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Events and People Who Made History on October 29

5th Century

439 - Vandalen under Genseric occupy Carthago

16th Century

1508 - Gelderse troops occupies Kuinre
1552 - Czar Ivan IV escapes back to Moscow after battle
1591 - Giovanni A Facchinetti elected as Pope Innocentius IX

17th Century

1682 - William Penn lands at what is now Chester, Pennsylvania

18th Century

1709 - England/Netherlands sign anti-French "Barrieretraktaat"
1727 - Severe earthquake in New England
1787 - Opera "Don Giovanni" is produced (Prague)
1794 - French troops occupies Venlo

19th Century

1811 - 1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans
1814 - "Demologos," 1st steam-powered warship, is launched
1833 - 1st U.S. college fraternity to have a fraternity house founded
1863 - International Comm of Red Cross forms (Nobel 1917, 1944, 1963)
1864 - Greek parliament accept new Constitution
1867 - Mail packets "Rhone" and "Wye" capsizes off St. Thomas Virgin Islands
1872 - J. S. Risdon patents metal windmill
1888 - Lord Salisbury grants Cecil Rhodes charter for BSA Company
1889 - New York Giants (NL) beat Brooklyn (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 - 1st election of Hawaiian Republic

20th Century

1904 - 1st intercity trucking service (Colorado City and Snyder, Texas)
1904 - IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit) subway (New York City) opens
1905 - Hottentot chief Hendrik Witbooi fataly injured
1910 - Bob Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks record 11 singles in a game
1914 - Russia declares war on Turkey
1914 - Turkish warships storm Black Sea
1915 - Aristide Briand becomes premier of France
1915 - Thomas Masaryk claims independence for Czechoslovakia
1920 - Ed Barrow appointed General Manager of New York Yankees
1923 - Army move SPD/KPD-government to German part of Saxon
1923 - Gibbs/Grey/Wood's revue "Runnin' Wild," premieres in New York City
1923 - "Runnin' Wild" (introducing Charleston) opens on Broadway
1923 - Textile strike in Enschede, Netherlands, against lower wages, begins
1923 - Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire)
1924 - "Dixie to Broadway," opens at Broadhurst Theater
1924 - Labour 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-158-in 1st peacetime military draft in U.S. history
1941 - Cole Porters musical "Let's Face It," premieres in New York City
1942 - 7th day of battle at El Alamein: Montgomery assault
1942 - Alaska highway completed
1942 - Branch Rickey named president/General Manager of Brooklyn Dodgers
1942 - Nazi's murder 16,000 Jewish in Pinsk, Soviet Union
1943 - 3 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 - 1st ball point pen goes on sale, 57 years after it is patented
1945 - Happy Chandler, resigns as U.S. Senator, remains as baseball commish
1947 - Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherland form Benelux Union
1947 - Trial of art forger Han of Meegeren begins in Amsterdam
1948 - Israeli forces liberate Meron and Gush-Halev
1949 - White Sox trade Joe Tipton to A's for Nellie Fox
1950 - British minister of Finance Stafford Cripps resigns
1950 - Cleveland Browns' Marion Motley sets record for highest avg gain in a game with 17.1 (10 attempts), Cleveland 45, Pittsburgh 7
1950 - Wally Triplett avgs 735 yards on 3 kickoff returns
1953 - A Baltimore group purchases St. Louis Browns
1954 - Colonel Nasser disbands Moslem Brothership
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) and 25,000m (1:16:36)
1956 - Chet Huntley and 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 1st doctor to perform a coronary angiogram
1958 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1959 - 10 nation soccer league to play all games on New York Randalls Is, announced
1960 - Chartered C46 carrying California State's football team crashes, kills 16
1960 - Muhammad Ali's 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6
1961 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 - "Meet the Beatles" booklet is published
1964 - Bobby Simpson completes cricket century in each innings vs. Pakistan
1964 - Karmi'el founded in Galilee
1964 - Star of India and other jewels are stolen in New York
1964 - Town of Karmiel founded in Galilee
1964 - United Rep of Tanganyika and Zanzibar renamed United Rep of Tanzania
1965 - U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
1966 - Lunar Orbiter 1 crashes on moon: 6.7 degrees N 162 degrees 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 and Rado's musical "Hair," premieres in New York City
1968 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.
1969 - Tom Seaver voted NL Cy Young Award
1969 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 - U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1970 - WYEA (now WLTZ) TV channel 38 in Columbus, Georgia (NBC) 1st broadcast
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 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1977 - "Act" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 233 performances
1977 - Texas' Russell Erideben kicks his 3rd 60 yard field goal of the season
1977 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
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 and Michael Jackson release "Girl is Mine"
1983 - Notre Dame's Gil Fenerty rushes for 337 yards and 6 touchdowns
1984 - Orlando Pizzolato (2:14:53) and Greta Weitz (2:29:30) win New York Marathon
1985 - Cards' Joaquin Andujar suspended for 10 games for bumping an ump
1986 - Kirk Muller scores New Jersey 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 vs. Pakistan (Abdul Qadir 6-16)
1987 - "Don't Get God Started" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 86 performances
1987 - Thomas Hearns wins unprecidented 4th different weight boxing title
1988 - 2,000 U.S. anti-abortion protesters arrested for blocking clinics
1988 - China announces a herbal male contraceptive
1988 - Jim Elliott (U.S.) begins 24-hour paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
1988 - Soviets 1st scheduled shuttle launch (postponed)
1989 - Colleen Walker wins LPGA Nichirei Golf International
1989 - New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority 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 New York Yankee manager
1993 - Dow Jones index reaches record 3687.86
1994 - Antonov AN-12 having an accident at Ust-Ilimsk Kaluga, 21 killed
1994 - National Museum of American Indian opens (New York City)
1994 - New York Lotto pays $60 million+
1995 - "Fool Moon" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City
1995 - Sunday New York News increases price from $1.00 to $1.25
1995 - U.S. beats Japan, 19-17, at Nichirei International LPGA Golf Tournament
1998 - John Glenn returns to space at the age of 77 as a payload specialist on the Discovery
1999 - Cyclone/tidal surge kills as many as 10,000 in eastern India

21st Century

2008 - Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines merge


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