Today in History: 29th October


Historical Events:

• 1814: "Demologos", 1st steam-powered warship, is launched.
• 1894: First election of Hawaiian Republic.
• 1913: Gandhi leads a march from Newcastle into the Transvaal to defy the Immigrants Regulation Act of 1913
• 1929: "Black Tuesday" Stock Market crashes triggers "Great Depression".
• 2004: The Arabic news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a video of Osama bin Laden in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11.

Arts, Music, TV:

• 1881: Judge (U.S. magazine) first published.
• 1963: "Meet the Beatles" booklet is published.
• 1944: The first Afrikaans Hymn Book is published.
• 1971: Winona Ryder, [Horowitz], Mn, actress (Heathers, Edward Scissorhand) is born.
• 1972: Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open.


• 1960: Muhammad Ali’s (Cassius Clay) 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6.
• 1964: Bobby Simpson completes cricket century in each innings v Pakistan.
• 1946: John Williams, former SA rugby coach, is born.
• 1986: West Indies all out for 53 v Pakistan (Abdul Qadir 6-16)
• 2008: The Philadelphia Phillies defeat the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of the 2008 World Series to become champions of Major League Baseball.

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Compiled by: Thandi Xaba