On October 29:
English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
James Boswell, Scottish biographer of Samuel Johnson was born.
Mozart‘s opera receives its first performance in Don Giovanni Prague.
1863 Twenty seven countries meeting in
Geneva agreed to form the International Red Cross.
1886 The first
ticker-tape parade takes place in New York City when office workers spontaneously threw ticker tape into the streets as the Statue of Liberty was dedicated.
1891 US singer and comiedienne,
Fanny Brice, was born.
on Great Barrier Island. SS Wiararapa was wrecked
Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda was born.
Turkey beccame a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.
Richard Dreyfuss, American actor, was born.
Suez Crisis began: Israeli forces invaded the Sinai Peninsula and pushed Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal.
Tanganyika and Zanzibar united to form the Republic of Tanzania.
1969 The first-ever
computer-to-computer link was established on ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet.
Winona Ryder, American actress, was born.
Forgotten Silver hoax was screened.
Rome, European heads of state signed the Treaty and Final Act establishing the first European Constitution.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.