Eratosthenes estimated the circumference of Earth using two sticks.
James I, King of England (1603-1625), was born.
Nadirshaha passed away.
Mexican Emperor Maximilian was executed.
The National Archives and Records Administration was established.
People of Chandernagar, the French Indian Settlement, decided to merge with the Indian Union.
Kuwait regained complete independence from Britain.
Shiv Sena was established.
APPLE, India’s first experimental geo-stationary telecommunication satellite having experimental communication satellite,was successfully launched by European Ariane, Kourou, French Guiana. This was the first to be stabilized on 3 axes.
NDC approved approach paper to the Eighth Plan.
In an unprecedented move, UP Speaker Dhani Ram Verma adjourned the two-day special session called to prove Mayavati Government’s majority in the House. Later, the House gathers, rejected the sine die adjournment and unanimously elected B.R. Verma (BSP) as new presiding officer to conduct the business of the House.
India and US officially launched Indo-US Commercial Alliance during US Trade Secretary’s visit.
Indian Prime Minister and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, spoke for first time on restored hotline, to reiterate their committment to comprehensive dialogue, including Kashmir.