Historical Events In October - 29
Sunday, 24 September 2023
2018 On October - 29 german Chancellor Angela Merkel announces she will not seek re-election in 2021 and step down as party leader
2018 On this day in history japanese Princess Ayako of Japan marries commoner Kei Moriya at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, giving up her royal status
2018 World Scrabble Championship won for the fourth time by New Zealand Malaysian Nigel Richards with the word "groutier" (bad-tempered) on October - 29.
2018 On October - 29 new research says cacao tree first used in Ecuador by Mayo Chinchipe culture, 5000 years ago, not in central America as previously thought
2018 Storms in Italy kill at least 11 with 75% of Venice flooded and two tornadoes striking Terracina on October - 29.
2018 Lion Air flight JT 610 crashes into the sea just after takeoff near Jakarta, Indonesia, with the loss of all 189 on board on this day in history.
2018 Lion Air Flight 610 crashes off the coast of Java, with 189 passengers on board on this day in history.
2020 The International Organization for Migration (IOM) confirms the death of least 140 migrants who drowned off the coast of Senegal on a vessel bound for the Spanish Canary Islands. It is the deadliest shipwreck of 2020 so far on this day in history.