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What are the important events that happened on September 29? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 29: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 29 is the 273rd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 93 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 16, 2016 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,475,107,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaheptacontatrigon’ day.

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Libra is the zodiac 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 121 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,378 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 29 Historical Events

  • 1227
    Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, is excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX for his failure to participate in the Crusades.
  • 1717
    An earthquake strikes Antigua Guatemala, destroying much of the city’s architecture and making authorities consider moving the capital to a different city.
  • 1963
    The second period of the Second Vatican Council opens.
  • 1990
    Construction of the Washington National Cathedral is completed.
  • 1992
    Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello resigns.

Who were born on September 29?

  • 1321
    John of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (d. 1387)
  • 1808
    Henry Bennett, American politician (d. 1868)
  • 1864
    Miguel de Unamuno, Spanish writer and philosopher (d. 1936)
  • 1897
    Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (d. 1980)
  • 1976
    Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian footballer

Who died on September 29?

  • 1560
    King Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1496)
  • 1804
    Michael Hillegas, first Treasurer of the United States (b. 1728)
  • 1925
    Léon Bourgeois, French statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1851)
  • 1989
    August “Gussie” Anheuser Busch, Jr., American brewing magnate (b. 1899)
  • 2010
    Tony Curtis, American Actor (b. 1925)

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