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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
10/29/1990 Vinod Mehra, famous Hindi film actor, died.
10/29/1991 Janta Dal leaders inculding V.P. Singh arrested on way to Ayodhya.
10/29/1991 Barister Waman Barlinge (Dadasaheb), great freedom fighter, former Rajya Sabha member and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, passed away.
10/29/1992 Komar Singh, the first Indian Ambassador to Israel, presented credentials to President Chain Herzog in Jerusalem.
10/29/1996 Shankarsinh Waghela, Gujarat CM, wins confidence vote.
10/29/1996 Kamini' (Kalpakkam Mini), a 30 KW research reactor which uses man-made Uranium-233 as fuel and the only working reactor of its kind in the world, attains 'criticality'.
10/29/1851 British Indian Association was established in Bengal with Radha Kanta Dev as president and Devendranath Tagore as the Secretary.
10/29/1920 Jamia Milliya Islamia was founded by Dr. Jakir Husain and his collegues at Aligarh. 'Khilafat' and the Non- Cooperation Movement were an integral part of policy animating.
10/29/1929 Vyankat Chalaiyya Manipalli Narayan Chalaiyya, Chief Justice of Supreme Court, was born.
10/29/1930 Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is sent back to prison for two yearrs following a speech he made at Allahabad the day after his release from jail.
10/29/1935 Narendra Kumar Chhajerh, great industrialist, was born.
10/29/1947 Mysore's popular ministry sworn in.
10/29/1952 Amalgamation of the Steel Corporation of Bengal with Indian Iron and Steel Company Ltd. to be effective from 1st January 1953 under the latter's name.
10/29/1958 Dhondo Keshav Karve, first social and educational reformer of Maharashtra, honoured by Bharat Ratna Award.
10/29/1961 New All India Muslim League was established.
10/29/1962 China attacked India.
10/29/1964 Priceless and irreplaceable gems, including the famed 'Star of India' of 563.35 carats and 2.5 inches in diameter, were stolen from the American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA, in a daring burglary. An alarm system was discontinued years ago as was the all-night guard in the gem hall, both for reasons of economy. The jewels were uninsured due to high-priced premiums. There were other jewels too that were also robbed during this time.
10/29/1967 Kurtkoti Lingangaunda, great Indian Philosopher, passed away.
10/29/1971 Cyclone and tidal waves struck Orissa state claiming 10,000 lives.
10/29/1988 Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya, freedom fighter and political leader, passed away.
10/29/1997 P. Chidambaram, Finance Minister, says Indian rupee will be made fully and freely convertible by year 2000.
10/29/1999 The Anubhav Group chairman C. Natesan was arrested by the Mumbai Police on alleged charges of duping investors to the tune of Rs. 1.16 crore.
10/29/1999 L .K. Advani, Home Minister, says the Centre is in touch with cyclone-hit states.
10/29/2000 Jitendra Prasada, senior Congress leader, files nomination papers for the party presidential polls setting the stage for a contest against the incumbent, Ms. Sonia Gandhi.


Other Historical Dates and Events
9/18/2000Prasar Bharati issues a notification making it compulsory for cable operators to telecast regional channels of Doordarshan on prime band, in addition to DD-1 and DD-2, in their respective states.
11/19/1994Lt. Gen. Shankar Roy Choudhury appointed Army Chief following the death of Gen. B.C. Joshi.
4/18/1858Bharatratna Dhondo Keshav Karve, great educationalist and social reformer, was born.
3/12/1988After 58 years in the commemoration of Dandi March, Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi performed the 32 kms Dandi March from Sabarmati Ashram.
7/23/1964Samrendranath Roy, great statistician, passed away.
2/2/1930Vasudev Govind Apte, editor and dictrionay creator, passed away.
12/4/1661Murad Baksh was executed on the charge of murdering Diwan Ali Nagi.
6/25/1888Lord Louis Mountbatten, British politician, was born.
2/3/1916Banaras Hindu University was opened under the guidance of Madan Mohan Malaviya.
9/8/1960Feroz Gandhi, a prominent member of the Lok Sabha,died in New Delhi.