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29-November-1644

The Massachusetts General Court issued a call for local pastors to learn the dialects of neighboring Indian tribes as an aid toward converting them to the Christian faith.

29-November-1798

Neplus Naresh Fardinad Chaturth announced that they will fight against France.

29-November-1869

Amritlal Vithaldas Thakkar (Thakkar Bappa), social reformer of Gujrat and right hand of Gandhiji in socially segregated Harijans, was born at Bhavnagar, Saurashtra.

29-November-1916

Vasant Shridhar Vaidya, great industrialist, was born at Phaltan.

29-November-1926

Prabhakar Narayan Padhye (Bhau Padhye), great journalist and litterateur, was born.

29-November-1928

Krishnaji Narayan Aathaly, great Marathi litterateur and editor, passed away.

29-November-1945

Ugoslaviya in Rajshahi was ended.

29-November-1947

The Nizam of Hyderabad said that he would not consider acceding to either dominion, but would agree to a 'standstill arrangement' with India. The agreement is accepted by the Indian government.

29-November-1948

Assembly bans discrimination against untouchables.

29-November-1952

First international organization for birth control founded in Bombay.

29-November-1953

Bahuriya Ramswarup Devi, better known as Laxmibai of Bihar, passed away. She will be always remembered for Chapra District Revolt, whereby she tied seven British men and threw them in Narayani River.

29-November-1953

Benegal Narsing Rau, foremost Indian Jurist of his time, passed away at Zurich. He performed some very prominent duties towards the nation. He was Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and a judge at the Permanent Court of International Justice at Hague.

29-November-1959

Govind Sakharam Serdesai, Jagirdar Raobahadur, passed away.

29-November-1961

First cosmonaut of the world, Yuri Gagarin of Russia, came to India.

29-November-1962

Haryana achieved their target of supplying electricity to 100\% villages.

29-November-1988

Rajiv Gandhi, grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru, resigned as Prime Minister of India, a country which had been ruled by his family for all but five of its 42 years of independence. The end of the dynasty came after elections that were both violent and inconclusive, neither Gandhi's Congress party nor the opposition National Front received a clear majority, although the latter had a few more votes. The only real winner was the fundamentalist Hindu party, Bharatiya Janata, which is now the power broker. If the National Front wants to rule, its leader V.P. Singh needs the religious group's support.

29-November-1989

Rajiv Gandhi resigned from the post of Prime Minister of India.

29-November-1989

Voters oust Gandhi and Congress party.

29-November-1991

Industrial and bank strike called by the left-oriented trade unions to oppose the new industrial and economic policies.

29-November-1991

Test Cricket debut of Javagal Srinath vs Australia at Gabba.

29-November-1993

Jahangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata "J.R.D. Tata", Bharat Ratna awardee, Father of Modern Indian Industries and founder of Indian Aviation industry, passed away at 89 in Geneva.

29-November-1994

M.H. Kania, former Chief Justice of India made Chairman of the 14th Law Commission.

29-November-1996

Shaleem I. Shervani, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare and President, ICMR Governing Body, was the Chief Guest at the concluding ceremony of the year long celebrations of the 85th year of ICMR at New Delhi. He released a special issue of the ICMR Bulletin on this occasion and presented momentos to the former Additional Directors-General and Directors-General of the ICMR.

29-November-1996

The Indian Journal of Medical Research brought out special issues, as part of the 85th year celebrations of ICMR, on Nutrition Research (November 1995) and Diarrhoeal Diseases (July, 1996). The ICMR Bulletin also brought out special issues on such topics as Nutrition, Tuberculosis, AIDS, Tribal Health, etc. so as to coincide with the theme selected for a particular month as part of the celebrations. As part of the global theme initiative coordinated by JAMA, USA, the January 1996 issue of the ICMR was devoted to 'Emerging and Re-emerging Infections'.

29-November-1999

Delhi HC dismisses the CBI plea against Jain brothers in Hawala case.

29-November-2000

India strikes a counter-trade oil deal with Iraq as part of an effort to build a strategic relationship with Baghdad.

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