On This Day in History for September 29

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 202

  • 522 BC Darius I of Persia kills 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

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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.

Roman Military and Political Leader Pompey the Great
Roman Military and Political Leader
Pompey the Great
  • 219 Batavian soldiers consecrate altar on Hercules Magusanus Rome
  • 235 St Pontianus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 440 Pope Leo I the Great, installed
  • 855 Benedict III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1227 Pope Gregory IX excommunicate German emperor Frederik II
  • 1349 People of Krems Austria accuse Jews of poisoning wells
  • 1364 Battle of Auray, English forces defeat French in Brittany
  • 1564 Robert Dudley becomes Earl of Leicester
  • 1567 War of Religion breaks out in France - Huguenots try to kidnap King Charles IX
  • 1567 At a dinner, the Duke of Alba arrests the Count of Egmont and the Count of Hoorn for treason
  • 1608 Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists
  • 1650 2nd Fronde, the Fronde of the Princes uprising ends in France
  • 1650 Henry Robinson opens 1st marriage bureau (England)
  • 1678 France & Brandenburg signs peace treaty
  • 1785 Chasidic sect is excommunicated in Kraków Poland
  • 1789 US War Dept established a regular army
  • 1815 King Willem I forms Dutch Order of the Lion

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1829 British Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel establishes London's Metropolitan Police - hence the nicknames "bobbies" and "peelers"

British Prime Minister Robert Peel
British Prime Minister
Robert Peel
  • 1848 Battle of Pákozd: Hungarian forces defeat Croats at Pákozd; the first battle of the War of Independence
  • 1849 1st passenger train service to Peekskill NY (New Haven Railroad)
  • 1853 Emigrant ship "Annie Jane" sinks off Scotland, drowning 348
  • 1859 Great auroral display in US
  • 1864 Battle of Chaffin's Farm and New Market Heights in Henrico County, Virginia
  • 1872 "3 Fingers" Mackenzie destroys Kwahadi-Commanche village
  • 1872 Kiowa-chief Lone Wolf captures Satanta & Big Tree
  • 1875 US-Spanish relations decline in wake of Cuban rebellion
  • 1879 NL owners meeting in Buffalo adopt reserve clause, giving each team exclusive rights to their players
  • 1885 The first practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England.
  • 1898 French troops reach Guinea & Sudan, Samori caught
  • 1902 Impresario David Belasco opens his 1st Broadway theater
  • 1904 1st monument honoring Spanish American War erected (Monroeville Ohio)
  • 1906 US intervenes in Cuba ousts dictator Estrada Palma
  • 1907 Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral
  • 1911 Gun magazine of French battleship Liberte explode
  • 1911 Italy declares war on Turkey, starting the Italo-Turkish War
  • 1911 Yanks steal 15 bases & get 13 walks, beating Browns 16-12; with a major-league record 6 stolen bases in 1 inning
  • 1911 Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1912 French/British troops lands on Samoa
  • 1913 Sam S Shubert Theater opens at 225 W 44th St NYC
  • 1913 The Treaty of Constantinople between Turkey and Bulgaria restores peace; the Turks recover Adrianople and Maritza River line
  • 1915 1st transcontinental radio telephone message is sent
  • 1915 British army conquers Chilly al Imara, Mesopotamia
  • 1915 Hurricane claims 275 in Mississippi Delta

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1916 American oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller becomes the world's first billionaire

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • 1918 WWI: Allied forces scored a decisive breakthrough of Hindenburg Line
  • 1920 Belgium annexes Eupen/Malmö dy
  • 1920 Joseph Horne Company in Pittsburgh sells radios for $10
  • 1921 Pirates drop doubleheader to Cards to allow idle Giants to clinch NL
  • 1922 Benito Mussolini ask Vatican for support of fascist party program
  • 1923 Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park opens to public
  • 1924 Santo Domingo joins League of Nations
  • 1924 Senators clinch pennant, finishing 2 games in front of Yankees
  • 1925 French Gen of Morocco, marshal Lyautey, is dismissed
  • 1925 Greek republican constitution enforced
  • 1927 Telephone service begins between US & Mexico
  • 1927 Tornado strikes St Louis Missouri, 85 die
  • 1928 Cardinals win NL pennant with a 3-1 win at Boston
  • 1928 Yanks (17) Tigers (28) set 9 inning hit record (45)-Tigers win 19-10
  • 1930 1st Canadian football game played under lights, Hamilton-UBC
  • 1930 Boquerón battle ends Paraguay border dispute
  • 1930 NYC College offers 1st course in radio advertising
  • 1932 "Bill of Divorcement" premieres at the Mayfair
  • 1936 Radio used for 1st time for a presidential campaign
  • 1938 1st archival course is offered at Columbia University in NYC
  • 1940 "Double or Nothing", a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net
  • 1940 "Strike Up the Band" opens

