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29 Sept, 1986 - Space Shuttle Discovery
: The Space Shuttle Discovery, lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral to launch a communications satellite. This is the first manned space mission since the space shuttle Challenger disaster two and a half years ago.
29 Sept, 1923 - U.S.A. Tornadoes
1923 : A Series of Tornado's in Iowa and Nebraska have taken the lives of 20 people with damage to property estimated in the the millions, in addition major cloud bursts caused a number of creeks to flood and becoming raging torrents destroying everything in their path.
29 Sept, 1936 - China Will Defeat Japan
1936 : Following the invasion by Japanese marines of Shanghai earlier this week China has stated they are preparing for war and will not rest until the Japanese have been forced from our country.
29 Sept, 1946 - U.S.A. Meat Shortage
1946 : As an ever increasing number of butchers and customers face bare butchers shelves, questions are being asked if Abattoirs should be forced to release more meat to the market as it is thought many are hoarding the meat in the hope of prices increasing dramatically.
29 Sept, 1956 - Nicaragua President Samoza
: The strong arm leader in Nicaragua President Samoza was assassinated early today by gunmen who shot him down.
29 Sept, 1960 - United Nations Nikita Khrushchev
1960 : Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev disrupts meeting of the United Nations General Assembly demanding UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold be replaced over the way UN forces have intervened in the recent trouble in former Belgian Congo.
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29 Sept, 1962 - Take Home Pay $94.87 A Week
: A new report by the department of Labor Statistics shows that the average weekly take home pay of a factory worker with three dependents is now $94.87.
29 Sept, 1970 - Mediterranean US 6th Fleet
1970 : The US 6th fleet with two aircraft carriers, is being dogged by the potent soviet Mediterranean squadron as both are on high alert after hijackings earlier this week, at least one Soviet vessel is in sight of the Saratoga and the Independence carriers at all times.
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29 Sept, 1977 - Red Army Terrorist Demands
September 29th, 1977 : The Japanese government has agreed to the Red Army terrorist demands of $6,000,000 plus the release of 9 terrorists for the release of the 146 persons held hostage by the Red Army Terrorists from an airliner hijacked and now held in Bangladesh. The terrorists had said if the demands were not met they would kill the hostages one by one starting with the Americans.
29 Sept, 1982 - Tylenol Capsule Laced with Cyanide
1982 : A young girl who is sick in Illinois takes an extra strength Tylenol capsule that had been laced with Cyanide poison and died later that day, she was one of seven people who took the Cyanide injected Tylenol Capsules and died. The crime of who laced the Tylenol was never solved and inspired other copy cat similar crimes. The one good thing to have come from this was the introduction of tamper proof packaging.
29 Sept, 1986 - U.S.A. Tax Reforms
September 29th, 1986 : In a rare occurrence the Democrats and Republicans set aside their political differences to introduce sweeping tax reform legislation.
29 Sept, 1997 - Turkey No Swearing
1997 : A number of American servicemen have been falling foul of the law in Turkey which does not allow the use of profanity in public places and were arrested for shouting profanities during an argument with locals at a local bar, the local prosecutor did allow them off with a warning.
29 Sept, 1997 - UK Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease
September 29th, 1997 : British scientists have confirmed the link between Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (vCJD) in humans and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) found in cows.
29 Sept, 2003 - Russia International Climate Conference
2003 : As the International Climate Conference gets under way in Moscow many are wondering if one of the most important steps for curbing global warming (Kyoto Protocol) is in danger of collapsing. The protocol is designed to measure current greenhouse emissions relative to a 1990
baseline which suits some countries including Russia and other Former Soviet bloc countries. Two conditions were required for the Protocol to come into force:
1. At least 55 countries must ratify (Yes)
2. Must be ratified by countries whose combined greenhouse gas production accounts for at least 55% of emissions from industrialized nations. (Failed)
US Has not ratified who are the largest emitter of combined greenhouse gas production and Australia has not ratified. Many poorer countries were hoping America would ratify which would allow them to sell "emissions credits." Now even Russia who were hoping to sell some of those emission credits has announced they may not sign and if they do not and America continues to refuse to ratify, the Kyoto treaty may well die and with it any immediate future for global measures to effect climate change.
29 Sept, 2006 - School Principle Shot By Student
September 29th, 2006 : A fifteen year old student Eric Hainstock shot and killed his principal on this day. The shooting took place in Cazenovia, Wisconsin. The principal John Klang tried to stop the student and wrestled him to the ground but was shot in the confrontation.
29 Sept, 2007 - Cuban Defectors Pan-American Games
2007 : Michel Fernandez Garcia and Rafael Capote, two Cuban defectors, are granted asylum by Brazil after the Pan-American games. The move comes after Brazil deports two other Cuban athletes who asked for asylum during the games.
29 Sept, 2009 - Samoa and American Samoa Tsunami
September 29th, 2009 : A tsunami with waves measured 14 meters (46 ft) at their highest on the Samoan coast triggered by An 8.1-magnitude earthquake near the Samoan Islands destroys communities, beach villages and harbors in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga leaving nearly 200 deaths.
29 Sept, 2011 - Kyrgyzstan Parliament Votes to Ban Gambling
2011 : Kyrgyzstan's parliament has voted to ban gambling in the country. The ban faced no opposition in the parliament and would close all casinos in the country in an effort to curb a widespread gambling problem that many believe the country faces.
29 Sept, 2012 - Youngest Guantanamo Bay Prisoner Leaves
September 29th, 2012 : Omar Khadr, the youngest prisoner to be held at Guantanamo Bay, was released to his home country of Canada after been in detention since 2002
. Khadr was only fifteen years old when he was first detained in Afghanistan and would serve the rest of his sentence in Canada.
29 Sept, 2013 - Greece Winter Olympics Flame Lit
2013 : The Olympic flame was lit ahead of the 2014 Winter Games to be held in Sochi, Russia (from February 7th
to February 23rd
, 2014). The flame would make its way around Russia and the world. Much of the publicity surrounding the games has been overshadowed by Russian politics and recent legislation that has been deemed anti-gay.
Born This Day In History 29th September
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29th September 1941
Shoreham, Kent, England
Died: 1st January 1995
Winson Green Prison, England
Known For :
Fred West was a serial killer who together with his wife tortured, raped and murdered at least 12 young women, between 1973 and 1979
. He was arrested in 1994
and while on remand awaiting trial hung himself in his cell at Winson Green.
Jerry Lee Lewis
29th September 1935
Ferriday, Louisiana, U.S.
Known For :
American rock and roll singer and songwriter, who joined the elite group in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His number 1 hits included Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On and Great Balls of Fire.