September 29 events in history

1227 Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, is excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX for his failure to participate in the Crusades
1364 Battle of Auray: English forces defeat the French in Brittany; end of the Breton War of Succession
1567 At a dinner, the Duke of Alba arrests the Count of Egmont and the Count of Hoorn for treason
1650 Henry Robinson opens his Office of Addresses and Encounters in Threadneedle Street, London
1717 An earthquake strikes Antigua Guatemala, destroying much of the city's architecture and making authorities consider moving the capital to a different city
1789 The United States Department of War first establishes a regular army with a strength of several hundred men
1789 The 1st United States Congress adjourns
1829 The Metropolitan Police of London, later also known as the Met, is founded
1848 Battle of Pákozd: Stalemate between Hungarian and Croatian forces at Pákozd; the first battle of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848
1850 The Roman Catholic hierarchy is re-established in England and Wales by Pope Pius IX
1864 American Civil War: The Battle of Chaffin's Farm is fought
1885 The first practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England
1907 The cornerstone is laid at Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. capital
1911 Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire
1918 World War I, Battle of St. Quentin Canal: The Hindenburg Line is broken by Allied forces. Bulgaria signs an armistice
1923 The British Mandate for Palestine takes effect, creating Mandatory Palestine
1932 Chaco War: Last day of the Battle of Boquerón between Paraguay and Bolivia
1938 Munich Agreement: Germany is given permission from France, Italy, and Great Britain to seize the territory of Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia. The meeting takes place in Munich, and leaders from neither the Soviet Union nor Czechoslovakia attend
1940 Two Avro Ansons of No. 2 Service Flying Training School RAAF collide in mid-air over Brocklesby, New South Wales, Australia, remain locked together after colliding, and then land safely
1941 World War II: Holocaust in Kiev, Soviet Union: German Einsatzgruppe C begins the Babi Yar massacre, according to the Einsatzgruppen operational situation report
1949 The Communist Party of China writes the Common Programme for the future People's Republic of China
1951 The first live sporting event seen coast-to-coast in the United States, a college football game between Duke and the University of Pittsburgh, is televised on NBC
1954 The convention establishing CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is signed
1957 Twenty MCi (740 petabecquerels) of radioactive material is released in an explosion at the Soviet Mayak nuclear plant at Chelyabinsk
1960 Nikita Khrushchev, leader of Soviet Union, disrupts a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with a number of angry outbursts
1962 Alouette 1, the first Canadian satellite, is launched
1963 The second period of the Second Vatican Council opens
1964 The Argentine comic strip Mafalda is published for the first time
1966 The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced
1971 Oman joins the Arab League
1972 China–Japan relations: Japan establishes diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China after breaking official ties with the Republic of China
1975 WGPR in Detroit, Michigan, becomes the world's first black-owned-and-operated television station
1979 Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to visit Ireland
1982 The Chicago Tylenol murders begin when the first of seven individuals dies in metropolitan Chicago
1988 Space Shuttle: NASA launches STS-26, the return to flight mission, after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
1990 Construction of the Washington National Cathedral is completed
1990 The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time
1991 Military coup in Haiti (1991 Haitian coup d'état)
1992 Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello is impeached
1995 The United States Navy disbands Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84), nicknamed the "Jolly Rogers"
2004 The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth
2004 The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry SpaceShipOne performs a successful spaceflight, the first of two required to win the prize
2006 Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 collides in mid-air with an Embraer Legacy business jet near Peixoto de Azevedo, Mato Grosso, Brazil, killing 154 total people, and triggering a Brazilian aviation crisis
2007 Calder Hall, the world's first commercial nuclear power station, is demolished in a controlled explosion
2008 Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history
2009 An 8.0 magnitude earthquake near the Samoan Islands causes a tsunami
2013 Over 42 people are killed by members of Boko Haram at the College of Agriculture in Gujba, Nigeria