- Doha Round: The World Trade Organization ends a four-day ministerial conference in Doha, Qatar
US President George W. Bush orders that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve be filled to capacity over the next few years
- War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.
- Margaret "Peggy" Mount, British actress (Oliver!, Panic in the Parlor), dies following a stroke at 86
- Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer and author (Mozart biography), dies at 87