Khidr Khan Syed, Governor of Lahore, replaced Daulat Khan Lodi on Delhi’s throne.
On this day in 1754, a 22-year-old lieutenant colonel of the Virginia militia named George Washington successfully defeated a party of French and Indian scouts in southwest Pennsylvania as Virginia attempts to lay claim to the territory for its own settlers. The action snowballed into a world war and began the military career of the first American commander in chief.
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar “Veer”, great freedom fighter, social reformer, politician and writer, was born at Bhagur village near Nasik.
Bagal Bhai Madhavrao Khanderao, freedom fighter, author and painter, was born.
Shantanu L. Kirloskar, great industrialist, was born at Sholapur (Maharashtra).
Nandamuri Tarak Ramarao, film star, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and founder of Telgu Desam Party, was born. He acted in many films including ‘Patal Bhairavi’.
Bhagwaticharan Vohra, great revolutionary freedom fighter, died near the banks of Ravi river during a bomb testing.
Bhagwaticharan, great revolutionary, passed away.
On this day in 1961, the British newspaper The London Observer publishes British lawyer Peter Benenson’s article “The Forgotten Prisoners” on its front page, launching the Appeal for Amnesty 1961–a campaign calling for the release of all people imprisoned in various parts of the world because of the peaceful expression of their beliefs.
Estimated 22,000 died in cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India).
A slow-moving funeral cortege containing the body of Jawaharlal Nehru inched through the streets of New Delhi today. A million and a half Indians lined the route to pay final respects to their beloved leader.
B. S. Chawla was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 21-02-1973.
Bhagwan Gopinathji died. He was a great devotee of Shiva and Shakti and took intense “Sadhana”. His disciples and devotees set up an ashram at Kharyar in Srinagar.
All India Trade Union Congress was divided.
Edward VIII, King of Great Britain/N Ireland/emperor (India 1936), passed away at the age of 77.
The kiss came to the Hindi screen in ‘Love Sublime,’ and was seen as a sign of what the govt. called greater ‘creative freedom,’ after Indira Gandhi’s authoritarian rule at Bombay.
The first Cultural Exchange Programme was signed between India and China.
Kerala diocese of Marathakavalli was the first Christian priest in India.
Indo-US naval exercises began.
India took retaliatory measures against Australia for its unilateral action.