On this day:

1955 West Germany regains full sovereignty after World War II

1955 Indian parliament accepts Hindu divorce

Born on this day:

1479 Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru, born in Amritsar, Punjab, India

1818 Karl Marx, German philosopher

1861 Motilal Nehru, Indian lawyer and freedom fighter, born in Agra

Gone on this day:

1821 Napoleon, Corsican/French military officer, political leader

1901 Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Parsi entrepreneur and founder of the first textile mills in India