29 OCTOBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • James Boswell, 1740
  • John Keats, 1759
  • Jean Giraudoux, 1882
  • Fanny Brice, 1891
  • Joseph Goebbels, 1897
  • A. J. Ayer, 1910
  • Bill Mauldin, 1921
  • Dominick Dunne, 1925
  • Zoot Sims, 1925
  • Melba Moore, 1945
  • Richard Dreyfuss, 1947
  • Kate Jackson, 1948
  • Winona Ryder, 1971

Died On This Day:

  • Sir Walter Raleigh beheaded, 1618
  • Nathan Bedford Forrest, 1877
  • Leon Czolgosz electrocuted, 1901
  • Joseph Pulitzer, 1911
  • King Gustav V Sweden, 1950
  • Louis B. Mayer, 1957
  • Guthrie McClintic, 1961
  • Adolphe Menjou, 1963
  • Duane Allman killed, 1971
  • Woody Herman, 1987
  • Terry Southern, 1995
  • Letitia Baldrige, 2012

Today's Events:

  • 1787 - Mozart's 'Don Giovanni' first performed in Prague; Mozart conducts himself.
  • 1863 - International Committee of the Red Cross founded in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 1923 - Turkey proclaimed a republic under Mustapha Kemal, president.
  • 1929 - 'Black Tuesday' Crash of New York Stock Market begins The Great Depression; Dow falls 11.7%.
  • 1952 - Fredrick Knott's 'Dial M For Murder' starts 552 performance run on Broadway.
  • 1956 - NOW, the National Organization of Women founded.
  • 1956 - Israeli forces invade Sinai Peninsula and Egypt beginning Suez Canal crisis.
  • 1967 - 'Hair' opens at New York Shakespeare Festival's Public Theatre.
  • 1969 - First internet crash as Charley Kline's login causes overflow; fixed by Bill Duvall at Stanford.
  • 1969 - First computer-to-computer message sent across Internet (then called Arpanet) from UCLA to SRI.
  • 1995 - World's worst subway accident - at Baku, Azerbaijan 337 killed, 200 injured from fire, deadly gas.
  • 1998 - 77 year-old John Glenn becomes oldest man in space.
  • 2012 - Hurricane Sandy hits US Eastern Seaboard and turns into superstorm wreaking devastation; 39 dead, six million without power.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Colman of Kilmacduagh

Holiday:

  • Republic Day in Turkey (1923)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CHI'U CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • RAMADAN, Muslim holy month
  • CHILD HEALTH DAY - first Monday in October in USA
  • COLUMBUS DAY - first Monday in October
  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - last Sunday in October set clocks back
  • MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY - celebrated fourth Sunday in October in US
  • NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY - second Sunday in October in USA
  • THANKSGIVING DAY IN CANADA - second Monday in October

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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