Babur Shah, Mughal Emperior, defeated Afghan Nawab Nasrat Shah, king of Bengal, on the banks of the Gand and the Ghaghra river.
Mian Tansen, famous singer of Akbar’s court, died at Gwalior.
Chatrapati Rajaram Maharaj was crowned.
Nanda Kumar, king of Calcutta, was arrested.
Motilal Gangadhar Nehru, great Indian lawyer, political leader and social reformer, was born at Agra.
Edward VII, King of Great Britain and Emperor of India, died suddenly of pneumonia at Buckingham Palace tonight. He ruled Britain for nine years. Power passed immediately to his son George, the Prince of Wales, who will rule as King George V. The 68-year-old monarch’s sudden death threw his country into a state of shock. Edward had apparently caught a cold during a visit the past weekend to the wet grounds of his estate at Sandringham.
Edward VII passed away at London.
Chhatrapati Rajarshi Shahu, great revolutionary, freedom fighter and social reformer of Kolhapur, passed away at Bombay. He was 48.
Mahatma Gandhi was released unconditionally from his last imprisonment from Aga Khan Palace at Pune.
India rejected the Security Council’s plan for UN supervision over plebiscite in Kashmir.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad re-elected the President of India “”Rashtrapati”” after the first Presidential election held under the Indian constitution.
Maria Montessori, pioneer in mordern education, who spent almost 10 years in India, died in Noordwijk aan Zee. The principles and techiques advocated by her are also applied to the education of handicapped children and adult education.
Dr. Zakir Hussain was elected as the President of India.
India refuted allegations that it had meddled in Pakistan’s civil war.
In a ceremony presided over by England’s Queen Elizabeth II and French President Francois Mitterand, a rail tunnel under the English Channel was officially opened, connecting Britain and the European mainland for the first time since the Ice Age.
Benoy Krishna Chowdhury (89), veteran freedom fighter and prominent CPI(M) leader, died at a Government Hospital in Calcutta.