Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain
The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomas de Aquino, was established on Hispaniola.
Jahangir, Mughal emperor, weak from asthma and no food, died at Bhimghar near Kashmir. He was buried at Shahdara (Lahore) on the banks of the Ravi.
The first railroad in Spain – between Barcelona and Mataró – was opened.
Yashwantrao Holkar, a diplomat of Peshwa kingdom, died.
Swami Vivekanand Sister Nivedita, great freedom fighter, revolutionary and politician, was born at Dunganon in Ireland.
Gandhiji reaches London. Lives on vegatarian diet. Takes lessons in dancing and music for a short time, thinking they are necessary parts of a gentleman’s equipment.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, founded at Howard University, incorporates
First US coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game
Benito Mussolini took control of the government of Italy.
Gandhiji leaves for Calcutta. Riots break out in Bihar.
Sheikh Mohammad Abdulla invited to form an interim government in J&K.
US pledges to rush arms to India.
Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)
Underground Metro Train Compartments were tested on trial basis at Calcutta.
NASA launches RCA-E
Karnataka government withdraws order allowing nine private organisations to start capitation fee for engineering colleges.
Cabinet permits RBI to issue rupee notes of 1000 denomination.
Gold import placed under Open General Licence.
Insurance Bill is introduced amid protest in the Lok Sabha.
NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.