1602 - United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms.
1739 - Nadir Shah occupies Delhi and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
1925 - George Nathaniel Curzon was died. He was a British Conservative statesman who was Viceroy of India. The Curzon Line was named after him.
2008 - Sobhan Babu (Uppu Sobhana Chalapathi Rao) was died in Chennai at the age of 71. He is one of the top Telugu film heroes. He received Rashtrapathi Award for Best Classical Film Actor/Hero, five Nandi Awards for Best Actor, and four Filmfare Awards for Best Actor - Telugu.