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Notable Historical Events on October 29th

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open

1958Boris Pasternak refuses Nobel prize for literature

1945Getulio Vargas, President of Brazil, resigns.

1982Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Girl is Mine"

1682William Penn lands at what is now Chester Pennsylvania

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

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

2004The 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 29th Historical Events
Date Event
529
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. 
BC
AD
439
The Vandals under the leadership of Gaiseric occupy Carthage 
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. 
1390
First trial for witchcraft in Paris. 
1467
Battle of Brusthem: Charles the Bold defeats Liege 
1508
Gelderse troops occupies Kuinre 
1552
Tsar Ivan IV escapes back to Moscow after battle 
1591
Giovanni A Facchinetti elected as Pope Innocentius IX 
1618
English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England. 
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.. 
1675
Leibniz makes the first use of the long s, ∫, for integral. 
1682
William Penn lands at what is now Chester Pennsylvania 
1692
Court of Oyer and Terminer convened for Salem witch trials dissolved 
1709
England/Netherlands sign anti-French "Barrieretraktaat" 
1727
Severe earthquake in New England 
1787
Opera "Don Giovanni" is produced (Prague) 
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. 
1794
French troops occupies Venlo 
1811
1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans 
1814
"Demologos", 1st steam-powered warship, is launched 
1833
1st US college fraternity to have a fraternity house founded 
1859
Spain declares war on Morocco. 
1863
International Committee of Red Cross forms as result Geneva held conference (Nobel 1917, 1944, 1963) 
1864
Greek parliament accept new Constitution 
1867
Mail packets "Rhone" & "Wye" capsize off St Thomas, Virgin Islands 
1872
J S Risdon patents metal windmill 
1881
Judge (U.S. magazine) first published. 
1888
Lord Salisbury grants Cecil Rhodes charter for British South Africa Company 
1889
NY Giants (NL) beat Bkln (AA) in world series 6 games to 3 
1889
Queen Victoria grants Cecil Rhodes rights to Zambezia 
1889
Stanley Park dedicated in Vancouver, BC 
1894
First election of Hawaiian Republic 
1901
In Amherst, Massachusetts, nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine. 
1904
First intercity trucking service (Colorado City & Snyder, Texas) 
1904
Interborough Rapid Transit subway opens in New York City 
1905
Hottentot chief Hendrik Witbooi fataly injured 
1910
Bob Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks record 11 singles in a game 
1913
Floods in El Salvador kill thousands. 
1914
Turkish warships storm Black Sea 
1915
Aristide Briand becomes premier of France 
1915
Thomas Masaryk claims independence for Czechoslovakia 
1920
Ed Barrow appointed GM of NY Yankees 
1921
The Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed. 
1923
Gibbs/Grey/Wood's revue "Runnin' Wild" (introducing Charleston) opens on Broadway, New York City 
1923
Army move SPD/KPD-government to German part of Saxon 
1923
Textile strike in Enschede Neth, against lower wages, begins 
1923
Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire) 
1924
"Dixie to Broadway" opens at Broadhurst Theater 
1924
Labour party loses British parliamentary election 
1929
"Black Tuesday" Stock Market crashes triggers "Great Depression" 
1930
1st Eastern Canada night CF game: Oshawa vs Toronto Balmy Beach 
1931
Lefty Grove, A's pitcher who won 31 games, is named the AL's MVP 
1932
French liner Normandie is launched 
1939
Golden Gate International Exposition closes (1st closure) 
1939
NHL Babe Seibert Memorial Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3 
1940
Secretary of War Henry L Stimson drew 1st number-258-in 1st peacetime military draft in US history 
1941
Cole Porter's musical "Let's Face It" premieres in New York City 
1942
Seventh day of battle at El Alamein: Montgomery assault 
1942
Alaska highway completed 
1942
Branch Rickey named president/GM of Brooklyn Dodgers 
1942
Nazis murder 16,000 Jews in Pinsk, Soviet Union 
1943
Three allied officers escape out camp Stalag Luft 3 
