Michelangelo’s 13-foot marble statue of David is unveiled in Florence, Italy.
Spanish explorers found St. Augustine, Florida, the first permanent European settlement in what is now the United States
The Dutch colony of New Amsterdam surrenders to the British fleet that sails into its harbor. Five years later, the British change the name to New York.
Lord Edward Alanbaro, Governor General of India (1842 to 1844), was born.
A French column surrenders at Sidi Brahim in the Algerian War.
Lokmanya Tilak charged in anti-national activity case.
Saint Shri Gajanan Maharaj died.
Margaret Gorman of Washington, D.C., is named the first Miss America.
Germany is admitted into the League of Nations.
Asha Bhosle, famous playback singer, was born.
There was little time to celebrate independence in India and Pakistan as large parts of the dominions were paralyzed with fear. Mobs ran wild as Muslims and Hindus battled to death and turned streets into rivers of blood.
The office of Controller of Military Accounts (Pensions) was re-designated as CDA(P), Allahabad.
The Copyright bill was signed during the first world convention by 35 nations including India at Geneva.
President Dwight Eisenhower dedicates NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Feroz Gandhi, a prominent member of the Lok Sabha,died in New Delhi.
Vijay Singh Chauhan sets record for decathlon by 7378/7306 points at Munich.
Mother Teresa re-elected head of Missionaries of Charity.
English chosen as the official language of Dravidian University which was set up at Kuppam (Andhra Pradesh) jointly by the southern states.