Historical Events In October - 29
Friday, 10 April 2020
0437 Valentinian III, Western Roman Emperor, marries Licinia Eudoxia, daughter of his cousin Theodosius II, Eastern Roman Emperor in Constantinople. This unifies the two branches of the House of Theodosius on this day in history.
0439 Vandalen under Genseric occupy Carthago on this day in history.
0490 On this day in history petrus Mongus, patriarch of Alexandria, dies
1038 Aethelnoth, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.
1268 Conradin, the last legitimate male heir of the Hohenstaufen dynasty of Kings of Germany and Holy Roman Emperors, is executed along with his companion Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily, a political rival and ally to the hostile Roman Catholic church on October - 29.
1321 Stefanus VI Uros II Milutin, king of Serbia (1282-1321), dies on October - 29.
1390 First trial for witchcraft in Paris on this day in history.
1463 On this day in history alessandro Achillini, Italian physician/philosopher
1467 On October - 29 battle of Brusthem: Charles the Bold defeats Liege
1507 Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Spanish viceroy of Neth (1566-73) on this day in history.
1508 On this day in history gelderse troops occupies Kuinre
1513 On this day in history jacques Amyot, French humanist/translator/abbot of Bellozanne
1552 Czar Ivan IV escapes back to Moscow after battle on October - 29.
1562 On October - 29 george Abbott, English theologist/archbishop of Canterbury
1590 Dirck Volkertsz Coornhert, theologist/philosopher, dies at about 68 on October - 29.
1591 Giovanni A Facchinetti elected as Pope Innocentius IX on this day in history.
1618 On this day in history sir Walter Raleigh, explorer and colonizer, is executed for conspiring against James I.
1618 On this day in history english adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
1618 Walter Raleigh, English scholar/poet/historian, beheaded for treason on this day in history.
1656 On October - 29 edmund Halley, astronomer (Halley's Comet) [NS=Nov 8]
1658 Action of 29 October 1658 (Naval battle) on this day in history.
1665 Battle of Ambuila, where Portuguese forces defeated the forces of the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitated king Antonio I of Kongo, also called Nvita a Nkanga. on October - 29.
1675 On this day in history leibniz makes the first use of the long s, âˆ«, for integral.
1682 On this day in history william Penn lands in what will become Pennsylvania
1682 William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, lands at what is now Chester, PA on October - 29.
1682 William Penn lands at what is now Chester Pennsylvania on this day in history.
1709 England/Netherlands sign anti-French "Barrieretraktaat" on this day in history.
1727 On October - 29 severe earthquake in New England
1740 On this day in history the birth of James Boswell, Scottish biographer and diarist
1740 James Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson's biographer on this day in history.
1783 On this day in history jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, philosopher/mathematician, die at 66
1787 The opera "Don Giovanni" is produced (Prague) on October - 29.
1787 Opera "Don Giovanni" is produced (Prague) on this day in history.
1790 On this day in history pieter van/of Bleiswijk, pension advisor 1771-87, dies at about 66