Historical Events on 29th September

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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.
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
1521 - Turkish troops occupy Belgrade
Roman Military and Political Leader Pompey the GreatRoman Military and Political Leader Pompey the Great 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-uprising ends
1650 - Henry Robinson opens 1st marriage bureau (England)
1678 - France & Brandenburg signs peace treaty
1785 - Chasidic sect is excommunicated in Kraków Poland
1789 - 1st congress adjourns
1789 - US War Dept 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 - British Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel establishes London's Metropolitan Police - hence the nicknames "bobbies" and "peelers".
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
1863 - Opera "Pescatori di Perle" is produced (Paris)
1864 - Battle of Battle of Chaffin's Farm & New Market Heights VA
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.
1892 - 1st night football game played (Mansfield, Penn)
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
1908 - Calgary Rugby Football Union forms
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
MLB Pitcher Walter JohnsonMLB Pitcher Walter Johnson 1913 - Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 36th game
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 conquerors 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
Oil Industrialist John D. RockefellerOil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller 1916 - John D Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire.
1918 - Allied forces scored a decisive breakthrough of Hindenburg Line
1920 - Babe Ruth sets then home run season record at 54
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 - 6th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Pelham CC Pelham NY
1923 - Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park opens to public
1924 - Santo Domingo joins League of Nations
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 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 - Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
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 - 5th Ryder Cup: US wins, 9-3 at Ridgewood Country Club (Ridgewood, New Jersey, US)
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
Education Pioneer Booker T. WashingtonEducation Pioneer Booker T. Washington 1940 - 1st US merchant ship "Booker T. Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware
1941 - Joe Louis TKOs Lou Nova in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1941 - Million jam downtown Brooklyn to cheer NL champ Dodgers in a parade
1941 - Nazi mass murder at Babi Jar, Soviet Union
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
1943 - Eisenhower & Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe LouisBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis 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 - Cubs clinch NL pennant
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)
1948 - Laurence Olivier's "Hamlet" opens at Park Avenue Cinema
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
1950 - Yanks clinch 2nd consecutive pennant under Casey Stengel
1951 - 1st color telecast of football game on network, Phila (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
MLB Legend Stan MusialMLB Legend Stan Musial 1952 - Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance
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
1953 - Milton Berle Show premieres
1953 - US government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China
1954 - "Barefoot Contessa" starring Ava Gardner premieres at the Capitol
Actress Ava GardnerActress Ava Gardner 1954 - "Masquerade Party" TV game Show; moves to ABC
1954 - "Star is Born" starring Judy Garland & James Mason premieres
1954 - Bennekom soccer team forms in Bennekom
1954 - KALB TV channel 5 in Alexandria, LA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 - Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive
1955 - "Sergeant Preston" debuts on CBS
1955 - Ali Sastroamidjojo's PNI wins elections in Indonesia
1955 - Arthur Millers "View From The Bridge" premieres in NYC
1956 - "I Love Mickey" by Mickey Mantle & Teresa Brewer peaks at #87
Baseball Legend Mickey MantleBaseball 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
1957 - 300 die as express train hits stalled train (Montgomery W Pakistan)
1957 - Buddy Holly & Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"
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, 300 die
1958 - "Studio One" TV Anthology Drama last airs on CBS-TV
Singer-songwriter Buddy HollySinger-songwriter Buddy Holly 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 Koko 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
Singer-Songwriter Bob DylanSinger-Songwriter Bob Dylan 1961 - Bob Dylan's 1st recording session-backup harmonica for Caroline Hester
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 perfs
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
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 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 - "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,' opens in Rome
1963 - Cardinal's celebrate Stan Musial Day in St Louis, for Stan Musial's final game, where he hits his 3,629th & 3,630th HRs
1963 - Houston Colt .45 John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only game
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1963 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1963 - Pope Paul opens 2nd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
1963 - Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros)
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
1966 - Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
1966 - Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season
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
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 1968 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1968 - Carl Yastrzemski .3005 avg wins his 2nd straight batting crown
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

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