Events on Oct 29

  • 0439Vandalen under Genseric occupy Carthago
  • 1508Gelderse troops occupies Kuinre
  • 1552Czar Ivan IV escapes back to Moscow after battle
  • 1591Giovanni A Facchinetti elected as Pope Innocentius IX
  • 1682William Penn lands at what is now Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1727Severe earthquake in New England
  • 1787Opera "Don Giovanni" is produced (Prague)
  • 1794French troops occupies Venlo
  • 18111st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans
  • 1814"Demologos, " 1st steam-powered warship, is launched
  • 18331st US college fraternity to have a fraternity house founded
  • 1863International Comm of Red Cross forms (Nobel 1917, 1944, 1963)
  • 1864Greek parliament accept new Constitution
  • 1872J S Risdon patents metal windmill
  • 1888Lord Salisbury grants Cecil Rhodes charter for BSA Company
  • 1889New York Giants (NL) beat Brooklyn (AA) in world series 6 games to 3
  • 1889Queen Victoria grants Cecil Rhodes rights to Zambezia
  • 1889Stanley Park dedicated in Vancouver, BC
  • 18941st election of Hawaiian Republic
  • 19041st intercity trucking service (Colorado City & Snyder, Texas)
  • 1904IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit) subway (NYC) opens
  • 1905Hottentot chief Hendrik Witbooi fataly injured
  • 1910Bob Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks record 11 singles in a game
  • 1914Turkish warships storm Black Sea
  • 1915Aristide Briand becomes Premier of France
  • 1915Thomas Masaryk claims independence for Czechoslovakia
  • 1920Ed Barrow appointed GM of New York Yankees
  • 1923Army move SPD / KPD-Government to German part of Saxon
  • 1923Textile strike in Enschede Neth, against lower wages, begins
  • 1923Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire)

Born on Oct 29

  • 1463Alessandro Achillini: Italian Physician / philosopher
  • 1507Fernando Alvarez de Toledo: Spanish Viceroy of the Netherlands (1566-73)
  • 1513Jacques Amyot: French humanist / translator / abbot of Bellozanne
  • 1562George Abbott: English theologist / Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1816Ferdinand II AFA: King of Portugal
  • 1822Joost G Kist: Dutch lawyer / President of High Council (1885-97)
  • 1824Joseph Horace Lewis: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1904
  • 1837Abraham Kuyper: Clergyman / Dutch Premier (AR, 1908-12)
  • 1837Harriet Powers: United States -- Slave / writer (Creation of Animals)
  • 1844Albert von Rothschild: Austrian banker
  • 1853Josephine B Willson Bruce: US theorist (NACW)
  • 1857Conrad Haebler: German historian (Early printers of Spain / Portugal)
  • 1859Charles Ebbets: (namesake of Ebbets Field, Brooklyn)
  • 1871Narziss Ach: German psychologist (Analyse des Willens)
  • 1873Guillermo Valencia: Colombia -- Poet / translator / Statesman
  • 1875Marie: Queen consort of Ferdinand I of Romania (1914-27)
  • 1878Alex E von Falkenhausen: German General (China, WWII)
  • 1879Franz JHMM von Papen: German diplomat / chancellor (1932)
  • 1883Dirk Verbeek: Dutch actor / director (Hofstad Stage)
  • 1890Claire Goll: Writer
  • 1891Fanny Brice: NYC, New York -- Singing comedienne (Ziegeld Follies, Baby Snooks)
  • 1893Johannes F "Johan" Bakker, Jr.: Dutch actor
  • 1897[Paul] Joseph Goebbels: Nazi propagandist
  • 1897Hope Emerson: Hawarden, Iowa -- Actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn)
  • 1898Emmanuel Bondeville: Composer
  • 1899Akim Tamiroff: Tiflis, Russia -- Actor (For Whom the Bell Tolls)
  • 1901Daniele Amfiteatrov: Composer
  • 1903Vivian Ellis: Composer
  • 1905Laurence Dowdall: Lawyer
  • 1906Fredric [William] Brown: United States -- Sci-fi author (Martians Go Home)

Died on Oct 29

  • 0490Petrus Mongus: Patriarch of Alexandria
  • 1321Stefanus VI Uros II Milutin: King of Serbia (1282-1321)
  • 1590Dirck Volkertsz Coornhert: Theologist / philosopher, dies at about 68
  • 1618Walter Raleigh: English Scholar / Poet / historian, beheaded for treason
  • 1790Pieter van / of Bleiswijk: Pension advisor 1771-87, dies at about 66
  • 1802Jacques-Philippe Lamoninary: Composer, dies at 95
  • 1822Dirk van Hogendorp: Dutch Earl / General / Minister of War, dies at 61
  • 1829Maria A [Nannerl] Mozart: Austrian pianist
  • 1846Jean Louis van Aelbroeck: Flemish agronoom, dies at 90
  • 1853Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann: Composer, dies at 68
  • 1853William Richard Bexfield: Composer, dies at 29
  • 1856Carel SW van Hogendorp: Colonial director, dies at 68
  • 1873Ernest Feydeau: French author, dies at 52
  • 1873Johan N M J: King of Saxon (1854-73)
  • 1873Leonardus Lightenvelt: Minister of RC Worship, dies at 78
  • 1876Jacques Gregoir: Composer, dies at 59
  • 1882Martin Gustav Nottebohm: Composer, dies at 64
  • 1883Friedrich Robert Volkmann: Composer, dies at 68
  • 1885George B McClellan: Union army General, dies at 58
  • 1885James Hannington: English missionary, murdered in Uganda
  • 1892William M Harnett: US Painter (Old Cupboard Door)
  • 1901Leon Czolcosz: Assassin of President McKinley, is electrocuted
  • 1911Joseph Pulitzer: American newspaperman, dies in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1919Soen Shaku: Zen abbot of Engakuji monastery in Kamakura, dies at 60
  • 1920Johann Ernst Perabo: Composer, dies at 74
  • 1922George August Lumbye: Composer, dies at 79
  • 1927Leonard Nelson: German philosopher (Nelson-Friessche Schule), dies at 45
  • 1931Luciano Gallet: Composer, dies at 38
  • 1932Joseph F F Babinski: Polish / French neurologist (B-Reflex)
  • 1934Gustavo Emilio Campa: Composer, dies at 71

Historical events on October 30

  • 0701John VI of Greece begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0942Alberic nominates Pope Marinus II (Martinus III)
  • 1077German King Henry IV gives away bisdom Utrecht county Staveren
  • 12708th and last crusade is launched
  • 1389French King Charles VI visits Pope Clemens VII
  • 1468Charles the Stout occupies and plunders Luik
  • 1485King Henry VII Tudor crowned "Yeomen of the Guard"
  • 1489Peace of Tours, between Emperor Maximilian I and Flemings
  • 1503Queen Isabella of Spain bans violence against indians
  • 1534English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church - a role formerly held by the Pope
  • 1611Gustaaf II Adolf (17) becomes King of Sweden
  • 1629King Charles I gives Bahamas to Sir Robert Heath
  • 1697Germany signs French / English / Spanish / Netherlands / Brandenburgs peace treaty ending 9 year War
  • 17681st Methodist church in US initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC)
  • 1772Captain Cook arrives with ship Resolution in Cape Town
  • 17751st navy in US forms
  • 1851Alfred de Mussets "Bettine, " premieres in Paris
  • 1862Dr Richard Gatling patents machine gun
  • 1866Jesse James gang robs bank in Lexington Missouri ($2000)
  • 1868John Menard of Louisiana is 1st black elected to Congress
  • 1871Philadelphia Athletics beat Chicago for 1st National Association baseball pennant
  • 1883Austria-Hungary / Germany / Romania signs military treaty
  • 1886Great-Britain / Germany divide boundaries in East-Africa
  • 1888In London, Jack the Ripper murders his last victim
  • 1888John J Loud patents ballpoint pen
  • 1893Senate approves repealing Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890
  • 1894Daniel Cooper patents time clock
  • 1896Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah becomes 1st female senator
  • 1899Battle at Ladysmith Natal: Boers beat Lieutenant General Whites army
  • 1899British Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill reaches Cape Town

