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29 September

440 – Rome – Leo I became Pope. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Leo_I

855 – Rome – Benedict III became Pope. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Benedict_III

1227 – Holy Roman Empire – Frederick II excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_II,_Holy_Roman_Emperor

1364 – France – Battle of Auray (Breton War of Succession). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Auray

1717 – Guatemala – Earthquake measuring 7.4Mw, epicentre near Antigua. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1717_Guatemala_earthquake

1829 – UK – Metropolitan Police founded in London. http://content.met.police.uk/Site/history

1848 – Hungary – Battle of Pákozd (Hungarian Revolution). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_P%C3%A1kozd

1864 – USA – Battle of Chaffin’s Farm & New Market Heights began (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/new-market-heights/new-market-heights-maps/battle-of-chaffins-farm.html

1885 – UK – First practical public electric tramway opened in Blackpool. http://www.blackpooltransport.com/about-us/timeline


1907 – USA – Cornerstone of Washington National Cathedral laid. https://youtu.be/9hZxQC-g-4g https://cathedral.org/history/timeline/

1911 – Ottoman Empire – Italo-Turkish War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italo-Turkish_War

1918 – France – Battle of St. Quentin Canal began (WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_St._Quentin_Canal


1919 – USA – Omaha Race Riot ended. https://youtu.be/2OytIIur3Ck WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omaha_race_riot_of_1919

1932 – Gran Chaco – Battle of Boquerón ended (Chaco War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Boquer%C3%B3n_(1932)


1941 – Ukraine – Babi Yar Massacre began (WWII). https://youtu.be/zB7S5l-y-Qg WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babi_Yar

1941 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Stettin & Hamburg (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1941 – Greece – Drama Uprising ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drama_uprising

1942 – USA – Second Lookout Air Raid (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lookout_Air_Raids

1943 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Caddo Gap, AR, 3 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430929-1

1943 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Alliance AAB, NE, 2 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430929-2

1949 – USA – USAF plane crashed near McCleary, WA, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490929-1

1951 – South Korea – USAF plane crashed near Maedong, 7 killed (Korean War). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510929-1

1954 – Brazil – FAB plane crashed at Belém, PA, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540929-1

1955 – Canada – Associated Airways plane crashed near Beaverlodge, SK, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19550929-0


1957 – USSR – Explosion at Mayak nuclear plant, Chelyabinsk. https://youtu.be/P301zvmcydg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyshtym_disaster


1962 – Canada/USA – Satellite Alouette 1 launched. https://youtu.be/LXtDXtHe10E http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/09/28/nasa-once-thought-canadas-famed-alouette-1-satellite-was-too-ambitious-space-engineer/

1975 – USA – WPGR, Detroit, Michigan, became first African American owned and operated television station. http://www.blackpast.org/aah/wgpr-tv-1975-1995


1979 – Republic of Ireland – Pope John Paul II visited. https://youtu.be/ryLwmb-15dc http://www.irishtimes.com/pope-john-paul-ii-s-irish-visit-1.1454069  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_Paul_II%27s_visit_to_Ireland

1988 – USA – Space Shuttle STS-26 (Discovery) launched. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-26.html


1990 – USA – Washington National Cathedral completed. https://youtu.be/9hZxQC-g-4g https://cathedral.org/history/timeline/


2006 – Brazil – Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 mid air collition near Peixoto Azevedo, MT, 154 killed. https://youtu.be/fD5vYfCsGkY WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20060929-0


2007 – UK – Calder Hall Cooling Towers demolished. https://youtu.be/5jWUMw9xXXw http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/7010263.stm

2008 – New Zealand – Earthquake measuring 7Mw, epicentre in Kermadec Islands.

2009 – Samoa Islands – Earthquake measuring 8.1Mw, followed by tsunami, 189 killed. http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami2009Samoa.html

2013 – Nigeria – Gujba College Massacre, 44 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-24322683

York

1687 – John Moore, a native Moor, granted Freedom of the City. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/blackhistory/early_times/settlers.htm