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Investigative journalist Viktoria Marinova is murdered

Marinova's body was found in a riverside park in Ruse. She had been beaten and raped before being murdered. Marinova was the third journalist killed in the European Union in less than a year, after Daphne Caruana Galizia from Malta, and Jan Kuciak and his fiancée from Slovakia.

Assassination of Anwar Sadat

Anwar Sadat, the President of Egypt, was assassinated during the annual victory parade in Cairo. The assassination was undertaken by members of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad.

Thammasat University massacre

Thai police forces and far-right paramilitaries attacked student protesters on the campus of Thammasat University and the adjacent Sanam Luang Square in Bangkok. The students were protesting against the current regime. Official sources state that 46 peole died there, however unofficial sources claim that the number of victims reached over 100.

Train carrying religious pilgrims derails in Mexico

On a Saint's Day in Mexico a train going from Catorce to Saltillo and Monterrey with about 1,600 passengers on it derailed due to the excessive speed. Four of the train's cars burst into flames. Some of the passengers who survived this tragedy found the engineer being alive and drunk.

Earthquake hits Turkmenistan

The Ashgabat earthquake had a magnitude of 7.3. Because of censorship by the Turkmen government, the event was not fully reported in the USSR's media, however the Soviet Army provided basic aid to the victims. According to memoirs of survivors, the city's infrastructure was badly damaged.