On this day:
1838: The Times of India was founded as a bi-weekly as the Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce in Bombay. It is now the world’s largest English-language daily.
1978: Dominica gains independence from Britain
Born on this day:
1933: Amartya Sen, Indian economist, Nobel Prize laureate
Gone on this day:
1957: Wilhelm Reich, Austrian/American psychotherapist