1875 – Edward James Corbett or better known as ‘Jim’ corbett, famous hunter especially of man-eating tigers was born. Corbett was respected by people in villages of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand for killing man-eating tigers and leopards and was seen as a savior. He later turned into conservationist, photographer and authored many books on his adventures in India. Corbett also played a key role in persuading the Government to create a national reserve to protect the Royal Bengal Tiger, an endangered specie. The reserve was renamed as Jim Corbett National Park in his honour after he passed away in 1957.
1929 – 14th Speaker of the Lok Sabha,Somnath Chatterjee was born. As a speaker when he moved into the official residence, he paid for tea and toiletries without troubling the national exchequer. On his visits to other countries also, he managed the expenses of family members if they accompanied. He was declared an ‘Outstanding Parliamentarian’ in 1996.
1977 – Dr.Neelam Sanjeev Reddy was sworn in as the 6th President of India.Relinquished Office in 1982.
1982 – Giani Zail Singh was sworn in as the 7th President of India.Relinquished Office in 1987.
1987 – Ramaswamy Venkataraman was sworn in as the 8th President of India. Relinquished Office in 1992.
1992 – Dr.Shankar Dayal Sharma was sworn in as the 9th President of India. Relinquished Office in 1997.
1997 – Kocheril Raman Narayanan was sworn in as the 10th President of India. Relinquished Office in 2002.
2002 – Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was sworn in as the 11th President of India. Relinquished Office in 2007.
2007 – Smt.Pratibha Patil was sworn in as the 12th President of India. Relinquished Office in 2012.
2012 – Pranab Mukherjee was sworn in as the 13th President of India.