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October 29 Birthdays

Fanny Brice
1891–1951, American comedienne, born in New York City as Fanny Borach.

James Boswell
diarist, author (1740)

Jean Giraudoux
French novelist and dramatist (1882)

R. B. Kitaj
painter (1932)

Richard Dreyfuss
actor (1947)

Winona Ryder
actress (1971)

Gabrielle Union
actor (1972)

October 29 in History


William Penn arrived in Pennsylvania.


Mozart's opera Don Giovanni debuted in Prague.


The Republic of Turkey was proclaimed under Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.


The New York Stock Exchange crashed on Black Tuesday, precipitating the Great Depression.


Israel invaded the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula during the Suez Canal crisis.


The National Organization for Women was founded.


John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, returned to space at age 77.


European leaders signed the European Union's first constitution.


Hurricane Sandy smashed into the eastern seaboard of the U.S., killing 117 people in the U.S. and 69 in Canada and the Caribbean. The storm caused about $50 billion in damage in the U.S.

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