On this Day in History, October 29

There are so many events that happen in a day. We get to know about some of them either on TV or from social media. However, there are so many of them that we don’t know of.

How many events do you know of,  that happened in history on October 29? Here are some of them:

  • 1652 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony proclaimed itself to be an independent commonwealth.
  • 1863Red Cross was founded.
  • 1938 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, 24th President of Liberia, was born.
  • 1940 – The first peacetime military draft began in the U.S.
  • 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.
  • 1956Israel invaded Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula during the Suez Canal Crisis.
  • 1966 – The National Organization for Women was founded.
  • 1969 – The U.S. Supreme Court ordered an immediate end to all school segregation.
  • 1969 – The Soviet Union performed an underground nuclear test.
  • 1974 – American President Gerald Ford signed a new law forbidding discrimination in credit applications on the basis of sex or marital status.
  • 1990 – The U.N. Security Council voted to hold Saddam Hussein’s regime liable for human rights abuses and war damages.
  • 1998 – John Glenn was the oldest person to fly in space at the age of 77years.
  • 1998 – South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission condemned both apartheid and violence committed by the African National Congress.
  • 2005 – There were 3 separate bombings in India’s capital city, Delhi.
  • 2012 – The US’s Eastern Coast was hit by hurricane Sandy.
  • 2014 – The smartwatch Microsoft Band was released.
  • 2015 – China announced the end of their one-child policy after 35 years.
  • 2019 –  Saad Hariri, Lebanon’s Prime Minister, resigned two weeks after nationwide protests and an economic crisis.
  • 2020 India recorded more than 8 million COVID-19 cases,

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