1390 – The 1st trial for witchcraft in Paris was on the 29th October 1390, leading to the death of 3 people.
1504 – Shin Saimdang the Korean painter and poet was born on the 29th October 1504 (died 1551).
1618 – Sir Walter Raleigh the English adventurer, writer, and courtier was beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England on the 29th October 1618.
1658 – Battle of the Sound took place on the 29th October 1658.
1675 – The long s ‘∫’ symbol ∫ was first used as a symbol of the integral in calculus by Leibniz on the 29th October 1675.
1787 – The Don Giovanni opera by Mozart received its 1st performance in Prague on the 29th October 1787.
1861 – Andrei Ryabushkin the Russian painter was born on the 29th October 1861 (died 1904).
1863 ~ The iNTERNATiONAL RED CROSS was agreed upon when 18 countries met in Geneva on the 29th October 1863.
1901 – Leon Czolgosz the assassin of U.S. President William McKinley was executed by electrocution on the 29th October 1901.
1921 – Bill Mauldin the American cartoonist was born on the 29th October 1921 (died 2003).
1922 – Benito Mussolini was appointed as Prime Minister on the 29th October 1922 by Victor Emmanuel III, the King of Italy.
1929 – The New York Stock Exchange crashed on the 29th October 1929, in what was called the Crash of ’29 or Black Tuesday, ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression.
1936 – Akiko Kojima the Japanese model and Miss Universe 1959 was born on the 29th October 1936.
1942 – Bob Ross the American painter and television host was born on the 29th October 1942 (died 1995).
1944 – Denny Laine the English singer-songwriter and guitarist from the Moody Blues and Wings was born on the 29th October 1944.
1945 – Mick Gallagher the English Hammond organ player with Ian Dury and the Blockheads was born on the 29th October 1945.
1945 – Melba Moore the American singer-songwriter and actress was born on the 29th October 1945.
1946 – Peter Green the English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Fleetwood Mac was born on the 29th October 1946.
1947 – Richard Dreyfuss the American actor was born on the 29th October 1947.
1949 – David Paton the Scottish guitarist from Pilot, The Alan Parsons Project and Bay City Rollers was born on the 29th October 1949.
1949 – James Williamson the American guitarist and songwriter from The Stooges was born on the 29th October 1949.
1955 – Kevin DuBrow the American singer-songwriter from Quiet Riot was born on the 29th October 1955 (died 2007).
1955 – Roger O’Donnell the English keyboard player from The Cure and Thompson Twins was born on the 29th October 1955.
1958 – Blažej Baláž the Slovak painter was born on the 29th October 1958.
1961 – Randy Jackson the American singer-songwriter and dancer from The Jackson 5 was born on the 29th October 1961.
1964 – Yasmin Le Bon the English model was born on the 29th October 1964.
1964 – Eddie McGuire the Australian businessman, television and radio host was born in Broadmeadows on the 29th October 1964. Edward Joseph McGuire 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 Millionaire Hot Seat. Eddie is also a host on 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 AFL Footy Show, the Australian Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and 1 vs. 100. He wa the former 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 – ARPANET established the first ever computer-to-computer link on the 29th October 1969. ARPANET was the precursor to the Internet.
1971 – Winona Ryder the American actress was born on the 29th October 1971.
1971 – Duane Allman the primary leader and co-founder of the The Allman Brothers Band died in a motorcycle accident on the 29th October 1971.
1972 – Takafumi Horie the Japanese businessman and founder of Livedoor was born on the 29th October 1972. www.livedoor.com
1980 – Mark David Chapman the murderer of John Lennon left New York from his home in Hawaii on the 29th October 1980, to carry out the murder.
1998 – Space Shuttle Discovery blasted off on 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 – HURRiCANE MiTCH made landfall in Honduras 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 hurricane of the 1998 Atlantic hurricane season, with winds of 285 km/h (180 mph). Hurricane Mitch matched the 4th most intense Atlantic hurricane on record as of 1998. Mitch struck Florida as a strong tropical storm. The hurricane left 2.7 million people homeless, and a damage bill of over $6 billion.
2008 – Delta Air Lines merged with 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 ~ HURRiCANE SANDY aka SUPERSTORM SANDY, the devastating tropical cyclone made landfall at New Jersey on the coastline of 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 Florida to New England. Sandy brought a destructive storm surge to New York City, flooding streets, tunnels and subway lines in Lower Manhattan. Massive destruction occurred along the 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.
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..
Today in History for October 29th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…