British East India Company and New East India company merged.
Robert Lord Clive founded the British empire in India.
Congress votes to create a U.S. army.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in Madras.
Mormon leader Brigham Young is named the first governor of the Utah Territory.
Labour MP James Keir Hardie accuses UK of running India ‘like the Czar runs Russia’.
German cruiser Emden shells Madras.
Japanese vessel ‘Kamagata Maru’ reached Baj Baj near Calcutta from Vancouver carrying Indian revolutionaries.
A five-day work week is established for General Motors workers.
Germany and the Soviet Union reach an agreement on the division of Poland.
The British police shot Matangini Hazra, a 72-year old woman of Tamluk town in Midnapur district, when she was leading the flag at Tamluk in August movement procession.
Michelle Bachelet, first woman president of Chile (2006-10).
Arati Saha successfully swam the English Channel. She was the first Asian lady to achieve the feat.
Canada launches its first satellite, Alouette 1.
Union Carbide India Ltd in Bombay was commissioned Reclamation Plant Sewage Water of India for commercial use.
Oman joins the Arab League.
India and Bangladesh signed settlement for distributing Ganga river water.
John Paul II becomes the first pope ever to visit Ireland.
Delhi-Srinagar Indian Airlines Boeing 737 flight was diverted to Lahore, Pakistan by five Khalistan activists of the Dal Khalsa International. On board there were 117 passengers out of which 66 were freed on arrival in Lahore.
Nobel Peace Prize for U.N. Peace-Keeping Forces.
The YF-22, later named F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.
Ustad Yunus Hussain Khan, famous singer of ‘Agra Gharana’, passed away.
National Human Rights Commission set up.
Cable Television Regulation Ordinance issued.
ISRO successfully launches its largest sounding rocket, Rohini (RH-560 mk, 11 total payload, 127 kg).