1674 - Badshahi Mosque was built by Aurangzeb. It is one of many congregational mosques built with red sandstone.
1866 - The Allahabad High Court (then Agra High Court) was established.
2011 - A senior journalist of English tabloid Mid-Day, was shot dead in broad daylight by four unidentified bike-borne persons in suburban Powai.
1897 - Ram Prasad Bismil was born. He was a freedom fighter who participated in Mainpuri Conspiracy and the Kakori conspiracy against British Empire. He was a patriotic poet and wrote in Hindi and Urdu using the pen names Ram, Agyat and Bismil.
1962 - Chhabi Biswas died in Kolkata at the age of 61. He was a famous Bengali character actor, primarily known for his performances in Tapan Sinha's Kabuliwala and Satyajit Ray's films Jalshaghar.