Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 2 months and 1 day
- AZF chemical plant explodes in Toulouse, France, killing 29 people
- Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly.
- University of Roorkee, becomes India's 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee