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 This day in History - October 29
336 Historic Events for October 29
439

Vandalen under Genseric occupy Carthago

Event
490

Petrus Mongus, patriarch of Alexandria, dies

Death
1321

Stefanus VI Uros II Milutin, king of Serbia (1282-1321), dies

Death
1463

Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician/philosopher

Birth
1507

Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Spanish viceroy of Neth (1566-73)

Birth
1508

Gelderse troops occupies Kuinre

Event
1513

Jacques Amyot, French humanist/translator/abbot of Bellozanne

Birth
1552

Czar Ivan IV escapes back to Moscow after battle

Event
1562

George Abbott, English theologist/archbishop of Canterbury

Birth
1590

Dirck Volkertsz Coornhert, theologist/philosopher, dies at about 68

Death
1591

Giovanni A Facchinetti elected as Pope Innocentius IX

Event
1618

Walter Raleigh, English scholar/poet/historian, beheaded for treason

Death
1656

Edmund Halley, astronomer (Halley's Comet) [NS=Nov 8]

Birth
1682

William Penn lands at what is now Chester Pennsylvania

Event
1709

England/Netherlands sign anti-French "BarriŠretraktaat"

Event
1727

Severe earthquake in New England

Event
1740

James Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson's biographer

Birth
1762

Andr‚-Marie Ch‚nier, French poet (El‚gies)

Birth
1783

Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, philosopher/mathematician, die at 66

Death
1787

Opera "Don Giovanni" is produced (Prague)

Event
1790

Pieter van/of Bleiswijk, pension advisor 1771-87, dies at about 66

Death
1794

French troops occupies Venlo

Event
1802

Jacques-Philippe Lamoninary, composer, dies at 95

Death
1811

1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans

Event
1814

"Demologos," 1st steam-powered warship, is launched

Event