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1940 1st US merchant ship "Booker T. Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington
  • 1941 Nazi massacre at Babi Yar, near Kiev, 33,771 mostly Jews murdered
  • 1942 32°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept
  • 1942 French Government in exile of De Gaulle cancels agreement of Munich
  • 1943 1st Silbertanne-murder by German occupiers in Meppel

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1943 Eisenhower & Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1943 German riots at Amsterdam Jews
  • 1943 Zjadovs 5th Gardeleger/Managarovs 53rd Army reconquer Kremenchug
  • 1944 Browns last in AL attendance, only 6,172 watch them sweep Yanks in DH
  • 1944 Soviet troops invade Yugoslavia
  • 1946 Al Couture knockouts Ralph Walton in Lewiston Maine in 10 secs
  • 1946 NPS, Nationale Party Suriname, forms
  • 1947 Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY
  • 1948 "Hamlet" directed by and starring Laurence Olivier's opens at Park Avenue Cinema (Best Picture 1949)
  • 1950 Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories
  • 1950 Yanks clinch 2nd consecutive pennant under Casey Stengel
  • 1951 Emile Zatopek runs world record 20,000 m & 10 mile
  • 1951 S B Nicholson discovers 12th satellite of Jupiter
  • 1953 1st department store to sell insurance is Carson Pirie Scott in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953 Balt Mayor D'Alesandro buys Veeck's interest in Browns for $2,475,000
  • 1953 Milton Berle Show premieres
  • 1953 US government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China
  • 1955 Ali Sastroamidjojo's PNI wins elections in Indonesia

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1955 Arthur Millers "View From The Bridge" premieres in NYC

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • 1957 300 die as express train hits stalled train (Montgomery W Pakistan)
  • 1957 Passenger train & oil train crash in Gambar West Pakistan, 300 die
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1959 Little Anthony & the Imperials record "Shimmy Shimmy Koko Bop"
  • 1959 Sultan of Brunei promulgates a constitution
  • 1960 "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ricky Valance peaks at #1 in UK
  • 1961 Mamum Kuzbari becomes premier of Syria

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 120


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106 BC Pompey the Great [Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus], Roman political and military leader (1st Triumvirate and Consul), born in Picenum, Italy (d. 48 BC)

Roman Military and Political Leader Pompey the Great
Roman Military and Political Leader
Pompey the Great
  • 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)
  • 1402 Ferdinand, the Saint, Portuguese slave of Fez/saint
  • 1511 Michael Servetus, Spain, physician (Christianism Rostituta)
  • 1518 Tintoretto, Italian painter

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1547 Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish author and novelist (Don Quixote), born in Alcalá de Henares, Spain (d. 1616)

  • 1548 William V, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1626)
  • 1561 Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish mathematician, born in Leuven (d. 1615)
  • 1571 Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Italian artist (d. 1610)
  • 1583 Johan VIII, the Younger, count of Nassau-Siegen/field marshall
  • 1620 John L baron of Elderen, 63rd prince-bishop of Luik (1688-94)
  • 1636 Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1715)
  • 1639 Lord William Russell, English politician (d. 1683)
  • 1640 Antoine Coyzevox, French sculptor, baptized
  • 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)
  • 1714 Peter A van de Parra, gov-gen of Neth-Indies (1761-75)
  • 1718 Nikita I Panin, Russian earl/diplomat (plot against Peter III)

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1758 Horatio Nelson, British admiral and hero of Trafalgar, born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk (d. 1805)

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • 1786 Guadalupe Victoria, 1st President of Mexico (d. 1843)
  • 1803 Charles-Francois Sturm, French mathematician (Sturm's Theorem)
  • 1803 Mercator Cooper, American sea captain (d. 1872)
  • 1810 Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, novelist, born in London, England
  • 1812 Adolph Gopel, German mathematician, born in Rostock
  • 1815 Andreas Aschenbach, German painter/engraver
  • 1829 Bradley Tyler Johnson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1903)
  • 1829 Giles Alexander Smith, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1876)
  • 1830 John Parker Hawkins, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1914)
  • 1831 John McAlister Schofield, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1838 Henry Hobson Richardson, St James LA, Romanesque revival architect
  • 1842 Louis J. Weichmann, chief witness in the trial of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1902)
  • 1843 Mikhail Skobelev, Russian general (d. 1882)
  • 1848 Caroline Ardelia Yale, US, educated deaf
  • 1853 Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (d. 1933)
  • 1857 Conrad T van Deventer, lawyer/2nd-Member of parliament
  • 1863 Franz Zorell, German RC exegetist/lexicographer
  • 1863 Hugo Haase, German SPD-German parliament/revolutionary
  • 1864 Miguel de Unamuno Jugo, Bilbao Spain, philosopher (Ensayos, Teatro)
  • 1867 Philip Kleintjes, people's rights leader
  • 1881 Ludwig von Mises, Austrian Economist
  • 1895 Joseph Banks Rhine, Penn, parapsychologist (Extra-Sensory Perception)
  • 1895 Louise Granville, Australian entertainer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 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)
  • 1899 Billy Butlin, South Africa, holiday camp promoter
  • 1899 Jolie Gabor, mother of Magda, Zsa Zsa, & Eva
  • 1900 Miguel Alemán Valdés, President of Mexico (d. 1983)

