Rumi, famous Muslim Sufi poet, was born.
Aurangzeb acquired the famous Golconda fort near Hyderabad from the Qutub Shahi Sultan Tana Shah due to the treachery of his General Panni.
Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute is performed for the first time in Vienna
Ram Dhari Singh Dinkar, famous Hindi novelist, was born.
Italy declares war on Turkey over control of Tripoli.
Bulgaria pulls out of World War I.
The Berlin Airlift is officially halted after 277,264 flights.
The first atomic-powered submarine, the Nautilus, was commissioned in Groton, Connecticut.
NATO nations agree to arm and admit West Germany.
The USSR openly louded Indian view on Kashmir issue. This was against Pakistan’s motives.
Pakistani troops shell into the Indian zone of Kashmir.
Pakistan Commando soldiers release 66 hostages in Lahore from five Khalistan hijackers and activists of the Dal Khalsa International.
INS Shalki, India’s first indigenously built submarine, launched in Bombay.
Laurie Baker wins Rs. 25 lakh UN World Habitat award.
Centre gives its consent to Tamil Nadu government’s decision to rename Madras as Chennai.
24th Stock Exchange of India set up at Trivandrum.
India successfully test-fired its multi-target surface-to-air missile ‘Akash’.