1929 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 200

  • Jun 15 1st time NY curb stock exchange transacts more business than NY Exch

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Jun 25 US President Herbert Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Jun 26 ENKA/Vereinigte Glanzstoff Factory merge AKU (Genl Kunstzijde Union)
  • Jun 27 1st color TV demo, performed by Bell Laboratories in NYC

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Jun 27 President Paul von Hindenburg refuses to pay German debt of WWI

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Jun 29 1st high-speed jet wind tunnel completed Langley Field Ca
  • Jun 29 31.1°C (88°F) highest temperature on this day in De Bilt
  • Jun 29 Mexico & Vatican sign Concord
  • Jul 1 US Immigration law of 1924 in effect
  • Jul 3 Dunlop Latex Development Laboratories made foam rubber
  • Jul 4 AM radio station WOWO, Indiana's transmitter burns down
  • Jul 5 WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down
  • Jul 7 Romania & Vatican sign concord
  • Jul 10 US issues newer, smaller-sized paper currency
  • Jul 15 1st airport hotel opens at Oakland, California
  • Jul 17 USSR breaks diplomatic relations with China

  • Jul 23 The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words
  • Jul 24 NY to San Francisco foot race ends (2½ months) winner is 60 year old Monteverde
  • Jul 24 US President Herbert Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war
  • Jul 27 Dike of Wieringermeerpolder finished
  • Jul 31 Aristide Briand becomes premier of France for the 6th time
  • Aug 4 60,000 SA'ers/SS'ers march by Munich
  • Aug 4 Jones Beach in NY opens
  • Aug 6 Young Plan, which sought to settle German reparations debts after World War I, is agreed
  • Aug 7 Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms Dutch government

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Aug 8 German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • Aug 8 Salem Oregon airport dedicated
  • Aug 10 Grover Alexander beats Phils 7-1 for his 373rd & last NL win
  • Aug 11 Persia & Iraq sign friendship treaty
  • Aug 11 Russian-Chinese border fights
  • Aug 14 Jewish Agency for Palestine forms
  • Aug 20 1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward completed
  • Aug 21 Chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town
  • Aug 23 Arabs attack Jews in Israel
  • Aug 24 Palestinians attack orthodox Jews in Jerusalem
  • Aug 24 Turkey & Persia sign friendship treaty
  • Aug 25 Graf Zeppelin passes over San Francisco for Los Angeles after trans-Pacific voyage
  • Aug 28 Frank Woolley scores his 100th first-class hundred
  • Aug 29 German airship Graf Zeppelin ends a round-the-world flight

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 29 Aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh makes her first solo flight

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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Aug 31 Committee chaired by Owen D. Young finalizes the "Young Plan" to reduce German reparations from World War I to 112 billion Gold Marks ($US8 billion) paid over 59 years

Diplomat and Industrialist Owen D. Young
Diplomat and Industrialist
Owen D. Young

  • Sep 2 Unilever forms by merger of Margarine Union & Lever Bros
  • Sep 3 Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches all time high of 381.17, to be shortly followed by the Crash of 1929.
  • Sep 5 French premier Aristide Briand requests a United States of Europe
  • Sep 11 SF Mayor Rolph inaugurates new pedestrian traffic light system
  • Sep 16 Police shoot at strikers in Maastricht, 2 killed
  • Sep 17 British troops begin withdrawal from occupied Germany
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Yanks Tom Zachary ends season 12-0
  • 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
  • Oct 3 Julius Curtius succeeds 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

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • Oct 8 Mohammed Nadir Khan occupies Kabul Afghanistan and drives out Habibullah Ghazi
  • 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 18 Women are considered "Persons" under Canadian law
  • Oct 20 Bayshore Highway opens (San Francisco)
  • Oct 22 French government of Briand falls
  • Oct 22 James H Scullin forms Australia government
  • Oct 24 "Black Thursday", start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%
  • 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

United States Senator Albert B. Fall
United States 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 Baldridge's "Berkeley Square" premieres in NYC

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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 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 Joseph Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 18 Large earthquake in Atlantic breaks transatlantic cable in 28 places
  • Nov 18 Joseph Stalin routes troops to Manchuria
  • 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 29 Richard E. Byrd sends "My calculations indicate that we have reached vicinity of South Pole" (He was wrong)
  • Dec 1 Game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe
  • Dec 2 First skull of Peking man found, 50 km out of Peking at Tsjoe Koe Tien
  • Dec 5 1st US nudist organization, the American League for Physical Culture in New York City
  • Dec 6 Turkey introduces female suffrage

