On this day:

1811 Venezuela declares independence from Spain

1975 Cape Verde gains independence from Portugal

1996 World’s first live cloned mammal, Dolly the sheep, is born

Born on this day

1995 P.V. (Pusarla Venkata) Sindhu, first Indian woman to win a silver medal in badminton, born in Hyderabad

Gone on this day:

Inayat Khan, founder of the Sufi Order in the West (especially London) in 1914