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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
11/29/1644 The Massachusetts General Court issued a call for local pastors to learn the dialects of neighboring Indian tribes as an aid toward converting them to the Christian faith.
11/29/1798 Neplus Naresh Fardinad Chaturth announced that they will fight against France.
11/29/1869 Amritlal Vithaldas Thakkar (Thakkar Bappa), social reformer of Gujrat and right hand of Gandhiji in socially segregated Harijans, was born at Bhavnagar, Saurashtra.
11/29/1916 Vasant Shridhar Vaidya, great industrialist, was born at Phaltan.
11/29/1926 Prabhakar Narayan Padhye (Bhau Padhye), great journalist and litterateur, was born.
11/29/1928 Krishnaji Narayan Aathaly, great Marathi litterateur and editor, passed away.
11/29/1945 Ugoslaviya in Rajshahi was ended.
11/29/1947 The Nizam of Hyderabad said that he would not consider acceding to either dominion, but would agree to a 'standstill arrangement' with India. The agreement is accepted by the Indian government.
11/29/1948 Assembly bans discrimination against untouchables.
11/29/1952 First international organization for birth control founded in Bombay.
11/29/1953 Bahuriya Ramswarup Devi, better known as Laxmibai of Bihar, passed away. She will be always remembered for Chapra District Revolt, whereby she tied seven British men and threw them in Narayani River.
11/29/1953 Benegal Narsing Rau, foremost Indian Jurist of his time, passed away at Zurich. He performed some very prominent duties towards the nation. He was Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and a judge at the Permanent Court of International Justice at Hague.
11/29/1959 Govind Sakharam Serdesai, Jagirdar Raobahadur, passed away.
11/29/1961 First cosmonaut of the world, Yuri Gagarin of Russia, came to India.
11/29/1962 Haryana achieved their target of supplying electricity to 100\% villages.
11/29/1988 Rajiv Gandhi, grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru, resigned as Prime Minister of India, a country which had been ruled by his family for all but five of its 42 years of independence. The end of the dynasty came after elections that were both violent and inconclusive, neither Gandhi's Congress party nor the opposition National Front received a clear majority, although the latter had a few more votes. The only real winner was the fundamentalist Hindu party, Bharatiya Janata, which is now the power broker. If the National Front wants to rule, its leader V.P. Singh needs the religious group's support.
11/29/1989 Rajiv Gandhi resigned from the post of Prime Minister of India.
11/29/1989 Voters oust Gandhi and Congress party
11/29/1991 Industrial and bank strike called by the left-oriented trade unions to oppose the new industrial and economic policies.
11/29/1991 Test Cricket debut of Javagal Srinath vs Australia at Gabba.
11/29/1993 Jahangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata ""J.R.D. Tata"", Bharat Ratna awardee, Father of Modern Indian Industries and founder of Indian Aviation industry, passed away at 89 in Gen
11/29/1994 M.H. Kania, former Chief Justice of India made Chairman of the 14th Law Commission.
11/29/1996 Shaleem I. Shervani, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare and President, ICMR Governing Body, was the Chief Guest at the concluding ceremony of the year long celebrations of the 85th year of ICMR at New Delhi. He released a special issue of the ICMR Bulletin on this occasion and presented momentos to the former Additional Directors-General and Directors-General of the ICMR.
11/29/1996 The Indian Journal of Medical Research brought out special issues, as part of the 85th year celebrations of ICMR, on Nutrition Research (November 1995) and Diarrhoeal Diseases (July, 1996). The ICMR Bulletin also brought out special issues on such topics as Nutrition, Tuberculosis, AIDS, Tribal Health, etc. so as to coincide with the theme selected for a particular month as part of the celebrations. As part of the global theme initiative coordinated by JAMA, USA, the January 1996 issue of the ICMR was devoted to 'Emerging and Re-emerging Infections'.
11/29/1999 Delhi HC dismisses the CBI plea against Jain brothers in Hawala case.
11/29/2000 India strikes a counter-trade oil deal with Iraq as part of an effort to build a strategic relationship with Baghdad.


Other Historical Dates and Events
08/01/1920Kirloskar, monthly magzine, was published.
03/02/1997Bangalore's Dr. B. V. Ravi Kumar develops India's first indigenously made HIV detection kit.
04/19/1950Shyama Prasad Mukherji resigned. He was the first Minister of Central Cabinet.
09/12/1998India, Malaysia sign an agreement on cooperation in science and technology in Kuala Lumpur.
05/31/1973Mohan Kumaramangalam, Central Minister, died in an air crash near Delhi.
01/17/1993LTTE commander Sadasivan Krishnakumar alias Kittu was killed in a ship blaze off Madras coast.
05/29/1957Satish Kumar Sareen graduated from the first batch of the JSW and went onto the AFFC for flying training.
03/01/1818Singhgad won by the Britishers after the end of Peshwa kingdom.
10/16/1905Bengal was partitioned by Lord Curzon on the pretext of it being too big to administer. Instead of dividing it on the basis of non-Bengali areas, the division was on the basis of Hindus and Muslims. Britishers thought that would succeed in increasing Hindu - Muslim tensions. The tremor of partition was felt throughout India and was regarded as an insult and challenge to Indian Nationalism. A movement was launched by the moderates. New method of protests 'Swadeshi and Swaraj' became the slogan of the common man and the whole of India was drawn into the national movement.
01/01/1949A ceasefire eventually came into force. Under UN supervision, a negotiated Cease Fire Line was drawn up on an actual holding basis pending future settlements. This meandering, and at places militarily illogical line, ran some 700 kilometres from Chhamb in the South to a map reference point NJ 9842 in Ladakh in the North. The fighting was to continue for 15 months, with heavy RIAF involvement throughout, but despite being continuously on an operational footing throughout this period, the re-organisation and modernisation of the service continued unabated.