About September 29

September 29, 2021 is the 272nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 93 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Libra is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 125 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 29

  • 522 BC
    Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumâta, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire.
  • 1227
    Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, is excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX for his failure to participate in the Crusades.
  • 1567
    At a dinner, the Duke of Alba arrests the Count of Egmont and the Count of Hoorn for treason.
  • 1829
    The Metropolitan Police of London, later also known as the Met, is founded.
  • 1848
    Battle of Pákozd: stalemate between Hungarian and Croatian forces at Pákozd; the first battle of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Battle of Chaffin’s Farm is fought.
  • 1907
    The cornerstone is laid at Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. capital.
  • 1932
    Chaco War: Last day of the Battle of Boquerón between Paraguay and Bolivia.
  • 1938
    Munich Agreement: Germany was given permission from France, Italy, and Great Britain to seize the territory of Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia. The meeting occurred in Munich, and leaders from neither the Soviet Union nor Czechoslovakia attended.
  • 1941
    World War II: Holocaust in Kyiv, Soviet Union: German Einsatzgruppe C begins the Babyn Yar massacre, according to the Einsatzgruppen operational situation report.
  • 1951
    The first live sporting event seen coast-to-coast in the United States, a college football game between Duke and the University of Pittsburgh, is televised on NBC.
  • 1957
    20 MCi (740 petabecquerels) of radioactive material is released in an explosion at the Soviet Mayak nuclear plant at Chelyabinsk.
  • 1960
    Nikita Khrushchev, leader of Soviet Union, disrupts a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with a number of angry outbursts.
  • 1975
    WGPR in Detroit, Michigan, becomes the world’s first black-owned-and-operated television station.
  • 1979
    Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to set foot on Irish soil with his pastoral visit to the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1988
    Space Shuttle: NASA launches STS-26, the return to flight mission, after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
  • 1995
    The United States Navy disbands Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84), nicknamed the “Jolly Rogers”.
  • 2001
    The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication.
  • 2004
    The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.
  • 2008
    Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history.

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