In a landmark battle of the Hundred Years’ War, English Prince Edward defeats the French at Poitiers.
Guru Ramdasji died. His son Arjun Dev succeeded him and changed the offerings to the Guru into a regular tax.
Guru Govind Singh died.
The first hot-air balloon is sent aloft in Versailles, France with animal passengers including a sheep, rooster and a duck.
Charles de Barentin becomes lord chancellor of France.
The first railway to span a frontier is completed between Strasbourg and Basel, in Europe.
New Zealand becomes the first nation to grant women the right to vote.
Boyi Bhimanna, great Hindi writer, poet and prolific author, was born at Mamidikuduru in AP.
Moscow announces it will withdrawal soldiers from Korea by the end of the year.
U. N. Assembly rejects Indian-Soviet proposal to admit Communist China in New York.
First underground nuclear test takes place in Nevada.
Sindhu River water-sharing settement was signed between India and Pakistan.
Jawaharlal Nehru was devastated when China began attacks on India’s northern frontier leading to Indo-China War.
Government extends ultimatum to India to dismantle forts within four days in China.
Rajeev Goswami, a student of Delhi University, attempts to self immolate himself in protest against the implementation of Mandal Commission Report.
Planning Commission announces 8th Five-Year Plan proposals with a total outlay of Rs. 610,000 crore.
Lok Sabha passes unanimously the Places of Worship Special Provisions Bill for maintaining the status quo of religious places as on 1947.
India Development Forum pledges $7b. to India.
Karnam Malleswari becomes the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal (bronze) at the Sydney Olympics.