On this day:

1492 Martin Behaim presents the world’s first globe

1818 Maratha Wars between British and Maratha Confederacy in India ends

1973 The world’s first supersonic airliner Tupolev Tu-144 crashes

Born on this day:

1895 Kavalam Madhava Panikkar, Indian diplomat 

Gone on this day:

1924 Franz Kafka, Czech/German writer

2016 Muhammad Ali, American boxer