Savoy Germany withdraws from the Grand Alliance.
Elphinston, historian and administrator of Mumbai province, was born.
Napoleon Bonaparte imposes a new constitution on Holland.
Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre is published in London.
Nanasaheb Peshwa, a revolutionary of first mutiny, died.
Indian Penal Code was notified. However, it was implemented from 1st January 1862.
The first independent film processing laboratory, Atmanand Laboratory, was set up by Narayanrao alias Dhanjibhai K. Desai at Bombay.
First Indian Cinematograph Enquiry Committee, under the chairmanship of Diwan Bahadur T. Rangachariar, was appointed by the Government.
Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation stone of National Defence Academy in Kharakvasla near Pune.
Nehru declared the National Health Scheme for the entire country.
P.T. Usha sets record for 400m (Women) in 51.61 seconds at Canberra .
Fiji becomes a republic independent of the British Commonwealth.
International Commodity Exchange Division of the India Pepper and Spice Trade Association in Kochi opened.
I. K. Gujral, PM, begins visit to South Africa, which was the first ever by an Indian Prime Minister.