The New York Times published an investigation declaring Guantanamo Bay Prison as the most costly prison in the world.
Personal information of Ecuador's entire population (16.6 million) became available online on an unsecured cloud server in Miami.
Nature magazine announced that more than 3 million people die yearly from air pollution.
Barbra Streisand's album 'Partners' was released, featuring duets with many hugely famous male artists.
The movie 'Drive,' based on James Sallis’s novel, was released in the US.
Steve Jobs was named interim CEO of Apple Computers.
Arnold Schwarzenegger gained US citizenship.
Rolling Stone Magazine featured the Hulk on the front cover.
The Metropolitan Opera House opened to a full house in New York City.
Pakistan established its national space agency, the SUPARCO.
The Wall Street bombing took place in Manhattan, New York City.
The General Motors Corporation was founded.
The first American college outside of the USA was founded in Istanbul, Turkey.
The village of Shawmut in Massachusetts adopted the name Boston.
Owain Glyndŵr was declared Prince of Wales by his followers.