East India Company declared Bengal as a seperate presidency.
Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of India, was born. To commemorate his birthday, this day is observed as ‘Children’s Day’ from 1957.
Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light
Tomáš Masaryk demands independence for Czechoslovakia
Republic of Czechoslovakia created with Tomáš Masaryk as its 1st president
Eight Language panel were started on the Rs. five denomination again. The printing colour of note was red. These languages were Urdu, Telugu, Kaithi, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Burmese and Gujarati.
BBC begins daily radio broadcasts from the 2LO transmitter at Marconi House
Nazis deprive German Jews of their citizenship
Employees’ State Insurance Corporation was inaugurated by the President.
Nehru rejects China’s proposal for a mutual withdrawal of troops from a border buffer zone.
US government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam
First European lung transplant
Yale University announces it is going co-educational
Jawaharlal Nehru University inaugurated in New Delhi.
Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16) ( now in 2017 above 23,500)
Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, who quit JD, joins BJP.
War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters takeover the capital Kabul.
“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” the 1st film adaptation of the books by J. K. Rowling, is released starring Daniel Radcliffe
Italy plunges into recession, its first since the start of 2005, after GDP contracts a steeper-than-expected 0.5% in the third quarter.
Hong Kong becomes the second Asian economy to tip into recession, its exports hit by weakening global demand.
Eurozone officially slips into recession for the first time since its creation in 1999, pushed down by recessions in Germany and Italy.