1990 – Japan launches Hiten, the country’s first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union’s Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.
2003 – The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
2009 – Cyclone Klaus makes landfall near Bordeaux, France, causing 26 deaths as well as extensive disruptions to public transport and power supplies.
2011 – At least 35 are killed and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport.
1945 – Subhash Ghai, Indian director, producer and screenwriter
1935 – Shivabalayogi, Indian religious leader (d. 1994)
Death/ Death Anniversary
1966 – Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist and academic (b. 1909)