29 October

October 29 is the 302nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 63 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about October 29th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about October 29th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International Internet Day
  • National Bandana Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – October 29

2012: Hurricane Sandy hits the US’s eastern coast

Hurricane Sandy, a category 2 storm by the time it made landfall in the US, hit the US’s eastern coast. The estimated damage from the hurricane was $50 billion.

2008: Delta Air Lines merged with Northwest

The merger resulted in creating world’s largest airline. The merged entity took on the name of Delta Airlines, and the Northwest Airlines brand name was retired.

2005: Bombings in Delhi

3 separate bombings in India’s capital city of Delhi a few days before the important festival of Diwali left about 60 people dead.

1998: Oldest person to fly in space

John Glenn flew on the Discovery shuttle at the age of 77 years, making him the oldest person to fly in space.

1863: Red Cross founded

Also known as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Red Cross is a humanitarian institution that has been a three-time recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

1929: “Black Tuesday,” fueled the crisis known as the Great Depression.

in 1929 Just five days after nearly 13 million shares of U.S. stock were sold in one day, an additional 16 million shares were sold this day, called “Black Tuesday,” further fuelling the crisis known as the Great Depression.

539 BC – Cyrus the Great captured Babylon

On this day in 539 BC – Cyrus the Great captured Babylon, incorporating the Neo-Babylonian Empire and making the Achaemenid Empire the largest in history at that time.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, October 29

1974: Michael Vaughan, English cricketer

1971: Winona Ryder, American actress

1938: Ralph Bakshi, American director, screenwriter, producer

1938: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian politician, 24th President of Liberia

1877: Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, October 29

1995: Terry Southern, American author, screenwriter

1949: George Gurdjieff, Armenian mystic

1911: Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian/American politician, journalist, publisher, founded Pulitzer, Inc.

1877: Nathan Bedford Forrest, American Confederate Army General

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