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

  • 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.
  • 969
    Byzantine troops occupy Antioch Syria.
  • 1611
    Russian homage to the King of Poland, Sigismund III Vasa.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1901
    Capital punishment: Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President William McKinley, is executed by electrocution.
  • 1921
    The Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.
  • 1923
    Turkey becomes a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 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.
  • 1956
    Suez Crisis begins: Israeli forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal.
  • 1967
    London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.
  • 1967
    Montreal’s World Fair, Expo 67, closes with over 50 million visitors.
  • 1969
    The first-ever computer-to-computer link is established on ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet.
  • 1991
    The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.
  • 1998
    Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.
  • 1998
    The Gothenburg nightclub fire in Sweden kills 63 and injures 200.
  • 2002
    Ho Chi Minh City ITC Inferno, a fire destroys a luxurious department store where 1500 people are shopping. Over 60 people die and over 100 are unaccounted for. It is the deadliest disaster in Vietnam during peacetime.
  • 2005
    Bombings in Delhi kill more than 60.
  • 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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