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October 29th History

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October 29th In Pop Culture History

1618 - Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded for conspiring against James I of England.

1886 - The first ticker tape parade took place in New York City when office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape into the streets after the Statue of Liberty was dedicated.

1888 - The Convention of Constantinople was signed, guaranteeing maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.

1929 - "Black Tuesday" - The New York Stock Exchange crashed.

1955 - #1 Hit October 29, 1955 - November 25, 1955: Roger Williams - Autumn Leaves

1966 - William Hartnell made his last appearance as the First Doctor in the concluding moments of Episode 4 of the Doctor Who serial 'The Tenth Planet'. No original copies are known to exist.

1966 - #1 Hit October 29, 1966 - November 4, 1966: Question Mark & the Mysterians - 96 Tears

1967 - Montreal's World Fair - Expo 67 closed, with over 50 million visitors.

1971 - Rock Guitarist Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident.

1983 - #1 Hit October 29, 1983 - November 11, 1983: Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton - Islands in the Stream

1993- The very first "Got Milk?" commercial was broadcast. It was directed by Michael Bay.

1998 - The Gothenburg discotheque fire in Sweden killed 63 students and injured 200 more.

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

2012 - Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of the United States, killing 148 people directly and 138 in the aftermath.

October 29th
Celebrity Birthdays

Famous Last Words...

Dan Castellaneta (1959)
Fanny Brice (1891)
Kate Jackson (1948)
Richard Dreyfuss (1947)
Neal Hefti (1922)
Ralph Bashki (1938)
Winona Ryder (1971)
What Duck?

 



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