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.
  • 1390
    First trial for witchcraft in Paris leading to the death of three people.
  • 1422
    Charles VII of France becomes king in succession to his father Charles VI of France.
  • 1675
    Leibniz makes the first use of the long s (∫) as a symbol of the integral in calculus.
  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • 1944
    The city of Breda in the Netherlands is liberated by 1st Polish Armoured Division.
  • 1955
    The Soviet battleship Novorossiisk strikes a World War II mine in the harbor at Sevastopol.
  • 1956
    Suez Crisis begins: Israeli forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal.
  • 1964
    The United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar is renamed the United Republic of Tanzania.
  • 1971
    In Macon, Georgia, guitarist Duane Allman is killed in a motorcycle accident.
  • 1980
    Mark David Chapman, John Lennon’s murderer, leaves for New York from his home in Hawaii.
  • 1985
    Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multi-party election in Liberia.
  • 1986
    British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opens the last stretch of the M25 motorway.
  • 1998
    Apartheid: In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents its report, which condemns both sides for committing atrocities.
  • 1998
    Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, makes landfall in Honduras.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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