On this day:

1751: British troops under Sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot, India

1957: Federation of Malaya, now Malaysia, Gains Independence from Britain

1991: Uzbekistan declares its independence from the Soviet Union

1998: North Korea Announces the Launch of its First Satellite

Born on this day:

1569: Jahangir, 4th Mughal Emperor of India (1605-27), born in Fatehpur Sikri, Mughal Empire

1870: Maria Montessori, Italian physician, educator

Gone on this day:

1985: Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian biologist, Nobel Prize laureate

1919: Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author, born in Gujranwala, Pakistan

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