Shivaji Bhonsle I (1627/1630 – April 03, 1680) was an Indian warrior-king and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan. Shivaji carved out an enclave from the declining Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur that formed the genesis of the Maratha Empire. In 1674, he was formally crowned as the chhatrapati (emperor) of his realm at Raigad.

Merle Oberon (born Estelle Merle O’Brien Thompson; 19 February 1911 – 23 November 1979) was a Eurasian actress who began her film career in British films as Anne Boleyn in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933). After her success in The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934), she travelled to the United States to make films for Samuel Goldwyn.

Kasinadhuni Viswanath (born 19 February 1930) is an Indian audiographer turned director, screenwriter and character actor known for his works in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi cinema. He is a recipient of five National Film Awards, six state Nandi Awards, ten Filmfare Awards South, and a Bollywood Filmfare Award.

Sonu Walia (born 19 February 1964) is a Bollywood actress, winner of Miss India pageant and model. In 1989, she earned a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in film Khoon Bhari Maang (1988). A psychology graduate and a student of journalism, Walia took up modelling before she entered the Miss India contest.

Dileesh Pothan is an Indian film actor and director, who works in Malayalam cinema.Pothan began his career as an assistant director to the 2010 film 9 KK Road. He served as an assistant director under Aashiq Abu, assisting in five of Aashiq’s films. He made his acting debut as a movie director in one scene in Aashiq Abu’s 2011 film Salt N’ Pepper.

Noteworthy Moments

In 1818 Bapu Gokhle, last General of Maratha kingdom, passed away.

In 1891 Amrita Bazaar Patrika became a daily newspaper.

In 1902 Pandit Lallu Ram appointed as Hindi Professor at Fort William College, Calcutta.

In 1915 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, social reformer, political leader and freedom fighter, passed away.

In 1949 Mass arrests of communists in India.

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