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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1929 AD


January 1: Roy Riegels runs 60 yards the wrong way with Rose Bowl fumble recovery
January 2: U.S. and Canada agree to preserve Niagara Falls
January 3: 27 year old William S. Paley becomes CBS president
January 3: Bradman scores 112 vs. England at MCG - his 1st Test century
January 5: Coup by King Alexander in South Slavia
January 6: Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia
January 7: 1st telephone connection between Netherlands and East Indies
January 7: "Buck Rogers," 1st sci-fi comic strip, premieres
January 7: "Tarzan," one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears
January 8: 1st telephone connection between Netherlands and West-Indies
January 8: CBS radio network buys WABC in New York City
January 9: BG DeSylva and Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru," premieres in New York City
January 9: KDB-AM in Santa Barbara, California begins radio transmissions
January 10: Elmer Rice's "Street Scene," premieres in New York City
January 12: Seatrain (RR cars on ships) service begins, New Orleans-Havana
January 13: Humanist Society established, Hollywood California
January 14: Afghan King Amanullah forced to resign
January 17: Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip "Thimble Theater"
January 18: "NY Daily Mirror" columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio
January 18: Stalin proposes to ban Trotsky from the Politburo
January 19: Acadia National Park, Maine established
January 19: Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
January 20: 1st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, "In Old Arizona"
January 21: Robert Sherriff's "Journey's End," premieres in London
January 25: Bradman scores 340* for NSW vs. Victoria, 488 minutes, 38 fours
January 26: Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India's independence
January 29: Seeing Eye Guide Dog Organization forms
January 31: Erich Maria Remarques publishes "Im West nieces Neues" in Berlin
January 31: Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey


February 1: 1st clean and jerk of 400 lbs (182 kg), Charles Rigoulet, 402 lbs
February 3: Revolutionary Socialist Party forms in Amsterdam
February 4: Archie Jackson scores 164 on Test Cricket debut vs. England at Adelaide
February 5: Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoon debuts in SF
February 6: Rudy Vallee recorded "Deep Night"
February 8: KOY-AM in Phoenix Arizona begins radio transmissions
February 9: U.S.S.R., Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Romania sign Litvinov Pact
February 11: Eugene O'Neill's "Dynamo," premieres in New York City
February 11: Vatican City, world's smallest country, made an enclave of Rome
February 12: Karst Leemburg wins Dutch 11 cities skate (11:30)
February 13: Cruiser Act: OKs construction of 19 new cruisers and an aircraft carrier
February 13: Vladimir Mayakofsky's "Klop," premieres in Moscow
February 14: St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed
February 15: St. Valentine's Day massacre (Chicago)
February 16: KID-AM in Idaho Falls, Idaho begins radio transmissions
February 19: Medical diathermy machine 1st used, Schenectady, New York
February 20: American Samoa organizes as territory of U.S.
February 20: Red Sox announce they will play Sunday games at Braves Field
February 26: President Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park
February 27: Turkey signs Litvinov-pact
February 28: Chicago Blackhawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home


March 2: Chicago Black Hawks shut-out for NHL record 8th straight game
March 2: Congress creates Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
March 4: Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes 1st native American Vice President
March 4: Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st president
March 6: Turkey and Bulgaria sign friendship treaty
March 8: U.S. worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
March 9: Marcel Pagnol's "Marius," premieres in Paris
March 13: Bradman scores 123 Australia vs. England at MCG, his 2nd Test Cricket ton
March 16: WHP-AM in Harrisburg Pennsylvania begins radio transmissions
March 17: General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel
March 17: Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera closes university of Madrid
March 18: Dmitri Shostakovich' "The new Babylon," premieres in Leningrad
March 22: 66 horses run in Irish Grand National Sweepstakes
March 22: KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions
March 22: USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor
March 23: 1st telephone installed in White House
March 27: U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
March 27: U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
March 28: Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador
March 29: Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep New York Rangers in 2 games


April 1: Austrian government of Ignaz Seipel falls
April 1: Doorne's trailer factory in Einsdhoven, Netherlands opens
April 1: Louie Marx introduces Yo-Yo
April 1: Luis Bunuel releases "Un Chien Andalou," 24-minute film
April 1: Morehouse College, Spellman College and Atlanta University affiliate
April 3: Persia agrees to Litvinov Pact
April 4: 1st AAU Greco-Roman wrestling championships held
April 4: "New Moon" musical opens in London
April 5: Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact
April 11: KLO-AM in Ogden, Utah begins radio transmissions
April 11: Loetafoon celluloid film system demonstrated in Amsterdam
April 16: Cleveland Indian Earl Averill, becomes 1st AL to hit a home run on 1st at bat
April 16: New York Yankees become 1st team to wear uniform numbers
April 18: Palace for People's industry in Amsterdam devastated by fire
April 19: 33rd Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:33:08.6
April 24: 1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off
April 24: Thorvald Stauning becomes premier of Denmark
April 26: 1st non-stop England to India flight lands
April 30: Earnest Streeruwitz becomes chancellor of Austria


