1993 – Mongolia held its first direct presidential elections.
1993 – Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat wins the first presidential election in Mongolia.
1994 – China Northwest Airlines Flight 2303 crashes near Xi’an, China, killing all 160 people on board.
2002 – Eastern Mediterranean event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at ten meters in diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
2004 – Tamil is established as a “classical language” by the President of India, Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.
2005 – In Gonzales v. Raich, the United States Supreme Court upholds a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana.
2005 – The United States Supreme Court ruled that federal authorities could prosecute sick people who smoke marijuana on doctor’s orders. The ruling concluded that state medical marijuana laws did not protect uses from the federal ban on the drug.
Celebrating Birthday Today
1981 – Luke Burt, Australian rugby league player
1982 – Marian Oprea, Romanian triple jumper
1983 – Michael Krohn-Dehli, Danish footballer
1983 – Dennis Roady, American YouTube personality
1983 – Joe Rokocoko, Fijian-New Zealand rugby player
1985 – Drew Galloway, Scottish wrestler
1985 – Martyn Irvine, Northern Irish cyclist
1985 – Sebastian Larsson, Swedish footballer
1985 – Nikolay Varbanov, Bulgarian basketball player
1986 – Junichi Tazawa, Japanese-American baseball player
1987 – Niklas Hjalmarsson, Swedish ice hockey player
1987 – Rory Kostjasyn, Australian-Irish rugby league player
1987 – Rubin Okotie, Austrian footballer
1988 – Maria Alyokhina, Russian singer and activist
1988 – Ryan Brathwaite, Barbadian hurdler
1988 – Israel Dagg, New Zealand rugby player
1989 – Paula Brancati, Canadian actress
1989 – Darcy Lussick, Australian rugby league player
1989 – Paweł Wojciechowski, Polish pole vaulter
1990 – Raisa Andriana, Indonesian singer and actress
1990 – Ryan Higa, American comedian, YouTube personality and actor
1990 – Vid Belec, Slovenian footballer
1990 – Anthony Rendon, American baseball player
1992 – DeAndre Hopkins, American football player
1992 – Hyuna, South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and model