2003 – Hurricane Claudette gathers strength over the Gulf of Mexico and heads for the Texas coast, killing two people.
2013 – The dedication of statue of Rachel Carson, a sculpture named for the environmentalist, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
2015 – NASA’s New Horizons probe performs the first flyby of Pluto, and thus completes the initial survey of the Solar System.
2016 – A terrorist vehicular attack in Nice, France kills 86 civilians and injures over 400 others.
1893 – Garimella Satyanarayana, Indian poet and author (d. 1952)
1920 – Shankarrao Chavan, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Finance (d. 2004)
Death/ Death Anniversary
1936 – Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Indian-American author and scholar (b. 1890)
1975 – Madan Mohan, Iraqi-Indian composer and conductor (b. 1924)