2011 - Land Acquisition Bill, which provides for enhanced compensation to land owners and other benefits, was approved by Union Cabinet.
2011 - India and Bangladesh sign a pact to end their 40-year border demarcation dispute.
1888 - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born in a village near to Thiruttani, Madras Province. He was the first Vice President of India and the second President of India. Radhakrishan was awarded the Bharat Ratna. His birthday is celebrated in India as Teachers' Day on 5 September.
1659 - Maharaj Shivaji’s first wife Saibai passed away in fort Rajgad.