1561: Akbar
defeats Baz Bahadur 

Akbar’s army attacked Malwa and defeated Baz Bahadur in the battle of Sarangpur.

1807: Second-
biggest asteroid discovered

German astronomer Wilhelm Olbers discovered the minor planet 4 Vesta, the second-largest body in the asteroid belt.

1857: Mangal
Pandey’s mutiny

Sepoy Mangal Pandey of the 34th Regiment famously mutinied against the East India Company, triggering the Revolt of 1857.

1867: Dominion
of Canada created

The British North America Act 1867 united the colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick as the Dominion of Canada.

Credit: Canadian Museum of History

1974: Terracotta
army discovered

Farmers drilling a well near China’s Xi’an discovered a chamber with 8,000 life-size terracotta soldiers and horses in the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.