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Today in History India 29 July

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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 29 July

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1876, 29th July: Father Eigen, Dr Mahendra Sarkar founded the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

1920, 29th July: The world’s first airmail service was launched between New York and San Francisco in the United States

1921, 29th July: Adolf Hitler became the leader of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party

1946, 29th July: Tata Airlines was renamed Air India

1957, 29th July: Establishment of the International Atomic Energy Agency

1980, 29th July: India’s hockey team won a gold medal in the Moscow Olympics

1985, 29th July: Jnanpith Award was given to Malayalam writer T S Pillay

1987, 29th July: India-Sri Lanka peace agreement signed

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on July 29

1883: Benito Mussolini, an Italian politician, and journalist who founded and led the National Fascist Party 

1904: J R D Tata, an Indian aviator, entrepreneur, and chairman of Tata Group 

1922: Babasaheb Purandare, a writer and theatre personality from Maharashtra, India

1931: C Narayana Reddy, an Indian Telugu-language poet, and writer

1953: Anup Jalota, an Indian singer, musician, and actor

1954: Harshad Mehta, an Indian stockbroker 

1959: Sanjay Dutt, an Indian actor

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on July 29

1891: Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, an Indian educator, and social reformer

1996: Aruna Asaf Ali, an Indian educator, political activist, and publisher

2002: Sudhir Phadke, a Marathi singer-composer from India

2003: Johnny Walker, an Indian actor

2009: Maharani Gayatri Devi, the third Maharani consort of Jaipur

What happened in India on 29 July

Boscawen landed 25 km south of Pondicherry.

Agreement between Gaikwad of Baroda and Britishers about the army.

Indian Science Congress Association was established in Bowbazar Street of Calcutta.

Tyagraj Paramshiv Kailasam, leading playwright of Kannad language, was born.

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, great Indian educationist, social reformer, litterateur and Hindi writer, passed away in Calcutta.

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.

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.

Mohan Bagan became the first Indian football team to win the I.F.A. Shield.

Madhavsingh Solanki, one of the leaders in Gujarat, was born.

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.

India won Gold Medal in Hockey at Moscow Olympics.

First Pilot-less Aeroplane of India was tested successfully by the Aeronautical Development Establishment near Kolar.

Troops were sent to Hyderabad to quell communal riots.

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.

Syed Modi, 28-year national badminton champion, was shot dead at K. D. Singh Stadium in Lucknow.

Vazhappadi K. Ramamurthy, Union Labour Minister, resigns on account of differences on Cauvery water issue.

Two bills seeking to delink religion from politics and to empower the EC to debar parties with religious names introduced in Lok Sabha.

Indian army kills 27 Muslem militants.

Opposition stalls parliament proceedings over the ‘Action Taken Report’ on JPC finding.

Anup Jalota, famous Bhajan and Ghazal singer, was born.

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.

India to revive ‘Agni’ Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile programme.

Rabri Devi inducts 60 ministers, including 22 of cabinet rank, thus raising strength of her Council of Ministers to 74.

The Pratapsingh Rane Ministry in Goa is dismissed. The Governor instals Dr. Wilfred Desouza as Chief Minister.

Bandh in Mumbai to protest against the verdict barring Bal Thackeray from voting and contesting any election till December 10, 2001.

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