- Bihar government has taken several measures following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to ban single use of plastic.
- BookMyForex join hands with YES Bank for foreign exchange travel card.
- Dubai Airports celebrated the arrival of the inaugural flight of Vistara from Mumbai at a ceremony at Dubai International airport.
- 1980 Born : Macaulay Culkin, Ameircan actor who became famous as a child actor for his roles in the films Home Alone, Home Alone 2 and Richie Rich.
- 1978 The Papal conclave of August 1978 elected Cardinal Albino Luciani as the new pope. Luciani took the pontifical name of John Paul I.
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek : "Father of Microbiology"
Antonie Philips van Leeuwenhoek October 24, 1632 – August 26, 1723) was a Dutch tradesman and scientist.
He is commonly known as "the Father of Microbiology", and considered to be the first microbiologist.