World Scout Scarf Day
2004 – A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 others in Asunción, Paraguay.
2007 – The I-35W Mississippi River bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 145.
2008 – The Beijing–Tianjin Intercity Railway begins operation as the fastest commuter rail system in the world.
2008 – Eleven mountaineers from international expeditions died on K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth in the worst single accident in the history of K2 mountaineering.
2017 – A suicide attack on a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan kills 20 people.
1932 – Meena Kumari, Indian actress (d. 1972)
1992 – Mrunal Thakur, Indian actress
Death/ Death Anniversary
1920 – Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian lawyer and journalist (b. 1856)
2008 – Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1916)