British officer captain Bruce conquered Gwalior fort under Major Popham after defeating Sindhiya.
Maithili Sharan Gupta, first man of modern Hindi poetry and literature, writer, patriot and social worker, was born at Chirgaon village near Jhansi.
Sriprakash, freedom fighter, prolific writer and member of the AICC, was born at Varanasi.
Udayshankar Bhatt, modern Hindi dramatist, poet and novelist, was born.
Nana Patil, great revolutionary, was born.
Uma Datt Sraswat, famous writer, was born at Biswan in U.P.
Jai Prakash, educationist, was born at Jaunpur.
Vyanktesh Bapuji Ketkar, famous astrologist and researcher, died.
Apoorva Kumar Sengupta, cricketer (1959 Test - India vs WI, without distinction), was born in Lucknow.
Shetkari Kamgar Party was established at Devachi Alandi.
Atomic Energy Department established.
Devdas Gandhi, son of Rashtrapita Mahatma Gandhiji and noted journalist, passed away.
Gopal Sharma, great Indian cricket off-spinner (2 Tests 1984-85), was born in Kanpur.
Rasiklal Das, great revolutionary, died.
Chonira Beliappa Muthamma, first women career diplomat, appointed ambassador to Hungary.
Bomb attack at Madras airport claims 32 lives.
Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service goes to Baba Amte.
About 280 kgs of gold ornaments valued at $15 million, which had been deposited in the Portuguese bank in Goa by its natives, flown back to India.
Bill to regulate cable TV introduced in Rajya Sabha.
Government assures Lok Sabha that it will revive the proposal for a multi-member election commission.
The first successful heart transplant operation was performed at the All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, by a team of doctors led by Prof. P. Venugopal (25-2-96).
Enron Power Project scrapped by Maharashtra government.
Leander Paes wins a bronze (tennis) at Atlanta, bringing India an Olympic medal after a gap of 16 years.
Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes win the doubles title in the Canadian Maurier Super Nine Doubles Open tennis championships held in Montreal.
India's most sophisticated medium range surface-to-air missile ''Akash'' was test-fired from the interim test range at Chandipur-on-sea.
35 persons were killed as Govind Towers at Bandra in Mumbai collapsed.