• 1512 : Michelangelo's painting on the Sistine Chapel ceiling is exhibited for the first time.
  • 1765 : The Stamp Act goes into effect in the British colonies.
  • 1805 : Napoleon Bonaparte invades Austria during the War of the Third Coalition.
  • 1956 : The Indian states Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Mysore are formally created under the States Reorganisation Act; Kanyakumari district is joined to Tamil Nadu from Kerala.
  • 1973 : The Indian state of Mysore is renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu.
  • 2000 : Chhattisgarh officially becomes the 26th state of India, formed from sixteen districts of eastern Madhya Pradesh.


  • 1945 : Narendra Dabholkar, Indian author and activist, founded Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (Death : 2013)