29 October In History - What Happened On This Day

According to Gregory calendar, on October 29, the day number in a year is 302 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 303. October 29 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 29 October in the World ⚡

312Constantine the Great defeated Maxentius at the Battle of theMilvian Bridge in Rome.
1420Beijing was officially designated the capital of the MingDynasty on the same year that the Forbidden City, the seat ofgovernment, was completed.
1707The Hoei earthquake ruptured all of the segments of the Nankaimegathrust simultaneously—the only earthquake known to have donethis—with an estimated magnitude of 8.6 ML.
1709England and the Netherlands signed an anti-France treaty.
1794French troops captured Venlo.
1831The British Parliament's decision to reform the vote led to the Bristol riots in 1831, delaying the construction of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
1835Maori chiefs signed the Declaration of the Independence of NewZealand and established the United Tribes of New Zealand.
1864Greece adopted the new constitution.
1886In New York Harbor, U.S. President Grover Cleveland dedicatedthe Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, to commemorate the centennialof the Declaration of Independence.
1891The Nobi Earthquake, Japan's largest known inland earthquake,struck the former provinces of Mino and Owari.
1893In Saint Petersburg, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky led the firstperformance of his Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Pathétique, nine daysbefore his death.
1915Richard Strauss conducted the first performance of his tonepoem An Alpine Symphony in Berlin.
1918Czechoslovakia proclaimed its independence from Austria-Hungary.
1919The U.S. Congress passed the Volstead Act over PresidentWoodrow Wilson's veto, reinforcing Prohibition in the United States.
1920Jamia Millia Islamia was established by the efforts of former President Zakir Hussain.
1929This day marked Black Monday which saw a major stock market turmoil, a part of the Wall Street Crash of 1929 which was to eventually lead to the Great Depression.
1933As the population affected by poverty owing to redundancy rises, a resultant increase in disease is also observed with TB, Diphtheria, scarlet fever etc. all on the rise.
1942The government announces that Coffee will be rationed nationwide, starting November 28th.
1942The Nazis killed 16 thousand Jews in Pinsk, Belarus.
1955Belgium approved the law for workers to work five days a week.
1964The African country Tangayika-Zanzibar United Republic was renamed the United Republic of Tanzania.
1965In St. Louis, Missouri, US, the 630-foot (190 m) tallparabolic steel Gateway Arch was completed.
1967Expo 67 closed in Montreal after attracting more than 50 million visitors in six months.
1971In a first, Britain launches a satellite atop a British rocket. The satellite, called Prospero has been launched into the Earth’s lower orbit, mounted on a Black Arrow carrier rocket.
1972The Nazis killed 16 thousand Jews in Belarus in Pinsk.
1985Boxer Vijendra Singh, who won India's first Olympic medal in boxing, was born.
1990The government headed by Norway's Prime Minister John P. Sisey collapsed.
1995The world's deadliest subway disaster took place in Baku,Azerbaijan, when an electrical malfunction caused a fire that killed 289passengers and injured 265 more.
1999About 150 people died and five lakh people were affected by the Mahatufan, which came at a speed of 250 km on the east coast of India.
2001Islamic terrorists attack a church in eastern Pakistan, slaying 18 people who were at prayer, which included children.
2005Two days before Deepawali in Delhi, 62 people died in the serial blasts in busy areas Paharganj and Sarojini Nagar.
2006NATO makes an apology for the deaths of Afghani civilians in an air raid on Tuesday, October 24, in the province of Kandahar, laying blame on the Taliban for using common villagers as missile fodder.
2007Israeli PM Ehud Olmert apologizes to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, his Turkish counterpart, for having possibly violated Turkey’s airspace.
2009The first test article for NASA's Ares I rocket, Ares I-X, has been launched successfully on a suborbital test flight from Launch Complex 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
2009The detonation of a car bomb by an unidentified party in Peshawar, Pakistan, killed 137 people and injured more than 200 others.
2012Sandy storms on the east coast of America killed 286 people.
2014Australia banned all visas from nations affected by the Ebola virus, like Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Although the country’s officials said that it was required to preserve public health, medical & health experts strongly criticized this policy.
2015China announced the abolition of a child policy.

Important Historical Events of 29 October in India ⚡

1985Boxer Vijendra Singh, who won India's first Olympic medal in boxing, was born.
1999About 150 people died and five lakh people were affected by the Mahatufan, which came at a speed of 250 km on the east coast of India.

Famous Birthdays of 29 October 😀

Birth YearDeath YearName/Category/Country
1938Ellen Johnson Sirleaf / Politician / Liberia
1985Vijender Singh / Player / India
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