Today in History – 29 May

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Today in History

585 BC

A solar eclipse interrupts a battle outside of Sardis in western Turkey between Medes and Lydians. The battle ends in a draw.


Dara Shukoh was utterly defeated by Aurangzeb in the battle of Samugarh near Agra.


Congress authorizes Indian removal from all states to the western Prairie


Britain annexes the Orange Free State in South Africa.


Gandhi ends his 21-day fast, his second for the cause of the ‘untouchables.


Gandhi’s eldest son creates a controversy as he converts to the Muslim faith


Establishment of Indian Standard Institution.


Mount Everest conquered by Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay.


Indian Everest team sets a world record by climbing the Everest for the fourth time


Dara Singh becomes the world wrestling champion.


P.V. Narasimha Rao elected President of Congress (I).


Agni-India’s IRB missile successfully test-fired from Orissa coast for the first time since May 22, 1989.

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