Historical Events In October - 29
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
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 October - 29.
0439 On this day in history vandalen under Genseric occupy Carthago
0490 On this day in history petrus Mongus, patriarch of Alexandria, dies
1038 On October - 29 aethelnoth, Archbishop of Canterbury
1268 On this day in history 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.
1321 On October - 29 stefanus VI Uros II Milutin, king of Serbia (1282-1321), dies
1390 On this day in history first trial for witchcraft in Paris.
1463 On this day in history alessandro Achillini, Italian physician/philosopher
1467 On this day in history battle of Brusthem: Charles the Bold defeats Liege
1507 On this day in history fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Spanish viceroy of Neth (1566-73)
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 On October - 29 czar Ivan IV escapes back to Moscow after battle
1562 On October - 29 george Abbott, English theologist/archbishop of Canterbury
1590 On this day in history dirck Volkertsz Coornhert, theologist/philosopher, dies at about 68
1591 Giovanni A Facchinetti elected as Pope Innocentius IX on October - 29.
1618 Sir Walter Raleigh, explorer and colonizer, is executed for conspiring against James I on October - 29.
1618 English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England on this day in history.
1618 Walter Raleigh, English scholar/poet/historian, beheaded for treason on this day in history.
1656 On this day in history edmund Halley, astronomer (Halley's Comet) [NS=Nov 8]
1658 On October - 29 action of 29 October 1658 (Naval battle)
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 Leibniz makes the first use of the long s, ∫, for integral on this day in history.
1682 William Penn lands in what will become Pennsylvania on this day in history.
1682 William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, lands at what is now Chester, PA on this day in history.
1682 William Penn lands at what is now Chester Pennsylvania on October - 29.
1709 On October - 29 england/Netherlands sign anti-French "Barrieretraktaat"
1727 Severe earthquake in New England on this day in history.
1740 The birth of James Boswell, Scottish biographer and diarist on this day in history.
1740 James Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson's biographer on October - 29.
1783 On this day in history jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, philosopher/mathematician, die at 66
1787 On October - 29 the opera "Don Giovanni" is produced (Prague)
1787 On October - 29 opera "Don Giovanni" is produced (Prague)
1790 Pieter van/of Bleiswijk, pension advisor 1771-87, dies at about 66 on October - 29.