May 1: Brooklyn's Johnny Finn sets 100 yard sack race in 14.4 seconds
May 1: Farm workers strike begins in East-Groningen
May 1: Police kill 19 Mayday demonstrators in Berlin
May 3: Prussia bans anti-fascists
May 4: Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive home runs, Yankees 11, Tigers 9
May 6: AL announces it will discontinue MVP award
May 6: New York to San Francisco footrace begins
May 8: Jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway
May 8: New York Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pirates, 11-0
May 9: New York Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pittsburgh Pirates
May 9: WJW-AM in Cleveland Ohio begins radio transmissions
May 10: 55th Preakness: Louis Schaefer aboard Dr. Freeland wins in 2:01.6
May 10: 64th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Muirfield Gullane
May 11: 1st regularly scheduled TV broadcasts (3 nights per week)
May 11: Dr. Annie Webb Blanton forms Delta Kappa Gamma Society in Austin Tx
May 12: Pulitzer prize awarded to Julia Peterkin (Scarlet Sister Mary)
May 15: Fire in X-ray film stock kills 125 at Crile Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)
May 16: 1st Academy Awards - "Wings," Emil Jennings and Janet Gaynor wins
May 18: 55th Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee on Clyde Van Dusen wins in 2:10.8
May 18: Dodgers beat Phillies 20-16 and lost 8-6 in 2nd game (record 50 runs)
May 19: Cloudburst causes stampede in Yankee Stadium crushes 2 people to death
May 19: General Feng Yu-Xiang of China declares war on Chiang Kai-Shek government
May 21: Automatic electric stock quotation board installed, New York City
May 21: Sergei Prokoviev's ballet "Prodigal Son," premieres in Paris
May 24: Detroit Tigers beats Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 21 innings
May 27: 2nd Ryder Cup: Britain - Ireland, 7 - 5 at Moortown, England
May 28: 1st all color talking picture "On With the Show" exhibited (New York City)
May 31: Atlantic City Convention Center opens


June 3: 1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center, electric light
June 3: Chile, Peru and Bolivia sign accord about Tacna-Arica-area
June 4: George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie in Rochester, New York
June 5: Ramsey MacDonald forms minority Labour government in Britain
June 7: Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st Dutch female minister (of Labor)
June 7: Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
June 8: 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
June 8: Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curaeao kidnap governor Fruytier
June 9: Venezuelan rebel Urbina lets Dutch/Curacaose hostages free
June 14: Prussia and Vatican sign Concord
June 15: 1st time New York curb stock exchange transacts more business than New York Exch
June 16: Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (New York to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
June 22: Mel Ott (Giants) homers off Leo Sweetland (Phillies) in doubleheader
June 25: President Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam, Hoover Dam
June 26: ENKA/Vereinigte Glanzstoff Factory merge AKU (Genl Kunstzijde Union)
June 27: 1st color TV demo, New York City
June 27: President Von Hindenburg refuses to pay German debt of WW I
June 29: 1st high-speed jet wind tunnel completed Langley Field Ca
June 29: 31.1 degrees C (88 degrees F) hoogste temperatuur op deze dag in De Bilt
June 29: Mexico and Vatican sign Concord
June 30: 33rd U.S. Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 294 at Winged Foot CC NY


July 1: U.S. cartoonist Elzie Segar creates "Popeye"
July 1: U.S. Immigration law of 1924 in effect
July 3: Dunlop Latex Development Laboratories made foam rubber
July 4: AM radio station WOWO, Indiana's transmitter burns down
July 5: 42nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (61 62)
July 5: WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down
July 6: St. Louis has 2, 10 run innings and beats Phillies 28-6
July 7: Romania and Vatican sign concord
July 10: In game between Pirates and Phillies 9 home runs hit 1 in each inning
July 10: U.S. issues newer, smaller-sized paper currency
July 15: 1st airport hotel opens - Oakland, California
July 17: U.S.S.R. drops diplomatic relations with China
July 24: New York to San Francisco foot race ends (2 months) winner is 60 year old Monteverde
July 24: President Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war
July 27: Dike of Wieringermeerpolder finished
July 28: Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Michigan)
July 29: Belgium Maurice Dewaele wins Tour de France
July 31: Aristide Briand becomes premier of France


August 2: Phillies Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a home run
August 4: 60,000 SA'ers/SS'ers march by Munich
August 4: Indians, in 9th with 2 outs score 9 to beat Yankees 14-6
August 4: Jones Beach in New York opens
August 7: Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms Dutch government
August 7: Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
August 8: German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight
August 8: Salem, Oregon airport dedicated
August 10: Grover Alexander beats Phils 7-1 for his 373rd and last NL win
August 11: Babe Ruth becomes 1st to hit 500 homers off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland
August 11: Persia and Iraq sign friendship treaty
August 11: Russian-Chinese border fights
August 14: Jewish Agency for Palestine forms
August 20: 1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward completed
August 21: Chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town
August 23: Arabs attack Jews in Israel
August 24: 43rd U.S. Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe H Watson (64 62)
August 24: Palestinians attack orthodox Jews in Jerusalem
August 24: Turkey and Persia signs friendship treaty
August 25: Graf Zeppelin passes over San Francisco for LA after trans-Pacific voyage
August 26: 1st U.S. roller coaster built
August 28: Frank Woolley scores his 100th first-class hundred
August 29: German airship Graf Zeppelin ends a round-the-world flight


September 2: Unilever forms by merger of Margarine Union and Lever Bros
September 2: WOR (New York City) ends affiliation with CBS radio network
September 3: Dow Jones hits a record peak of 381.17
September 5: French premier A Briand requests a U.S. of Europe
September 11: SF Mayor Rolph inaugurates new pedestrian traffic light system
September 14: 49th U.S. Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Francis Hunter (36 63 46 62 64)
September 14: A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox
September 16: Police shoots at strikers at Maastricht, 2 killed
September 17: British troops begin evacuating
September 18: Pirates loss to Braves and clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
September 18: Preston Sturges' "Strictly Dishonorable," premieres in New York City
September 21: 1st legal pass in Canada was thrown by Gerry Seiberling and 1st reception by Ralph Losie of Calgary Altomah-Tigers against Edmonton
September 24: Lt James H Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in New York in 1st all-instrument flight
September 24: Yankees Tom Zachary ends season 12-0
September 25: Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
September 26: John Schrober becomes chancellor of Austria
September 28: 1st CF interception return for a touchdown (Joe Hess-University of Alberta)
September 30: 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)


October 3: British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with U.S.S.R.
October 3: Julius Curtius succeeds Stresemann as German foreign minister
October 3: Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes changes name to Yugoslavia
October 6: 12th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Hillcrest CC Los Angeles
October 7: Ramsay MacDonald is 1st British premier to address U.S. Congress
October 8: A's Howard Ehmke (7-2) sets World Series record striking out 13 Cubs
October 8: Mohammed Nadir Khan occupies Kabul Afghanistan/drives out H Ghazi
October 9: G Kaufman and R Lardner's musical "June Moon," premieres in New York City
October 11: Sean O'Casey's "Silver Tassle," premieres in London
October 12: Cubs blow 8-0 World Series lead, A's score 10 in 1 inning
October 14: Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 in 26th World Series
October 14: Philadelphia A's set World Series record of 10 runs in an inning
October 20: Bayshore Highway opens (SF)
October 22: French government of Briand falls
October 22: James H. Scullin forms Australia government
October 24: Belgium princess Marie-Jose and Italian crown prince Umberto gets engaged, assassination attempt on Umberto fails
October 24: "Black Thursday," start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%
October 24: Ruby Vallee's Fleishmann Hour begins broadcasting on NBC radio
October 25: Former Interior Sec Albert Fall convicted of accepting $100,000 bribe
October 28: Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64
October 29: Black Tuesday, Stock Market crashes triggers Great Depression


November 1: Lundy, part of British Isles, issue their own stamps
November 4: John Baldridge' "Berkeley Square," premieres in New York City
November 7: Museum of Modern Art opens in New York City
November 8: Jean Giraudoux' "Amphitryon '38," premieres in Paris
November 8: New York City Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building
November 17: Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico
November 17: Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo
November 18: Dr. Vladimir K Zworykin demonstrates "kinescope"
November 18: Large quake in Atlantic breaks Transatlantic cable in 28 places
November 18: Stalin routes troops to Manchuria
November 20: 1st broadcast of "Goldbergs" on U.S. radio
November 20: Salvador Dali's 1st one-man show
November 22: Bradman scores 157 for NSW against the MCC at cricket SCG
November 25: Belgium government Jaspar falls
November 28: Admiral Richard E Byrd makes 1st South Pole flight
November 28: Ernie Nevers scores all 40 pts for Chicago Cards vs Bears (NFL record)
November 29: Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd sends "My calculations indicate that we have reached vicinity of South Pole"
November 30: 17th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 14-3


December 1: BINGO invented by Edwin S Lowe
December 1: Game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe
December 2: 1st skull of Peking man found, 50 km out of Peking at Tsjoe Koe Tien
December 3: Boston Bruins begins then NHL record 14 game winning streak
December 5: 1st U.S. nudist organization (American League for Physical Culture, New York City)
December 6: Turkey introduces female suffrage
December 7: Bradman scores 124 for Woodfull's XI against Ryder's XI 166 minutes
December 7: Leo Diegel wins PGA golf tournament
December 10: Bradman scores 225 in 2nd inn of Test Cricket trial after 124 in 1st
December 14: Alexander Zaimis elected President of Greece
December 15: Walter Mittelholzer flies as 1st about the Kilimanjaro
December 16: Chicago Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-1
December 20: Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager
December 20: Mount Davidson dedicated as a San Francisco city park
December 21: 1st group hospital insurance plan offered (Dallas Tx)
December 25: Grimmett takes 6-146 for SA, Queensland all out 380 Crowd 5,390
December 29: Police arrest Sukarno and 100s PNI-leaders
December 30: Cole Porter's musical "Wake Up and Dream," premieres in New York City
December 30: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority incorporates
December 31: Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini illius magistri
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