1990 – The U.N. Security Council voted to authorize military action if Iraq did not withdraw its troops from Kuwait and release all foreign hostages by January 15, 1991.
1991 – 17 people were killed in a 164-vehicle wreck during a dust storm near Coalinga, CA, on Interstate 5.
1992 – Dennis Byrd (New York Jets) was paralyzed after a neck injury in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
1994 – The U.S. House passed the revised General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
1994 – Fighter jets attacked the capital of Chechnya and its airport only hours after Russian President Boris Yeltsin demanded the breakaway republic end its civil war.
1996 – A U.N. court sentenced Bosnian Serb army soldier Drazen Erdemovic to 10 years in prison for his role in the massacre of 1,200 Muslims. The sentence was the first international war crimes sentence since World War II.
1998 – Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected legalizing heroin and other narcotics.
2004 – The French government announced plans to build the Louvre II in northern France. The 236,808 square foot museum was the planned home for 500-600 works from the Louvre’s reserves.
2004 – Godzilla received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2008 – In China, construction on the Shanghai Tower began.
Celebrating Birthday Today
1981 – Fawad Khan, Pakistani actor, model and singer
1983 – Tanner Glass, Canadian ice hockey player
1983 – Jennifer Oeser, German heptathlete
1983 – Aylin Tezel, German actress
1984 – Ji Hyun-woo, South Korean actor and guitarist