2348 BC: Biblical scholars said this day would be the day of Great Deluge.
1844: Karl Benz, the renowned car engineer and the pioneering founder of automobile maker Mercedes Benz was born.
1863: The Battle of Missionary Ridge was fought as part of the Chattanooga Campaign of the American Civil War.
1914: German Field Marshal Fredrich von Hindenburg calls off the Lodz offensive, about 40 miles from Warsaw, Poland.
1921: Hirohito becomes Japan's regent. 1923: Transatlantic broadcasting from England to America begins.
1930: Earthquake in Shizouka, Japan, kills 187 people.
1948: National Cadet Corps is established.
1951: A truce line between UN troops and North Korea is mapped at the peace talks in Panmunjom, Korea.
1956: Lal Bahadur Shastri resigns as railway minister after the Ariyalur rail accident in Tamil Nadu, killing over 150 people.
1963: The body of assassinated American president John F Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
1964: Eleven nations contribute $3 billion together to rescue the value of the British currency.
1984: Maharashtra's first chief minister Yashwantrao B. Chavhan passes away.
1987: Typhoon Nina hits the Philippines, 1,030 people killed.
1992: Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia votes to divide the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
1999: Gandhian social worker Baba Amte is chosen for the Gandhi Peace Prize.
2000: The governments of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu agree on a "unified command'' for the STF operations against sandalwood smuggler Veerappan.
2008: Cyclone Nisha hits Sri Lanka.
2014: Katthak danseuse Sitara Devi passes away in Mumbai.