Portuguese Catholics conquer Goa under Albuquerque, the then Governor, to serve as capital of their Asian maritime empire beginning conquest and exploitation of India by Europeans.
King Birbal, renowned wit and one amongst the ‘Navratna’ of Emperor Akbar’s Court, died in a war with Usuf Jard Kabile.
Lord Clive left India. His successors as Governors of India were J. Holwell and H. Vansittart from July 1760 to 1765. He was re-posted to India on May 3, 1765.
Gandhiji arrested at Volksrust; sentenced to 3 months.
Dalai Lama, Tibeten monk, flees from Chinese troops and takes refuge in India.
Nehru refuses to recognize China-Pakistan border pact in New Delhi.
Judge Mohammad Hidayatullah became the Chief Justice of India. He held this office till 16/12/1970.
India announces plan to penalize parents who have more than two children.
Second satellite Earth Station established at Dehradun.
Tendulkar’s first first-class 204* for Mumbai vs Australia.