1681 : Shivaji's son Sambhaji's coronation took place at Raigarh fort.
1769 : The first organised horse-racing took place at Akra near Calcutta.
1901 : The great scholar Mahadeo Govind Ranade died.
1938 : The famous Bengali novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay died.
1955 : Kharakvasla Defence Academy was officially opened.
1966 : Sadhu T.L. Vaswani expired.
1989 : Prem Nazir (originally Abdul Khadar), holding the world record in appearing in lead role of more than 600 films, expired.
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