September 29


September 29

Events

*522 BC - Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumâta, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire.
*480 BC - Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I.
*61 BC - Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday.
*1227 - Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, is excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX for his failure to go on crusade.
*1364 - Battle of Auray: English forces defeat the French in Brittany; end of the Breton War of Succession.
*1567 - The second War of Religion in France breaks out.
* 1567 - At a dinner, the Duke of Alba arrests the Count of Egmont and the Count of Hoorn for treason.
*1650 - Henry Robinson opens his "Office of Addresses and Encounters" - the first historically documented dating service - in Threadneedle Street, London.
*1789 - The U.S. War Department first establishes a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.
* 1789 - The first U.S. Congress adjourns.
*1829 - The Metropolitan Police of London, later also known as "the Met", is founded.
*1848 - Battle of Pákozd: Hungarian forces defeat Croats at Pákozd; the first battle of the War of Independence.
*1850 - The Roman Catholic hierarchy is re-established in England and Wales by Pope Pius IX.
*1864 - American Civil War: The Battle of Chaffin's Farm is fought.
*1885 - The first practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England.
*1907 - The cornerstone is laid at Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. capital.
*1911 - Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
*1916 - John D. Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire.
*1918 - World War I: The Hindenburg Line is broken by Allied forces. Bulgaria signs an armistice.
*1924 - Plutarco Elías Calles is proclaimed President of Mexico.
*1941 - World War II: Holocaust in Kiev, Ukraine: German Einsatzgruppe C starts Babi Yar massacre. According to the Einsatzgruppen Operational Situation Report No. 101, at least 33,771 Jews from Kiev and its suburbs were killed at Babi Yar on September 29 - 30, 1941.
*1943 - World War II: U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice aboard the Royal Navy battleship HMS "Nelson" off Malta.
*1954 - The convention establishing CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) is signed.
* 1954 - Major League Baseball: Willie Mays of the then New York Giants makes "The Catch" at The Polo Grounds in Game 1 of the World Series.
*1957 - 20 MCi (740 petabecquerels) of radioactive material is released in an explosion at the Soviet Mayak nuclear plant at Chelyabinsk.
*1960 - Nikita Khrushchev, leader of Soviet Union, disrupts a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with a number of angry outbursts.
*1962 - "Alouette 1," the first Canadian satellite, is launched.
*1963 - The second period of the Second Vatican Council opens.
*1963 - The University of East Anglia is established in Norwich, England.
*1964 - The Argentine comic strip Mafalda is published for the first time.
*1966 - The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.
*1971 - Oman joins the Arab League.
*1972 - Sino-Japanese relations: Japan establishes diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China after breaking official ties with the Republic of China.
*1975 - WGPR in Detroit, Michigan, becomes the world's first black-owned-and-operated television station.
*1979 - Pope John Paul II became the first pope to set foot on Irish soil with his pastoral visit to the Republic of Ireland.
*1982 - Tylenol Crisis of 1982 begins when the first of seven individuals dies in metropolitan Chicago.
*1988 - Space Shuttle: NASA launches STS-26, the return to flight mission, after the Space Shuttle "Challenger" disaster.
*1990 - Washington National Cathedral is finished.
* 1990 - The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.
*1991 - Military coup in Haiti.
*1992 - Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello resigns.
*1995 - The United States Navy disbands Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84), nicknamed the "Jolly Rogers".
*2001 - The "Syracuse Herald-Journal", a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication.
*2003 - Hurricane Juan makes landfall in Nova Scotia.
*2004 - The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.
* 2004 - The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry "SpaceShipOne" performs a successful spaceflight, the first of two required to win the prize.
*2005 - US Senate confirms John Roberts to be the next Chief Justice of the United States.
*2006 - US Representative Mark Foley resigns after allegations of inappropriate emails to house pages were revealed.
*2007 - Calder Hall, the world's first commercial nuclear power station, is demolished in a controlled explosion.
*2008 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffers a 777.68 point drop, the most points ever lost in a single trading session.

