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What happened on October 29th?

Let’s see what happened On October 29th, Throughout the world and South African history. We always remember the news, events and people who shaped the course of history.

On this day: October 29

1992 | The first observers from the European Community (EC) arrive in South Africa, including police officers, lawyers and economists.

1913 | Led by Mahatma Gandhi, hundreds of men, women and children marched from the Natal colony of Newcastle (now KwaZulu-Natal) to the Transvaal to defy the Immigration Control Act of 1913.

2018 | Lion Air Flight 610, a Boeing 737 MAX, crashed after takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia, killing 189 people.

2012 | Hurricane Sandy hit the U.S. East Coast, killing 148 people directly and 138 indirectly, while causing nearly $70 billion in damage and causing power outages.

Year 2008 | Delta Air Lines merged with Northwest Airlines, creating the world’s largest airline and reducing the number of traditional U.S. airlines to five.

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year 1987 | South African actress Jodi balfour.

1991 | South African Rugby Union football player Eben Etzebeth.

1967 | German football player and manager Torsten Funk.

1971 | American mathematician, cryptographer, and scholar Daniel J. Bernstein.

1942 | American rock/country musician and songwriter Lee Clayton.

On this day: death

Year 2003 | 82-year-old Italian tenor and actor Franco Corelli.

1993 | Latvian-American mathematician and scholar, Lipman Bers, 79.

2015 | Ernesto Herrera, 73-year-old Filipino businessman and politician.

year 2004 | British mathematician and entomologist Peter Twin, 88.

2014 | American businessman H. Gary Morse, 78 years old.


2017 | It was a great day at Brundle Park as Grimsby beat Burnley 6-5 in a Division 1 game.


2021 | “Last Night in Soho”, The British psychological horror film directed by Edgar Wright opens worldwide on this day.

africa facts

Kairouan in Tunisia is the fourth largest city in Islam after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem.

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