Ajax Loader On This Day | 29 August

On this day:

1612 Battle of Surat, India: English fleet beats Portuguese

1931 Michael Faraday Discovers Electromagnetic Induction

1947 B.R. Ambedkar is appointed chairman of the drafting committee for the Indian constitution

1949 Soviet Union Tests its First Atomic Bomb, Code named Izdeliye 501 or First Lightening

1982 Radiactive synthetic element Meitnerium is Synthesized for the First time

Born on this day:

1632 John Locke, English philosopher, physician

1905 Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (Olympic gold 1928, 1932, 1936; birthday 29/8 celebrated as India’s National Sports Day), born in Allahabad

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