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