About October 29

October 29, 2024 is the 303rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 63 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 92 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 29

  • 1268
    Conradin, 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.
  • 1422
    Charles VII of France becomes king in succession to his father Charles VI of France.
  • 1665
    Battle of Ambuila, in which Portuguese forces defeat the forces of the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitated king Antonio 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.
  • 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.
  • 1863
    Eighteen countries meet in Geneva and agree to form the International Red Cross.
  • 1886
    The first ticker-tape parade takes place in New York City when office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape into the streets as the Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
  • 1901
    In Amherst, Massachusetts nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.
  • 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 1918–1919.
  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • 1955
    The Soviet battleship Novorossiisk strikes a World War II mine in the harbor at Sevastopol.
  • 1961
    Syria exits from the United Arab Republic.
  • 1983
    Over 500,000 people demonstrate against cruise missiles in The Hague, Netherlands.
  • 1985
    Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multi-party election in Liberia.
  • 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.
  • 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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