Order of Italian Canadians, a benevolent society, is created in Montreal. It comprises antifascist lodges that had left the Order Sons of Italy due to increasing fascist interference.
February 11, 1929
The Lateran Accords are signed between the Kingdom of Italy and the Holy See. At the time the agreement is ratified Italy is under the fascist rule of Benito Mussolini. The signing of the Lateran Accords gave the Papacy full territorial rights over the Vatican City, separate from the state of Italy.
October 24, 1929
The United States stock market crashes. The crash marks the beginning of a 10 year period known as the Great Depression.