On this day:

1947 The Diary of Anne Frank is published

1950 The Korean War begins as North Korea invades South Korea

1967 The world’s first live global satellite TV program, BBC’s “Our World” is aired

Born on this day:

1900 Louis Mountbatten, British naval officer and statesman, last Viceroy of India (1947), born in Windsor, EnglandĀ 

1903 George Orwell, British author of Animal Farm was born in Motihari, British India

1931 V.P. Singh, 7th Prime Minister of India (1989-90), born in Allahabad