1959 – The Declaration of the Rights of the Child is adopt- ed by the United Nations.
1979 – Grand Mosque seizure: About 200 Sunni Muslims revolt in Saudi Arabia at the site of the Kaaba in Mecca dur- ing the pilgrimage and take about 6000 hostages. The Saudi government receives help from Pakistani special forces to put down the uprising.
1985 – Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.
1993 – Savings and loan crisis: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California sen- ator Alan Cranston for his “dealings” with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
1998 – A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden “a man without a sin” in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
1998 – Zarya – the first space station module component for the International Space Station was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
2003 – After the November 15 bombings, a second day of the 2003 Istanbul bombings occurs in Istanbul, Turkey, destroying the Turkish head office of HSBC Bank AS and the British consulate.
2015 – Following a hostage siege, at least 19 people are killed in Bamako, Mali.
2017 – The Georgia Dome in Atlanta is imploded.