This Day in History on 29 March

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 29th March. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • Youth Day (Taiwan)

Important Events

1561: Akbar attacked on Malwa at Sarangpur and defeated Bajbahadar.

1849: Maharaj Dulip Singh left the throne of Punjab that once belonged to his late father Ranjit Singh and was then occupied by the East India Company. The Britishers had captured it after defeating the Sikh Army at Amritsar.

1857: Sepoy Mangal Pandey shot the first bullet of 1857 Indian mutiny in the barracks of Barrackpur near Calcutta against British Empire. This was the starting of the mutiny.

1914: Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram came in India.

1942: Britain offered dominion status to India after the war if it cooperated now.

1943: Shaheed Laxman Nayak, freedom fighter and leader, was hanged at Berhampur Jail.

1952: India enters into a war with Japan.

1954: Indian Institute of Public Administration inaugurated.

1978: Union Government revises the percentage of reservation in service for SC\STs from 12.5\% to 15\%. Orders to be effective from 25 March.

1977: S. N. Mathur became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation

1979: Delhi beat Karnataka by 399 runs to win Cricket’s Ranji Trophy.

1982: Delhi (707) beat Karnataka (705) on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy.

1989: Central Institute of Fisheries Education gets the distinction of becoming the first Fisheries University in India.

1992: The expert committee recomends an autonomous council for the Jharkhand region of Bihar.

1996: SC asks All India Indira Congress to modify its name as All Indira Congress

1998: The new govt. wins the vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha.

1999: A massive earthquake in the Garhwal region of Uttar Pradesh in the inner Himalayas claims 85 lives and more than 130 injured.

1984: The Baltimore Colts load its possessions onto fifteen Mayflower moving trucks in the early morning hours and transfer its operations to Indianapolis.

Birthday / Anniversary

Hanumant Singh, cricketer

1869: Sir Edwin Lutyens, Builder of Rashtrapati Bhavan and England’s most outstanding architect of his time, was born.

1914: Sudhir Gupta, famous Hindi poet and educationist, was born in Kalasgram, Bangladesh.

1914: Chapman Pincher, Indian-English historian, journalist, and author (d. 2014)

1928: Romesh Bhandari, Pakistani-Indian politician, 13th Foreign Secretary of India (d. 2013)

1932: Sundaram Gundibalirama, right-hand batsman and right-arm medium fast bowler, was born at Udipi in Karnataka.

1934: Shahryar Khan, Indian-Pakistani politician and diplomat, 20th Foreign Secretary of Pakistan

1939: Hanumant Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India-century on debut), was born in Banswara.

Death / Death Anniversary

1963: Siyaramsharan Gupt, great autor of Hindi language, died.

1978: Jayasinghrao Mansinghrao Ghorpade, cricketer, 8 Tests for India and 229 runs, passed away.

1990: Adoor Bhasi, Malayalam film actor, passed away.

1992: Shri Anand Rishiji Maharaj 1008 , Acharya Samrat of ‘Jain Shraman Sangh’, passed away.

1995: Harindra Dave, chief editor of Janmabhumi Group and Gujrati author, passed away.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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