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19401st US merchant ship "Booker T. Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware

1913Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 36th game

19941st phase of OJ Simpson murder trial jury selection ends (304 chosen)

1963Cardinal's celebrate Stan Musial Day in St Louis, for Stan Musial's final game, where he hits his 3,629th & 3,630th HRs

1941Joe Louis TKOs Lou Nova in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1956Yanks Mickey Mantle hits his 52nd HR of season

1920Babe Ruth sets then home run season record at 54

1954"Star is Born" starring Judy Garland & James Mason premieres

1976Jerry Lee Lewis, attempting to shoot soda bottles hits his bass player Norman Owens twice in the chest

1985"Amazing Stories" by Steven Spielberg, debuts on NBC-TV

1968Carl Yastrzemski .3005 avg wins his 2nd straight batting crown

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

1991Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic

1977James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid & overworked

1962JFK authorized use of federal troops to integrate U of Mississippi

1983Congress authorized President Reagan to keep 1,600 US Marines in Lebanon

1996Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34

1957Buddy Holly & Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"

1989Glenn Frey joins Don Henley on-stage (for 1st time since 1981)

1956"I Love Mickey" by Mickey Mantle & Teresa Brewer peaks at #87

1952Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance

1990"Millie's Book" written by 1st Lady Barbara Bush for president's dog is a best-selling non-fiction book

1987"Didn't We Almost Have It All," by Whitney Houston hits #1

1961Bob Dylan's 1st recording session-backup harmonica for Caroline Hester

1996Alanis Morissette ends her 1st US tour (Houston Texas)

61 BCPompey the Great celebrates his third triumph for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday.

1992Magic Johnson announces return to play basketball (he doesn't)

1968Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

1984Elizabeth Taylor undergoes rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic

1916John D Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire.

1927Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games

1979"Different Worlds" by Maureen McGovern peaks at #18

1995OJ Simpson trial sent to the jury

1963"Judy Garland Show" debuts on CBS-TV

1979Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit Ireland

1954"Barefoot Contessa" starring Ava Gardner premieres at the Capitol

1954Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive

1986Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers)

