Great fire in Bombay.
Dominican Republic gained independence from Haiti.
Lord Dalhousie captured Jhansi under the East India Company.
Chandrashekhar Azad of Hindustan Republican Army shot himself to avoid British police arrest at Alfred Park, Allahabad.
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German Reichstag building in Berlin was destroyed by fire.
The 22nd Amendment to the United State’s Constitution was ratified, limiting the US President to two terms.
G. V. Mavlankar, first speaker of Lok Sabha, passed away.
UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar recieved the Jawaharlal Nehru award for International Understanding.
Kuwait was liberated in the Gulf War.
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Rupee made fully convertible in Manmohan Singh’s third successive budget.
In the Jain hawala case, non bailable warrants of arrest issued against 10 politicians including BJP leader L.K. Advani, former Dy. PM Devi Lal and former Union Ministers.
Manmohan Singh presents the vote-on-account as part of the interim budget in Lok Sabha for 1996-97 with a Rs. 5000 crore deficit.
Union Budget presented. Fiscal deficit cut to 4.4 per cent.
Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped down as president of Yemen after months of protests.