On This Day

Historical Events on September 29

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  • 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

<b>Pirate</b> DefeatPirate Defeat

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 Department established a regular army
  • 1793 Tennis is 1st mentioned in an English sporting magazine
  • 1815 King Willem I forms Dutch Order of the Lion
  • 1829 The first units of the London Metropolitan Police appear on the streets of the British capital
  • 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, New York (New Haven Railroad)
  • 1853 Emigrant ship "Annie Jane" sinks off Scotland, drowning 348
  • 1859 Great auroral display in US

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1863 Opera "The Pearl Fishers" (Les Pêcheurs de Perles) by Bizet is first produced at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris

Composer Georges Bizet
Georges Bizet
  • 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
  • 1880 1st pro baseball game at Polo Grounds, NY Metropolitans beat Washington Nationals 4-2 in 5 innings
  • 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, in Monroeville, Ohio
  • 1906 US intervenes in Cuba ousts dictator Estrada Palma
  • 1907 Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral
  • 1908 Calgary Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1911 Gun magazine of French battleship Liberte explode

Declaration of WarItalo-Turkish War

1911 Italy declares war on Turkey, starting the Italo-Turkish War

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Italian airships bomb Turkish positions. The Italo-Turkish War was the first conflict to feature aerial bombardment.
Italian airships bomb Turkish positions. The Italo-Turkish War was the first conflict to feature aerial bombardment.
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  • 1913 Sam S Shubert Theater opens at 225 W 44th St NYC

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1913 MLB Washington Senator Walter Johnson wins his 36th game

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1913 The Treaty of Constantinople between Turkey and Bulgaria restores peace; the Turks recover Adrianople and Maritza River line
  • 1914 Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, clinch NL pennant
  • 1915 1st transcontinental radio telephone message is sent
  • 1915 British army conquers Chilly al Imara, Mesopotamia
  • 1915 Dutch Opera's 1st performance
  • 1915 Herbert/Blossoms musical "Princess Pat" premieres in NYC
  • 1915 Hurricane claims 275 in Mississippi Delta
  • 1915 Philadelphia Phillies clinch their 1st pennant

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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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1920 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth sets then-MLB home run season record at 54 with a 9th inning shot off Dave Keefe in New York's 7-3 win at the Philadelphia A's

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 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 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Pelham CC: Defending champion Gene Sarazen beats Walter Hagan in 38 holes for 3rd of his 7 major titles
  • 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 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth ties MLB record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games; New York's 7-4 win v Philadelphia A's and 15-4 rout of Washington Senators
  • 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 Lowell Thomas made debuts on CBS Radio replacing Floyd Gibbons
  • 1930 NYC College offers 1st course in radio advertising
  • 1932 "Bill of Divorcement" premieres at the Mayfair
  • 1933 Little King, Cartoon Character, by Von Beuren, debut
  • 1935 Ryder Cup Golf, Ridgewood CC: US wins, 9-3; first of 7 consecutive wins by the Americans
  • 1936 Radio used for 1st time for a presidential campaign
  • 1937 Frans Slaats bicycles world record time (45,563 km)
  • 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1941 Joe Louis TKOs Lou Nova in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1941 Million jam downtown Brooklyn to cheer NL champ Dodgers in a parade
  • 1941 Nazi massacre at Babi Yar ravine (near Kiev) Ukraine begins, 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 US General Dwight D. Eisenhower and 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
  • 1945 Chicago Cubs clinch NL pennant with record of 98–56
  • 1946 "Adventures of Sam Spade" debuts on CBS Radio
  • 1946 1st time NL pennant ends in a tie (Cards & Dodgers)
  • 1946 Al Couture knockouts Ralph Walton in Lewiston Maine in 10 secs
  • 1946 Los Angeles (previously Cleveland) Rams play 1st NFL game in LA
  • 1946 NPS, Nationale Party Suriname, forms
  • 1947 Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY
  • 1947 Former Yank manager Joe McCarthy signs to manage Red Sox
  • 1947 Record World Series crowd of 73,365 at Yankee Stadium ($325,828)

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1948 "Hamlet" directed by and starring Laurence Olivier's opens at Park Avenue Cinema (Best Picture 1949)

  • 1948 WBAP (now KXAS) TV channel 5 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (NBC) begins
  • 1948 WSB TV channel 2 in Atlanta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 "Front Page" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1949 "Inside USA With Chevrolet" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1949 Elia Kazan's "Pinky" starring Ethel Waters opens at Rivoli
  • 1950 "Tin Pan Alley TV" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 1950 Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories

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1950 Yanks clinch 2nd consecutive pennant under Casey Stengel

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel
  • 1951 1st color telecast of football game on network, Philadelphia (CBS)
  • 1951 Emile Zatopek runs world record 20,000 m & 10 mile
  • 1951 S B Nicholson discovers 12th satellite of Jupiter
  • 1952 "Lights Out" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1953 "Buick-Berle Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1953 "Make Room for Daddy" starring Danny Thomas, premieres on ABC-TV
  • 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

