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Events and People Who Made History on September 29

3rd Century

219 - Batavian soldiers consecrate altar on Hercules Magusanus Rome
235 - St. Pontianus ends his reign as Catholic Pope

5th Century

440 - Pope Leo I the Great, installed

9th Century

855 - Benedict III begins his reign as Catholic Pope

11th Century

1066 - William the Conqueror invade England

12th Century

1187 - Saladins army marches into Jerusalem

13th Century

1227 - Pope Gregory IX excommunicate German emperor Frederik II

14th Century

1349 - People of Krems Austria accuse Jews of poisoning wells
1364 - Battle of Auray, English forces defeat French at Brittany

16th Century

1521 - Turkish troops occupy Belgrade
1524 - Emperor Charles V's troops give siege of Marseille
1564 - Robert Dudley becomes earl of Leicester
1567 - War of Religion - Huguenots try to kidnap king Charles IX

17th Century

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 and Brandenburg signs peace treaty

18th Century

1785 - Chasidic sect is excommunicated in Cracow Poland
1789 - 1st congress adjourns
1789 - U.S. War Department established a regular army
1793 - Tennis is 1st mentioned in an English sporting magazine

19th Century

1815 - King Willem I forms Order of Dutch Lion
1829 - London's Metropolitan Police Force goes on duty (Scotland Yard)
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
1863 - Opera "Pescatori di Perle" is produced (Paris)
1864 - Battle of Waynesboro and New Market Heights VA
1872 - "3 Fingers" Mackenzie destroys Kwahadi-Commanche village
1872 - Kiowa-chief Lone Wolf captures Satanta and 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
1890 - 1st pro baseball game, New York Metropolitans beat Washington Nationals 4-2 in 5 innings at Polo Grounds in New York City
1898 - French troops reach Guinea and Sudan, Samori caught

20th Century

1902 - Impresario David Belasco opens his 1st Broadway theater
1904 - 1st monument honoring Spanish American War erected (Monroeville Ohio)
1906 - U.S. 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
1911 - New York Yankees steal 15 bases and get 13 walks, beating Browns 16-12; with a major-league record 6 stolen bases in 1 inning
1912 - French/British troops lands on Samoa
1913 - Sam S Shubert Theater opens at 225 W 44th St. New York City
1913 - Washington Senator Walter Johnson wins his 36th game
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, Mesopotamie
1915 - Dutch Opera's 1st performance
1915 - Herbert/Blossoms musical "Princess Pat," premieres in New York City
1915 - Hurricane claims 275 in Mississippi Delta
1915 - Philadelphia Phillies clinch their 1st pennant
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/Malmedy
1920 - Joseph Horne Company in Pittsburgh sells radios for $10
1921 - Pirates drop doubleheader to Cards to allow idle Giants to clinch NL
1922 - 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 General of Morocco, marshal Lyautey, is dismissed
1925 - Greek republican constitution enforced
1926 - Norma Shearer wed Irving Thalberg
1927 - Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
1927 - Telephone service begins between U.S. and Mexico
1927 - Tornado strikes St. Louis Missouri, 85 die
1928 - Cardinals win NL pennant with a 3-1 win at Boston
1928 - New York Yankees (17) Tigers (28) set 9 inning hit record (45)-Tigers win 19-10
1930 - 1st Canadian football game played under lights, Hamilton-UBC
1930 - Bing Crosby marries Dixie Lee
1930 - Boqueron battle ends Paraguay border dispute
1930 - Lowell Thomas made debuts on CBS Radio replacing Floyd Gibbons
1930 - New York City College offers 1st course in radio advertising
1932 - "Bill of Divorcement" premieres at the Mayfair
1933 - Little King, Cartoon Character, by Von Beuren, debut
1934 - Rondo Hatton weds Mabel Housh
1935 - 5th Ryder Cup: U.S., 9-3 at Ridgewood CC NJ
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 New York City
1938 - Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain
1940 - 1st U.S. merchant ship "Booker T Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware
1940 - "Double or Nothing," a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net
1940 - "Strike Up Band," opens
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 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept
1942 - Government of De Gaulle cancels agreement of Munich
1943 - 1st Silbertanne-murder by German occupiers in Meppel
1943 - Eisenhower and 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 New York Yankees in DH
1944 - Soviet troops invade Yugoslavia
1945 - Cubs clinch NL pennant
1946 - 1st time NL pennant ends in a tie (Cards and Dodgers)
1946 - "Adventures of Sam Spade" debuts on CBS Radio
1946 - Al Couture knockouts Ralph Walton in Lewiston Maine in 10 seconds
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, Texas (NBC) begins
1948 - WSB TV channel 2 in Atlanta, Georgia (ABC) begins broadcasting
1949 - Elia Kazan's "Pinky" starring Ethel Waters opens at Rivoli
1949 - "Front Page," debuts on CBS-TV
1949 - George Lascelles marries Maria Stein
1949 - "Inside USA With Chevrolet," debuts on CBS-TV
1950 - New York Yankees clinch 2nd consecutive pennant under Casey Stengel
1950 - Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories
1950 - "Tin Pan Alley TV," last airs on ABC-TV
1951 - 1st color telecast of football game on network, Philadelphia (CBS)
1951 - Emile Zatopek runs world record 20,000 m and 10 mile
1951 - S. B. Nicholson discovers 12th satellite of Jupiter
1952 - "Lights Out," last airs on NBC-TV
1952 - Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance
1953 - 1st department store to sell insurance is Carson Pirie Scott in Chicago, Illinois
1953 - Baltimore Mayor D'Alesandro buys Veeck's interest in Browns for $2,475,000
1953 - "Buick-Berle Show," debuts on NBC-TV
1953 - "Make Room for Daddy," starring Danny Thomas, premieres on ABC-TV
1953 - Milton Berle Show premieres
1953 - U.S. government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China
1954 - "Barefoot Contessa" starring Ava Gardner premieres at the Capitol
1954 - Bennekom soccer team forms in Bennekom
1954 - KALB TV channel 5 in Alexandria, LA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 - "Masquerade Party," TV game Show; moves to ABC
1954 - "Star is Born" starring Judy Garland and James Mason premieres
1954 - Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive
1955 - Ali Sastroamidjojo's PNI wins elections in Indonesia
1955 - Arthur Millers "View From The Bridge," premieres in New York City
1955 - "Sergeant Preston," debuts on CBS
1956 - "I Love Mickey" by Mickey Mantle and Teresa Brewer peaks at #87
1956 - New York Yankees Mickey Mantle hits his 52nd home run of season
1956 - "Oh! Susanna," debuts on CBS-TV
1957 - 300 die as express train hits stalled train (Montgomery W Pakistan)
1957 - Buddy Holly and Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"
1957 - "DuPont Show of the Month," debuts on CBS-TV
1957 - New York Giants play and lose their last game at Polo Grounds (9-1 to Pitts)
1957 - Passenger train and oil train crash in Gambar West Pakistan, 300 die
1957 - "Paul Winchell Show," debuts on ABC-TV
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 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1959 - Dodgers win game 2 of playoff, 6-5, and take NL pennant
1959 - Little Anthony and the Imperials record "Shimmy Shimmy Koko Bop"
1959 - "Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis," debuts on CBS-TV
