Large pieces of plastic polystyrene were found in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.
The Indian Space Research Organization's Mars Orbiter Mission probe reached Mars' orbit after 298 days.
China banned all literature from Japan or by Japanese authors.
The American biographical drama movie 'The Social Network' was released at the New York Film Festival.
The American Sitcom, 'The Big Bang Theory', premiered on CBS.
American rock band 'Nirvana' released their second album called Nevermind.
Paul McCartney released his song 'No More Lonely Nights.'
Theatrical 'Oh! Calcutta!' opened at the Edison Theatre in New York City.
KFC opened its first franchise in Salt Lake City, Utah, US.
Almost 50,000 Jews were transported to Israel, known as Operation Magic Carpet.
Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong's flagship airline, was founded.
The Sultan of Brunei rewarded British adventurer James Brooke by granting him control of Sarawak.
The United States Congress passed the Judiciary Act.
Explorer Christopher Columbus set sail on his second voyage with a larger fleet of 17 ships.