The climate change rally led by activist Greta Thunberg saw millions of protesters worldwide standing up for urgent action.
An African American man, Keith Lamont Scott, was shot dead by police on Old Concord Road, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Grand Theft Auto V smashed records after topping $1 billion in sales.
The US military policy 'don't ask, don't tell' came to an end.
Neversoft's Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 was released for the PlayStation.
NASA's 50th space shuttle mission, STS-47, landed safely at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
South Ossetia declared its independence from Georgia.
The first Whole Foods store opened in Austin, Texas, US.
Heavy metal artist Ozzy Osbourne released his first solo album, "Blizzard of Ozz."
A gasoline-powered car was tested in Springfield, Massachusetts, for the first time in the US.
Britain and France defeated Russia during the Battle of Alma, which was the first battle of the Crimean War.
Maryland passed its first anti-amalgamation law.
Spanish navigator Ferdinand Magellan and crew set off aboard the Victoria on their adventure around the globe.
The Siege of Jerusalem began and lasted for 12 days.