Today in History – 29 June

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today in history 29 june

1533

Chaitanya Maha Prabhu, vaishnav Sant, passed away. His mortal remained at Puri.

1757

Mir Zafar was inducted on the throne as the Nawab of Bengal, Bihar and Orrisa from Murshidabad.

1857

Battle at Chinhat (Indies rebel under Barkat Ahmed beat British).

1864

Dr. Asutosh Mukherjee, great judge, educationist and lawyer of Bengal, was born at Calcutta.

1873

Micheal Madhusudan Dutta, first Bengali modern poet, died.

1893

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, physics, mathematics expert and founder of Indian Statistical Institute, was born at Calcutta.

1908

Pratapsing Gaekwad, Prince of Baroda, was born.

1909

Pandit Motilal, social reformer and freedom fighter, was born.

1958

On June 29, 1958, Brazil defeated host nation Sweden by 5-2 and won its first World Cup. Brazil came into the tournament as a favorite football team, and did not disappoint, thrilling the world with their spectacular play, which was often referred to as the “beautiful game.”

1992

Congress (I) nominated K. R. Narayanan for the Vice-Presidentship.

1995

On this day in 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis docked with the Russian space station Mir to form the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.

1997

Anand won Frankfurt chess classic ’97 title in Germany.

1998

Government decided to grant full statehood to Delhi and created three new States namely Uttaranchal, Vananchal and Chattisgarh.

2000

The Election Commission derecognised seven regional parties in some states — Samata Party in Haryana, Shiv Sena in Dadra and Nagar Haveli and the RJD in Manipur, NTR-Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh, the Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) in Chandigarh, the United Minority Front in Assam and the Haryana Vikas Party in Haryana- These will remain registered but unrecognised parties.

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