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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
7/29/1748 Boscawen landed 25 km south of Pondicherry.
7/29/1802 Agreement between Gaikwad of Baroda and Britishers about the army.
7/29/1876 Indian Science Congress Association was established in Bowbazar Street of Calcutta.
7/29/1884 Tyagraj Paramshiv Kailasam, leading playwright of Kannad language, was born.
7/29/1891 Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, great Indian educationist, social reformer, litterateur and Hindi writer, passed away in Calcutta.
7/29/1901 Rudyard Kipling, the renowned author of stories and poems about colonial India and an unofficial spokesman for the British Empire, joined the rising chorus of criticism in regard to Britain's conduct in the increasingly unpopular Boer War.
7/29/1904 Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata, president of Tata industrial group, was born in Paris, France. He was the first pilot of India to be conferred with the Bharat Ratna.
7/29/1911 Mohan Bagan became the first Indian football team to win the I.F.A. Shield.
7/29/1927 Madhavsingh Solanki, one of the leaders in Gujarat, was born.
7/29/1979 Choudhary Charan Singh was sworn in as the fifth Prime Minister of India heading the Janata (S)-Congress coalition. He held this office till January 14, 1980. Jagjivan Ram became the leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha.
7/29/1980 India won Gold Medal in Hockey at Moscow Olympics.
7/29/1983 First Pilot-less Aeroplane of India was tested successfully by the Aeronautical Development Establishment near Kolar.
7/29/1984 Troops were sent to Hyderabad to quell communal riots.
7/29/1987 India and Sri Lanka sign peace accord at Colombo in a bid to end the 5-year old ethnic trouble. This stance taken thereafter by the LTTE added several dimensions to the scenario. It was a multi-purpose role that the Navy has been required to play.
7/29/1988 Syed Modi, 28-year national badminton champion, was shot dead at K. D. Singh Stadium in Lucknow.
7/29/1991 Vazhappadi K. Ramamurthy, Union Labour Minister, resigns on account of differences on Cauvery water issue.
7/29/1993 Two bills seeking to delink religion from politics and to empower the EC to debar parties with religious names introduced in Lok Sabha.
7/29/1994 Indian army kills 27 Muslem militants.
7/29/1994 Opposition stalls parliament proceedings over the 'Action Taken Report' on JPC finding.
7/29/1995 Anup Jalota, famous Bhajan and Ghazal singer, was born.
7/29/1996 Aruna Asaf Ali, freedom fighter and player of important role in Quit India Movement, passed away in New Delhi. She was awarded with Bharat Ratna.
7/29/1997 India to revive 'Agni' Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile programme.
7/29/1997 Rabri Devi inducts 60 ministers, including 22 of cabinet rank, thus raising strength of her Council of Ministers to 74.
7/29/1998 The Pratapsingh Rane Ministry in Goa is dismissed. The Governor instals Dr. Wilfred Desouza as Chief Minister.
7/29/1999 Bandh in Mumbai to protest against the verdict barring Bal Thackeray from voting and contesting any election till December 10, 2001.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
8/1/1932Meena Kumari, film actress, was born.
9/9/1812The first paper currency was issued by the Bank of Bengal. The notes of this bank were later printed by Perkins, Heath & Co. in England. They can be distinguished into at least 10 different types. They were issued in a wide range of denominations from Rs. 10 to Rs. 1000.
8/16/1991Indian Airliner Boeing 737 crashes in Manipur's Churachandpur district killing all 69 aboard.
5/7/1973Shivkumar Batalvi, famous Punjabi poet, died.
1/28/1911The famous Hope diamond, once worn by Marie Antoinette, was bought tonight for over $300,000 by Ned McLean, son of John McLean. Mrs. McLean wore it as a head ornament, guarded by a former Secret Service man who in turn was guarded by two private detectives. Walnut-sized and exquisitely blue in color, the 44.5-carat stone stems from India. Its owners included Louis XIV, Louis XVI, and a London banker named Hope. A sinister history of ill luck, madness, and violent death clings to the unique gem.
9/18/1941Arjuncharan Srimukh Sethi was born in Odang village in Balasore (now known as Bhadrak) in Orissa.
3/9/1951Ustad Zakir Hussain, famous Tabla player, was born.
6/29/1864Dr. Asutosh Mukherjee, great judge, educationist and lawyer of Bengal, was born at Calcutta.
1/18/1948Gandhi breaks 121-hour fast in New Delhi, after halting of Muslim-Hindu riots in Calcutta. He breaks the fast on security pledges from communal leaders who ""Peace Pledge"" to Gandhiji.
11/3/1908Shreyansprasad Jain, famous industrialist, was born.