History is important for everyone, be it for mere knowledge or for understanding our past mistakes or learning from our past good deeds. This article titled Today in History – October 29 – India and World, brings to you the most important historical events that took place in both India and in World. Let us ride a time capsule and find out what our past has in store for us. Let’s begin…
What Happened On This Day in History – October 29
Today in History – October 29: “India”
1851: Establishment of British India Association in Bengal. President of the association was Radha Kanta Dev and the Secretary of the association was Devendranath Tagore.
1952: Steel Corporation of Bengal was amalgamated with Indian Iron and Steel Company Ltd.. The amalgamation would become effective starting January 1, 1953.
1988: Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay – a freedom fighter and a social reformer – died on this day.
1999: 10,000 or more people were killed in Orissa when a super-cyclone hit the Indian state.
2005: 62 people in Delhi were killed because of a Bomb blast.
Today in History – October 29: “World”
312: After winning the Battle of Milvian Bridge, Constantine the Great entered into Rome. The body of Maxentius was later searched and found from River Tiber and was beheaded.
969: Antioch in Syria was captured by troops of Byzantine Empire.
1390: First witchcraft trial took place in Paris. Three people lost their lives in this trial.
1658: In the Battle of Sound during Second Northern War, Swedish naval forces were defeated by navy of Dutch Republic.
1675: For the first time ever, the long S ( ∫ ) symbol was used for Integral Calculus by Leibniz.
1863: Formation of International Red Cross was agreed upon in a 18-country meet that took place in Geneva.
1863: During Battle of Wauhatchie during American Civil War, an attack by Confederate forces was repelled by the Union forces. General James Longstreet commandeered the Confederate forces while General Ulysses S. Grant commandeered the Union forces.
1888: Free maritime passage was guaranteed through Suez Canal during both Peace time and War time by the signing of the Convention of Constantinople.
1918: On night of 29th and 30th October, a sailors’ mutiny incapacitated the German High Seas Fleet. This action eventually resulted in 1918-19’s German Revolution.
1922: Benito Mussolini is appointed as Italian Prime Minister by King Victor Emmanuel III.
1929: Crash of New York Stock Exchange, which became infamous as Crash of ‘29. It is also sometimes referred to as Black Tuesday. This crash ended the 1920’s Great Bull Market and marked the starting of The Great Depression.
1944: 1st Polish Armoured Division liberated Breda – a Dutch city.
1944: The Soviet Red Army entered into Hungary during WWII.
1948: Israeli Defense Forces capture Safsaf – a Palestinian village in Galilee. The IDF later killed anywhere between 52 and 64 villagers. The event became known as Safsaf Massacre.
1961: Exit of Syria from United Arab Republic.
1969: Precursor of Internet came to existence when first ever Computer-to-Computer link was established. The link took place on ARPANET (Internet’s precursor).
2015: The infamous One-Child Policy of China came to an end via a public announcement. The policy was in force for 35 years.