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