Mumbai was handed over to East India Company by King of England.
England signs treaty with Nizam of Hyderabad, India.
The Prussian army crushes the French at Sedan, the last battle of the Franco-Prussian War.
The first Labor Day is observed in New York City by the Carpenters and Joiners Union.
Kashinath Tryambak Telang, first Maharashtrian Chief Justice of Mumbai High Court, died.
By an act of Congress, Labor Day is declared a national holiday.
Father Kamil Bulke was born. He produced a handy English to Hindi dictionary.
Bulgaria declares war on Romania as the First World War expands.
An earthquake levels the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama, killing 300,000.
Rasbihari Bose established the Indian National Army.
Indian Standard Time was adopted.
Mahatma Gandhi undertakes a fast for unity among Hindus and Muslims. He breaks the fast after 73 hours when peace is restored.
Life Insurance Corporation of India was established and all Life Insurance Business Companies were nationalised and merged in this corporation.
Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory.
Shivaji University was established in Kolhapur.
US spacecraft Pioneer 11 makes the first-ever flyby of Saturn.
Yasser Arafat chosen for the 1988 Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding.
Leaded petrol is banned in Delhi.
The Congress(I) President, Ms. Sonia Gandhi, launches a broadside against the Vajpayee Government on handling of Kargil issue.