The Thomas Fire starts near Santa Paula in California. It eventually becomes the largest wildfire in modern California history (at that time) after burning 440 square miles (281,893 acres; 114,078 ha) in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
A firebomb is thrown into a restaurant in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing 17 people.
Islamic insurgents kill three state police at a traffic circle before taking an empty school and a "press house" in Grozny. Ten state forces die with 28 injured in gun battles ending with ten insurgents killed.
Six black youths assault a white teenager in Jena, Louisiana.
Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protest for democracy and call on the government to allow universal and equal suffrage.