Property Tax was passed.
East India Company’s Navy eastablished.
Queen Saibai, wife of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, died.
Mir Kasim lost To Britishers near Rajmahal in battle of Udaynala.
Sir Charles Metkaf, Governor General of East India Company, died.
Harriot E. Wilson’s Our Nig, is published, the first U.S. novel by an African American woman.
The first shipment of cattle leaves Abilene, Kansas, on a Union Pacific train headed to Chicago.
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975), panentheist, great renaissance philosopher, eminent writer, free India’s first vice-president and second president, was born at Tiruttani near Madras.
Ratanji Jamshetji Tata, famous Indian industrialist and social reformer, died.
Germany launches its first V-2 missile at Paris, France.
Wealth Tax Bill passed in Rajya Sabha.
Dr. Radhakrishnan’s birthday declared as Teachers Day.
Voyager 1 space probe launched.
Earl of Mountbatten’s funeral held in Burma.
Shanbagh, Vandana Rao, Shiny and Usha sets record in the women’s category for 4x400m race in 3.31.55 seconds at Rome .
The country goes without newspapers on this day as the entire newspaper industry had protested against the Defamation Bill.
Rajya Sabha approves the Prasar Bharati Bill rejecting by voice vote three motions moved by the Congress(I) to refer the Bill to a joint select committee.
Trishul and Akash test fired from Chandipore.