Pedro Alvaris, Portugese businessman, reached Calicut and established the first European factory in India.
King Francis of France defeats the Swiss army under Cardinal Matthaus Schiner at Marignano, northern Italy.
Pope Paul III closes the first session of the Council of Bologna.
The Constitutional Convention authorizes the first federal election resolving that electors in all the states will be appointed on January 7, 1789.
Milton Hershey, founder of the famous candy company, was born.
Alain Locke, writer and first African-American Rhodes scholar, was born.
Mama Parmanand, one of the founders of ‘Prarthana Samaj’, passed away.
Jamshedji Bomanji H. Wadia, director and producer, was born. His first film was ‘Toofan Mail’ (1932).
Iran demands the withdrawal of Allied forces.
An unmanned Mercury capsule is orbited and recovered by NASA in a test.
Pakistanis bomb Bombay.
An attempt to hijack a Coimbatore-Bangalore-Madras Indian Airlines flight IC 534 to Sri Lanka.
Union government decides to form a National Human Rights Commission.
Lok Pal Bill introduced in Lok Sabha.
Grieving India lays to rest Mother Teresa in state funeral in Calcutta in which pomp and splendour is combined with religious rites.
Central Government withdraws the ban on use of non-iodised salt despite protests from the medical community and several state governments.