On This Day 29 July | Today in History

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What Happened On This Day 29 July

  1. 1748: The first contingent of the British army was India to assist the East India Company.
  2. 1858: The United States and Japan signed the Harris Treaty.
  3. 1876: Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science was established in India by Dr. Mahendralal Sarkar.
  4. 1921: Adolf Hitler was elected leader of the National Socialist German Works Party in Germany.
  5. 1948: The British Broadcasting Corporation began broadcasting on the radio.
  6. 1957: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was formed by the United Nations.
  7. 2020: International Tiger Day was celebrated. This day is celebrated every year across the world to create awareness about tiger conversation.
  8. 2007: In Athens, ivory teeth from the pre-Historica period were discovered by scientists.
  9. 2010: United National Human Rights Council with the support of 122 countries passed a non-binding resolution to make clean water a human right.
  10. 2020: Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) was renamed a ministry of education by the Union Cabinet. This was officially announced by Education Minister Ramesh pokhariyal. The cabinet chaired by PM Modi had also approved the National Education policy 2020 to reform the higher education sector.
  11. 2020:All five Rafale fighter jets successfully landed at India’s Ambala airport. The plane had taken of from France and was greeted with a water canon solute.
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Borns On This Day 29 July

  1. 1904: One of the industrial figures who laid the foundation of modern India, J. R. D. Tata was born.
  2. 1913: C. Narayana Reddy, the noted Telugu language who was awarded the Jnanpith Award, was born.
  3. 1905: Dag Hammarstjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, was born.

Deaths On This Day 29 July

  1. 1891: Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, the famous social reformer, educationist, and freedom fighter, passed away.
  2. 2009: Maharani Gayatri Devi, the queen of Jaipur passed away.
  3. 1996: Aruna Asaf Ali, one of the prominent women who contributed to the ‘Indian freedom struggle’, passed away.

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