September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). There are 93 days remaining.
61 BC - Pompey, the Great celebrates his third triumph for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars
855 - Pope Benedict III becomes Pope
1364 - Battle of Auray - English forces defeat French at Brittany
1789 - United States War Department first establishes regular army with strength of several hundred men.
1789 - First United States Congress adjourns
1829 - London's reorganized police force goes on duty. Later became known as Scotland Yard.
1864 - Battle of New Market Heights
1902 - Impresario David Belasco's first Broadway theater opens.
1918 - Hindenburg Line is broken by Allied forces during World War I
1938 - Britain and France, Nazi Germany and Italy sign the Munich Agreement allowing Germany to occupy the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
1939 - Poland is divided between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union
1941 - Babi Yar massacre begins
1943 - United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice aboard the British ship Nelson off the shore of Malta.
1944 - Soviet forces invade Yugoslavia
1963 - Opening of second period of Second Vatican Council
1988 - NASA resumes space shuttle flights, grounded after the Challenger disaster
2004 - the asteroid 4179 Toutatis is projected to pass within 4 lunar distances of Earth.
106 BC - Pompey the Great, Roman statesman and general
1328 - Joan of Kent
1547 - Miguel de Cervantes, author († 1616)
1725 - Robert Clive, general and statesman († 1774)
1758 - Lord Horatio Nelson, British admiral († 1805)
1901 - Enrico Fermi, Italian physicist († 1954)
1901 - Lanza del Vasto, philosopher, poet and non-violent activist († 1981)
1904 - Greer Garson, British actress († 1996)
1907 - Gene Autry, actor, singer, businessman († 1998)
1908 - Eddie Tolan, American athlete
1912 - Michelangelo Antonioni, film director
1913 - Trevor Howard, actor († 1988)
1913 - Stanley Kramer, film director
1931 - Anita Ekberg, actress
1935 - Jerry Lee Lewis, American musician
1938 - Wim Kok, Dutch politician and former prime minster
1939 - Larry Linville, actor († 2000)
1941 - Edmund Stoiber, German politician
1942 - Madeline Kahn, actress († 1999)
1943 - Lech Walesa, Polish trade union activist and politician
1948 - Bryant Gumbel, television personality
1956 - Sebastian Coe, track and field champion
1961 - Rebecca DeMornay, actress
1964 - Tom Sizemore, actor
1964 - Les Claypool, bassist of Primus
1966 - Jill Whelan, actress
1967 - Craig Bowie, musician/composer, computer scientist
48 BC - Pompey, the Great, Roman General, assassinated.
235 - Saint Pontianus, Pope
855 - Lothair, King of Lotharingia
1804 - Michael Hillegas, first Treasurer of the United States
1902 - Emile Zola, important writer
1902 - William Topaz McGonagall, Irish poet
1908 - Machado de Assis, Brazilian writer
1913 - Rudolf Diesel, automobile pioneer
1913 - Trevor Howard, actor
1967 - Carson McCullers, author
1970 - Edward Everett Horton, actor
1975 - Casey Stengel, American baseball player and coach
1988 - Charles Addams, cartoonist
1997 - Roy Lichtenstein, artist
1998 - Tom Bradley, former mayor of Los Angeles, California
2001 - Nguyen Van Thieu, President of South Vietnam
Michaelmas - Christian feast of St. Michael the Archangel
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