Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded in Delhi by Aurangzeb for his refusal to embrace him.
Shahu Chattrapati, the grandson of Shivaji, died.
East India Company captured Orrisa state.
S. Kasturiranga Iyengar, the owner of Hindu newspaper, was born.
Baichung Bhutia, the Indian Football player, was born in Gangtok, Sikkim.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, first deputy Prime Minister of independent India also known as the ‘Iron Man’ and Bharat Ratna awardee, died.
BJP Governments of Sunderlal Patwa (MP), Shanta Kumar (HP) and Bhairon Singh Shekhawat (Rajasthan) dismissed.