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On October 29th...

Republic Day (Turkey)

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Sir Walter Raleigh1618 Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded.

1740 Biographer James Boswell was born.

Robert Fulton1814 The Demologos, the first ever steamship of war, was demonstrated by Robert Fulton in New York Harbor.

1863 International Committee of Red Cross was formed.

George B. McClellan1885 U.S. General George B. McClellan died.

1891 Singer Fanny Brice was born.

1901 Leon Czolgosz, assassin of President William McKinley, was executed.

Joseph Pulitzer1911 Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer died.

1921 Cartoonist Bill Mauldin was born.

Turkey1923 The Republic of Turkey was proclaimed.

1929 The United States stock market crashed.

1942 Bob Ross, host of "The Joy of Painting," was born.

1947 Actor Richard Dreyfuss was born.
Frances Folsom Cleveland1947 Frances Folsom Cleveland, wife of U.S. President Grover Cleveland, died.

1948 Actress Kate Jackson was born.

1950 King Gustav V of Sweden died.

1957 Film producer Louis B. Mayer died.

1959 King Sisavang Vong of Laos died.

1964 The United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar was renamed The United Republic of Tanzania.

1966 The National Organization of Women was founded.

1971 Guitarist Duane Allman died.

1975 The 'Yorkshire Ripper' killed his first victim, Wilma McCann.

J.C. Hall1982 J.C. Hall, founder of Hallmark Cards, died.

1987 Band leader Woody Herman died.

1997 Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey died.

Wilt Chamberlain1999 Basketball player Wilt Chamberlain died.

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