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    What happened on October 29

    • October 29, 0437 "Valentinian III, Western Roman Emperor, marries Licinia Eudoxia, daughter of his cousin Theodosius II, Eastern Roman Emperor in Constantinople. This unifies the two branches of the House of Theodosius"

    • October 29, 0529 "BC - The international day of Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, who declared the first charter of human rights in the world also known as Cyrus Cylinder."

    • October 29, 0969 Byzantine troops occupy Antioch Syria

    • October 29, 1268 "Conradin, the last legitimate male heir of the Hohenstaufen dynasty of Kings of Germany and Holy Roman Emperors, is executed along with his companion Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily, a political rival and ally to the hostile Roman Catholic church."

    • October 29, 1390 First trial for witchcraft in Paris.

    • October 29, 1422 Charles VII of France becomes king in succession to his father Charles VI of France

    • October 29, 1467 Battle of Brusthem: Charles the Bold defeats Liege

    • October 29, 1618 "English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England."

    • October 29, 1618 "Sir Walter Raleigh, explorer and colonizer, is executed for conspiring against James I."

    • October 29, 1658 Action of 29 October 1658 (Naval battle)

    • October 29, 1665 "Battle of Ambuila, where Portuguese forces defeated the forces of the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitated king Antonio I of Kongo, also called Nvita a Nkanga.."

    • October 29, 1675 "Leibniz makes the first use of the long s, , for integral."

    • October 29, 1682 William Penn lands in what will become Pennsylvania

    • October 29, 1682 "William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, lands at what is now Chester, PA."

    • October 29, 1727 Severe earthquake in New England

    • October 29, 1787 Mozart's opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague.

    • October 29, 1787 "The opera ""Don Giovanni"" is produced (Prague)"

    • October 29, 1792 Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after the British naval officer Alexander Arthur Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who spotted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.

    • October 29, 1808 The last punishment for witchcraft is administered in England.

    • October 29, 1811 The first Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans

    • October 29, 1833 The first US college fraternity to have a fraternity house founded

    • October 29, 1863 "Intl Comm of the Red Cross founded (Nobel 1917, 1944, 1963)"

    • October 29, 1863 Sixteen countries meeting in Geneva agree to form the International Red Cross.

    • October 29, 1863 The International Red Cross is established.

    • October 29, 1867 "Mail packets ""Rhone"" & ""Wye"" capsizes off St Thomas Virgin Islands"

    • October 29, 1881 The Judge (US magazine) first published.

    • October 29, 1886 The ticker-tape parade is invented in New York City when office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape into the streets as the Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    • October 29, 1889 "Stanley Park dedicated in Vancouver, BC"

    • October 29, 1894 The first election of the Hawaiian Republic

    • October 29, 1901 "Capital punishment: Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of US President William McKinley, is executed by electrocution."

    • October 29, 1901 "In Amherst, Massachusetts nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine."

    • October 29, 1901 "Leon Czolgosz, who assassinated President McKinley, is put to death in the electric chair."

    • October 29, 1904 "The first intercity trucking service (Colorado City & Snyder, Texas)"

    • October 29, 1910 Bob Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks record 11 singles in a game

    • October 29, 1912 The size of the U.S. flag is set by presidential order.

    • October 29, 1913 Floods in El Salvador kill thousands.

    • October 29, 1921 Second trial of Sacco and Vanzetti in USA.

    • October 29, 1921 "The Harvard University football team loses to Centre College, ending a 25 game winning streak. This is considered one of the biggest upsets in college football."

    • October 29, 1921 "The Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed."

    • October 29, 1922 "The King of Italy, Victor Emmanuel III, appoints Benito Mussolini as Prime Minister."

    • October 29, 1923 """Runnin' Wild"" (introducing the Charleston) opens on Broadway"

    • October 29, 1923 The Republic of Turkey is proclaimed.

