About September 29

September 29, 2024 is the 273rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 93 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 122 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 29

  • 480 BC
    Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I.
  • 1364
    Battle of Auray: English forces defeat the French in Brittany; end of the Breton War of Succession.
  • 1650
    Henry Robinson opens his Office of Addresses and Encounters in Threadneedle Street, London.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    World War I, Battle of St. Quentin Canal: The Hindenburg Line is broken by Allied forces. Bulgaria signs an armistice.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    World War II: U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice aboard the Royal Navy battleship HMS Nelson off Malta.
  • 1949
    The Communist Party of China writes the Common Programme for the future People’s Republic of China.
  • 1957
    20 MCi (740 petabecquerels) of radioactive material is released in an explosion at the Soviet Mayak nuclear plant at Chelyabinsk.
  • 1964
    The Argentine comic strip Mafalda is published for the first time.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello resigns.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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