Today in History – 29 August

Today in History-29-August

70

The Temple of Jerusalem burns after a nine-month Roman siege.

1612

Battle at Surat in India; English fleet beats Portuguese.

1793

Slavery is abolished in Santo Domingo.

1880

Madhav Shrihari Ane, greatest Freedom fighter, was born.

1931

Gandhi arrives in London for second Round Table Conference on India.

1947

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar became the President of Constitution Council.

1949

USSR explodes its first atomic bomb, “First Lightning.”

1952

In the largest bombing raid of the Korean War, 1,403 planes of the Far East Air Force bomb Pyongyang, North Korea.

1958

Michael Jackson, pop singer, entertainer, was born.

1959

India sends troops to Tibet border to block the Chinese.

1960

US U-2 spy plane spots SAM (surface-to-air) missile launch pads in Cuba.

1974

Lokdal Party established under the presidency of Chaudhary Charansingh.

1984

Indian Airlines Boeing 737 with 68 passengers and a crew of 6 hijacked in Lahore.

1991

Second operational Indian Remote Sensing satellite (IRS-1B) launched by a Russian launch vehicle, Vostok. It is still in service.

1992

Eco-mark introduced in Indian market to distinguish eco-friendly products, .

1995

NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.

1995

National Sports Day declared.

1998

Prasar Bharti ordinance promulgated.

1998

Sachin Tendulkar receives the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and Joginder Singh Saini receives the Dronacharya award, while several other leading sporstmen receive Arjuna award from President K.R. Narayanan in Delhi.

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