The first Continental Congress, which protested British measures and called for civil disobedience, concludes in Philadelphia.
British General Governor declared war against Nepal.
The first boat on the Erie Canal leaves Buffalo, N.Y.
Padmabhushan Vaikunthbhai Mehta, famous Gandhian leader, was born.
Gulal Bai Parekar, a14-year-old girl led a 13-girls team to hoist the national flag at Esplanade Park. A police sargeant tried to snach the flag and then kidnapped her.
Akhil Bharatiya Gramin Udyog Sangh (All India Small Scale Industries Association) was founded and inaugrated by Mahatma Gandhi.
Cholera epidemic killed 2,155 people in the third week of October at Calcutta.
Mother Teresa founded Mission of Charity in Calcutta, India.
The Village Voice was first published, backed in part by Norman Mailer.
The first New York – Paris transatlantic jet passenger service is inaugurated by Pan Am, while the first New York – London transatlantic jet passenger service is inaugurated by BOAC.
Heavy fighting flared up between India and Communist China in their three-year-old dispute over border lines in the Himalayas. Each side accused the other of initiating the fighting that began along the Tibetan border early in October.
After Chinese attack, Emergency and Defence of India Ordinance was declared for the first time in India by the President.
Neil Armstrong, the first men to land on Moon by ‘Apollo II ‘, and Edwin Aldrin came to Bombay.
Israel and Jordan sign a peace treaty.
India is re-elected to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The Government rejected the demand that Rajiv Gandhi’s name be deleted from the chargesheet in the Bofors case.