On this day:
1930: Indian revolutionaries battle British troops in the Jalalabad hills near Chittagong, Bengal province.
1945: Adolf Hitler admits defeat
1977: Optical fiber is used for telephone transmissions for the first time
Born on this day:
1724: Immanuel Kant, Russian/German philosopher
Gone on this day:
2013: Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian Carnatic violinist and composer