Former Prime Minister Morarji Desai was born on this day (major events of 29 February)

Former Prime Minister Morarji Desai was born on this day (major events of 29 February)

New Delhi (Uttam Hindu News): Important events of 29 February in Indian and world history are as follows:-

1744 – French natural philosopher John Theophilus Dejaguillier, member of the Royal Society of London, passed away.

1780 – Omicron Delta Omega co-ed fraternity was founded by Benjamin Franklin.

1840 – Irish-American scientist John Philip Holland, the father of the modern submarine, was born.

1860 – Herman Hollerith invented the tabulating machine.

1896 – Former Prime Minister Morarji Desai was born, Morarji Desai was the sixth Prime Minister of India.

1928 – Donna Coolbride, American poet, writer and library operator, passed away.

1936 – Nature magazine published about Niels Bohr’s Bowl of Balls.

1960 – Thousands of people died in a massive earthquake in Morocco’s southern city of Agadir.
The intensity of this earthquake was 6.7.

1984 – Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, announces his retirement.

1996 – After 4 years of continuous firing and attacks, the siege of Bosnia’s capital Sarajeo ends.

2004 – International Space Station traveler Michel Foyle’s Alexander Kelly landed in space, but returned back to the station due to a malfunction in his space suit.

2008 – Famous litterateur Dr. Bachchan Singh was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2008 for translation.

2012- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who was suffering from a tumor, recovered after having a tumor removed from his pelvis.

2012 -Construction of Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest tower and second tallest structure, is completed.


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