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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
01/01/1903A vast crowd thronged the great plain outside Delhi today, waiting to hear the declaration that King Edward VII was Emperor of India. The crowd, clothed in brilliantly colored garments, was largely composed of common people who had come to the durbar to see India's princes pledge their fealty to the Emperor . The Duke of Connaught, representing King Edward, sat on the left of the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon of Kedleston, who sat on a throne surrounded by giant silver footstools. Lord Curzon spoke briefly, then read a message from the King, who expressed regret at not being present at the durbar and his wishes for ""the increasing prosperity of my Indian Empire."" Among the dignitaries in the amphi-theater were 600 veterans of the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857-58.
08/06/1920'Shakuntala' made by Oriental Film Mfg. Co. was released.
03/22/1957National Calander based on Saka Samvat was adopted. As per this calander, the date of adoption was "Chaitra first, 1879 Saka along with Gregorian.
03/03/1906Trailokyanath Goswami, famous Hindi writer and educationist, was born at Nalbari, Assam .
04/18/1914Jamshedji R. Patel, cricket Test Umpire for 9 tests from 1948-59, was born in Mumbai.
05/06/1944Mahatma Gandhi was released unconditionally from his last imprisonment from Aga Khan Palace at Pune.
09/15/1967Ramkrishnarao Burgula, Chief Minister of Hyderabad, died.
03/30/1908Devika Rani, famous film actress, was born.
08/10/1904Japanese troups were defeated by the Russian Amry at Port Aurther.
11/09/1990JD expels Gujarat CM Chimanbhai Patel and UP CM Mulayam Singh Yadav from Legislative wings and primary membership of the party.