On This Day in History for October 29 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 133 of 133

  • 1985 Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multiparty election in Liberia.
  • 1986 West Indies all out for 53 v Pakistan (Abdul Qadir 6-16)
  • 1988 2,000 US anti-abortion protesters arrested for blocking clinics
  • 1988 China announces a herbal male contraceptive
  • 1988 Jim Elliott (US) begins 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
  • 1988 First scheduled Soviet shuttle launch (postponed)
  • 1989 NYC MTA opens 63rd street extension to subway
  • 1990 30 die in a (5.7) earthquake in Algeria
  • 1993 Dow Jones index reaches record 3687.86
  • 1993 "The Sign" single released in Europe by Ace of Base
  • 1994 Antonov AN-12 having an accident at Ust-Ilimsk Kaluga, 21 killed
  • 1994 NY Lotto pays $60 million+
  • 1994 National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC)
  • 1995 Sunday NY News increases price from $1.00 to $1.25
  • 1997 Iraq's Revolution Command Council announces that it will no longer allow US citizens and US aircraft to serve with UN arms inspection teams
  • 1998 Apartheid: In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents its report, which condemns both sides for committing atrocities.
  • 1998 En route Adana to Ankara, Turkish Airlines flight with crew of 6 and 33 passengers hijacked by Kurdish militant, orders pilot fly to Switzerland. Pilot lands in Ankara tricking hijacker he was landing in Sofia to refuel.
  • 1998 Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, made landfall in Honduras.

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1998 Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • 1998 ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of STS-95 space shuttle mission.
  • 1999 Deadliest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone hits Orissa, India. This event was known as 1999 Orissa cyclone ever since.
  • 2001 ExxonMobil announces that a consortium it leads will spend $4 billion over 5 years to develop large offshore oil and natural gas fields in Russia's far eastern Sakhalin region
  • 2002 Ho Chi Minh City ITC Inferno, a fire destroys a luxurious department store with 1,500 people shopping. Over 60 people died and over 100 are missing. It is the deadliest disaster in Vietnam during peacetime.
  • 2004 In Rome, 25 European heads of state sign a Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe

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2004 Arabic news network, Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a video of Osama bin Laden in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • 2005 29 October 2005 Delhi bombings kill more than 60.
  • 2007 Argentina elects its first female president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
  • 2008 Delta Air Lines merges with Northwest Airlines, creating the world's largest airline and reducing the number of US legacy carriers to 5.
  • 2011 Record-breaking snowstorm in the northeastern United States leaves nearly 2 million residents without power for more than 36 hours.
  • 2012 Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in New Jersey resulting in 110 deaths and $50 billion in damage and forces the New York stock exchange to close
  • 2012 Publishing companies Penguin and Random House merge to form the world's largest publisher
  • 2015 China announces the end of their one-child policy after 35 years
  • 2015 Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) is elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives, succeeding John Boehner (R-Ohio)

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