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.
The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched.