1905 – A Deadly Earthquake rocked the towns of Kangra, McLeodganj and Dharamshala and claimed as many as 20,000 lives. Measuring 7.8 on the Moment Magnitude Scale, around 1,00,000 buildings were destroyed and around 53,000 livestock were reported to be lost. It was estimated that the total cost of recovering from the earthquake’s effects was 2.9 million rupees at that time.

kangra eartquake

1907 – The Indian Mathematical Society (IMS) was founded by V. Ramaswamy Aiyer with B. Hanumantha Rao as its first president. Having is headquarters in Pune, it is the oldest and largest Mathematical organization in India. Initially it was known as The Analytic Club which later got changed to Indian Mathematical Club finally settling to the IMS. This organization aims at promoting Mathematical Study and Research in India.

bapu nadkarni

1933 – Rameshchandra Gangaram¬† Nadkarni, popularly known as Bapu Nadkarni was born. He is known to be the Cricket’s one of the most economic bowler ever. With the bowling figures of 32-24-23-0 at Kanpur followed by 34-24-24-1 at Delhi, he overall gave only 1.67 runs per over in his Test career. Bapu is perhaps best known for his bowling against England in the Madras Test in 1964 where he holds a third position record of bowling 21 successive maidens with figures 32-27-5-0.