Historical Significance of June 29: The important events that took place on this day

On this day an Indian rebel group defeated the British force at the battle of Chinhat

There are so many incidents in history that often amazes us. We are here to accompany you to accomplish your dream of clearing the competitive exams. Following are some of the historical events that happened on this day.

Indian Historical events on this day

1757 Mir Zafar given the Throne

On June 29, 1757, Mir Zafar acquired the throne as the Nawab of Bengal, Bihar and Odisha from Murshidabad.

1857 Battle at Chinhat

On June 29, The Indies rebels headed by Barkat Ahmed defeated the British in the battle at Chinhat. On a tipoff that the insurgent force was making its way to Oudh,/Awadh British officer. Sir Henry advanced his forces to ambush the rebels at the village in Chinhat.

However, to his surprise, they were caught off-guard and they had to retreat and took shelter in a residency where they had been held captive till September 1857.

1997 Vishwanathan won Frankfurt chess classic title

On June 29, 1997, Indian chess grandmaster won the 1997 chess classic title in Frankfurt, Germany. Vishwanathan is a world chess champion, he has won the title five times.

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Indian Actress Upasana Singh

Born on June 29, 1975, in Punjab, Upasana Singh is an Indian actress mostly famous for her comedy role, Upasana has worked in many Bollywood movies. Apart from Bollywood, she worked in Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Rajasthani and Gujarati movies as well.

Indian Scientist Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

Born on June 29, 1893, in Kolkata, Prasanta Chandra was an Indian scientist and statistician. His contribution towards the society was great; he is remembered for the Mahalanobis distance, a statistical measure, and for being one of the members of the first Planning Commission of free India. He is also considered the father of modern statistics.

Indian academician Ashutosh Mukherjee 

Born on June 29, 1864, in Kolkata, Ashutosh Mukherjee was a Bengali educator, jurist, barrister and mathematician. He was the first student to receive a dual degree (MA in Mathematics and Physics) from Calcutta University. In his lifetime many educational institutions were founded which include, Bengal Technical Institute in 1906, the College of Science of the Calcutta University in 1914 and Calcutta Mathematical Society in 1908.

International events on this day

U.S space shuttle docks with the Russian Space station

On June 29, 1995, to make the largest man-made satellite to orbit the earth, the U.S space shuttle docks with the Russian space station. The cooperation between the two rival space organizations marked the 100th human space mission in American history.

1941 Germany Advance in USSR

Despite the Nazi-Soviet pack 1939, on June 29, 1941, German forces came forward to attack Moscow Kiev one week after the launch of massive invasion on the USSR.

1941 German invasion and slaughter in Lvov

On June 29, 1941, as Germany had already started invading soviet territory many of its areas were captured by Germany they had also invaded Lvov, in eastern Galicia, in Ukraine, where they slaughtered thousands of people.

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