On this day:

1954 The world’s first nuclear power plant at Obninsk, Russia, is activated

1991 Yugoslav troops invade Slovenia leading to the ten day war and Slovenia’s Declaration of Independence

Born on this day:

1838 Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, author of Anandamath, born in Naihati, Bengal Presidency

1911 V. K. Narayana Menon, Indian classical dance scholar, born in Kerala

Gone on this day:

1839 Ranjit Singh, founder of the Sikh Empire

2008 Sam Manekshaw, Indian Field Marshal 


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