This Day in History on 29th May
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 May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
- International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
- Public holidays in Nigeria
- World Digestive Health Day
1453: With the conquest of Constantinople, the Byzantine Empire fell to the Ottomans.
- 1953: New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary and Nepali-Indian Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
- 1658: Dara Shukoh was utterly defeated by Aurangzeb in the battle of Samugarh near Agra.
- 1953: Gandhi ends his 21-day fast, his second for the cause of the ‘untouchables.’
- 1936: Gandhi’s eldest son creates a controversy as he converts to the Muslim faith.
- 1968: Dara Singh becomes the world wrestling champion.
- 1982: Naval Academy at Ezhimala, Kerala, was approved by Union Cabinet.
- 1991: P.V. Narasimha Rao elected President of Congress (I).
Birthday / Anniversary:
- 1906: T. H. White, Indian-English author (d. 1964)
- 1914: Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese-Indian mountaineer (d. 1986)
1905: Sita Ram Surajmal Jajoo, social reformer and politician, was born at Neemuch Cantt, M.P.
Death / Death Anniversary:
1987: Charan Singh, Indian politician, 5th Prime Minister of India (b. 1902)