History gives us an opportunity to look into our achievements and draw inspiration. It also helps us to look into our past mistakes and learn valuable lessons from the same. In this article on Today in History – September 29, we will take a look into what happened in our past and how the acts of our forefathers altered or modified the course of history. So, let us begin…
What Happened On This Day in History – September 29
Today in History – September 29: “India”
1708: British East India Company merged with New East India Company.
1725: Robert Clive was born. He was one of the several British people who established the suppressive and inhumane British Empire in India. Every Brit should today work towards repaying Indians at least in form of a simple sorry because if they try to repay the wealth they looted from India, it will take more than 100 years of accumulated GDP of Britain to pay of just the interest.
1836: Madras Chamber of Commerce was established.
1942: Matangini Hazra – a 72-year old freedom fighter from Tamluk, Midnapur, West Bengal, India, was shot dead by British.
1959: Arati Saha became first woman from Asia to swim across English Channel.
1981: Indian Airlines plane flying from Srinagar to Delhi was hijacked by Sikh extremists and flown to Pakistan.
1997: IRS-1D – the 7th Indian Remote Sensing satellite launched from Sriharikota FLP using PSLV-C1.
Today in History – September 29: “World”
522 BCE: Gaumata – a Magian usurper killed by Persia’s Darius I. This gave Darius the stronghold as Persian Empire’s king.
1364: War of the Breton Succession comes to an end after Battle of Auray concludes with British victory over French forces in Brittany.
1578: Spaniards claim Honduras’ capital city – Tegucigalpa.
1848: Croatian forces and Hungarian forces reach a stalemate during the Battle of Pákozd. It was 1848 Hungarian Revolution’s first battle.
1864: Battle of Chaffin’s Farm takes place during American Civil War.
1864: Couto Misto microstate is abolished and Portugal and Spain have their boundaries defined through Treaty of Lisbon.
1911: War declared on the Ottoman Empire by Italy.
1918: Armistice of Salonica signed by Bulgaria during World War I. Allied attack breaks Hindenburg line.
1932: Bolivia and Paraguay pitch against each other in last day of Battle of Boquerón during Chaco War.
1938: Munich Agreement takes place between Germany, Italy, France and United Kingdom. Sudetenland dispute gets resolved in the event and the resolution was in favor of Germany.
1954: A convention was signed that established CERN.
1991: Haitian coup d’état took place.