About October 29

October 29, 2021 is the 302nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 63 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

What Happened On October 29

  • 969
    Byzantine troops occupy Antioch Syria.
  • 1611
    Russian homage to the King of Poland, Sigismund III Vasa.
  • 1658
    Battle of the Sound.
  • 1863
    Eighteen countries meet in Geneva and agree to form the International Red Cross.
  • 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 Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.
  • 1922
    The King of Italy, Victor Emmanuel III, appoints Benito Mussolini as Prime Minister.
  • 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”.
  • 1945
    Getulio Vargas, president of Brazil, resigns.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.
  • 1969
    The first-ever computer-to-computer link is established on ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet.
  • 1985
    Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multi-party election in Liberia.
  • 1991
    The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.
  • 1998
    ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of STS-95 space shuttle mission.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    Bombings in Delhi kill more than 60.

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