On this day:

1851 The world’s first chess tournament is held in London

1937 The Golden Gate Bridge is opened

2017 In Bangalore, India, white puffy toxic foam begins spilling out of Varthur Lake onto city streets

Born on this day:

1923 Henry Kissinger, German/American politician, Nobel Prize laureate

Gone on this day:

1919 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian social reformer from Andhra Pradesh

1964 Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of India (1947-64) dies of an assumed heart attack at 74