September 29 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Michael and All Angels
- Christian
Daylight Saving Time starts
Samoa Clock Change/daylight Saving Time
Boqueron Battle Victory Day
Paraguay National Holiday
Sukkot VI
Israel Observance, Hebrew
World Heart Day
- International
National Coffee Day
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Historical Events on September 29

  • 1789: The first session of the U.S Congress begins.
  • 1829: The Metropolitan Police of London is founded on this day.
  • 1864: On this day during the American Civil War, the Battle of Chaffin’s Farm is waged.
  • 1907: The cornerstone is laid for the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
  • 1918: At the Battle of St. Quentin Canal during World War I, Allied forces break through the Hindenburg Line.
  • 1918: During WWI, Bulgaria signs the Armistice of Salonica with Allied forces.
  • 1941: The Babi Yar Massacre begins in the Ukrainian city of Kiev during World War II by German Einsatzgruppe C.
  • 1954: A convention is signed that establishes the European Organization for Nuclear Research – otherwise known as CERN.
  • 1971: The Arab League gets a new member: Oman.
  • 1975: The world’s first black-owned and operated TV station – WGPR – begins operation on this day.
  • 1988: Following the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, NASA regroups and launches a return to flight mission – the STS 26.
  • 1990: The predecessor to the F-22 Raptor, the YF-22, flies for the first time on this day.

Famous Birthdays on September 29

  • Roman general and politician, Pompey is born in 106 BC.
  • Queen consort of Scots, Margaret of England is born in 1240.
  • Joan of Kent is born in 1328.
  • Spanish novelists, playwright and poet, Miguel de Cervantes is born in 1547.
  • Italian painter Caravaggio is born in 1571.
  • English archbishop Thomas Tenison is born in 1636.
  • Italian-American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Enrico Fermi is born in 1901.
  • American journalist Diana Vreeland is born in 1903.
  • English-American actress Greer Garson is born in 1904.
  • American singer and actor Gene Autry is born in 1907.
  • American actress Virginia Bruce is born in 1910.
  • American singer-songwriter and pianist, Jerry Lee Lewis is born in 1935.
  • American author James Fogle is born in 1936.

Lantern Festival

Purim

Easter

Earth Day

D-Day

Father’s Day