On this day:

1631 Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth

1885 The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York

1928 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic

1944 Iceland becomes a republic

Born on this day:

1973 Leander Paes, Indian tennis player, born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Gone on this day:

1839 Lord William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, Governor-General of India 1828-1835