On This Day: October 29th
This is 302nd day of the year and 63 days remain in the year.
American newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer died in Charleston, S.C.
The New York Stock Exchange crashed on Black Tuesday, precipitating the Great Depression.
The Star of India and other gems were stolen from the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
The National Organization for Women was founded.
John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, returned to space at age 77.
European leaders signed the European Union's first constitution.
A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Baluchistan, one of Pakistan's poorest regions. At least 200 people were killed and more than 15,000 were left homeless.
Hurricane Sandy smashed into the eastern seaboard of the U.S., killing 117 people in the U.S. and 69 in Canada and the Caribbean. The storm caused about $50 billion in damage in the U.S.
October 29 BirthdaysFanny Brice1891–1951, American comedienne, born in New York City as Fanny Borach.
Jean GiraudouxFrench novelist and dramatist
James Boswelldiarist, author
R. B. Kitajpainter