Today in History – 29 October

Today in History - 29 October

539 BC

King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost 70 years of exile and making the first Human Rights Declaration.

1390

First trial for witchcraft in Paris.

1851

British Indian Association was established in Bengal with Radha Kanta Dev as president and Devendranath Tagore as the Secretary.

1859

Spain declares war on Morocco

1881

Judge (U.S. magazine) first published.

1894

First election of Hawaiian Republic

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.

1923

Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire)

1930

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is sent back to prison for two years following a speech he made at Allahabad the day after his release from jail.

1945

First ballpoint pen goes on sale, manufactured by Biro

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.

1961

New All India Muslim League was established.

1962

China attacked India.

1964

The United Republic of Tanganyika & Zanzibar renamed The United Republic of Tanzania

1966

National Organization of Women founded

1990

Vinod Mehra, famous Hindi film actor, died.

1992

Komar Singh, the first Indian Ambassador to Israel, presented credentials to President Chain Herzog in Jerusalem.

1994

National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC)

2005

Delhi bombings kill more than 60.

2015

China announces the end of their one-child policy after 35 years

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