World Suicide Prevention Day
2007 – Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.
2008 – The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history, is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.
2017 – Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Cudjoe Key, Florida as a Category 4, after causing catastrophic damage throughout the Caribbean. Irma resulted in 134 deaths and $64.76 billion (2017 USD) in damage.
1872 – Ranjitsinhji, Indian cricketer (d. 1933)
1887 – Govind Ballabh Pant, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (d. 1961)
1895 – Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Indian poet and author (d. 1976)
1912 – Basappa Danappa Jatti, Indian lawyer and politician, 5th Vice President of India (d. 2002)
1989 – Manish Pandey, Indian cricketer
Death/ Death Anniversary
1915 – Bagha Jatin, Indian philosopher and author (b. 1879 )
1923 – Sukumar Ray, Indian poet and playwright (b. 1887)
2000 – Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Indian-Pakistani journalist and author (b. 1921)