This Day in History on 29 July

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 29 July. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Mohun Bagan Day

International Tiger Day

Important Events

2005 – Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.
2010 – An overloaded passenger ferry capsizes on the Kasai River in Bandundu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, resulting in at least 80 deaths.
2013 – Two passenger trains collide in the Swiss municipality of Granges-près-Marnand near Lausanne injuring 25 people.
2019 – Prison riot between rival gangs broke out in Brazil, at least 57 people have been killed.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1904 – J. R. D. Tata, French-Indian pilot and businessman, founded Tata Motors and Tata Global Beverages (d. 1993)

1959 – Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor, singer, and producer

Death/ Death Anniversary

1987 – Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1894)

2013 – Munir Hussain, Indian cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1929)

Futher Reading

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