Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 9 months and 6 days
- A stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims
- French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.
- The foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany declare that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have reached a dead end and recommend that Iran be referred to the United Nations Security Council.
- Turkey releases Mehmet Ali Ağca from jail after he served 25 years for shooting Pope John Paul II