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  Timeline: 1929  
 
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
March 17, 1929 Tour of Flanders Jef Dervaes (Bel) 216 km
March 19, 1929 Milan-San Remo Alfredo Binda (Ita) 286.5 km
March 31, 1929 Paris-Roubaix Charles Meunier (Bel) 260 km
May 9, 1929 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Alfons Schepers (Bel) 231 km

May 19- June 9, 1929

Giro d'Italia Alfredo Binda (Ita) 14 Stages 2,920 km
June 30 - July 28, 1929 Tour de France Maurice Dewaele (Bel) 22 Stages, 5,257 km
August 16, 1929 World Championships George Ronsse (Bel) Zurich, Switzerland 200 km
October 26, 1929 Giro di Lombardia Piero Fossati (Ita) Milan-Milan, 238 km
  • NY Stock Exchange- October 4, 1929, the NYSE crashed. Black Thursday was the day when the stock market crashed, setting off the Great Depression and a worldwide economic crisis.
  • Television- Milton Berle appeared in an experimental broadcast for TV.
  • England- Scotland Yard seized 12 nude paintings of D.H. Lawrence from the Mayfair gallery on grounds of indecency.
  • Grand Banks Earthquake- November 1929, an earthquake off the south coast of Newfoundland, registered 7.2 on the ‘Richter Scale’. The submarine earthquake centered on Grand Banks triggered a tsunami that destroys many south coast communities in the Burin Peninsula, killing 28.
  • Music- Guy Lombardo played Auld Lang Syne at mid-night December 31 for the first time.

Notable Deaths-
Wyatt Earp, 1848-1929, a western legend and fearless lawman of Tombstone, Arizona, he was famous for the 1881 Gunfight at O.K. Corral.


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