Births

*106 BC - Pompey the Great, consul of Rome (d. 48 BC)
*1240 - Margaret of England, Queen consort of Scotland, (d. 1275)
*1321 - John of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (d. 1387)
*1328 - Joan of Kent, wife of Edward, the Black Prince (d. 1385)
*1388 - Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, son of Henry IV of England (d. 1421)
*1511 - Miguel Servet, Spanish humanist (d. 1553)
*1547 - Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish author (d. 1616)
*1548 - William V, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1626)
*1561 - Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish mathematician (d. 1615)
*1571 - Caravaggio, Italian artist (d. 1610)
*1636 - Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1715)
*1639 - Lord William Russell, English politician (d. 1683)
*1640 - Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor (d. 1720)
*1678 - Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier (d. 1766)
*1691 - Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (d. 1781)
*1703 - François Boucher, French painter (d. 1770)
*1725 - Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive, British general and statesman (d. 1774)
*1758 - Horatio Nelson, British admiral (d. 1805)
*1766 - Charlotte, Princess Royal, German queen (d. 1828)
*1786 - Guadalupe Victoria, 1st President of Mexico (d. 1843)
*1803 - Jacques Charles François Sturm, French mathematician (d. 1850)
* 1803 - Mercator Cooper, American sea captain (d. 1872)
*1808 - Henry Bennett, American politician (d. 1868)
*1810 - Elizabeth Gaskell, British novelist (d. 1865)
*1842 - Louis J. Weichmann, chief witness in the trial of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1902)
*1843 - Mikhail Skobelev, Russian general (d. 1882)
*1853 - Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (d. 1933)
*1863 - Hugo Haase, German politician and jurist (d. 1919)
*1864 - Alexandra Kitchin, British model for Lewis Carroll (d. 1925)
* 1864 - Miguel de Unamuno, Spanish writer and philosopher (d. 1936)
*1881 - Ludwig von Mises, Austrian economist (d. 1973)
*1895 - J.B. Rhine, American parapsychologist (d. 1980)
* 1895 - Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (d. 1970)
*1897 - Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (d. 1980)
*1898 - Trofim Lysenko, Stalinist biologist (d. 1976)
*1900 - Miguel Alemán Valdés, President of Mexico (d. 1983)
*1901 - Enrico Fermi, Italian physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1954)
* 1901 - Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher and activist (d. 1981)
*1904 - Greer Garson, British actress (d. 1996)
*1907 - Gene Autry, American actor, singer, and businessman (d. 1998)
* 1907 - George W. Jenkins, American businessman (d. 1996)
*1908 - Eddie Tolan, American athlete (d. 1967)
*1910 - Virginia Bruce, American actress (d. 1982)
*1912 - Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director (d. 2007)
*1913 - Trevor Howard, English actor (d. 1988)
* 1913 - Stanley Kramer, American film director (d. 2001)
*1915 - Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (d. 2007)
* 1915 - Brenda Marshall, American film actress (d. 1992)
*1920 - Peter D. Mitchell, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1992)
*1922 - Lizabeth Scott, American actress
*1923 - Stan Berenstain, American children's author (d. 2005)
*1924 - Steve Forrest, American actor
*1930 - Colin Dexter, British author of Inspector Morse novels
*1931 - Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress
* 1931 - James Watson Cronin, American nuclear physicist, Nobel laureate
*1932 - Robert Benton, American screenwriter and director
* 1932 - Mehmood, Indian actor (d. 2004)
*1934 - Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, Psychology professor
* 1934 - Lance Gibbs, Guyanese West Indies cricketer
* 1934 - Skandor Akbar, American professional wrestler and manager
*1935 - Jerry Lee Lewis, American musician
*1936 - Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy
*1938 - Wim Kok, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
*1939 - Tommy Boyce, American songwriter
* 1939 - Molly Haskell, American film critic
* 1939 - Larry Linville, American actor (d. 2000)
* 1939 - Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (d. 2001)
*1940 - Nicola Di Bari, Italian singer
*1941 - Fred West, British serial killer (d. 1995)
*1942 - Madeline Kahn, American actress (d. 1999)