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1953 Milton Berle Show premieres

Comedian and TV Host Milton Berle
Comedian and TV Host
Milton Berle

  • 1953 US government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China

Film release premierFilm Premier

1954 "Barefoot Contessa" film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Ava Gardner and Humphrey Bogart premieres at the Capitol

  • 1954 "Masquerade Party" TV game Show; moves to ABC

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1954 "Star is Born" starring Judy Garland & James Mason premieres

Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland
  • 1954 Bennekom soccer team forms in Bennekom
  • 1954 KALB TV channel 5 in Alexandria, LA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

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1954 Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive during Game One of the World Series

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1955 "Sergeant Preston" debuts on CBS
  • 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
Arthur Miller

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1956 "I Love Mickey" by Mickey Mantle & Teresa Brewer peaks at #87

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1956 "Oh! Susanna" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1956 Yanks Mickey Mantle hits his 52nd HR of season
  • 1957 "DuPont Show of the Month" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1957 "Paul Winchell Show" debuts on ABC-TV

Music releaseMusic Single

1957 Buddy Holly & Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly
  • 1957 NY Giants play & lose their last game at Polo Grounds (9-1 to Pitts)
  • 1957 Passenger train & oil train crash in Gambar West Pakistan, killing 300
  • 1957 An explosion at the Mayak plutonium production plant in the Soviet Union spreads radiation over 20,000 square miles (52,000 km2)
  • 1958 "Studio One" TV Anthology Drama last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1958 "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran peaks at #8
  • 1958 "Texan" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1959 "Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1959 "Philip Marlowe" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1959 Dodgers win game 2 of playoff, 6-5, & take NL pennant
  • 1959 Little Anthony & the Imperials record "Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop"
  • 1959 Sultan of Brunei promulgates a constitution
  • 1960 "Johnny Ringo" TV Western Drama; last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1960 "My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV

  • 1960 "Outlaws" TV Western Drama; debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1960 "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ricky Valance peaks at #1 in UK
  • 1960 "lrma La Douce" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 527 performances
  • 1961 "Detectives" TV Crime Drama; moves to NBC-TV

Music releaseMusic Recording

1961 Bob Dylan's 1st recording session-backup harmonica for Caroline Hester

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • 1961 Mamum Kuzbari becomes premier of Syria
  • 1962 "Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric & His Piano peaks at #7
  • 1962 "Green Onions" by Booker T & MG's peaks at #3
  • 1962 "My Fair Lady" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 2,715 performances
  • 1962 "Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1962 "You Can't Judge A Book By Cover" by Bo Diddley peaks at #48
  • 1962 Algerian government of Ben Bella forms
  • 1962 Indians & Angels set AL record of 40 strikeouts in a doubleheader

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1962 JFK authorized use of federal troops to integrate U of Mississippi

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1962 Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on US Delta rocket)
  • 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1963 "Judy Garland Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1963 "My Favorite Martian" starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1963 2nd session of Ecumenical council, `Vatican II,' opened in Rome by Pope Paul

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1963 Cardinal's celebrate Stan Musial Day in St Louis, for Stan Musial's final game, where he hits his 3,629th & 3,630th total hits (475 HRs)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1963 Houston Colt .45 John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only game

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1963 Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros)

Singer Phil Everly
Phil Everly
  • 1963 "Tom Jones" film based on the novel by Henry Fielding, directed by Tony Richardson, starring Albert Finney and Susannah York premieres at the Venice Film festival (Best Picture 1964)
  • 1964 Greece & Bulgaria close boundaries
  • 1965 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
  • 1965 St L Cards Charlie Johnson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Cleve (49-13)
  • 1965 WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher's interference in one game & 6 times in one season

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1966 Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • 1966 The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.

  • 1967 -Oct 29] Rome: 1st bishop synod
  • 1967 Gladys Knight & Pips releases "I Heard it Through the Grapevine"
  • 1967 Intl Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system
  • 1967 Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead & plays the Straightater
  • 1967 American boxer Emile Griffith regains his world middleweight crown on points in a brawling re-match with Italian Nino Benvenuti at Shea Stadium, NY; second of famous trilogy of fights

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1968 Carl Yastrzemski .3005 avg wins his 2nd straight batting crown

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1968 Chuck Latourette, sets NFL record 47.7 yd punt return avg (3 punts)
  • 1969 "Bright Promise" TV Daytime Soap; debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1969 "Letters To Laugh-In" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1969 "Love American Style" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1969 "Name Droppers" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1969 "Sale Of Century" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1969 7th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 7-6
  • 1969 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1969 Jackie DeShannon gets Gold Record for "Put Little Love in Your Heart"
  • 1969 Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th HR of season
  • 1969 Steve O'Neal of NY Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver
  • 1970 "NET Festival" last aired
  • 1971 "McMillan & Wife" debuts on NBC-TV