Today in History – 29 May

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585 BC

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

1658

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

1830

Congress authorizes Indian removal from all states to the western Prairie

1900

Britain annexes the Orange Free State in South Africa.

1933

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

1936

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

1947

Establishment of Indian Standard Institution.

1953

Mount Everest conquered by Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay.

1965

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

1968

Dara Singh becomes the world wrestling champion.

1991

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

1992

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

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