This Day in History on 29th February
The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.
On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 29th February. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
1996 – Faucett Flight 251 crashes in the Andes; all 123 passengers and crew die.
1996 – Siege of Sarajevo officially ends.
2000 – Second Chechen War: Eighty-four Russian paratroopers are killed in a rebel attack on a guard post near Ulus Kert.
2004 – Jean-Bertrand Aristide is removed as President of Haiti following a coup.
2008 – The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence decides to withdraw Prince Harry from a tour of Afghanistan “immediately” after a leak led to his deployment being reported by foreign media.
2008 – Misha Defonseca admits to fabricating her memoir, Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years, in which she claimed to have lived with a pack of wolves in the woods during the Holocaust.
2012 – Tokyo Skytree construction completed. It is the tallest tower in the world, 634 meters high, and second tallest artificial structure on Earth, next to Burj Khalifa.
1896 – Morarji Desai, Indian civil servant and politician, 4th Prime Minister of India (d. 1995)
1984 – Adam Sinclair, Indian field hockey player
1996 – Nelson Asofa-Solomona, New Zealand rugby league player
1996 – Reece Prescod, British sprinter
1996 – Claudia Williams, New Zealand tennis player
2000 – Ferran Torres, Spanish footballer
Death/ Death Anniversary
P. K. Narayana Panicker, Indian social leader (b. 1930)