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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1850
    The Roman Catholic hierarchy is re-established in England and Wales by Pope Pius IX.
  • 1911
    Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1941
    World War II: Holocaust in Kyiv, Soviet Union: German Einsatzgruppe C begins the Babyn Yar massacre, according to the Einsatzgruppen operational situation report.
  • 1949
    The Communist Party of China writes the Common Programme for the future People’s Republic of China.
  • 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.
  • 1954
    The convention establishing CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is signed.
  • 1963
    The second period of the Second Vatican Council opens.
  • 1972
    Sino-Japanese relations: Japan establishes diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China after breaking official ties with the Republic of China.
  • 1975
    WGPR in Detroit, Michigan, becomes the world’s first black-owned-and-operated television station.
  • 1990
    Construction of the Washington National Cathedral is completed.
  • 1990
    The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.
  • 1995
    The United States Navy disbands Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84), nicknamed the “Jolly Rogers”.
  • 2004
    The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry SpaceShipOne performs a successful spaceflight, the first of two required to win the prize.
  • 2004
    The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.
  • 2007
    Calder Hall, the world’s first commercial nuclear power station, is demolished in a controlled explosion.
  • 2009
    An 8.0 magnitude earthquake near the Samoan Islands causes a tsunami.

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