Historical Events in October 1929

  • Oct 3 British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with USSR

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Oct 3 Julius Curtius succeeds Gustav Stresemann as German foreign minister

  • Oct 3 Kingdom of Serbs, Croats & Slovenes changes name to Yugoslavia

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Oct 7 Ramsay MacDonald is first British Prime Minister to address US Congress

  • Oct 8 A's Howard Ehmke (7-2) sets World Series record striking out 13 Cubs
  • Oct 8 Mohammed Nadir Khan occupies Kabul Afghanistan and drives out Habibullah Ghazi
  • Oct 9 George Kaufman & Ring Lardner's musical "June Moon" premieres in NYC

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Oct 9 Part of lost Piri Reis World Map, compiled by Ottoman general Piri Reis in 1513, rediscovered in the Topaki Palace Library, Istanbul. Earliest map of Columbus's voyages. [1]

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Oct 11 JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.

  • Oct 11 Sean O'Casey's "Silver Tassle" premieres in London
  • Oct 12 Chicago Cubs blow 8-0 Game 4s lead; Philadelphia A's score World Series record 10 runs in 1 inning in 10-8 win
  • Oct 14 Baseball World Series: Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs, 3-2 at Shibe Park to clinch 4 games to 1 series victory; A's first title in 16 years
  • Oct 18 Women are considered "Persons" under Canadian law
  • Oct 20 Bayshore Highway opens (San Francisco)

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Oct 22 8th French government of Aristide Briand falls

  • Oct 22 James H Scullin forms Australia government
  • Oct 24 Belgian princess Marie-Jose & Italian crown prince Umberto get engaged, assassination attempt on Umberto fails
  • Oct 24 Rudy Vallee's "The Fleishmann's Yeast Hour" begins broadcasting on NBC radio

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Oct 25 Former Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall convicted of accepting $100,000 bribe in the Teapot scandal - 1st US Cabinet member to go to jail

  • Oct 28 Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64
  • Oct 29 "Black Tuesday" Wall Street Stock Market crashes triggering the "Great Depression"
  • Oct 30 The Stuttgart Cable Car is constructed in Germany