"Quantum of Solace" 22nd James Bond film starring Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko, premieres in London
10th century Archimedes Palimpsest, featuring lost works of Archimedes, made freely available on the web, 10 years after bought by unknown tech figure
- Delta Air Lines merges with Northwest Airlines, creating the world's largest airline and reducing the number of US legacy carriers to 5.
- World Series Baseball: Philadelphia beats Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3 in Game 5 at Citizens Bank Park for Phillies second title in their 126-year history; MVP: Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels
- Mike Baker, American singer Shadow Gallery (b. 1963)
Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes