On this day:

2001: Dennis Tito becomes the first space tourist in history

2018: Indian government announces electricity has now reached every Indian village

Born on this day:

1795: Charles Sturt, English explorer (Australia), born in Bengal, British India

1908: Oskar Schindler, Czech/German businessman

Gone on this day:

1945: Benito Mussolini, Italian politician, Dictator of Italy

1992: Francis Bacon, Irish painter