29 October in Indian and World History

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29 October in Indian and World History

29 October in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 29 October is the birth anniversary of Vaali, and Vijender Kumar Singh.

29 October is also observed as the death anniversary of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay.

Birth Anniversary

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

Vaali (29 October 1931 – 18 July 2013), an Indian poet and lyricist whose works were in Tamil, had a five-decade long association with the Tamil film industry, wrote over 15,000 songs. He acted in numerous of films, including Sathya, Hey Ram, Paarthale Paravasam and Poikkal Kudhirai. He was honoured with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour in 2007 by the Government of India. He was born on 29 October 1931 in Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli District, Madras Presidency, British India.

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Vijender Kumar Singh, a well-known Indian professional boxer. He started boxing in his childhood with Bhiwani Boxing Club. Under the supervision of coach Jagdish Singh, Vijender Singh is the first Indian boxer in the history of the Indian Olympics to win a bronze medal in a boxing event. Vijender Singh was born on 29 October 1985 in Kaluwas village (Bhiwani district), Haryana.

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Death Anniversary

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

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay (3 April 1903 – 29 October 1988), an Indian social reformer, freedom fighter, and Gandhian woman who brought renaissance in the field of Indian handicraft. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1955 for social service and the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1966 for community leadership. He died 29 October 1988.

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Notable events on 29 October in Indian and World history

29 October 1709 – England and the Netherlands signed the Anti-French Treaty.

29 October 1794 – French forces captured Venlo in the southeastern Netherlands.

29 October 1851 – The British Indian Association was established in Bengal.

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29 October 1859 – Spain declared war on the African country of Morocco.

29 October 1863 – The establishment of the International Red Cross Society was approved at a meeting of 27 countries in Geneva.

29 October 1864 – Greece adopted a new constitution.

29 October 1913 – Thousands of people died in 1913 floods in the Central American country of El Salvador.

29 October 1920 – Jamia Millia Islamia was established by the efforts of former President Zakir Hussain.

29 October 1920 – Baruj Benacerraf, a Venezuelan American immunologist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

29 October 1923 – Turkey became a republic after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

29 October 1924 – The Labor Party’s defeat in the 1924 parliamentary election in Britain.

29 October 1938 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Liberian politician, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

29 October 1942 – the Nazis killed 16,000 Jews in Pinsk, Belarus.

29 October 1945 – The world’s first ballpoint pen came on the market.

29 October 1947 – Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands formed the Benelux Federation.

29 October 1958 – The US conducted a nuclear test in Nevada.

 29 October 1971 – Arne Wilhelm Kaurin Tiselius a Swedish biochemist and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.

29 October 1994 – The National Museum of American Indian in New York was opened.

29 October 1999 – A devastating sea storm hit Odisha.

29 October 2000 – Iceland’s President Olofer Regner Grimson arrived in India on a seven-day state visit.

29 October 2001 – Radical tribesmen in Pakistan occupied the airstrip, jail and petrol pumps in the Chilas town of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.

29 October 2004 – President of Trinidad and Tobago Maxwell Richards Talked with Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in New Delhi on this day.

29 October 2005 – the Bolkar Report on ‘Oil for Food Programme’ pointed fingers at Indian Foreign Minister Natwar Singh.

29 October 2005 – 62 people were killed in a series of bomb blasts in busy areas two days before Diwali in Delhi.

29 October 2008 – Assam bombings, 69 people were killed and 350 were injured.

29 October 2012 – Hurricane Sandy killed 286 people on the east coast of the US.

29 October 2015 – China announced the end of the one-child policy on this day.

Important Days

World Stroke Day is observed annually on October 29th. The primary goal of this global event is to raise awareness about the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of strokes, as well as to emphasize the importance of taking timely action to reduce the risk factors associated with this medical condition.

Republic Day in Turkey, known as Cumhuriyet Bayramı in Turkish, is celebrated on October 29th each year.

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