Anti-war protests organized by Act Now to Stop War and End Racism and Code Pink break out in cities across the United States following the killing of Qasem Soleimani. Demonstrations are also held in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
The Canadian province of British Columbia begins a postal ballot to determine whether to maintain the current first-past-the-post voting system or switch to a form of proportional representation for their provincial elections.
Scientists announce the finding of microfossils up to almost 4.3 billion years old, within rocks from the Hudson Bay shoreline in northern Quebec, Canada, that may represent the oldest-known evidence of life on Earth.
Kathleen Wynne is elected as the leader of the ruling Ontario Liberal Party and will become the first female Premier of the Canadian province of Ontario and the first openly gay premier in Canadian history.
Pakistan International Airlines Flight 782 departing from Toronto, Canada, for Karachi, Pakistan, carrying 273 passengers lands at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, Sweden, due to a bomb threat. A man is taken into custody by the Swedish National Task Force and then released.