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October 29: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History


Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on October 29 throughout history. The 302nd day of the Gregorian calendar is October 29th. On this day, Hurricane Mitch made landfall in Honduras, becoming the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history; the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its first report; and the New York Stock Exchange fell on what became known as Black Tuesday.

The 29th of October falls under the sign of Scorpio. Winona Ryder and Richard Dreyfuss were both born on October 29th. National Cat Day and National Internet Day are also celebrated today.

Event

(October 29, 1923)
Following the breakup of the Ottoman Empire, the Republic of Turkey was created, largely thanks to the efforts of Kemal Atatürk, the country's founder and first president. photo source: wikimedia.org

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(October 29, 1929)
This day, known as "Black Tuesday," came just five days after almost 13 million shares of U.S. stock were sold in one day in 1929, further stoking the Great Depression crisis. photo source: wikimedia.org

(October 29, 1998)
Hurricane Mitch made landfall in northern Honduras, killing over 11,000 people in Central America. It was one of the deadliest Atlantic hurricanes on record. photo source: wikimedia.org

(October 29, 2015)
China's one-child policy is being phased out, and couples will be able to have two children starting in 2016. photo source: wikimedia.org

(Died on October 29, 2019)
John Witherspoon, American actor and comedian (b. 1942).

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Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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