September 29th Historical Events
Date Event
522
Darius I of Persia kills Magian usurper Gaumâta, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire. 
480
Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I. 
61
Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday. 
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219
Batavian soldiers consecrate altar on Hercules Magusanus Rome 
235
St Pontianus ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
440
Pope Leo I the Great, installed 
855
Benedict III begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
1227
Pope Gregory IX excommunicate German emperor Frederik II 
1349
People of Krems Austria accuse Jews of poisoning wells 
1364
Battle of Auray, English forces defeat French in Brittany 
1521
Turkish troops occupy Belgrade 
1564
Robert Dudley becomes Earl of Leicester 
1567
War of Religion breaks out in France - Huguenots try to kidnap king Charles IX 
1567
At a dinner, the Duke of Alba arrests the Count of Egmont and the Count of Hoorn for treason. 
1608
Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists 
1650
2nd Fronde-uprising ends 
1650
Henry Robinson opens 1st marriage bureau (England) 
1678
France & Brandenburg signs peace treaty 
1785
Chasidic sect is excommunicated in Kraków Poland 
1789
1st congress adjourns 
1789
US War Dept established a regular army 
1793
Tennis is 1st mentioned in an English sporting magazine 
1815
King Willem I forms Dutch Order of the Lion 
1829
British Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel establishes London's Metropolitan Police - hence the nicknames "bobbies" and "peelers". 
1848
Battle of Pákozd: Hungarian forces defeat Croats at Pákozd; the first battle of the War of Independence. 
1849
1st passenger train service to Peekskill NY (New Haven Railroad) 
1853
Emigrant ship "Annie Jane" sinks off Scotland, drowning 348 
1859
Great auroral display in US 
1863
Opera "Pescatori di Perle" is produced (Paris) 
1864
Battle of Battle of Chaffin's Farm & New Market Heights VA 
1872
"3 Fingers" Mackenzie destroys Kwahadi-Commanche village 
1872
Kiowa-chief Lone Wolf captures Satanta & Big Tree 
1875
US-Spanish relations decline in wake of Cuban rebellion 
1879
NL owners meeting in Buffalo adopt reserve clause, giving each team exclusive rights to their players 
1880
1st pro baseball game at Polo Grounds, NY Metropolitans beat Washington Nationals 4-2 in 5 innings 
1885
The first practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England. 
1892
1st night football game played (Mansfield, Penn) 
1898
French troops reach Guinea & Sudan, Samori caught 
1902
Impresario David Belasco opens his 1st Broadway theater 
1904
1st monument honoring Spanish American War erected (Monroeville Ohio) 
1906
US intervenes in Cuba ousts dictator Estrada Palma 
1907
Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral 
1908
Calgary Rugby Football Union forms 
1911
Gun magazine of French battleship Liberte explode 
1911
Italy declares war on Turkey, starting the Italo-Turkish War 
1911
Yanks steal 15 bases & get 13 walks, beating Browns 16-12; with a major-league record 6 stolen bases in 1 inning 
1911
Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire. 
1912
French/British troops lands on Samoa 
1913
Sam S Shubert Theater opens at 225 W 44th St NYC 
1913
Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 36th game 
1913
The Treaty of Constantinople between Turkey and Bulgaria restores peace; the Turks recover Adrianople and Maritza River line 
1914
Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, clinch NL pennant 
1915
1st transcontinental radio telephone message is sent 
1915
British army conquerors Chilly al Imara, Mesopotamia 
1915
Dutch Opera's 1st performance 
1915
Herbert/Blossoms musical "Princess Pat" premieres in NYC 
1915
Hurricane claims 275 in Mississippi Delta 
1915
Philadelphia Phillies clinch their 1st pennant 
1916
John D Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire. 
1918
Allied forces scored a decisive breakthrough of Hindenburg Line 
1920
Babe Ruth sets then home run season record at 54 
1920
Belgium annexes Eupen/Malmö dy 
1920
Joseph Horne Company in Pittsburgh sells radios for $10 
1921
Pirates drop doubleheader to Cards to allow idle Giants to clinch NL 
1922
Benito Mussolini ask Vatican for support of fascist party program 
1923
6th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Pelham CC Pelham NY 
1923
Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park opens to public 
1924
Santo Domingo joins League of Nations 
1924
Senators clinch pennant, finishing 2 games in front of Yankees 
1925
French Gen of Morocco, marshal Lyautey, is dismissed 
1925
Greek republican constitution enforced 
1927
Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games 
1927
Telephone service begins between US & Mexico 
1927
Tornado strikes St Louis Missouri, 85 die 
1928
Cardinals win NL pennant with a 3-1 win at Boston 
1928
Yanks (17) Tigers (28) set 9 inning hit record (45)-Tigers win 19-10 
1930
1st Canadian football game played under lights, Hamilton-UBC 
1930
Boquerón battle ends Paraguay border dispute 
1930
Lowell Thomas made debuts on CBS Radio replacing Floyd Gibbons 
1930
NYC College offers 1st course in radio advertising 
1932
"Bill of Divorcement" premieres at the Mayfair 
1933
Little King, Cartoon Character, by Von Beuren, debut 
1935
5th Ryder Cup: US wins, 9-3 at Ridgewood Country Club (Ridgewood, New Jersey, US) 
1936
Radio used for 1st time for a presidential campaign 
1937
Frans Slaats bicycles world record time (45,563 km) 
1938
1st archival course is offered at Columbia University in NYC 
