Don Francis-Di-Almeda of Portugal arrived at Cochin as Viceroy of India.
Jesuit father and first Englishman S.J.Thomas Stephens arrived at Goa in a Portuguese ship. He settled here and died in 1619.
Jahangir became the fourth Emperor of Mughal Empire at Agra.
The signing of the Treaty of Westphalia ends the German Thirty Years’ War.
Kalyan and Bhiwandi came under the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
Viceroy Lord Rippan (1880-1884) was born.
First official telegraph line was opened between Calcutta and Daimond Harbour spanning 33.8 km.
Veer Narayan Singh, freedom fighter, was arrested by the British Government at Sambalpur for distributing grains from the warehouse to the people. He was sent to jail at Raipur.
The first comic strip appears in the Sunday color supplement of the New York Journal called the ‘Yellow Kid.’
Lalchand Hirachand, famous industialist, was born.
Black Thursday–the first day of the stock market crash which began the Great Depression.
Mahatma Gandhi quits Indian Indian National Congress in struggle over tactics.
The Fair Labor Standards Act becomes law, establishing the 40-hour work week.
Selection of the Dassault Ouragan fighter from France at this time reflected the decision to initiate diversification of supply sources. The first four of over 100 Ouragans, or ‘Toofanis’ as they were to become known in the IAF, reached Palam Airport from France and this type re-equipped Nos.8, 3 and 4 Squadrons in that order.
Yom Kippur War ends.
Bounded labour system was abolished by Ordinance.
First Metro Train (Underground Train) in India started between Esplanade and Bhowanipore in Calcutta city.
Narmada, World Bank sets time to correct defects.
Kerala bans ragging in educational institutions by an ordinance.
Many stock exchanges worldwide suffer the steepest declines in their histories; the day becomes known as “Bloody Friday.”