Five different terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, Somalia, Kuwait, and Syria occurred on what was dubbed Bloody Friday by international media. Upwards of 750 people were either killed or injured in these uncoordinated attacks.
Riots in China's Xinjiang region kill at least 36 people and injure 21 others.
Gunmen ambush Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who escapes unharmed.
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) leader Yasser Arafat returns to Gaza after 27 years of exile.
India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh.
42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia Tenn.
Nelson Mandela and 51 others infringe South Africa curfew.
United Nations Charter signed by 50 nations in San Francisco.
Lithuanian fascists massacre 2,300 Jews in Kovno.
Lightning hits gunpowder warehouse in Luxembourg; 230 die.