Zangi of the Near East is murdered. The Sultan Nur ad-Din, his son, pursues the conquest of Edessa.
Bentik, first Governor General of India, was born.
Louis XVI swears his allegiance to the French constitution.
Lord Lake was captured Delhi.
Agri-Horticultural Garden of Calcutta started functioning.
The Allies land at Eupatoria on the west coast of Crimea.
Celebration of ‘Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav’ (Festival of Lord Ganesha) started.
Gandhiji declares one-year moratorium on civil disobedience in India.
Hindi declared the national language by the Constituent Assembly after a three-day debate.
Andhra Pradesh was established. Hyderabad became the capital instead of Karnul.
Pakistan Air Force bombs Calcutta and Agartala civilian airports.
US announces plan to give India $1.3 million to buy contraceptives.
Assam declared ‘disturbed area’, army launches ‘Operation Rhino’ against ULFA militants.
The government allows foreign investors to enter the Indian capital market; incentives offered.
Northern Rock Bank suffers the UK’s first bank run in 150 years.