2012 – President Mohamed Nasheed of the Republic of Maldives resigns, after 23 days of anti-governmental protests calling for the release of Chief Judge unlawfully arrested by the military.
2013 – The U.S. state of Mississippi officially certifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was formally ratified by Mississippi in 1995.
2014 – Scientists announce that the Happisburgh footprints in Norfolk, England, date back to more than 800,000 years ago, making them the oldest known hominid footprints outside Africa.
2016 – North Korea launches Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4 into outer space violating multiple UN treaties and prompting condemnation from around the world.
1500 – João de Castro, viceroy of Portuguese India (d. 1548)
1908 – Manmath Nath Gupta, Indian journalist and author (d. 2000)
1964 – Ashok Banker, Indian journalist, author, and screenwriter
Death/ Death Anniversary
2017 – Richard Hatch, American actor (b. 1945)
2017 – Hans Rosling, Swedish academic (b. 1948)
2017 – Tzvetan Todorov, Bulgarian philosopher (b. 1939)
2019 – John Dingell, American politician (b. 1926)
2019 – Albert Finney, English actor (b. 1936)
2019 – Jan Olszewski, Polish politician, 3rd Prime Minister (b. 1930)
2019 – Frank Robinson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1935)