On this day:

1489 Christopher Columbus proposes his idea to discover a western route to India to Spanish monarch, Isabella I.

1960 India’s Bombay state split into Gujarat & Maharashtra states

1978 Naomi Uemura becomes of the first person to reach the North Pole alone

Born on this day:

1913 Balraj Sahni, Indian actor, born in Rawalpindi, Punjab 

Gone on this day:

1873 David Livingstone, Scottish missionary, explorer