About September 29

September 29, 2020 is the 273rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 93 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 136 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.
  • 1567
    At a dinner, the Duke of Alba arrests the Count of Egmont and the Count of Hoorn for treason.
  • 1650
    Henry Robinson opens his Office of Addresses and Encounters in Threadneedle Street, London.
  • 1789
    The 1st United States Congress adjourns.
  • 1789
    The United States Department of War first establishes a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.
  • 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.
  • 1907
    The cornerstone is laid at Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. capital.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.
  • 1971
    Oman joins the Arab League.
  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • 2006
    Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 collides in mid-air with an Embraer Legacy business jet near Peixoto de Azevedo, Mato Grosso, Brazil, killing 154 total people, and triggering a Brazilian aviation crisis.
  • 2007
    Calder Hall, the world’s first commercial nuclear power station, is demolished in a controlled explosion.
  • 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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