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October 29th, 2007 (October 29 2007)EventArgentina elects its first female president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
October 29th, 2005 (October 29 2005)Event29 October 2005 Delhi bombings kill more than 60.
October 29th, 2004 (October 29 2004)EventThe 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. Osama bin Laden Quotes
October 29th, 2004 (October 29 2004)EventIn Rome, European heads of state sign the Treaty and Final Act establishing the first European Constitution.
October 29th, 2002 (October 29 2002)EventHo 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 29th, 1999 (October 29 1999)EventDeadliest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone hits Orissa, India. This event was known as 1999 Orissa cyclone ever since.
October 29th, 1998 (October 29 1998)EventApartheid: In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents its report, which condemns both sides for committing atrocities.
October 29th, 1998 (October 29 1998)EventSpace Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.
October 29th, 1998 (October 29 1998)EventATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of STS-95 space shuttle mission.
October 29th, 1998 (October 29 1998)EventWhile 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 Switzerlandied in 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 29th, 1998 (October 29 1998)EventHurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, made landfall in Honduras.
October 29th, 1994 (October 29 1994)EventFrancisco Martin Duran fires over two dozen shots at the White House (Duran was later convicted of trying to kill US President Bill Clinton).Bill Clinton Quotes
October 29th, 1991 (October 29 1991)EventThe American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.
October 29th, 1988 (October 29 1988)EventPakistan 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 29th, 1986 (October 29 1986)EventBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opens the last stretch of the M25 motorway.Margaret Thatcher Quotes
October 29th, 1985 (October 29 1985)EventMajor General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multiparty election in Liberia.
October 29th, 1983 (October 29 1983)EventOver 500,000 people demonstrate against cruise missiles in The Hague, The Netherlands.
October 29th, 1980 (October 29 1980)EventDemonstration 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 29th, 1971 (October 29 1971)EventVietnam War: VietnamizationThe total number of American troops still in Vietnam drops to a record low of 196,700 (the lowest level since January 1966).
October 29th, 1969 (October 29 1969)EventThe first-ever computer-to-computer link is established on ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet.
October 29th, 1967 (October 29 1967)EventLondon criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.Jack London Quotes
October 29th, 1967 (October 29 1967)EventMontreal s World Fair, Expo 67, closes with over 50 million visitors.
October 29th, 1964 (October 29 1964)EventTanganika and Zanzibar join to form the Republic of Tanzania.
October 29th, 1964 (October 29 1964)EventA 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 29th, 1961 (October 29 1961)EventSyria exits from the United Arab Republic.
October 29th, 1960 (October 29 1960)EventIn Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (who later takes the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight.Muhammad Ali Quotes
October 29th, 1957 (October 29 1957)EventIsrael 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 29th, 1956 (October 29 1956)EventSuez Crisis begins: Israel forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal.
October 29th, 1956 (October 29 1956)EventTangier Protocol signed: The international city Tangier is reintegrated into Morocco.
October 29th, 1955 (October 29 1955)EventThe Soviet battleship Novorossiisk strikes a World War II mine in the harbor at Sevastopol.
October 29th, 1948 (October 29 1948)EventSafsaf massacre
October 29th, 1945 (October 29 1945)EventGetulio Vargas, president of Brazil, resigns.
October 29th, 1944 (October 29 1944)EventBreda in the Netherlands is liberated by 1st Polish Armoured Division
October 29th, 1942 (October 29 1942)EventHolocaust: In the United Kingdom, leading clergymen and political figures hold a public meeting to register outrage over Nazi Germany s persecution of Jews.
October 29th, 1929 (October 29 1929)EventThe 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.
October 29th, 1923 (October 29 1923)EventTurkey becomes a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.
October 29th, 1922 (October 29 1922)EventThe King of Italy, Victor Emmanuel III, appoints Benito Mussolini as Prime Minister.Benito Mussolini Quotes
October 29th, 1921 (October 29 1921)EventThe Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.
October 29th, 1921 (October 29 1921)EventSecond trial of Sacco and Vanzetti in USA.
October 29th, 1921 (October 29 1921)EventThe 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 29th, 1913 (October 29 1913)EventFloods in El Salvador kill thousands.
October 29th, 1901 (October 29 1901)EventIn Amherst, Massachusetts nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.
October 29th, 1901 (October 29 1901)EventCapital punishment: Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of US President William McKinley, is executed by electrocution.William McKinley Quotes
October 29th, 1886 (October 29 1886)EventThe 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 29th, 1881 (October 29 1881)EventJudge (U.S. magazine) first published.
October 29th, 1863 (October 29 1863)EventSixteen countries meeting in Geneva agree to form the International Red Cross.
October 29th, 1863 (October 29 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of WauhatchieForces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant ward off a Confederate attack led by General James Longstreet. Union forces thus open a supply line into Chattanooga, Tennessee.Ulysses S. Grant Quotes
October 29th, 1859 (October 29 1859)EventSpain declares war on Morocco.
October 29th, 1792 (October 29 1792)EventMount 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.William Alexander Quotes
October 29th, 1787 (October 29 1787)EventMozart s opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague.
October 29th, 1675 (October 29 1675)EventLeibniz makes the first use of the long s, ?, for integral.
October 29th, 1665 (October 29 1665)EventBattle 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 29th, 1658 (October 29 1658)EventAction of 29 October 1658 (Naval battle)
October 29th, 1618 (October 29 1618)EventEnglish adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.Sir Walter Raleigh Quotes
October 29th, 1467 (October 29 1467)EventBattle of Brusthem: Charles the Bold defeats Liege
October 29th, 1422 (October 29 1422)EventCharles VII of France becomes king in succession to his father Charles VI of France
October 29th, 1390 (October 29 1390)EventFirst trial for witchcraft in Paris.
October 29th, 1268 (October 29 1268)EventConradin, 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 29th, 0969 (October 29 0969)EventByzantine troops occupy Antioch Syria
October 29th, 0529 (October 29 0529)EventThe 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 29th, 0437 (October 29 0437)EventValentinian 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

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