1940
"Double or Nothing", a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net 
1940
"Strike Up the Band" opens 
1940
1st US merchant ship "Booker T. Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware 
1941
Joe Louis TKOs Lou Nova in 6 for heavyweight boxing title 
1941
Million jam downtown Brooklyn to cheer NL champ Dodgers in a parade 
1941
Nazi mass murder at Babi Jar, Soviet Union 
1942
32°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept 
1942
French Government in exile of De Gaulle cancels agreement of Munich 
1943
1st Silbertanne-murder by German occupiers in Meppel 
1943
Eisenhower & Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice 
1943
German riots at Amsterdam Jews 
1943
Zjadovs 5th Gardeleger/Managarovs 53rd Army reconquer Kremenchug 
1944
Browns last in AL attendance, only 6,172 watch them sweep Yanks in DH 
1944
Soviet troops invade Yugoslavia 
1945
Cubs clinch NL pennant 
1946
"Adventures of Sam Spade" debuts on CBS Radio 
1946
1st time NL pennant ends in a tie (Cards & Dodgers) 
1946
Al Couture knockouts Ralph Walton in Lewiston Maine in 10 secs 
1946
Los Angeles (previously Cleveland) Rams play 1st NFL game in LA 
1946
NPS, Nationale Party Suriname, forms 
1947
Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY 
1947
Former Yank manager Joe McCarthy signs to manage Red Sox 
1947
Record World Series crowd of 73,365 at Yankee Stadium ($325,828) 
1948
Laurence Olivier's "Hamlet" opens at Park Avenue Cinema 
1948
WBAP (now KXAS) TV channel 5 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (NBC) begins 
1948
WSB TV channel 2 in Atlanta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1949
"Front Page" debuts on CBS-TV 
1949
"Inside USA With Chevrolet" debuts on CBS-TV 
1949
Elia Kazan's "Pinky" starring Ethel Waters opens at Rivoli 
1950
"Tin Pan Alley TV" last airs on ABC-TV 
1950
Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories 
1950
Yanks clinch 2nd consecutive pennant under Casey Stengel 
1951
1st color telecast of football game on network, Phila (CBS) 
1951
Emile Zatopek runs world record 20,000 m & 10 mile 
1951
S B Nicholson discovers 12th satellite of Jupiter 
1952
"Lights Out" last airs on NBC-TV 
1952
Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance 
1953
"Buick-Berle Show" debuts on NBC-TV 
1953
"Make Room for Daddy" starring Danny Thomas, premieres on ABC-TV 
1953
1st department store to sell insurance is Carson Pirie Scott in Chicago, Illinois 
1953
Balt Mayor D'Alesandro buys Veeck's interest in Browns for $2,475,000 
1953
Milton Berle Show premieres 
1953
US government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China 
1954
"Barefoot Contessa" starring Ava Gardner premieres at the Capitol 
1954
"Masquerade Party" TV game Show; moves to ABC 
1954
"Star is Born" starring Judy Garland & James Mason premieres 
1954
Bennekom soccer team forms in Bennekom 
1954
KALB TV channel 5 in Alexandria, LA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting 
1954
Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive 
1955
"Sergeant Preston" debuts on CBS 
1955
Ali Sastroamidjojo's PNI wins elections in Indonesia 
1955
Arthur Millers "View From The Bridge" premieres in NYC 
1956
"I Love Mickey" by Mickey Mantle & Teresa Brewer peaks at #87 
1956
"Oh! Susanna" debuts on CBS-TV 
1956
Yanks Mickey Mantle hits his 52nd HR of season 
1957
"DuPont Show of the Month" debuts on CBS-TV 
1957
"Paul Winchell Show" debuts on ABC-TV 
1957
300 die as express train hits stalled train (Montgomery W Pakistan) 
1957
Buddy Holly & Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away" 
1957
NY Giants play & lose their last game at Polo Grounds (9-1 to Pitts) 
1957
Passenger train & oil train crash in Gambar West Pakistan, 300 die 
1958
"Studio One" TV Anthology Drama last airs on CBS-TV 
1958
"Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran peaks at #8 
1958
"Texan" debuts on CBS-TV 
1958
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1959
"Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis" debuts on CBS-TV 
1959
"Philip Marlowe" debuts on ABC-TV 
1959
Dodgers win game 2 of playoff, 6-5, & take NL pennant 
1959
Little Anthony & the Imperials record "Shimmy Shimmy Koko Bop" 
1959
Sultan of Brunei promulgates a constitution 
1960
"Johnny Ringo" TV Western Drama; last airs on CBS-TV 
1960
"My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV 
1960
"Outlaws" TV Western Drama; debuts on NBC-TV 
1960
"Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ricky Valance peaks at #1 in UK 
1960
"lrma La Douce" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 527 performances 
1961
"Detectives" TV Crime Drama; moves to NBC-TV 
1961
Bob Dylan's 1st recording session-backup harmonica for Caroline Hester 
1961
Mamum Kuzbari becomes premier of Syria 
1962
"Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric & His Piano peaks at #7 
1962
"Green Onions" by Booker T & MG's peaks at #3 
1962
"My Fair Lady" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 2,715 perfs 
1962
"Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show" debuts on ABC-TV 
1962
"You Can't Judge A Book By Cover" by Bo Diddley peaks at #48 
1962
Algerian government of Ben Bella forms 
1962
Indians & Angels set AL record of 40 strikeouts in a doubleheader 
1962
JFK authorized use of federal troops to integrate U of Mississippi 
1962
Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on US Delta rocket) 
1962
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1963
"Judy Garland Show" debuts on CBS-TV 
1963
"My Favorite Martian" starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV 
1963
