On this day:

1311: General Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India

1929: First non-stop England to India flight takes-off

1990 The Hubble Space Telescope is launched into Earth orbit

Born on this day:

1929: Rajkumar, Indian actor and singer in Kannada cinema and cultural icon, born in Gajanur, Madras

1973: Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer

Gone on this day:

1900: George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll and Secretary of State for India (1868-74)

1960: Max von Laue, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate