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October 29 Historical Events

The following events took place on October 29. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 67 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 539 BC
    Cyrus the Great (founder of Persian Empire) entered capital of Babylon and allowed the Jews to return to their land.
  • 312
    Constantine the Great enters Rome after his victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, stages a grand adventus in the city, and is met with popular jubilation. Maxentius’ body is fished out of the Tiber and beheaded.
  • 437
    Valentinian III, Western Roman Emperor, marries Licinia Eudoxia, daughter of his cousin Theodosius II, Eastern Roman Emperor in Constantinople unifying the two branches of the House of Theodosius.
  • 969
    Byzantine troops occupy Antioch, Syria.
  • 1268
    Conradin is executed along with his companion Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily.
  • 1390
    First trial for witchcraft in Paris leading to the death of three people.
  • 1467
    Battle of Brustem: Charles the Bold defeats Liège.
  • 1591
    Pope Innocent IX is elected.
  • 1611
    Russian homage to the King of Poland, Sigismund III Vasa.
  • 1618
    English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
  • 1658
    Second Northern War: Naval forces of the Dutch Republic defeat the Swedes in the Battle of the Sound.
  • 1665
    Battle of Ambuila, in which Portuguese forces defeat the forces of the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitated king António I of Kongo, also called Nvita a Nkanga.
  • 1675
    Leibniz makes the first use of the long s (∫) as a symbol of the integral in calculus.
  • 1787
    Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague.
  • 1792
    Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who sighted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.
  • 1863
    Eighteen countries meet in Geneva and agree to form the International Red Cross.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Wauhatchie: Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant repel a Confederate attack led by General James Longstreet. Union forces thus open a supply line into Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • 1888
    The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.
  • 1901
    In Amherst, Massachusetts nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.
  • 1901
    Capital punishment: Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President William McKinley, is executed by electrocution.
  • 1918
    The German High Seas Fleet is incapacitated when sailors mutiny on the night of the 29th-30th, an action which would trigger the German Revolution of 1918–19.
  • 1921
    The Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.
  • 1921
    Second trial of Sacco and Vanzetti in the United States of America.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy appoints Benito Mussolini as Prime Minister.
  • 1923
    Turkey becomes a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1929
    The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or “Black Tuesday”, ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression.
  • 1941
    The Holocaust: In the Kaunas Ghetto over 10,000 Jews are shot by German occupiers at the Ninth Fort, a massacre known as the “Great Action”.
  • 1942
    The Holocaust: In the United Kingdom, leading clergymen and political figures hold a public meeting to register outrage over Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews.
  • 1944
    The city of Breda in the Netherlands is liberated by 1st Polish Armoured Division.

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