* 1942 - Felice Gimondi, Italian cyclist
* 1942 - Ian McShane, British actor
* 1942 - Bill Nelson, American politician
* 1942 - Jean-Luc Ponty, French jazz violinist
* 1942 - Steve Tesich, Serbian screenwriter (d. 1996)
*1943 - Mohammad Khatami, President of Iran
* 1943 - Gary Boyd Roberts, American genealogist
* 1943 - Lech Wałęsa, President of Poland, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
*1944 - Mike Post, American composer
*1945 - Kyriakos Sfetsas, Greek composer
*1947 - Martin Ferrero, American actor
*1948 - Bryant Gumbel, American television personality
* 1948 - Mark Farner, American guitarist Grand Funk
* 1948 - Theo Jörgensmann, German jazz clarinetist
*1949 - George Dalaras, Greek singer
*1951 - Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile
* 1951 - Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (d. 1977)
* 1951 - Maureen Caird, Australian hurdler
* 1951 - Mike Enriquez, Philippine broadcaster
*1952 - Gabor Csupo, Hungarian-born animator
* 1952 - Max Sandlin, American politician
*1953 - Warren Cromartie, American baseball player
* 1953 - Drake Hogestyn, American actor
* 1953 - Jean-Claude Lauzon, Canadian film director (d. 1997)
*1955 - Benoît Ferreux, French actor
*1956 - Sebastian Coe, British athlete
*1957 - Andrew Dice Clay, American comedian and actor
* 1957 - Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer and composer
* 1957 - Chris Broad, English cricketer and match referee
* 1957 - Mark Nicholas, English cricketer and sports presenter
*1960 - Alan McGee, British music industry mogul and musician
*1960 - John Paxson, American Basketball Player and GM
* 1960 - David Sammartino, American professional wrestler
*1961 - Julia Gillard, Australian politician
* 1961 - Stephanie Miller, American comedian and talk radio host
*1962 - Roger Bart, American actor
* 1962 - Al Pitrelli, American musician and guitarist
*1963 - Dave Andreychuk, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1963 - Les Claypool, American bassist (Primus)
*1966 - Jill Whelan, American actress
*1967 - Brett Anderson, British musician/singer (Suede, The Tears)
*1968 - Patrick Burns, American television presenter
* 1968 - Luke Goss, English actor
* 1968 - Samir Soni, Indian film actor
* 1968 - Alex Skolnick, American thrash metal and jazz guitarist
*1969 - Erika Eleniak, American actress and model
* 1969 - Aleks Syntek, Mexican singer
* 1969 - Angelo Barretto, Filipino race car driver
*1970 - Yoshihiro Tajiri, Japanese professional wrestler
* 1970 - Natasha Gregson Wagner, American actress
* 1970 - Emily Lloyd, British actress
* 1970 - Nicolás Pereira, Venezuelan tennis player
*1971 - Sibel Tüzün, Turkish singer
* 1971 - Mackenzie Crook, British actor and comedian
*1972 - Oliver Gavin, British racing car driver
* 1972 - Togi Makabe, Japanese professional wrestler
* 1972 - Robert Webb, British actor, comedian, and writer
*1973 - Joe Hulbig, American ice hockey player
* 1973 - Athanasios Michalopoulos, Greek volleyball player
* 1973 - Scout Niblett, British singer/songwriter
*1974 - Brian Ash, American filmmaker
* 1974 - Alexis Cruz, American actor
*1975 - Albert Celades, Spanish footballer
*1976 - Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian footballer
* 1976 - Darren Byfield, English footballer
* 1976 - Oscar Sevilla, Spanish cyclist
*1977 - Won Bin, South Korean actor
* 1977 - Wade Brookbank, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1977 - Debelah Morgan, American R&B singer
* 1977 - Jake Westbrook, American baseball player
*1978 - Kurt Nilsen, Norwegian singer
* 1978 - Mohini Bhardwaj, American gymnast
* 1978 - Gunner McGrath, American guitarist (Much the Same)
*1979 - Shelley Duncan, American baseball player
* 1979 - Takumi Beppu, Japanese cyclist
*1980 - Dallas Green, Canadian musician (Alexisonfire,City and Colour)
* 1980 - Zachary Levi, American actor
*1980 - Patrick Agyemang, English footballer
*1981 - Siarhei Rutenka, Belarusian/Spanish handball player
* 1982 - Ariana Jollee, American pornographic actress
*1982 - Rob Smith, Irish musician and songwriter
*1984 - Per Mertesacker, German footballer
*1986 - Benoît Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1986 - Mark Fraser, Canadian ice hockey player.
*1988 - Kevin Durant, American basketball player
* 1988 - Justin Nozuka, singer/songwriter
*1999 - Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal
*2008 - Emma Tallulah Behn, member of the extended Norwegian royal family