2nd session of Ecumenical council, `Vatican II,' opens in Rome 
1963
Cardinal's celebrate Stan Musial Day in St Louis, for Stan Musial's final game, where he hits his 3,629th & 3,630th HRs 
1963
Houston Colt .45 John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only game 
1963
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational 
1963
Pope Paul opens 2nd sitting of 2nd Vatican council 
1963
Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros) 
1964
Greece & Bulgaria close boundaries 
1965
Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4" 
1965
St L Cards Charlie Johnson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Cleve (49-13) 
1965
WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1965
Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher's interference in one game & 6 times in one season 
1966
Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana 
1966
Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season 
1966
The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced. 
1967
-Oct 29] Rome: 1st bishop synod 
1967
Gladys Knight & Pips releases "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" 
1967
Intl Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system 
1967
Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead & plays the Straightater 
1968
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational 
1968
Carl Yastrzemski .3005 avg wins his 2nd straight batting crown 
1968
Chuck Latourette, sets NFL record 47.7 yd punt return avg (3 punts) 
1969
"Bright Promise" TV Daytime Soap; debuts on NBC-TV 
1969
"Letters To Laugh-In" debuts on NBC-TV 
1969
"Love American Style" premieres on ABC-TV 
1969
"Name Droppers" debuts on NBC-TV 
1969
"Sale Of Century" debuts on NBC-TV 
1969
7th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 7-6 
1969
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
1969
Jackie DeShannon gets Gold Record for "Put Little Love in Your Heart" 
1969
Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th HR of season 
1969
Steve O'Neal of NY Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver 
1970
"NET Festival" last aired 
1971
"McMillan & Wife" debuts on NBC-TV 
1971
Cyclone & tidal wave off Bay of Bengal kills as many as 10,000 
1971
Orbiting Solar Observatory VII launched 
1971
Ron Hunt is hit by a pitch for record 50th time in a season 
1971
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1972
Japan & People's Republic of China begin diplomatic relations 
1973
"Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" by Looking Glass peaks at #33 
1973
"We're An American Band" by Grand Funk peaks at #1 
1973
Balt Orioles pull their 5th triple play (5-4-3 vs Detroit) 
1973
Insurance ind announces auto racers get into more highway accidents 
1973
Soyuz 12 returns to Earth 
1974
4th NYC Women's Marathon won by Katherine Switzer in 3:07:29 
1974
5th NYC Marathon won by Norbert Sander in 2:26:30 
1974
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic 
1975
"Three For Money" debuts on NBC-TV 
1975
Jackie Wilson, slips into an irreversible coma; he dies in 1984 
1975
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1975
WGPR-TV Detroit, 1st Black-owned station in US, began broadcasting 
1975
Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush becomes American television's first African-American weathercaster. 
1976
"Alice" debuts on CBS-TV 
1976
2nd Chamber recognizes Dutch Liberals/social democratic abortion law 
1976
Boy George expelled from school 
1976
SF Giant John Montefusco no-hits Atlanta Braves, 9-0 
1976
Syria drives Palestinian guerrillas out of Lebanon 
1976
Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Dodger manager 
1976
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1976
Jerry Lee Lewis, attempting to shoot soda bottles hits his bass player Norman Owens twice in the chest 
1977
"Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" by Meco hits #1 
1977
Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship 
1977
James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid & overworked 
1977
Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
1977
Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini" premieres in Amsterdam 
1977
Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit 
1978
"Flying High," debuts on CBS 
1978
"For Richer, For Poorer," TV Daytime Soap; last airs on NBC-TV 
1979
"Ain't That A Shame" by Cheap Trick peaks at #35 
1979
"Bad Case Of Loving You" by Robert Palmer peaks at #14 
1979
"Boom Boom (Out Go Lights)" by Pat Travers peaks at #56 
1979
"Born To Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez peaks at #16 
1979
"Cruel To Be Kind" by Nick Lowe peaks at #12 
1979
"Different Worlds" by Maureen McGovern peaks at #18 
1979
"Driver's Seat" by Sniff 'n' the Tears peaks at #15 
1979
"Girls Talk" by Dave Edmunds peaks at #65 
1979
"Lonesome Loser" by Little River Band peaks at #6 
1979
"Message In A Bottle" by Police peaks at #1 in UK 
1979
"What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'" by Stephanie Mills peaks at #22 
1979
Astros' J R Richard strikes out NL season righty record of 313 
1979
Gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong 
1979
John Huston's "Wine Blood" premieres at NY Film Festival 
1979
LA Dodger Manny Mota hits record 146th pinch hit 
1979
Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit Ireland 
1980
Malcolm McDowell wed Mary Steenburgen 
1982
1st broadcast of "Cheers" on NBC-TV 
1982
Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules kills 7 in Chicago 
1982
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1983
