Micheal Madhusudan Dutta, Bengali poet and dramatist, was born in Sagardari village of Jessore district.
Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers & Indians.
Brahmo Samaj of modernisation and fraternity amongst religions Nababidhan Keshab Chandra Sen introduced.
Gandhi reaches agreement with South African Union govt. on treatment of Indian nationals at South Africa.
Captain P.K. Sahgal, freedom fighter who attended Indian Military Academy course at Dehradun, was born at Hoshiarpur.
Mehdi Baqer, great educationist, was born at Faizabad in UP.
Rammanohar Vishnunarayan Tripathi, great social worker and political leader of Maharashtra, was born.
French India Peoples' Convention, Pondicherry, passed a resolution for complete merger of the French India with the Dominion of India. - G. V. Mavlankar was elected the first Speaker of the Indian Parliament.
The post of the Governor General of India was abolished.
Manabendranath Roy, famous leader of socialist revolution, passed away at Dehradun.
Kashmir becomes Indian state.
Himachal Pradesh High Court was established at Shimla for Himachal Pradesh Territory.
Himachal Pradesh becomes a full-fledged 18th Indian Union state.
Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut during India vs New Zealand at Auckland.
Awards regarding Public Honour were re-started by Goverment of India; Mother Teresa was honoured by Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, etc.
Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Acharya Vinobha Bhave (Posthumous) (1895-1982).
Telugu Desam swept to power in Andhra Pradesh.
Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Dr. Marudu Gopalan Ramachandran, MGR (Posthumous) (1917-1987).
Congress-I ministry headed by S. C. Jamir assumes office in Nagaland.
Motilal Vora sworn in as CM of Madhya Pradesh.
Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata (1904-1993).
Swaran Singh and Vajpayee awarded 'Padma Vibhushan'.
Mine fire at Asansol India, kills 55.
India and South Africa sign three pacts to forge special ties.
Dr. R. Chidambaram, nuclear scientist, among the 14 distinguished personalities chosen for Padma Vibhushan. Sachin Tendulkar and Ruskin Bond get Padma Shri.
The Centre begins the process of privatising the country's domestic carrier, Indian Airlines, and also approves the sale of majority equity in Modern Foods India Limited.
The Government awards Padma Vibhushan to R.K. Narayan, Dr.M.S. Gill; Padma Bhushan for Rajnikant and Padmashri for A.R. Rehman.