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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
11/23/1908Durga Das, famous social reformer and journalist, was born.
12/06/1756British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta India.
02/08/1995Mulayam Singh wins the crucial vote of strength.
08/22/1993Gundu Rao, former Chief Minister of Karnataka, died. He was 56.
01/04/1892J. C. Kumarappa, a Gandhian by thought, was born.
09/14/1933Gandhi declares one-year moratorium on civil disobedience in India.
11/19/1998The Indira Gandhi memorial award is presented to Mirta Saavedra Polo, Ambassador of Panama, for her contributions to strengthening bilateral relations between India and Pakistan.
07/15/1991The 25-day-old Narasimha Rao government wins a vote of confidence in Lok Sabha by securing 241 to 111; 112 abstained.
03/25/1971Aashish Rakesh Kapoor, cricketer (Indian off-spin batsman 1994- ), was born in Madras.
03/13/1947Lord Louis Mountbatten took charge as Viceroy of British India. He ruled upto 14th August, 1947.