1906 - The All India Muslim League was founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India.
1943 - Subhas Chandra Bose raised the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.
1996 - A passenger train was bombed by Bodo separatists in Assam killing 26.
1879 - Spiritual master Ramana Maharshi (Venkataraman Iyer) was born in Tiruchuzhi, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The ashram that grew around him, Sri Ramana Ashram, is located at Tiruvannamalai.
1971 - Vikram Sarabhai (Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai) was died at Halcyon Castle in Thiruvananthapuram at age 52. He was a physicist. He is considered to be the father of the Indian space program. He received Padma Bhushan in 1966 and Padma Vibhushan (posthumously) in 1972.
1973 - Chitturu Nagayya (Vuppaladadiyam Nagayya) died at the age of 69. He was a actor, composer, director, producer, writer and playback singer of Telugu film industry. He also acted in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi films. He was awarded Padmashri.