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Events for July 29

29-July-1748Boscawen landed 25 km south of Pondicherry.
29-July-1802Agreement between Gaikwad of Baroda and Britishers about the army.
29-July-1876Indian Science Congress Association was established in Bowbazar Street of Calcutta.
29-July-1884Tyagraj Paramshiv Kailasam, leading playwright of Kannad language, was born.
29-July-1891Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, great Indian educationist, social reformer, litterateur and Hindi writer, passed away in Calcutta.
29-July-1901Rudyard Kipling, the renowned author of stories and poems about colonial India and an unofficial spokesman for the British Empire, joined the rising chorus of criticism in regard to Britain's conduct in the increasingly unpopular Boer War.
29-July-1904Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata, president of Tata industrial group, was born in Paris, France. He was the first pilot of India to be conferred with the Bharat Ratna.
29-July-1911Mohan Bagan became the first Indian football team to win the I.F.A. Shield.
29-July-1927Madhavsingh Solanki, one of the leaders in Gujarat, was born.
29-July-1979Choudhary Charan Singh was sworn in as the fifth Prime Minister of India heading the Janata (S)-Congress coalition. He held this office till January 14, 1980. Jagjivan Ram became the leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha.
29-July-1980India won Gold Medal in Hockey at Moscow Olympics.
29-July-1983First Pilot-less Aeroplane of India was tested successfully by the Aeronautical Development Establishment near Kolar.
29-July-1984Troops were sent to Hyderabad to quell communal riots.
29-July-1987India and Sri Lanka sign peace accord at Colombo in a bid to end the 5-year old ethnic trouble. This stance taken thereafter by the LTTE added several dimensions to the scenario. It was a multi-purpose role that the Navy has been required to play.
29-July-1988Syed Modi, 28-year national badminton champion, was shot dead at K. D. Singh Stadium in Lucknow.
29-July-1991Vazhappadi K. Ramamurthy, Union Labour Minister, resigns on account of differences on Cauvery water issue.
29-July-1993Two bills seeking to delink religion from politics and to empower the EC to debar parties with religious names introduced in Lok Sabha.
29-July-1994Indian army kills 27 Muslem militants.
29-July-1994Opposition stalls parliament proceedings over the 'Action Taken Report' on JPC finding.
29-July-1995Anup Jalota, famous Bhajan and Ghazal singer, was born.
29-July-1996Aruna Asaf Ali, freedom fighter and player of important role in Quit India Movement, passed away in New Delhi. She was awarded with Bharat Ratna.
29-July-1997India to revive 'Agni' Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile programme.
29-July-1997Rabri Devi inducts 60 ministers, including 22 of cabinet rank, thus raising strength of her Council of Ministers to 74.
29-July-1998The Pratapsingh Rane Ministry in Goa is dismissed. The Governor instals Dr. Wilfred Desouza as Chief Minister.
29-July-1999Bandh in Mumbai to protest against the verdict barring Bal Thackeray from voting and contesting any election till December 10, 2001.

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