Born on October 30

  • 1391Eduard [Dom Duarte]: King of Portugal (1433-38) / author
  • 1576Enrico C Davila: Padua, Italy -- Writer (Storia delguerre civili Francia)
  • 1620Michael de Ronghe: Composer
  • 1632Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Playwright (School for Scandal) (or 1751)
  • 1712Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich: German painter
  • 1735Edward Miller: Composer
  • 1741Angelica Kauffmann: Switzerland -- Painter
  • 1787Karl Guhr: Composer
  • 1790Karol Joseph Lipinski: Composer
  • 1790Rinse Posthumus: Frisian writer
  • 1807James Samuel Wadsworth: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1817Hermann Kopp: German chemist (Jahresbericht of Chemistry)
  • 1821Cenobio Paniagua y Vasques: Composer
  • 1829Roscoe Conkling: MC (Union), died in 1888
  • 1830John Stevens Bowen: Major General (Confederate Army) died in 1863
  • 1839Alfred Sisley: French impressionist painter
  • 1840Carlotta Patti: Italian soprano
  • 1840William G Sumner: US sociologist / political analyst
  • 1843A G Henri Regnault: French water colors painter
  • 1845Gustav Weber: Composer
  • 1848Zinovi P Rozhestvensky: Russian Vice-Admiral
  • 1849Johan Willem: Son of Dutch Princess Marianne and coachman
  • 1857John H Aberson: 1st chancellor (Dutch Agricultural University)
  • 1864Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge: Composer
  • 1869Lawrence Grant: Bournemouth, England -- Actor (Bulldog Drummond)
  • 1873Francisco Madero: Mexico -- Revolutionary, President (1911-13)
  • 1879Eily Malyon: London, England -- Actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch, Devotion)
  • 1880Abram F Joffe: Russian physicist (crystal)
  • 1881Lena Christ: Writer
  • 1882William "Bull" F Halsey: US Vice-Admiral (WWII Pacific)

Died on October 30

  • 1459Gianfrancesco Poggio Bracciolini: Chancellor of Florence
  • 1583Pirro Ligorio: Italian Architect / Painter / archaeologist, dies at 83
  • 1611Karl IX: King of Sweden (1604-11)
  • 1626Willebord van Roijen: Dutch mathematician, dies at 35
  • 1626Willebrord Snellius: Astronomer / mathematician, dies at about 46
  • 1632Henri de Montmorency: French duke / plotter, beheaded
  • 1661Alexander Adriaenssen: Flemish painter, dies at 74
  • 1667Johann Jakob Wolleb: Composer, dies at 54
  • 1690Hieronymus van Beverningk: Duitch General, dies at 76
  • 1757Osman III: Sultan of Turkey (1754-57)
  • 1785Gustaf P Creutz: Swedish diplomat / Poet (Daphne), dies at 54
  • 1787Ferdinando Galiani: Italian economist / philosopher / diplomat, dies at 58
  • 1833Pieter G Witsen Geysbeek: Historian / literary, dies at 58
  • 1853Pietro Raimondi: Italian Composer (Potifar, Giacobbe), dies at 66
  • 1862Ormsby Mcknight Mitchel: US astronomer / Union General Major, dies at 53
  • 1883Johann Vesque von Puttlingen: Composer, dies at 80
  • 1885Gustav Adolf Merkel: Composer, dies at 57
  • 1893John Abbott: Prime Minister of Canada (C) (1891-92), dies at 72
  • 1896Charles Tupper: Prime Minister of Canada (C) (1896)
  • 1901Opperman: South African Boer General (Spy), killed in battle
  • 1910J Henri Dunant: Swiss writer / founder (Red Cross, YMCA)
  • 1912Jan Karol Gali: Composer, dies at 56
  • 1914Ernst Stadler: Writer, dies at 31
  • 1916Silas Gamaliel Pratt: Composer, dies at 70
  • 1923Andrew Bonar Law: English Prime Minister (C), dies at 64
  • 1928Oscar George Theodore Sonneck: Composer, dies at 55
  • 1932Paul S Methuen: English Baron / Field Marshal / gov of Natal, dies at 87
  • 1944Paul Emile Ladmirault: Composer, dies at 66
  • 1958Rose Macaulay: Writer, dies at 77
  • 1959Blonde Dolly [Sybille A J Niemans]: Society prostitute, dies at 33