    • October 29, 1923 Turkey becomes a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

    • October 29, 1923 Turkey proclaimed a republic (National Day)

    • October 29, 1924 """Dixie to Broadway,"" opens at Broadhurst Theater"

    • October 29, 1924 The ends of the Holland Tunnel meet under the Hudson River in New York City.

    • October 29, 1929 "Black Tuesday, where fearful investors crashed the New York Stock Exchange through their panicked selling of stocks, starts the Great Depression in America."

    • October 29, 1940 Sec of War Henry L Stimson drew 1st number-158-in 1st peacetime military draft in US history

    • October 29, 1942 "16,000 Jews killed in Pinsk Russia"

    • October 29, 1942 Alaska highway completed

    • October 29, 1942 "Holocaust: In the United Kingdom, leading clergymen and political figures hold a public meeting to register outrage over Nazi Germany's persecution of Jews."

    • October 29, 1944 Breda in the Netherlands is liberated by 1st Polish Armoured Division

    • October 29, 1945 "Getulio Vargas, president of Brazil, resigns."

    • October 29, 1945 "The first ball point pen goes on sale, 57 years after it was patented"

    • October 29, 1948 Safsaf massacre

    • October 29, 1955 The Soviet battleship Novorossiisk strikes a World War II mine in the harbor at Sevastopol.

    • October 29, 1956 "Chet Huntley & David Brinkley, NBC News, team up"

    • October 29, 1956 Israeli paratroopers drop into the Sinai to open Straits of Tiran

    • October 29, 1956 Suez Crisis begins: Israel forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal.

    • October 29, 1956 Tangier Protocol signed: The international city Tangier is reintegrated into Morocco.

    • October 29, 1956 The Huntley-Brinkley Report nightly newscast premieres on NBC TV.

    • October 29, 1957 A hand grenade explodes in Israel's Knesset (Parliament)

    • October 29, 1957 "Israel's prime minister David Ben Gurion and five of his ministers are injured as a hand grenade is tossed into Israel's parliament, the Knesset."

    • October 29, 1959 "10 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced"

    • October 29, 1960 "Chartered C46 carrying Cal State's football team crashes, kills 16"

    • October 29, 1960 "In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (who later takes the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight."

    • October 29, 1960 "Muhammad Ali's (Cassius Clay's) 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6"

    • October 29, 1961 Syria exits from the United Arab Republic.

    • October 29, 1963 """Meet the Beatles"" booklet is published"

    • October 29, 1964 "A collection of irreplaceable gems, including the 565 carat (113 g) Star of India, is stolen by a group of thieves including Jack Murphy from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City."

    • October 29, 1964 Star of India & other jewels are stolen in NY

    • October 29, 1964 Tanganika and Zanzibar join to form the Republic of Tanzania.

    • October 29, 1964 Town of Karmiel founded in the Galilee

    • October 29, 1966 National Organization of Women founded

    • October 29, 1966 The National Organization for Women is founded.

    • October 29, 1967 "London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall."

    • October 29, 1967 "Montreal's World Fair, Expo 67, closes with over 50 million visitors."

    • October 29, 1969 "The first-ever computer-to-computer link is established on ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet."

    • October 29, 1975 Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffer kills first

    • October 29, 1977 Number one hit on UK music charts - Baccara - Yes Sir I Can Boogie

    • October 29, 1979 "50 years after the great stock market crash, anti-nuclear protestors fail to shut down the New York Stock Exchange."

    • October 29, 1980 "Demonstration flight of a secretly modified C-130 for an Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt ends in crash landing at Eglin Air Force Base's Duke Field, Florida leading to cancellation of Operation Credible Sport."

    • October 29, 1982 "Car maker John DeLorean indicted for drug trafficking, later acquitted"

    • October 29, 1982 "Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release ""The Girl is Mine"""

    • October 29, 1983 "An earthquake in Turkey kills 1,300."

    • October 29, 1983 "Over 500,000 people demonstrate against cruise missiles in The Hague, The Netherlands."

    • October 29, 1985 Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multiparty election in Liberia.

