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

  • 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.
  • 1717
    An earthquake strikes Antigua Guatemala, destroying much of the city’s architecture and making authorities consider moving the capital to a different city.
  • 1789
    The United States Department of War first establishes a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.
  • 1848
    Battle of Pákozd: stalemate between Hungarian and Croatian forces at Pákozd; the first battle of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.
  • 1850
    The Roman Catholic hierarchy is re-established in England and Wales by Pope Pius IX.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Battle of Chaffin’s Farm is fought.
  • 1885
    The first practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England.
  • 1918
    World War I, Battle of St. Quentin Canal: The Hindenburg Line is broken by Allied forces. Bulgaria signs an armistice.
  • 1941
    World War II: Holocaust in Kyiv, Soviet Union: German Einsatzgruppe C begins the Babyn Yar massacre, according to the Einsatzgruppen operational situation report.
  • 1954
    The convention establishing CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is signed.
  • 1957
    20 MCi (740 petabecquerels) of radioactive material is released in an explosion at the Soviet Mayak nuclear plant at Chelyabinsk.
  • 1962
    Alouette 1, the first Canadian satellite, is launched.
  • 1979
    Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to set foot on Irish soil with his pastoral visit to the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1982
    The 1982 Chicago Tylenol murders begin when the first of seven individuals dies in metropolitan Chicago.
  • 1990
    Construction of the Washington National Cathedral is completed.
  • 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.
  • 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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