1944
1st Polish Armoured Division liberates Breda, Netherlands 
1944
Cabadese 2nd Infantry division frees Goes South-Beveland 
1945
First ball point pen goes on sale, 57 years after it is patented 
1945
Happy Chandler resigns as US Senator, remains as baseball commish 
1945
Getulio Vargas, President of Brazil, resigns. 
1947
Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands form Benelux Union 
1947
Trial of art forger Han van Meegeren begins in Amsterdam 
1948
Israeli forces liberate Meron & Gush-Halev 
1948
Safsaf massacre 
1949
White Sox trade Joe Tipton to A's for Nellie Fox 
1950
British Chancellor of the Exchequer (Minister of Finance) Stafford Cripps resigns 
1950
Wally Triplett avgs 735 yards on 3 kickoff returns 
1950
Cleveland Browns' Marion Motley sets record for highest avg gain in a game with 17.1 (10 attempts), Cleveland 45, Pittsburgh 7 
1953
A Baltimore group purchases St Louis Browns 
1954
Colonel Nasser disbands Moslem Brotherhood 
1954
Sweden begins experimental TV 
1955
Belgium signs accord for 5 day work week (45 hours) 
1955
Emile Zatopek runs world record 15 mile (1:14:01) & 25,000m (1:16:36) 
1956
Chet Huntley & David Brinkley, NBC News, team up 
1956
International zone of Tangier returns to Morocco 
1956
Israeli paratroopers drop into Sinai to open Straits of Tiran 
1957
Hand grenade explodes in Israel's Knesset (Parliament) 
1958
Boris Pasternak refuses Nobel prize for literature 
1958
Dr F Mason Sones is first doctor to perform a coronary angiogram 
1958
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1959
10 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced 
1960
Chartered C46 carrying Cal State's football team crashes, kills 16 
1960
Muhammad Ali's (Cassius Clay) 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6 
1961
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1963
"Meet the Beatles" booklet is published 
1964
Bobby Simpson completes cricket century in each innings v Pakistan 
1964
Karmi'el founded in Galilee 
1964
Star of India & other jewels are stolen in NY 
1964
Town of Karmiel founded in Galilee 
1964
The United Republic of Tanganyika & Zanzibar renamed The United Republic of Tanzania 
1965
US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians 
1966
Lunar Orbiter 1 crashes on moon: 6.7°N 162°E 
1966
National Organization of Women founded 
1967
Danny Abramowicz begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions 
1967
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open 
1967
MacDermot, Ragni & Rado's musical "Hair" premieres in NYC 
1967
London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall. 
1968
USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR 
1969
Supreme Court orders end to all school desegregation "at once" 
1969
Tom Seaver voted NL Cy Young Award 
1969
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1969
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1970
WYEA (now WLTZ) TV channel 38 in Columbus, GA (NBC) 1st broadcast 
1970
The Electoral Reform Society calls for the introduction of Proportional Representation (PR) in elections in Northern Ireland 
1972
Don Cockroft of Cleveland Browns kicks 57-yard field goal 
1972
Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open 
1974
Law bans discrimination of sex or marital status in credit application 
1975
Boston's Fred Lynn is the overwhelming choice as AL Rookie of Year 
1975
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1975
'Yorkshire Ripper' Peter Sutcliffe kills first victim, Wilma McCann 
1977
"Act" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 233 performances 
1977
Texas' Russell Erideben kicks his 3rd 60 yard field goal of the season 
1977
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1979
Billy Martin fired as Yankee manager (2nd time) 
1979
Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open 
1981
Bill Giles becomes CEO of Philadelphia Phillies 
1982
Car maker John DeLorean indicted for drug trafficking, later acquitted 
1982
Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Girl is Mine" 
1983
550,000 Dutch demonstrate against cruise missile 
1983
Notre Dame's Gil Fenerty rushes for 337 yards & 6 touchdowns 
1984
Orlando Pizzolato (2:14:53) & Greta Weitz (2:29:30) win NY Marathon 
1985
Cards' Joaquin Andujar suspended for 10 games for bumping an ump 
