1869 - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi) was born at Porbandar. He led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.
1900 - Mahendra Lal Wadhwa was born. He was a freedom fighter from the town of Muzafargarh. He was awarded the Tamrapatra in 1972.
1904 - Lal Bahadur Shastri was born in Mughalsarai, Banaras, United Province, British India. He was the second Prime Minister of India. He also held the positions of Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of External Affairs. He received Bharat Rantna.
1964 - Rajkumari Amrit Kaur was born. She was the health minister in the Indian Cabinet. She was a Gandhian, freedom fighter, and a social activist.
1999 - Rappal Sangameswaraier Krishnan died. He was a great scientist and researcher.