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1901 Enrico Fermi, Italian/American nuclear physicist, gone fission/fermium (Nobel 1938), born in Rome, Italy

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • 1901 Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher and activist (d. 1981)
  • 1904 Dorothy Emmet, philosopher
  • 1905 Francis Joseph Quinn, academic
  • 1908 James Norman Dalrymple Anderson, lawyer
  • 1909 Andrew Herron, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
  • 1911 Reginald Victor Jones, CH, FRS natural philosopher
  • 1912 Michelangelo Antonioni, Ferrara Italy, director (Blow-up, Red Desert)
  • 1915 Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (d. 2007)
  • 1916 Carl Ronald Giles, cartoonist
  • 1920 Peter D. Mitchell, English chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1921 Miklos Jancso, Vac Hungry, director (Muzsika, Aube, Pacifist)
  • 1923 Ellen Malcolm, painter
  • 1923 O A "Bum" Phillips, football coach (Houston Oilers/New Orlean Saints)
  • 1924 David Atkinson, British air marshal
  • 1925 John Balcombe, Lord Chief Justice of Appeal
  • 1925 John Tower, (Sen-R-Tx)
  • 1925 Trevor Hughes, water engineer
  • 1926 Phyllis Taylor, educationist
  • 1927 Paul McCloskey, (Sen-R-California)
  • 1928 Ankie [Johanna A Hoving-]Peypers, Dutch author/poet
  • 1928 Lord Avebury [Eric Reginald Lubbock], English politician (Liberal MP for Orpington 1962-70)
  • 1929 Murray McLaggan, British Lord-Lieutenant (Mid Glamorgan)
  • 1930 Colin Dexter, English crime writer (Inspector Morse), born in Stamford, Lincolnshire
  • 1930 Morag Timbury, director (Central Public Health Laboratory)
  • 1930 Peter Miller, CEO (Lloyd's of London)
  • 1931 E S Orr Ewing, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtown
  • 1931 James Cronin, nuclear physicist (Physics Nobel Prize 1980), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Joseph M McDade, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1963- )
  • 1932 Canon Paul Oestreicher, CEO (British section, Amnesty International
  • 1932 Mary Moon, Headmistress (Manchester High School for Girls)
  • 1932 Peter Stormonth Darling, CEO (Mercury Asset Management Group)
  • 1932 Robert Benton, Texas, writer/director (Kramer vs Kramer)
  • 1932 Ronald B Kitaj, US/British painter/graphic artist (pop art)
  • 1933 Samora Machel, president Mozambique (1975-86)
  • 1934 Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, Psychology professor
  • 1935 David Hannay, diplomat
  • 1936 Michael Partridge, British civil servant
  • 1936 Silvio Berlusconi, former Prime Minister of Italy
  • 1937 Alice Mahon, British MP
  • 1937 R B Heywood, director (British Antarctic Survey)
  • 1938 Henry Keswick, British businessman (CEO-Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd)
  • 1938 Wim Kok, NVV/FNV-chairman/Dutch soc-dem party-premier (1994- )
  • 1939 Eberhard Koellner, German DR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 31 backup)
  • 1940 Jimmy Knapp, trade unionist
  • 1941 Colin Niven, Headmaster (Alleyn's School)
  • 1942 William Nelson, (Rep-D-Fla, 1979- )/astronaut (STS 61C)
  • 1942 Bill Nelson, American politician

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

1818 Inventor Samuel Morse (27) weds Lucretia Walker in Concord, New Hampshire

Inventor Samuel Morse
Inventor
Samuel Morse

HeartWedding of Interest

1844 Politician Boss Tweed (21) weds Mary Jane C Skaden

Politician Boss Tweed
Politician
Boss Tweed
  • 1934 Rondo Hatton weds Mabel Housh
  • 1949 George Lascelles marries Maria Stein

HeartWedding of Interest

1953 US Senator Joseph McCarthy (43) weds researcher Jean Kerr at St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • 1990 Brook Yeaton weds Traci Lords
  • 2006 Prince Louis of Luxembourg (20) weds Tessy Antony (26) at a parish church in Gilsdorf, Luxembourg

