October 29: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

In the Gregorian calendar, October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years); there are 63 days left till the end of the year.


(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:

(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:

(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:

(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:

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

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