29 December in Indian and World History

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29 December in Indian and World History

29 December in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 29 December is the birth anniversary of Vyomesh Chandra Banerjee, Ramanand Sagar, and Rajesh Khanna.

29 December is also observed as the death anniversary of Hakim Ajmal Khan and Pandit Omkarnath Thakur.

Birth Anniversary

29 December in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Vyomesh Chandra Banerjee (29 December 1844 – 21 July 1906), the first President of the Indian National Congress and a leading lawyer of the Calcutta High Court. He was influenced by the British rule in India and considered it good for the country. He was born on 29 December 1844.

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Ramanand Sagar (29 December 1917 – 12 December 2005), an Indian film director. Ramanand Sagar is famous for making the most popular serial ‘Ramayana’. His career began with the film “Riders of the Railroad” (1936). He was born on 29 December 1917.

Rajesh Khanna (29 December 1942 – 18 July 2012), a famous Indian Hindi film actor. Rajesh Khanna’s real name was Jatin Khanna. In the form of Rajesh Khanna, who ruled the hearts of cine lovers for almost a decade and a half, on the strength of his romantic style, natural acting, and successful films, Hindi cinema got the first such superstar, whose magic spoke loudly to the fans. Rajesh Khanna was also a film producer and politician. He was born on 29 December 1942.

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Death Anniversary

29 December in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Hakim Ajmal Khan (1863 – 29 December 1927), a supporter of national ideology and a famous doctor of the Unani system of medicine. Hakim Ajmal Khan became famous as one of the most intelligent and versatile personalities of his time. His contribution in the fields of India’s freedom, national integration, and communal harmony is incomparable. He was a powerful politician and an educationist of the highest caliber. He died on 29 December 1927.

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Pandit Omkarnath Thakur (24 June 1897 – 29 December 1967), a famous Indian musician and Hindustani classical singer. He belonged to the Gwalior Gharana. He was born on 24 June 1897.

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Notable events on 29 December in Indian and World history

29 December 1530 – Mughal emperor Babur’s son Humayun succeeded him.

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29 December 1766 – Charles Macintosh, a Scottish chemist and the inventor of the modern waterproof raincoat, was born.

29 December 1778 – The British army captured the American state of Georgia.

29 December 1812 – the USS Constitution, under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, captured HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three-hour battle.

29 December 1845 – Texas became the 28th US state.

29 December 1851 – the first American YMCA opens in Boston, Massachusetts.

29 December 1904 – Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa, an Indian poet, playwright, novelist and critic, was born.

29 December 1911 – Sun Yat-Sen was declared the President of the new Republic of China.

29 December 1914 – Zainul Abedin, a great Bangladeshi painter, was born.

29 December 1922 – The Netherlands adopted the constitution.

29 December 1924 –  Carl Spitteler, a Swiss poet, novelist, and essayist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.

29 December 1939 – The first flight of the Consolidated B-24.

29 December 1949 – Industries were nationalized in the European country of Hungary.

29 December 1959 – Metro operations in Lisbon begin.

29 December 1972 – Metro Rail work started in Calcutta.

29 December 1975 – the law related to equal rights of women and men came into force in Britain.

29 December 1977 – The world’s largest open-air theater ‘Drive’ opened in Bombay (now Mumbai).

29 December 1978 – The Constitution of Spain came into force.

29 December 1983 – Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar scored the maximum 236 runs in Test cricket against West Indies.

29 December 1984 – Congress won the parliamentary election with the largest majority in the history of independent India. Telugu emerged as the largest opposition party in the country by winning 28 seats in this election.

29 December 1985 – Sri Lanka granted citizenship to 43,000 Indians.

29 December 1988 – The Victorian Post Office Museum in Australia closed.

29 December 1996 – Guatemala and the leaders of the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Union signed an agreement ending the 36-year civil war.

29 December 1996 – Russia and China agreed on the issue of working together to stop the growing influence of NATO.

29 December 1997 Fasia Jansen – a German political singer-songwriter and peace activist – died.

29 December 2002 – Pakistani tourists were allowed to visit three Indian cities.

29 December 2004 – the death toll in Indonesia due to tsunami waves reached 60,000.

29 December 2006 – China released the White Paper on National Defense.

29 December 2012 – 21 security personnel were killed in a terrorist attack near Peshawar in Pakistan.

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