On this day:

1775: The American Revolutionary War begins

1971 The Soviet Union launches the world’s first manned space station

1975: India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR

Born on this day:

1897: Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist, born in India

1957: Mukesh Ambani, Indian businessman and chairman of Reliance Industries, born in Aden, Yemen

Gone on this day:

1882: Charles Darwin, English scientist, theorist