1995 – Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returned to Earth after setting a record for 438 days in space.
1997 – Tara Lipinski, at 14 years and 10 months, became the youngest women’s world figure skating champion.
2002 – The U.S. Postal Rate Commission approved a request for a postal rate increase of first-class stamps from 34 cents to 37 cents by June 30. It was the first time a postal rate case was resolved through a settlement between various groups. The groups included the U.S. Postal Service, postal employees, mailer groups and competitors.
2002 – A collection of letters and cards sent by Princess Diana of Wales sold for $33,000. The letters and cards were written to a former housekeeper at Diana’s teenage home.
2004 – Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist group Hamas, two bodyguards, and nine civilian bystanders are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force Hellfire missiles.
2006 – Three Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the murder of their colleague from the U.S., Tom Fox.
2013 – At least 37 people are killed and 200 are injured after a fire destroys a camp containing Burmese refugees near Ban Mae, Thailand.
2016 – Three suicide bombers kill 32 people and injure 316 in the 2016 Brussels bombings at the airport and at the Maelbeek/Maalbeek metro station.
2017 – A terrorist attack in London near the Houses of Parliament leaves four people dead and at least 20 injured.
2019 – Robert S. Mueller III delivers his report on the Russian government’s influence on the election of Donald Trump in the 2016 United States presidential election.
2019 – Two buses crashes in Kitampo, a town north of Ghana’s capital Accra killing at least 50 people.
2020 – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces the country’s largest ever self-imposed curfew, to fight the spread of COVID-19
Celebration Birthday Today
1981 – Arne Gabius, German runner
1982 – Piá, Brazilian footballer
1982 – Enrico Gasparotto, Italian cyclist
1982 – Michael Janyk, Canadian skier
1984 – Piotr Trochowski, German footballer
1985 – Mayola Biboko, Belgian footballer
1985 – Jakob Fuglsang, Danish cyclist
1985 – Mike Jenkins, American football player
1985 – Justin Masterson, American baseball player
1985 – Kelli Waite, Australian swimmer
1986 – David Choi, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1986 – Dexter Fowler, American baseball player
1987 – Ike Davis, American baseball player
1987 – Jairo Mora Sandoval, Costa Rican environmentalist (d. 2013)