Deaths in History

  • 855 Lotharius I, Romanian-French emperor (signed Treaty of Verdun), dies
  • 1364 Charles, Duke of Brittany
  • 1530 Andrea del Sato, [d'Agnolo di Franceszo], Italian painter, dies at 44
  • 1560 Gustaaf I, king of Sweden (1523-60), dies
  • 1575 Charles de Boisot, water beggar, dies in battle at about 45
  • 1598 Floris I van Pallandt, earl of Culemborg, dies at about 61
  • 1619 Hans Lippershey, credited inventor of the telescope, buried aged 48 or 49
  • 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 Ferdinand VII MF, king of Spain, dies
  • 1862 William "Bull" Nelson, Union general-major, murdered at 38
  • 1864 Hiram Burnham, US Union-colonel (Chancellorsville), dies in battle
  • 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)
  • 1904 Niels Ryberg Finnen, Danish physician (Nobel 1903), dies
  • 1908 Joaquim M Machado de Assis, Brazil writer (Dom Casmurro), dies at 69
  • 1910 Winslow Homer, painter (Prout's Neck), dies
  • 1913 Rudolph C K Diesel, German constructer (Diesel Motor), dies at 55
  • 1925 E Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Galgmannen), dies at 36
  • 1925 Leon VA Bourgeois, French premier (1895-96, Nobel 1920), dies at 74
  • 1927 Willem Einthoven, Dutch physiologist (Nobel-1924), dies at 67
  • 1927 Arthur Achleitner, German writer (b. 1858)
  • 1928 Steinitz, mathematician, dies
  • 1929 Giitji Tanaka, Japanese baron/general/premier (1927-29), dies at 66
  • 1930 Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian painter (b. 1844)
  • 1933 Margaret Talmadge, dies
  • 1939 Dickstein, mathematician, dies
  • 1941 Friedrich Angel, German mathematician (group theory), dies at 79
  • 1950 Balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer, dies
  • 1959 Bruce Bairnsfather, cartoonist, dies
  • 1960 Franz Arnold, German writer, dies at 82
  • 1961 Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist, dies at 63
  • 1962 Patrick Corry, developed self-rotating rock drill, dies in the Bronx
  • 1966 Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Motion), dies at 75
  • 1967 Carson McCullers, US author (Heart is a Lonely Hunter), dies at 50
  • 1973 W H Auden, Vienna poet, dies
  • 1974 John Smallenbroek, Dutch Internal minister, dies at 72
  • 1984 Marnix Gijsen, [Jan-Al Goris], writer (Lament for Agnes), dies at 85
  • 1987 Henry Ford II, president Ford Motor Co, dies at 70
  • 1988 Charles Addams, cartoonist (Addams Family), dies of heart attack at 76
  • 1989 Gussie Busch, American brewing magnate (b. 1899)
  • 1991 Gijsbert Perlee, Amsterdam's organ builder/grinder (Arabian), dies
  • 1991 Sam Ntuli, South African ANC-writer, murdered
  • 1993 Ghuslam Wyne, premier of Lahore Pakistan, murdered at 60
  • 1993 Gordon Douglas, director (Call Me Mr Tibbs, Our Gang), dies at 85
  • 1994 Mehmet Topac, Turkish minister of Justice, murdered
  • 1995 Francis Frederick Johnson, architect, dies at 84
  • 1995 George Chesterman Phillips, naval Officer, dies at 90
  • 1995 Karl Anton Martin Gerhard Gerd Bucerius, publisher, dies at 89
  • 1996 Shūsaku Endō, Japanese writer ("Sea & Poison", "Silence"), dies at 73
  • 1996 Ethel Jane Cain, original UK Speaking Clock voice, dies at 87
  • 1996 Leslie Crowther, entertainer, dies at 63>>
  • 1997 Milner Connorton Gray, designer, dies at 97
  • 1997 Roy Lichtenstein, American pop artist, dies of pneumonia at 73

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1998 Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles (D-1973-93), dies at 80

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley
  • 1998 Jared High, victim of bullying and suicide (b. 1985)

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2001 Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, President of South Vietnam (b. 1923)

Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu
Vietnamese Politican
Nguyen Van Thieu
  • 2002 Edmund Trebus, probably best known for his appearance on A Life of Grime (b. 1918)
  • 2005 Austin Leslie, American chef, the "Godfather of Fried Chicken" (b. 1934)
  • 2006 Michael A. Monsoor, United States Navy SEAL (posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor), killed in Iraq at 25
  • 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)
  • 2009 Pavel Popovich, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1930)
  • 2010 Georges Charpak, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors, dies at 86