On this day:

1783 The Montgolfier brothers demonstrate the first hot air balloon

1917 The first Pulitzer Prize is awarded

1989 Poland holds the first free elections after World War II

Born on this day:

1902 Richard Allen, Indian field hockey goaltender (Olympic gold 1928), born in Nagpur

1936 Nutan Bahl, Indian actress, born in Bombay, British India

Gone on this day:

2019 Jiggs Kalra, Indian food writer “Czar of Indian cuisine”, dies at 72