On this day:

1917 Third Battle of Ypres, a part of WWI, begins

1991 US and USSR sign Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

Born on this day:

1880 Munshi Premchand [Dhanpat Rai], Indian author, born in Lamhi, Benares

1912 Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate

Gone on this day:

1980 Mohd. Rafi, Indian playback singer

1944 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer

2019 V. G. Siddhartha, Indian coffee entrepreneur (Café Coffee Day)