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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, 24,585,120 minutes 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

  • 522 BC
    Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumâta, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire.
  • 1848
    Battle of Pákozd: stalemate between Hungarian and Croatian forces at Pákozd; the first battle of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.
  • 1885
    The first practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England.
  • 1988
    Space Shuttle: NASA launches STS-26, the return to flight mission, after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
  • 2001
    The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication.

Who were born on September 29?

  • 1321
    John of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (d. 1387)
  • 1915
    Brenda Marshall, American film actress (d. 1992)
  • 1942
    Madeline Kahn, American actress (d. 1999)
  • 1952
    Gabor Csupo, Hungarian-born animator
  • 1973
    Scout Niblett, British singer/songwriter

Who died on September 29?

  • 1642
    William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby (b. 1561)
  • 1952
    John Cobb, British racing driver (b. 1899)
  • 1989
    Georges Ulmer, French composer, lyricist and singer (b. 1919)
  • 2002
    Edmund Trebus, English compulsive hoarder (b. 1918)
  • 2010
    Greg Giraldo, American comedian (b.1965)

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