September is the ninth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, September was the seventh month of the year. It became the ninth month when January and February were added to the calendar.
September was originally September mensis, the seventh month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 30 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 153 BCE to honour Julius Caesar.
According to Gregory calendar, the day number is 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. September 29 has its own special significance in India and world history.
In modern times, September has 30 days. September starts on the same day of the week as December every year.
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Here you will find some important events that happened today in India and world History on September 29. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 29 September:
- 1650: The first marriage bureau started in England.
- 1774: The publication of The Soros of Young Werther brought 24-year-old Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to international fame.
- 1808: a dispute between Swedish and Russian troops was declared in Finland; It ended on 19 October.
- 1829: The Metropolitan Police of Greater London, originally established at Great Scotland Yard, Westminster.
- 1836: Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry established.
- 1885: The world’s first passenger electric tram ‘Way Blackpool’ started in England.
- 1911: Italy declares war against the Ottoman Empire (Turkey).
- 1913: Rudolph Diesel, who revolutionized industries and transport by giving diesel engines to the world, died mysteriously.
- 1913: signed the Treaty of Constantinople in Istanbul between the Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Bulgaria.
- 1918: During World War I, Bulgaria laid down arms before the combined forces of France and Britain. In the First World War, this country was a component of Germany Austria Hungry and Osmani rule.
- 1923: The British mandate for Palestine came into effect, officially creating Palestine (to include a Jewish homeland) under British administration, and Transjordan as a separate emirate under Abdullah I.
- 1927: Telephone service started between the US and Mexico.
- 1932: Famous Indian comedian and producer-director Mahmood was born.
- 1940: Two Avro Ansons of the No. 2 Service Flying Training School RAAF collide in the mid-air of Brocklesby, New South Wales, Australia, stay together after colliding, and land safely.
- 1941: Holocaust-German Nazis suffered from the Babin Yar massacre in Kiev, Ukraine by their allies, killing more than 30,000 Jewish civilians in two days and thousands more in the months that followed.
- 1954: Twelve countries sign a conference establishing the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), which manages the world’s largest particle physics laboratory.
- 1957: 74 to 1850 peaks of radioactive material are released in an explosion at the Soviet nuclear reprocessing plant Mayak.
- 1959: India’s Aarti Shah swims to become the first Asian woman to cross the English Channel.
- 1962: Alouette 1, Canada’s first satellite, and the first satellite manufactured by a country other than the Soviet Union or the United States was launched.
- 1963: The University of East Anglia is established in the city of Norwich, England.
- 1963: The University of East Anglia was established in Norwich, England, the establishment of such a university in the city dates back to the early 19th century.
- 1970: Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasir died.
- 1971: A cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal killed about 10 thousand people.
- 1977: The Soviet Union placed the space station Salyut 6 into the Earth’s orbit.
- 1978: Pope John Paul I died under mysterious circumstances. He was elected pope only 33 days ago.
- 1986: Spacecraft lifts Discovery from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral in an attempt to launch a communications satellite. It is the first manned space mission since the spacecraft Challenger disaster two and a half years ago.
- 1992: Free elections were held for the first time in Angola, a country in the southern part of the African continent.
- 2005: John Roberts becomes the 17th Chief Justice of the United States.
- 2006: World’s first female space tourist Anusheh Ansari, a US citizen of Iranian descent returned to Earth safely.
- 2006: HiRISE camera on Mars reconnaissance orbiter takes its first low-orbit. It has managed to obtain high-resolution images of Mars.
- 2006: Gol Transportes Aresos Flight 1907 Peizotto de Azvedo, Mato Grosso, collides with an Embraer Legacy business jet in mid-air near Brazil, killing 154 people, and causing a Brazilian aviation crisis.
- 2007: Iran counters US claims about its own armed forces, declaring the US military and CIA a ‘terrorist organization’.
- 2008: The Brazilian government is named the worst illegal logger of the Amazon rainforest.
- 2009: An 8.3 magnitude earthquake strikes the Sumo Islands, causing a tsunami. The tsunami later killed at least 20 in the nation of Samoa and another 14 in American Samoa.
- 2010: Germany pays its final re-evaluation of World War I.
- 2011: The People’s Republic of China successfully launched the Tiangong 1 space laboratory. It is the country’s first space station module, from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center located in Gansu Province.
- 2012: The United States accuses the United States of ‘double standards: the liberation of Mujahideen-e-Khalik as a terrorist organization.
- 2013: Rajkot, Gujarat, India experiences heavy rains causing damage of over Rs 100 crore.
- 2014: eBay Inc. announced that it will split its PayPal unit into a separate company. This increases the possibility of buying PayPal by mobile payment operators like Google.