Saturday, October 29, 2016
History for October 29 - On-This-Day.com:
Bill Mauldin 1921, Melba Moore 1945, Richard Dreyfuss 1947
Kate Jackson 1948, Joely Fisher 1967, Winona Ryder 1971
1618 - Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded under a sentence that had been brought against him 15 years earlier for conspiracy against King James I.
1901 - Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President McKinley, was electrocuted.
1923 - Turkey formally became a republic after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. The first president was Mustafa Kemal, later known as Kemal Ataturk.
1929 - America's Great Depression began with the crash of the Wall Street stock market.
1945 - The first ballpoint pens to be made commercially went on sale at Gimbels Department Store in New York at the price of $12.50 each.
1960 - Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) won his first professional fight.
1969 - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered an immediate end to all school segregation.
1990 - The U.N. Security Council voted to hold Saddam Hussein's regime liable for human rights abuses and war damages during its occupation of Kuwait.