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January 17, 1929
Comic strip hero Popeye makes his first appearance in Thimble Theatre.
February 9, 1929
The Soviet Union, Poland, Estonia, Romania and Latvia agree not to use force in settling disputes between themselves by signing the "Litvinov Protocol."
February 11, 1929
The Vatican City is established as an independent domain within Rome by the signing of the Lateran Treaty by the Kingdom of Italy and the Holy See of the Catholic Church.
February 14, 1929
The "Saint Valentine's Day Massacre" leaves two civilians and five gangster rivals of Al Capone dead in Chicago.
March 2, 1929
The San Francisco Bay Toll-Bridge opens as the longest bridge in the world.
March 4, 1929
Calvin Coolidge is succeeded after the inauguration of the 31st President of the United States, Herbert Hoover.
March 30, 1929
The first commercial flights between London and Karachi begin operation by the airline Imperial Airways.
May 31, 1929
A hung parliament is returned again in the general election of the United Kingdom, leaving the final determination on which party will govern to the Liberals.
July 24, 1929
After being signed in Paris on August 27, 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact goes into effect, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy.
August 16, 1929
133 Jews and 116 Palestinians are killed in Palestine riots in Mandatory Palestine.
August 20, 1929
The British Broadcasting Corporation make the first transmissions of the 30-line television system experiment by John Logie Baird.
August 31, 1929
The $26,350,000,000 that has been decided upon by the Young Plan as the cost of all reparations to be paid by Germany over a 58½ years period due to the destruction of World War I as is finalized.
September 30, 1929
The Opel RAK.1, which was the first rocket-powered aircraft, is piloted by Fritz von Opel in front of a large crowd in Frankfurt am Main.
October 24–29, 1929
The New York Stock Exchange loses more than $30 billion by the occurrence of three multi-digit percentage drops.
October 25, 1929
The first Presidential cabinet member to be imprisoned for actions in office is Albert B. Fall, a former U.S. Interior Secretary, for his involvement in the Teapot Dome scandal.
November 1, 1929
The Atlantic Ocean and Africa is able to see an annular solar eclipse.