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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
05/29/1658 Dara Shukoh was utterly defeated by Aurangzeb in the battle of Samugarh near Agra.
05/29/1906 Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), was born in Bombay.
05/29/1915 Sita Ram Surajmal Jajoo, social reformer and politician, was born at Neemuch Cantt, M.P.
05/29/1933 Gandhi ends his 21-day fast, his second for the cause of the 'untouchables'.
05/29/1933 Kishorilal Goswami, famous Hindi novelist, passed away.
05/29/1936 Gandhi's eldest son creates a controversy as he converts to the Muslim faith.
05/29/1947 Establishment of Indian Standard Institution.
05/29/1952 The Socialist Party and Krishak Mazdoor Praja Party decide to form a single parliamentary party.
05/29/1953 Mount Everest conquered by Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay.
05/29/1953 Ranji Nanan, cricketer (Trinidad off-spinner, 1 Test v Pakistan 1981), was born.
05/29/1957 Satish Kumar Sareen graduated from the first batch of the JSW and went onto the AFFC for flying training.
05/29/1965 Indian Everest team sets a world record by climbing the Everest for the fourth time.
05/29/1967 First blowdown of the 4 ft trisonic tunnel; the tunnel with all auxiliary facilities such as compressor system, electrical sub-station, design office and model fabrication shop is formally set up and commissioned by National Aeronautical Laboratory.
05/29/1968 Dara Singh becomes the world wrestling champion.
05/29/1972 Prithviraj Kapoor, famous film actor, passed away.
05/29/1973 Jo Paul Ancheri, Indian Soccer(Football) player, was born in Trichur, Kerala. He was recognised as Indian Player of the Year in 1994.
05/29/1977 Dr. Suniti Kumar Chatterji, president of Sahitya Academy, National Professor and eminent linguist, passed away.
05/29/1979 Perminder Singh Sangha, Soccer(Football) player, was born in Oslo, Norway.
05/29/1982 Naval Academy at Ezhimala, Kerala, was approved by Union Cabinet.
05/29/1987 Chaudhary Charan Singh, former Prime Minister, leader of farmers and freedom fighter, passed away at the age of 85 yrs.
05/29/1991 P.V. Narasimha Rao elected President of Congress (I).
05/29/1992 Agni-India's IRB missile successfully test-fired from Orissa coast for the first time since May 22, 1989.
05/29/1993 Ramesh More, Shiv Sena MLA, was murdered.


Other Historical Dates and Events
07/17/1997K.R. Narayanan,Vice President, wins in the Presidential election with a record margin to become the next head of state.
03/05/1922Ebrahim Suleman Maka, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests vs West Indies1952), was born at Daman.
10/05/1993Geet Sethi retained World Billiards title by beating Mike Russel.
07/01/1990General Sunith Francis Rodrigues takes over as Chief of the Army Staff.
03/01/1992Anant Gundopant Tendulkar, great journalist, passed away.
07/26/1910Unrest flares up in the Deccan region of India. Demand grows for self-determination.
07/17/1947Ramdas Coastal Steamer sank off Bombay claiming 550 lives.
01/30/1991Union Government dismisses Karunanidhi government. President's rule imposed in Tamil Nadu.
08/14/1896Gandhiji published ""The Green Pamphlet"" at Rajkot and then toured to Bombay, Madras, Poona and Calcutta educating Indians in regard to grievances of South African Indians.
05/19/1975Farm truck packed with wedding party run over by a train, killing 66 in truck, at 40 miles south of Pune.