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 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
  • Dec 30 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority incorporates
  • Dec 31 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini illius magistri

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 290

  • May 6 Rosemary Camp, president (Council for British Archaeology)
  • May 6 Hans Beck, German inventor of Playmobil toys, born in Greiz, Germany (d. 2009)
  • May 7 Sally L. Smith, American educator and founder (Lab School of Washington), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • May 8 Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress (Katsumi-Sayonara, Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in Otaru, Japan (d. 2007)
  • May 8 V N M Korte-van Hemel, Dutch Secretary of Justice (CDA)
  • May 8 Claude Castonguay, Quebec politician
  • May 9 Anthony Lloyd, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • May 10 Brian Corby, CEO (Prudential)
  • May 10 Robin Hill, 8th Marquess of Downshire, Irish peer and the Hereditary Constable of Hillsborough Fort
  • May 11 Edward Anson, British vice-admiral
  • May 12 Sam Nujoma, first President of Namibia
  • May 14 Barbara Branden, Canadian writer and lecturer, (d. 2013)
  • May 15 Frank Evans Heart, American computer engineer (worked on first routing computer for ARPANET, the Internet's predecessor), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2018)
  • May 16 Adrienne Cecile Rich, feminist writer (Diamond Cutters), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • May 16 John Conyers Jr, (Rep-D-MI, 1965- )
  • May 16 Claude Morin, French Canadian politician
  • May 17 Raymond Hide, geophysicist
  • May 17 George Weinberg, American psychotherapist (coined "homophobia"), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • May 18 Johan N Block, aviation pioneer (Martinair/Transavia/Air Holland)
  • May 18 Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, British MP (C) (1964-1987), born in London
  • May 19 Harvey Cox, US theologist (Secular City)
  • May 19 John Stroger Chicago politician
  • May 20 Andre Carolus Cirino, Suriname/Indian poet
  • May 21 Robert Welch, designer/silversmith (Robert Welch flatware)
  • May 23 Joe Modise, South African commandant of Umkhonto we Sizwe (1965- )
  • May 25 David S Ruder, 23rd chairman of Security & Exchange Commission
  • May 26 Hugo Raes, Flemish writer (Horses Jump & Fresh Sea)
  • May 28 Patrick McNair-Wilson, MP
  • May 29 Anthony Grant, British MP
  • May 29 Peter Higgs, Newcastle upon Tyne, British theoretical physicist (Nobel, 2013)
  • May 31 Neil Shaw, British CEO (Tate & Lyle)
  • Jun 2 Willaim Brown, television executive
  • Jun 2 Norton Juster, American author, architect and children's author (The Dot and the Line), born in New York City
  • Jun 3 Howard Yanks, founder (Philadelphia folk festival)
  • Jun 3 Werner Arber, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
  • Jun 4 Karolos Papoulias, Greek politician

Person of interestJohn Turner

Jun 7 John Turner, 17th Prime Minister of Canada (1984), born in Richmond, England

17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner
  • Jun 8 Earl Ferrers, 13th Earl Ferrers, British minister of state (Department of Environment) (d. 2012)
  • Jun 9 June O'Dell, deputy CEO (Equal Opportunities Commission)
  • Jun 9 Robert E Badham, (Rep-R-CA, 1977- )
  • Jun 10 James "Jim" McDivitt, American Brigadier General and astronaut (Gemini 4, Apollo 9), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 10 Ian McCahon Sinclair, Australian politician
  • Jun 10 Edward O Wilson, American sociobiologist, world’s leading authority on ants, born in Birmingham, Alabama

Person of interestAnne Frank

Jun 12 Anne Frank, Dutch Diarist and Jewish victim of the Nazi Holocaust (Diary of Anne Frank), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1945)

