Events in History on September 29

  • 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

Pirate 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.

  • 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 At a dinner, the Duke of Alba arrests the Count of Egmont and the Count of Hoorn for treason

Historic Event

1567 War of Religion breaks out in France - Huguenots try to kidnap King Charles IX

  • 1608 Captain Christopher Newport arrives in Virginia, for the second time, with supplies from England 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 sign peace treaty
  • 1785 Chasidic sect is excommunicated in Kraków, Poland
  • 1789 US War Department establishes a regular army
  • 1815 Dutch King William I forms the Dutch Order of the Lion, oldest and highest civilian order of chivalry in the Netherlands

‘Bobbies’ Take To The Streets Of London

1829 The first units of the London Metropolitan Police appear on the streets of the British capital, the city's 1st modern police force

  • 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
  • 1864 Battle of Chaffin's Farm and New Market Heights in Henrico County, Virginia
  • 1872 Kiowa-chief Lone Wolf captures Satanta & Big Tree
  • 1879 NL owners meeting in Buffalo adopt reserve clause, giving each team exclusive rights to their players
  • 1885 First practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England
  • 1898 Wassoulou Empire leader Samori Ture captured by French troops in West Africa ending his 20 year rule
  • 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
  • 1910 National Urban League founded as Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes by Ruth Standish Baldwin and Dr. George Edmund Haynes in New York City
  • 1913 Shubert Theater, named after Sam S. Shubert, 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 sent by U.S. naval radio station at Arlington, Virginia. to naval radio station at Mare Island, San Francisco
  • 1915 British army conquers Chilly al Imara, Mesopotamia
  • 1915 Hurricane claims 275 in Mississippi Delta

Historic Event

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

  • 1918 WWI: Allied forces score 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

Historic Event

1922 Benito Mussolini asks the Vatican for support of his fascist party program

  • 1923 Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park opens to public
  • 1924 Santo Domingo joins League of Nations
  • 1925 French General 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
  • 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
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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, Ohio in September
  • 1942 French Government in exile of De Gaulle cancels agreement of Munich
  • 1943 1st Silbertanne-murder by German occupiers in Meppel
  • 1943 Zjadovs 5th Gardeleger/Managarovs 53rd Army reconquer Kremenchuk (Ukraine)
  • 1944 Soviet troops invade Yugoslavia
  • 1946 Al Couture knockouts Ralph Walton in Lewiston Maine in 10 secs
  • 1946 NPS, Nationale Party Suriname, forms
  • 1950 Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories
  • 1951 American astronomer Seth Barnes Nicholson discovers Ananke, 12th moon of Jupiter from Mount Wilson Observatory, Los Angeles County, California
  • 1951 Emile Zatopek runs world record 20,000 m & 10 mile
  • 1953 1st department store to sell insurance is Carson Pirie Scott in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953 Baltimore, Maryland Mayor D'Alesandro buys Veeck's interest in Browns for $2,475,000
  • 1953 US government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China
  • 1955 Ali Sastroamidjojo's PNI wins elections in Indonesia

Historic Event

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

  • 1957 An explosion at the Mayak plutonium production plant in the Soviet Union spreads radiation over 20,000 square miles (52,000 km2)
  • 1957 Passenger train & oil train crash in Gambar, West Pakistan, killing 300
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1959 Little Anthony & the Imperials record "Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop"
  • 1959 Sultan of Brunei promulgates a constitution
  • 1961 Mamum Kuzbari becomes premier of Syria
  • 1962 Algerian government of Ben Bella forms
  • 1962 Indians & Angels set AL record of 40 strikeouts in a doubleheader

Historic Event

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

  • 1962 Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on US Delta rocket)
  • 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1963 2nd session of Ecumenical council, `Vatican II,' opened in Rome by Pope Paul
  • 1963 Houston Colt .45 John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only game
  • 1964 Greece & Bulgaria close boundaries
  • 1965 St L Cards Charlie Johnson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Cleve (49-13)
  • 1966 The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.
  • 1967 -Oct 29] Rome: 1st bishop synod
  • 1967 International Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system
  • 1969 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1969 Jackie DeShannon gets Gold Record for "Put Little Love in Your Heart"
  • 1970 "NET Festival" last aired
  • 1971 Cyclone & tidal wave off Bay of Bengal kills as many as 10,000
  • 1971 Orbiting Solar Observatory VII launched
  • 1971 Ron Hunt is hit by a pitch for record 50th time in a season
  • 1971 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1972 Japan & People's Republic of China begin diplomatic relations
  • 1972 Robert McNamara, former US Secretary of Defense, is almost thrown overboard on a ferry by an artist wanting to confront him on his role in escalating US involvement in the Vietnam war (no charges pressed)
  • 1973 Soyuz 12 returns to Earth
  • 1975 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1975 WGPR-TV Detroit, 1st Black-owned station in US, began broadcasting
  • 1976 2nd Chamber recognizes Dutch Liberals/social democratic abortion law
  • 1976 Syria drives Palestinian guerrillas out of Lebanon
  • 1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1977 Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit
  • 1979 Gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong

Papal Visit

1979 Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit Ireland

  • 1980 Malcolm McDowell wed Mary Steenburgen
  • 1982 Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules kills 7 in Chicago
  • 1982 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1983 Beirut airport reopens

Historic Event

1983 US Congress authorizes President Reagan to keep 1,600 US Marines in Lebanon

  • 1984 "Yes Or No" by Go-Go's peak at #84
  • 1985 1st of 5 cyanide-laced Tylenol victims dies
  • 1985 Deron Cherry, Kansas City vs Seattle, has 4 interceptions!
  • 1986 "Airwolf" TV Adventure; moves to USA
  • 1986 USSR releases American journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges
  • 1988 26th NASA Space Shuttle Mission: Discovery 7 launches
  • 1988 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1988 UN peacekeeping forces win Nobel Peace prize
  • 1988 Union Station reopens in Washington, D.C.

Historic Event

1990 "Millie's Book" written by 1st Lady Barbara Bush for president's dog is a best-selling non-fiction book

  • 1990 Reds are 1st NL team to clinch title, staying in 1st place all year
  • 1990 The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time
  • 1990 US Secretary of State James Baker meets with Vietnam's foreign minister
  • 1990 Washington National Cathedral construction is completed after 83 years
  • 1992 Brazilian Parliament suspends President Fernando Collor de Mello
  • 1994 House votes to end lobbyists buying meals & entertainment for Congress
  • 1995 Indians break 1902 Pirates record for largest lead over 2nd-place team (KC) (27½ games)
  • 1995 Saleem Elahi scores century on ODI debut, Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  • 1995 US space probe Ulyssus completes 2nd passage behind Sun
  • 1996 Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)
  • 1997 Jury selection in Terry Nichols Oklahoma bombing trial begins
  • 2001 The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication
  • 2003 Hurricane Juan makes landfall in Nova Scotia.
  • 2004 Asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth
  • 2004 The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry SpaceShipOne performed a successful spaceflight, the first of two needed to win the prize
  • 2005 Amnesty referendum in Algeria
  • 2006 US Representative Mark Foley resigns after allegations of inappropriate emails to house pages were introduced
  • 2007 Calder Hall, the world's first commercial nuclear power station, the magnox reactor and Calder hall demolished in a controlled explosion
  • 2008 Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, its largest single-day point loss, following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual
  • 2009 An 8.0 magnitude earthquake near the Samoan Islands causes a tsunami
  • 2009 MESSENGER spacecraft performs a third and final Mercury flyby
  • 2013 16 people are killed by a Syrian Army air strike that hit a secondary school in Raqqa, Syria
  • 2013 42 people are killed by Boko Harem in a college attack in Gujba, Nigeria

Historic Event

2014 Ashraf Ghani becomes President of Afghanistan

  • 2017 Mysterious sonic attacks on US diplomats prompt US to warn citizens not to travel to Cuba and pull some embassy staff

Historic Event

2018 Large demonstrations across Brazil against far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro

  • 2019 Houthi rebels from Yemen claim they have killed 500 Saudi soldiers and captured 2,000 along with military a convoy in Najran region, Saudi Arabia
  • 2019 In Austrian general election, conservative People's Party led by Sebastian Kurz the leading party with 37.5% of the vote

Historic Event

2020 First debate between US Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden held, widely criticized as chaotic and ill-tempered

  • 2020 Scientists confirm the existence of three new underground lakes on Mars using radar on Esa's Mars Express spacecraft
  • 2021 Prison riot between rival drug cartels in Litoral penitentiary, Ecuador, results in 116 deaths, with some beheaded or decapitated
  • 2021 Tunisian President Kais Saied appoints Najla Bouden Romdhan as Tunisia's and the Arab world's first female prime minister
  • 2021 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declares 23 species of bird, fish and other wildlife extinct, including the ivory-billed woodpecker