1751 - British troops under Robert Clive occupied Arcot, India
ref: Charles McFarlane, Our Empire in India.
1928 - Nehru report published in India; demands dominion status in British Empire.
1930 SGPC demanded that Congress flag must have Sikh colour.
1979 M. Hidayatullah, consensus choice of political parties, appointed as Vice-President of India (1979 - 1984).
1993 - Pranab Mukherjee rejoined the Union cabinet as Commerce Minister.
1995 Beant Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab was killed in a powerful bomb blast. A dozen security personnel were killed and 30 others injured
1997 - Lok Sabha sat for about 22 hours for a special golden jubilee session debating issues of national importance.
1919 - Amrita Pritam, Punjabi poet, novelist and Gyanpeeth award winner .
1925 - Raut Benudhar, great poet and Hindi writer. was born at Kenojhar in Orissa.
1962 - Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju - 2009 Lok Sabha Member
1969 - Javagal Srinath, cricketer (Indian right-arm pace bowler since 1991). Was born in Mysore.