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • Jun 12 Brigid Brophy, British novelist (Hackenfeller's Ape) and campaigner, born in Ealing, London (d. 1995)
  • Jun 12 Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist, born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, British India
  • Jun 16 Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, 5th Emir of Kuwait (2006-present), Commander of the Kuwait Military Forces, born in Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Jun 17 Michael L Strang, (Rep-R-CO, 1985- )
  • Jun 18 James Bishop, editor (London News Publications)
  • Jun 18 Jürgen Habermas, German sociologist and philosopher (Frankfurter Schule), born in Düsseldorf
  • Jun 20 Edith Windsor [née Schlain], American LGBT rights activist (lead plaintiff in United States v. Windsor), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Jun 21 John Morgan, British ambassador (to Mexico)
  • Jun 25 Eric Carle, American designer, illustrator and author of children's books (The Very Hungry Caterpillar), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Jun 26 Alexander Fenton, CEO (Euro Ethnological Research Center in Edinburgh), born in Shotts, Lanarkshire (d. 2012)
  • Jun 26 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and 8th President of the Italian Republic (1985-92), born in Sassari, Kingdom of Italy (d. 2010)
  • Jun 26 Ian Prestt, English ornithologist, born in Lancaster (d. 1995)
  • Jun 26 Milton Glaser, American graphic designer (founded New York Magazine), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 1 Gerald M Edelman, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), born in Ozone Park, NY, (d. 2014)

Person of interestImelda Marcos

Jul 2 Imelda Marcos, Filipino politician and First Lady of the Philippines (1965-86) who famously collected over 1,000 pairs of shoes, born in Manila, Philippines

First Lady and Politician Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politician
Imelda Marcos
  • Jul 2 John A. Cade, American politician
  • Jul 3 Eustace Gibbs, vice marshal (Diplomatic Corps)
  • Jul 5 Mary Maxwell Gates, American businesswoman, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)
  • Jul 7 Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian
  • Jul 7 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and critic, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 2003)
  • Jul 7 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)
  • Jul 8 Shirley Ann Grau, author (Keepers of the House)
  • Jul 10 Winnie Ewing, Scottish lawyer and politician (President of the Scottish National Party), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jul 11 David Kelly, Irish actor (Grandpa Joe-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fawlty Towers), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • Jul 15 Larry Lamb, newspaper editor
  • Jul 16 Michael Morland, High court judge
  • Jul 17 Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician
  • Jul 18 Adelaide Tambo, South African anti-apartheid activist, politician and wife of Oliver Tambo, born in Top Location, Vereeniging (d. 2007)
  • Jul 23 Andrew Rutherford, Scottish scholar and Vice-Chancellor of the University of London (1994-97), born in Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland (d. 1998)
  • Jul 24 Hedda J. Garza, American writer and political activist, born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • Jul 25 Somnath Chatterjee, Indian communist leader, born in Tezpur, India
  • Jul 26 Marc Lalonde, French Canadian politician (30th Minister of Finance), born in Île Perrot, Quebec
  • Jul 27 Jack Higgins [Harry Patterson], British novelist (The Eagle Has Landed), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Person of interestJacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jul 28 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American First Lady (1961-63), born in Southampton, New York (d. 1994)

  • Jul 28 Remco [Wouter] Campert, Dutch literary/poet/son of Jan Campert
  • Jul 29 Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher
  • Jul 30 Sid Krofft, Canadian-American puppeteer (Barbara Mandrell Show), born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Jul 31 Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 2006)
  • Jul 31 Lynne Reid Banks, British author (The Indian in the Cupboard), born in London
  • Aug 1 Ann Calvello, American roller derby queen, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2006)
  • Aug 2 John Gale, British theatrical producer (Chichester Festival), born in Chigwell, Essex, England
  • Aug 2 John Hannam, British Conservative politician (MP for Exeter 1970-97)
  • Aug 2 Lord David Waddington, British politician (Home Secretary 1989-90), born in Burnley (d. 2017)
  • Aug 3 Bethel Leslie, American entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Aug 6 Roch La Salle, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • Aug 7 James Pilditch, designer
  • Aug 7 Richard T Schulze, (Rep-R-PA, 1975- )
  • Aug 7 Ruth Carter-Stapleton, evangelist, born in Plains, Georgia
  • Aug 7 Jo Baer [Josephine Kleinberg], American painter and minimalist artist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 8 Ronnie Biggs, English criminal (Great Train Robbery of 1963), born in Stockwell
  • Aug 8 Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (d. 2004)
  • Aug 13 Michael Beavis, deputy Commanding-in-Chief (Allied Forces Central Europe)
  • Aug 14 Hewlett Thompson, Bishop of Exeter
  • Aug 14 Louise M Slaughter, (Rep-D-New York)
  • Aug 14 Oliver Neville, principal (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts)
  • Aug 14 Thomas Meehan, American writer (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray), born in Ossining, New York (d. 2017)

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