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On This Day - October 29th

October 29th is easily one of our favorite days of the year. But why is that? As it happens, October 29th is more than just another date leading up to the holiday season. Happy birthday if you’re celebrating today, and in the meantime, here are some of the most important things to know about October 29th!

On this day


King Cyrus marched into Babylon.

In 539 BC, King Cyrus “the Great” of Persia marched into Babylon. There, he freed the Jewish captives and allowed them to return home.

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Conradin was executed.

In the year 1268, Conradin, the final rightful male successor of the German Hohenstaufen dynasty, met his demise through execution. Charles I of Sicily carried out the execution, which also claimed the life of Frederick I, Margrave of Baden.

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German soldiers stood up.

In 1918, German sailors famously refused to obey orders to fight the British naval forces. Instead, they led a revolt in the naval ports of Wilhelmshaven, thus beginning the German Revolution.

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The Suez Crisis turned into a war.

In 1956, the Suez Crisis turned into war as Israel invaded the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula. It was quickly followed by an airborne assault by France and Britain.

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China lifted its ban on family limits!

In 2015, China finally announced the end of their one-child policy. The policy had been in place for 35 years – which had helped to curb the incredible population growth the country is known for.

Special Days Falling on October 29th

If you ask us, we’ll tell you October 29th is one of the best days of the year. Sure, Halloween is great, but October 29th is infinitely more awesome and important. Why? Here are just some of the reasons why!
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Turkey Republic Day

Every October 29th is an incredibly important day for the people of Turkey as it marks their Republican celebrations! Although the country was effectively a republic since April 23rd, 1920, it was only when the first President chosen by the Grand National Assembly, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, declared the country a republic that the deal was finally signed. And that famous day was, of course, October 29th, 1923.


World Psoriasis Day

World Psoriasis Day is dedicated to those suffering from psoriasis in the hopes of raising awareness about the disease and encouraging more people to do their research into what this skin disease actually means for millions. It’s an uncomfortable condition, which, while treatable, is often misunderstood.

World Stroke Day

Strokes affect people all over the world at any given moment – and they can be life-threatening. Yet, few of us actually understand what causes strokes, how to recognize signs, and what to do if we see or feel them! So, World Stroke Day is here to encourage us all to learn more and better prepare ourselves should we ever witness someone we think is having a stroke.

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