November 29 is more than just another date on the calendar; it holds a tapestry of historical events that have left an indelible mark on both India and the world. Let’s embark on a journey through time, exploring the myriad milestones, celebrations, and challenges that make this day significant. In the grand scheme of history, November 29 stands out as a day of profound importance. It’s a canvas painted with events that have shaped the destiny of nations and individuals alike.
Major Events on November 29
1669: The Battle of Swally: A decisive naval battle fought between the Portuguese and British fleets off the coast of Surat, India. The victory marked the decline of Portuguese power in India and the rise of the East India Company.
1947: Partition of India: The Indian Independence Act 1947, passed by the British Parliament, came into effect, dividing British India into two independent dominions: India and Pakistan. This partition led to a mass migration of millions of people and a period of intense violence.
1974: Discovery of the Indus Valley Civilization: Archaeologists unearthed the site of Harappa, one of the largest cities of the Indus Valley Civilization, in modern-day Pakistan. This discovery revolutionized our understanding of ancient India’s history and culture.
1759: Assassination of Delhi Emperor Alamgir II
1782: Britain recognized American independence.
1889: The foundation stone of the ‘Glass House’ was laid in Lalbagh Garden, Bangalore.
1948: The then Soviet Union formed a separate government in East Berlin.
1947: The General Assembly of the United Nations voted on the partition of Palestine between Arabs and Jews. As a result of which Israel was created.
1990: US President George W. Bush proposed a US-Iraq meeting to avoid war.
1999: The world’s largest meterwave radio telescope opened in Narayangaon, Maharashtra.
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World History on November 29
1877: Thomas Edison Demonstrates the Phonograph: Inventor Thomas Edison publicly demonstrated his invention, the phonograph, for the first time. This marked the birth of recorded sound and revolutionized the way people listened to music and recorded their voices.
1890: Meiji Constitution Enacted in Japan: The Meiji Constitution of Japan came into effect, establishing a constitutional monarchy and marking the beginning of modern Japan.
1947: United Nations General Assembly Adopts Palestine Partition Plan: The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for the partition of Palestine into two independent states, one Arab and one Jewish. This resolution, while not fully implemented, set the stage for the creation of Israel and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
1972: Modoc War Begins: The Modoc War, a conflict between the Modoc people of California and the United States government, erupted with the Battle of Lost River. The war lasted until 1873 and resulted in the displacement and relocation of the Modoc people.
1909- Romesh Chandra Dutt, famous Bengali historian
2011- Indira Goswami, Assamese Jnanpith Award winning writer
November 29 has witnessed a plethora of events that have shaped the course of history, making it a day of historical significance.
Global events on November 29 span various domains, from politics and science to culture and sports.
Yes, various cultures have traditions and observances linked to November 29, adding a cultural dimension to the day.
The date has seen remarkable advancements in science and technology, contributing to our understanding and progress.