British troops defeated Hyder Ali’s progress. He was checked by Eyree Coote after the battle of Porto Novo and becamed subdued.
Daily newspaper ‘Mumbai Samachar’ was published.
For the first time in Asia, Postal Stamp for the general public was issued by Sindh Province in Karachi.
In south, the first line was opened by the Madras Railway Company. It ran between Veyasarpandy and Walajah Road (Arcot), a distance of 63 miles.
Calcutta High Court was established for West Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This Court has a Circuit Bench at Port Blair.
Post Card of one paisa was started in India by the Post and Telegraph Department.
Madanlal Dhingra, revolutionary, assassinated Sir William Curzon Wyllie, a prominent Anglo-Indian, at the Imperial Institute in London.
Chandrashekhar, former Prime Minister of India, was born.
Independence of India Bill passed.
British Parliament passes the India Independence Act and fixes August 15 for the transfer of power.
Olympic Games opened at Helsinki.
Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian women astronaut (STS 87), was born in Karnal.
Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, great leader, veteran nationalist, politician, professor, physician and architect, passed away.
Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) was established.
Meerut University was established.
Asia’s biggest nuclear research lab started in New Delhi.
Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India, declared a 20-point economic programme.
MGR inaugurates Tamil Nadu’s noon meal programme for poor children.
Ravishankar Maharaj, freedom fighter and national leader of the country, died at the age of 101.
Yashvantrao Chavan Open University was established.
Rupee devalued by 8.5%.
Central Railway started special train for ladies in Mumbai.
Major changes in Exim policy-farming and repacking included under the definition of ‘manufacturer’.
Prime Minister inaugurated India’s first Science City in Calcutta.
Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme 97 (VDIS) comes into effect.
The Rashtriya Janata Party (RJP) of Shankersinh Waghela merges with Congress(I).
Two leaders of Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) are detained under National Security Act (NSA).