2008 – A military junta led by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz stages a coup d’état in Mauritania, overthrowing president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi.
2010 – Flash floods across a large part of Jammu and Kashmir, India, damages 71 towns and kills at least 255 people.
2011 – War in Afghanistan: A United States military helicopter is shot down, killing 30 American special forces members and a working dog, seven Afghan soldiers, and one Afghan civilian. It was the deadliest single event for the United States in the War in Afghanistan.
2012 – NASA’s Curiosity rover lands on the surface of Mars.
2015 – A suicide bomb attack kills at least 15 people at a mosque in the Saudi city of Abha.
1933 – A. G. Kripal Singh, Indian cricketer (d. 1987)
1959 – Rajendra Singh, Indian environmentalist
1970 – M. Night Shyamalan, Indian-American director, producer, and screenwriter
Death/ Death Anniversary
1925 – Surendranath Banerjee, Indian academic and politician (b. 1848)
2001 – Adhar Kumar Chatterji, Indian Naval officer (b. 1914)