Deaths

*1364 - Charles, Duke of Brittany
*1560 - King Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1496)
*1637 - Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino saint
*1642 - René Goupil, French Catholic missionary, one of Canadian Martyrs (b. 1608)
*1703 - Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (b. 1610)
*1800 - Michael Denis, Austrian poet (b. 1729)
*1804 - Michael Hillegas, first Treasurer of the United States (b. 1728)
*1833 - King Ferdinand VII of Spain (b. 1784)
*1887 - Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon (b. 1810)
*1889 - Louis Faidherbe, French general (b. 1818)
*1900 - Samuel Fenton Cary, congressman, prohibitionist (b. 1814)
*1902 - William Topaz McGonagall, British poet (b. 1825)
* 1902 - Émile Zola, French writer (b. 1840)
*1908 - Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian writer (b. 1839)
*1925 - Léon Bourgeois, French statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1851)
*1927 - Willem Einthoven, Dutch inventor, Nobel laureate (b. 1860)
* 1927 - Arthur Achleitner, German writer (b. 1858)
*1930 - Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian painter (b. 1844)
*1937 - Ray Ewry, American athlete (b. 1873)
*1951 - Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach (b. 1864)
*1952 - John Cobb, British racing driver (b. 1899)
*1967 - Carson McCullers, American author (b. 1917)
*1970 - Edward Everett Horton, American actor (b. 1886)
*1973 - W. H. Auden, English poet (b. 1907)
*1975 - Casey Stengel, baseball player and manager (b. 1890)
*1976 - Wadi Ayoub, Greco-Roman professional wrestler, (b. 1927)
*1981 - Bill Shankly, Scottish football manager (b. 1913)
*1982 - Monty Stratton, baseball player (b. 1912)
*1987 - Henry Ford II, president of Ford Motor Company (b. 1917)
*1988 - Charles Addams, American cartoonist (b. 1912)
*1989 - Gussie Busch, American brewing magnate (b. 1899)
*1994 - Cheb Hasni, Algerian singer (b. 1968)
*1996 - Leslie Crowther, British comedian (b. 1933)
*1997 - Roy Lichtenstein, American artist (b. 1923)
*1998 - Jared High, American victim of bullying and suicide (b. 1985)
* 1998 - Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1917)
*2001 - Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, President of South Vietnam (b. 1923)
*2002 - Edmund Trebus, English compulsive hoarder (b. 1918)
*2004 - Richard Sainct, French motorcycle rally rider (b. 1970)
*2005 - Austin Leslie, American chef, the "Godfather of Fried Chicken" (b. 1934)
*2006 - Michael A. Monsoor, a United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor (b. 1981)
*2006 - Jan Werner Danielsen, Norwegian singer (b. 1976)
* 2006 - Khalique Ibrahim Khalique, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet and critic (b. 1926)
* 2006 - Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1912)
* 2006 - Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1915)
*2007 - Lois Maxwell, Canadian actress (b. 1927)

Holidays and observances

*RC Saints - Michaelmas - Christian feast of the Archangels St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael.
*Also see September 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
*England, Ireland - One of the four Quarter days in the Irish calendar.
*Argentina, Inventor's Day - László József Bíró's birthday.
*French Republican Calendar - Amarante (Amaranth) Day, eighth day in the Month of Vendémiaire.

External links

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/29 BBC: On This Day]
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* [http://www1.sympatico.ca/cgi-bin/on_this_day?mth=Sep&day=29 On This Day in Canada] ----


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