Today in History – 29 September

Today in History - 29 September

1708

British East India Company and New East India company merged.

1755

Robert Lord Clive founded the British empire in India.

1789

Congress votes to create a U.S. army.

1836

Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in Madras.

1850

Mormon leader Brigham Young is named the first governor of the Utah Territory.

1907

Labour MP James Keir Hardie accuses UK of running India ‘like the Czar runs Russia’.

1914

German cruiser Emden shells Madras.

1914

Japanese vessel ‘Kamagata Maru’ reached Baj Baj near Calcutta from Vancouver carrying Indian revolutionaries.

1932

A five-day work week is established for General Motors workers.

1939

Germany and the Soviet Union reach an agreement on the division of Poland.

1942

The British police shot Matangini Hazra, a 72-year old woman of Tamluk town in Midnapur district, when she was leading the flag at Tamluk in August movement procession.

1951

Michelle Bachelet, first woman president of Chile (2006-10).

1959

Arati Saha successfully swam the English Channel. She was the first Asian lady to achieve the feat.

1962

Canada launches its first satellite, Alouette 1.

1970

Union Carbide India Ltd in Bombay was commissioned Reclamation Plant Sewage Water of India for commercial use.

1971

Oman joins the Arab League.

1977

India and Bangladesh signed settlement for distributing Ganga river water.

1979

John Paul II becomes the first pope ever to visit Ireland.

1981

Delhi-Srinagar Indian Airlines Boeing 737 flight was diverted to Lahore, Pakistan by five Khalistan activists of the Dal Khalsa International. On board there were 117 passengers out of which 66 were freed on arrival in Lahore.

1988

Nobel Peace Prize for U.N. Peace-Keeping Forces.

1990

The YF-22, later named F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.

1991

Ustad Yunus Hussain Khan, famous singer of ‘Agra Gharana’, passed away.

1993

National Human Rights Commission set up.

1994

Cable Television Regulation Ordinance issued.

1998

ISRO successfully launches its largest sounding rocket, Rohini (RH-560 mk, 11 total payload, 127 kg).

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