Historical Events for Oct 29th

The international day of Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, who declared the first
charter of human rights in the world also known as Cyrus Cylinder.
0512 – A solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland.
1390 – First trial for witchcraft in Paris.
1534 – Jacques Cartier makes the European discovery of Prince Edward Island.
1613 – Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London burns down
1656 – Birth of Edmund Halley, astronomer (Halley’s Comet)
1682 – William Penn lands in what will become Pennsylvania
1787 – Opera “Don Giovanni” is produced (Prague)
1811 – 1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans
1863 – Sixteen countries meet in Geneva agree to form the International Red Cross.
1884 – Birth of Bela Lugosi, horror actor (Dracula, Body Snatcher)
1886 – The first ticker-tape parade takes place in New York City when office workers
spontaneously throw ticker tape into the streets as the Statue of Liberty is
1891 – Birth of Fanny Brice, singing comedienne (Ziegeld Follies, Baby Snooks)
1904 – IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit) subway (New York City) opens
1923 – Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire)
1942 – Alaska highway completed
1956 – Chet Huntley & David Brinkley, NBC News, team up
1969 – U.S. Supreme Court orders end to all school desegregation “at once”
1994 – National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC)
1998 – John Glenn returns to space at the age of 77 as a payload specialist on
The Discovery.
2007 – Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is elected the first woman President of

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