1997 - I. K. Gujral became the 12th Prime Minister of India.
2012 - Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon kidnapped by Maoists in the state of Chhattisgarh.
1526 - Babur won the battle of Panipat (First Battle of Panipat) defeating Ibrahim Lodi. He only had 12,000 men compared to Ibrahim Lodi's 100,000 men and 1,000 elephants.
1672 - Abdullah Qutb Shah died
1938 - Sir Muhammad Iqbal (Allama Iqbal) died. He was a philosopher, poet and politician who is widely regarded as having inspired the Pakistan Movement. He is considered one of the most important figures in Urdu literature.
2009 - Harris Sam Sahayam Lawrence died. He was the Special Officer for restructuring Educational Pattern in Tamil Nadu and as Director of School Education, he planned and implemented the All India 10+2+3 pattern of education in 1978. He was conferred the title of "Father of Vocational Education in Tamilnadu".