What happened this day in history September 29

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

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 16, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,688,960 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 136 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 2,839 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 29 Historical Events

  • 61 BC
    Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday.
  • 480 BC
    Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I.
  • 1567
    At a dinner, the Duke of Alba arrests the Count of Egmont and the Count of Hoorn for treason.
  • 1850
    The Roman Catholic hierarchy is re-established in England and Wales by Pope Pius IX.
  • 1907
    The cornerstone is laid at Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. capital.
  • 1911
    Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1963
    The second period of the Second Vatican Council opens.
  • 1975
    WGPR in Detroit, Michigan, becomes the world’s first black-owned-and-operated television station.
  • 1982
    The 1982 Chicago Tylenol murders begin when the first of seven individuals dies in metropolitan Chicago.
  • 1995
    The United States Navy disbands Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84), nicknamed the “Jolly Rogers”.

Who were born on September 29?

  • 1766
    Charlotte, Princess Royal, German queen (d. 1828)
  • 1876
    Charlie Llewellyn, South African cricketer, Wisden COY 1911 (d. 1964)
  • 1939
    Tommy Boyce, American songwriter (d. 1994)
  • 1948
    Mark Farner, American guitarist (Grand Funk)
  • 1957
    Mark Nicholas, English cricketer and sports presenter
  • 1960
    David Sammartino, American professional wrestler
  • 1970
    Natasha Gregson Wagner, American actress
  • 1973
    Athanasios Michalopoulos, Greek volleyball player
  • 1977
    Jake Westbrook, American baseball player
  • 1986
    Benoît Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player

Who died on September 29?

  • 1642
    René Goupil, French Catholic missionary, one of Canadian Martyrs (b. 1608)
  • 1804
    Michael Hillegas, first Treasurer of the United States (b. 1728)
  • 1925
    Léon Bourgeois, French statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1851)
  • 1973
    W. H. Auden, English poet (b. 1907)
  • 1975
    Casey Stengel, baseball player and manager (b. 1890)
  • 1982
    Monty Stratton, baseball player (b. 1912)
  • 2006
    Khalique Ibrahim Khalique, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet and critic (b. 1926)
  • 2006
    Michael A. Monsoor, a United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor (b. 1981)
  • 2009
    Pavel Popovich, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1930)
  • 2009
    Sperantza Vrana, Greek actress (b. 1926 or 1932)

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