Julian Caesar defeats the Alamanni at Strasbourg in Gaul.
“Captain” Matthew Webb becomes the first man to swim across the English Channel.
Allama Mashriqi, Muslim leader, was born.
Walt Kelly, cartoonist who created the comic strip “Pogo”, was born.
The National Park Service is established as part of the Department of the Interior.
The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing.
‘Jana Gana Mana’ to be the provisional National Anthem till Constituent Assembly made a final decision.
Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister, declares in New Delhi that India will defend Bhutan and Sikkim if attacked by China.
Allama Mashriqi, Muslim leader, passed away.
Bundelkhand University was established in Uttar Pradesh.
Zimbabwe joins the United Nations.
The Airbus A340 makes its first flight.
Mi-4 was re-equipped with the mighty Mi-35 Squadron and was renamed as 104-Helicopter Squadron.
Cabinet approved the draft of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) which was to replace the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA).