29 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Tintoretto, 1518
  • Miguel de Cervantes, 1547
  • Clive of India (Robert), 1725
  • Horatio, Lord Nelson, 1758
  • Enrico Fermi, 1901
  • Gene Autry, 1907
  • Greer Garson, 1908
  • Michaelangelo Antonioni, 1912
  • Trevor Howard, 1913
  • Stanley Kramer, 1913
  • Lizabeth Scott, 1922
  • Anita Ekberg, 1931
  • Jerry Lee Lewis, 1933
  • Silvio Berlusconi, 1936
  • Madeline Kahn, 1942
  • Jean-Luc Ponty, 1942
  • Lech Walesa, 1943
  • Bryant Gumbel, 1948

Died On This Day:

  • King Ferdinand VII Spain, 1833
  • Émile Zola, 1902
  • Winslow Homer, 1910
  • Rudolf Diesel, 1913
  • Carson McCullers, 1967
  • Edward Everett Horton , 1970
  • Casey Stengel, 1975
  • Pope John Paul I, 1978
  • Henry Ford II, 1987
  • Charles Addams, 1988
  • Roy Lichtenstein, 1997
  • Tony Curtis, 2010

Today's Events:

  • 1399 - Richard II deposed by cousin King Henry IV (Henry Bolingbroke).
  • 1789 - U.S. Army created by order of George Washington. 1,000 troops go on duty.
  • 1793 - Sporting Magazine in England first mentions new outdoor game- 'field tennis.'
  • 1829 - First police dept. formed in London-Scotland Yard; first 'bobbies,' named for Robert Peel, hit streets.
  • 1833 - Queen Isabella II succeeds King Ferdinand VII in Spain.
  • 1927 - Telephone service between U.S. and Mexico inaugurated.
  • 1941 - Nazis slaughter 33,771 Jews in two days, in the massacre at Babi Yar near Kiev. WWII
  • 1950 - First automatic telephone answering machine tested by Bell Labs.
  • 1955 - Arthur Miller's 'A View from the Bridge' opens at Coronet Theatre, N.Y.
  • 1957 - NY Giants play last football game at Polo Grounds losing 9-1 to Pittsburgh Pirates. Giants move to San Francisco next year.
  • 1961 - Bob Dylan signed to CBS recording contract by legendary Columbia Records exec. John Hammond.
  • 1976 - Armand Hammer acquires 'Juno' by Rembrandt for record $3.25 million.
  • 1979 - One third of the population of Ireland gather in Dublin to attend Papal mass by Pope John Paul II - 1.25 million people.
  • 1988 - Stacy Marie Allison becomes first U.S. woman to scale Mt. Everest.
  • 2008 - Economic rescue plan defeated in US by House of Representatives; Dow Jones plummets 778 points, largest market drop in US history - 7%; Depression begins?

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Michael the Archangel
  • Rhipsime and Gaiana
  • Cyriacus the Recluse

Holiday:

  • Michaelmas Day

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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