According Events in History

2014 Event - Somalia and North Korea tie for the most corrupt country in the world according to this year's ranking on the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index

2014 Event - According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the net worth of the 300 richest people in the world collectively increased by $524 billion; the group has an aggregate net worth of $3.7 trillion

2013 Event - According to files published in 'NRC Handelsblad', the U.S. has conducted surveillance on the Netherlands since 1946

2013 Event - According to a new study, breast milk boosts brain development by 30% compared to babies who are fed formula

2013 Event - According to a report released by the U.S. Treasury Department, in June 2012 Japan surpassed China as the leading foreign holder of U.S. Treasury securities

2012 Event - According to the United Nations World Meterological Organisation, greenhouse gases reached record levels in 2011

2012 Event - According to the U.S. Hurricane Center, Hurricane Bud has formed off of the Pacific Ocean's coast of Mexico, and has reached category two strength

2012 Event - According to Israel's military chief, the country is preparing for a increase of Syrian refugees into Golan Heights

2011 Event - According to the U.S. Census, 1 in 2 people are considered low-income or poor

2011 Event - According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 2010 greenhouse gas levels are higher than a worst case scenario set by climate experts in 2007

2011 Event - According to the U.N. Population Division, the world population has reached seven billion people

2011 Event - According to Moody's, Ireland's debt rating has been reduced to 'junk' status

2011 Event - According to a new study, the number of adults in the world with diabetes has doubled since 1980

2011 Event - According to Bloomberg, Italian company Prada SpA is planning an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

2011 Event - According to the UN, 2 million adolescents in the world live with HIV; 86 per cent of them live in sub-Saharan Africa

2011 Event - According to the WHO, leading causes of death in the world include chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes

2011 Event - According to the Catholic Church on the island, Cuba plans free to two more dissidents

2011 Event - According to Clarence House, Prince William and his bride-to-be, Kate Middleton, will be married by the Archbishop of Canterbury

2010 Event - According to China, a report submitted to the U.N. Security Council on violation of the Darfur weapons embargo is ridden with flaws and vaguely worded

2010 Event - According to Fudan University's survey results, 72.6% of Shanghai residents attended the Shanghai Expo; an average of 2.31 visits per resident

2010 Event - According to Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the United States, relations between the U.S. and Israel are the worst in 35 years

1993 Event - End of world, according to Ukrainian sect White Brotherhood

1981 Event - According to South Africa, Ciskei gains independence Not recognized as an independent country outside South Africa

1942 Birthday - John Irving, born in New Hampshire, short-story writer, wrote World According to Garp

1931 Birthday - Jackie Mason, born in Wisconsin, comedian, World According to Me, Chicken Soup

1911 Birthday - Hume Cronyn, born in London, Ontario, actor, World According to Garp, Cocoon

1892 Event - Phileas Fogg completes around world trip, according to Verne

1889 Event - 1st International Workers Day, according to 2nd International

1888 Birthday - Tarzan, of the Apes, according to Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel

1829 Event - Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to Joseph Smith

1823 Event - Moroni 1st appears to Joseph Smith, according to Smith

1659 Event - Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Defoe)

1302 Event - Romeo and Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare

632 Death - Mohammed, prophet of Islam (Koran), dies (according to tradition)

461 Death - St. Patrick, patron St. of Ireland, dies in Saul (according to legend)

33 Death - Christ, crucified (according to astronomer Humphreys and Waddington)

31 Event - 1st Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus

30 Death - Christ, crucified, according to astronomer Schaefer, dies

1 Event - 1st Christmas, according to calendar-maker Dionysus Exiguus