Saint Gora Kumbhar, an intense devotee of the deity Vitthal at Pandharpur, took Samadhi in Ter village in Osmanabad Zilla, near Latur.
Gerard George Clifford, head of East-Indian Company, passed away at the age of 75.
Swami Dayanand Saraswati established the Arya Samaj at Bombay and in 1877 in Lahore.
C.Y. Chintamani, renowned journalist, was born.
Amiya Chakravarty, educationist, was born at Serampore in West Bengal.
Miss Mercia Sherwood, an English teacher, was assaulted by a mob in Amritsar. Brig. General. R.E.H. Dyer had given instructions to beat her.
Police raid the headquarters of the Indian National Congress, Bombay.
Balasaheb Vikhe Patil, who worked in the region of Sahkar and Education, was born.
Vasudevaru Kesavaru (K.V. Manalikkera), famous writer and poet, was born at Madras.
Shridhar Vyanktesh Ketkar, creator of Maharashtra Gyankosh and Sociologist, passed away.
India and Vietnam affirm the Panchsheel.
Mahatma Gandhi Road Bridge at Patna started by Indira Gandhi.
Indian National Satellite (INSAT-1A) launched. First operational multi-purpose communication and meteorology satellite procured from U.S.A.(Cape Canaveral).
Student hijackers of IA plane overpowered in Lucknow.
Morarji Ranchhodji Desai, first non-Congress Prime Minister of India (1977-79) and Chief Minister of Bombay, passed away at the age of 99. He was awarded with Bharat Ratna.
Delhi High Court bans the import of toxic waste in India.
The marketing of Salman Rushdie's novel 'The Moor's Last Sigh' in India was cleared by the Central govt.
Announcement of UP's 70th new district to be re-named after Jyotiba Phule.
Kerala becomes the first state to have public telephones in all its villages, accessible over STD/ISD from any part of the world.
Bill Gates, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft, announces Rs. 2.5 crore aid to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Gandhi Institute of Computer Education and Information Technology, Mumbai.
Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai (87), patriarch of Malayalam fiction, died at his ancestral village at Sankaramangalam in Thakazhi village.