1862 - Calcutta High Court was established under the High Courts Act, 1861.
1901 - Kalindi Charan Panigrahi was born. He was a famous Oriya poet, novelist, story writer, dramatist, and essayist. He was one of the members of the Oriya literary group Sabuja Goshthi. He received fellowship of Sahitya Academy and Padma Bhushan Award.
2002 - Mohammed Fazal was born. He was the Governor of Maharashtra from 2002 to 2004. He was also Governor of Goa.
1757 - Mirza Muhammad Sirajuddaulah was executed by Mohammad Ali Beg under orders from Mir Miran, son of Mir Jafar in Namak Haram Deorhi. Sirajuddaulah was the last independent Nawab of Bengal. The end of his reign marked the start of British East India Company rule over Bengal.