1995 Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 38th consecutive save
1995 Actor Larry Hagman receives a liver transplant
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1996Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'
2000 A Gulf Air Airbus A320 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.
2000 Nicaragua becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. This essentially deprecated the Buenos Aires Convention treaty, because as of this date, all members of the BA Convention were also signatories to Berne.
2003 9th World Championships in Athletics open at Saint-Denis, France
2005 Hurricane Katrina forms over the Bahamas, later becoming a category 5 hurricane
2005 TANS Peru Flight 204 crashes near Pucallpa, Peru, killing 41.
2006 Natascha Kampusch, who was abducted at the age of 10, managed to escape from her captor Wolfgang Priklopil, after 8 years of captivity.
2009 12th World Championships in Athletics close at Berlin, Germany
2010 Manila hostage crisis, which occurred at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, where a dismissed police officer took hostage a tour bus full of Chinese nationals.
2011 5.8 earthquake occurrs in Mineral, Virginia felt as far north as Ontario and as far south as Atlanta, Georgia
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2011 Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi is overthrown after the National Transitional Council forces take control of Bab al-Azizia compound during the 2011 Libyan Civil War.
2012 Four people are killed and 28 injured in a hot air ballooning accident in Slovenia
2012 At least 30 are killed as a result of monsoon rain in Rajasthan, India
2013 50 people are killed in mosque bombings in Tripoli, Lebanon
2013 26 people are killed and 55 are injured by a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
2013 UN inspectors are stopped by Syrian government from investigating a reported site of a chemical massacre
2015 English Indycar driver Justin Wilson suffers a head injury during a race crash at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania
2015 Destruction by IS of the 1st century AD temple of Baalshamin in ancient ruins of Palmyra confirmed by Syrian officals
2015 12 year old boy trips and rips 17th-century painting "Flowers" by Paolo Porpora worth $1.5m at exhibition in Taiwan