On this day:

1939 The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Subhash Chandra Bose

1913 The first Indian full-length feature film, Raja Harishchandra, is premiered 

2019 Cyclone Fani strikes Odisha State causing one of the biggest human evacuations of 1.2 million in India in a day

Born on this day:

1469 Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian historian, philosopher

1897 V. K. Krishna Menon, Minister of Defense (1957-62), born in Tellicherry

Gone on this day:

1969 Zakir Husain, 3rd President of India (1967-69) and scholar


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