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 This day in History - October 29
336 Historic Events for October 29
1942

Alaska highway completed

Event
1942

Branch Rickey named president/GM of Brooklyn Dodgers

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1943

3 allied officers escape out camp Stalag Luft 3

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1943

Adrianus M de Young, writer (Merijntje Gijzen's youth), murdered at 55

Death
1943

Donald Simpson, film producer

Birth
1944

1st Polish Armoured Division liberates Breda Neth

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1944

Cabadese 2nd Infantry division frees Goes South-Beveland

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1944

Robbie van Leeuwen, Dutch guitarist (Shocking Blue)

Birth
1944

Breda freed

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1944

Fausto Leali, Italian entertainer

Birth
1944

Denny Laine, [Brian Hines], rock guitarist (Moody Blues, Wings)

Birth
1945

Melba Moore, [Beatrice], NYC, singer/actress (Ellis Island)

Birth
1945

Happy Chandler, resigns as US Senator, remains as baseball commish

Event
1945

1st ball point pen goes on sale, 57 years after it is patented

Event
1946

Strinivasa Moodley, South African anti-apartheid activist

Birth
1946

Anura Tennekoon, cricketer (Sri Lankan World Cup captain 1975-79)

Birth
1946

Peter Green, [Peter Greenbaum], London, rocker (Fleetwood Mac)

Birth
1946

John S Curry, US painter (Baptism in Kansas), dies

Death
1947

Theodore Samuel Holland, composer, dies at 69

Death
1947

Frances Cleveland Preston, former 1st lady (1885-89 93-97), dies at 83

Death
1947

Richard Dreyfuss, Bkln NY, actor (Jaws, Nuts, Mr Holland's Opus)

Birth
1947

Trial of art forger Han of Meegeren begins in Amsterdam

Event
1947

Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherland form Benelux Union

Event
1948

Israeli forces liberate Meron and Gush-Halev

Event
1948

Ricky Reynolds, rocker

Birth