1774: Postal service started in India
Warren Hastings—then-governor general of British India—opened the postal service to the public and the first General Post Office was established in Calcutta.
1870: First African-American casts vote
Thomas Mundy Peterson of New Jersey became the first African-American voter to cast his ballot.
1889: Eiffel Tower inaugurated
The Eiffel Tower was officially inaugurated in Paris to mark the centenary of the French Revolution.
1959: Dalai Lama reaches India’s border
Tibetan religious leader Dalai Lama and his 20 disciples reach India’s border after fleeing Lhasa on foot via the Khenziman Pass.
1990: BR Ambedkar’s Bharat Ratna
Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.