1565 : In thde great battle of Tellikota, the prosperous Hindu kingdom of Vijaynagar was extinguished.
1897 : Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born in Cuttack.
1920 : Air transport and airmail services started.
1965 : Durgapur Alloy Steel Plant was commissioned.
1966 : Indira Gandhi became the third Prime Minister of India.
1976 : The lost city of Kapilavastu of Gautam Buddha was found after excavation.
1977 : Janata Paty was formed by combining several political parties for fighting general elections against Congress led by Indira Gandhi.
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