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Today in History September 29
Today in History September 29

Some events from the History

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1197   Emperor Henry VI dies in Messina, Sicily.
1399   Richard II of England is deposed. His cousin, Henry of Lancaster, declares himself king under the name Henry IV.
1493   Christopher Columbus leaves Cadiz, Spain, on his second voyage to the new world.
1513   Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean.
1789   Congress votes to create a U.S. army.
1833   A civil war breaks out in Spain between Carlists, who believe Don Carlos deserves the throne, and supporters of Queen Isabella.
1850   Mormon leader Brigham Young is named the first governor of the Utah Territory.
1864   Union troops capture the Confederate Fort Harrison, outside Petersburg, Virginia.
1879   Dissatisfied Ute Indians kill Agent Nathan Meeker and nine others in the "Meeker Massacre."
1932   A five-day work week is established for General Motors workers.
1939   Germany and the Soviet Union reach an agreement on the division of Poland.
1941   30,000 Jews are gunned down in Kiev when Heinrich Himmler sends four strike squads to exterminate Soviet Jewish civilians and other "undesirables."
1943   Adolf Hitler's book Mein Kampf is published in the United States.
1950   Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev repeatedly disrupts a UN General Assembly meeting with his violent outbursts over intervention in the Belgian Congo, US U2 spy planes, and arms control.
1960   General Douglas MacArthur officially returns Seoul, South Korea, to President Syngman Rhee.
1962   Canada launches its first satellite, Alouette 1.
1962   The popular Argentinian comic strip Mafalda beings publication, in the weekly Primera Plana; focusing on a six-year-old girl (Mafalda) and her friends, it has been called the Argentinian Peanuts.
1966   Chevrolet introduces the Camaro, which will become an iconic car.
1971   Oman joins the Arab League.
1979   John Paul II becomes the first pope ever to visit Ireland.
1990   The YF-22, later named F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.
1992   Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello impeached for corruptions; he was the youngest president in the nation's history, taking office at age 40 in 1990.
2008   Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 777.68 points in the wake of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual bankruptcies, the largest single-day point loss in Wall Street history.
2009   An 8.1 earthquake causes a tidal wave that claims 189 lives in Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga.

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