1897 - At the The Battle of Saragarhi, Twenty-one Sikhs of the 36th Sikh of the Sikh Regiment of British India defended an army post against 10,000 Afghan and Orakzai tribesmen. The battle occured in the North-West Frontier Province Afghanistan, now a part of Pakistan.
2011 - Supreme Court declines to pass any order on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's alleged inaction to contain riots in 2002 and leaves it to the trial court to decide course of action against him on basis of SIT report.
1928 - M.V. Rajasekharan was born. He is Member of the Legislative Council of Karnataka. He was formerly the Minister of state for Planning, Government of India.