2007 – One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.
2007 – Security guards working for Blackwater Worldwide shoot and kill 17 Iraqis in Nisour Square, Baghdad.
2013 – A gunman kills twelve people at the Washington Navy Yard.
2014 – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant launches its Kobani offensive against Syrian–Kurdish forces.
1916 – M. S. Subbulakshmi, an Indian Carnatic vocalist (d. 2004)
1954 – Sanjoy Bandopadhyay, Indian sitar player and composer
Death/ Death Anniversary
1932 – Ronald Ross, Indian-English physician and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1857)
1955 – Leo Amery, Indian-English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1873)
2017 – Arjan Singh, Marshal of the Indian Air Force (b. 1919)