On this day:

1755: Commodore William James captures the private fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India 1792 The Mint Act of 1792 established the Dollar as U.S. currency

1970: Meghalaya becomes autonomous state

Born on this day:

1781: Bhagwan Swaminarayan, Indian yogi and religious leader, born in Chhapaiya, Uttar Pradesh

Gone on this day:

1852: Theodor Althaus, writer