"A Chorus Line" 3,389 performance to become longest running Bdwy show 
1983
1st time Congress invokes War Powers Act 
1983
Airport of Beirut reopens 
1983
Congress authorized President Reagan to keep 1,600 US Marines in Lebanon 
1983
Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0 
1984
"(What) In Name Of Love" by Naked Eyes peaks at #39 
1984
"Cruel Summer" by Bananarama peaks at #9 
1984
"Drive" by Cars peaks at #3 
1984
"Layin' It On Line" by Jefferson Starship peaks at #66 
1984
"Let's Go Crazy" by Prince & Revolution peaks at #1 
1984
"Pretty Mess" by Vanity peaks at #75 
1984
"Torture" by Jacksons peaks at #17 
1984
"When You Close Your Eyes" by Night Ranger peaks at #14 
1984
"Yes Or No" by Go-Go's peak at #84 
1984
Elizabeth Taylor undergoes rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic 
1985
"Alfred Hitchcock Presents," returns to NBC-TV 
1985
"Amazing Stories" by Steven Spielberg, debuts on NBC-TV 
1985
"MacGyver" starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV 
1985
1st of 5 cyanide-laced Tylenol victims dies 
1985
Deron Cherry, Kansas City vs Seattle, has 4 interceptions! 
1985
Houston QB Warren Moon sacked NFL tying record 12 times (by Cowboys) 
1986
"Airwolf" TV Adventure; moves to USA 
1986
"Designing Women" TV Comedy, debuts on CBS 
1986
Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers) 
1986
Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a HR on 1st major league pitch he sees 
1986
Mary Lou Retton retires as a gymnast 
1986
USSR releases US journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges 
1987
"Didn't We Almost Have It All," by Whitney Houston hits #1 
1987
"thirtysomething" debuts on ABC-TV 
1987
8th Emmy Sports Award presentation 
1987
NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year 
1988
26th Space Shuttle mission, Discovery 7 launched 
1988
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
1988
Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 200m woman's record (21.34) 
1988
UN peacekeeping forces win Nobel Peace prize 
1988
Union Station reopens in Wash DC 
1989
Glenn Frey joins Don Henley on-stage (for 1st time since 1981) 
1989
Zsa Zsa Gabor convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills 
1990
"Love & Affection" by Nelson peaks at #1 on pop singles chart 
1990
"Street Scene" closes at NY State Theater NYC after 6 perfs 
1990
Reds are 1st NL team to clinch title, staying in 1st place all year 
1990
US Sect of State James Baker meets with Vietnam's foreign minister 
1990
Washington National Cathedral construction is completed after 83 years 
1990
"Millie's Book" written by 1st Lady Barbara Bush for president's dog is a best-selling non-fiction book 
1990
The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time. 
1991
"My Own Private Idaho" premieres 
1991
29th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 14½-13½ at Ocean Course (South Carolina, US) 
1991
Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic 
1992
Atlanta Braves wins 2nd straight NL West title 
1992
Magic Johnson announces return to play basketball (he doesn't) 
1992
Parliament suspends president Fernando Collor 
1993
"Grace Under Fire" starring Brett Butler debuts on ABC-TV 
1993
27th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill wins 
1994
1st phase of OJ Simpson murder trial jury selection ends (304 chosen) 
1994
House votes to end lobbyists buying meals & entertainment for Congress 
1994
Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 
1995
Indians break 1902 Pirates record for largest lead over 2nd-place team (KC) (27½ games) 
1995
OJ Simpson trial sent to the jury 
1995
Saleem Elahi scores century on ODI debut, Pakistan v Sri Lanka 
1995
US space probe Ulyssus completes 2nd passage behind Sun 
1996
"Delicate Balance" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC 
1996
34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0) 
1996
Alanis Morissette ends her 1st US tour (Houston Texas) 
1996
Balt Orioles end season with record 257 HRs 
1996
Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34 
1996
Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan) 
1996
Orioles Brady Anderson is 14th to hit 50 HRs 
1996
SD Padres sweep LA Dodgers in race for NL West title 
1996
Trish Johnson wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Golf Classic 
1996
US wins Federation Cup over Spain 
1997
Jury selection in Terry Nichols Oklahoma bombing trial begins 
2001
The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication. 
2003
Hurricane Juan makes landfall in Nova Scotia. 
2004
The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth. 
2004
The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry SpaceShipOne performed a successful spaceflight, the first of two needed to win the prize. 
2005
Chicago White Sox clinch their first division title since 2000 and become just the 10th team in the history of baseball to be in first place on every day of the season 
2005
Amnesty referendum in Algeria. 
2006
US Representative Mark Foley resigns after allegations of inappropriate emails to house pages were introduced. 
2007
Calder Hall, the world's first commercial nuclear power station, the magnox reactor and Calder hall was 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
42 people are killed by Boko Harem in a college attack in Gujba, Nigeria 
2013
16 people are killed by a Syrian Army air strike that hit a secondary school in Raqqa, Syria 
2014
Ashraf Ghani becomes President of Afghanistan 
2016
Protests continue over police-involved shooting of unarmed black man in El Cajon, Calif. 
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