On this day:

1858 Government of India transferred from East India Company to the British Crown

1870 World’s first underground railway opened under River Thames, London

1958 The Arab Federation of Jordan and Iraq, is dissolved

Born on this day:

1820 John Tyndall, British physicist

1861 Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray, Bengali chemist and founder of Bengal Chemicals And Pharmaceuticals, born in Khulna

Gone on this day:

1922 Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish/American engineer, invented the Telephone