1390 – The 1st trial for in witchcraft Paris was on the 29th October 1390, leading to the death of 3 people.
1504 – the Korean painter and poet was born on the 29th October 1504 (died 1551). Shin Saimdang
1618 – the English adventurer, writer, and Sir Walter Raleigh courtier was beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England on the 29th October 1618.
1658 – took place on the 29th October 1658. Battle of the Sound
1675 – The was first used as a symbol of the long s ‘∫’ symbol ∫ integral in calculus by Leibniz on the 29th October 1675.
1787 – The opera by Don Giovanni Mozart received its 1st performance in Prague on the 29th October 1787.
1861 – the Russian painter was born on the 29th October 1861 (died 1904). Andrei Ryabushkin
1863 ~ The was agreed upon when 18 countries met in iNTERNATiONAL RED CROSS Geneva on the 29th October 1863.
1901 – the assassin of U.S. President Leon Czolgosz William McKinley was executed by electrocution on the 29th October 1901.
1921 – the American cartoonist was born on the 29th October 1921 (died 2003). Bill Mauldin
1922 – was appointed as Prime Minister on the 29th October 1922 by Benito Mussolini Victor Emmanuel III, the King of Italy.
1929 – The crashed on the 29th October 1929, in what was called the New York Stock Exchange Crash of ’29 or Black Tuesday, ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression.
1936 – the Japanese model and Akiko Kojima Miss Universe 1959 was born on the 29th October 1936.
1942 – the American painter and television host was born on the 29th October 1942 (died 1995). Bob Ross
1944 – the English singer-songwriter and guitarist from the Denny Laine Moody Blues and Wings was born on the 29th October 1944.
1945 – the English Mick Gallagher Hammond organ player with Ian Dury and the Blockheads was born on the 29th October 1945.
1945 – the American singer-songwriter and actress was born on the 29th October 1945. Melba Moore
1946 – the English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Peter Green Fleetwood Mac was born on the 29th October 1946.
1947 – the American actor was born on the 29th October 1947. Richard Dreyfuss
1949 – the Scottish guitarist from David Paton Pilot, The Alan Parsons Project and Bay City Rollers was born on the 29th October 1949.
1949 – the American guitarist and songwriter from James Williamson The Stooges was born on the 29th October 1949.
1955 – the American singer-songwriter from Kevin DuBrow Quiet Riot was born on the 29th October 1955 (died 2007).
1955 – the English keyboard player from Roger O’Donnell The Cure and Thompson Twins was born on the 29th October 1955.
1958 – the Slovak painter was born on the 29th October 1958. Blažej Baláž
1961 – the American singer-songwriter and dancer from Randy Jackson The Jackson 5 was born on the 29th October 1961.
1964 – the English model was born on the 29th October 1964. Yasmin Le Bon
1964 – the Eddie McGuire Australian businessman, television and radio host was born in on the 29th October 1964. Edward Joseph McGuire Broadmeadows AM is best known as Eddie or Eddie Everywhere, in his long association with Australian rules football and the Channel 9 TV network. Eddie McGuire is the current president of the Collingwood Football Club and Melbourne Stars, Twenty20 cricket franchise, and the current host of Channel Nine program . Eddie is also a host on Millionaire Hot Seat The Hot Breakfast with Mick Molloy and Luke Darcy on Triple M Melbourne‘s breakfast show, as well as being an Australian rules football commentator for Fox Footy. He also broadcasts his own show on the channel EMT, as well as a columnist for the Herald Sun. Eddie McGuire has hosted the Nine Network’s , the Australian The AFL Footy Show and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? . He wa the former 1 vs. 100 CEO of the Nine Network, resigning in 2007. NEWS: 29th May 2013: Eddie McGuire admitted he was guilty of racial vilification, after he made an on-air racist reference to Adam Goodes and King Kong.
1969 – established the first ever ARPANET computer-to-computer link on the 29th October 1969. ARPANET was the precursor to the Internet.
1971 – the American actress was born on the 29th October 1971. Winona Ryder
1971 – the primary leader and co-founder of the Duane Allman The Allman Brothers Band died in a motorcycle accident on the 29th October 1971.
1972 – the Japanese businessman and founder of Takafumi Horie Livedoor was born on the 29th October 1972. www.livedoor.com
1980 – the murderer of Mark David Chapman John Lennon left New York from his home in Hawaii on the 29th October 1980, to carry out the murder.
1998 – blasted off on Space Shuttle Discovery STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board on the 29th October 1998. John Glenn became the oldest person to go into space.
1998 – made landfall in HURRiCANE MiTCH on the 29th October 1998. Hurricane Mitch was the 2nd deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, with 19,325 people killed. It was the most powerful and destructive Honduras hurricane of the , with winds of 285 km/h (180 mph). Hurricane Mitch matched the 4th most intense Atlantic hurricane on record as of 1998. Mitch struck 1998 Atlantic hurricane season as a strong tropical storm. The hurricane left 2.7 million people homeless, and a damage bill of over $6 billion. Florida
Hurricane Mitch at peak intensity image captured by GOES-8 on 26th October 1998 at 21:45 UTC (Image source: NOAA ~ Operational Significant Event Imagery )
2008 – merged with Delta Air Lines Northwest Airlines on the 29th October 2008, which created the world’s largest airline and reduced the number of US legacy carriers to 5.
2012 ~ aka HURRiCANE SANDY , the devastating SUPERSTORM SANDY tropical cyclone made landfall at on the coastline of New Jersey America’s north-east on the 29th October 2012. Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane in diameter on record, with winds spanning 1,800 km (1,100 miles), and affected at least 24 states, from to Florida Sandy brought a destructive storm surge to New England. , flooding streets, tunnels and subway lines in New York City . Massive destruction occurred along the Lower Manhattan Jersey Shore in New Jersey. Estimations suggest the damage bill will be over $52 billion, which would rank Sandy in the top 5 most destructive hurricanes of all time. Super Storm Sandy caused 193 deaths.
Satellite captured image of Hurricane Sandy battering the U.S. East coast at 9:10am (EDT) Monday 29th October 2012. The center of the Hurricane was about 310 miles south-southeast of New York City. The Tropical Storm force winds are about 1,000 miles in diameter. (Credit: NASA / NOAA GOES Project)
ABC News has presented some Superstorm Sandy interactive before & after photos. The interactive images on the
ABC.net.au website show the parts of the New Jersey coastline damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in a before and after format, by hovering your mouse over each satellite photo. Visit the ABC News Superstorm Sandy interactive before & after photo sliders to see the damage done to Casino Pier, Breakwater Beach Park, Ortley Beach, Mantoloking, Brielle, Ocean City, Brick township, Playland’s Castaway Cove, Gillian’s Island Water Park, Ocean City coastline and Longport coastline in New Jersey..
The ABC News Superstorm Sandy interactive before & after photos of the damage done by Hurricane Sandy along the New Jersey Shore (NOAA / Google 2012)
Aerial view of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy along the Boardwalk at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey Shore beach coast ~ NJ Photo taken by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard on 30th October 2012
The before photo of the Boardwalk Casino Pier, Seaside Heights, New Jersey Shore (Imagery ©2012 Digital Globe, Geo Eye, USDA Farm Service Agency, Map data ©2012 Google)
ABC News Superstorm Sandy interactive before & after photos (Development: Blake Butcher / Executive producer: Matthew Liddy / Source: NOAA / Google) The NJ interactive images on the ABC.net.au website show the parts of the New Jersey coastline damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in a before and after format, by hovering your mouse over each satellite photo
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