On this day:

1804 Napoleon Bonaparte is appointed Emperor of the French

1918 Dutch Indian Volksraad installed in Batavia

1974 India becomes the sixth nation to explode an atomic bomb

1980 Mount St. Helens erupts

Born on this day:

1933 Deve Gowda, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1996-97), born in Haradanahalli, Kingdom of Mysore