1929 events in history

Jan 1 The former municipalities of Point Grey, British Columbia and South Vancouver, British Columbia are amalgamated into Vancouver
Jan 6 Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta, India to begin her work among India's poorest and sick people
Jan 6 King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes suspends his country's constitution (the January 6th Dictatorship)
Jan 10 The Adventures of Tintin, one of the most popular European comic books, is first published in Belgium
Jan 17 Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip
Jan 17 Inayatullah Khan, king of the Emirate of Afghanistan abdicates the throne after only three days
Jan 20 In Old Arizona, the first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, is released
Jan 31 The Soviet Union exiles Leon Trotsky
Feb 11 Kingdom of Italy and the Vatican sign the Lateran Treaty
Feb 14 Saint Valentine's Day Massacre: Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone's gang, are murdered in Chicago, Illinois
Feb 26 President Calvin Coolidge signs an Executive Order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming
Apr 3 RMS Queen Mary is ordered from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering by Cunard Line
Apr 6 Huey P. Long Governor of Louisiana is impeached by the Louisiana House of Representatives
Apr 8 Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest
Apr 23 Turkey becomes the first country to celebrate Children's Day as a national holiday
May 14 Wilfred Rhodes takes his 4000th first-class wicket during a performance of 9 for 39 at Leyton; he is the only player in history to have reached that number
May 15 A fire at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio kills 123
May 16 In Hollywood, the first Academy Awards are awarded
May 31 The first talking Mickey Mouse cartoon, "The Karnival Kid", is released
Jun 1 The 1st Conference of the Communist Parties of Latin America is held in Buenos Aires
Jun 7 The Lateran Treaty is ratified, bringing Vatican City into existence
Jun 8 Margaret Bondfield is appointed Minister of Labour. She is the first woman appointed to the Cabinet of the United Kingdom
Jun 21 An agreement brokered by U.S. Ambassador Dwight Whitney Morrow ends the Cristero War in Mexico
Jul 23 The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words
Jul 24 The Kellogg–Briand Pact, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy, goes into effect (it is first signed in Paris on August 27, 1928 by most leading world powers)
Jul 27 The Geneva Convention of 1929, dealing with treatment of prisoners-of-war, is signed by 53 nations
Aug 3 Jiddu Krishnamurti, tagged as the messianic "World Teacher", shocks the Theosophy movement by dissolving the Order of the Star, the organisation built to support him
Aug 8 The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight
Aug 11 Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio
Aug 16 The 1929 Palestine riots break out in Mandatory Palestine between Palestinian Arabs and Jews and continue until the end of the month. In total, 133 Jews and 116 Arabs are killed
Aug 23 Hebron Massacre during the 1929 Palestine riots: Arab attack on the Jewish community in Hebron in the British Mandate of Palestine, continuing until the next day, resulted in the death of 65-68 Jews and the remaining Jews being forced to leave the city
Aug 24 Second day of two-day Hebron massacre during the 1929 Palestine riots: Arab attacks on the Jewish community in Hebron in the British Mandate of Palestine, result in the death of 65-68 Jews and the remaining Jews being forced to leave the city
Sep 7 Steamer Kuru capsizes and sinks on Lake Näsijärvi near Tampere in Finland. 136 lives are lost
Sep 25 Jimmy Doolittle performs the first blind flight from Mitchel Field proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible
Oct 3 The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed to Kingdom of Yugoslavia, "Land of the South Slavs"
Oct 7 Photios II becomes Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
Oct 11 J. C. Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states
Oct 18 The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council overrules the Supreme Court of Canada in Edwards v. Canada when it declares that women are considered "Persons" under Canadian law
Oct 23 Great Depression: After a steady decline in stock market prices since a peak in September, the New York Stock Exchange begins to show signs of panic
Oct 24 "Black Thursday" stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange
Oct 28 Black Monday, a day in the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which also saw major stock market upheaval
Oct 29 The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression
Oct 30 The Stuttgart Cable Car is constructed in Stuttgart, Germany
Nov 7 In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public
Nov 18 Grand Banks earthquake: Off the south coast of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean, a Richter magnitude 7.2 submarine earthquake, centered on the Grand Banks, breaks 12 submarine transatlantic telegraph cables and triggers a tsunami that destroys many south coast communities in the Burin Peninsula
Nov 29 U.S. Admiral Richard E. Byrd leads the first expedition to fly over the South Pole
Dec 24 Assassination attempt on Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen
Dec 27 Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin orders the "liquidation of the kulaks as a class", ostensibly as an effort to spread socialism to the countryside