On This Day: October 29th

October 29th:

1929- “Black Tuesday” Wall Street Stock Market crashes triggering the “Great Depression”

2015- China announces the end of their one-child policy after 35 years

1390- First trial for witchcraft in Paris

1682- William Penn lands at what is now Chester, Pennsylvania

1692- Court of Oyer and Terminer, convened for Salem witch trials, dissolved

1833- 1st US college fraternity to have a fraternity house founded

1864- Greek parliament accepts new Constitution

1872- J. S. Risdon of Genoa, Illinois, patents the metal windmill

1942- Branch Rickey named president and General Manager of Brooklyn Dodgers

1942- Nazis murder 16,000 Jews in Pinsk, Soviet Union

1954- Sweden begins experimental TV

1958- Boris Pasternak refuses the Nobel Prize for Literature

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