1985
Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multiparty election in Liberia. 
1986
Kirk Muller scores NJ Devil record 6 point, beat Penguins, 8-6 
1986
Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt is arrested at US-Mexico border for drugs 
1986
West Indies all out for 53 v Pakistan (Abdul Qadir 6-16) 
1987
"Don't Get God Started" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 86 perfs 
1987
Thomas Hearns wins unprecidented 4th different weight boxing title 
1988
2,000 US anti-abortion protesters arrested for blocking clinics 
1988
China announces a herbal male contraceptive 
1988
Jim Elliott (US) begins 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi 
1988
First scheduled Soviet shuttle launch (postponed) 
1989
Colleen Walker wins LPGA Nichirei Golf International 
1989
NYC MTA opens 63rd street extension to subway 
1989
Ozzie Newsome ends NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions 
1990
30 die in a (5.7) earthquake in Algeria 
1991
Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as NY Yankee manager 
1993
Dow Jones index reaches record 3687.86 
1994
Antonov AN-12 having an accident at Ust-Ilimsk Kaluga, 21 killed 
1994
NY Lotto pays $60 million+ 
1994
National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC) 
1995
"Fool Moon" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC 
1995
Sunday NY News increases price from $1.00 to $1.25 
1995
US beats Japan, 19-17, at Nichirei International LPGA Golf Tournament 
1997
Iraq's Revolution Command Council announces that it will no longer allow US citizens and US aircraft to serve with UN arms inspection teams 
1998
Apartheid: In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents its report, which condemns both sides for committing atrocities. 
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. 
1998
Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, made landfall in Honduras. 
1998
Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space. 
1998
ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of STS-95 space shuttle mission. 
1999
Deadliest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone hits Orissa, India. This event was known as 1999 Orissa cyclone ever since. 
2001
ExxonMobil announces that a consortium it leads will spend $4 billion over 5 years to develop large offshore oil and natural gas fields in Russia's far eastern Sakhalin region 
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. 
2004
In Rome, European heads of state sign the Treaty and Final Act establishing the first European Constitution. 
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. 
2005
29 October 2005 Delhi bombings kill more than 60. 
2007
Argentina elects its first female president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. 
2008
Delta Air Lines merges with Northwest Airlines, creating the world's largest airline and reducing the number of US legacy carriers to 5. 
2008
The Philadelphia Phillies defeat the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of the 2008 World Series to become champions of Major League Baseball. 
2011
Record-breaking snowstorm in the northeastern United States leaves nearly 2 million residents without power for more than 36 hours. 
2012
Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in New Jersey resulting in 110 deaths and $50 billion in damage and forces the New York stock exchange to close 
2012
Publishing companies Penguin and Random House merge to form the world's largest publisher 
2014
San Francisco Giants win the 2014 World Series 
2014
Madison Bumgarner is named MLB 2014 World Series MVP 
2015
Phil Collins' fans rejoice: Artist announces end of retirement 
2015
US sensors detect Russian submarines near underwater cables 
2015
EU Parliament votes to protect Edward Snowden 
2015
'Happy Birthday To You' Now In the Public Domain 
2016
American Airlines jet catches fire on takeoff at Chicago airport 
2016
Indians shut out Cubs again, take 2-1 World Series lead on Coco Crisp RBI 
2016
FedEx plane catches fire in Fort Lauderdale 
2016
Politics|FBI Chief James Comey Is in Political Crossfire Again Over Emails 
2016
Plane Preparing to Take Off at O'Hare Catches Fire 
2016
Clinton says confident new emails will not change FBI probe's conclusion 
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