On This Day: September 29th

This is 273rd day of the year and 93 days remain in the year.

in history
King Richard II became the first English monarch to abdicate his throne.
Sir Robert Peel's police force, the "bobbies," began operations at Scotland Yard.
French chemist Louis Pasteur died.
John Paul I died one month after becoming pope.
Seven people died after taking Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide. This led to the use of safety seals on most consumer products.
The space shuttle Discovery was launched, the first American staffed space flight since the Challenger disaster.
Former South Vietnam president Nguyen Van Thieu died.
September 29 Birthdays
Lech Walesa1943—, Polish labor leader.
Bryant GumbelTV newscaster
Enrico Fermiphysicist
Horatio Nelson Nelsonadmiral
Miguel de Cervantesnovelist, dramatist, and poet
Stanley Kramerfilm director
Jerry Lee Lewisrock musician
Gene Autrysinger
Greer Garsonactress

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