Wednesday, October 29, 2008
ADC Flight 53, a Nigerian Boeing 737 airliner carrying more than 100 passengers, crashes near Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The Sultan of Sokoto Mohammadu Maccido, the sultan's son, Muhammed Maccido, a senator, and Abdulrahman Shehu Shagari, son of former Nigerian President Shehu Shagari, are on the list of passengers on board. //cbs3.com/topstories/topstories_story_302082204.html
(Xinhua) There are six confirmed survivors. //www.sabcnews.com/africa/west_africa/0,2172,137489,00.html
Saturday, October 29, 2005
At least 61 people are killed and many others wounded in 3 powerful blasts in the India
n capital, Delhi
(see 29 October 2005 Delhi
European heads of state sign in Rome the Treaty and Final Act, establishing the first European Constitution.
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Tuesday, October 29, 2002
The Canadian ministry of foreign affairs issues an advisory to Canadians born in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, and Sudan warning them to consider carefully whether to go to the United States for any reason. This follows a US law requiring photos and fingerprints of Canadian citizens born in those countries upon entering the US, as well as the deportation to Syria of Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen. The American ambassador, Paul Cellucci, later assures the Canadian government that all Canadian passport holders will be treated equally however, further incidents attributed to racial profiling take place.
Thursday, October 29, 1998
makes landfall in Central America, killing an estimated 18,000 people.
Wednesday, October 29, 1997
Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq says it will begin shooting down Lockheed U-2
surveillance planes being used by UNSCOM inspectors.
Saturday, October 29, 1994
's third runway opens, ensuring protests about noise levels.
The Duke of Edinburgh attends a ceremony in Israel, where his late mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg (Princess Andrew of Greece), is honoured as Righteous among the Nations for sheltering Jewish families from the Nazis in Athens, during World War II.
The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
is enacted in the UK. The whole of Part V, which covers collective trespass and nuisance on land, includes sections against raves, including the succession of repetitive beats definition.
Saturday, October 29, 1988
Pakistan's General Rahimuddin Khan resigns from his post as the governor of Sindh, following attempts by the President of Pakistan, Ghulam Ishaq Khan, to limit the vast powers Gen. Rahimuddin had accumulated.
Expo '88 in Brisbane, Australia draws to a close. ! after a six month spectacular. ???
The Black September group hijacks a Lufthansa Boeing 727 over Turkey, demanding the release of 3 comrades still held for the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games.
U.S. President Richard Nixon approves legislation to increase Social Security spending by US$5.3 billion.
Wednesday, October 29, 1969
The first message is sent over ARPANET
, the forerunner of the internet.
Thursday, October 29, 1964
Saturday, October 29, 1960
In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional boxing match.
Saturday, October 29, 1955
Thursday, October 29, 1942
Holocaust: In the United Kingdom, leading clergymen and political figures hold a public meeting to register outrage over Nazi Germany's persecution of Jews.
Tuesday, October 29, 1940
November ndash In Cambodia the Khmer Issarak is formed to overthrow the French Army within the nation.
The Selective Service System lottery is held in Washington, D.C..
Thursday, October 29, 1936
launches the world's first regular (then) high-definition television service.
Tuesday, October 29, 1918
The Martin Declaration is published, including Slovakia
in the formation of the Czecho-Slovak state.
Thursday, October 29, 1914
Tuesday, October 29, 1889
November ndash The first free elections are held in Costa Rica
Saturday, October 29, 1881
" (U.S. magazine) is first published.
Saturday, October 29, 1842
Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after the British naval officer Samuel Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton, who spots the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.
Thursday, October 29, 1665
Tuesday, October 29, 1591
The Durtnell (Dartnell) family of Brasted
, England, begin to work as building contractors. They will still be functioning under the twelfth generation of the family in the 21st century.
The city of Hyderabad
is founded by Quli Quub Shah.
Tuesday, October 20, 1467 (Julianian calendar)
Battle of Brustem: Charles the Bold defeats Liege.
Monday, October 20, 1449 (Julianian calendar)
The French recapture Rouen
from the English.
Wednesday, October 22, 1281 (Julianian calendar)
Pope Martin IV authorizes a Crusade against the newly re-established Byzantine Empire in Constantinople French and Venetian expeditions set out toward Constantinople but are forced to turn back in the following year.
Guy of Dierre
, count of Flanders
, licenses the first Lombards merchants to open a changing business in his realm.
An offensive by the Byzantine Empire significantly reduces the size of the Kingdom of Albania, as it recaptures land seized from the Despotate of Epirus by Charles I of Sicily 10 years earlier.
Monday, October 22, 1268 (Julianian calendar)
Pope Clement IV
dies the following papal election
fails to choose a new pope for almost 3 years, precipitating the later creation of stringent rules governing the electoral procedures.
, the use of hops
as the exclusive flavoring agent used in the manufacture of beer
is made compulsory.
King Stephen V of Hungary launches a war against Bulgaria.
The House of Bourbon first rises to prominence with the marriage of Robert, Count of Clermont to King Louis IX of France's daughter, Beatrice of Burgundy, heiress to the lordship of Bourbon.
Thursday, October 22, 1187 (Julianian calendar)
Estonians, Curonians and Karelians destroy Sigtuna and kill the archbishop.
Pope Gregory VIII issues the bull "Audita tremendi", proposing the Third Crusade.
To finance the siege of Zara
, the Doge of Venice
grants the benefits of the revenue from the salt tax to a consortium of creditors. Pledging the income from the Salt Office becomes a staple of the city's finance.
Thursday, October 28, 437 (Julianian calendar)
A synod at Constantinople attempts to impinge on the pope's rights in Illyria. Proclus tries to implement the synod's decisions, and pope Sixtus III reminds the Illyrian bishops of their obligations to his vicar at Thessaloniki.
Valentinian III cements an alliance with the eastern emperor, Theodosius II, by marrying his daughter Licinia Eudoxia in Constantinople. This marks the reunion of two branches of the House of Theodosius.
Tuesday, October 28, 312 (Julianian calendar)
Constantine I promotes a policy of state sponsorship of Christianity
, perhaps even becoming a Christian himself (see Constantine I and Christianity
c. 312ndash315 ndash Constantine I Addresses the People in the Roman Forum
, sculptural relief on the Arch of Constantine, Rome, is made.
Constantine I enters Rome, he stages a grand "adventus" in the city, and is met with popular jubilation. Maxentius' body is fished out of the Tiber and decapitated.
Constantine I adopt the words "in hoc signo vinces" as a motto and have the letters X and P (the first letters of the Greek word Christ
) emblazoned on the shields
of his Roman legion