2006 – Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.
2009 – Internal conflict in Myanmar: The Burmese military junta and ethnic armies begin three days of violent clashes in the Kokang Special Region.
2011 – Hurricane Irene strikes the United States east coast, killing 47 and causing an estimated $15.6 billion in damage.
1925 – Jaswant Singh Neki, Indian poet and academic (d. 2015)
1931 – Sri Chinmoy, Indian-American guru and poet (d. 2007)
1972 – The Great Khali, Indian Professional Wrestler
Death/ Death Anniversary
2006 – Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)