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  • 1991 – The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution that led the way for the establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation in Yugoslavia.
  • 1992 – In Venezuela, rebel forces tried but failed to overthrow President Carlos Andres Perez for the second time in ten months.
  • 2008 – The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) was taken out of service after more than 30 years. The ship was launched on September 20, 1967.
  • 2009 – Nevsky Express bombing: A bomb explodes on the Nevsky Express train between Moscow and Saint Petersburg, derailing it and causing 28 deaths and 96 injuries.
  • 2015 – United States: An active shooter inside a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado, shoots at least four police officers. One officer later dies. Two civilians were also killed, and six injured. The shooter later surrendered.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Bruno Alves, Portuguese footballer
  • 1981 – Ryan Jimmo, Canadian mixed martial artist (d. 2016)
  • 1981 – Matthew Taylor, English footballer
  • 1982 – David Bellion, French footballer
  • 1982 – Aleksandr Kerzhakov, Russian footballer
  • 1982 – Tommy Robinson, English activist, co-founded the English Defence League
  • 1983 – Professor Green, English rapper
  • 1983 – Donta Smith, American-Venezuelan basketball player
  • 1984 – Izumi Kitta, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1984 – Domata Peko, American football player
  • 1984 – Leslie Dewan, an American entrepreneur
  • 1985 – Park Soo-jin, South Korean singer
  • 1985 – Alison Pill, Canadian actress
  • 1985 – Thilo Versick, German footballer
  • 1986 – Suresh Kumar Raina, Indian cricketer
  • 1986 – Steven Silva, American-Filipino footballer
  • 1986 – Xavi Torres, Spanish footballer
  • 1986 – Oritsé Williams, English singer-songwriter, producer, and dancer
  • 1989 – Michael Floyd, American football player
  • 1989 – Freddie Sears, English footballer
  • 1990 – Josh Dubovie, English singer
  • 1992 – Ala Boratyn, Polish singer-songwriter
  • 1992 – Park Chanyeol, South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and model
  • 1995 – Suliasi Vunivalu, Fijian rugby league player
  • 1996 – Mike Williams, Dutch DJ and record producer
  • 1996 – Andy Truong, Australian fashion designer