On This Day

Historical Events in 1929 (Part 2)

  • Sep 11 SF Mayor Rolph inaugurates new pedestrian traffic light system
  • Sep 14 A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox
  • Sep 14 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 7th US title; beats Francis Hunter 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
  • Sep 16 Police shoot at strikers in Maastricht, 2 killed
  • Sep 17 British troops begin withdrawal from occupied Germany
  • Sep 18 Pirates loss to Braves & clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
  • Sep 18 Preston Sturges' "Strictly Dishonorable" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 19 Latvia dictator A Woldemaras chased out
  • Sep 21 1st legal pass in Canada was thrown by Gerry Seiberling & 1st reception by Ralph Losie of Calgary Altomah-Tigers against Edmonton

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Sep 24 Lt James Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in 1st all-instrument flight

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle
  • Sep 24 New York Yankee pitcher Tom Zachary ends season 12-0, record for most pitching wins without a loss in one season
  • Sep 25 Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
  • Sep 26 John Schrober becomes chancellor of Austria
  • Sep 28 1st CF interception return for a touchdown (Joe Hess-U of Alberta)
  • Sep 30 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)
  • 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

German Chancellor Gustav Stresemann
German Chancellor
Gustav Stresemann
  • 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

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • 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 G Kaufman & R Lardner's musical "June Moon" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 11 Sean O'Casey's "Silver Tassle" premieres in London

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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.

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney
  • Oct 12 Cubs blow 8-0 World Series lead, A's score 10 in 1 inning
  • Oct 14 Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 in 26th World Series
  • Oct 14 Philadelphia A's set World Series record of 10 runs in an inning
  • 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

11x Prime Minister of France Aristide Briand
11x Prime Minister of France
Aristide Briand
  • Oct 22 James H Scullin forms Australia government

Another Panic, Another Market CrashAnother Panic, Another Market Crash

Oct 24 "Black Thursday", start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%

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A victim of the Wall Street crash puts his car up for sale in a desperate bid to raise cash
A victim of the Wall Street crash puts his car up for sale in a desperate bid to raise cash
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  • Oct 24 Rudy Vallee's "The Fleishmann's Yeast Hour" begins broadcasting on NBC radio
  • Oct 24 Belgian princess Marie-Jose & Italian crown prince Umberto get engaged, assassination attempt on Umberto fails

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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

US Senator Albert B. Fall
US Senator
Albert B. Fall
  • 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
  • Nov 1 Lundy Island, part of British Isles, issue its own stamps
  • Nov 4 John L. Balderston's play "Berkeley Square" starring Leslie Howard premieres in NYC

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Nov 4 Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould and their polar expedition team begin a 2½ month, 1500-mile dog-sledge journey into the Queen Maud Mountains. The first exploration of the interior of Antarctica.

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • Nov 6 Providence Steam Roller become first NFL team to host a game at night under floodlights; lose 16-0 against the Chicago Cardinals at the Cycledrome, Providence, RI
  • Nov 7 Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building in New York
  • Nov 8 Jean Giraudoux' "Amphitryon '38" premieres in Paris
  • Nov 17 Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico

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Nov 17 Nikolai Bukharin is expelled from the Soviet Politburo amidst a power struggle with Joseph Stalin

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 18 Large earthquake in Atlantic breaks transatlantic cable in 28 places
  • Nov 20 First broadcast of "Goldbergs" on US radio

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Nov 20 Salvador Dali's first one-man show

Painter Salvador Dali
Painter
Salvador Dali
  • Nov 28 Richard E. Byrd makes his 1st South Pole flight
  • Nov 28 Chicago fullback Ernie Nevers sets NFL record for most points scored in a single game with all 40 in the Cardinals' 40–6 rout of Chicago Bears; Nevers has NFL record 6 touchdowns and 4 extra points
  • Nov 29 Richard E. Byrd sends "My calculations indicate that we have reached vicinity of South Pole" (He was wrong)
  • Nov 30 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Tigers take their 4th title; beat Regina Roughriders, 14-3
  • Dec 1 Game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe
  • Dec 2 First skull of Peking man found in the caves of Zhoukoudian, 50 km outside of Peking, China. Later dated roughly 750,000 years old. [1]

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Dec 3 Boston Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1, the first win of an NHL record 14-game winning streak, and a 22-game home winning streak

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth

  • Dec 5 1st US nudist organization, the American League for Physical Culture in New York City
  • Dec 6 Turkey introduces female suffrage
  • Dec 7 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Hillcrest CC: Defending champion Leo Diegel defeats Johnny Farrell, 6 & 4 in the final

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine jointly awarded to Christiaan Eijkman and Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins for the discovery of vitamins

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman
  • Dec 14 Alexander Zaimis elected president of Greece
  • Dec 15 Swiss pilot Walter Mittelholzer is the first to fly over Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Dec 15 National Football League Championship: Green Bay Packers (12-0-1) win first past the post title
  • Dec 16 Chic Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-1
  • Dec 20 Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager
  • Dec 20 Mount Davidson dedicated as a San Francisco city park
  • Dec 21 1st group hospital insurance plan offered (Dallas Tx)

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Dec 21 Coco the Clown first appears for Bertram Mills Circus in Manchester, England

Famous Clown Coco the Clown
Famous Clown
Coco the Clown
  • Dec 25 Grimmett takes 6-146 for SA, Queensland all out 380 Crowd 5,390

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Dec 29 Dutch colonial authorities arrest Sukarno and other key PNI leaders in Java

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 30 Cole Porter's musical "Wake Up And Dream" opens at the Selwyn Theatre, NYC; runs for 136 performances

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter
  • Dec 30 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority incorporates

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Dec 31 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini illius magistri

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI