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This was 272nd day of the year and 93 days remained in the year.


September 29 Birthdays

Lech Walesa
1943—, Polish labor leader.

Miguel de Cervantes
novelist, dramatist, and poet (1547)

Horatio Nelson Nelson
admiral (1758)

Enrico Fermi
physicist (1901)

Greer Garson
actress (1904)

Gene Autry
singer (1907)

Stanley Kramer
film director (1913)

Jerry Lee Lewis
rock musician (1935)

Bryant Gumbel
TV newscaster (1948)

September 29 in History

1399

King Richard II became the first English monarch to abdicate his throne.

1829

Sir Robert Peel's police force, the "bobbies," began operations at Scotland Yard.

1895

French chemist Louis Pasteur died.

1978

John Paul I died one month after becoming pope.

1982

Seven people died after taking Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide. This led to the use of safety seals on most consumer products.

1988

The space shuttle Discovery was launched, the first American staffed space flight since the Challenger disaster.

2001

Former South Vietnam president Nguyen Van Thieu died.

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