On this day:

1800: The British Indian Government establishes the Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of the subcontinent

1806: Vellore Mutiny, the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company, takes place

1913: Death Valley, U.S experiences the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth of 56.7 degree celsius

1962: Telstar, the world’s first communication satellite is launched in space

Born on this day:

1856: Nikola Tesla, Serbian/American physicist, engineer

1949: Sunil Gavaskar, cricketer

1972: Sundar Pichai, Indian American tech executive, head of Google and Alphabet, born in Madurai

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