On this day:

1846 The saxophone is patented by Belgian musician Adolphe Sax

1894 The Natal Legislature plans to introduce the Indian Franchise Bill, South Africa

1967 Israel annexes East Jerusalem

Born on this day:

1712 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher, polymath

1787 Harry Smith, English military commander and leader of British-Indian forces in Battle of Aliwal

1921 P.V. Narasimha Rao, Prime Minister of India (1991-96), born in Warangal District

Gone on this day:

1972 Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, Indian scientist and applied statistician. His birthdate is celebrated annually as “National Statistics Day”


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