1716 – Legendary Sikh military leader Banda Singh Bahadur dies 

1732 - James Oglethorpe received a charter from Britain's King George II to found the colony of Georgia.

1752 - French forces surrender 

1870 - author Charles Dickens died at God's Hill Place, England.

1900 - Freedom fighter Birsa Munda passed away

1934 - Donald Duck Anniversary

1957 - Four Austrian climbers become the first to summit Broad Peak.

1964 - Lal Bahadur Shastri becomes the second Prime Minister of India

1967 - Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria 

1983-Britain's Conservatives, led by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, won a decisive election victory.

1986 - NASA publishes a report on the Challenger accident.