Today in Indian History
Events for August 29

29-August-1612 Battle at Surat in India; English fleet beats Portuguese.
29-August-1880 Madhav Shrihari Ane, greatest Freedom fighter, was born.
29-August-1923 Hiralal Ghasulal Gaekwad, cricket all-rounder who played Test for India in 1952-53, was born in Nagpur.
29-August-1923 Sir Richard Attenborough, famous actor and director (Gandhi, Young Winston), was born.
29-August-1926 Ramkrishna Hegde, former Central Cabinet Minister and Chief Minister of Karnataka, was born.
29-August-1928 Hiralal Ghisulal Gaikwad, cricket all-rounder who played the only test vs Pakistan, was born in Nagpur.
29-August-1931 Gandhi arrives in London for second Round Table Conference on India.
29-August-1947 A conference of the Governor General and the two PMs of India and Pakistan with their military commanders to stop communal riots in the Punjab.
29-August-1947 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar became the President of Constitution Council.
29-August-1956 India gets $ 360 million loan as food aid.
29-August-1959 India sends troops to Tibet border to block the Chinese.
29-August-1974 Lokdal Party established under the presidency of Chaudhary Charansingh.
29-August-1975 Adinath Lahiri, leading geologist, passed away.
29-August-1976 Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam of Bengal, great revolutionary, died on his visit to Dhaka in Bangladesh.
29-August-1982 Shree Maa Anandmayee of universal fame passed away. Her body was laid to rest at Shree Anandamayee Ashram in Kankhal.
29-August-1984 Indian Airlines Boeing 737 with 68 passengers and a crew of 6 hijacked in Lahore.
29-August-1991 Second operational Indian Remote Sensing satellite (IRS-1B) launched by a Russian launch vehicle, Vostok. It is still in service.
29-August-1992 Eco-mark introduced in Indian market to distinguish eco-friendly products, .
29-August-1993 Tamil refugees leave Madras for Sri Lanka apparently on their own free will.
29-August-1994 Tusharkanti Ghosh, world famous Indian journalist, passed away.
29-August-1995 National Sports Day declared.
29-August-1997 B.M. Sumavathi creats national record in heptathlon in the Federation Cup athletics.
29-August-1998 Prasar Bharti ordinance promulgated.
29-August-1998 Sachin Tendulkar receives the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and Joginder Singh Saini receives the Dronacharya award, while several other leading sporstmen receive Arjuna award from President K.R. Narayanan in Delhi.
29-August-2000 Supreme Court releases of 115 ‘Veerappan aides’ on bail or otherwise till further orders.

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