On this day in history, the 1st representative of the East India landed in Surat for purposes of trade. The East India Company gained a footing in India in 1612 after, Mughal ruler Jahangir gave the Company rights to build a factory and trading port in Surat.
Shivaram Rajguru played a major part in the assassination of a British police officer, J. P. Saunders, at Lahore in 1928, to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai who had died a fortnight after being hit by police while on a march protesting the Simon Commission.
Did you know, On this day in history, Thomas Edison patented his first movie camera, called the kinetograph. He called the invention a 'Kinetoscope', using the Greek words 'kineto' meaning 'movement' and 'scopos' meaning to watch.