    • October 29, 1987 Thomas Hearns wins unprecidented 4th different weight boxing title

    • October 29, 1988 "2,000 US anti-abortion protesters arrested for blocking clinics"

    • October 29, 1988 China announces a herbal male contraceptive

    • October 29, 1988 Jim Elliott (US) begins 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi

    • October 29, 1988 Number one hit on UK music charts - Enya - Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)

    • October 29, 1988 "Pakistan's General Rahimuddin Khan resigns from his post as Governor of Sindh, following the efforts by President of Pakistan Ghulam Ishaq Khan to limit the powers Rahimuddin had accumulated."

    • October 29, 1988 Soviets 1st scheduled shuttle launch (postponed)

    • October 29, 1989 "After years of delays, the 63rd Street Tunnel opens for service, the first expansion of the New York City subway system since 1967."

    • October 29, 1990 30 die in a (5.7) earthquake in Algeria

    • October 29, 1991 "The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid."

    • October 29, 1994 "Francisco Martin Duran fires more than two dozen shots at the White House, and is later sentenced to 40 years in prison."

    • October 29, 1998 ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of STS-95 space shuttle mission.

    • October 29, 1998 "Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, made landfall in Honduras."

    • October 29, 1998 "While en route from Adana to Ankara, a Turkish Airlines flight with a crew of 6 and 33 passengers is hijacked by a Kurdish militant who orders the pilot to fly to Switzerland. The plane instead lands in Ankara after the pilot tricked the hijacker into thinking that he was landing in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia to refuel."

    • October 29, 2002 "Ho Chi Minh City ITC Inferno, a fire destroys a luxurious department store with 1500 people shopping. Over 60 people died and over 100 are missing. It is the deadliest disaster in Vietnam during peacetime."

    • October 29, 2004 "In Rome, European heads of state sign the Treaty and Final Act establishing the first European Constitution."

    • October 29, 2004 "The Arabic news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a video of Osama bin Laden in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election."

    • October 29, 2005 29 October 2005 Delhi bombings kill more than 60.

    • October 29, 2007 "Argentina elects its first female president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner."

    • October 29, 2009 "12 are killed by an IOC depot fire in Jaipur, Army is called."

    • October 29, 2009 "A gunman opens fire at the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, United States, and wounds two people."

    • October 29, 2009 A Thai cargo ship is hijacked in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia.

    • October 29, 2009 Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen says a deal at a UN climate change summit in December is unlikely.

    • October 29, 2009 "English Premier League footballer Marlon King is convicted of sexual assault, imprisoned and sacked by his club Wigan Athletic F.C."

    • October 29, 2009 "India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announces a ""new chapter"" in the Jammu and Kashmir peace process, and withdraws some troops from the region."

    • October 29, 2009 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the government is ready for a deal on its nuclear program.

    • October 29, 2009 "Kenya is to carry out its first census on its gay population to combat HIV/AIDS, even though homosexuality is banned in the country."

    • October 29, 2009 Rwandan man D‚sir‚ Munyaneza is given a life sentence in Canada for his role in the Rwandan genocide under the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act.

    • October 29, 2009 "South Korea arrests a college lecturer accused of spying for North Korea, saying he was recruited by North Korean agents in India."

    • October 29, 2009 "The African Union imposes a travel ban on the leader of Guinea's military junta, Moussa Dadis Camara, and 41 of his colleagues and freezes their bank accounts."

    • October 29, 2009 "The composer and pianist Elton John cancels his 30 October final date of The Red Piano Tour scheduled for The O2, Dublin, due to declining health."

    • October 29, 2009 The de facto regime in Honduras files suit with the International Court of Justice over Brazil's continued harbouring of exiled president Manuel Zelaya in its Tegucigalpa embassy.

    • October 29, 2009 The Haitian Senate votes to remove Prime Minister MichŠle Pierre-Louis.

    • October 29, 2009 "The United States unofficially exits recession in the third quarter, growing at 3.5%."







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