Even though history is not really interesting at times, we need to study it. In India especially, those who wish to earn themselves a government job need to stay in touch with history lessons because competitive exams such as banking exams and civil services examinations ask questions on history. This particular article titled Today in History – December 29 – India and World has been designed to provide historical events that took place on this day in a chronological order (from past to present). No detailed information is provided about any historical event because the intention is to provide only and only the events so that students can quickly recall everything they studied. So, let us take a look at the events that took place on this day in history.
What Happened On This Day in History – December 29
Today in History – December 29: “India”
1508: Battle of Dabul started on this day when the Portuguese forces clashed with Sultanate of Bijapur. Dhabol (called as Dabul by the Portuguese) was ravaged by the Portuguese forces. Dabul was a thriving port city.
1530: Coronation of Humayun – son of Babur – as Mughal Emperor.
1844: Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee – first President of Indian National Congress – was born on this day in Kolkata.
1904: Gyanpeeth awardee and famous Kannada poet – K. V. Puttappa – was born on this day.
1930: During his presidential address in Allahabad, Muhammad Iqbal presented the idea of Two-Nation Theory. This theory outlined the vision of creation of Pakistan.
Today in History – December 29: “World”
1778: During American Revolutionary War, Savannah in Georgia was captured by 3,000 British soldiers commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell.
1835: With the signing of Treaty of New Echota, all lands of Cherokee located to the east of Mississippi River was ceded to United States.
1845: United States annexed Republic of Texas after manifest destiny doctrine. The move was in accordance with International Boundary delimitation. After the annexation, Texas was taken in as 28th state of US.
1911: Mongolia gained her independence from Qing Dynasty.
1911: Sun Yat-sen became Republic of China’s provisional President.
1937: Ireland replaced Irish Free State and a new constitution was adopted.
1940: During WWII, Luftwaffe fire-bombed London during Second Great Fire of London. Nearly 200 civilians were killed.
1998: Khmer Rouge leaders apologized for 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed the lives of over 1 million people.
2003: The language Akkala Sami became extinct on this day when its last known speaker died.