About October 29

October 29, 2022 is the 302nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 63 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Scorpio is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 85 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 29

  • 312
    Constantine the Great enters Rome after his victory at 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.
  • 1390
    First trial for witchcraft in Paris leading to the death of three people.
  • 1611
    Russian homage to the King of Poland, Sigismund III Vasa.
  • 1787
    Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague.
  • 1901
    In Amherst, Massachusetts nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    The Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.
  • 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”.
  • 1956
    Suez Crisis begins: Israeli forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal.
  • 1956
    The Tangier Protocol is signed: The international city Tangier is reintegrated into Morocco.
  • 1960
    In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (who later takes the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight.
  • 1961
    Syria exits from the United Arab Republic.
  • 1980
    Demonstration 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.
  • 1986
    British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opens the last stretch of the M25 motorway.
  • 1991
    The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.
  • 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 is landing in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia to refuel.
  • 2004
    In Rome, European heads of state sign the Treaty and Final Act establishing the first European Constitution which, however, failed to be ratified by all signatory countries and therefore never entered into force.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    Record-breaking snowstorm in the northeastern United States leaves nearly 2 million residents without power for more than 36 hours.

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