1959 - "Philip Marlowe," debuts on ABC-TV
1959 - Sultan of Brunei promulgates a constitution
1960 - "Johnny Ringo," TV Western Drama; last airs on CBS-TV
1960 - "lrma La Douce" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 527 performances
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
1961 - Bob Dylan's 1st recording session-backup harmonica for Caroline Hester
1961 - "Detectives," TV Crime Drama; moves to NBC-TV
1961 - Mamum Kuzbari becomes premier of Syria
1962 - Algerian government of Ben Bella forms
1962 - "Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric and His Piano peaks at #7
1962 - "Green Onions" by Booker T and MG's peaks at #3
1962 - Indians and Angels set AL record of 40 strikeouts in a doubleheader
1962 - John F. Kennedy authorized use of federal troops to integrate University of Mississippi
1962 - Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on U.S. Delta rocket)
1962 - "My Fair Lady" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 2,715 performances
1962 - "Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show," debuts on ABC-TV
1962 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 - "You Can't Judge A Book By Cover" by Bo Diddley peaks at #48
1963 - 2nd session of Ecumenical council, 'Vatican II,' opens in Rome
1963 - Card's Stan Musial's final game, gets his 3,629th and 3,630th hit
1963 - Houston Colt .45 John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only game
1963 - "Judy Garland Show," debuts on CBS-TV
1963 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1963 - "My Favorite Martian," starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV
1963 - Pope Paul opens 2nd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
1963 - Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley and Everly Bros)
1963 - Stan Musial Day in St. Louis
1964 - Greece and Bulgaria close boundaries
1965 - Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher's interference in one game and 6 times in one season
1965 - Ralph Boston of U.S., sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
1965 - St. L Cards Charlie Johnson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Cleveland (49-13)
1965 - WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 - Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
1966 - Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season
1967 - Gladys Knight and Pips releases "I Heard it Through the Grapevine"
1967 - International Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system
1967 - Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead and 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 - 7th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 7-6
1969 - "Bright Promise," TV Daytime Soap; debuts on NBC-TV
1969 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1969 - Jackie DeShannon gets Gold Record for "Put Little Love in Your Heart"
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 - Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th home run of season
1969 - "Sale Of Century," debuts on NBC-TV
1969 - Steve O'Neal of New York Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver
1970 - "NET Festival," last aired
1971 - Cyclone and tidal wave off Bay of Bengal kills as many as 10,000
1971 - "McMillan and Wife," debuts on NBC-TV
1971 - Orbiting Solar Observatory VII launched
1971 - Ron Hunt is hit by a pitch for record 50th time in a season
1971 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 - Japan and People's Republic of China begin diplomatic relations
1973 - Baltimore Orioles pull their 5th triple play (5-4-3 vs Detroit)
1973 - Insurance industry announces auto racers get into more highway accidents
1973 - "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" by Looking Glass peaks at #33
1973 - Soyuz 12 returns to Earth
1973 - "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk peaks at #1
1974 - 4th New York City Women's Marathon won by Katherine Switzer in 3:07:29
1974 - 5th New York City Marathon won by Norbert Sander in 2:26:30
1974 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
1975 - "Three For Money," debuts on NBC-TV
1975 - U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1975 - WGPR-TV Detroit, 1st Black-owned station in U.S., began broadcasting
1976 - 2nd Chamber recognizes Dutch Liberals/social democratic abortion law
1976 - "Alice," debuts on CBS-TV
1976 - Boy George expelled from school
1976 - Jerry Lee Lewis, attempting to shoot soda bottles hits his bass player Norman Owens twice in the chest
1976 - San Francisco Giant John Montefusco no-hits Atlanta Braves, 9-0
1976 - Syria drives Palestinian guerrillas out of Lebanon
1976 - Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Dodger manager
1976 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1977 - Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship
1977 - James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid and overworked
1977 - Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1977 - Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini," premieres in Amsterdam
1977 - Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit
1977 - "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band," by Meco hits #1
1978 - "Flying High," debuts on CBS
1978 - "For Richer, For Poorer," TV Daytime Soap; last airs on NBC-TV
1979 - "Ain't That A Shame" by Cheap Trick peaks at #35
1979 - Astros' J R Richard strikes out NL season righty record of 313
1979 - "Bad Case Of Loving You" by Robert Palmer peaks at #14
1979 - "Boom Boom (Out Go Lights)" by Pat Travers peaks at #56
1979 - "Born To Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez peaks at #16
1979 - "Cruel To Be Kind" by Nick Lowe peaks at #12
1979 - "Different Worlds" by Maureen McGovern peaks at #18
1979 - "Driver's Seat" by Sniff 'n' the Tears peaks at #15
1979 - "Girls Talk" by Dave Edmunds peaks at #65
1979 - Gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong
1979 - John Huston's "Wine Blood" premieres at New York Film Festival
1979 - "Lonesome Loser" by Little River Band peaks at #6
1979 - Los Angeles Dodger Manny Mota hits record 146th pinch hit
1979 - "Message In A Bottle" by Police peaks at #1 in UK
1979 - Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit Ireland
1979 - "What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'" by Stephanie Mills peaks at #22
1980 - Malcolm McDowell wed Mary Steenburgen
1982 - 1st broadcast of "Cheers" on NBC-TV
1982 - Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules kills 7 in Chicago
1982 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 - 1st time Congress invokes War Powers Act
1983 - "A Chorus Line" 3,389 performance to become longest running Bdwy show
1983 - Airport of Beirut reopens
1983 - Congress authorized President Reagan to keep 1,600 U.S. Marines in Lebanon
1983 - Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0
1984 - "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama peaks at #9
1984 - "Drive" by Cars peaks at #3
1984 - Elizabeth Taylor, undergoing rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic
1984 - "Layin' It On Line" by Jefferson Starship peaks at #66
1984 - "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince and Revolution peaks at #1
1984 - "Pretty Mess" by Vanity peaks at #75
1984 - "Torture" by Jacksons peaks at #17
1984 - "(What) In Name Of Love" by Naked Eyes peaks at #39
1984 - "When You Close Your Eyes" by Night Ranger peaks at #14
1984 - "Yes Or No" by Go-Go's peak at #84
1985 - "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," returns to NBC-TV
1985 - "Amazing Stories," by Steven Spielberg, debuts on NBC-TV
1985 - Deron Cherry, Kansas City vs Seattle, has 4 interceptions!
1985 - Houston quarterback Warren Moon sacked NFL tying record 12 times (by Cowboys)
1985 - "MacGyver," starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV
1986 - "Airwolf," TV Adventure; moves to USA
1986 - Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers)
1986 - "Designing Women," TV Comedy, debuts on CBS
1986 - Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a home run on 1st major league pitch he sees
1986 - Mary Lou Retton retires as a gymnast
1986 - U.S.S.R. releases U.S. journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges
1987 - 8th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1987 - "Didn't We Almost Have It All," by Whitney Houston hits #1
1987 - New York Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year
1987 - "thirtysomething," debuts on ABC-TV
1988 - 26th Space Shuttle mission, Discovery 7 launched
1988 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1988 - Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 200m woman's record (21.34)
1988 - U.N. peacekeeping forces win Nobel Peace prize
1988 - Union Station reopens in Washington D.C.
1989 - Glenn Frey joins Don Henley on-stage (for 1st time since 1981)
1989 - Zsa Zsa Gabor convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills
1990 - Brook Yeaton weds Traci Lords
1990 - "Love and Affection" by Nelson peaks at #1 on pop singles chart
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 - "Street Scene" closes at New York State Theater New York City after 6 performances
1990 - U.S. Secretary of State James Baker meets with Vietnam's foreign minister
1990 - Washington National Cathedral construction is completed after 83 years
1991 - 29th Ryder Cup: U.S. beats Europe, 14 -13 at Ocean Course (SC)
1991 - "My Own Private Idaho" premieres
1991 - Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic
1992 - Atlanta Braves wins 2nd straight NL West title
1992 - Parliament suspends president Fernando Collor
1993 - 27th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill wins
1993 - "Grace Under Fire," starring Brett Butler debuts on ABC-TV
1994 - 1st phase of O. J. Simpson murder trial jury selection ends (304 chosen)
1994 - House votes to end lobbyists buying meals and entertainment for Congress
1994 - Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1995 - Indians break 1902 Pirates record for largest lead over 2nd-place team (KC) (27 games)
1995 - O. J. Simpson trial sent to the jury
1995 - Saleem Elahi scores century on ODI debut, Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka
1995 - U.S. space probe Ulyssus completes 2nd passage behind Sun
1996 - 34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0)
1996 - Alanis Morissette ends her 1st U.S. tour (Houston Texas)
1996 - Baltimore Orioles end season with record 257 home runs
1996 - "Delicate Balance" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City
1996 - Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34
1996 - Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)
1996 - Orioles Brady Anderson is 14th to hit 50 home runs
1996 - San Diego Padres sweep Los Angeles Dodgers in race for NL West title
1996 - Trish Johnson wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Golf Classic
1996 - U.S. wins Federation Cup over Spain
1997 - Jury selection in Terry Nichols Oklahoma bombing trial begins

21st Century

2004 - Yemeni judge sentences two Islamists death for the 2000 attack on the USS Cole, that killed 17 sailors
2005 - John G. Roberts is confirmed as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court


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