On this day:

1782 British-French sea battle at Negapatam, off India

1964 Malawi gains its independence from Britain

1892 Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain

2006 The Nathula Pass between India and China re-opens for trade after 44 years after Sino-Indian war

Born on this day:

1907 Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter

Gone on this day:

1893 Guy de Maupassant, French writer

2002 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (b. 1932) of stroke