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
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.
Roman Military and Political Leader Pompey the GreatRoman Military and Political Leader Pompey the Great 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)
British Prime Minister Robert PeelBritish Prime Minister Robert Peel 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
1916 - John D. Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire.
1918 - WW I: Allied forces scored a decisive breakthrough of Hindenburg Line
1920 - Babe Ruth sets then home run season record at 54
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball 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 - 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
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
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
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 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
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
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays 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
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
Singer-songwriter Buddy HollySinger-songwriter Buddy Holly 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 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
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
Actress Judy GarlandActress Judy Garland 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
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
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 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
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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