1913 - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners march in South Africa.
2000 - Jyoti Basu's term as the Chief Minister of West Bengal ends. He served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1977 to 2000, making him the longest-serving Chief Minister of any state of India.
1999 - C. R. Kesavan Vaidyar died in Irinjalakuda. He was an industrialist, social worker and a Ayurvedic Vaidyar. He was follower of Sree Narayana Guru. The famous "Chandrika" ayurvedic soap was his idea. He started manufacturing the soap from Irinjalakuda.