In San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 72 illegal immigrants were killed by Los Zetas and eventually found dead by Mexican authorities.
France became the world's fifth nuclear power as it exploded a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific.
The British set fire to the White House and the Capitol when they invaded Washington, DC during the War of 1812.
Job Charnock of the East India Company establishes a factory in Calcutta, an event formerly considered the founding of the city (in 2003 the Calcutta High Court ruled that the city has no birthday).
Holidays and observances
International Day Against Intolerance, Discrimination and Violence Based on Musical Preferences, Lifestyle and Dress Code