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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
09/29/1708 British East India Company and New East India company merged.
09/29/1725 Robert Clive, one of the founders of British empire in India and diplomat, was born.
09/29/1755 Robert Lord Clive founded the British empire in India
09/29/1836 Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in Madras
09/29/1906 Chhajju Ram, social worker and teacher, was born at Manawar, Chhamb.
09/29/1907 Labour MP James Keir Hardie accuses UK of running India 'like the Czar runs Russia'
09/29/1914 German cruiser Emden shells Madras.
09/29/1914 Japanese vessel 'Kamagata Maru' reached Baj Baj near Calcutta from Vancouver carrying Indian revolutionaries.
09/29/1930 Ramnath Baburao Kenny, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for India in 1950's), was born in Bombay.
09/29/1932 Hamid Dalwai, Muslim social reformer, was born.
09/29/1942 The British police shot Matangini Hazra, a 72-year old woman of Tamluk town in Midnapur district, when she was leading the flag at Tamluk in August movement procession.
09/29/1959 Arati Saha successfully swam the English Channel. She was the first Asian lady to achieve the feat.
09/29/1964 1,000 people were killed as a reservoir burst.
09/29/1970 Union Carbide India Ltd in Bombay was commissioned Reclamation Plant Sewage Water of India for commercial use.
09/29/1971 Cyclone & tidal wave off Bay of Bengal kills as many as 10,000 people.
09/29/1977 India and Bangladesh signed settlement for distributing Ganga river water.
09/29/1981 Delhi-Srinagar Indian Airlines Boeing 737 flight was diverted to Lahore, Pakistan by five Khalistan activists of the Dal Khalsa International. On board there were 117 passengers out of which 66 were freed on arrival in Lahore.
09/29/1988 1988 Nobel Peace Prize for U.N. Peace-Keeping Forces.
09/29/1990 Central Government adopt a three-pronged strategy to create additional 30 lakh jobs outside the government sector over the next five years.
09/29/1991 Ustad Yunus Hussain Khan, famous singer of 'Agra Gharana', passed away.
09/29/1992 Andhra CM Janardhana Reddy resigned.
09/29/1992 Forex norms relaxed for wide range of purposes.
09/29/1992 Ramesh Krishnan and Leander Paes put India into the World round of 16 nations in the Davis Cup tennis by defeating Britain (4-1)
09/29/1993 JD, JD(A) and SJP merge to fight BJP in the assembly elections.
09/29/1993 National Human Rights Commission set up.
09/29/1994 Cable Television Regulation Ordinance issued.
09/29/1994 Gulf nations suspend Indian flights on account of plague epidemic.
09/29/1996 Water from Krishna river (AP) released for Madras.
09/29/1997 Crown Prince of Spain, Felipe de Borbon, visits India.
09/29/1997 IRS-1D, fourth Indian Remote Sensing satellite, successfully launched off by PSLV-CI, the country's first operational polar satellite launch vehicle, from Sriharikota. With this launch, India became a member of the exclusive club of nations capable of launching the heavier class of satellites.
09/29/1998 ISRO successfully launches its largest sounding rocket, Rohini (RH-560 mk, 11 total payload, 127 kg).
09/29/1999 Jaswant Singh, External Affairs Minister, meet his Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz meet at the SAARC ministerial meeting.
09/29/2000 A special court convicted former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and his then cabinet colleague Buta Singh in the JMM MPs' bribery case. Nine others got benefit of doubt.
09/29/2000 India loses to Britain in the play off for the fifth and sixth places in the hockey match at the Sydney Olympics.
09/29/2000 Tata Ramachandra Prasad to be the next Cabinet Secretary.
09/29/2000 Nayudu award goes to former India cricket captain Lt. Col. Hemu Adhikari.
09/29/2000 The Appellate Authority of the Industrial and Financial Reconstruction stays the order of the BIFR permitting winding up of Bharat Gold Mines Limited, KGF, Karnataka.
09/29/2000 The Government raises the prices of petroleum products across- the-board while cutting import and excise duties on crude oil, diesel and motor spirit (petrol).
09/29/2000 Union Minister of State for Agriculture S.B.P.B.K. Satyanarayana Rao quits the from Cabinet.


Other Historical Dates and Events
12/13/1978Sayyed Avid Husain, litterateur and Padmabhushan awardee, passed away.
03/24/1307Malik Kafur, Alauddin Khilji's Commander, won the impregnable fort of Devgiri. The fort was entered by the enemy. Raja Ramdeva was taken prisoner and sent to Delhi where Alauddin recieved him untill his death in 1312.
07/26/1993Swami Chinmayananda is named 1992 Hindu of the Year for a lifetime of dynamic service to Sanatana Dharma worldwide. He attained 'mahasamadhi' on July 26 at age 77.
03/30/1990Constitution (64th) Amendment Bill to extend President's rule in Punjab collapses in Lok Sabha.
02/25/1844Girishchandra Ghosh, famous Bengali actor and dramatist, was born.
11/17/1915Vishnu Gopal Pingle was hanged for revolting against the Indian Army in Talegaon prison of Pune.
01/29/1781First Newspaper, J.A.Hickey's Bengal Gazette - January 29, 1781.
11/13/1998Tendulkar blazes as India wins the Coca Cola Cup at Sharjah beating Zimbabwe in the final.
10/22/1997Faced with unprecedented Presidential rebuff, a divided U.F. Government reversed decision on invoking Article 356 in Uttar Pradesh. Kalyan Singh government survived.
05/05/1946Simla Conference in session from May 5 to May 12; Gandhiji's deliberations prove anfractuous.