry Mwebesa confirmed the fatality during a press briefing. The victim was a 34-year-old Ugandan female resident of Namisindwa District who had presented with COVID-like signs and symptoms.
1. 1892 – Haile Sellasie, former Ethiopian Emperor from 1930 to 1974.
2. 1982 – Phillip Ssozi, former Uganda Cranes and SC Villa winger.
Sources: Wikipedia, chcekiday, africanews & born glorious.com
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