Competitive exam aspirants preparing for UPSC and other exams always require a trustworthy source of assistance. Safalta team has decided to provide details of most important events of India and World History that can boost the preparation of such competitive students. In today's history, here are the most important incidents that took place on 29 Oct.


  • Argentina elects its first female president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in 2007.
  • Delta Air Lines merges with Northwest Airlines, creating the world's largest airline and reducing the number of US legacy carriers to 5 in 2008.
  • Philadelphia beats Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3 in Game 5 at Citizens Bank Park for Phillies second Baseball World Series in their 126-year history; Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels MVP in 2008.
  • Record-breaking snowstorm in the northeastern United States leaves nearly 2 million residents without power for more than 36 hours in 2011.
  • Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in New Jersey resulting in 110 deaths and $50 billion in damage and forces the New York stock exchange to close in 2012.
  • Publishing companies Penguin and Random House merge to form the world's largest publisher in 2012.
  • San Francisco beats Kansas City Royals, 3-2 in Game 7 at Kauffman Field, KC to win Giants' 3rd Baseball World Series in 5 years; SF starter Madison Bumgarner MVP in 2014.
  • China announces the end of their one-child policy after 35 years in 2015.
  • Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) is elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives, succeeding John Boehner (R-Ohio) in 2015.
  • British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finishes a distant 9th in Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; good enough to clinch his 4th World F1 Drivers Championship in 2017.

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