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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, 409,752 hours 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

  • 480 BC
    Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I.
  • 1717
    An earthquake strikes Antigua Guatemala, destroying much of the city’s architecture and making authorities consider moving the capital to a different city.
  • 1949
    The Communist Party of China writes the Common Programme for the future People’s Republic of China.
  • 1975
    WGPR in Detroit, Michigan, becomes the world’s first black-owned-and-operated television station.
  • 1991
    Military coup in Haiti (1991 Haitian coup d'état).

Who were born on September 29?

  • 1915
    Brenda Marshall, American film actress (d. 1992)
  • 1941
    Fred West, British serial killer (d. 1995)
  • 1953
    Warren Cromartie, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Oscar Sevilla, Spanish cyclist
  • 1988
    Justin Nozuka, American/Canadian singer-songwriter

Who died on September 29?

  • 1833
    King Ferdinand VII of Spain (b. 1784)
  • 1952
    John Cobb, British racing driver (b. 1899)
  • 1987
    Henry Ford II, president of Ford Motor Company (b. 1917)
  • 1998
    Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1917)
  • 2001
    Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, President of South Vietnam (b. 1923)

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