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.


First trial for witchcraft in Paris.


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


Spain declares war on Morocco


Judge (U.S. magazine) first published.


First election of Hawaiian Republic


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.


Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire)


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.


First ballpoint pen goes on sale, manufactured by Biro


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.


New All India Muslim League was established.


China attacked India.


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


National Organization of Women founded


Vinod Mehra, famous Hindi film actor, died.


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


National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC)


Delhi bombings kill more than 60.


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

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