What Happened on September 29

Significant Events

  • 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
  • 1567 War of Religion breaks out in France - Huguenots try to kidnap King Charles IX
  • 1829 The first units of the London Metropolitan Police appear on the streets of the British capital
  • 2008 Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, its largest single-day point loss, following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual
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Did You Know?

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

On September 29, 1916

Would You Believe?

Henry Robinson opens 1st marriage bureau (England)

On September 29, 1650

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 2011 "House M.D." actress Olivia Wilde (26) divorces Italian prince Tao Ruspoli (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage
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