This day in #History 2910


This day in #history 2910

October 29th

529 BC – The international day of Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, who declared the first charter of human rights in the world also known as Cyrus Cylinder.

1618 – English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.

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..

1675 – Leibniz makes the first use of the long s, ∫, for integral.

1682 – William Penn lands at what is now Chester Pennsylvania

1794 – French troops occupies Venlo
1811 – 1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans

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

1859 – Spain declares war on Morocco.

1863 – Intl Comm of Red Cross forms (Nobel 1917, 1944, 1963)

1864 – Greek parliament accept new Constitution

1867 – Mail packets “Rhone” & “Wye” capsizes off St Thomas Virgin Islands

1872 – J S Risdon patents metal windmill

1881 – Judge (U.S. magazine) first published.

1888 – Lord Salisbury grants Cecil Rhodes charter for BSA Company

1889 – Queen Victoria grants Cecil Rhodes rights to Zambezia

1889 – Stanley Park dedicated in Vancouver, BC

1894 – 1st election of Hawaiian Republic

1915 – Thomas Masaryk claims independence for Czechoslovakia

1945 – 1st ball point pen goes on sale, 57 years after it is patented

1958 – Boris Pasternak refuses Nobel prize for literature
1964 – United Rep of Tanganyika & Zanzibar renamed United Rep of Tanzania

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